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George Biggers

Male 1840 - 1862  (22 years)


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  • Name George Biggers  [1
    John Biggar
    John Biggar
    Year: 1850; Census Place: Brownville, Jefferson, New York; Roll: M432_514; Page: 219; Image: 196.
    Born 1840  Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Birth, Marriage and Death Index - George Biggers
    Birth, Marriage and Death Index - George Biggers
    Christened 3 May 1840  Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    St. Mary parish registers, baptisms
    Witney St. Mary Parish Registers - Baptisms
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 1841  [5
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    West End Street 
    UK 1841 Census
    UK 1841 Census
    Lists John Biggers (age 70), (grandfather?) of the John Biggers who was born 1839. The father to young John Biggers (age 3) is not enumerated in this census.
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    West End Street 
    UK 1841 Census
    UK 1841 Census
    Lists John Biggers (age 70), (grandfather?) of the John Biggers who was born 1839. The father to young John Biggers (age 3) is not enumerated in this census.
    Immigration 31 Oct 1842  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Ship Alfred 
    partial transcript of passenger list of unkown ship
    partial transcript of passenger list of unkown ship
    The source of this information was:
    http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gsfn=&gsln=biggers&sx=y&year=1842&yearend=1842&f3=&f5=&f4=&f6=&f7=&gskw=&prox=1&db=newyork273&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-i&fh=0&fsk=&bsk=&rank=0
    Title page
    Title page
    Title page
    Title page
    Page 1, manifest of the Alfred
    Page 1, manifest of the Alfred
    Page 1, re-scan
    Page 1, re-scan
    Page 1a
    Page 1a
    Page 1a, re-scan
    Page 1a, re-scan
    page 2
    page 2
    Page 2a
    Page 2a
    page 3, manifest of the brig Alfred
    page 3, manifest of the brig Alfred
    John Beggers occupation shows as "Mechanic".
    page 3a
    page 3a
    page 4
    page 4
    Wreck of brig Alfred
    Wreck of brig Alfred
    Census 1850  Brownville, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    John Biggar
    John Biggar
    Year: 1850; Census Place: Brownville, Jefferson, New York; Roll: M432_514; Page: 219; Image: 196.
    Census 1860  Brownville, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    George Biggers
    George Biggers
    Image Source: Year: 1860; Census Place: Brownville, Jefferson, New York; Roll: M653_761; Page: 750; Image: 757.
    Military Service 18 Oct 1861  Adams Center, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    enlisted in the 94th NY Volunteer Infantry 
    • Regiment: 094th NYVI
      Company: E
    Alt. Burial 1862  Dexter, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13
    George Biggers
    George Biggers
    List of soldiers from Jefferson County who died in the Civil War.
    Military-Beg. 13 Feb 1862  [14
    mustered in as a Private, Company E, NY Infantry 
    Alt. Burial Aug 1862  Bull Run, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    _UID 443CD932A80E4FEBA0A0195B5A9CF692AD76 
    Buried Aug 1862  Bull Run, Prince William, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    George Biggers
    George Biggers
    List of soldiers from Jefferson County who died in the Civil War.
    Died 30 Aug 1862  Bull Run, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Adjutant General Report
    Adjutant General Report
    NINETY-FOURTH INFANTRY 15

    BIGGERS, GEORGE. - Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 18, 1861, at North Adams, to server three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February 13, 1862; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

    BIGGERS, JOHN. - Age, 22 years. Enlisted, January 7, 1862, at Watertown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February 13, 1862; deserted, August 23, 1862, on the march near Waterloo, Va.
    Daily News & Reformer
    Daily News & Reformer
    1865 New York State Census - deaths
    1865 New York State Census - deaths
    Source:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cnyfamilies/Vitals/jdeathsaj.html
    George Biggers
    George Biggers
    List of soldiers from Jefferson County who died in the Civil War.
    Person ID I537  Pauls Tree
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2014 

