Descendants of
Matthew Bigger & Martha Moore 

BIGGER, FINDLEY, VAN EATON, DENNISON, HOLMES, CRAWFORD, MCCUNE, ROBINSON, FRENCH, CUNNINGHAM, BUCHANAN, KEIFER, GIFFEN, BRADFORD, ROBERTSON, WILLIAMSON, DONALDSON, EWING, BAIN, LAW, BOSSERMAN, WILLIS, WITHERSPOON, CULLEY, NEWLEY, BRADLEY, HALL, MCCANDLISS, MCCONNELL, THOMAS, WARKNOCK, MCCLURE

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Generation No. 4

7.  MARY4 BIGGER (JOHN3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born March 10, 1763, in Maryland, USA, and died July 19, 1841, in Centerville, Greene, Ohio.  She met JOHN BIGGER on December 25, 1787, in Upper West Conococheague, Pennsylvania, son of SAMUEL BIGGER and ABAGAIL DENNISON.  He was born in 1760 in the United States, and died on December 30, 1831, in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.

 

More About MARY BIGGER:

Burial: Pioneer Cemetery

 

More About JOHN BIGGER:

Burial: Pioneer Cemetery

Military service: 1781, 4th Battalion, Cumberland County Associates. Green Co, Ohio

       

Children of MARY BIGGER and JOHN BIGGER are:

20.              i.    THOMAS5 BIGGER, b. July 06, 1792, Kentucky, USA; d. September 10, 1881, Sugar Creek, Greene, Ohio.

                  ii.    SARAH BIGGER, b. April 15, 1794, Kentucky, USA; d. March 25, 1871, Xenia, Greene, Ohio; m. JOHN VAN EATON, July 13, 1815, Xenia,                             Greene, Ohio; b. Xenia, Greene, Ohio. Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Greene, Ohio.

21.            iii.    JOHN BIGGER, b. January 31, 1796, Kentucky, USA; d. April 20, 1855, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.

                 iv.    HANNAH BIGGER, b. November 12, 1797, Kentucky, USA; d. August 23, 1869; m. JOHN HOLMES, September 24, 1818, Montgomery,                             Ohio, USA.

                  v.    MARY BIGGER, b. 1800; m. SAMUEL STEPHENSON, June 05, 1827, Montgomery, Ohio, USA.

22.            vi.    WILLIAM BIGGER, b. June 26, 1801, Kentucky; d. July 06, 1879, Springfield, Clark Co, Ohio.

23.           vii.    JOSEPH BIGGER, b. 1802, Kentucky, USA; d. January 11, 1887, Greene County, Ohio, USA.

24.          viii.    JAMES BIGGER, b. November 26, 1805, Kentucky, USA; d. August 23, 1883, Washington, Montgomery, Ohio.

                 ix.    HUGH BIGGER, b. 1809, Kentucky.

 

 

8.  COL. JOHN4 BIGGER (JOHN3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born December 05, 1770, in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, and died June 18, 1840, in Warren Co., Ohio.  He married (1) ANN ROBINSON, daughter of CAPT JOHN ROBINSON.  She died in 1843.  He married (2) HANNAH BIGGER 1801 in Kentucky, daughter of SAMUEL BIGGER and ABAGAIL DENNISON.  She was born February 17, 1779, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and died December 31, 1830, in Warren Co., Ohio.

 

Notes for COL. JOHN BIGGER:

A veteran of the American Revolutionary War and an Ohio House of Representatives Speaker of the House.

 

Col.John Bigger was elected 20 times to either the Senate or House for Ohio's first Legislature through the 32nd and was father to Samuel B., 7th Go. of Indiana, and Finley B., registrar of the U. S. Treasury under Pres. Buchanon. John was also on the 1 st board of trustees of Miami University and a charter member of the directorate of the 1st bank of Cincinnati - charter issued in 1803 for 40 yrs. This John ran for Gov. of Ohio but was defeated by Allan Trimble in 1826.

 

The Miami Years 1809 - 1984

John Bigger, a native of Pennsylvania who had settled on wildlands in Warren County. A shrewd, practical, weather-burned man, he was twenty-times elected to the Ohio General Assembly; he was defeated for the governorship of Ohio in 1826, but one of his sons became the governor of Indiana. Taking the secretary's notes in his firm clear hand was James McBride, a robust and versatile young man of twenty-three. He had little schooling but a wide-ranging mind and a lively sense of history. As a pioneer merchant, he rode the trails of Miami country, trading merchandise and measuring Indian mounds and earthworks.

 

 

More About COL. JOHN BIGGER:

Burial: Bigger Cemetery, Turtle Creek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio

Military service: Col.

Religion: Presbyterian

 

More About HANNAH BIGGER:

Burial: Bigger Cemetery

       

Child of JOHN BIGGER and ANN ROBINSON is:

                   i.    HANNAH5 BIGGER, d. 1843.

 

       

Children of JOHN BIGGER and HANNAH BIGGER are:

25.             ii.    JOHN DINSMORE5 BIGGER, b. 1801, Kentucky; d. September 1827, Warren Co., Ohio, USA.

26.            iii.    SAMUEL BIGGER, b. March 20, 1802, Warren County, Ohio; d. September 09, 1846, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH BIGGER, b. Abt. 1803; d. 1874, Cincinnati, Ohio; m. JACOB FRENCH.

                  v.    REBECCA M BIGGER, b. Abt. 1805; m. THOMAS H ROBINSON, April 28, 1830.

27.            vi.    ESQ. FINLEY BIGGER, b. September 29, 1807, Lebanon Waren Co, Ohio; d. December 18, 1888, Rushville, Indiana.

                vii.   MARY BIGGER, b. 1809; d. 1888, Cincinnati, Ohio; m. JOHN ROBINSON.

               viii.   MARTHA BIGGER, b. June 06, 1814; d. February 1815, Warren County, Ohio, USA. Burial: Bigger Cemetery, Turtle Creek Twp,                             Warren Co, Ohio

                ix.    MARTHA BIGGER, b. October 15, 1815; d. October 17, 1893, Cincinnati, Ohio.

28.            x.    JAMES MONROE BIGGER, b. December 18, 1817, Warren County, Ohio; d. May 11, 1856, Butler Co, Ohio.

 

 

9.  JOHN4 BIGGER (SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1760 in the United States, and died on December 30, 1831, in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.  He met MARY BIGGER on December 25, 1787, in Upper West Conococheague, Pennsylvania, daughter of COL. JOHN BIGGER I.  She was born March 10, 1763, in Maryland, USA, and died July 19, 1841, in Centerville, Greene, Ohio.

 

Notes for JOHN BIGGER:

In 1790 John and wife Mary emigrated to the Lexington, Kentucky area, and from there moved to Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio about 1803.  John Bigger (1760-1831) served as a private in Capt. Walter McVinnis' company, 4th battalion, Cumberland County, Associators, under Colonel Scott. He was born in Ireland; died in Centerville, Ohio.

Excerpt from Xenia Gazette article, "Historic Cemetery in Sugarcreek To Get Care" by Dave Masters, Gazette Staff Writer, Wed., 12/15/1965:

Polen Farms was awarded to John Bigger Sr in Kettering, Ohio for his service in the Revolutionary War.  Joseph Bigger built the farmhouse and barn in 1854. It was originally named the estate White Oak Farm. The property remained in the Bigger family until 1940 when Russell V. Polen, a General Motors executive, and philanthropist, purchased it.

 

"John Bigger, Sr. 1760-1831, Revolutionary Soldier and early Sugar Creek elder [Associate Church]. Grandson of Matthew Bigger of Ballymoney, Ireland, and Martha Bigger who is buried in the Robinson United Presbyterian graveyard in Washington County, Pennsylvania, as one of the first white women to be buried west of the Alleghenys. He was the father of Thomas Bigger who served Sugar Creek as a ruling elder for half a century, and grandfather of Dinsmore Bigger who zealously followed for ninety-four years the faith of his fathers.

