John Biggs

7 June 1831–12 February 1924 (Age 92)
Kimpton, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Biggs was born on 7 June 1831, in Kimpton, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Bigg, was 45 and his mother, Mary Sherwood, was 42. He married Ann Whittemore on 26 March 1853, in Offley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1900 and Mountain Home, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 12 February 1924, in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Biggs
Jane Theodora Wright
Marriage: 21 June 1869
John Wright Biggs
Lorenzo Wright Biggs
Joseph Smith Biggs
Rebecca Wright Biggs
Margaret Wright Biggs
Della Wright Biggs
Eva Wright Biggs
Ruby Pearl Biggs
Alma Wright Biggs
Sophia W Biggs
Phoebe Wright Biggs
Lucy Wright Biggs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 29
    Historical Boundaries 1860: Washington Territory, United States 1861: Shoshone, Washington Territory, United States 1861: Idaho, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Boise, Washington Territory, United States 1863: Owyee, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Oneida, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Oneida, Idaho, United States 1913: Franklin, Idaho, United States

    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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    Story Highlight

    History of John Biggs written by Edrie Biggs Olson daughter of Henry

    John Biggs was born 7 June 1831 in Kimpton, Hertfordshire, England to Joseph Biggs and Mary Sherwood Biggs. The marriage of John to Jane Ramsbottom Biggs was a polygamous one. Grandfather had already …

    Sources (91)

    • John Briggs in entry for Allice Briggs Funk, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Biggs, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Biggs in entry for Sophia Biggs Day, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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