    Father John Biggers,   b. 1804, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1876  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Frances Harris,   b. 1806, Oxfordhsire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1858  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1822  Witney, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23
    Whitney1585m.pdf
    St. Marys Church, Witney, Parish Records
    See page 152
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Second battle of Bull Run. Positions of troops August 30, 1862
    Second battle of Bull Run. Positions of troops August 30, 1862
    Second battle of Bull Run. Positions of troops Aug. 30, 1862.
    Wells, Jacob.
    CREATED/PUBLISHED
    [S.l., 1886]
    NOTES
    Scale 1:62,000.
    Reference: LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 583
    From Century illustrated monthly magazine, v. 31 Feb. 1886. p. 611.
    "Map of the last day's fighting," showing the first and last position of the troops, roads, railroads, towns, rivers, houses, names of residents, hachures, and vegetation.
    Description derived from published bibliography.
    SUBJECTS
    Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862--Maps.
    Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va.
    United States--Virginia--Manassas Region.
    MEDIUM
    1 map, 17 x 14 cm.
    CALL NUMBER
    G3884.M25S5 1862 .W47 CW 583
    REPOSITORY
    Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650
    DIGITAL ID
    g3884m cw0583000 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3884m.cw0583000
    Source:
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?gmd:9:./temp/~ammem_hMgl::@@mdb=aaodyssey,gmd,mmorse
    Second Battle of Bull Run
    Second Battle of Bull Run
    Item Title
    Map showing the positions of both armies August 27th, 1862 at night. [Second Manassas battle] Bowen & Co., lith., Philada.


    Pope, John, 1822-1892.

    Created/Published
    [Washington, Government Printing Office, 1866]


    Notes
    Scale 1:190,080 ("3 miles to 1 inch").
    Reference: LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 573.6
    From U.S. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Supplemental report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the war, in two volumes. Supplemental to Senate report no. 142, 38th Congress, 2d session (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1866). v. 2, fol. p. 190.
    Accompanies "Report of Major General John Pope to the hon. Committee on the Conduct of the War." 217 p.
    "No. 3" is in the upper right margin.
    Map indicates roads, railroads, place names, drainage, and troop positions.
    Description derived from published bibliography.


    Subjects
    Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862--Maps.
    Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va.
    United States--Virginia--Manassas Region.


    Medium
    1 map, 17 x 23 cm.


    Call Number
    G3884.M25S5 1862 .P62 CW 573.6

    Repository
    Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650

    Digital ID
    g3884m cw0573600 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3884m.cw0573600

    Source:
    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?gmd:21:./temp/~ammem_0l4C::
    94th Infantry battles
    94th Infantry battles
    As you can see from the above, between August 16 and Sept. 1, 1862, 24 enlisted men from the 94th NY Infantry were killed in battle. George Biggers was apparently one of those men. The above image was taken from "New York in the War of the Rebellion", 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
    http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/94thInf/94thInfTable.htm
    Camp Colors of the 94th Volunteer Infantry
    Camp Colors of the 94th Volunteer Infantry
    94th Regiment; NY Volunteer Infantry
    Camp Color; 18 1/2” hoist x 23 3/4” fly
    Civil War; Wool Camp Color in the US national pattern as prescribed in General Order No. 4, Headquarters of the U.S. Army, dated 18 January 1862. Source: http://www.dmna.state.ny.u

    Documents
    Harold Sanderson's Master Civil War Database
    Harold Sanderson's Master Civil War Database

  • Notes 
    • (Medical):From: David M. Wade Jr.
      To: Paul Kelly
      Subject: Re: Biggers
      Date: Friday, August 15, 1997 8:54 PM

      Paul,

      Got your message about photocopies and I just wanted to inform you that the powers that
      be are already in motion. My mother never has really expressed an interest in the
      search of heritage and history, yet once I informed her of someone related to her
      Grandfather Arthur Biggers, well... She has called me to tell me she got all her
      records and documents out. We are both in the process of getting all these lines and
      supporting documents into a format her Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren can have.
      You though won't have to wait that long as soon as I'm sure we've got all are notes
      properly copied they along will copies of all other documents will be on the way to you
      & your family. These papers will include the family line written by Arthur's own hand.


      I have been reviewing the Biggers line more this week and I can now tell you that John I
      came to America at the age of 38 somewhere in the range of 1842-43. He started a Carding
      Mill in Dexter N.Y. His farm was 2 miles north of Brownsville N.Y. Wife Fannie Harris
      died at age 56. Their children were: John II b. 1839 England // George b. abt. 1842
      England // Maria b.1844 New York //James (Jim) b. 1846 (listed as a Robert 1860 census
      ???) The brothers John and George were available for duty at the beginning of the Civil
      War. John did not join but fled to Maryland where he spent time aboard a whaling ship
      and was also taken prisoner at some point and sometime later is said to have escaped.
      Maybe the tales of his adventures were in his head as told to kin when he returned or
      fact, maybe a little of both. George was not so lucky, Hit by a cannon ball and killed
      Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Va. after 1862, so that would make it the second battle.
      Youngest son James was said to have been a math genius, "Hit in the head by his
      stepmother for eating one of her pies and was never the same." I hope the pie was good.