For more than one hundred and twenty-five years John and his descendants were privileged to serve as elders of the congregation.

 

At his side sleeps his wife Mary, a distant relative of the same family name, 1763-1844. She was born in Maryland and was a sister of Colonel John Bigger, Legislator, and pioneer of Warren County, Ohio, and aunt to Governor Samuel Bigger of Indiana and his brother Finley, Registrar of the U. S. Treasury.

John and Mary migrated from the Conococheague region to the Maryland-Pennsylvania border to Kentucky in 1788 where their children were born, thence to Ohio after the turn of the century with the church migration [1804-05] [with] other members of the family already here."

 

Excerpt from Xenia Gazette article, "Historic Cemetery in Sugarcreek To Get Care" by Dave Masters, Gazette Staff Writer, Wed., 12/15/1965:

More About JOHN BIGGER:

Burial: Pioneer Cemetery

Military service: 1781, 4th Battalion, Cumberland County Associates. Green Co, Ohio

 

More About MARY BIGGER:

Burial: Pioneer Cemetery

       

Children are listed above under (7) Mary Bigger.

10.  MATTHEW4 BIGGER (SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born November 03, 1767, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died November 11, 1797, in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania.  He married MARGARET FINDLEY 1790 in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, daughter of WILLIAM FINLEY and MARTHA DREAMER.  She was born July 20, 1759, in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, and died February 21, 1840, in New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio.

       

Children of MATTHEW BIGGER and MARGARET FINDLEY are:

29.              i.      JOHN5 BIGGER, b. 1790, Pennsylvania; d. June 17, 1856.

30.             ii.     SAMUEL H. BIGGER, b. November 25, 1793, Pennsylvania; d. October 18, 1876, Lexington, Kentucky on route to Miami valley.

31.             iii.     DAVID FINDLEY BIGGER, b. 1794, Pennsylvania, d. December 25, 1863, New Concord, Ohio.

32.             iv.     WILLIAM BIGGER, b. 1796, Pennsylvania; d. 1845, Warnock, Belmont County, Ohio.

                   v.     JANE BIGGER, b. 1797, Pennsylvania; d. December 14, 1867, Guernsey, Ohio; m. (1) ABRAHAM POLLOCK, April 16, 1817, Muskingum,                             Ohio; m. (2) SAMUEL CRAWFORD, January 25, 1852.

 

 

11.  SAMUEL4 BIGGER II (SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born January 01, 1770, in Antrim, Ireland, and died January 01, 1837, in Ohia, USA.  He married MARY SHANNON MCCUNE on February 21, 1805, in Jefferson, Ohio.  She was born December 07, 1776, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, and died September 26, 1843, in Mount Pleasent, Ohio.

 

More About SAMUEL4 BIGGER II

Burial: Old Covenanters Cemetery

 

More About MARY SHANNON MCCUNE:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant, Ohio

       

Children of SAMUEL BIGGER and MARY MCCUNE are:

33.              i.    SHANNON SAMUEL5 BIGGER, b. 1805, Rayland, Jefferson  Co., Ohio; d. April 26, 1892.

34.             ii.    MATTHEW BIGGER, b. December 28, 1808, Ohia, USA; d. February 28, 1886, Ohia, USA.

35.            iii.    WILLIAM BIGGER, b. January 13, 1811, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; d. April 04, 1852, Bucyrus, Crawford Co, Ohio.

                 iv.    POLLY BIGGER, b. January 26, 1813, Ohia, USA; d. March 26, 1863; m. ROBERTSON.

                  v.    ABIGAIL BIGGER, b. 1815; m. ? EAGLESTON, 1836.

 

 

12.  DAVID4 BIGGER (SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1773 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He married NANCY CUNNINGHAM. 

 

More About DAVID BIGGER:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant, Ohio

       

Child of DAVID BIGGER and NANCY CUNNINGHAM is:

                   i.    MATTHEW5 BIGGER.

 

 

13.  MARGARET4 BIGGER (SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born February 09, 1776, in Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania, and died October 23, 1843, in Piqua, Ohio.  She married WILLIAM GIFFIN.  He was born December 02, 1776, in Lewiston, Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania, and died March 03, 1841, in Piqua, Ohio.

       

Child of MARGARET BIGGER and WILLIAM GIFFIN is:

                   i.    WILLIAM5 GIFFIN, b. December 26, 1802.

 

 

14.  HANNAH4 BIGGER (SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born February 17, 1779, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and died December 31, 1830, in Warren Co., Ohio.  She married Col. JOHN BIGGER 1801 in Kentucky, son of COL. JOHN BIGGER I.  He was born December 05, 1770, in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, and died June 18, 1840, in Warren Co., Ohio.

 

More About HANNAH BIGGER: Burial: Bigger Cemetery

More About COL. JOHN BIGGER: Burial: Bigger Cemetery, Turtle Creek Twp, Warren Co, Ohio

Military service: Col.

Religion: Presbyterian

       

Children are listed above under (8) John Bigger.

15.  THOMAS MOORE4 BIGGER (THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born March 1783 in Pennsylvania, and died February 08, 1870.  He married ANN

 

More About THOMAS MOORE BIGGERBurial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

Census: 1860, Robinson, Washington, PA

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About ANN: Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

       

Child of THOMAS BIGGER and ANN is:

36.              i.    THOMAS5 BIGGER, b. Abt. 1825; d. 1928.

 

 

16.  JAMES4 BIGGER (THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born March 1787 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died October 16, 1861, in Pennsylvania, USA.  He married MARY BIGGERT.  She was born in 1797 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died on January 12, 1862.

 

Notes for JAMES BIGGER:

In the War of 1812, James Bigger enlisted, and served under General Harrison, in his campaign in Ohio against the French and Indians

 

 

 

More About JAMES BIGGER:

Burial: Frankfurt United Presbyterian Cemetery

Census: 1830, Mauch Chunk, Northampton, PA

Military service: Served in the war of 1812

 

More About MARY BIGGERT:

Burial: Frankfurt United Presbyterian Cemetery

       

Children of JAMES BIGGER and MARY BIGGERT are:

                   i.    MARY5 BIGGER, m. PADEN MOORE.

37.             ii.     SAMUEL BIGGER, b. October 19, 1819; d. 1893, Hookstown, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

38.            iii.    THOMAS BIGGER, b. January 09, 1826, Pennsylvania, USA; d. 1911, Frankfort Springs, Ohio.

                 iv.    ELIZA ANN BIGGER, b. 1828; m. DAVID NICKLE.

                  v.    MARTHA TAMAR BIGGER, b. April 19, 1830; m. JOSEPH KERR BUCHANAN.

                 vi.    ELLEN BIGGER, b. 1832; m. DAVID S. NICHOLSON.

39.           vii.     JAMES MOORE BIGGER, b. 1834.

40.          viii.    JANE BIGGER, b. 1836.

41.            ix.     JOHN ROBERT BIGGER, b. April 17, 1838, Pennsylvania, USA; d. July 19, 1891, Colorado.

                 x.     ROBERT BIGGER, b. 1840; m. ANN KEIFER.

 

 

17.  SAMUEL4 BIGGER (THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born March 1789 in Robinson, Pennsylvania, and died March 17, 1873, in Robinson, Washington, PA.  He married JANE WILLS in 1822.  She was born 1802 in Ireland and died 1874 in Robinson, Washington, PA.

 

More About SAMUEL BIGGER:

Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

Census: 1790, Peters, Franklin, PA

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About JANE WILLS: Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

       

Children of SAMUEL BIGGER and JANE WILLS are:

42.              i.    THOMAS5 BIGGER, b. 1825, Pennsylvania; d. 1908, Robinson, Washington, PA.

