Biography of Peter V. Wiggins
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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PETER V. WIGGINS.

PETER VAIL WIGGINS, was born at Southold, Suffolk county, L. I., June 23, 1793. He came to Saratoga county about the year 1820, first settling in the town of Greenfield, under the auspices of his uncle, James Vail. He remained in Greenfield but a short time, and in the snmmer of 1822 removed to Saratoga Springs, where he engaged in business as a general merchant. As a business man he was possessed of great foresight and ability, becoming the leading merchant of the village. He married, October 26, 1825, Mary S. Andrews, widow of Henry W. Andrews, and daughter of Dr. Joshua Porter, and of their children four reached maturity: Martha Vail, Augusta Porter, Mary Ellsworth and Peter Porter. Mr. Wiggins died at his home in Saratoga Springs, May 28, 1862.


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