      The Stepmother John I's 2nd wife was Jane Graves b. Ireland 1819 d. 1908 / 89 years.
      Graves was her 1st husband's name. Her children by Graves:
      John Graves 1844 // Wm. Graves 1846 // Joseph Graves 1849 // Barnett Graves 1851 //
      Approx date by census ages.

      John II / oldest daughter Stella never married and is buried next to her Grandfather
      John I in Dexter Cemetery, 4th row across from tall monument of Gilmore.

      Nicholas Van Brocklin d. 1884 age 89 (Dutch)
      Nancy Ann Schell d. 1883 age 88 (Germany)
      Parents of Margaret (Van Brocklin) Biggers

      Nancy Ann Schell's Father was Marcus Schell b. June 6,1764 Herkimer Co. NY Chr. July 5,
      1764 Reformed Dutch Church of German Flats married Catherine Elizabeth Roan b. circa
      1770 Herkimer , March 25 1788. Died after 1832 Herkimer NY

      Marcus Schell's Father was Johnannes Schell arrived port of Philadelpia 1732 or 1752 /
      Mother was Barbara Raspach.( I found a ship listing some years ago 10th Oct 1752 Phil.,
      Tuesday Ship " FOREST" Capt. Patrick Auchterlony from Rotterdam / Maybe??? )

      Do you know that both Eva & Arthur named a son Paul. Arthur's son was Paul Everett b.
      June 18,1910. Strange your name is Paul. Is your line Eva's Paul Webert. We want to
      know more about Eva's sons and where they went and the lives they lead. Arthur's
      children where artists / landscape architect / naturalist / seems thay had a deep
      appreciation for nature's beauty.

      David. [24]

  • Sources 
    1. [S381] US Census 1850 - Jefferson County, NY, National Archives and Records Administration, (Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States. 1850 United States Federal Census. M432, 1009 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.), Brownville, Jefferson, New York; Roll: M432_514; Page: 219; Image: 196. (Reliability: 3).
      Dwelling: 619
      Family: 623

      John Biggar
      Age: 40
      Gender: m
      Occupation: factory operations
      Value of real estate: 500
      Place of birth: Eng.

      M. "
      Age: 40
      Gender: f
      Occupation:
      Place of birth: "

      Maria "
      Age: 8
      Gender: f
      Place of birth: "

      John "
      Age: 12
      Gender: m
      Place of birth: "

      George "
      Age: 10
      Gender: m
      Place of birth: "

    2. [S447] UK & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index 1837-1983, General Register Office, in London, England, (FreeBMD. England and Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. Original data: Microfilm and microfiche of the England and Wales, Civil Registration Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Database Copyright © 1998-2003 Graham Hart, Ben Laurie, Camilla von Massenbach and David Mayall.), Volume: 16, Page: 134 (Reliability: 3).
      Name: George Biggers
      Year of Registration: 1840
      Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
      District: Witney
      County: Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire
      Volume: 16 Page: 134«u»
      «/u»

    3. [S182] Civil War Soldiers who died 1861-1862, Nan Dixon, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/died6162.htm).
      Surname: BIGGERS
      First Name: GEORGE
      Initial: -
      Age at Enlistment: 21
      Regiment: 094THNYVI
      Co: E
      Death: 1862
      Age at Death: 22
      Cemetery Code: 28

    4. [S448] UK Oxfordshire Parish Registers - Witney (CD), Oxfordshire Family History Society, (Oxfordshire Family History Society 1994-2003 http://www.ofhs.org.uk/index.html Oxfordshire Family History Society; c/o Miss Angela E. Wood 40 Kersington Cresent Cowley Oxford, OX4 3RJ United Kingdom See also: http://www.ofhs.org.uk/whoswho.html Phone: 01865 718723 Email: AngeWd1@aol.com), St. Mary Parish Registers, Baptisms, Page 354 (Reliability: 3).
      1840 3 May BIGGERS George s. John & Fanny, Spinner