43.             ii.    ELIZABETH BIGGER, b. October 25, 1826, Washington Co, Pa.

44.            iii.    JAMES WILLIAM BIGGER, b. November 30, 1828, Pennsylvania, USA; d. Aft. 1890, Robinson, Washington, PA.

                 iv.    JOHN BIGGER, b. 1829.

 

                  v.    MATTHEW BIGGER, b. July 27, 1831, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania; d. April 07, 1912, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania; m.                          ELEANOR ANDERSON; b. 1840; d. 1880, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania. Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

 

 More About MATTHEW BIGGER:

 Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

 Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

 

                 vi.    MARY J BIGGER, b. Abt. 1835; m. JAMES DONALDSON.

              vii.    ANN BIGGER, b. 1835; m. ALEXANDER EWING.

               viii.    JENNETTE BIGGER, b. 1837, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania; d. 1928, Pennsylvania, USA.  Burial: Robinson United                                               Presbyterian Cemetery.

                         More About JENNETTE BIGGER: Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania

 

                 ix.    MARTHA BIGGER, b. 1839, Pennsylvania, USA; d. 1909, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

  More About MARTHA BIGGER:

  Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

  Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

 

                  x.    JANE BIGGER, b. 1841; m. JAMES MCBRIDE.

                 xi.    SAMUEL BIGGER, b. 1841.

 

More About SAMUEL BIGGER:  Occupation: Clergyman

18.  MARTHA4 BIGGER (THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born April 1791 in Washington Co, Pennsylvania, and died October 20, 1866, in Washington Co, Pennsylvania.  She married NATHANIEL MCBRIDE 1811 in Pennsylvania..  He was born in 1791 in Washington Co, Pennsylvania, and died on March 23, 1860, in Washington Co, Pennsylvania.

 

More About MARTHA BIGGER: Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Graveyard

 

More About NATHANIEL MCBRIDE: Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Graveyard

       

Children of MARTHA BIGGER and NATHANIEL MCBRIDE are:

                   i.    JAMES5 MCBRIDE, b. 1831; d. November 15, 1906.

                  ii.    SAMUEL MCBRIDE, b. 1833; d. August 25, 1916.

 

                         More About SAMUEL MCBRIDE: Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Graveyard

 

45.            iii.    THOMAS MCBRIDE, b. April 23, 1831; d. July 03, 1913.

 

 

19.  ANDREW4 BIGGER (THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born April 01, 1793, in Peters, Franklin, Pennsylvania, and died October 18, 1869, in Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania.  He married SARAH CAMPBELL in 1818 in Pennsylvania.  She was born January 08, 1796, in Eastern Pennsylvania, and died March 31, 1873, in Robinson, Washington, PA.

 

Notes for ANDREW BIGGER:

Andrew Bigger, the youngest son of Thomas, was born April 1, 1793, and from boyhood was reared to farm duties, continuing to follow farming all his life. in early life, he was married to Miss Sarah Campbell, who was born January 8, 1796, in eastern Pennsylvania, and after their marriage settled on the farm of 500 acres, now owned by their son, Thomas M. Game was yet abundant in those days, deer, wild turkeys, and panther being plentiful. Mr. Bigger was a staunch adherent of the Whigs until the Free-Soil party was organized when he became a Democrat, and in religious faith was an organizer of the Robinson U. P. Church. Mr. and Mrs. Bigger were the parents of the following children: Mary A., Eliza, Jane, Martha, Rachel, and Thomas Moore

 

More About ANDREW BIGGER:

Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

Census: 1790, Peters, Franklin, PA

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About SARAH CAMPBELL:

Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

       

Children of ANDREW BIGGER and SARAH CAMPBELL are:

                   i.    ELIZA5 BIGGER, b. October 12, 1824; d. January 07, 1889; m. HENRY STROUSS.

46.             ii.    MARY ANN BIGGER, b. 1822, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA; d. March 11, 1859.

                 iii.    JANE BIGGER, b. June 04, 1820, Beaver Co. County, Pennsylvania, USA; m. JAMES HARTFORD.

      iv.    MARTHA BIGGER, b. October 11, 1831; d. March 03, 1923, Robinson Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

                  v.    RACHEL SARAH BIGGER, b. February 14, 1834, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; d. May 21, 1907, East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio.                      vi.    MARGARET BIGGER, b. June 01, 1836.

47.           vii.    THOMAS MOORE BIGGER, b. June 01, 1836, Pennsylvania, USA; d. October 21, 1908, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania.

Generation No. 5

 

20.  THOMAS5 BIGGER (JOHN4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born July 06, 1792, in Kentucky, USA, and died September 10, 1881, in Sugar Creek, Greene, Ohio.  He married (1) HANNAH SNOWDEN March 16, 1815, in Greene, Ohio.  She was born in 1794, and died on August 11, 1823, in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA.  He married (2) CATHY ANN BRADFORD on October 28, 1824, in Montgomery, Ohio, USA.  She was born in 1800 and died November 03, 1836, in Sugar Creek, Greene, OH.  He married (3) ELIZABETH DALLAS CUNNINGHAM on July 03, 1838, in Greene, Ohio.  She was born 1804 in Ohio and died on March 12, 1888.

 

Notes for THOMAS BIGGER: Served in War 1812

 

More About THOMAS BIGGER:

Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

Census: 1830, Washington, Montgomery, OH

Military service: veteran, War of 1812

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About HANNAH SNOWDEN: Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

 

More About CATHY ANN BRADFORD: Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

       

Children of THOMAS BIGGER and HANNAH SNOWDEN are:

                   i.    MARIA6 BIGGER, b. 1816; m. THOMAS WHITE, August 30, 1837, Montgomery, Ohio, USA.

                  ii.    JAMES BIGGER, b. 1817.

48.            iii.    SAMUEL H. BIGGER, b. March 21, 1820, Ohia, USA; d. May 10, 1899, Greene County, Ohio.

 

       

Children of THOMAS BIGGER and CATHY BRADFORD are:

49.            iv.    JOHN BRADFORD6 BIGGER, b. August 10, 1825, Ohio; d. October 04, 1913, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA.

                  v.    THOMAS BIGGER, b. 1827.

 

       

Children of THOMAS BIGGER and ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM are:

50.            vi.    DINSMORE6 BIGGER, b. July 17, 1839, Ohio; d. February 04, 1933, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.

                vii.    MARTHA BIGGER, b. 1848, Ohia, USA.

 

More About MARTHA BIGGER:

Census: 1860, Sugar Creek, Greene, Ohio

 

 

21.  JOHN5 BIGGER (JOHN4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born January 31, 1796, in Kentucky, USA, and died April 20, 1855, in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.  He married MARY BRADFORD on October 23, 1823, in Montgomery, Ohio, USA, daughter of JOHN BRADFORD and MARY GILLESPIE.  She was born February 22, 1803, in Ohio, and died July 24, 1878, in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.

 

More About JOHN BIGGER:

Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

Census: 1830, Washington, Montgomery, OH

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About MARY BRADFORD:

Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

Census: 1870, Washington, Montgomery, OH

       

Children of JOHN BIGGER and MARY BRADFORD are:

                   i.    JOHN DAVID6 BIGGER, b. December 07, 1825, Sugarcreek Township, Greene County, Ohio; d. January 01, 1890, Bellbrook, Greene County,                                 Ohio, USA; m. LOUISA CATHCART, February 24, 1854, Montgomery, Ohio; b. December 09, 1831, Ohio; d. July 27, 1908, Bellbrook, Greene                                   County, Ohio, USA.

