Jacob Joab Harrell Biggs

Male 1812 - 1891  (79 years)


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  • Name Jacob Joab Harrell Biggs  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 11 Jan 1812  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 21 Nov 1850  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 12 May 1854  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 12 Jul 1860  McKinney, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Value of Personal Estate 18 Aug 1870  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Value of Real Estate 18 Aug 1870  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 18 Aug 1870  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 29 Jun 1880  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Sep 1891  Celina, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 22 Sep 1891  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • occupation: farmer.
      occupation: preacher.
      occupation: farmer.
      occupation: farmer.
      $3000.
      $2500.
      occupation: preacher.
      bCottage Hill Historical Marker
      /b, Cottage Hill, Collin County, Texas
      Historical marker, 1992.
      COTTAGE Hill METHODIST CHURCH AND CEMETERY

      COTTAGE Hill METHODIST CHURCH AND CEMETERY
      ACCORDING TO LOCAL TRADITION THIS METHODIST CHURCH
      TRACES ITS ORIGIN TO PIONEER RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS ORGA-
      NIZED BY THE REV. JOHN Culwell AND HELD IN THE HOME
      OF HIS BROTHER, ANDREW J. Culwell, ABOUT 1846, AND TO THE
      ESTABLISHMENT OF METHODIST CAMPGROUND MEETINGS
      HELD AT NEARBY HONEY CREEK ABOUT 1848. THE FIRST DOCU-
      MENTARY MENTION OF COTTAGE Hill METHODIST CHURCH IS
      CONTAINED IN THE MINUTES OF THE TRINITY CONFERENCE
      HELD IN PLANO IN 1874. A CHURCH STRUCTURE WAS BUILT ON
      Land DONATED BY F. F. MORRILL AT THIS SITE IN 1881; H. H.
      Sullivan SERVED AS PASTOR.
      THE SIZABLE NUMBER OF Early HEADSTONES BEARING THE
      NAME Culwell AND THE MANY UNMARKED Graves SUR-
      ROUNDING THE GRAVESITE OF MARTHA Culwell (D. 1870), THE
      CEMETERY'S EARLIEST RECORDED INTERMENT, SUGGESTS THAT
      THE COTTAGE Hill CEMETERY BEGAN AS A FAMILY CERE-
      TERY. ALTHOUGH LOCATED ADJACENT TO EACH OTHER AND
      BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CONNECTED AS PART OF LANDS
      DEEDED TO THE COTTAGE Hill CHURCH DURING THE 1880S
      AND 1890S, THE CHURCH AND CEMETERY HAVE NOT BEEN
      FORMALLY ASSOCIATED SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
      COTTAGE Hill CEMETERY ASSOCIATION IN 1890.
      THE CHURCH STRUCTURE, RENOVATED IN 1946, CONTINUES
      TO SERVE THE COTTAGE Hill METHODIST CHURCH.

      COTTAGE Hill CEMETERY
      Historical marker application.
      ...In 1842 William Culwell had moved from Arkansas to present day Collin County and settled west of the present day town of Weston. He was soon followed by his four brothers, Hezekiah, Thomas, John and Andrew. John Culwell organized several Methodist churches in the North Texas area after 1842. The brothers patented land in the area and the present day church and cemetery are on the Thomas Culwell survey. Since 31 members of the Culwell families lie buried in the cemetery and the oldest marked graves are those of the family, the supposition arises that the cemetery began as a Culwell family burying ground....
      the cemetery is located on the Thomas Culwell Survey. Records of the early burials are non-existent.... There are many unmarked graves in the original part of the cemetery, just north and west of the church....
      Eleven member of the Biggs family are buried here. The best known member of the family is the Reverend Joab Harrell Biggs (1812-1891). He had come to Texas with the Culwell family in 1842. He was a native of North Carolina but was living in Mississippi when he was converted in the Methodist camp meeting and joined the Mississippi Conference. From Mississippi he moved to Arkansas where he met the Culwell family with whom he came to Texas. He patented 320 acres of land as a member of the Peter's Colony about five or six miles northwest of the resent church and cemetery.... He was a Methodist circuit rider preacher who rode a circuit of around three hundred miles in North Texas, headquartered in Bonham, Fannin County at one time.... He received about sixty dollars a year for his preaching....
    Person ID I22250  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2011 

    Father Joseph Willis Biggs,   b. 12 Nov 1766, Edgecombe, Edgecombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1844, Lewiston, Bertie, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Chloe Daniel,   b. 2 Mar 1776, Martin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1845, Williamston, Martin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Feb 1808  Williamston, Martin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F09414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda Patton Richardson,   b. 24 Mar 1826, Tazewell, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1898, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1850  Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Charles Biggs,   b. Abt 1848, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Jane E. Biggs,   b. 7 Jan 1852, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1907, Denton, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Biggs,   b. 1854, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     4. Martha Biggs,   b. 1856, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     5. Nancy Virginia Biggs,   b. 1858, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Jack, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     6. Amy Matilda Biggs,   b. 27 Nov 1859, Roseland, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1952, Weston, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     7. John H. Biggs,   b. 27 Nov 1859, Roseland, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     8. James Albert Biggs,   b. 23 Jun 1862, Collin, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1937, Denton, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F09640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S003999] Biggs Family Tree, JohnPatterson1941, (Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah).

    2. [S006082] FindAGrave.com.

    3. [S002402] 1850 United States Federal Census.

    4. [S002440] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;;;).

    5. [S002635] 1880 United States Federal Census.

    6. [S011502] Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com. Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: Texas to 1850. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Pu).

    7. [S011476] Texas Land Abstracts, (Ancestry.com. Texas Land Title Abstracts [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Texas General Land Office. Abstracts of all original Texas Land Titles comprising Grants and Locations. Austin, TX.).

    8. [S002575] 1870 United States Federal Census.

    9. [S007019] hrclinton, Harold Clinton.

    10. [S012037] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, (U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.).

    11. [S003810] Asa Biggs Family Bible, (The Comprehensive Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments, Published: New York: Robinson & Franklin, successors to Leavitt, Lord & co. 180 Broadway, 1839).


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