|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1853|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1953|
Son of Alfred Biggers and Salemia Moncree.
Published in the Big Spring Herald on Wednesday, February 11, 1953:
At Age Of 100
Allen Biggers, said to be Mitchell County's oldest citizen, died Tuesday morning at his home in Colorado City after celebrating his 100th birthday in January.
Biggers was born in Birmingham, Ala. in January of 1853, and remembered that he and his mother were once sold at the slave market, "jes like cattle." In recent years, the elderly Negro had remarked that in those days only the Negro was slave, but now everybody is - connected with farming for most of his life, he said that nowdays a man had to get permission to plant his crops.
Despite his age, Biggers was reasonably active and still had his own teeth. His father died at 105 and a brother at a "little over a hundred."
Biggers remembered flashes from the Civil War, but was hazy as to what it was all about. His most vivid memories centered about midnight riders and midnight raids, and the efforts of his "Old Massa" to stay out of the army.
He was freed in Mobile at the age of 12, and said that he remembered seeing Frank and Jesse James about the wharves of Old Mobile. Shortly afterward, his family moved to Calvert, Texas and to Colorado City in 1937. He is survived by three sons.
Funeral services will be held from the Payne's Chapel Methodist Church, with the Rev. S. J. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell County Cemetery. Further arrangements will be announced from the Kiker and son funeral home later in the week.
Joe Manda Moore Biggers (1862 - 1929)
Jessie Biggers (1889 - 1954)*
Mitchell County Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 28, 2010
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