BIGGERS FAMILY HISTORY

This information was obtained from various sources and all may not be accurate.  It came from  research done in the 1930's by Boyd Biggers and Artie Smith; research done by Sara Smith Stilwell, Brady O. Smith and Pam Holbrook; an article in the magazine "Our State" written by Cynthia Adams about the old Bigger Cemetery in Union County, North Carolina and other sources.  Because of evidence that the Biggers came to the U.S. from Scotland, Sara Stilwell visited the little town of Bigger in Scotland in the 1990's, hoping to gather more information about the family,  but discovered that there were no Biggers living there at that time.

 

           

                                    FIRST GENERATION

 

 A.    ALBERT  BIGGER

 

 BORN AND LIVED IN SCOTLAND.  NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

 

                                                               CHILDREN

 

        1.   WILLIAM BIGGER

                   BORN 1717

                   DIED 1780

                   MARRIED SARAH JULIAN

 

        2    JOHN BIGGER

                  BORN 1720

                  DIED 1766

                  MARRIED MARY PORTER

 

         3.   JOSEPH BIGGER

                  BORN 1722

                  DIED 1786

                  MARRIED SARAH HARRIS

 

         4.   SAMUEL BIGGER

                  BORN 1726

                  DIED 1772

                  MARRIED JANET JAMISON

 

 

 

                               SECOND  GENERATION

 

B.    WILLIAM BIGGER

            BORN 1717

            DIED 1780

            MARRIED SARAH JULIAN

                                   BORN 1729

                                   DIED 1759

 

ACCORDING TO RESEARCH DONE BY FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE 1930'S, WILLIAM BIGGER CAME FROM SCOTLAND AND SETTLED IN CABARRUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.  ANOTHER REPORT STATES THAT HE CAME FROM COUNTY ANTRIM IN IRELAND.  SOME OF HIS CHILDREN LATER MOVED TO UNION COUNTY, NC.  AT ONE TIME THERE WAS A COMMUNITY IN THAT AREA CALLED BIGGERSTOWN. 

 

                                                                 CHILDREN        

1.      JOHN BIGGER                   

                BORN 1734

                DIED 1796

 

        2.  SAMUEL BIGGER

                BORN 1738

                DIED 1766

 

        3.  DAVID BIGGER

                BORN 1740

                DIED 1810

                MARRIED ELIZABETH FERGUSON

                                       BORN 1752

                                       DIED 1818

 

         4.  ROBERT BIGGER

                 BORN 1741

                 DIED 1788

                 MARRIED CATHERINE MCLEAN

 

          5.  ELIZABETH BIGGER

                 BORN 1744

                 DIED 1760

 

          6.  JOSEPH BIGGER

                 BORN 1748

                 DIED 1804

 

 

                                   THIRD GENERATION

 

C.         JOHN BIGGER

                  BORN 1734

                  DIED 1796

                  MARRIED HANNAH BROWN

                                           BORN 1737

                                           DIED 1808

 

JOHN BIGGER, SON OF WILLIAM BIGGER,  MARRIED HANNAH BROWN, THE DAUGHTER OF ROBERT BROWN WHO DIED IN 1769.

                                                               CHILDREN

 

           1.   JOHN STARK BIGGER

                      BORN 1769

                      DIED 1845

 

           2.   ROBERT BIGGER

                     BORN 1770

                     DIED 1846

                     MARRIED REBECCA ROBINSON

 

           3.   WILLIAM BIGGER

                    BORN 1771

                    DIED 1825

                    MARRIED MARY ANN SNELL IN 1802

 

           4.   ISABELLA BIGGER

                    BORN 1772

                    DIED 1831

                    MARRIED JOHN PLATT IN 1793

                                           BORN 1769

 

            5.   JAMES BIGGER

                      BORN 1774

                      DIED

                      MARRIED DEBORAH BLAIR IN 1796

 

            6.   JOHNSON  N. BIGGER

                     BORN 1775

                     DIED 1849

                     MARRIED JEAN MCLARTY IN 1806

                                             BORN 1777

                                             DIED 1850

 

            7.   MARY BIGGER

                     BORN 1778

                     DIED

                     MARRIED FRANCIS MILLER IN 1803

 

 

                                   FOURTH GENERATION

 

1.    JOHN STARK BIGGER

             BORN 1769

             DIED 1845

             MARRIED SUSANNAH DORTHEA PETRIE

                                    BORN 1774

                                    DIED 1854

 

THERE ARE CONFLICTING STORIES ABOUT WHERE JOHN STARK BIGGERS WAS BORN, ONE IS THAT HE WAS BORN IN CABARRUS COUNTY, NC, BUT ANOTHER IS THAT HE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND AND LATER MOVED TO GERMANY WHERE HE LIVED FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THEN CAME TO THE UNITED STATES WITH TWO OF HIS BROTHERS.  HE  MARRIED SUSANNAH DORTHEA PETRIE, DAUGHTER OF JOHANNES PETRIE AND DOROTHEA BOST, ON JULY 19, 1799.   SHE WAS BORN IN SURRY COUNTY, NC.  THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NUMBER AND NAMES OF THEIR CHILDREN, SEVERAL OLD RECORDS SHOW ONLY FIVE CHILDREN, BUT ANOTHER SHOWS TEN AS WE HAVE LISTED BELOW.    IT IS BELIEVED THAT JOHN STARK BIGGERS IS BURIED IN THE DAN TUCKER CEMETERY IN CABARRUS COUNTY, NC. 

