Elihu Hall “Ail” Bigham

Elihu Hall “Ail” Bigham

Birth
Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Nov 1895 (aged 73)
Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
Burial Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 19351765 · View Source
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E. H. "Ail" Bigham married Martha Marelda Coop about 1839 in Bedford Co., TN and they had eleven children.

"Ail" Bigham, his wife and five oldest children and their families came in a wagon train to Bell Co., TX from Bedford Co., TN in the fall of 1851 with other members of the Bigham family. They settled along the Leon river in a valley named Tennessee Valley because it reminded them of their home in Tennessee. His cattle brand "A" was registered in Bell county 2 Dec 1852.

"Ail" was one of the first enlistments from Bell county in the CSA June 1861. All five of his brothers also enlisted.

"Ail" & Martha purchased a large farm/ranch on Cottonwood Creek between Temple and Oenaville in 1865 and lived there until they died. They were very hard working,frugal people and very good to all of their children.
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November 15, 1895
TEMPLE WEEKLY TIMES
Mr. Ail Bigham, living between Temple and Oenaville, died Sunday from the effects of a hurt received Saturday in unloading a barrel of water. He is one of the old landmarks of the county and a good man. His neighbors speak in the highest praise of his liberality and generosity. He has paid the debt that all must pay, and let us hope that his account stood well balanced by a well spent life.
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from the research of Frances (Mays) McFarland



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  • Added: 12 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19351765
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elihu Hall “Ail” Bigham (4 Mar 1822–10 Nov 1895), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19351765, citing Lancaster Cemetery, Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Frances Mays McFarland (contributor 46831433) .