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Most of the pages on this web site contain historical information about the development of the families of the people of the United States of America. No one person can claim credit for all of the research which has been required to collect the data which I have analyzed and am disseminating on this web site. Other than my personal research, inherited information which my parents researched, and sometimes information from the books of the Sigler Family Organization edited by Robert Howard Sigler and Gregory L. Watson, I have given credit for my sources. If an author does not give credit to his or her sources then the author not only takes credit for the source's correct information but also for the source's mistakes. That would be unfair to both the source and the author. This is our history and is meant to be read and disseminated by anyone who desires to do so. However, if material from this web site is copied, printed, and/or published on other web sites, in books, or in research papers it would be very much appreciated if I and this web site were given credit as being the most immediate source for the material. A link to this web site would also be appreciated.
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The vast majority of my internet genealogy contacts are in reference to the descendents of Jacob Sigler (1736-1817). My base reference in this area is a book which was put together by Robert Howard Sigler, who now lives in Tennessee. The first page of the book contains the following words:
"I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to Mildred Baker and Greg Watson, both of Caldwell Co., and to Bob Sigler (Deceased) Paducah, McCracken Co. Kentucky for giving me access to their 40 years of research data, and to the others who have contributed to the data that completed the Sigler family saga. My contribution to this project, other than visiting the grave site of Jacob Sigler and establishing the birth date as being 1736, has been the combining of this material and editing, as best I could, for mistakes. As this project is on-going, I would appreciate any help as far as mistakes with names, dates, children, mothers, fathers, etc." The Decendents of Jacob Sigler (1736-1817) 9/20/1996
My father was the Bob Sigler who is mentioned by Robert Howard Sigler. I inherited my father's research materials when he died.
Other genealogical web sites which have been placed on the Internet by descendants of Jacob Sigler and Margaret include:
9315 April Lee Brown 9999 William James (great great grandson of 88 Nancy Sigler) 9999 Gary L. Mason (son of 2543 Ulys Mason) 9999 Linda Norman (granddaughter of 1522 Virginia Smart) 9999 Todd Shelton (great great grandson of 917 Thomas Jefferson Shelton) 6219 Brenda Kay Stewart Dolores Loraine Stilley (granddaughter of 800 Don Carlos Tappanna) 9999 Maria DeMoss Troutman (great great granddaughter of 656 Thomas Kelly Sigler) 9999 Unknown xxxxx
Numbers before the names are reference numbers in the 2002 Edition of the Sigler Book (Gregory L. Watson). The number 9999 signifies that a person is not listed in the 2002 Edition of the Sigler Book.
Descendents of Jacob and Margaret who are also family history researchers include: Willie Joe Sigler firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Sigler email@example.com, Darla Farris firstname.lastname@example.org, Dorothy Lauver Mdotbl@aol.com, Vicki Smith GFSVicki@aol.com (Genealogy Forum Staff - AOL), and Jerry Holman Collins Jerry_H_Collins@email.msn.com
This chart shows some of the descendents of Jacob and Margaret who are interested in family history research and also shows their relationships. Much of what is on these pages is from data provided by them. Some of the names have links to their web sites. Some of our ancestors have links to their photos. The earliest ones are of Jacob and Margaret's great grand children. I will add others when I receive them.
There were many intermarriages among the families of Western Kentucky during the early 1800's. The intermarriages were not limited to the descendents of Jacob and Margaret.
The four Johns and two Margarets in the second column are the same people. John's daughter, Elizabeth, had two husbands, Absalom and William. Daniel in the third column and Daniel in the fourth column is the same person. The identification of the father of Levi is disputed by the researchers.
Jacob and Margaret
Family legend says that three Sigler brothers came to the colonies and split up when they arrived. One of those brothers may have been Jacob (1736-1817). We have found him first in Loudoun County, Virginia. We then find that he moved with his wife (Margaret), five sons (Philip, John, Laurence, David, and Jacob) , and three daughters (Margaret, Mary, and Catherine) to Rowan County, North Carolina. Another son (George) and daughter (Elizabeth Betsey) were born in North Carolina. Jacob died in North Carolina and is buried in the Renegar Cemetery in Iredell County.