 

                                                           CHILDREN

                                           

            1.1   ROBERT BROWN BIGGERS

                        BORN NOVEMBER 14, 1799

                        DIED 1879

 

             1.2.  WILLIAM BEHINGER BIGGERS

                         BORN DECEMBER 2, 1802

                         DIED 1843

                         MARRIED MARY ANN "POLLY" SNELL

                                                BORN 1805

                                                DIED 1881

  

             1.3.   TOBIAS HENRY BIGGERS

                          BORN MARCH 3, 1804

                          DIED MARCH 4, 1804

 

             1.4.   ANZI BIGGERS

                          BORN JUNE 6, 1805

                          DIED

 

              1.5.   MARY K. BIGGERS

                           BORN 1806

                           DIED 1824

 

              1.6.   WILEY BIGGERS

                           BORN 1808

                           DIED ?

 

              1.7   ELIAS  BIGGERS

                           BORN  1809

                           DIED 1855

  

               1.8.   ZENAS BIGGERS

                            BORN MAY 30, 1811

                            DIED

                            MARRIED MARY ?

 

                1.9    SALLIE BIGGERS

                             BORN

                             DIED

                             MARRIED HIRAM BARBEE

 

                 1.10.  LOVINIA BIGGERS

                              BORN 1817

                              DIED 1846

                              MARRIED DANIEL "MACK"  TUCKER IN 1841

                                                      BORN 1817

                                                      DIED 1882

 

 

 

                                 FIFTH GENERATION

 

1. 1.   ROBERT "ROBIN" BROWN BIGGERS

             BORN  NOVEMBER 14, 1799  OR MARCH 8, 1798 ?

             DIED 1879

             MARRIED MARY ANN “POLLY” LITTLE

                                      BORN JUNE 19, 1802

                                      DIED 1863

 

SON OF JOHN STARK BIGGERS, HE MARRIED POLLY LITTLE ON 12/9/1823 IN UNION COUNTY, NC.  HER PARENTS WERE JAMES LITTLE AND ROSANNA TUCKER OF ROWAN COUNTY, NC.  JAMES AND ROSANNA TUCKER LITTLE ARE APPARENTLY BURIED IN A FAMILY CEMETERY IN STANLY COUNTY, NC  OFF THE RENEE FORD ROAD NEAR THE ROCKY RIVER CROSSING.   

                                                        CHILDREN

                                         (ORDER OF BIRTH UNKNOWN)

                                 DATES OF BIRTH APPROXIMATE FROM 1850 CENSUS

 

     1.1.1  OLIVER BIGGERS

                   BORN 1824

                   DIED 1896

                   MARRIED ELIZA KLUTTZ

 

     1.1.2.   TERSA BIGGERS

                      BORN 1826

                      DIED 1896

                      MARRIED ELI  H.  (OR MARTIN)  HINSON

                                            BORN 1824

                                            DIED 1916

 

      1.1.3.   MARTHA BIGGERS

                        BORN 1828

                        DIED

 

       1.1.4.   GARRISON BIGGERS

                         BORN SEPTEMBER 9, 1832

                         DIED JUNE 4, 1900

 

       1.1.5.   MARSENA EMALINE BIGGERS

                         BORN SEPTEMBER 8, 1828  OR 1835 ?

                         DIED

                         MARRIED WILLIAM HINSON

 

        1.1.6.   ZENAS BIGGERS

                         BORN 1838

                         DIED AFTER BEING WOUNDED IN THE CIVIL WAR,

                         WOUNDED IN VIRGINIA, HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME 

                         WHEN HE DIED IN RALEIGH, NC. 

 

        1.1.7.   NORRIS BIGGERS

                          BORN  AUGUST 30, 1840

                          DIED SEPTEMBER 22, 1892

                          MARRIED SARAH GREEN

                                               

        1.1.8.   ABIGAIL BIGGERS

                          BORN 1843

                          DIED

                          MARRIED JOHN RAMSEY

 

 

 

         

1.6   WILEY BIGGERS

            BORN 1808

            DIED  1870 - 1880  ?

            MARRIED ELIZABETH MOTLEY

                                   BORN 1825

 

WILEY BIGGERS MARRIED ELIZABETH MOTLEY, DAUGHTER OF ROBERT MOTLEY AND ELIZABETH REED (DAUGHTER OF JOHN REED OF REED GOLD MINE FAME) ON 2/11/1840. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THEY LIVED IN THE AREA OF GEORGEVILLE, NC. AND ARE REPORTED TO HAVE HAD SIX OR EIGHT CHILDREN.  (SEE NOTE ABOUT ANOTHER WILEY BIGGERS AT END OF THIS  LISTING.)

 

                                                           CHILDREN

 

           1.6.1   WILLIAM BIGGERS

                           BORN 1837

                           DIED IN CIVIL WAR

 

           1.6.2   SUSANAH BIGGERS

                           BORN 1839

 

          .1.6.3   ROBERT BIGGERS

                           BORN 1841

                           DIED 1909

 

           1.6.4   MCDONALD BIGGERS

                           BORN 1847

                           DIED

 

           1.6.5   NANCY BIGGERS

                           BORN 1849

                           DIED 1929  ?

 

           1.6.6   JULIE BIGGERS

                          BORN 1853

                          DIED

             

           1.6.7   SARAH BIGGERS

                           BORN 1855

                           DIED 1885

               

           1.6.8   CRISEY (CHRISTINE ?) BIGGERS

                           BORN 1855 ?