 

Notes for JOHN DAVID BIGGER:

John Bigger, farmer, Bellbrook, born in Montgomery County, December 7, 1825; was a son of John and Mary (Bradford) Bigger, the former was born in Kentucky; Mrs. Bigger in Ohio. They were married in 1824, and were parents of four children, three of whom are now alive, John, Joseph A., and Samuel; one deceased, Linley. Our subject was reared on the farm, where he received his education in the common schools and remained with his parents till he attained the age of twenty-eight years when his father bought the farm where he now resides; he then went to farming for himself, which he has followed ever since. he now owns a farm of one hundred and thirty-eight acres, all in a good state of cultivation and well-improved. IIe married in 1854, and he and Mrs. Bigger are worthy members of the United Presbyterian Church

 

More About JOHN DAVID BIGGER:

Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

Census: 1860, Sugar Creek, Greene, OH

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: United Presbyterian Church

 

More About LOUISA CATHCART: Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

 

51.             ii.     JOSEPH A BIGGER, b. 1830, Green, Ohio; d. April 22, 1908, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio.

                 iii.    FINLEY BIGGER, b. April 08, 1838, Green, Ohio; d. July 30, 1839, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, USA. Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

52.            iv.     SAMUEL BRADFORD BIGGER, b. September 01, 1840, Washington, Montgomery, Ohio; d. August 16, 1924, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.

 

 

22.  WILLIAM5 BIGGER (JOHN4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born June 26, 1801, in Kentucky, and died July 06, 1879, in Springfield, Clark Co, Ohio.  He married (1) NANCY BAIN on June 23, 1825, in Greene, Ohio, daughter of JAMES BAIN and SARAH FLEMING.  She was born 1804 in Ohia, USA, and died June 14, 1834, in Greene County, Ohio.  He married (2) NANCY LAW on April 14, 1835, in Green, Co, Ohio.  She was born 1805 in Ohio, USA, and died June 01, 1871, in Clark County, Ohio, USA.

 

More About WILLIAM BIGGER:

Burial: Ferncliff Cemetery

Census: 1850, Jerome, Union, OH

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Presbyterian

 

More About NANCY BAIN:

Burial: Ferncliff Cemetery

Census: 1850, Jerome, Union, OH

 

More About NANCY LAW: Burial: Ferncliff Cemetery

       

Children of WILLIAM BIGGER and NANCY BAIN are:

                   i.    SARAH6 BIGGER, b. 1826, Jerome, Union, Ohio; d. 1826.

                  ii.    REBECCA BIGGER, b. 1828, Jerome, Union, OH; d. 1899, Union County, Ohio, USA; m. JAMES H. RONEY. Burial: Oakdale Cemetery

 53.            iii.    MARY ELIZABETH BIGGER, b. November 21, 1833, Jerome, Union, Ohio; d. June 25, 1878, Union Co., Ohio.

 

       

Child of WILLIAM BIGGER and NANCY LAW is:

                 iv.    JOANNA6 BIGGER, b. June 06, 1837, Jerome Township, Union County, Ohio; d. January 05, 1920, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA. Burial:                               Ferncliff Cemetery

 

 

23.  JOSEPH5 BIGGER (JOHN4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born 1802 in Kentucky, USA, and died January 11, 1887, in Greene County, Ohio, USA.  He married (1) MARGARET BRADFORD on October 26, 1825, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, daughter of JOHN BRADFORD and MARY GILLESPIE.  She was born February 22, 1803, in Ohio, USA, and died March 16, 1856.  He married (2) SALLIE ROBINSON BOSSERMAN on September 03, 1857, in Warren Co, Ohio.  She was born October 30, 1812, in Ohio, and died November 24, 1913, in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio.

 

More About JOSEPH BIGGER:

Burial: Woodland, Cemetery

Census: 1850, Washington, Montgomery, OH

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About MARGARET BRADFORD: Burial: Pioneer Cemetery

 

Notes for SALLIE ROBINSON BOSSERMAN:

"MRS. BIGGER DIES AT AGE OF 101 YEARS Xenia's Oldest Woman Passes Away After Having Seen the Beginning of a Second Century of Life"

 

More About SALLIE ROBINSON BOSSERMAN:

Census: 1870, Dayton Ward 3, Montgomery, Ohio

       

Children of JOSEPH BIGGER and MARGARET BRADFORD are:

                   I.     JOSEPH6 BIGGER, b. 1840; d. October 31, 1914, Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

                           ii.     JOHN BIGGER, b. 1825.

                 iii.    THOMAS BIGGER, b. 1839, Ohia, USA.

 

                                     More About THOMAS BIGGER: Census: 1870, Dayton Ward 2, Montgomery, OH

 

                 iv.    PRIVATE SAMUEL BIGGER, b. November 10, 1843, Ohio, USA; d. February 14, 1862.

 

Notes for PRIVATE SAMUEL BIGGER:

During the Civil War, Union General Frederick W. Lander reported to his superior, Union General George McClellan, that on February 14, 1862, during the "Fight at Bloomery Gap," his men had marched 32 miles in 24 hours and the cavalry had traveled 43 miles. His men had fought a sharp engagement with the Confederates with the loss of six horses and only two men killed; among which was: Private Samuel D Bigger 

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More About PRIVATE SAMUEL BIGGER:

Burial: Warrenton Cemetery

Military service: Private, Company D, 1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry.

 

                  v.    MARGARET BIGGER, b. 1852, Ohia, USA.

 

More About MARGARET BIGGER:

Census: 1870, Dayton Ward 2, Montgomery, OH

24.  JAMES5 BIGGER (JOHN4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born November 26, 1805 in Kentucky, USA, and died August 23, 1883 in Washington, Montgomery, Ohio.  He married (1) EVALINE HAMILL July 03, 1839 in Green Co, Ohio.  She was born June 29, 1810 in Ohio, and died July 08, 1858 in Washington, Montgomery, Ohio.  He married (2) LYDIA HAMILL December 26, 1861 in Green, Co; Ohio. 

 

More About JAMES BIGGER:

Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

Census: 1850, Washington, Montgomery, Ohio

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Presbyterian

 

More About EVALINE HAMILL:     Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

       

Children of JAMES BIGGER and EVALINE HAMILL are:

                   i.    JAMES H.6 BIGGER, b. 1840, Ohio.

                  ii.    JOSEPH HAMIL BIGGER, b. September 03, 1840; d. October 28, 1914, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

54.            iii.    2-LT. MATTHEW BIGGER, b. September 30, 1842, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA; d. November 03, 1920, Philadelphia, Philadelphia                               County, Pennsylvania, USA.

                 iv.    MARTHA BIGGER, b. 1843.

55.             v.    THOMAS W. BIGGER, b. April 19, 1844, Ohio, USA; d. August 21, 1924, Seattle, King, Washington.

56.            vi.    HENRY JOHNSTON BIGGER, b. June 05, 1846, Ohio; d. March 29, 1926, Portland, Multnomah, Orego.

                vii.    RALPH BIGGER, b. August 1846, Ohio; d. February 29, 1924, Greene County, Ohio.

 

 More About RALPH BIGGER:

 Burial: Bellbrook Cemetery

 Census: 1880, Sugar Creek, Greene, Ohio

 Occupation: Flour Miller

 

               viii.    JAMES H. BIGGER, b. 1849, Washington, Montgomery, Ohio.

57.            ix.    MARGARET BIGGER, b. August 13, 1852; d. January 28, 1891.

 

 

25.  JOHN DINSMORE5 BIGGER (JOHN4, JOHN3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born 1801 in Kentucky, and died September 1827 in Warren Co., Ohio, USA.  He married MARY LONGSTREET March 08, 1827 in Warren Co, Ohio, daughter of AARON LONGSTREET and MARY HIGGINS.  She was born May 24, 1808 in Kingston, New Jersey, and died 1883 in Carroll County, Indiana.

 

More About MARY LONGSTREET:    Burial: Delphi Indiana Odd Fellows Cemetery

       

Child of JOHN BIGGER and MARY LONGSTREET is:

58.              i.    JOHN DINSMORE6 BIGGER, b. December 18, 1827, Ohio, USA; d. January 20, 1908, Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana.