    5. [S111] SANDERSON'S MASTER FILE OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, Harold Sanderson, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smast.htm), http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smastbb.htm (Reliability: 3).
      I am inferring that this person is a brother of John Biggers becuase of the fact that they 1. were born within a year of each other
      and
      2. that they both joined the same regiment and company.
      The convincing evidence is that Sanderson's records state that George enlisted first (10/8/1861) and then was killed in action. Date of death is 1862. What is interesting is that John enlisted January 7, 1862 - the same year his (apparent) brother was killed.
      John enlisted in the same regiment and company as George.

    6. [S443] UK 1841 Census, Ancestry.com, (Source Information:Ancestry.com. 1841 England Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.), Folio: 25, Page: 17, Line number: 2, GSU Number: 474571 (Reliability: 3).
      Place: West End
      NAME: John Biggers
      Age: 70
      Profession: Fuller
      Born in same County: Y

      NAME: Fanny "
      Age: 35
      Born in same County: Y

      NAME: Selina "
      Age: 10
      Born in same County: Y

      NAME: Rachael "
      Age: 9
      Born in same County: Y

      NAME: John "
      Age: 3
      Born in same County: Y

      NAME: George "
      Age: 1
      Born in same County: Y

    7. [S445] OXTowns website, (http://www.oxtowns.co.uk/witney/home.html), http://www.oxtowns.co.uk/witney/home.html (Reliability: 3).
      «b»Witney
      «/b»Since the Middle Ages, Witney was famous for the manufacturing of blankets using water from the River Windrush which, so the story goes, was the secret of their quality. Over recent years Witney has grown rapidly, yet it still manages to retain its charm as an attractive Cotswold market town.
      The market square which lies at the junction of the two main streets contains the Buttercross, a medieval marketing and meeting place where women from neighbouring villages gathered to sell butter and eggs. It has a steeply gabled roof surmounted by a clock-turret added in 1683. Opposite is the 17th century Town Hall. Market Square widens into Church Green which is dominated by the tower and spire of the 13th century church of St. Mary.
      The Henry Box comprehensive school near the church of St. Mary takes its name from a local boy who, like Dick Whittington, went to London to seek his fortune. In 1662 having succeeded he left money to fund the formation of the new school.
      A short distance from the town centre is the parish of Cogges where a Victorian working Manor Farm museum is situated.
      In nearby South Leigh the Church of St James is home to some remarkably well preserved medieval wall paintings and are well worth a visit.
      The Charlbury road leads through one of Witney's best preserved streets - West End, which gave rise to the song "Just an old fashioned house in an old fashioned street".

    8. [S346] Passenger Lists of Vessels arriving at New York, 1820-1897, National Archives Records Administration, (Microfilm Series M237, 675 rolls.), M237, Group 36., NARA: M237, Roll 51, List no. 929; LDS: Passenger lists 26 Oct 1842-15 Jun 1843, FHL US/CAN Film 2297 (Reliability: 4).
      List or manifest of all the passengers taken on board the Brig Alfred
      whereof Joseph C. Myers is Master, from Liverpool