                           DIED

 

 

NOTE:  THERE IS ALSO A WILEY E. BIGGERS BURIED AT CENTER GROVE METHODIST CHURCH NEAR GEORGEVILLE, NC.  HE IS LISTED AS BORN IN 1859 AND DIED IN 1939 AND WITH THAT BIRTH YEAR HE MAY HAVE BEEN WILEY BIGGERS' SON.  THIS IS CONFUSING TO ME SINCE MY MOTHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1889 IN GEORGEVILLE, SPOKE OFTEN OF A WILEY BIGGERS LIVING IN GEORGEVILLE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN A GROWN MAN WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD.  ALSO, NEXT TO WILEY E.'S GRAVE IS A WADE ELLIS BIGGERS, BORN JUNE 14, 1901 AND DIED FEBRUARY 15, 1932 WHO COULD HAVE BEEN WILEY E. BIGGERS' SON.  .  ON THE OTHER SIDE OF WILEY'S GRAVE IS ONE MARKER WITH THE NAMES AND AGES OF THREE WOMEN, NANCY BIGGERS, AGE 80, LAURA BIGGERS, AGE 65 AND LUCRETIA BIGGERS, AGE 74.  NANCY IS PROBABLY THE FIRST WILEY BIGGERS' DAUGHTER BUT WE ARE UNSURE WHERE THE OTHER TWO WOMEN FIT INTO THE BIGGERS HISTORY. 

 

 

 

1.7   ELIAS  BIGGERS

             BORN ABOUT 1809 OR 1814

             DIED 1853

             MARRIED LUCY THOMAS

                                    BORN 1816

                                    DIED 1853

 

NOT SURE IF THIS IS ACCURATE OR NOT , BUT IF SO, HE WAS BORN IN CABARRUS CIOUNTY AND MARRIED LUCY THOMAS FROM ANSON COUNTY IN 1832 AND  THEY HAD AT LEAST SIX CHILDREN.

 

                                                  CHILDREN

 

         1.7.1   SUSAN ELIZABETH BIGGERS

         1.7.2   JACOB GREEN BIGGERS

         1.7.3   LAVINIA A. BIGGERS

                         BORN OCTOBER 17, 1831

                         MARRIED DANIEL TUCKER (SON OF LEWIS TUCKER & CATHERINE FISHER)

         1.7.4   LOUISA ADELINE BIGGERS

         1.7.5   TOBITHA CLEMENTINE BIGGERS

         1.7.6   SOPHRONIA BIGGERS

 

 

                                 SIXTH GENERATION

 

1.1.4.    GARRISON BIGGERS

                   BORN SEPTEMBER 9, 1832

                   DIED JUNE 4, 1900

                   MARRIED MARTHA RORIE SINCLAIR

                                            BORN  SEPTEMBER 18, 1832

                                            DIED  AUGUST 2, 1895

 

THE SON OF ROBERT BROWN BIGGERS, HE WAS BORN IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY, HIS WIFE  WAS BORN IN ANSON COUNTY, THE DAUGHTER OF ALFRED SINCLAIR (BORN IN IRELAND) AND MARTHA RORIE (BORN IN SCOTLAND).  THEY WERE MARRIED ON JANUARY 3, 1854 BY REV. E.C. WILLIAMS.   GARRISON BIGGERS WAS A FARMER AND SERVED IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY FROM 1863 UNTIL 1866.   THEY LIVED IN UNION COUNTY, NC, IN GOOSE  CREEK TOWNSHIP.   THEY ARE BOTH BURIED AT HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH IN GOOSE CREEK TOWNSHIP.

 

                                                       CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.1   ELAM  R.  BIGGERS  

                   BORN OCTOBER 24, 1854

                   DIED MAY 13, 1929

                            

1.1.4.2.  WILLIAM  LUTHER BIGGERS

                   BORN AUGUST 27, 1856

                   DIED MAY ? 1931

 

1.1.4.3.   SILAS J. BIGGERS  

                   BORN APRIL 27, 1858

                   DIED IN 1930

 

1.1.4.4.   MARY  ADALINE   BIGGERS

                    BORN JANUARY 6, 1860

                    DIED AUGUST 28, 1923

 

1.1.4.5.    SARAH   HASSELTINE   BIGGERS

                     BORN JULY 1, 1861

                     DIED NOVEMBER 27, 1937

 

1.1.4.6.   ALFRED  WILSON  BIGGERS

                     BORN MAY 1, 1863

                     DIED JULY 1913

 

1.1.4.7.    ZENAS  WILKERSON  BIGGERS

                     BORN AUGUST 24, 1866

                     DIED FEBRUARY 2, 1903

 

1.1.4.8.   REALUS B. BIGGERS

                     BORN MAY 10, 1868

                     DIED

 

1.1.4.9.    PLINEY H. BIGGERS

                     BORN APRIL 18, 1870

                     DIED NOVEMBER 13, 1928

 

1.1.4.10.  MARTHA JENNY BIGGERS

                     BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1875

                     DIED DECEMBER 26, 1924

 

 

 

1.1.7.   NORRIS BIGGERS

                  BORN  AUGUST 30, 1840

                  DIED SEPTEMBER 22, 1892

                  MARRIED SARAH GREEN

                                          BORN FEBRUARY 27, 1843

                                          DIED APRIL 28, 1923

 

NORRIS BIGGERS, SON OF ROBERT BROWN BIGGERS,  WAS BORN IN UNION COUNTY.  HE MARRIED SARAH GREEN AND THEY LIVED AND FARMED IN GOOSE CREEK TOWNSHIP OF UNION COUNTY.  THEY ARE BOTH BURIED AT THE BIGGERS FAMILY CEMETERY IN UNION COUNTY.  

