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Looking for Wiggleton's of Ky,TN, Ill.

Looking for information on William Wiggleton born abt 1872 in TN. Later changed his name to Bill Rippy, Bill Rippey, John Wesley Rippy.


My grandfather changed his name several times. If you are a Wigington-Wiggleton-Wigginton and have reached a brick wall then this could be one of the reasons.
Through the years I have been told a lot about my grandfather and through the searching I have mentioned what I had been told by family memebers through the years. My father said his father was of Cherokee decent. Well now I know this to be wrong. In 2007 my sister and I had our 79 year old father's DNA tested through FamilyTreeDNA and we have found out there is no Indian Blood, one mystery solved. I though my grandfather's name was John Wesley Rippy but had heard he was a Wiggleton-Wigington-Wigginton, well this was verified by DNA he is a Wiggleton-Wigington-Wigginton.

This is what I do know of my grandfather: Fact

Kentucky 1910 Census
Liberty, Calloway, Kentucky
William H. Wiglton-William J Wiglton-William J Wighton
Birthplace: Tennessee
County: Calloway
Relatives: Wife, Delia (Perry) 25, Illinois
Daughter: Pearl M. NR, Kentucky
Enumeration: 0024
Color: W
Age: 28

Changed Name:

1930 Census

Name: Bill Rippy
Age: 45
Estimated birth Year: abt 1885
Birth Place: Oklahoma
Spouse's Name: Katy Rippy (her real name was Lillie Bell Conder, Mitchell,Suratt and used the name Rippy but was never married to my grandfather.)
Race: White
Home in 1930: District 2, Perry, Tennessee

In 1950 my grandmother Lillie Belle Rippy died in Wayne Co. Tennessee and is buried in Clifton Tennessee #2 Cemetery. I was told she slipped on a hog's heart while processing the hog and hit her head and died during the night.

My grandfather John Wesley Rippy died Tuesday April 18, 1961 in the Hardin County General Hospital. His body was brought to our house for about 3 days and then he was layed to rest by my grandmother Lillie Belle Rippy at Clifton Tennessee Cemetery #2 in Wayne Co. TN.

If any one knows of him or his family please email me. I am still searching for his family.

Thanks Dottie DeShazier
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Savannah Tenn