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Nicknames: "Benjamin Pickett"
Birthplace: Susquehanna Hundred, Cecil County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died in Snow Camp, Orange County (present Alamance County), North Carolina, United States
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About Benjamin Piggott

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A122594

From "Martha's Extended Family" family tree page on Benjamin Piggott:

http://martisgenes.info/p362.htm#i4550

Benjamin Piggott[1],[2],[3]

M, b. 29 November 1732, d. 26 April 1818

Father* John Piggott b. s 1683, d. 29 Mar 1738

Mother* Margery Brown b. c 1691, d. 24 Feb 1738

Birth* Benjamin was born on 29 November 1732 in Cecil County, Maryland.[4],[5],[6] He was the son of John Piggott and Margery Brown.

Marriage* He married Mary Hadley on 7 November 1757 in Orange County, North Carolina.[4],[5],[7]

 

Death* Benjamin died on 26 April 1818 in Orange County, North Carolina, at age 85.[4],[5],[6]

Burial* He was buried in April 1818 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.[5]

Family Mary Hadley b. 31 Mar 1739, d. 31 Oct 1810

Children

◦Patience Piggott+ b. 25 Jan 1758

◦Elizabeth Piggott+ b. 24 Apr 1760

◦Margery Piggott+ b. 2 Sep 1762, d. c 1800

◦Joshua Piggott+ b. 21 Feb 1765, d. c 1834

◦Mary Piggott+ b. 9 Apr 1767, d. 17 Feb 1820

◦John Piggott+ b. 6 Feb 1770, d. b 1850

◦Hannah Piggott+ b. 9 Jul 1774, d. 25 Oct 1812

◦Ruth Piggott b. 25 May 1777, d. 10 Jan 1859

◦Benjamin Piggott+ b. 10 Jul 1780, d. 22 Aug 1851

Citations:

1.[S186] Eleanor M. Davis, Davis: A Quaker Family, Charles Davies, the Immigrant, to Pennsylvania about 1725, from there to North Carolina, His Wife, Hannah Matson, and Their Descendants, p. 925.

2.[S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, p. 362.

3.[S187] Warren E Pickett, John Piggott Sr. (1680 ?- 1738) of Susquehannah Hundred in Cecil County MD. Together with some account of the Browne and Clayton families from whom his wife Margarey Brown Piggott descended, p. 5.

4.[S186] Eleanor M. Davis, Davis: A Quaker Family, Charles Davies, the Immigrant, to Pennsylvania about 1725, from there to North Carolina, His Wife, Hannah Matson, and Their Descendants.

5.[S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.

6.[S187] Warren E Pickett, John Piggott Sr. (1680 ?- 1738) of Susquehannah Hundred in Cecil County MD. Together with some account of the Browne and Clayton families from whom his wife Margarey Brown Piggott descended.

7.[S1084] World Family Tree Volume 59, tree 941.

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From Pickett Family History:

http://mysite.verizon.net/wkkoerber/Pickett/Pickett.html

Benjamin (b. November 29, 1732 O.S. [December 10, 1732 N.S.] Cecil County, Maryland-April 26, 1818 Orange County, North Carolina) married Mary Hadley (March 30, 1739 O.S. [April 10, 1730 N.S.] Newcastle County, Pennsylvania-October 31, 1810 Orange County, North Carolina) in 1757.

He relocated to Cane Creek Meeting from East Nottingham Monthly Meeting on October 5, 1754. The certificate was dated August 17, 1754.

His will was written on August 8, 1813, proved in May 1818, and recorded in will book D, folio 529. In it, he mentions his children Joshua, John, Patience Cox ($1), Elizabeth Wheeler ($1), Mary Keggs ($1), Ruth Horniday($), and Benjamin; sons-in-law Jeremiah Cox($) and Charles Davis($); and grandchildren Benjamin son of Joshua, Benjamin son of John, and Hannah and Mary daughters of Benjamin. Benjamin and Mary are buried in Cane Creek Meeting, Snow Camp, North Carolina. Mary was the daughter of Joshua and Patience Hadley and was mentioned in his will dated September 20, 1760 and proved in November 1760.[11] [12] [13] [14]

References:

[11] Hinshaw. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume I

[12] Shields. Abstracts of Wills Orange County, North Carolina 1752-1850

[13] Chiarito. Alamance County, North Carolina 1850 Census

[14] Healton. A Hadley Genealogy, Volume I

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From Bill Putnam's information on the Piggott family:

http://www.billputman.com/THE%20PATTERSON%20FAMILY.htm

Benjamin Piggott was born on November 29, 1732. He went to the Cane Creek Meeting in North Carolina on August 17, 1754. He then married Mary Hadley there in 1757. He died April 26, 1818.

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According to the Cemetery Census for Alamance County North Carolina Cemeteries, Cane Creek Friends Meeting:

http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/alam/cem043.htm

Benjamin and some of his family members are listed as being buried there:

809. Piggott, Benjamin (b. - d. 26 Apr 1818)

age 85y 6m 28d, husband of Mary (extracted from records)

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Given that Benjamin Piggott's grave has been positively identified in the Cane Creek Friends Cemetery, the following burial information is apparently incorrect:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41684801

Birth: Sep. 29, 1732

Cecil County

Maryland, USA

Death: Apr. 26, 1818

Orange County

North Carolina, USA

Family links:

Children:

1. Patience Piggott Cox (1758 - 1806)*

Burial:

Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Hillsborough

Orange County

North Carolina, USA


Created by: TAnna

Record added: Sep 07, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 41684801

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Benjamin Pickett came from the state of Pennsylvania whe single and married Mary Hadley and located himself 4 milesnorth of Cane Creek meeting house of Friends on a small creek called Rock Creek in Orange Co. North Carolina. Benjamin owned good and was energetic man in business and accumulated considerable, in his time, by farming and cooper trade, but his loss was great in having much of his personal property taken from him by soldiers in the time of the Revolutionary War.

As a description of him, he was not as high as a common man, middling heavy set, round shoulders with fair skin and yellow hair, and affible in his manner, easy to be approached by strangers, in conversation rather of a jokey disposition and of a mild temper, a servicable man.

Benjamin and Mary were members of the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting and are buried in the Cane Creek Cemetery near the church.

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Benjamin Piggott's Timeline

1732
September 29, 1732
Susquehanna Hundred, Cecil County, Province of Maryland
1754
August 17, 1754
Age 21
Snow Camp, Orange County, NC, USA

Benjamin Piggott relocated from the East Nottingham Monthly Meeting in Cecil County, Maryland, to the Cane Creek Friends Meeting near Snow Camp, Orange County (present Alamance County), North Carolina. (The Monthly Meeting was the first in central North Carolina's "Quaker Belt", and had formed only three years earlier.) His certificate of membership at Cane Creek is dated this date.

October 5, 1754
Age 22
Snow Camp, Orange County (present Alamance County, NC, USA
1757
November 7, 1757
Age 25
Snow Camp, Orange County (Present Alamance County), Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
1758
1758
Age 25
Orange County, Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
1760
April 24, 1760
Age 27
Orange County (Present Alamance County), Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
1762
September 2, 1762
Age 29
Orange County, Province of North Carolina
1765
February 21, 1765
Age 32
Snow Camp, Orange County, Province of North Carolina
1767
April 9, 1767
Age 34
Orange County (Present Alamance County), Province of North Carolina)
1770
February 6, 1770
Age 37
Orange County, Province of North Carolina