 

                                                                CHILDREN

                                                                   ORDER OF BIRTH UNKNOWN

                                                                               (MAY BE OTHERS)

 

1.1.7.1   JAMES L. BIGGERS

                  BORN OCTOBER 20, 1868

                  DIED SEPTEMBER 3, 1887

 

1.1.7.2   ROBERT H. BIGGERS

                    BORN FEBRUARY 16, 1873

                    DIED DECEMBER 25, 1873  ?

 

1.1.7.3    MARTHA L. BIGGERS

                     BORN SEPTEMBER 10, 1881

                     DIED APRIL 21, 1882  ?

 

1.1.7.4    HENRY BROWN BIGGERS    

                    BORN

                    DIED

 

1.1.7.5    INFANT SON

                   BORN FEBRUARY 11, 1887

                   DIED OCTOBER 4, 1888

 

 

 

                           

                                                         Biggers  Cemetery in Union County, North Carolina

 

 

 

1.6.3   ROBERT BIGGERS

                 BORN 1841

                 DIED 1909

                 MARRIED LYDIA FURR

 

SON OF WILEY BIGGERS,  REPORTEDLY BORN IN CABARRUS COUNTY, NC WHERE HE MARRIED LYDIA FURR..  

 

                                                         CHILDREN

 

   1.6.3.1   LUNDAY ELIZABETH BIGGERS 

                      BORN

                      DIED AT THE AGE OF 19

   1.6.3.2.  WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS

                      BORN 1870

                      MARRIED JANE FLOWE

                      DIED 1949

 

    1.6.3.3   MARTIN LUTHER BIGGERS

                        BORN

                        DIED AT THE AGE OF 23

 

 

  1.6.7     SARAH BIGGERS

                    BORN 1855

                    DIED FEBRUARY 15, 1915

                    MARRIED GEORGE M. SMITH

                                            BORN OCTOBER 17, 1851

                                            DIED OCTOBER 6, 1933

 

DAUGHTER OF WILEY BIGGERS AND ELIZABETH MOTLEY.  THEY ARE BOTH BURIED AT CENTER GROVE UNITED METHODIST AT GEORGEVILLE, NC. 

 

                                                                 CHILDREN

 

1.6.7.1   TITUS SMITH

                   BORN JUNE 15, 1876

                   DIED JUNE 16, 1895

 

1.6.7.2   LAURA A. SMITH

                   BORN JANUARY 1, 1877

                   DIED SEPTEMBER 20, 1948

 

1.6.7.3   ANN SMITH

                   BORN SEPTEMBER 2, 187?

                   DIED SEPTEMBER 6, 1934

 

1.6.7.4   HAMPTON SMITH

                   BORN MARCH 8, 1881

                   DIED JANUARY 8, 1944

 

1.6.7.5   LUTHER SMITH

                   BORN MARCH 8, 1881

                  DIED

 

1.6.7.6   LILLIE SMITH

                  BORN FEBRUARY 9, 1883

                  DIED FEBRUARY 2, 1945

 

1.6.7.7   CHARLES FRANKLIN SMITH

                   BORN DECEMBER 8, 1885

                   DIED AUGUST 6, 1967

 

1.6.7.8   VICTOR JAMES SMITH

                  BORN APRIL 8, 1888

                  DIED MAY 10, 1940

 

1.6.7.9   FANNIE SMITH

                   BORN SEPTEMBER 15, 1890

                   DIED OCTOBER 27, 1973

 

1.6.7.10  THOMAS  M. SMITH

                    BORN NOVEMBER 14, 1892

                    DIED   APRIL 9,  ?

 

1.6.7.11  DANIEL SMITH

                    BORN JUNE 25, 1896

                    DIED JANUARY 16, 1969

 

 

                                                             SEVENTH GENERATION

                   

           

1.1.4.1   ELAM  R.  BIGGERS  

                   BORN OCTOBER 24, 1854

                   DIED MAY 13, 1929

                   MARRIED JANE BOST 

 

SON OF GARRISON BIGGERS, HE LIVED AT WINGATE, NC.  HE MARRIED JANE BOST ON MAY 31, 1875. 

 

 

 

1.1.4.2.   WILLIAM  LUTHER  BIGGERS

                     BORN AUGUST 27, 1856

                     DIED MAY 1931

                     MARRIED MARY ASBURY  LITTLE

                                             BORN  1858

                                             DIED  1931 

 

                                                          CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.2.1    DAUGHTER

                       BORN

                       DIED 

                      (MARRIED  ? BROWN, A TEACHER)

 

1.1.4.2.2    CARRIE ASBURY BIGGERS

                       BORN 1891   

                       DIED  1954                    

                       MARRIED  WILLIS ALFRED MCMANUS  

                                              BORN 1883  

                                              DIED 1979

 

1.1.4.2.3    MARTHA DORA BIGGERS 

                       BORN

                       DIED

                       MARRIED WILLIAM F. BLACK

                       

1.1.4.2.4    ADDIE BIGGERS

 

1.1.4.2.5    CARL BIGGERS

 

1.1.4.2.6    THERMAND B. BIGGERS

 

1.1.4.2.7    HOMER BIGGERS

 

1.1.4.2.8    BOYCE BIGGERS

 

 

 

1.1.4.3.    SILAS BIGGERS  

                    BORN APRIL 27, 1858

                    DIED IN 1930 IN FLORIDA

                    MARRIED PHRONIA NASH

 

SON OF GARRISON BIGGERS, HE MOVED TO SANFORD, FLORIDA AND IS REPORTED TO HAVE HAD A LARGE FAMILY.  HE IS BURIED IN FLORIDA.

