Davis Warren Biggs

Male 1802 - 1887  (85 years)


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  • Name Davis Warren Biggs  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 11 Sep 1802  Stewart City, Houston, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Value of Real Estate 13 Sep 1850  Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 13 Sep 1850  Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Nov 1887  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 6 Nov 1887  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • occupation: farmer.
      $400
      bLimestone Baptist Church
      /bAug 2007 , Cobden, Union, Illinois
      In 1819, Cornelius & Mary Scott Anderson came to Union Co., IL to purchase land. They purchased 182 acres of prime land in Cobden, but the remained in Stewart Co., TN. In 1820, their daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Thomas Ferrill, moved to Cobden after purchasing 30 acres of land from Cornelius and Mary. Later, Elizabeth's borther, Timothy, and his wife, Druscilla Biggs Anderson, purchased 150 acres from his parents and moved to Cobden. In 1825, Thisbe Anderson and her husband, Davis W. Biggs, moved to Cobden. Cornelius "Neely" Anderson and his wife and son moved to Cobden in 1836. When Cornelius died, Mary came to live with Neely.
      On May 18, 1836, three acres were purchased by Davis Biggs, James Ferrill, Samuel Miller, Jacob Clutts, Jacob Wigle, Philip Clutts, Andrew Penrod, William Hagler, & Thomas Ferrill for six dollars from Timothy & Druscilla Anderson for the erection of a school and meeting house. The tract of land was described as follows: SW qtr of section No. 7 beginning on the line that divides Timothy Anderson & Davis W. Biggs land.
      The United Baptist Limestone Church was founded in Sep 1837. It location is this same tract of land. Sometime between 1837 & 1854 the first chuch burned and all records were destroyed.
      Then, on the 22nd day of Jul 1854, Davis W. & Thisbe Biggs donated to the trustees of the United Baptist Limestone Church (Elias Dilda, Joseph Sames, & Jacob Clutts) a certain tract of land being part of the SW quarter of section No. 7, Township 11 South, Range 1 West. This donation may have been given to rebuild the church, but we are unable to locate positive information to support this theory. We do know that the church was built near the residence of Davis W. Biggs and rebuilt in the same area after it burned.
      Located about 100 yards south of the church you will find the first cemetery of Limestone Baptist Church. D. W. & Thisbe Biggs, along with many former members are buried there.
    Person ID I21401  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2012 

    Father John J. Biggs,   b. 14 Oct 1772, Tyrell, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, Stewart, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nancy Warren,   b. 18 Jun 1769, Martin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1794  [1
    Family ID F07028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thisbe Anderson,   b. 17 Jun 1808, Stewart, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1856, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1825  Stewart, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. William J. Biggs,   b. Abt 1825, Stewart, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Mary Biggs,   b. 4 Dec 1825, Stewart, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Nancy Lucinda Biggs,   b. Abt 1830, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. John Jasper Biggs,   b. 11 Mar 1832, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1913  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah A. Biggs,   b. 4 Jun 1834, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1929, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
     6. Mahalia Biggs,   b. Abt 1837, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F08509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Burke,   b. 26 Apr 1815, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1886, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1857  Jackson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Biggs,   b. 4 Dec 1825, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1881, Labette, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     2. William J. Biggs,   b. Between 1825 and 1830, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883  (Age ~ 58 years)  [natural]
     3. Nancy Biggs,   b. 11 Feb 1830, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1917, Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     4. John Jasper Biggs,   b. 11 Mar 1832, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1913, Durango, La Plata, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     5. Mahalia F. Biggs,   b. Nov 1836, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     6. Benjamin Franklin Biggs,   b. 28 Jan 1839, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1926, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F08510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S017629] Biggsyoung, nicolebiggs_1, (May 2000, Ancestry.com).

    2. [S017892] Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900, Jordan Dodd, (Jordan Dodd and Liahona Research, comp.. Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.).

    3. [S018381] Vancil, Jones, Niess, Dowty families, (Ancestry.com, Inc., Provo, Utah, 2001).

    4. [S017511] 1850 United States Federal Census.


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