Trees, Indians, and Siglers
Philip married Frances (Fanny) Nall and they had eleven children. Their four sons were Jacob, John, William Nall, and George. Their seven daughters were Margaret, Nancy, Fanny, Abenida, Polly, Eliza, and Matilda. They moved to Grainger County, Tennessee, about 1799. Philip is buried in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. At least four of the children moved on to Texas and are buried there. One of the children is buried in Warren County, Tennessee.
John married Nancy Agnus Wales and they had nine children. Their four sons were Philip, Amos Mansfield, Jacob, and John. Their five daughters were Elizabeth, Hanna, Nancy, Jane, and Margret. They moved to Robertson County, Tennessee, sometime between 1795 and 1800. John is buried in Robertson County, Tennessee, a county on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. At least three of the children moved to Missouri and are buried in Jasper County, Vernon County, and Texas County. At least five of the children moved to Kentucky and are buried in the counties of Caldwell, Crittenden, Union, and Webster.
Laurence's life is unknown to us. If you have any information, please email it to me.
Margaret married John Holeman and they had fourteen children. Their seven sons were John, Jacob, Phillip, Absalom, Squire, Samuel, and William H. M. Their seven daughters were Mary M. (Polly), Rebecca, Frances, Elizabeth Alzira, Margaret Peggy, Nancy, and Catherine. They moved from North Carolina to Lincoln County, Kentucky, then to Tennessee, and then by 1809 they settled in Caldwell County, Kentucky. Margaret is buried in Caldwell County, Kentucky. At least six of the children are buried in Kentucky in the counties of Caldwell, Crittenden, and Webster. One of the children moved to Illinois and is buried in Hardin County.
Mary married Samuel Wales and they had seven children. Their four sons were George, Jacob, Isaac, and William W. Their three daughters were Margaret, Sarah, and Sabra. They were married in Surry County, North Carolina. At least one of their children moved to Kentucky and died in 1827 in Farmersville, Caldwell County.
David Sigler married Margaret Beck and they had a least one child. Their son was Levi Bassett. They moved to Caldwell County, Kentucky after 1802 and are buried there. Levi is buried in Webster County, Kentucky.
Catherine married Samuel Wales Busey and they had nine children. Their six sons were Matthew Wales, Jacob, Lazarus Whitehead, Samuel Andrew Jackson, John H., and Singleton Wilson. Their three daughters were Edith, Mary, and Catherine. They moved to Shelby and Franklin Counties in Kentucky by 1798 and then to Washington County, Indiana, by 1815 before moving on to Putnam County, Illinois. Catherine is buried in Champaign County, Illinois. One of Catherine's children went west to Oregon on the Oregon Trail and is buried in Columbia County, Oregon. At least one child is buried in Champaign County, Illinois.
Jacob married Mary Holeman and they had six children. Their three sons were John, William N., and Daniel Eldon. Their three daughters were Sarah, Catherine B., and Elizabeth S. They moved to Caldwell County, Kentucky, before 1804 and are buried there. At least one child moved to Texas County, Missouri, and is buried there. At least one child stayed in Caldwell County, Kentucky, and is buried there.
George married Elizabeth Jones and they had six children. Their two sons were Jacob J. and Eli J. Their four daughters were Margaret, Mary, Nancy, and Elizabeth. They moved to Kentucky and are buried there. Two of their children were married in Hopkins County, Kentucky.
Elizabeth Betsey married George Larkin Nall and they had at least one child. Their daughter was Catherine. They moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky, before 1812. After George's death, Elizabeth married Aaron Purdy.
Jacob and Margaret's granddaughters married and some of the last names that they added to the list of last names of descendents were as follows: Allen, Beeman, Campbell, Cook, Crider, Denny, Hart, Holeman, Hutcheson, Jenkins, Keeney, Lawry, Mason, Morse, Nall, Rouse, Smith, and Spencer.
