Hi Cathi, I am looking for the connection between my g-g-g-grandfather, Josiah Biggs(1821-1868), and the other Biggs' of Lincoln, Sumner and Robertson Counties of Tennessee.
In the 1830 Lincoln County, Tn. census there is a John Sr. who is 80-90 years old living with a female also 80-90 and a boy (5-10) and a woman (30-40). Would you think the boy is a grandson or even a grandson's son? I suspect that boy was Josiah and the woman is his mother Annis. Age-wise it fits. But who's the father??
Also, they are living near 2 other Biggs households. Adam is 30-40 years old and John is 20-30 years old. There are 2 boys in Adam's household that are also 5-10 years old. In the 1850 Lincoln County census, Josiah is 29 years old, which makes him a candidate for any of those 3 openings in the (5-10) age slot of 1830.
Side Note: In case a connection can be made with it, in 1850 he is living with 55 year old Annis Biggs(1795-1872), probably his mother and Mary Anderson(b. abt 1790) and Jane Anderson(b. abt 1815), possibly an aunt and cousin.
We know Joseph and Elijah are brothers from Joseph's will. I have two questions regarding Joseph's will. He calls his wife Martha, but wasn't he married to Patsey Kelly in 1803 with Elijah as bondsman? Also, in the will, he refers to 'William Biggs the "reputed" son of my deceased brother Elijah Biggs...' Do you know what he's meaning by "reputed"?
So, as possible fathers for Josiah, we have John Sr.(b.1745), Joseph(b.1776), David(b. 1777), Elijah(b.1780), Adam(b.1795), John(b.1803), William(b. 1803). Let me know if someoneshouldbe excluded or including from this list.
Also, they claim to come from North Carolina. Can anybody locate any of them prior to coming to central Tennessee?