 

 

26.  SAMUEL5 BIGGER (JOHN4, JOHN3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born March 20, 1802 in Warren County, Ohio, and died September 09, 1846 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He married EDITH WILLIAMSON May 25, 1830.  She was born November 12, 1798 in Kentucky, and died April 03, 1879 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Notes for SAMUEL BIGGER:

Samuel Bigger - (1802-1845) Bigger was born on a farm south of Franklin. His father, Col. John Bigger, frequently represented Warren County in the Ohio legislature and served as speaker of the house. A graduate from Ohio University, young Bigger moved to Liberty, Indiana in 1829. After establishing a law practice in Rushville, IN, he was elected to the Indiana legislature in 1843 and then reelected. In 1840 he was elected to one term as governor of Indiana. He is buried in Fort Wayne.

 

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More About SAMUEL BIGGER:

Burial: Old Broadway Cemetery

Occupation: Bet. 1833 - 1836, Circuit Judge

 

More About EDITH WILLIAMSON:   Burial: South Park Cemetery

       

Child of SAMUEL BIGGER and EDITH WILLIAMSON is:

                   i.    JOHN DINSMORE6 BIGGER, b. 1831; d. February 01, 1856, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana.  Burial: South Park Cemetery

 

 

27.  ESQ. FINLEY5 BIGGER (JOHN4, JOHN3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born September 29, 1807 in Lebanan Waren Co, Ohio, and died December 18, 1888 in Rushville, Indiana.  He married NANCY WILSON March 06, 1827.  She was born 1804 in Ohio, and died 1880 in Rush County, Indiana.

 

Notes for ESQ. FINLEY BIGGER:       Registrar of the U. S. Treasury under Pres. Buchanan

 

More About ESQ. FINLEY BIGGER:

Burial: East Hill Cemetery

Census: 1830, Lemon, Butler, OH

Occupation: Lawyer

 

More About NANCY WILSON:

Burial: East Hill Cemetery

Census: 1850, District 97, Rush, IN

       

Children of FINLEY BIGGER and NANCY WILSON are:

59.              i.    NANCY ANN6 BIGGER, b. 1828; d. December 15, 1899, Rushville, Rush, Indiana.

                  ii.    JOHN DINSMORE BIGGER, b. 1830, Indiana; m. LOUISA BIGGER.

 

                                    More About JOHN DINSMORE BIGGER:     Census: 1850, District 97, Rush, IN (with Mother)

 

60.            iii.   MAJOR ROBERT HAMILTON BIGGER, b. 1834, Kentucky or North Carolina, USA; d. November 13, 1888, Chattanouga, Tennessee.

                  iv.    JAMES FINLEY BIGGER, b. 1836, Indiana; m. MARY HOPKINS.

 

More About JAMES FINLEY BIGGER:

Census: 1870, Franklin, Owen, IN

Education: 1860, Student, Rushville, Indiana

 

                  v.    WILLIAM W BIGGER, b. October 1840, Indiana.

 

 More About WILLIAM W BIGGER:        Census: 1860, Rushville, Rush, IN (At a Hotel)

 

 

28.  JAMES MONROE5 BIGGER (JOHN4, JOHN3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born December 18, 1817 in Warren County, Ohio, and died May 11, 1856 in Butler Co, Ohio.  He married ELIZABETH MCCANDLISS March 18, 1841 in Warren Co, Ohio.  She was born June 16, 1819 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died December 13, 1908 in Dade City, Pasco County, Florida.

 

More About JAMES MONROE BIGGER:

Burial: Mound Cemetery

       

Children of JAMES BIGGER and ELIZABETH MCCANDLISS are:

61.              i.    LYCURGUS DINSMORE6 BIGGER, b. September 19, 1842, Warren Co., Ohio.

                  ii.    MARY CATHERINE BIGGER, b. March 26, 1844; d. March 08, 1876, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas; m. ANDERSON.  Burial:                                               Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery

                 iii.    HANNAH MORRISON BIGGER, b. February 09, 1846, Ohio; d. 1846.

                 iv.    ANDREW M BIGGER, b. September 26, 1848.

 

 More About ANDREW M BIGGER:

 Census: 1880, Precinct 5, Ammas City, La Plata, Colorado

 Occupation: Miner

 

                  v.    ANNA MARTHA BIGGER, b. March 02, 1851.

                 vi.    JOHN FINLAY BIGGER, b. June 03, 1853.

                vii.    REBECCA BELL BIGGER, b. October 23, 1856, Ohia, USA; d. March 27, 1874.  Burial: Mound Cemetery

 

 

 

29.  JOHN5 BIGGER (MATTHEW4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born 1790 in Pennsylvania, and died June 17, 1856.  He married ELIZABETH MCCONNELL, daughter of JAMES MCCONNELL and JENNEY FINDLAY. 

 

More About JOHN BIGGER:

Census: 1850, Spring Creek, Miami, Ohio

Occupation: Farmer

       

Children of JOHN BIGGER and ELIZABETH MCCONNELL are:

62.              i.    JOHN6 BIGGER, b. May 22, 1815, Miami Co., Ohio; d. August 29, 1861, Mount Pulaski, Illinois.

                  ii.    ABAGAIL BIGGER, b. 1810; m. ROBERT J. CUNNINGHAM, November 09, 1833, Greene, Ohio; b. 1806.

63.            iii.    ADAM M. BIGGER, b. August 16, 1816, Sugar Creek, Greene, Ohio; d. August 28, 1899, Gueda Springs Kansas.

64.            iv.    MATTHEW BIGGER, b. 1818.

65.             v.    ROBERT BIGGER, b. 1821; d. January 01, 1852.

66.            vi.    SGT. JOSEPH BIGGER, b. July 26, 1822, Ohio; d. September 30, 1907, Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana.

                vii.    NANCY BIGGER, b. 1823; m. JOHN M. BROWN.

67.          viii.    JOHN BIGGER, b. May 22, 1814, Miami Co., OH; d. August 29, 1861, Mt. Pulaski, Illinois.

68.            ix.    MATTHEW BIGGER, b. 1818, ohio.

 

 

30.  SAMUEL H.5 BIGGER (MATTHEW4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born November 25, 1793, in Pennsylvania, and died October 18, 1876, in Lexington, Kentucky on route to Miami valley.  He married MARGARET MCCONNELL on June 22, 1821, in Green, Ohio, daughter of JAMES MCCONNELL and JENNEY FINDLAY.  She was born December 10, 1799, in Beaver Creek, Greene, Ohio, and died February 22, 1874, in Washington Co., Iowa.

 

More About SAMUEL H. BIGGER:

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery

Census: 1850, Smith,  Belmont,  OH

Occupation: 1860, Farmer

 

More About MARGARET MCCONNELL:  Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery

       

Child of SAMUEL BIGGER and MARGARET MCCONNELL is:

                   i.    SAMUEL6 BIGGER, m. ELIZA.

31.  DAVID FINDLEY5 BIGGER (MATTHEW4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1794 in Pennsylvania, and died December 25, 1863, in New Concord, Ohio.  He married NANCY MCCLURE on January 18, 1816, in Belmont, Ohio, daughter of JOHN CUNNINGHAM.  She was born in 1797 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died in 1877 in New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio.

 

More About DAVID FINDLEY BIGGER:

Occupation: farmer, tanner

       

Children of DAVID BIGGER and NANCY MCCLURE are:

69.              i.    REV. MATTHEW6 BIGGER, b. 1816, New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio; d. December 21, 1872, Bushnell, Illinois.

                  ii.    ELIZABETH BIGGER, b. 1819; d. 1895.

                 iii.    MARGARET BIGGER, b. 1823; m. JAMES D CUNNINGHAM, June 29, 1848, Muskingum, Ohio.