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.4.    MARY  ADALINE  BIGGERS

                       BORN JANUARY 6, 1860

                       DIED AUGUST 28, 1923

                       MARRIED GEORGE U. (OR P.)  FURR

 

DAUGHTER OF GARRISON BIGGERS, SHE LIVED IN GOOSE CREEK TOWNSHIP IN UNION COUNTY. SHE MARRIED GEORGE FURR, SON OF ISRAEL JACKSON FURR AND MARY URSELA REED FURR ON MAY 29, 1876.

 

                                                         CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.4.1.   BRUCE FURR (MARRIED JENNIE CRAYTON)

1.1.4.4.2.   CLEONA FURR (MARRIED AN OSBORNE)

1.1.4.4.3.   WILMA FURR

1.1.4.4.4    MYRA FURR (MARRIED A TURNER)

1.1.4.4.5.   SYLVESTER FURR

1.1.4.4.6.   RELUS FURR

1.1.4.4.7.   MAUDE FURR

 

 

 

1.1.4.5.    SARAH   HASSELTINE   BIGGERS

                     BORN JULY 1, 1861

                     DIED NOVEMBER 27, 1937

                     MARRIED  RUFUS  SOLOMAN  SMITH

 

DAUGHTER OF GARRISON BIGGERS, SHE GREW UP IN GOOSE CREEK TOWNSHIP IN UNION COUNTY, MARRIED RUFUS S. SMITH OF STANLY COUNTY, NC AND LIVED THERE FOR THE REMAINDER OF HER LIFE.  SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE BOTH BURIED AT LOCUST BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.  (FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY SEE THE HISTORY OF BILLY SMITH ON THIS WEBSITE).

 

                                                          CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.5.1.    CLAUD LEXIE SMITH

1.1.4.5.2.    JENNIE CANDACE SMITH

1.1.4.5.3.    MARTHA CARRINE SMITH

1.1.4.5.4.    BESSIE MAE SMITH

1.1.4.5.5.    ELIAS BRADY SMITH

1.1.4.5.6.    REECE W. SMITH

1.1.4.5.7.    LAWRENCE M. SMITH

1.1.4.5.8.    ARTIE WILSON SMITH

1.1.4.5.9.    RALPH PLINEY SMITH

1.1.4.5.10.  BLANCHE ESTELLE SMITH

1.1.4.5.11.  CRAIG J. SMITH

1.1.4.5.12.  UNNAMED INFANT

 

 

 

1.1.4.6.   ALFRED  WILSON  BIGGERS

                    BORN MAY 1, 1863

                    DIED  JULY, 1913

                    MARRIED JENNIE PYRON

                                          BORN 

                                          DIED 1931

 

 SON OF GARRISON BIGGERS.

 

                                                        CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.6.1.   CAROLINE BIGGERS

                        BORN 1895

                        DIED NOVEMBER 30, 1982

 

1.1.4.6.2.   MARTHA SINCLAIR BIGGERS

                        BORN 1897

                        DIED SEPTEMBER 10, 1982

 

1.1.4.6.3.   WILLIAM GARRISON BIGGERS

                        BORN

 

1.1.4.6.4.   MARY FRANCES BIGGERS 

                        BORN

 

 

 

1.1.4.7.    ZENAS  WILKERSON  BIGGERS

                     BORN 8/24/1866

                     DIED 2/6/1903

                     MARRIED MITTIE  E. AUSTIN

                                            B. 4/30/1872

                                            D. 10/25/1895

                     MARRIED NANNIE J. AUSTIN

                                              B. 10/4/1868

                                              D. 2/2/1924

 

SON OF GARRISON BIGGERS,  HIS FIRST TWO CHILDREN ARE BY HIS FIRST MARRIAGE, THE OTHERS ARE BY THE SECOND MARRIAGE.  ZENAS AND BOTH OF HIS WIVES AND THREE OF HIS CHILDREN ARE BURIED AT HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY IN UNION COUNTY, NC. 

 

                                                               CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.7.1   ONA BIGGERS

                      BORN AUGUST 6, 1891

                      DIED OCTOBER 4, 1891

 

1.1.4.7.2    ZIMMER BIGGERS

                       BORN 1893

                       DIED

 

1.1.4.7.3    ALBERTA BIGGERS

                      BORN NOVEMBER 12, 1897

                      DIED FEBRUARY 19, 1898

 

1.1.4.7.4    JAMES BIGGERS

                      BORN DECEMBER 23, 1898

                      DIED DECEMBER 24, 1898

 

1.1.4.7.5    GLADYS  BIGGERS

                       BORN DECEMBER 1, 1899

                       DIED

                       MARRIED LEE JONES

 

1.1.4.7.6     HENRY ZENAS BIGGERS

                        BORN MAY 6, 1902

                        DIED

                        MARRIED LYDIA BRASINGTON

                        

1.1.4.7.7     BURT BIGGERS

                        BORN

                        DIED IN INFANCY

 

 

 

1.1.4.8    REALUS  B. BIGGERS

                   BORN MAY 10, 1868

                   DIED

                   MARRIED RETTIE LOVE

 

REALUS WAS THE SON OF GARRISON BIGGERS.  

