Monday, May 16, 2011

Solomon Jones Wiginton - Itasca Cemetery

Solomon Jones Wiginton was born December 23, 1845, and census records indicate either Mississippi (Itawamba) or Alabama (Marion) as his place of birth.  His parents were James Wiginton and Ursula Ballard who are both buried at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery near Tremont.  Thus, here is yet another Itawamba-Itasca connection.

Wiginton is also found spelled as Wigginton. 

Solomon's first wife was Elizabeth Jane Robinson, daughter of David Matthew Robinson and Annise Kennedy.   David was probably the brother of my GGG grandfather John E. Robinson.  Annise was the daughter of Josiah Kennedy and Eugenia Trippet (maybe Triplett?).   After Elizabeth's death in 1889, Solomon moved with his children to Hill County, Texas where he later remarried and where he died in 1921.    Pictured above are the grave markers for Solomon and his second wife, Mary Taylor.

Elizabeth Jane Robinson Wiginton is buried at Shottsville Methodist Church Cemetery, and her tombstone can be viewed at Find-a-Grave.

Another Robinson-Wiginton marriage was between Solomon's brother, Isaac Riley Wiginton, and Easter Ann Robinson, daughter of John E. Robinson and Rachael Reed Emerson, my GGG grandparents. Isaac and Easter moved from Itawamba County to Hill County, Texas where they are found in the 1900 and 1910 censuses.  Easter, a Scots-Irish pronunciation of Esther, became ill and wanted to "come home" one last time.  Supposedly, she died on the train coming back to Itawamba County.  You can read more about Isaac and Easter at this  Itawamba Connections post from 2009.

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