 

                         Notes for MARGARET BIGGER:    Served as a nurse with the Western Armies

 

70.            iv.    PVT. JAMES MCLURE BIGGER, b. December 05, 1825, Ohia, USA; d. March 12, 1881, Muskingum County, Ohio.

                  v.    MARIAH BIGGER, b. 1828.

71.            vi.    NANCY A. BIGGER, b. June 20, 1830, Deweyville, Hancock, Ohio; d. January 17, 1909, Westland, Guernsey, Ohio.

                vii.    SARAH BIGGER, b. 1832.

72.          viii.    DAVID PROUDFOOT BIGGER, b. July 10, 1834, Ohio; d. June 23, 1889, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansa.

                 ix.    MARTHA WADDEL BIGGER, b. 1836; d. October 1859.

                  x.    JOHN LOUIS BIGGER, b. 1839.

32.  WILLIAM5 BIGGER (MATTHEW4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1796 in Pennsylvania and died in 1845 in Warnock, Belmont County, Ohio.  He married REBECCA A WARNOCK on August 29, 1820, in Smith, Belmont, Ohio.  She was born in 1799 in Virginia and died in 1885 in Warnock, Belmont County, Ohio.

 

More About WILLIAM BIGGER & REBECCA A WARNOCK   Burial: Warnock Cemetery

 

       

Children of WILLIAM BIGGER and REBECCA WARNOCK are:

73.              i.    JOHN6 BIGGER, b. 1820.

                  ii.    MATTHEW BIGGER, b. 1822; d. 1890, Belmont County, Ohio. Burial: Warnock Cemetery 

74.            iii.    WILLIAM FINDLAY BIGGER, b. 1824; d. 1869, Belmont County, Ohio,.

                 iv.    JACOB BIGGER, b. 1831.

75.             v.     DAVID BIGGER, b. 1834.

76.            vi.    ISABELL BIGGER, b. 1837; d. 1916, Jacobsburg, Belmont County, Ohio.

                vii.    ROBERT BIGGER, b. 1841.

               viii.    MARTHA BIGGER, b. 1843; m. JOHN W. HATHORNE, 1872.

 

 

33.  SAMUEL SHANNON 5 BIGGER (SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born 1805 in Rayland, Jefferson  Co., Ohio, and died April 26, 1892.  He married (1) SARAH CHAMBERS on October 30, 1832, in Belmont, Ohio.  She was born in 1805 in Rayland, Jefferson  Co., Ohio.  He married (2) ESTHER CONROW BLAIRE on February 10, 1852, in Belmont, Ohio.  She was born in 1820 and died in Rayland, Jefferson, Ohio.

 

More About SHANNON SAMUEL BIGGER:

Census: 1850, Pease, Belmont, Ohio

Occupation: Butcher

       

Children of SHANNON BIGGER and SARAH CHAMBERS are:

77.               i.    JOHN6 BIGGER, b. October 11, 1833, Jefferson County, Ohio; d. January 21, 1905, Vinton, Benton, Iowa.

                  ii.    MARY J. BIGGER, b. 1836, Ohio.

                 iii.    WILSON S. BIGGER, b. February 1841; d. March 20, 1918, Montgomery, Ohio; m. MARY PICKFORD; b. 1865.

 

More About WILSON S. BIGGER:

Burial: Warrenton Cemetery

Cause of Death: Intestinal Nephritis

 

                 iv.    MARGARET BIGGER, b. 1838.

                  v.    SAMUEL BIGGER, b. November 10, 1843; d. February 14, 1862, Civil War.

                 vi.    RACHAEL BIGGER, b. 1846; d. February 28, 1874, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio.

 

       

Children of SHANNON BIGGER and ESTHER CONROW are:

78.           vii.    GEORGE SHARP6 BIGGER, b. June 18, 1855, Rayland, Jefferson, Ohio; d. December 17, 1932, Rayland, Jefferson, Ohio.

               viii.    ESTHER VICTORIA BIGGER, b. 1857; d. June 14, 1872, Warren, Jefferson, Ohio.

                 ix.    NANCY ROXANNE BIGGER, b. April 17, 1861, Rayland, Jefferson, Ohio; d. December 02, 1938, Ohio, West Virginia. She m. Noble S.                                      Gillespie on 29 Jul 1884 in Jefferson, Ohio, USA

                  x.    IANTHA BIGGER, b. March 26, 1868; d. July 27, 1936, Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia.

 

 

34.  MATTHEW5 BIGGER (SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born December 28, 1808, in Ohia, USA, and died February 28, 1886, in Ohia, USA.  He married (1) ELIZABETH S ADAMS.  She died March 16, 1849, in Renrock, Noble County, Ohio.  He married (2) NANCY MOOREHEAD on September 12, 1850, daughter of FRANCIS MOOREHEAD and MARY PATTERSON.  She was born February 15, 1823, in Pennsylvania, and died December 27, 1909, in Ohia, USA.

 

More About MATTHEW BIGGER:

Burial: Hasson Cemetery

Census: 1850, Brookfield, Morgan, OH

Occupation: Clothier

 

More About ELIZABETH S ADAMS:   Burial: Dye Cemetery

       

Children of MATTHEW BIGGER and ELIZABETH ADAMS are:

79.              i.    SAMUEL6 BIGGER, b. December 28, 1835, Ohio; d. August 25, 1918.

                  ii.    MATTHEW BIGGER, b. 1837, Ohia, USA.

                 iii.    MARTHA J BIGGER, b. 1838.

80.            iv.    LEANDER ADAMS BIGGER, b. October 01, 1844, Ohio; d. August 03, 1913, Del Monte Heights, Monterey Co., California.

81.             v.     STEPHEN H, BIGGER, b. September 01, 1847, Muskingum County, Ohio; d. November 17, 1929, Hancock Co, Ohio.

                 vi.    ELIZA J BIGGER, b. 1848; d. October 1844.

 

       

Children of MATTHEW BIGGER and NANCY MOOREHEAD are:

                 vii.    FRANCIS6 BIGGER, b. November 22, 1852; d. September 30, 1874, Ohia, USA.  Burial: Hasson Cemetery 

               viii.    MARY BIGGER, b. 1856.

                 ix.    WILLA S BIGGER, b. November 06, 1859; d. October 21, 1868, Ohia, USA.   Burial: Hasson Cemetery

35.  WILLIAM5 BIGGER (SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born January 13, 1811, in Washington Co, Pennsylvania, and died April 04, 1852, in Bucyrus, Crawford Co, Ohio.  He married SARAH HEDGES DUNLOP on October 27, 1835, in Jefferson Co, Ohio, daughter of ADAM DUNLOP and SARAH KIRK.  She was born December 22, 1809, in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and died October 17, 1875, in Cadiz, Harrison Co, Ohio.

 

More About WILLIAM BIGGER:

Burial: Dickson Cemetery

Census: 1850, Liberty, Crawford, OH

Occupation: 1850, Millwright

Religion: United Presbyterian

 

More About SARAH HEDGES DUNLOP:

Burial: Cadiz Union Cemetery

Census: 1860, Smithfield, Jefferson, OH

       

Children of WILLIAM BIGGER and SARAH DUNLOP are:

82.              i.    LEANDER ADAMS6 BIGGER, b. 1836, Henry, Ohio; d. 1898, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio.

83.             ii.    SAMUEL BRADFORD BIGGER, b. 1838, Ohia, USA.

