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ELAM FLAVEL PIGOTT, 2nd Lieut., Company "G"

     Elam Flavel Pigott - was born in Harrison county, Sunday, December 29, 1839, a son of Jesse and Elizabeth Emma (Hall) Pigott. His father was born in this county, March 21, 1811, and his mother in what is now Marion county, December 20, 1809, and coming to Harrison county in 1825. Further mention of the ancestry of Mr. Pigott will be found in the county history department of this work. The wife of Elam F. Pigott is Amanda Henrietta, daughter of John W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Robinson) Boggess. She was born in Harrison county, Saturday, July 16, 1842, and joined with Mr. Pigott in wedlock on the 22d of February, 1866. Their children are six, born: Laura May, December 11, 1866; Chester Livingston, April 26, 1868; Ernest Llewellyn, December 22, 1870; Wilber Jesse, April 16, 1872; Effie Leonora, July 29, 1873; Luther Wesley, May 12, 1875. Effie Leonora lives with her grandfather; the other children are at home. The parents of Mr. Pigott are natives of Harrison county, her father born March 24, 1819, and her mother born August 27, 1819, and dying August 20, 1868. The following is the record of E. F. Pigott, in brief, for the years of the civil war: He joined the State Guards in 1861; served four months, then enlisted as a private in Company G, 12th West Virginia Infantry, August 18, 1862. He was commissioned second lieutenant August 27, 1862, and was in Winchester battle, June 13-15, 1863; was on the Hunter raid and retreat, Lynchburg; June 5, 1864, was at Piedmont, where his regiment was first to enter the rebel works; fought at Snickers Ferry, again at Winchester, where he was slghtly wounded, then at first battle of Cedar Creek, Berryville, under Sheridan, in the Virginia campaign, under Grant before Richmond and Petersburg, at Hatches run, Fort Gregg and other engagements until he saw the surrender at Appomattox. He received honorable discharge June 16, 1865, having been brevetted first lieutenant, the captain, for "meritorious and faithful services." In 1866 he was commissioned colonel of the 20th West Virginia Militia. For the last five years he has been justice of the peace, and he is owner of 700 acres of land in Harrison county, where he is farming and raising stock. Colonel Pigott's postoffice address is Hessville, Harrison county, West Virginia.

(Source: H. H. Hardesty's History of Harrison County.)

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.