Jacob and Margaret's great granddaughters married and some of the last names that they added to the list of last names of descendents were as follows: Baker, Bogle, Boster, Brown, Browning, Calvert, Campbell, Carrol, Cates, Cravens, Crider, Crawford, Drennan, Dunbar, Eddings, Ewry, Farley, Franks, Goodman, Guess, Hastie, Holeman, James, Jennings, Jones, Keeney, Marlin, Martin, Mason, Morehead, Muir, McClendon, Newil, Northern, Oates, Oldham, Rayburn, Riley, Shelton, Sherly, Simpson, Skinner, Smith, Starling, Stevens, Wilson, Woodring, and Young.
Some of the states and counties where Jacob and Margaret's great grandchildren are buried are as follows: Arkansas (White), Illinois (Franklin, Hardin, Saline), Kansas (Greenwood, Sedgwick), Kentucky (Caldwell, Crittenden, Hopkins, Union, Webster), Missouri (Bates, Jasper, Vernon), and Oklahoma (Hughes, Ofuskee).
Jacob and Margaret's great great granddaughters married and some of the last names that they added to the list of last names of descendents were as follows: Allen, Amos, Arnold, Ausenbaugh, Barnes, Blanton, Board, Brant, Bridwell, Brinson, Brown, Buchannan, Calvert, Carner, Castleberry, Clayton, Cobb, Cole, Coleman, Collings, Cooper, Cottingham, Cranor, Crider, Curry, Dance, Day, Dillender, Douglas, Dumas, Duncan, Durham, Duvall, Edwards, Farthing, Fellows, Gibson, Gipson, Hall, Head, Hearin, Herriges, Hodges, Holeman, Hollowell, Hopkins, Hopper, Hughes, Jackson, Kennedy, Kirksey, Kirkwood, Lamb, Lively, Mahan, McClendon, McGill, McGraw, McGregor, Melton, Moody, Morgan, Morse, Mulchay, Newman, Nichols, Oldham, Parker, Powell, Riggs, Riley, Roles, Rudd, Seeley, Shelton, Stephens, Sutherland, Thomason, Tyler, Villines, Wallace, Watson, Waymire, Wicks, Winn, Woodruff, Workman, and Young.
Some of the states and counties where Jacob and Margaret's great great grandchildren are buried are as follows: Arkansas (Pulaski, St. Francis, White), California (Los Angeles, San Diego), Colorado (Denver), Illinois (Effingham, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Saline, Sangamon), Kansas (Cherokee, Crawford, Greenwood, Kingman, Trego), Kentucky (Caldwell, Crittenden, Henderson, Hopkins, McCracken, Union, Webster), Missouri (Jackson, Jasper, Newton), and Oklahoma (Creek, Muskogee, Tulsa).
Jacob and Margaret's great great great granddaughters married and some of the last names that they added to the list of last names of descendents were as follows: Aldrich, Allen, Anderson, Baker, Barnes, Barnett, Baxter, Beatty, Beckner, Beliles, Blades, Board, Boaz, Boitnott, Boster, Bowers, Bray, Brooks, Brown, Bryant, Burton, Calvert, Campbell, Carter, Chandler, Chappel, Cholmondeley, Clark, Coleman, Collins, Corbin, Cornelus, Craighead, Crowley, Curry, Dalton, Darnell, Daulks, Davis, Dawes, Dearing, Dillingham, Dockery, Dorris, Dunbar, Duncan, Dunn, Easley, Edwards, Evans, Felker, Foster, Fralick, Gardner, Garrett, Gladden, Hamilton, Harris, Haught, Hazard, Henley, Hill, Hobby, Holsapple, Horning, Humphrey, Hunt, Jackson, Jeffreys, Jenkins, Jones, Kelty, Kennedy, Killough, King, Kirk, Kirkwood, Kuykendall, Lankford, Liston, Loucks, Loveless, Lowery, Luttrell, Lynn, Mabry, Manis, Markam, Martin, Mason, Matthews, McConnell, McDonald, McDowell, McGregor, Meiling, Miller, Mitchell, Moake, Morse, Neal, Nelson, Newman, Newton, Nichols, Niswonger, Oates, Ollested, Orange, Ort, Overturf, Palmer, Parker, Peay, Porter, Poulsen, Price, Railey, Rebar, Rideout, Ringo, Riggs, Robertson, Rogers, Rollins, Rose, Roster, Rowland, Russell, Seymore, Shortt, Sights, Sipes, Sisk, Sites, Smith, Sons, Sorgee, Spear, Spence, Spickhard, Stallins, Storey, Stormes, Tayloe, Taylor, Tenbusschen, Thomason, Tomlingson, Townsend, Travis, Traylor, Turley, Utley, Vinson, Walker, Watson, Wilkerson, Willson, White, Woodruff, Yates, and Zellhart.
