William A Biggs

1759–28 June 1828 (Age 69)
Mauricetown, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of William A

When William A Biggs was born in 1759, in Mauricetown, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, his father, Daniel Biggs Sr, was 33 and his mother, Rhoda Abbott Casto, was 29. He married Sarah Burr on 2 April 1788, in Berkeley, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died on 28 June 1828, in Washington Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Sewell Cemetery, Clarksville, Vernon Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William A Biggs
1759–1828
Nancy Ann Russell
1780–1861
Marriage: 25 December 1807
Nober Robert Biggs
1807–1879
Charles Biggs
1810–
Daniel Biggs
1809–1844
Nancy Biggs
1812–
Rebecca Ann Biggs
1814–1892
Alfred A. Biggs
1820–1876
Charlotte Biggs
1822–1901

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1807
Loudoun, Virginia, United States
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World Events (8)

1775

Age 16

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 21

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a large or stout person, Middle English bigge + unexplained -s.2 English: records of names such as William de Bigges (Cambridgeshire 1327 ) and Laurentia atte Bigge (Somerset 1327 ) suggest that it must also have a topographic or habitational origin, but the etymology is obscure.3 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Beggs .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Nancy Ann Russell William Biggs

William married 2 April 1788 Berkeley Co, VA (now Jefferson Co, WV) to Sarah Burr, a daughter of Peter & Mary (Stewart) Burr. Beers history of Clinton Co, OH states that he emigrated from VA to Ohio …

Sources (3)

  • Biggs in entry for Jacob Rhonamas and Rachel Biggs, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William Biggs in entry for Jacob Rhonamey and Rachel Biggs, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William Biggs in entry for Jacob Rhonamus and Rachel Biggs, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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