      Name«tab»«tab»«tab»Age«tab»Sex«tab»Occupation Country to which they belong Country Intend.
      John Beggers«tab»«tab»38«tab»M«tab»Mechanic«tab»«tab»Great Britian United States
      Fanny Beggers«tab»«tab»37«tab»F«tab»«tab»«tab»Great Britian "
      Juliana Beggers«tab»«tab»10«tab»F«tab»«tab»«tab»Great Britian "
      Rachael Beggers«tab»«tab»6«tab»F«tab»«tab»«tab»Great Britian
      John Beggers«tab»«tab»4«tab»M«tab»«tab»«tab»Great Britian
      George Beggers«tab»«tab»2«tab»M«tab» Great Britian
      Augustus Pearman, a West End pilot from 1860's until 1899, was skipper of the pilot sloop "Secret" and found the deserted brig "Alfred" 15 miles southwest of Bermuda and brought her to safe harbour (ref: Bermuda's Architectural Heritage Series: Sandy's, p 140))
      Source:
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~bmuwgw/ships6.html
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      12/02/1842, Alfred, Three Rivers, P.E.I. (Prince Edward Island), Bristol, G. Britain:
      The Islander, Dec 02 1842: "In the Alfred from Three Rivers, to Bristol, Nov. 26, Messrs. John McGill and G. Chudleigh." - also - "Dec. 16, 1842: the brig Alfred which sailed from Three Rivers for Bristol has been cast away on the Cape Breton shore and become a complete wreck. Passengers were saved though they were on the wreck 48 hours before they could be saved." [CG]
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    9. [S379] US Census 1860 - Jefferson County, NY, National Archives and Records Administration, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.), Brownville, Jefferson, New York; Roll: M653_761; Page: 750; Image: 757 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S111] SANDERSON'S MASTER FILE OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, Harold Sanderson, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smast.htm), http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smastbb.htm (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S983] 1865 New York State Census, New York, Jefferson, (Digital images. Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. \i FamilySearch.org\i0 . http://familysearch.org : n.d.), Theresa, p. 119, dwelling n/a, family n/a, line 2, George Biggers; (http://familysearch.org : accessed Nov 2, 2013); citing "New York, State Census, 1865," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18045-65789-41?cc=1491284&wc=9391593), Jefferson > Theresa > image 61 of 63. (Reliability: 4).
      Deceased Veteran: Biggers, George
      Age at death: 22
      Civil: S
      Date entered service: Oct 1861
      Regiment at death: 94 NY
      Rank at death: Private
      Date of death: Aug 1862
      Place of death: Last Battle Bull Run
      Place of burial: Bull Run Battleground
      Cause of death: shot down in battle
      Comment/survivors: left 2 parents

    12. [S182] Civil War Soldiers who died 1861-1862, Nan Dixon, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/died6162.htm), http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/died6162.htm (Reliability: 3).
      Surname: BIGGERS
      First Name: GEORGE
      Initial: -
      Age at Enlistment: 21
      Regiment: 094THNYVI
      Co: E
      Death: 1862
      Age at Death: 22
      Cemetery Code: 28

    13. [S111] SANDERSON'S MASTER FILE OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, Harold Sanderson, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smast.htm), http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/cemlist.htm (Reliability: 3).
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smastbb.htm
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/cemlist.htm
      Town Code Cemetery Location Vets
      BRW 28 Dexter Cmty Dexter Y

    14. [S115] Adjutent General Report 1902, Adjutant-General of the State of New York, (The Argus Company, Printers Albany, 1903), 1902, page 15 (Reliability: 3).
      -----Original Message-----
      From: pbiggers []
      Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 1999 6:42 PM
      To: DWade36@aol.com; Paul F. Kelly; o'neil@mail.minnehaha.pvt.k12.mn.us; Coppervalleyfoundation@Juno.com; pbiggers@imcnet.net
      Subject: John and George


      I was looking up information on John & George Biggers being in the Civil
      War and found the following information in the Adjutent General Report
      1902 Page 15:

      BIGGERS, GEORGE.- Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 18, 1861, at
      North Adams, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February
      13, 1862; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

      BIGGERS, JOHN.- Age, 22 years. Enlisted, January 7, 1862, at
      Watertown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February
      13, 1862; deserted, August 23, 1862, on the march near Waterloo, Va.

      Both in E 94th NY Inf as Privates;

    15. [S408] State census records of Jefferson County, New York, 1825-1905, New York. Secretary of State, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972 16 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.), LDS/FHL microfilm # 0895247 (includes the towns of Rutland, Theresa, Watertown, Wilna and Worth) (Reliability: 3).
      Deceased Veteran: Biggers, George
      Age at death: 22
      Civil: S
      Date entered service: Oct 1861
      Regiment at death: 94 NY
      Rank at death: Private
      Date of death: Aug 1862
      Place of death: Last Battle Bull Run
      Place of burial: Bull Run Battlefield
      Cause of death: shot down in battle
      Comment/survivors: left 2 parents
      Census Town: Theresa

    16. [S985] Daily News & Reformer, New York. Watertown., E. G. Seymour, "From the Ninety-Fourth," Sep. 5 1862, p. ?, col. 2; digital images, \i Old Fulton NY Post Cards\i0  (http://www.fultonhistory.com/flash_ok.html : accessed 12 Jan 2014). (Reliability: 3).
      Daily News and Reformer
      Watertown, N.Y., Sept. 5, 1862

      FROM THE NINETY-FOURTH

      Washington, Sept. 3d, '62

      Editors Reformer


      I have but a short time to write you a report of our killed, wounded, and missing in the battle of Saturday last. I will, however, give it as correctly as time would permit.

