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John Bigger, Sr
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Birth: 1760, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1831
Greene County
Ohio, USA

Husband of Mary (Bigger) Bigger

Brother to Finley Bigger, Registrar of the U.S. Treasury.

Excerpt from Xenia Gazette article, "Historic Cemetery in Sugarcreek To Get Care" by Dave Masters, Gazette Staff Writer, Wed., 12/15/1965:

"John Bigger, Sr. 1760-1831, Revolutionary Soldier and early Sugar Creek elder [Associate Church]. Grandson of Matthew Bigger of Ballymonie, Ireland, and Martha Bigger who is buried in the Robinson United Presbyterian graveyard in Washington County, Pennylvania, as one of the first white women to be buried west of the Alleghenys.

He was the father of Thomas Bigger who served Sugar Creek as a ruling elder for half a century, and grandfather of Dinsmore Bigger who zealously followed for ninety-four years the faith of his fathers.

For more than one hundred and twenty-five years John and his decendants were privileged to serve as elders of the congregation.

At his side sleeps his wife Mary, a distant relative of the same family name, 1763-1844. She was born in Maryland and was a sister of Colonel John Bigger, Legislator and pioneer of Warren County, Ohio, and aunt to Governor Samuel Bigger of Indiana and his brother Finley, Registrar of the U. S. Treasury.

John and Mary migrated from the Conococheague region to the Maryland-Pennsylvania border to Kentucky in 1788 where their children were born, thence to Ohio after the turn of the century with the church migration [1804-05] [with] other members of the family already here."
Family links: 
  William Bigger (____ - 1879)*
  Thomas Bigger (1792 - 1881)*
  Sarah Bigger Van Eaton (1794 - 1871)*
  John Bigger (1796 - 1855)*
  James Bigger (1805 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 71 years
Military marker:
Revolutionary Soldier
placed by
Daniel Cooper Chapter D.A.R.
Pioneer Cemetery
Greene County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Cheryl (Theroux) Whitica...
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15369086
John Bigger, Sr
Added by: Chelie
John Bigger, Sr
Added by: Cheryl (Theroux) Whitican
John Bigger, Sr
Added by: Cheryl (Theroux) Whitican
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- Lynda
 Added: Dec. 20, 2009

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