Prudence Biggs

Brief Life History of Prudence

When Prudence Biggs was born about 1811, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Richard Biggs, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Isbell, was 30. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with William Rutledge. She lived in Pettis Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Clear Creek Township, Cooper, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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William Rutledge
Prudence Biggs
about 1811–
Alex Rutledge
Nancy Jane Rutledge
William Rutledge
S Hannah Rutledge
Mary Estelle Rutledge
Melcenia M Rutledge

Sources (4)

  • P Rutlege in household of Wm Rutlege, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Prudence Biggs - Published information: birth: about 1811; Tennessee, United States
  • Prudence Rutlige in household of Wm Rutlige, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (3)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bigg , with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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