Some of the states and counties where Jacob and Margaret's great great great grandchildren are buried are as follows: California (Los Angeles, San Diego), Colorado (Denver), Florida, Illinois (Franklin, Madison, Massac, Jefferson, Johnson, Sangamon, Williamson), Indiana (Vanderburg), Kansas (Kingman), Kentucky (Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Henderson, Hopkins, Lyon, McCracken, Union, Warren, Webster), Michigan (Kalamazoo), Missouri (Jasper, Livingston, St. Louis, Saline), Nebraska (Furnas), New Mexico, and Texas (Hogg).
Jacob and Margaret's great great great great granddaughters married and some of the last names that they added to the list of last names of descendents were as follows: Baird, Baker, Barefoot, Barth, Bartley, Baskerville, Blades, Blaizer, Bodkin, Boyd, Boyer, Boylls, Brazzle, Brown, Buffington, Bullock, Burris, Burton, Cantwell, Chambliss, Coffman, Coleman, Collins, Cope, Cruce, Davidson, Davila, Davis, Dillingham, Echols, Farris, Felker, Fish, Franklin, Frutiger, Glass, Gleason, Gore, Green, Gresham, Griffin, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Hartsell, Hearion, Henry, Herrin, Hill, Hillyard, Hinton, Holmes, Hooker, Hopper, Horning, Howton, Hunter, Hurst, Hyska, Jackson, Janson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Kellogg, Kennedy, Kimbrell, Larsen, Lay, Lewis, Limback, Littlefield, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Luce, Mabry, Maarks, Martin, McConnell, McCoy, McGraw, McKown, McReynolds, Messex, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Morris, Nelson, Newcomb, Newman, Numiller, O'Daniel, Omer, Owel, Patterson, Perry, Peterson, Petrucci, Plumlee, Poole, Puryear, Ragan, Reusett, Riley, Robertson, Reynaud, Rose, Rupp, Russell, Salyers, Seng, Sewell, Shekell, Shelter, Sherman, Son, Sullivan, Thomason, Thompson, Tougas, Towery, Tyler, Watson, West, White, Whitledge, Whitford, Willever, Wilson, Wiseman, Woodson, and Zoller.
Some of the states and counties where Jacob and Margaret's great great great great grandchildren are buried are as follows: California, Illinois (Johnson, Peoria, Wabash), Kentucky (Caldwell, Crittenden, Graves, Hopkins, Logan, McCracken, Trigg, Union, Webster), Missouri (Lafayette), Nebraska (Furnas), New York (Erie, Jefferson), and Texas (McLennan).
Jacob and Margaret's great great great great great granddaughters married and some of the last names that they added to the list of last names of descendents were as follows: Ball, Banisster, Beane, Bircher, Boyer, Brewer, Burgess, Byrd, Caine, Clark, Cromcans, Dorroh, Dye, Fox, Farris, Freeman, Fricke, Godthaab, Green, Harvey, Johnson, Lauver, Lovan, Martin, McCauley, McDowell, Oliver, Peace, Pettit, Poindexter, Powell, Ramage, Raymes, Royster, Rushing, Sigmon, Simpson, Smith, Stallins, Strunk, Thurman, Tietz, VanCleve, Weatherford, West, White, Yarbrough, and Zerr.
Some of the states and counties where Jacob and Margaret's great great great great great grandchildren are buried are as follows: Florida (Pasco) and Kentucky (Caldwell, Hopkins, Union).
Jacob and Margaret's great great great great great great granddaughters married and some of the last names that they added to the list of last names of descendents were as follows: Garrett, Shoemaker, Vales, and Wheatley.