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George Washington Piggott

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, New York
Death: July 19, 1882 (74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, U S A
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Piggot and Sarah Hull
Husband of Catherine Allen Piggott
Father of Augusta Hull (Piggott) Wellman; William Henry Piggott; Charles Allen Piggott; Abbie Ann Piggott and Rowena Allen Piggott
Brother of Elizabeth A. Piggott; Samuel Piggot; Phebe Hull Handley; Charles Piggott; Augusta Piggott and 2 others

Occupation: Chair and Cabinet Maker
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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.


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 Washington Piggott's Timeline

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

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.

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