George Washington Piggott (1808 - 1882)

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Birthplace: New York City, New York, New York
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, U S A
Occupation: Chair and Cabinet Maker
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About George Washington Piggott

George and his family were pioneers that traveled to Utah with the

Cyrus H. Wheelock Company (1853)

Departure: 1-3 June 1853

           Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 6-16 October 1853  
           Company Information:  About 400 individuals and 52 wagons were in the                       company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Keokuk, Iowa. This company included a California company. They crossed the Missouri River on July 11. 
   George traveled with Jesse W. Crosby company to Kanesville, then with Cyrus H. Wheelock company.

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Piggott, George Washington, a veteran Elder of the Eighth Ward, Salt Lake City, Utah, was born Jan. 19, 1808, in New York City, New York, the son of George Piggott and Sarah Hull. He was baptized in March, 1850, by Eddison Whipple. In 1832 (Oct. 23rd) he married Catherine Allen Howland, who became the mother of five children, namely, Augusta H., Abby, Ann, Charles A., William H., and Rowena A. Charles A. died in Massachusetts when sixteen months old and Rowena died June 7, 1853, while on the journey to Utah. [p693] William H. died March 9, 1913 in Randolph, Rich County, Utah. In 1853 Bro. Piggott and his family emigrated to Utah, crossing the plains in Jesse W. Crosby's company as far as Kanesville, Iowa, and from there to the Valley in Cyrus H. Wheelock's train. He also took charge of a family of six by the name of Hill, and for his services should have received a team of oxen; but when they entered the Valley, some one of the Hill family stole the oxen, so that Bro. Piggott received nothing for his labors. He settled on Sixth South Street, between Second and Third East Streets, having purchased two middle lots. Here he lived until his death, which occurred July 19, 1882. Bro. Piggott followed the trade of painter and piano polisher. His wife was a descendant of Henry Howland who came to America in the early part of the fifteenth century.

Footnote: Andrew Poulsen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 2, p. 692.

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George Piggott's Timeline

1808
January 19, 1808
New York City, New York, New York
1832
1832
- present
Age 23
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
1833
October 23, 1833
Age 25
New Bedford, Bristol, MA
1834
May 14, 1834
Age 26
New Bedford, Bristle, Massachusetts, U S A
1836
November 17, 1836
Age 28
New York City, New York
1839
May 9, 1839
Age 31
New Bedford, Bristol, MA
1841
July 15, 1841
Age 33
New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
1848
October 29, 1848
Age 40
New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA

Detail text:
Pigot, Rowena d. George W., laborer (b. New York), and Catherine A. Howland of N. B. , Oct 29, 1848 N. B.

Bibliography: New Bedford Vital Records to 1850, Vol I. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1932.

1858
September 22, 1858
Age 50
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Catherine petitioned for a divorce September 16, 1858 because George accused her of infidelity as well as "threatened her in various ways". He made her feel miserable and just could not live in peace with him any longer. She was granted the divorce on September 22, 1858.

Supposedly George and Catherine remarried September 3, 1859, but I have not found proof of this other than they lived together 1860-1880.

1882
July 19, 1882
Age 74
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, U S A