      KILLED:
      Co. A - Las. O'Neil
      Co. B - Peter Kepler
      Co. C - William Tyler, Delos Bassinger, Amos Potter
      Co. D - John Frazer, Joseph Stype, Eugene Ramlin, Orlando Ferguson
      Co. E - Abram Christie, Nelson Rodgers, Geo. Biggers
      Co. F - Sergt. Alfred More, John Keig, Henry Spencer
      Co. G - Corporal M.S.B. Pringle, Mich'l Howard
      Co. H - Reuben Hart, Patrick Flaherty
      Co. I - William Caulfield
      Co. K - Corp. Martin E. Haverman/Hooverman
      Total killed: 21

      WOUNDED:
      Col. Adrian R. Root, side and leg by a reject ball.
      Co. A - Corp. Fred Baxter, leg; Ransom Campbell, left leg; Isaac Hurd, right arm; Gifford Brown, hip and back; William Bardeo, leg; Decatur Green, side; John McCann, hip;Chas. D. Merril, hand; Nelson Richards, left leg; Sebra Healy, left side; Wales Salsbury, right arm - 11
      Co. B - Jacob Barner, right elbow; Corp. Willard L. Cook, right arm, amputated; Lorenzo D. Jones, leg; Foster M. Drake, leg; Jainee Pierce, abdomen; Sergt. A. J. Marshall, right foot, slight - 6
      Co. C - Lieut. Searles, slight; Edw'd Garlan, right leg; Wm. H. H. Plummer, knee and buttock; Wm. McIntyre, left arm and side; Hiram McIntyre; Albert McNilt, left thigh - 6
      Co. D - Lieut. John More, hand; Gilbert Demarce, leg; Joseph Fields, right eye; Franklin Ferguson, left leg; John Hogn, left arm; Jas. P. Kirby, left arm; Robert Pierson, left thigh; John Scott, hip - 8
      Co. E - Serg't Myron B. Conklin, left thigh; Andrew Valeash, right leg; Peter LaPatrie, left hand; Charles Sperry, right shoulder; Chas. Parmenter, left arm; Wm. Wilder, unknown; Nicholas Rose, right side; Peter Sheldon, foot; Amos Rodgers, left leg; Robert Dennison, unknown; John Goldsmith, unknown -11
      Co. F - Winfiled Coleman, leg; Charles Boyce, left arm; Adelbert Bowell, left leg; Geo. Coleman, left leg; Franklin LaGroff, left cheek; William S. Ellsworth, foot, slight; Henry Fish, left leg; Walter B. Clarter, scalp; Serg't. Schyler Bibbins, leg; Benj. B. Hamilton, left side and right heel - 10
      Co. G - Lieut. E. V. Mahew, right thigh; Wm. McKendry, left breast; John Haae, left arm; Geo. Frazer, right hand; William Cooper, right thigh; Albert Person, right shoulder; Patrick Sheady, neck; John Ball, right foot; Charles Ball, probably killed. - 9
      Co. H Lieut. Geo. McOmber, shoulder; Serg't. Orrin D. Staplin, face; Serg't. Brayton C. Bagley, face; Patrick Finnerin, arm; David Yumen, arm; Aaron Spaulsbury, abdomen - 7
      Co. I - Oscar Blodgett, right thigh; Marshall Blodgett, left leg; Serg't. John Hawkins, knee; John LeFleur, chin; Francis Datush, back - 5
      Co. K - Lieut. W. J. M. Woodward, left groin; Serg't. Chas. B. Maxon, right thigh; Corp. Hiram Wallsoe, both legs; William Derosin, left knee; James Pitcher, right leg; Lovell Bullock, right arm; Constant Woodward, right knee; Hugh Farrel, left side; Thomas Card, unknown - 9

