Descendants of JOHN BIGGS, Sr.
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 BIGGS, SR. was born in Worchestershire, England, and died Bef. 1687
in Kingston, NY. He married MARY HALL August 28, 1686 in Kingston, Ulster,
NY, daughter of GEORGE HALL and ELIZABETH BICKERSTAFF. John Biggs,
Sr. arrived in America with Col. Nicholls expedition of 1664. Moved through
Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia to Illinois with the Ogle family.
Child of JOHN BIGGS and MARY HALL is:
2. i. JOHN2 BIGGS, JR., b. July 23, 1687, Kingston, Uslter, NY;
d. 1761, MD.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN2 BIGGS, JR. (JOHN1) was born July 23, 1687 in Kingston, Uslter, NY,
and died 1761 in MD. He married EVA DOLDERBRINK 1720 in Monocay
Manor, Frederick Co., MD, daughter of HUYBERT BRINK and HENDRICKJE
SWARTWOUT. John Biggs, Jr. moved family to Maryland in 1741. Eva and
John had 9 children.
Child of JOHN BIGGS and EVA DOLDERBRINK is:
3. i. BENJAMIN3 BIGGS, SR., b. 1723, Kingston, NY; d. November
1782, West Liberty, OH, WV.
Generation No. 3
3. BENJAMIN3 BIGGS, SR. (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1723 in Kingston, NY,
and died November 1782 in West Liberty, OH, WV. He married HENRIETTA
PRUDENCE DEBORAH MARGARET MUNDAY September 26, 1745 in All
Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick, MD, daughter of HENRY MUNDAY and
Children of BENJAMIN BIGGS and HENRIETTA MUNDAY are:
4. i. PRUDENCE DRUSILLA4 BIGGS, b. 1736-1746, Frederick Co.,
MD; d. 1777-1785, O'Fallon, St. Clair Co., IL.
5. ii. CATHERINE BIGGS, b. 1740-1750.
6. iii. WILLIAM BIGGS, (TIDBIT) b. June 3, 1755, Frederick, MD;
d. March 1827, Madison Co., IL.
iv. JOHN BIGGS, d. Abt. 1782, Killed by Indians - Ft. Pitt area..
v. HENRY BIGGS.
vi. BENJAMIN BIGGS, JR..
vii. GEORGE BIGGS.
viii. THOMAS BIGGS, d. 1792, Killed by Indians..
ix. JOSEPH BIGGS.
x. ZACCHEUS BIGGS, m. SUSANNA TETER.
xi. MARY BIGGS.
Generation No. 4
4. PRUDENCE DRUSILLA4 BIGGS (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born
1736-1746 in Frederick Co., MD, and died 1777-1785 in O'Fallon, St. Clair Co.,
IL. She married CAPT.-JOSEPH OGLE Abt. 1760 in Fredrick Co., MD (or VA),
son of BENJAMIN OGLE and REBECCA BROWNER.
Children of PRUDENCE BIGGS and CAPT.-JOSEPH OGLE are:
7. i. CATHERINE5 OGLE, b. January 14, 1764, Virginia; d. July 14,
1840, New Design, Monroe Co., IL.
ii. NANCY OGLE, d. IL; m. LARKEN RUTHERFORD, VA. (she died
iii. PRUDENCE OGLE, m. JOHN WILLIAMS.
8. iv. REV-BENJAMIN OGLE, b. Abt. 1769, Frederick Co., MD;
d. April 16, 1847, O'Fallon, St. Clair Co., IL.
v. JOSEPH OGLE, JR., b. June 11, 1777; d. September 14, 1846;
m. LUCINDA PULLIAM, July 12, 1804, IL. (veteran of the Black-
vi. MARY OGLE, m. JAMES BIGGS MOORE. Mary had no children and
apparently died young as her husband, General James B. Moore is
shown to have married again and raised a family.
vii. DRUSCILLA OGLE, m. WILLIAM PORTER, IL.
9. viii. JACOB OGLE, b. September 19, 1784; d. December 5, 1847.
5. CATHERINE4 BIGGS (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1740-1750. She
married JAMES MOORE, JR., son of JAMES MOORE and HANNAH.
Children of CATHERINE BIGGS and JAMES MOORE are:
i. JAMES BIGGS5 MOORE, b. 1780; m. MARY OGLE.
ii. ENROCH MOORE, b. 1783, Illinois. (Enroch is often said to be the
first white child born in Illinois)
6. WILLIAM4 BIGGS (BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 3, 1755 in
Frederick, MD, and died March 1827 in Madison Co., IL. He married NANCY
Child of WILLIAM BIGGS (TIDBIT) and NANCY MUNDAY is:
i. NANCY5 BIGGS, b. 1787, Kaskaskia, Monroe Co., IL; d. 1861, St.
Clair Co., IL; m. SAMUEL SCOTT, April 29, 1807.