 

                                                        CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.8.1    ROBERT BIGGERS   (MARRIED A HARTSELL)

1.1.4.8.2    BOYD BIGGERS  (HAD DAUGHTER, JANE)

1.1.4.8.3    LENA BIGGERS  (MARRIED A MANGUM)

1.1.4.8.4    COLIN BIGGERS  (MARRIED A GRIGGS)

 

 

 

1.1.4.9     PLINEY H. BIGGERS

                    BORN  APRIL 18, 1870

                    DIED NOVEMBER 13, 1928

                    MARRIED MATTIE LOVE

 

PLINEY BIGGERS WAS THE SON OF GARRISON BIGGERS.  

 

                                                CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.9.1    BRYCE BIGGERS  (MARRIED KATHLEEN SATTERFIELD)

 

 

 

1.1.4.10     MARTHA  JENNY  BIGGERS

                       BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1875

                       DIED DECEMBER 26, 1924

                       MARRIED WILLIAM HENRY AUSTIN

 

MARTHA WAS THE YOUNGEST CHILD OF GARRISON BIGGERS.  SHE MARRIED WILLIAM HENRY AUSTIN AND THEY HAD AT LEAST ONE CHILD.

 

                                                            CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.10.1     SELMA AUSTIN  (LIVED AT STANFIELD, NC, SHE NEVER MARRIED)

 

 

.

 

1.1.7.4    HENRY BROWN BIGGERS

                    BORN

                    DIED

                    MARRIED MAMIE ?

 

INFORMATION ABOUT HENRY BIGGERS IS UNCERTAIN.  IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE IS A SON OF NORRIS BIGGERS SINCE HIS SON WAS BURIED IN THE BIGGERS CEMETERY IN UNION COUNTY AND LATER MOVED TO EVERGREEN CEMETERY IN CHARLOTTE.  .  

 

                                                    CHILDREN

 

1.1.7.4.1   MILDRED BIGGERS

                      BORN 1920

                      MARRIED JENNINGS LEMUEL AUSTIN IN 1941

 

1.1.7.4.2   HENRY BROWN BIGGERS, JR

                      BORN SEPTEMBER 24, 1921

                      DIED SEPTEMBER 25, 1986

                      MARRIED NELLIE A. ?

                      HAD SON, ROBERT BROWN BIGGERS 

                                              B. 10/30/1950

                                              D. 8/16/1980)

  

 

 

1.6.3.2.  WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS

                      BORN 1870

                      DIED 1949

                      MARRIED MARGARET JANE FLOWE

                                              BORN APRIL 27, 1883

                                              DIED DECEMBER 10, 1949

 

WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS, SON OF ROBERT BIGGERS AND GRANDSON OF WILEY BIGGERS WAS APPARENTLY BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND MOVED TO HOBART, OKLAHOMA  AROUND 1903.  HE MARRIED "MAGGIE" FLOWE, DAUGHTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON FLOWE AND MARY WILLIAMS.  THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN, TWO OF WHOM (WALTER AND WILLIAM) DIED IN A SCHOOL FIRE ON DECEMBER 24, 1924 IN BABBS. OK. IN  WHICH 29 PEOPLE DIED.  THREE OTHER OF THEIR CHILDREN (GEORGE ROBERT, BESSIE AND LILLIE) WERE ALSO IN THE FIRE BUT THEY SURVIVED.  AS A RESULT OF THAT FIRE SEVERAL IMPORTANT SAFETY LAWS WERE CHANGED. 

 

(INFORMATION ABOUT THIS BRANCH OF THE FAMILY WAS PROVIDED BY GREG BIGGERS, GRANDSON OF GEORGE ROBERT BIGGERS AND GAIL FLOWE HONEYCUTT WHO OBTAINED NAMES AND DATES FROM LILLIE IRENE BIGGERS OF OKLAHOMA.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WAS LATER PROVIDED BY DAVID M. BIGGERS.)

 

                                                            CHILDREN

 

1.6.3.2.1   HOWARD COLUMBUS BIGGERS

                       BORN 1900

                       DIED DECEMBER 30, 1947

 

1.6.3.2.2   DALLAS FRANKLIN BIGGERS

                      BORN 1902

                      DIED DECEMBER 23, 1929

 

1.6.3.2.3   GEORGE ROBERT "BUCK" BIGGERS

                      BORN DECEMBER 30, 1906

                      DIED OCTOBER 23, 1960

 

1.6.3.2.4   WALTER JACKSON BIGGERS

                       BORN 1909

                       DIED DECEMBER 24, 1924

 

1.6.3.2.5   BESSIE MAE BIGGERS

                      BORN JULY 27, 1912

                      DIED DECEMBER 27, 1997

 

1.6.3.2.6   WILLIAM EARNEST BIGGERS

                      BORN 1915

                      DIED DECEMBER 24, 1924

 

1.6.3.2.7    LILLIE IRENE BIGGERS

                      BORN 1920

 

 

 

                                                 EIGHTH GENERATION

 

 

1.1.4.2.3    MARTHA  DORA  BIGGERS 

                       BORN

                       DIED

                       MARRIED WILLIAM FLOWE  BLACK

 

DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM LUTHER BIGGERS, SHE MARRIED WILLIAM BLACK OF CABARRUS COUNTY, NC.  

