Marian, I am a little taxed for time this morning but will reply more later but for now...
According to information I received from other people and also from the book "Captains of the Wilderness" by Carl Baldwin, Capt. James Piggott was married to an Eleanor (Last name can not be found as of yet).They had 3 boys, William, Levi, and Jonas.Eleanor died (not sure of the date).In the early 1780's he met up with a lady by the name of Frances James Ballew... She was married to a gentleman Bennet Ballew who deserted her with 3 or 4 children.Capt James and Frances had 6? children out of wedlock.They finally married and had 1 or 2 more children.Capt James died in 1799 in East St. Louis.Frances remarried a man by the name ofJacob Collard on 11 June 1802 and moved up toward Louisiana, MO.When she died she was buried at Bellafontaine Cemetery in St. Louis County.
The names of the children were: Cynthia Piggott James Piggott, Jr. Joseph Piggott Aseneth Piggott Isaac Newton Piggott Zacharias Piggott Sophia Piggott Frances Piggott
Levi Piggott (from wife Eleanor) married Eleanor Rebecca around 1790.They had 6 children: James Colwell Piggott Levi Piggott Cyrus Piggott Rebeca Piggott Ruth Piggott Eleanor Piggott
I see where he was born in 1762 in Connecticut... died 7 Nov 1835 in Ridge Prairie, Illinois. (according to the "Piggott Packet" by Helynn M. Carrier (Feb 1978)...
In the "Captains of the Wilderness" book, there is no mention of Connecticut.Carl Baldwin seemed to discredited the whoel Connecticut theory.James Pickett was born in Connecticut and there is no proof where James Pickett changed his name to James Piggott.The James Pickett also was being foreclosed on in Connecticut at the time Capt James was fighting down in PA area.
Have you ever read the "Capt of the Wilderness" book?It is a huge resource for the Piggott family.
Let me know if you want more info as there is more on the kids mentioned above.
By the way, my husband is descended from Joseph Piggott, son of Capt James and Frances.