84.            iii.    JOHN M BIGGER, b. September 29, 1839, Crawford Co, Ohio; d. May 03, 1916, Archer Twp., Harrison Co, Ohio.

                 iv.    JOSEPH C BIGGER, b. June 21, 1841; d. December 04, 1870, Cadiz, Harrison County. Burial: Cadiz Union Cemetery

                  v.    SARAH JANE BIGGER, b. September 1845, Harrison Co, Ohio; d. November 20, 1934, Mount Pleasant, Washington, Pennsylvania; m.                                 JOHN KITHCART, December 26, 1871; b. November 1847, Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio; d. May 16, 1918, Steubenville,                                           Jefferson County, Ohio. Burial: Union Cemetery.

                 vi.    HELEN MARY BIGGER, b. January 01, 1848; d. June 27, 1925, Harrison County, Ohio.  Burial: Cadiz Union Cemetery

 

                         Notes for HELEN MARY BIGGER:  Never married

               vii.    ANN ELIZABETH BIGGER, b. May 23, 1850, Jefferson Co, Ohio.

               viii.    JAMES WILLIAM BIGGER, b. May 23, 1850, Jefferson Co., Ohio; d. May 24, 1850.

 

 

36.  THOMAS5 BIGGER (THOMAS MOORE4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1825, and died 1928.

 

More About THOMAS BIGGER:

Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

Census: 1860, Robinson, Washington, PA

Occupation: Farmer

       

Child of THOMAS BIGGER is:

                   i.    JANE6 BIGGER, b. 1857.

 

 

37.  SAMUEL5 BIGGER (JAMES4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born October 19, 1819, and died 1893 in Hookstown, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  He married (1) JANE FULTON.  She was born in 1832 and died in 1894.  He married (2) MARY ISABELLA TORRENCE 1865 in Pennsylvania.  Burial: Mill Creek Hill Cemetery

       

Children of SAMUEL BIGGER and JANE FULTON are:

                   i.    JAMES FULTON6 BIGGER, b. 1855; d. 1901.  Burial: Mill Creek Hill Cemetery

85.             ii.    JOHN ANDREW BIGGER, b. September 1858; d. 1942.

                 iii.    LAURA BIGGER, b. August 05, 1860; d. September 07, 1922, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Burial: Mill Creek Hill                                            Cemetery

                iv.    NETTIE BIGGER, b. 1862; d. 1892, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; m. RICHARD STEPHENSON; b. 1860; d. 1944. Burial: Frankfort Springs                           Presbyterian Cemetery

       

Children of SAMUEL BIGGER and MARY TORRENCE are:

                  v.    JEAN6 BIGGER, b. 1867.

                 vi.    MARY ISABELLA BIGGER, b. 1869.

 

 

38.  THOMAS5 BIGGER (JAMES4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born January 09, 1826, in Pennsylvania, USA, and died 1911 in Frankfort Springs, Ohio.  He married MARY NICHOLSON, daughter of THOMAS NICHOLSON and REBECCA STEWERT.  She was born May 06, 1834, in Pennsylvania, and died 1914.

 

More About THOMAS BIGGER & MARY NICHOLSON:

Burial: Mill Creek Hill Cemetery

       

Children of THOMAS BIGGER and MARY NICHOLSON are:

                   i.    ELLIS N6 BIGGER, b. September 17, 1856, Hanover Township, Washington, Pennsylvania; d. June 15, 1902.

 

More About ELLIS N BIGGER:      Occupation: Lawyer

 

                  ii.    INEZ J BIGGAR, b. November 30, 1860; d. February 13, 1930, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; m. DAVID M STROUS, December 28, 1897,                                          Beaver, Burial:  Hookstown, Beaver, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania

                 iii.    JAMES CARL BIGGER, b. May 23, 1863, Pennsylvania, USA; d. March 04, 1951, Ingram, Kerr, Texas, United States. Burial: Glen Rest                                      Cemetery

 

39.  JAMES MOORE5 BIGGER (JAMES4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1834.  He married MARGARET JANE MORROW. 

       

Children of JAMES BIGGER and MARGARET MORROW are:

                   i.    NELLIE6 BIGGER, b. 1864.

                  ii.    ROBERT MOORE BIGGER, b. 1866.

                 iii.    HOWARD BIGGER, b. 1870; d. February 10, 1883.  

 

40.  JANE5 BIGGER (JAMES4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1836.  She married ROBERT HALL. 

 

       

Child of JANE BIGGER and ROBERT HALL is:

86.              i.    EMMA JANE6 HALL, b. May 09, 1853; d. October 01, 1910.

 

 

41.  JOHN ROBERT5 BIGGER (JAMES4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born April 17, 1838, in Pennsylvania, USA, and died July 19, 1891, in Colorado.  He married ANNA C CHILDS 1860 in Isle Of Man, England.  She was born in 1842 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died November 02, 1926, in Colorado.

 

More About JOHN ROBERT BIGGER:

Burial: Littleton Cemetery, Colorado.  Lot 1-22-5

Census: 1870, Ohio, Beaver, PA

 

Notes for ANNA C CHILDS:

Joe's mother, Anna Biggar (Grandma Annie or Grandma Biggar) was the first postmistress of Medlen Town. She lived with Joe and was often seen sitting on the porch of his house, smoking her corncob pipe and spitting tobacco.

 

 

More About ANNA C CHILDS:

Burial: Littleton Cemetery, Colorado.  Lot 1-22-6

Census: 1901, Bradford, Jefferson, Colorado

       

Children of JOHN BIGGER and ANNA CHILDS are:

87.              i.    LORENZO CHILDS6 BIGGER, b. August 24, 1863, Ohio, Beaver, PA; d. December 21, 1933, Colorado.

                  ii.    BLANCHE BIGGER, b. 1864, Isle Of Man, England (Ohio, Beaver, PA); m. JOSEPH BRADLEY.

                 iii.    JOSEPH KERR BUCHANNAN BIGGER, b. 1867.

 

Notes for JOSEPH KERR BUCHANNAN BIGGER:

The Biggar family came from Pennsylvania. They moved to the Dakota Territory around 1870 but left during the Sioux uprising in 1876. Upon arriving in Colorado Territory, J. R. Biggar and son Lorenzo (Joe's brother) purchased a small mine called The Switzer Lode. The Switzer Lode mine was about a mile northeast of the current location of the Ault cemetery, straddling section 34 of T5S and section 3 of T6S, in a gulch just east of the present Fender's Junction. The mine initially produced tin, and later mica. It was reopened in the 1930s and mined for feldspar and beryl. It even offered up some uranium oxide.

 

Joe's mother, Anna Biggar (Grandma Annie or Grandma Biggar) was the first postmistress of Medlen Town. She lived with Joe and was often seen sitting on the porch of his house, smoking her corncob pipe and spitting tobacco. (Anna isn't buried here; she is in the Littleton Cemetery.)

 

Joe is believed to have never married. When Byrd Biggar died in 1920, Joe brought Josephine Ault Biggar and her children into his home. Joe was called "the rock of the family." He was also a Good Templar.

 

Fittingly, when he was buried here in the Ault Cemetery, his brothers had to dig through solid stone, finally having to blast to make a place for Joe; this crude rock memorial is therefore suited to the miner and farmer who never married but was the rock that held a family together.

 

Ault Cemetery, between Morrison and Conifer, Jefferson County, Colorado

 

88.            iv.    THOMAS MARSHALL BIGGER, b. 1874, Pennsylvania, USA; d. December 23, 1950, Colorado.

89.             v.    BYRDE HAMILTON BIGGER, b. June 17, 1875, Beaver Falls, Beaver, Pennsylvania; d. 1919, Jefferson, Colorado.

42.  THOMAS5 BIGGER (SAMUEL4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1825 in Pennsylvania, and died in 1908 in Robinson, Washington, PA.  He married ESTHER DONALDSON 1854, daughter of ANDREW DONALDSON and JANE MCBURNEY.  She was born in 1825 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died in 1863 in Robinson, Washington, PA.

