Samuel Wiggins and Sylvia Harris

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Samuel Wiggins


BIRTH DEC 1830 • South Carolina

DEATH 06 APR 1916 • Limestone, Alabama

I have a father listed as J.B. Wiggins born 1800 in South Carolina ( He was a slave owner I believe a few slave records show for him) Samuel was African-American. I am looking to find more information on Samuel Wiggins his possible father J.B. (I honestly believe his name might have been John or Joseph) and a possible mother but if she were a slave that could be hard.

Silvia or Sylvia Harris

BIRTH ABT 1845 • Alabama

DEATH Unknown

There is a marriage record showing that she married Samuel Wiggins (both a Freedman and Freedwoman) 26 Jan 1867 • Henry, Pickens, Alabama, USA. I just need help finding anything else about her anything at all.
Thank you.


WikiTree profile: Samuel Wiggins
in Genealogy Help by Alexander Grimaldi G2G5 (5.9k points)
Alexander, I was trying to find information.  The first thing I found was the marriage record you mentioned.  The original is not very clear, so I graphically enhanced it.  I just uploaded the result to Samuel Wiggins' profile.

It is going to take a better pair of eyes than mine and better skills at handwriting interpretation than I have to be sure, but it looks to me like the names are not the same as you have.  Samuel's last name looks like it starts with "Way" and I'm not sure of the rest.  His bride's first name looks like Silva and her last name looks like maybe Harsis, but I just don't know enough for my opinion to have any value here.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but until you nail down those names, it's not possible to look for anything more.

1 Answer

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Sylvie Harris

United States Census, 1870

Name Sylvie Harris
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Texas, United States
Gender Female
Age 25
Race Black
Race (Original) B
Birth Year (Estimated) 1844-1845
Birthplace Alabama
Page Number 56






Lucus Harris   M 40 Texas
Sylvie Harris   F 25 Alabama


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United States Census, 1870

Household ID 416
Line Number 17
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M593
GS Film number 000553088
Digital Folder Number 004267880
Image Number 00332

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), Sylvie Harris in household of Lucus Harris, Texas, United States; citing p. 56, family 416, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,088.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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