http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/linn/bios/bio6.htmhttp://www.usgennet.org/usa/ia/county/linn/bios/bio6.htm BIGGER, Joseph O. Farmer. Born August 18, 1851 in Linn Co., IA. His father, J. W. Bigger, was born April 24, 1811 in Ireland and died August 6, 1875. His mother is the daughter of Benjamin Akers, now Mrs. Frances Bigger. She was born September 13, 1823 in Fayette Co., PA and was married November 19, 1847. They had nine children, seven living at the time of printing: Mary L., Elizabeth T., John H., Joseph O., Julia A., Sarah A., and James E. William T. enlisted in 1862 in the 9th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and was discharged on account of sickness. He died March 7, 1874. They owned 123 acres of land and were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Marion PO.