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James William Biggs
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1865
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1950
Wylie
Collin County
Texas, USA

Wed to Mary Appelonia Burch.
Cause of death was Carcinoma of the Esophagus.

ELEVEN CHILDREN OF J. W. BIGGS AND WIFE WILL MEET IN REUNION AT LUCAS HOME NEXT SUNDAY
Courier, July 24, 1925

Family reunions and gatherings are the happiest moments in the lives of the parents as well as their children, when sons and daughters come back to the old home nest from the four corners of the globe to be with their dear old Dad and Mother once more and to enjoy the occasion in a reminiscent way, talking over old times and discussing childhood days, with their joys and sorrows, pranks and good deeds.

Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Biggs of the Lucas community, such a family gathering will be held when eleven children, nine of whom are married and have families of their own, will come home for a real honest-to-goodness old fashioned family reunion.

Thursday Mr. Biggs and wife brought their eleven children to McKinney where a family group picture was made. It was a happy occasion and one enjoyed not only by the father and mother, but by each of the sons and daughters as well.

Reunion Sunday. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Biggs will have their children, grandchildren, and other relatives home with them for a family gathering. Mr. Biggs informs us that he is expecting no less than 250 or 300 people to be at his home on that day. The proverbial fatted calf will in reality be killed to help furnish meat for the occasion, while each family coming back home will bring a well filled basket of tempting edibles.

The son and daughters who are here for this happy occasion and who were in McKinney Thursday are: Gabe C. Biggs, and wife, of Wichita Falls; Fred A. Biggs of Lucas; Mrs. Edna Allison of Wylie; Mrs. Laura T. Bellman of Dump; Mrs. Alay L. McCollum of Wylie; Berry F. Biggs of Portall, New Mexico, who is visiting here with his family; R. C. Biggs of Blythe Chapel; R. L Biggs of Parker; Gene P. Biggs of Lucas; Flute W. Biggs, at home, and Miss Helen Biggs, also at home. With the exception of the eldest son, Gabe C. Biggs, who is a bookkeeper in the Texas company at Wichita Falls, the other sons are all farmers.

Native of Texas.

J. W. Biggs is a native of Texas. He was born in 1865 in Rusk county. His father and mother, moved to Rusk county in 1865 from Tennessee, moving to the Lucas community in 1867, two years later. He is 60 years old, while his wife is 57 years of age. J. W.Biggs lives within one-half mile of where his honored old father and mother, both now deceased, settled and reared their family and he owns part of the land which his father owned.

He was married Nov. 17, 1886, to Miss Mollie Burch, daughter of Berry Burch and wife, pioneer citizens of near Wylie, also former residents of Tennessee. To this union fourteen children were born, three having passed away. Eleven children surviving to honor their well-known father and mother.

Making 33rd Crop.

Mr. Biggs in now making his thirty-third crop on his farm of 78 acres which he owns at Lucas. He is an Mason and an Odd Fellow and he and his wife are faithful members of the Christian church. These two residents of the Lucas community are well known not only in that community, but all over the county and are honored and respected by all who know them.
J. W. Biggs and Wife, EARLY SETTLERS OF COLLIN COUNTY." Collin County, Texas History and Genealogy Webpage by Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Biggs (1818 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Appelonia Burch Biggs (1868 - 1956)
 
 Children:
  Gabriel Cenious Biggs (1887 - 1946)*
  Fred Adolphus Biggs (1888 - 1983)*
  Edna Earle Biggs Allison (1890 - 1975)*
  Laura Tatum Biggs Bellmyer (1892 - 1975)*
  Berry Franklin Biggs (1894 - 1983)*
  Roy L Biggs (1898 - 1996)*
  Gene P. Biggs (1901 - 1986)*
  Infant Son Biggs (1907 - 1907)*
  Infant Daughter Biggs (1909 - 1909)*
  Mary Louise Biggs (1910 - 1918)*
 
 Sibling:
  Margaret Catherine Biggs Stinson (1859 - 1947)*
  James William Biggs (1865 - 1950)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fitzhugh Cemetery
Forest Grove
Collin County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1, Row 19, Lot 7, Space 3
 
Created by: June
Record added: Mar 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10672674
James William Biggs
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James William Biggs
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-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
God bless you on your birthday and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Mar. 8, 2013
Happy Birthday Blessings!
- Thelma
 Added: Mar. 9, 2012
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