William P. Siggins
WILLIAM P. SIGGINS, merchant, West Hickory, was born in what is now Harmony township, Forest Co., Penn., May 15, 1840, and is a son of William and Jane (Hunter) Siggins, his paternal grandparents being George and Jane (Young) Siggins, natives of Ireland. George Siggins emigrated from Ireland with his parents in 1793, and they settled in Centre county, Penn. About 1801-02 he settled at Stewart's Run, Venango county, and later in what is now West Hickory, Harmony township. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died in West Hickory January 17, 1865, aged eighty -seven years. The maternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch was William Hunter, son of Poland Hunter, a native of Ireland, and who was among the first settlers of Tionesta. William Siggins was a farmer by occupation, and cleared and improved the farm now owned by his son, Andrew J., where he died. He had eight sons and three daughters: John, William P., George W., Jane (Mrs. W. C. Barnes), James B., Lewis C., Alex H., Florence M., Sarah M., Andrew J. and Isaac P. William P. Siggins was reared in Harmony township, where he has always resided. He was in the Civil war, enlisting August 6, 1861, in Company G, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers; was wounded in the breast at Fredericksburg and honorably discharged after three years service. He married, November 9, 1864, Elizabeth A., daughter of Moses and Laura (Barnes) Walters, of Hickory township, this county, and they have nine children: Lettie (Mrs. Frank F. Ricker), William, Isaac, Forest, Bertha, Truman, Emma, Purl and Earl (twins). Mr. Siggins succeeded to the old original Siggins homestead in 1883, on the death of his uncle, Isaac Siggins, Esq. Politically he is a Democrat, and has served as constable and collector of Harmony township seven years.
Source: Page(s) 950, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
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