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Sarah Whigham[1]

Female 1814 - 1897  (83 years)

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  • Name Sarah Whigham  [2
    Born 5 Apr 1814  Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Aug 1897  Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I105498  My Genealogy

    Father James Whigham,   b. 1785,   d. 1863  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Susan McMortland 
    Family ID F56434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Mcneilly Gibson,   b. 10 Jan 1810, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1897, Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1834  Delhi, Delaware Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
     1. Isabella Gibson,   b. 8 Nov 1835,   d. 26 May 1862  (Age 26 years)
     2. James Richard Gibson,   b. 26 Jul 1837,   d. 4 Jul 1856  (Age 18 years)
     3. Susan Morland Gibson,   b. 16 Dec 1839,   d. 26 Sep 1920  (Age 80 years)
     4. William Andrew Gibson,   b. 4 Dec 1841
     5. Mary Elizabeth Gibson,   b. 12 Jan 1844,   d. 5 Jan 1921  (Age 76 years)
     6. Sarah Jane Gibson,   b. 2 Apr 1846,   d. 15 Jan 1921, Fremont Center, Sullivan Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Dorothy Gibson,   b. 1 Apr 1848,   d. 28 Aug 1930  (Age 82 years)
     8. Joseph Thomas Gibson,   b. 24 Jun 1850,   d. 24 Feb 1926  (Age 75 years)
     9. John W. Gibson,   b. 7 Jul 1852
     10. Martha Frances Gibson,   b. 5 Mar 1854,   d. 11 Jul 1897  (Age 43 years)
     11. James Richard Gibson,   b. 28 Oct 1856,   d. 10 Feb 1909  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • At the Delaware Co., web site the 1870 census for Kortright shows:

      Whigham John 29 WM
      Whigham Anna 22 WF
      Whigham James 27 WM
      Whigham Isabella 26 WF

      The 1880 census for Kortright shows:
      WHIGHAM Richard WM 63
      WHIGHAM Martha P. WF 63
      Could these be siblings of Sarah?

      The 1900 census for Davenport shows:

      Whigham, H.F. July 1842 NY 57 M Boarder Family no. 225
      living with the family of John C. and Mary White.

      Delaware Co. Cemeteries no longer in use: Coventar Cemetery, Rt #12/across from Turnpike Rd
      WHIGHAM, Martha Wilson ? ? Wife of Richard
      WHIGHAM, Richard 79y October 19, 1848

      At Genforum:
      It is possible that your Amelia (1819) is the daughter of Gideon Wickham. Gideon, the son of John Wickham and Thankful Briggs died in Harpersfield I think around 1809. I do not have the information with me now, so apologize for the uncertainty. He did leave a will however.

      From: (William Stranney)
      Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 00:02:58 +0100
      Subject: [Scotch-Irish] Whigamstown

      A couple of weeks ago someone was enquiring about the townland of "Whigamstown" in Bright, Co Down. Well, I have lived in Bright all my life and I had'nt a clue where it was. I assumed it was an old and obsolete name which would be difficult to find. However, I happened to put a laminated copy of the following map:

      Discoverer Series - Strangford Lough 1:50000 Sheet 21 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland)

      on my "study" wall yesterday. Then I looked at it to see all the familiar names and places. There, right in the middle of this area I thought I knew so well, was the word "Whigamstown". I've never heard my family use the name, but it is there all the same. It can be found in Ordnance Survey Sheet 45 (that's the traditional OS sheets). In Griffiths Valuation of 1863 it had 17 properties listed. The names are; Fitsimons(1 mention), Lavery(1), Starkey(3), Stewart(4), Hynes(1), Lowey(1), Ross(1), Denvir(1), McIlheron(1), Hanna(1), Ennis(2). The
      immediate lessor (agent or landlord) for 13 of the 17 properties was Aubrey De Vere Beauclerk. The family names mentioned in the Tithe Applotment of 1833 for this townland are very similar if not exactly the same.

      From this map it is possible to see exactly where Whigamstown is. There are other Griffiths evaluation maps with property lot numbers on them which often allow one (if one is prepared to put in the time and effort) to identify the precise location of the properties of individual families. I have done this with my "own" townland and been able to identify all the properties or locations of
      families who once lived there in 1833, from the information available. This included the identification of family properties that my family either did not know about or had forgotten.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S266] The Descendants of James and Sarah Gibson - Elk Creek, Delhi, Delaware County, NY, James M. Dickson, NY City, (Jan. 1, 1932 Organized for 1932 Reunion).

    3. [S272] FTM Family File of William Gibson, Catherine Gibson Havemeier, (Electronically sent to Jon Todd Case 1/20/2000).

    4. [S1772] Correspondence with Ms. Catherine Havemeyer (, Email 1/14/2003 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S271] Marriages Taken from the Delhi (i.e. Delaware) Gazette by Minnie Cowan.