      MISSING:
      Co. A John Horton, Adolphus Sterling, Seg't Eugene Jewett, Geo. Sleeper, David Muckle, William S. Utley, John Otis, Edw'd Richardson - 7
      Co. B - John Bailey, Wm. Caris, Sylvester Fort, Wm. Goldthrite, Frank Jury, Wm. Levingston, Charles Pierce - 7
      Co. C - Oliver G. Cleaveland, Wm. H. Allen, John Miller, Oration Curtis, Albert Pool, Wdwin Pool, Franklin Rice - 7
      Co. D - Fred Lawrence, James Coign - 2
      Co. E - Serg't William Goldthrite - 1
      Co. F - Charles Powers, Dexter Corey, Samuel Blodgett, Geo. & Orrin Evans - 5
      Co. G - Randall Elmer, James Delaney, Wm. Clemmons, Turner Lilly, Robert Corrigan, Peter Carroll - 5
      Co. H - George Babcock - 1
      Co. I - James Defferard - 1
      Co. K - Serg't M. Cole, Alexander Colom, Oscar F. Champlin - 3

      You will find this report nearly correct. I think a good many of our men were sent off to the different hospitals immediately, and I did not have the opportunity of examining all of them, so I have had to rely on others for a part of my information.
      Yours in haste,
      E. G. Seymour,
      Ass't Surgeon, 94th N.Y.V.

    17. [S115] Adjutent General Report 1902, Adjutant-General of the State of New York, (The Argus Company, Printers Albany, 1903).
      NINETY-FOURTH INFANTRY 15

      BIGGERS, GEORGE. - Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 18, 1861, at North Adams, to server three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February 13, 1862; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

      BIGGERS, JOHN. - Age, 22 years. Enlisted, January 7, 1862, at Watertown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February 13, 1862; deserted, August 23, 1862, on the march near Waterloo, Va.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: pbiggers []
      Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 1999 6:42 PM
      To: DWade36@aol.com; Paul F. Kelly; o'neil@mail.minnehaha.pvt.k12.mn.us; Coppervalleyfoundation@Juno.com; pbiggers@imcnet.net
      Subject: John and George


      I was looking up information on John & George Biggers being in the Civil
      War and found the following information in the Adjutent General Report
      1902 Page 15:

      BIGGERS, GEORGE.- Age, 21 years. Enlisted, October 18, 1861, at
      North Adams, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February
      13, 1862; killed in action, August 30, 1862, at Bull Run, Va.

      BIGGERS, JOHN.- Age, 22 years. Enlisted, January 7, 1862, at
      Watertown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, February
      13, 1862; deserted, August 23, 1862, on the march near Waterloo, Va.

      Both in E 94th NY Inf as Privates;

    18. [S408] State census records of Jefferson County, New York, 1825-1905, New York. Secretary of State, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972 16 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.), 1865 New York State Census LDS/FHL microfilm # 0895247 (includes the towns of Rutland, Theresa, Watertown, Wilna and Worth) (Reliability: 3).
      Deceased Veteran: Biggers, George
      Age at death: 22
      Civil: S
      Date entered service: Oct 1861
      Regiment at death: 94 NY
      Rank at death: Private
      Date of death: Aug 1862
      Place of death: Last Battle Bull Run
      Place of burial: Bull Run Battlefield
      Cause of death: shot down in battle
      Comment/survivors: left 2 parents
      Census Town: Theresa
      Information downloaded from this web page:
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cnyfamilies/Vitals/jvets.html

    19. [S181] Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga, (Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902).
      In the second battle of Bull Run, August 29 and 30, 1862, the Ninety-fourth bore a conspicuous part. It entered the action with about 400 men, and lost 21 killed, 81 wounded, and 45 missing; total, 147. The regiment, with General Tower, held its position on Bald Hill after the rest of the brigade had retired. Several hand-to-hand encounters occurred. General Tower was severely wounded, Colonel Root was twice wounded, the second time in rescuing the regimental colors from a rush of the enemy, and was especially complimented for gallantry in the reports of Generals Ricketts and McDowell. Lieut. J. M. Woodward was mortally wounded.

    20. [S111] SANDERSON'S MASTER FILE OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS, Harold Sanderson, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smast.htm), http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/smastbb.htm (Reliability: 3).
      KIA

    21. [S288] Battles & Leaders of the Civil War, Written by Union and Confederate Veterans, (Edited by Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel from the editorial staff of "The Century Magazine.").

