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Quigg - Family

The Quigg Family - written by : Josie Martha Quigg Sorrels
Joseph Quigg Born Nov 16, 1810. Died February 1872
Lydia Swain Quigg.  Born Dec 14, 1817. Died March 10, 1904
Ira Evans Quigg Born: April 5, 1839. Died May 1, 1904.
William Henry Quigg Born: Feb 3, 1841. Died Jan 9, 1858.
Albert Roswell Quigg  Born April 14, 1843 Died May 25, 1918.
Sarah Eloner Quigg Mendenhall Born April 25, 1845 Died March 11, 1917.
Francis Swain Quigg Born Nov 26, 1847. Died Aug 19, 1903.
Cyrus Bunker Quigg Born Feb 23, 1850. Died April 20, 1921
Eunice Ann Quigg.  Born March 29, 1852. Died Oct 1886
John Chandler Quigg  Born: July 21, 1854. Died March 10, 1899.
Charles Fremont Quigg.  Born June 18, 1858. Died Oct 2, 1860
Martha Jane Born March 24, 1860. Died Dec 9, 1862
Rev. Francis Quigg, of the Gravelly Run neighborhood, was killed in a runaway near his home about 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.   He was minister of the Friend's Church and general preached to the Gravelly Run congregation. He was returning home from Smartsburg where he had gone on business. He was only a mile and a half south of Smartsburg when the horse took fright and the buggy was turned over. He crawled to the house of Clyde Binford and barely had breath enough to tell them what happened.  Dr. Peacock of Darlington was called but he died about five minutes before the doctor arrived.  Internal injuries caused his death. Cause of the runaway was hard to account as he did not live long enough to explain what did happen.
Rev. Quigg was born 11/26/1848 near Chester, Wayne County, Indiana and died near his home in Montgomery County, Indiana at the age of 54 years 8 months 23 days.  He lived at his old home until 1880 when he came to Montgomery Co, Indiana and married Tacey Johnson in 3-15-1882, a daughter of Joseph Johnson of Gravelly Run. They had six sons and four daughter all living at home when he died. The youngest a month old and the oldest 18 years of age. His mother, Lydia Quigg, lived in Lynn, Indiana and a sister Sarah Mendenhall of Mera, Indiana.  A brother Ira and Cyrus lived at Richmond Indiana an AR Quigg at Elk City, Kansas. He had retired as a regular pastor of the Friend's Church and was filling the pulpit most of the time at Darlington, Flat Creek and Gravelly Run. His funeral was conducted at the home of Rev. Clark Brown, assisted by Rev. Axton of Darlington and interment at Green Lawn Cemetery at Darlington.
(From: Account of John Quigg, from Ireland)
John Quigg was born in Ireland in 1779, his father John Quigg was Irish, his mother was a native scotch woman,  both being of the best class of people, talented and of a high spirited ambitious people. Little history can be obtained in regard to John Quigg, Jr. His early life more than this, he was the youngest son of a family of children, perhaps was more idolized by his parents than some of the rest.  He spent his youth farming and had a fair education.  Was tall, straight as an arrow and but few men laid him on his back.  Was quick tempered and never swayed an inch in anything he started to do or say. He often got into differences by his stern quality and radical views as held by a part of Irish People at a date in 1800.
He coveted and married Sarah Balentine in 1804 and set sail for America, settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania where two sons, Henry born 1806 and John H born Nov 10, 1810 (were born).
He was in the War of 1812 and was killed or reported Missing in Action in a skirmish with Indians in Eastern Pennsylvania.  It was some 20 years afterwards before the official papers were obtained from the War Department as to his death, time and place.
Death notice from Irish newspaper in Ireland. No date -- QUIGG - at his residence, Borah, Agbadorvey on the 20th inst John Quitt aged 81 years. The large number of friends and relatives who followed his remains on Friday 23 inst, to the family burying grounds in Agbadowey Parish Church Yard bore testimony to the high esteem in which was held by the people of the locality.
Data from Clifford Quigg, Crawfordsille, Indiana.

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