Through an extensive search of census records I have put together John Bigger's family as listed below.I would be very interested in hearing from anyone about any part of this.
There is more information posted athttp://home.attbi.com/~biggor/http://home.attbi.com/~biggor/including comparisons of some documents well known to Bigger researchers. I have tried several strategies for working out the discrepancies between the Giffin Memorandum, the Bigger/Donaldson address and several other sources.In comparing the documents, I have quoted extensively and included links to complete sources.I would be glad to hear from anyone
In addition, We have Y-chromosome DNA results from a descendant of John Bigger/Margaret McConnell>>John Bigger Jr./Mary Wilson>>John Wills Bigger/Mary Bowen.I have posted the results of the test; what I was able to learn from the test results; as well as other information about DNA Genealogy.
1. JOHN "SPRINGCREEK"1 BIGGER was born August 14, 1780 in Pennsylvania, and died June 17, 1856 in Ohio. He married (1) MARGARET MCCONNELL, who was born in Pennsylvania. He married (2) JANE VANHORN. She was born 1808 in Ohio.
Children of JOHN BIGGER and MARGARET MCCONNELL are:
i. ABIGAIL2 BIGGER, b. 1810, Ohio; d. 1875; m. ROBERT J. CUNNINGHAM; b. 1806, Pennsylvania.
ii. JOHN JR. BIGGER, b. May 22, 1814, Ohio; d. August 29, 1861, Mr. Pulaski, Illinois; m. MARY WILSON, January 01, 1835, Miami County, Ohio; b. 1814, Ohio.
iii. ADAM M. BIGGER, b. August 16, 1816, Ohio; d. August 28, 1899 in Kansas; m. CHRISTIANA HOLTON, 1838, Mercer County, Ohio; b. 1820, New Jersey.
iv. MATTHEW BIGGER, b. 1819, Ohio; m. MARY APGAR, July 28, 1846, Miami County, Ohio; b. 1828, Ohio.
v. ROBERT BIGGER, b. 1821, Ohio; m. SARAH SIMMONS; b. 1829, Ohio.
vi. JOSEPH BIGGER, b. July 26, 1822, Ohio; d. September 30, 1907, Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana; m. SARAH BOWEN, 1843, Miami County, Ohio; b. November 30, 1819, Ohio; d. June 01, 1897, Bunker Hill, Miami County, Indiana.
vii. NANCY BIGGER, b. 1824, Ohio; d. 1892, Brown, Miami County, Ohio; m. JOHN M. BROWN, 1850, Miami County, Ohio; b. Ohio; d. Age 37.