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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLES S. WIGGINTON, a prominent farmer and stock grower of Carroll County, was born in Trimble County, Ky., May 24, 1834, and is the fourth of a family of eight children born to Mason and Martha (Spilman) Wigginton. Mason Wigginton, a native of Kentucky, was born in 1800 and died in 1854. Charles S. Wigginton received his education at the common schools of Trimble County, and by his hard work and economy now owns 240 acres of fine land lying on the Little Kentucky River, all of which is well improved. He married Miss Maria Heath, daughter of William and Nancy (Bolan) Heath, of Kentucky. Three children have blessed this union: William M., Charles S. and Cornelia B. Mrs. Maria Wigginton died January 1, 1882, and in 1885 Mr. Wigginton married Miss Sarah J. Driscal, daughter of Jesse and Jincy Driscal. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Wigginton is a Royal Arch Mason, and a member of the F. & A. M. Politically he is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in the Carroll County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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