Generation No. 5
7. CATHERINE5 OGLE (PRUDENCE DRUSILLA4 BIGGS, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) was born January 14, 1764 in Virginia, and died July 14, 1840 in New
Design, Monroe Co., IL. She married REV-JAMES LEMEN, SR. 1782 in Harpers
Ferry, VA, son of NICHOLAS LEMEN and CHRISTIAN.
Children of CATHERINE OGLE and REV-JAMES LEMEN are:
i. ROBERT6 LEMEN, b. September 25, 1783, Berkley Co., VA;
d. August 24, 1860, Ridge Prairie, St. Clair Co., IL. Robert was a
weaver and farmer; m. HESTER TOLIN, July 2, 1805, Ridge Prairie,
St. Clair County, IL.
ii. REV-JOSEPH LEMEN, b. September 8, 1785, Berkley Co., VA;
d. June 29, 1861, Ridge Prairie, St. Clair Co., IL; m. MARY
"POLLY" KINNEY, January 19, 1809, Ridge Prairie, St. Clair Co., IL.
iii. REV-JAMES LEMEN, JR., b. October 8, 1787, New Design, Monroe
Co., IL; d. February 8, 1860, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
m. MARY PULLIAM, December 8, 1813, near Belleville, IL.
iv. NANCY LEMEN, b. 1789, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
d. June 30, 1847, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
m. JOHN TOLIN, September 3, 1808, St. Clair Co., IL.
v. REV-WILLIAM LEMEN, b. May 3, 1793, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
d. November 2, 1858, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
m. MARY (POLLY) MILLER, October 10, 1810, New Design, Monroe Co., IL.
vi. REV-JOSIAH LEMEN, b. August 15, 1794, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
d. July 10, 1867, Ridge Prairie, St. Clair Co., IL; m. REBEKAH HUFF,
August 31, 1815, St. Clair Co., IL. He was a Baptist Minister.
vii. CATHERINE LEMEN, b. 1795, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
d. Ridge Prairie, St. Clair Co., IL; m. JOSEPH KINNEY, March 2,
1817, Ridge Prairie, St. Clair Co., IL.
viii. REV-MOSES DODGE LEMEN, b. September 3, 1797, New Design,
Monroe Co., IL; d. March 5, 1859, Montgomery Co., IL; m.
(1) SARAH HULL, February 24, 1817, New Design, Monroe Co., IL;
m. (2) SARAH ANN VARNUM, February 14, 1825, New Design,
Monroe Co., IL.
8. REV-BENJAMIN5 OGLE (PRUDENCE DRUSILLA4 BIGGS, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2,
JOHN1) was born Abt. 1769 in Frederick Co., MD, and died April 16, 1847 in
O'Fallon, St. Clair Co., IL. He married (1) JANE GARRISON April 19, 1792 in
St. Clair Co., IL, daughter of JAMES GARRISON and ISABELLA KYLE. He married
(2) REBECCA TETER May 10, 1821 in St. Clair Co., IL.
Children of REV-BENJAMIN OGLE and JANE GARRISON are:
i. JOSEPH GARRISON6 OGLE, b. IL; d. 1847.
ii. ISAAC JOSPEH OGLE, b. 1790, O'Fallon, St. Clair, IL; d. May 1841,
St. Clair Co., IL; m. PRISCILLA BADGLEY, IL. Isaac & Priscilla
had Abraham b: IL. d: 1865 Montgomery, AL
iii. MARY (POLLY) OGLE, b. IL; d. IA; m. SOLOMON PERKINS, IL.
iv. NANCY B. OGLE, b. 1804, IL; d. 1874, Monroe, LA; m. DANIEL
v. CATHERINE OGLE, b. 1806, IL; m. REUBEN CHANCE.
vi. ISABELLA OGLE, m. ISRAEL ROLINSA.
vii. PRUDENCE OGLE.
Child of REV-BENJAMIN OGLE and REBECCA TETER is:
viii. JACOB6 OGLE, b. March 1822, IL; m. (1) CATHARINA;
m. (2) MATILDA. Jacob & Matilda had a daughter named
Elizabeth b: May 1851 in Illinois.
9. JACOB5 OGLE (PRUDENCE DRUSILLA4 BIGGS, BENJAMIN3, JOHN2, JOHN1)
was born September 19, 1784, and died December 5, 1847. He married ELIZABETH
TETER November 29, 1809 in St. Clair Co., IL. Jacob lost his life in Foreman's
Massacre during the Revolution.
Children of JACOB OGLE and ELIZABETH TETER are:
i. JACOB MEEKS6 OGLE, b. July 26, 1834; d. November 27, 1911;
m. EVALINE LORRAINE HANON.
ii. SAMUEL OGLE.
iii. MARY OGLE.
iv. JEMIMA OGLE.
v. SARAH OGLE.
vi. ELVIRA OGLE.
vii. GEORGE W. OGLE.
viii. ALEXANDER OGLE.
ix. LUCINDA OGLE.
x. JOSEPH OGLE.
xi. ELIZABETH OGLE.
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