Note    H1187         Index

This child of Joseph Edward and Pearl Pigott died in infancy accor ding
to her brother, Paul Edward Pigott.


Note    H1188         Index

Hazel Agatha Pigott was baptised on December 13, 1896 in Cherokee , Iowa by Father J. T. Saunders. Witnesses were Cornelius Pigott and Liz Smith.

Information as to dates of death was taken from the Coyne Family Bible in the possession of Loretta Ann Pigott Sullivan, 320 East Third St., Mitchell, S.D.


Note    H1189         Index

Social Security records show that Ila Tyo was born on September 12, 1897.

Ila Catherine Pigott was baptised September 13, 1897 in Cherokee , Iowa by Father J. T. Saunders. Witnesses were Pat Donovan and Anna Donovan.

Social Security records for Ila indicate that she died on November 21, 1991. No place is given in the records but she is believed to have been a resident of San Raphel, California..

Notified of Ila's death by Loretta Ann Sullivan, daughter of Ila' s sister Hazel Pigott Coyne. Details of birth date, christening date and date of death were taken from the William Coyne Family Bible in the possession of Loretta Coyne Sullivan 320 Third Street, Mitchell , SD.


Note    H1190         Index
His father advises that James had two children Mona and Mike. We
have no further information on them nor on their mother.


Note    H1191         Index

Letter from Robert S. Pigott advises that his brother, James F. Pigott lives in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Note from book by Robert S. Pigott (op.cit) "James F. PIgott was born 1954 and grew up frequently going fishing, to the park, movies and to visit relatives with his father Cornelius. James was a delight to his parents as they had lost a previous child at birth. Jim had many friends due to his outgoing personality, and as a young man he played the drums and loved music. He attended and graduated from St. Mary's schools and continued his education in an electronics program at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, IA. He works building tow trucks for Busky Inc. Jim is single and still enjoys fishing, hunting, collecting coins and model cars, reading and attending flea markets."


Note    H1192         Index

Index to Declaration of Intention to become citizen, (845796) MarquetteCo., Michigan, Liber 3 Page 99. Naturalization Documents of John Pigott dated May 22, 1869, Circuit Court of the Upper Peninsula for the County of Marquette, State of Michigan, Volume A, page 52; FHL 1845797; photocopy in possession of James J. Sparks , San Carlos, California.

On June 12, 1869, Cornelius Pigott, John's younger brother, signed under oath, in the Circuit Court of the Upper Peninsula for the County of Marquette, State of Michigan, his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the US and he renounced his British citizenship. The clerk of the court wrote in the name Cornelius Pickett but the signature below was clearly "Cornelius Pigott."
Three weeks earlier, on May 22, 1869, a John Picket executed the following documents:
State of Michigan ) Circuit Court of the Upper Peninsula for said County, County of Marquette,)
John Picket, an alien, being of the age of about twenty five years, desirous of becoming a citizen of the United States of America, in conformity to the Laws of the United States, relative to the Naturalization of Aliens, comes into the Court aforesaid, now in session and makes the following declaration, viz:
That he was born in the County of Cork in Ireland in allegiance to the Queen of Great Brittian and Ireland that he emigrated from Ireland sailing from the port of Queenstown in the year a.d. 1860 and arrived in the United States in the same year; and that he arrived in the State of Michigan in the year a.d. 1860 and that he intends to settle and remain in the County of Mar-
quette in said State of Michigan.
Done at Marquette, this twenty second day of May A.D. 1869.
I, John Pickett above named, do solemnly swear that the facts set forth in the above declaration are true, and that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to each and every foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly the Queen of Great Brittan and Ireland of whom I am a subject.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22d day of May, 1869.
Ariel N. Beressey, Deputy Clerk his
John X Picket
STATE OF MICHIGAN ) Circuit Court of said County
COUNTY OF MARQUETTE, ) Of the May Term, 1869
WE, Timothy Curran and Daniel Laughlin, of Marquette County and State of Michigan, do swear that the Petitioner John Picket has resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States of America five years and within the State of Michigan one year; that is to say, he, the said John Picket, has resided in the County of Marquette, State of Michigan.....
all of which places are within and under the Constitution of the United States; and that during his residence within the United States, he had behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the Constitution of the United States,
and well disposed to good order and happiness of the same.
Sworn and subscribed in open Court this 22nd day
of May A.D. 1869 Timothy Curran
Ariel N. Beressey, Daniel Laughlin
Deputy Clerk
I, John Pickett do swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and that I do absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure for ever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State, and Sovereignty whatever, and particularly do absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to Queen of Great Britian and Ireland whereof I was a subject.
Sworn and subscribed in open Court this 22nd Day his
of May A.D. 1869 John X Picket
Ariel N. Beressey, Deputy Clerk mark

NOTE (cont.)
John Pigott was born in 1831 and, in 1869, would have been 38 years old, not 25 as stated in the application. It seems probable that this John is in fact the brother of Cornelius Pigott since the latter executed his intent to become a U.S. Citizen just 20 days after John's declaration and before the same clerk in Marquette, Michigan. It is just a probable that John misunderstood the question of his age and assumed it asked for his age at the time he entered the United States in 1860. At that time he was 28 or 29 years of age. He may not have known his precise age but this is unlikely.

Federal Census for 1880:
Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Negaunee, Marquette, Michigan; Roll 593; Family History Film: 1254593; Page: 235B; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 0733.
John Pigott
Home in 1880: Negaunee, Marquette, Michigan
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Catharine
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: Ireland
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Teamster
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
John Pigott 50
Catharine Pigott 29
Johanna Pigott 11
William Pigott 9
Eddy Pigott 8
Julia Pigott 5
Margaret Pigott 2
Mary Pigott 6M

"John PIgott, second oldest son of [William] immigrated to America in 1860 and he married Catherine McCullough (4-17-1848 to 10-22-1931) from County Tipperary, Ireland. Catherine died from what was referred to as cerebralamenia, and her father was listed as James McCullough. Catherine immigrated to America in 1864. John worked with his brothers as a laborer and miner at Jackson Mines, Negaunee, MI.. Records in Marquette, MI. show John was naturalized on May 22 1869. By age 50 John was working as a temster and unemployed for five months due to a broken leg."
"According to the U.S. census of 1880 neither John nor his wife Catherine could speak or write English. By the time of the 1900 census, Catherine was widowed, and living with five children, two of which were employed, Edward as a carpenter and John as a miner. In 1985 a cabin built by John Pigott in 1872 was discovered (see photo) at 105 Lincoln St. in Negaunee, Mi.. The property was sold in 1931 by Thomas P. Pigott. This pioneer cabin is an important historical building in Negaunee. Cornelius, John's younger brother, is reported to have stayed with John and Catherine when he returned to Negaunee for a funeral. The brothers seemed to get along well even though John sometimes referred to Cornelius as "Crazy Uncle Con", however, Cornelius was much admired for his success as a farmer."