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Our Sigsworth Family
Generation #9
James Albert Sigsworth
(c/o William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott)
and Eliza Anne Whaley

James Albert Sigsworth, our direct line ancestor, child of William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott, was born Nov.10, 1843 at Storrington, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada and died Nov. 28, 1918, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ole Lewis in Richardson, Polk Co., Wisconsin. He was buried at Clear Lake, Polk Co., Wisconsin. According to Sigsworth Family Bible records James married first to Jenette Whaley on Sept.08, 1856, in Sydenham, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada (this marriage is very unlikely given that James was only 13 years of age at the time). He married second at the Primitive Methodist Church of Sydenham to Eliza Ann Whaley on Mar.28, 1864, d/o Nathan Whaley and Ann Jackson. Witnesses to the event were Martin Whaley and Abe? E. Paquette. James and his family were living at Clear Lake in 1888. Follow the links to view Personal Information Pages for James and Eliza Ann.

According to the State of Wisconsin, Polk County Naturalization (Oct.1884), James was born in Canada 1841, entered the USA via Port of Huron on or about Dec. 1882, and was sworn in on Oct. 28, 1884. Children born to James and Eliza in Ontario Canada were:

1-Mary Ann Sigsworth, born Feb. 1865 at Loughborough, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada, married Jan. 20, 1888 to Ole Lewis (he born Dec. 1866 at Little Falls, Polk Co., Wisconsin), s/o Lewis Swanson.  Follow the link to view Personal Information Page for Mary Ann and Ole. 

2-Margaret Jane Sigsworth, our direct line ancestor, born 1867 at Loughborough, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada, d. June 28, 1942, at Amery, Polk Co., Wisconsin. Follow the link to view Margaret's Personal Information Page (where her three marriages will be listed) and view her marriage to Frank Stoel Gwin, our direct link ancestor

3-Harriet M. Sigsworth, b. 1869 in Loughborough, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada. Harriet appears in the 1881 Ontario Census, at Loughborough, Frontenac District. Nothing more is known of her at this time.

4-Sarah Eva Sigsworth, b. 1871 at Loughborough, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada. Follow the link to view Eva's Personal Information Page.

5-Nathan Sigsworth, born May 1872 at Loughborough, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada. Nathan appears in the 1881 Ontario Census, at Loughborough, Frontenac District, and he was living at Waupun, Dodge Co., Wisconsin in 1900 (Genealogy.com Roll 1785, Book 1, Page 219). Nothing more is know at this time.

6-James Albert Sigsworth, born July 02, 1876, at Loughborough, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada, died Feb. 20, 1942, at Ladysmith, Rusk Co., Wisconsin. James married Amy Elizabeth Foster, (she born August 6, 1885, at Polk Co., Wisconsin (d/o Alfred Foster and Elizabeth Landry/Laundry), and died at Ladysmith on April 16, 1950. Follow the link to view Personal Information Pages for James and Lizzie.

7-William J. Sigsworth, born 1879 at Loughborough, Frontenac District, Ontario Canada. In 1900 he was living with his father at Clayton, Polk Co., Wisconsin. At the time William was age 23.

8-Lillie Sigsworth, according to state records, a young girl, Lillie Sigsworth, d/o James of Richardson, Polk Co., Wisconsin, was committed to the Minnesota State Training School on April 25, 1895, age 13. Grounds for her confinement was `incorrigibility' and she was in and out of the institution until 1901, when she was discharged into the care of her father at Richardson being 21 years of age.