 

                                                                      CHILDREN

                                                              (PROBABLY NOT IN CORRECT ORDER OF BIRTH)

 

1.1.4.2.3.1     WILLIAM F. BLACK, JR

                           BORN

                           DIED

 

1.1.4.2.3.2    MARTIN BRADY BLACK

                           BORN AUGUST 6, 1912

                           DIED JUNE 16, 2003

 

1.1.4.2.3.3    HOMER FESS BLACK

                          BORN

 

1.1.4.2.3.4    BEN BURLESON BLACK

                          BORN DECEMBER 16, 1922

                          DIED JANUARY 9, 2010

                         

1.1.4.2.3.5     EDNA BLACK

                           BORN

                           DIED

 

1.1.4.2.3.6    RACHEL BLACK

                          BORN

                          DIED

 

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.6.1.   CAROLINE BIGGERS

                        BORN 1895

                        DIED NOVEMBER 30, 1982

 

DAUGHTER OF ALFRED WILSON BIGGERS AND JANE PYRON, SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF MEREDITH COLLEGE IN RALEIGH, NC AND ALSO STUDIED AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL AND AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.  EARLY IN HER CAREER SHE TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AT MARS HILL, BLACK MOUNTAIN, THOMASVILLE AND RICH SQUARE IN NORTH CAROLINA.  LATER SHE WAS DEAN OF WOMEN AT MEREDITH AND THEN BECAME A MEMBER OF THE STAFF AT MARS HILL COLLEGE IN 1936 WHERE SHE REMAINED UNTIL HER RETIREMENT IN 1962.  HER MOTHER HAD BEEN A DORMITORY HOSTESS AT MARS HILL FROM 1919 UNTIL 1931 AND HER SISTER MARTHA WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE MARS HILL FACULTY FOR MANY YEARS.  CAROLINE WAS LIVING IN BARTOW, FL AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH (JUST 81 DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF HER SISTER MARTHA) AND SHE IS BURIED IN THE BIGGERS FAMILY CEMETERY NEAR MONROE, NC.

 

 

 

1.1.4.6.2.   MARTHA SINCLAIR BIGGERS

                        BORN 1897

                        DIED SEPTEMBER 10, 1982

 

DAUGHTER OF ALFRED WILSON BIGGERS AND JANE PYRON, SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO, NC WHERE SHE RECEIVED HER DEGREE IN MUSIC.  SHE ALSO STUDIED AT JUILLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND PEABODY COLLEGE.  SHE TAUGHT FOR A YEAR AT ASHEVILLE NORMAL SCHOOL AND THEN JOINED THE FACULTY AT MARS HILL COLLEGE AS A PIANO TEACHER IN 1922.  SHE REMAINED THERE FOR 42 YEARS, BECOMING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT IN 1926.  SHE AND HER SISTER BOTH RETIRED FROM MARS HILL IN 1962 BUT SHE WAS ASKED TO RETURN TWO YEARS LATER TO FILL A TEMPORARY VACANCY AND FINALLY RETIRED AGAIN IN 1966.  SHE AND HER SISTER CAROLINE MOVED TO BARTOW, FLORIDA WHERE THEY LIVED UNTIL THEIR DEATHS.  CAROLINE DIED 81 DAYS AFTER MARTHA AND FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD IN BARTOW AND BOTH ARE BURIED IN THE BIGGERS FAMILY CEMETERY NEAR MONROE. NC.

 

 

 

1.1.4.6.3.   WILLIAM GARRISON BIGGERS

                        BORN

 

SON OF ALFRED WILSON BIGGERS AND JANE PYRON,  HE WAS REPORTED LIVING IN BELPRE, OHIO.

 

 

 

1.1.4.6.4.   MARY FRANCES BIGGERS 

                        BORN 

                        MARRIED ? DELONG

 

DAUGHTER OF ALFRED WILSON BIGGERS AND JANE PYRON, SHE WAS REPORTED LIVING IN OAK RIDGE, TN. 

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.7.2    ZIMMER  BIGGERS

                       BORN 1893

                       DIED

                       MARRIED LESSIE LOVE

                       MARRIED MABEL GARDNER

 

SON OF ZENAS W. BIGGERS, HE WAS BORN IN UNION COUNTY.

 

 

 

1.1.4.7.5    GLADYS  BIGGERS

                       BORN DECEMBER 1, 1899

                       DIED

                       MARRIED LEE JONES

 

DAUGHTER OF ZENUS W. BIGGERS AND NANNIE AUSTIN.  

 

 

 

1.1.4.7.6     HENRY ZENAS BIGGERS

                        BORN MAY 6, 1902

                        DIED

                        MARRIED LYDIA BRASINGTON

                                               BORN MARCH 29, 1903

 

HENRY ZENAS WAS THE SON OF ZENAS W. BIGGERS AND NANNIE AUSTIN.  HE WAS BORN IN UNION COUNTY AND LATER MOVED TO ATLANTA, GA.   HE MARRIED LYDIA BRASINGTON, BORN IN WADESBORO, NC., ON AUGUST 14, 1930 IN CHARLOTTE, NC.   

 

                                                          CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.7.6.1   WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS

                          BORN MAY 19, 1934

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.1   HOWARD COLUMBUS BIGGERS

                       BORN 1900

                       MARRIED EDDIE REVELLE

                       DIED DECEMBER 30, 1947

 

SON OF WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS AND MARGARET JANE FLOWE.  HE LIVED IN OKLAHOMA.   

 

                                                 CHILDREN

 

1.6.3.2.1.1    HOWARD C. BIGGERS, JR.

1.6.3.2.1.2    WILLIAM ROBERT BIGGERS

1.6.3.2.1.3    BILLIE JEAN BIGGERS

1.6.3.2.1.4    CURTIS ROBERT BIGGERS

1.6.3.2.1.5    RONALD RAY BIGGERS

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.2   DALLAS FRANKLIN BIGGERS

                      BORN 1902

                      DIED DECEMBER 23, 1929

 

SON OF WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS AND MARGARET JANE FLOWE.  HE LIVED IN OKLAHOMA.   

