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  Was never married. Rebecca never married. She and her sister, Elizabeth, lived with their father in Brunswick Co., Virginia until his death. About 1843 they moved to Warren Co., KY, where on 7 June 1843, in Warren Co., they signed an oath of Slave intention. Although she owned 3 slaves, the oath stated she had "removed to Kentucky and brought no slaves with the intent of selling them". The oath is recorded in Deed Book 19, page 162, Warren Co., KY. She lived with her brother, William Wiggs, until 1861. She then moved to Williamson Co., TN to live near her sister Sally King, until Rebecca's death in 1864. At her death, her nephew, Binns Pearson was appointed administrator of her estate. She owned no property, and her affairs had been handled by her brother, William Wiggs, who died 25 May, 1964. He had intermingled her estate with his, and Binns Pearson, her administrator filed suit in court to recover her money and notes. After 12 years, in 1877, her estate had not been settled. A suit was brought in Warren County Court by Nathaniel Pearson, Binn's brother, and Abijah Rose, his brother-in-law, for settlement. Relatives in Virginia, who were to inherit a portion of her estate, had not been advised of her death because of the war, were involved in the court proceedings. The estate was finally settled in 1881. The court records contain many affidavits from friends, family and neighbors concerning money lending, slaves, and character. The affidavits described her as "near-sighted, a plain economical woman always knitting or sewing." -----


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