    22. [S448] UK Oxfordshire Parish Registers - Witney (CD), Oxfordshire Family History Society, (Oxfordshire Family History Society 1994-2003 http://www.ofhs.org.uk/index.html Oxfordshire Family History Society; c/o Miss Angela E. Wood 40 Kersington Cresent Cowley Oxford, OX4 3RJ United Kingdom See also: http://www.ofhs.org.uk/whoswho.html Phone: 01865 718723 Email: AngeWd1@aol.com), St. Mary's Church, Marriage Register, Page 125 (Reliability: 3).
      Year: 1822
      Date: 22 Jul
      Husband: BIGGERS
      H_Forename: John (X)
      b. Hailey
      Wife: HARRIS
      W_Forename: Frances (X)
      sp. Hailey
      «i» Wits: «/i» William HARWOOD, Sarah STEVENS

    23. [S6] Wade, David M. Jr., David M. Wade, (1997).

    24. [S6] Wade, David M. Jr., David M. Wade, (1997).
      From: David M. Wade Jr.
      To: Paul Kelly
      Subject: Re: Biggers
      Date: Friday, August 15, 1997 8:54 PM

      Paul,

      Got your message about photocopies and I just wanted to inform you that the powers that
      be are already in motion. My mother never has really expressed an interest in the
      search of heritage and history, yet once I informed her of someone related to her
      Grandfather Arthur Biggers, well... She has called me to tell me she got all her
      records and documents out. We are both in the process of getting all these lines and
      supporting documents into a format her Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren can have.
      You though won't have to wait that long as soon as I'm sure we've got all are notes
      properly copied they along will copies of all other documents will be on the way to you
      & your family. These papers will include the family line written by Arthur's own hand.


      I have been reviewing the Biggers line more this week and I can now tell you that John I
      came to America at the age of 38 somewhere in the range of 1842-43. He started a Carding
      Mill in Dexter N.Y. His farm was 2 miles north of Brownsville N.Y. Wife Fannie Harris
      died at age 56. Their children were: John II b. 1839 England // George b. abt. 1842
      England // Maria b.1844 New York //James (Jim) b. 1846 (listed as a Robert 1860 census
      ???) The brothers John and George were available for duty at the beginning of the Civil
      War. John did not join but fled to Maryland where he spent time aboard a whaling ship
      and was also taken prisoner at some point and sometime later is said to have escaped.
      Maybe the tales of his adventures were in his head as told to kin when he returned or
      fact, maybe a little of both. George was not so lucky, Hit by a cannon ball and killed
      Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Va. after 1862, so that would make it the second battle.
      Youngest son James was said to have been a math genius, "Hit in the head by his
      stepmother for eating one of her pies and was never the same." I hope the pie was good.

      The Stepmother John I's 2nd wife was Jane Graves b. Ireland 1819 d. 1908 / 89 years.
      Graves was her 1st husband's name. Her children by Graves:
      John Graves 1844 // Wm. Graves 1846 // Joseph Graves 1849 // Barnett Graves 1851 //
      Approx date by census ages.

      John II / oldest daughter Stella never married and is buried next to her Grandfather
      John I in Dexter Cemetery, 4th row across from tall monument of Gilmore.

      Nicholas Van Brocklin d. 1884 age 89 (Dutch)
      Nancy Ann Schell d. 1883 age 88 (Germany)
      Parents of Margaret (Van Brocklin) Biggers

      Nancy Ann Schell's Father was Marcus Schell b. June 6,1764 Herkimer Co. NY Chr. July 5,
      1764 Reformed Dutch Church of German Flats married Catherine Elizabeth Roan b. circa
      1770 Herkimer , March 25 1788. Died after 1832 Herkimer NY

      Marcus Schell's Father was Johnannes Schell arrived port of Philadelpia 1732 or 1752 /
      Mother was Barbara Raspach.( I found a ship listing some years ago 10th Oct 1752 Phil.,
      Tuesday Ship " FOREST" Capt. Patrick Auchterlony from Rotterdam / Maybe??? )

      Do you know that both Eva & Arthur named a son Paul. Arthur's son was Paul Everett b.
      June 18,1910. Strange your name is Paul. Is your line Eva's Paul Webert. We want to
      know more about Eva's sons and where they went and the lives they lead. Arthur's
      children where artists / landscape architect / naturalist / seems thay had a deep
      appreciation for nature's beauty.

      David.