George Waggoner

George Waggoner

Male 1783 - 1881

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  • Name  George Waggoner 
    Born  1783  , , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  23 Aug 1881  Salt Creek, Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  25 Aug 1881  Becks Grove Cemetery, Brown, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I5840  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  5 May 2014 

    Family  Sarah Elizabeth Phillips,   b. 1795, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1878, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Oct 1812  , Muhlenberg, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Waggoner,   b. 1816, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1897, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margaret Elizabeth Waggoner,   b. 10 Feb 1817, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1895, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Frederick Waggoner,   b. 12 Sep 1819, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1899, Houston, Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elisha Waggoner,   b. 17 Jan 1825, Becks Grove, Brown, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1886, , Brown, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth J. Waggoner,   b. 1826, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George W. Waggoner,   b. 1828, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1901, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Waggoner,   b. 8 Oct 1828, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1909, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary "Polly" Waggoner,   b. 22 Mar 1832, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1905, Walesboro, Bartholomew, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Cynthia Waggoner,   b. 1835, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1897
     10. Barbara Waggoner,   b. 1838, , , IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F597  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In 1790 the town was Lincoln County, Virginia and is now Kentucky. In 1812, George married Elizabeth who was a daughter of Fred and Mary, who had moved to the Indiana Territory the year before. George and Elizabeth followed them in the Spring of 1815 and settled on a 160 acre parcel near Salem. He had this surveyed on August 17, 1815 and December 8, 1817, but tradition says that a man appeared with a legal deed to the property and George's family was dispossed of their land.
      It was in 1820 that the Waggoners decided to move north and came to Jackson County where they were said to be the second family to settle in Salt Creek Township. George's stock-mark was registered at the courthouse on November 28, 1822. The family erected a log home which was located a few miles east of the present village of Houston. They were Dunkards and helped to organize the first church in the area and George also assisted in building the first schoolhouse in 1823. This was a small log house (19 x 20) located one half mile north of Houston. In the 1850's the Waggoners settled a short distance away in Beck's Grove and remained for several years before returning to the Houston Area.

      Source: Ancestry.com; Family Trees;Ruddick Family; Nancy Jacobsen

  • Sources 
    1. [S186] Becks Grove Cemetery, Brown Co., Indiana, (Find A Grave [database on line]) (Reliability: 3).
      George Waggoner
      Birth: 1783
      Death: Aug. 23, 1881

      Husband of Elizabeth Phillips