Benjamin Franklin Biggs

Male 1839 - 1926  (87 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Biggs  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Born 28 Jan 1839  Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Gender Male 
    Residence 13 Sep 1850  Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Value of Personal Estate 18 Jul 1860  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Value of Real Estate 18 Jul 1860  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 18 Jul 1860  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 15 Aug 1862  Jonesboro, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Military 26 Aug 1862  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    Residence Oct 1863  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Mustered out Civil War 27 May 1865  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence South Pass, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 15 Jun 1870  Casper, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 2 Jul 1870  Casper, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 5 Jun 1900  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 3 May 1910  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 6 May 1926  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 12, 13
    Buried 9 May 1926  Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 
    • occupation: farmer.
      $800.
      $100.
      Union Army, Co E, 81st Regiment Illinois Infantry, Sergeant.
      Taxed on hogs slaughtered.
      occupation: farmer.
      occupation: farmer.
      occupation: liveryman.
      Cobden Biographies, Union Co. IL Genealogy Trails, Source: "History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties", Illinois, Perrin, Chicago, 1883 Transcribed by Andy Anderson
      bB. F. Biggs/b, farmer, P. O. Cobden, was born in Cobden Precinct January 28,
      1839, to D. W. and Thisbe (Anderson) Biggs. D. W. was born in North
      Carolina November 21, 1805, and when five years of age he moved to Tennessee
      with his parents. He remained in Tennessee till 1825; then moved to this
      county and settled near his present home, and has resided here since. A
      short time before coming to this State, he was married in Tennessee to
      Thisbe Anderson. She was born in Tennessee in 1809 and died here October,
      1856. By this wife he had seven children, our subject being the youngest -
      Mary (now dead), William J. (supposed to be dead), Nancy, J. J., Sarah,
      Mahala and B. F. He was married to his second wife in 1857, Mrs. Catherine
      Burkey. She was a native of Pennsylvania. His occupation has always been
      that of farmer.
      Our subject was educated in the district schools of the county, and his
      occupation has also been that of farmer and fruit-raiser. November 1, 1860,
      he was married to Elizabeth Parmly. She died September 15, 1861, leaving a
      child which died in infancy. August 11, 1862, he enlisted in Company E,
      81st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged May 27, 1865, on
      account of disability.
      He remained with the regiment till May, 1864, rejoicing in its successes or
      suffering in its disasters. He was then so crippled by disease that he
      could no longer stay with the regiment, so was placed in the hospital at
      Memphis, where he remained till receiving his discharge. Most of the time
      he was clerking in the hospital office. Before leaving his company he was
      one of the sergeants. He has been receiving a pension of $64 per year since
      his discharge.
      February 16, 1866, he was married to his second wife, Eliza J. Fegans. She
      was a native of Kentucky. Her parents moved to this State when she was
      young, and settled in Clark County, where her father died. In 1859 her
      mother moved to this county and died here. Mrs. Biggs died in February,
      1877. By her he has three children - Letta E., Beatrice L. and Charles W.
      After his marriage in 1866 he settled on his present farm, and has been
      engaged in general farming and fruit raising since. May, 1877, he was
      married to his third wife, Nancy A. Davis. She was born in this county to
      James K. and Harriet Davis. He died in Johnson County in 1877. She is
      still living. Two children have been the result of this union - Benjamin F.
      and Elmer J.
      Mr. Biggs is Republican in politics, and was once nominated by his party as
      county clerk, but was defeated by the Democratic candidate, and has since
      taken no active part in political life.
    Person ID I24286  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2012 

    Father Davis Warren Biggs,   b. 11 Sep 1802, Stewart City, Houston, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1887, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 19 Feb 1857  Jackson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Family ID F09453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Ann Parmly,   b. 1840, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1861, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1860  Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Biggs,   b. Between 1860 and 1861, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1861, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F10416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth J. Fegans,   b. 16 Feb 1843, Milford, Bracken, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1877, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1866  Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. Lettie Effie Biggs,   b. 19 Jan 1867, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1950, Lakota, Nelson, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     2. Beatrice Lillian Biggs,   b. 2 Aug 1868, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1942, Elgin, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     3. Belle S. Biggs,   b. 1869, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F10417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Nancy Aseneth Davis,   b. 1 Feb 1853, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1903, Union, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married May 1877  Johnson, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Charles Walter Biggs,   b. 30 Mar 1872, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1952  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Benjamin Franklin Biggs,   b. 14 Feb 1879, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1964, Cobden, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     3. Elmer Jasper Biggs,   b. 9 Mar 1880, South Pass, Union, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1965, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     4. Arthur D. Biggs,   b. Mar 1886, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F10418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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