 

More About THOMAS BIGGER & ESTHER DONALDSON

Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery Washington Co, Pennsylvania

Census: 1860, Robinson, Washington, PA

 

  

Children of THOMAS BIGGER and ESTHER DONALDSON are:

                   i.    THOMAS MOORE6 BIGGER, b. November 12, 1855, Washington County, Pennsylvania; d. February 12, 1943, Columbus, Franklin                                       County, Ohio; m. NELLIE M; b. 1867; d. March 30, 1956, San Diego, San Diego County, California.  Union Cemetery Columbus, Franklin                           County,  Ohio 

90.             ii.    ANDREW DONALDSON BIGGER, b. September 1857, Pennsylvania, USA; d. January 06, 1948, Burgettstown, Washington County,                                     Pennsylvania.

                 iii.    JANE BIGGER, b. June 1860, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; d. October 19, 1937, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Burial: Robinson                                   United Presbyterian Graveyard

 

Notes for JANE BIGGER:      BIGGER—On Tuesday, October 19, 1937, at 4 a.m., Jane Bigger, in her 78th year. Funeral services from the Robinson United Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Oct 20, at 2 p.m. Interment in Robinson cemetery.

 

      iv.    JAMES MCBRIDE BIGGER, b. 1863; d. 1863.  Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Graveyard

 

 

43.  ELIZABETH5 BIGGER (SAMUEL4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born October 25, 1826, in Washington Co, Pa.  She married JAMES DONALDSON.  He was born October 25, 1828, in Washington Co, Pa.

 

       

Children of ELIZABETH BIGGER and JAMES DONALDSON are:

                   i.    ANDREW6 DONALDSON.

                  ii.    SAMUEL BIGGER DONALDSON, m. JEAN NEWELL.

                 iii.    JANE E DONALDSON.

                 iv.    THOMAS R DONALDSON.

                  v.    MATTHEW J DONALDSON.

                 vi.    JOHN M DONALDSON.

 

 

44.  JAMES WILLIAM5 BIGGER (SAMUEL4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born November 30, 1828, in Pennsylvania, USA, and died Aft. 1890 in Robinson, Washington, PA.  He married SARAH H DONALDSON on January 01, 1857, in Robinson, Washington, PA, daughter of RICHARD DONALDSON.  She was born in 1831 in Pennsylvania, USA, and died June 08, 1891, in Robinson, Washington, PA. Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

 

Notes for JAMES WILLIAM BIGGER:

James W. Bigger, the second son of Samuel Bigger, first saw the light of day on November 30, 1828. He remained on the old homestead during his boyhood and early youth, receiving his education in the common schools of the period, which, to quote the gentleman's own language, were: "According to my judgment better adapted to give the pupil a more thorough knowledge of the branches taught than the schools of the present day." On January 1, 1857, Mr. Bigger was united in marriage with Miss Sarah H., daughter of the late Richard Donaldson, a resident of Hanover township. Children came to brighten their pleasant home as follows: Jennie W., Esther Mc., Lizzie, Isaac, Ida and S. W. (twins), Richard, W. M. and J. M. Of these, Lizzie is deceased, while the other children are scattered, some living near their parents, others gone far from the home nest. The mother died June 8, 1891. Mr. Bigger has continued to reside on the farm where he had settled immediately after his marriage. He is a representative citizen, and in politics has ever been a firm advocate of the principles embodied in the platform of the Republican party. In religious faith he has for many years been a member and liberal supporter of the Robinson United Presbyterian Church.

 

Text is taken from page 1182 of Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).

More About JAMES WILLIAM BIGGER:      

Census: 1860, Robinson, Washington, PA

Occupation: 1880, Farmer

 

More About SARAH H DONALDSON:        Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

       

Children of JAMES BIGGER and SARAH DONALDSON are:

                   i.    JANE6 BIGGER, b. November 07, 1857, Robinson, Washington, PA; d. March 05, 1912, Grove City, Pennsylvania

91.             ii.    ESTHER M BIGGER, b. May 04, 1859, Robinson, Washington, PA; d. September 11, 1915.

92.            iii.    ISAAC DONALDSON BIGGER, b. July 16, 1863, Robinson Township, Wash County, Pennsylvania; d. May 14, 1940, Oakdale, Allegheny,                               Pennsylvania.

                 iv.    IDA M BIGGER, b. March 1866, Robinson, Washington, PA.

                         More About IDA M BIGGER: Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

                  v.    SAMUEL BIGGER, b. 1865, Robinson, Washington, PA.

93.            vi.    RICHARD BIGGER, b. May 22, 1868, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania; d. February 22, 1929, Burgettstown, Washington,                                                 Pennsylvania.

                vii.    WILLIAM BIGGER, b. June 19, 1871, Robinson, Washington, PA; d. December 30, 1945, Hammond Lake, Indiana; m. ELIZABETH JANE                                 THOMAS, September 20, 1900, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; b. January 26, 1875; d. October 1957, Hammond Lake, Indiana.

                         More About WILLIAM BIGGER:  Census: 1880, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania

               viii.    JOHN BIGGER, b. August 07, 1873, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania; d. June 26, 1930, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania;                             m. JANE RACHEAL MILLER, October 01, 1903, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; b. January 05, 1871, Pennsylvania, USA; d. November 12,                           1942, Washington Co, Pennsylvania.

                         More About JOHN BIGGER:    Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania

 

 

45.  THOMAS5 MCBRIDE (MARTHA4 BIGGER, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born April 23, 1831, and died July 03, 1913.  He married ANNIE ANDERSON WALLACE.  She was born 1857 and died in 1936.  Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Graveyard

       

Child of THOMAS MCBRIDE and ANNIE WALLACE is:

                   i.    MARTHA6 MCBRIDE, b. 1890; d. 1985.

 

 

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46.  MARY ANN5 BIGGER (ANDREW4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born in 1822 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA, and died March 11, 1859.  She married RICHARD DONALDSON in 1842.  He was born 1801 in Hanover Twp, Washington Co, Pa, and died November 04, 1867, in Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

More About MARY ANN BIGGER & RICHARD DONALDSON:

Burial: Robinson cemetery

Children of MARY BIGGER and RICHARD DONALDSON are:

                   i.     SARAH6 DONALDSON, b. March 31, 1843; m. J. S. CULLEY.

                          More About SARAH DONALDSON:  Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

                 ii.    WILLIAM DONALDSON, b. May 08, 1845.

                 iii.    MARY E. DONALDSON, b. March 19, 1848; m. J. D. SCOTT.

                 iv.    ANDREW B. DONALDSON, b. October 01, 1851.

 

47.  THOMAS MOORE5 BIGGER (ANDREW4, THOMAS3, MATTHEW2, JAMES1) was born June 01, 1836, in Pennsylvania, USA, and died October 21, 1908, in Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania.  He married MARGARET DONALDSON on March 10, 1859, in Pennsylvania.  She was born March 09, 1838, in Pennsylvania, USA, and died November 12, 1928, in Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania.

 

More About THOMAS MOORE BIGGER & MARGARET DONALDSON:

Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

Children of THOMAS BIGGER and MARGARET DONALDSON are:

94.              i.    ANDREW RANKIN6 BIGGER, b. August 31, 1860, Robinson, Washington, Pennsylvania; d. September 08, 1930, Washington,                                            Pennsylvania.

95.             ii.     JAMES D BIGGER, b. November 13, 1864, Washington Co, Pennsylvania; d. October 13, 1931, Derry, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.

                 iii.    SARAH L BIGGER, b. January 05, 1868, Robinson, Washington, PA; d. 1928; m. J.A. WITHERSPOON. Burial: Robinson United                                          Presbyterian Cemetery

 

                                     More About SARAH L BIGGER:  Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

 

                 iv.    MARY J BIGGER, b. April 30, 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA.

 

    More About MARY J BIGGER:

    Burial: Robinson United Presbyterian Cemetery

    Census: 1870, Robinson, Washington, PA

 

                  v.     MARTHA M BIGGER, b. March 12, 1873; d. January 11, 1928, Robinson Twp., Washington Co, Pennsylvania.  Burial: Robinson United                              Presbyterian Cemetery

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