Thanks for the reply. I can confirm that Solomon and Sylvester Bigley are brothers and are children of Andrew and Mary Bigley. I can find them in the 1850 Census in Olive Twp., Meigs Co., OH. That Census is the only source I have for the birthplace and date of the Bigleys. I don't know where they were before 1850.
I related through the Lane family. I'm trying to trace the descendants of Sylvester Reed Bigley as they would be distant cousins of mine.
1. Andrew BIGLEY. Born abt 1810 in PA.
In 1850 they were in Olive Twp., Meigs Co., OH.
Andrew married Mary (BIGLEY). Born abt 1815 in MD.
They had the following children: 2 i. Charles (1840-) 3 ii. Solomon S. (1842-1932) 4 iii. Anna A. (1845-) 5 iv. Sylvester Reed (1848-1931) 6 v. Andrew (~1849-)
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2. Charles BIGLEY (Andrew1). Born in Jul 1840 in PA. Occupation: Farmer.
In 1870 he was farming in Lebanon Twp. In 1880 he was farming in Lebanon Twp., Meigs Co., OH near his brother, Sylvester. He was sick with cholera at the time. In 1900 he owned a farm in the Great River Precinct of Meigs Co., OH.
On 4 Jan 1863 Charles married Catherine A. LANE, daughter of Jacob LANE & Mary DAUGHERTY, in Lebanon Twp., Meigs Co., OH. Born in 1841/3 in VA. Catherine A. died in bet 1882-1900.
They had the following children: i. William S. (1865-1889) ii. Adrien A. (1867-) iii. Susan A. (1869-) iv. Emma B. (1873-) v. Minnie M. (1878-) vi. Bessie (1882-)
3. Solomon S. BIGLEY (Andrew1). Born in May 1842 in PA. Solomon S. died on 1 Jun 1932 in Meigs Co., OH. Occupation: Merchant, Farmer.
In 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 he was in Grant Twp., Jackson Co., WV.
On 10 Oct 1864 Solomon S. married Cornelia CHEVALIER. Born in Sep 1848 in Ohio.
In 1900 she was the mother of 7 children; 6 were then living.
They had the following children: i. Mary V. (1868-) ii. Sarah S. (1870-) iii. Franklin W. (1873-1959) iv. Davis Kelly (1876-) v. Emaline (1879-) vi. Maggie Lucille “Lucy” (1881-)
4. Anna A. BIGLEY? (Andrew BIGLEY1). Born in 1845/6 in PA.
Both of her parents were born in PA.
Abt 1868? Anna A. first married Frederick LANE, son of Jacob LANE & Mary DAUGHERTY. Born in 1847 in Jackson County, Virginia (Now WV). Frederick died in bet 1870-1880 in Lebanon Twp., Meigs Co., OH.
They had one child: i. Mary H. (1869-)
Anna A. second married Thomas ADAMS. Born in 1846/7 in VA.
In Lebanon Twp., Meigs Co., OH in 1880. Disabled with rheumatism.
5. Sylvester Reed BIGLEY (Andrew1). Born in Jun 1848 in OH. Sylvester Reed died on 28 Apr 1931 in Meigs Co., OH. Occupation: Civil War solider, Farmer, Lumberman, Sawyer.
In 1880 he was farming in Lebanon Twp., Meigs Co., OH. Both his parents born in PA. In 1900 he was renting a home in Racine, Meigs Co., OH. In 1910 he lived on 3rd Street in Racine. In 1930 he was renting a home on 5th St in Racine.
On 21 Apr 1870 Sylvester Reed first married Mary A. PARSONS, daughter of Elias PARSONS & Emily C. LANE, in Lebanon Twp., Meigs Co., OH. Born in 1854/5 in OHio. Mary A. died on 22 Jan 1886 in Lebanon Twp., Meigs Co., OH.
Her father born in OH; her mother in WV.
They had the following children: i. Rush Wellington (1871-) ii. Belle (1872-) iii. Reed (1875-) iv. Bertha (1877-) v. Nellie (Died as Child) (1880-1884)
In 1887 Sylvester Reed second married Ida Florence PARSONS, daughter of Elias PARSONS & Emily C. LANE. Born in Feb 1862 in OH. Ida Florence died aft 1930.
They had the following children: i. Alda? (1882-) ii. Claudia V. (1890-) iii. Frankie Marie (1893-) iv. Annie M. (1897-) v. Harold R. (1903-)