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.3   GEORGE ROBERT "BUCK" BIGGERS

                      BORN DECEMBER 30, 1906

                      DIED OCTOBER 23, 1960

 

SON OF WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS AND MARGARET JANE FLOWE.  HE LIVED IN OKLAHOMA.   

 

                                                          CHILDREN  

 

1.6.3.2.3.1      SON (DIED YOUNG)

1.6.3.2.3.2      GREGG BIGGERS

 

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.4   WALTER JACKSON BIGGERS

                       BORN 1909

                       DIED DECEMBER 24, 1924

 

SON OF WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS AND MARGARET JANE FLOWE.  HE LIVED IN OKLAHOMA.   HE DIED IN THE SCHOOL FIRE IN BABBS, OKLAHOMA.

 

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.5   BESSIE MAE BIGGERS

                      BORN JULY 27, 1912

                      DIED DECEMBER 27, 1997

 

DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS AND MARGARET JANE FLOWE,  LIVED IN OKLAHOMA   

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.6   WILLIAM EARNEST BIGGERS

                      BORN 1915

                      DIED DECEMBER 24, 1924

 

SON OF WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS AND MARGARET JANE FLOWE   HE DIED IN A SCHOOL FIRE IN BABBS, OKLAHOMA   

 

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.7   LILLIE IRENE BIGGERS

                     BORN 1920

                     MARRIED DELBERT BRAUN

 

DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS AND MARGARET JANE FLOWE,  LIVED IN OKLAHOMA.  

                                

                                                        CHILDREN

1.6.3.2.7.1    DAUGHTER

1.6.3.2.7.2    WILLIAM  BRAUN

 

  

   

                                                NINTH GENERATION

                                        

 

1.1.4.2.3.1     WILLIAM F. BLACK, JR

                           BORN

                           DIED

 

SON OF MARTHA DORA BIGGERS AND WILLIAM FLOWE BLACK.

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.2.3.2    MARTIN BRADY BLACK

                           BORN AUGUST 6, 1912

                           DIED JUNE 16, 2003

 

SON OF MARTHA DORA BIGGERS AND WILLIAM FLOWE BLACK

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.2.3.3    HOMER FESS BLACK

                          BORN

 

SON OF MARTHA DORA BIGGERS AND WILLIAM FLOWE BLACK

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.2.3.4    BEN BURLESON BLACK

                          BORN DECEMBER 16, 1922

                          DIED JANUARY 9, 2010

                          MARRIED  MARIE  SHINN

                                              BORN OCTOBER 19, 1921

                                              DIED SEPTEMBER 22, 1970

 

                                                                                CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.2.3.4.1    BEN B. BLACK, JR.

                             BORN

                             MARRIED LINDA ?

 

1.1.4.2.3.4.2   LARRY BLACK

                            BORN

                            MARRIED LINDA ?

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.2.3.5     EDNA BLACK

                           BORN

                           DIED

 

DAUGHTER OF MARTHA DORA BIGGERS AND WILLIAM FLOWE BLACK

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.2.3.6    RACHEL BLACK

                          BORN

                          DIED

 

DAUGHTER OF MARTHA DORA BIGGERS AND WILLIAM FLOWE BLACK

 

 

 

 

1.1.4.7.6.1   WILLIAM HENRY BIGGERS

                          BORN MAY 19, 1934

                          MARRIED CAROLYN ANN TAYLOR

                                      

SON OF HENRY ZENUS BIGGERS, HE MARRIED CAROLYN TAYLOR ON JUNE 11, 1960 IN WINSTON-SALEM, NC.  

 

                                                    CHILDREN

 

1.1.4.7.6.1.1   LARISSA CAMILE BIGGERS

                           BORN MAY 31, 1967

 

1.1.4.7.6.1.2   JENNIFER AUSTIN BIGGERS

                            BORN AUGUST 31, 1971

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.1.1    HOWARD C. BIGGERS, JR

                            BORN

                            MARRIED

 

SON OF HOWARD COLUMBUS BIGGERS,  LIVES IN OKLAHOMA.

                   

                                                 CHILDREN

 

1.6.3.2.1.1.1   GARY BIGGERS

1.6.3.2.1.1.2   RICHARD BIGGERS

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.1.2    WILLIAM ROBERT BIGGERS

                          BORN

                          MARRIED

                          

SON OF HOWARD COLUMBUS BIGGERS,  LIVES IN OKLAHOMA.

 

                                             CHILDREN

 

1.6.3.2.1.2.1     DAVID M. BIGGERS

1.6.3.2.1.2.2     JOE ALLEN BIGGERS

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.1.3    BILLIE JEAN BIGGERS

                         BORN

                         MARRIED A FURR

 

DAUGHTER OF HOWARD COLUMBUS BIGGERS,  LIVES IN OKLAHOMA.

 

                                             CHILDREN

 

1.6.3.2.1.3.1     JANE FURR

1.6.3.2.1.3.2     LOUISE FURR

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.1.4    CURTIS ROBERT BIGGERS

                           BORN

                           MARRIED

 

SON OF HOWARD COLUMBUS BIGGERS,  LIVES IN OKLAHOMA.

 

                                             CHILDREN

 

1.6.3.2.1.4.1     SON

1.6.3.2.1.4.2     SON

 

 

 

1.6.3.2.1.5    RONALD RAY BIGGERS

                           BORN

                           MARRIED

 

SON OF HOWARD COLUMBUS BIGGERS,  LIVES IN OKLAHOMA.

 

                                             CHILDREN

 

1.6.3.2.1.5.1     DAUGHTER

 

 

 

                       

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