Henry C. Biggs has met with well-deserved success in pursuing the calling of a planter, and is now the owner of 440 acres of land. He was born February 11, 1822, and is a son of Elias and Margaret (Guess) Biggs, who were born in Virginia, in 1793 and 1796, respectively. The father was a mechanic by trade, and this occupation recieved his attention until his death, which occurred in 1852, in the State of Mississippi, whither he had moved in 1847. His widow followed him to the grave in 1878, she being a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the time of her death. Mr. Biggs was a soldier in the War of 1812, and he and his wife became the parents of a family of fourteen children: Joseph, William, Delphia, Susan, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Henry C., Mary, Betsy, Malinda, Margaret, Amanda, Alexander and Irvin. Ten of the family are still living, four residing in Arkansas, one in Mississippi, one in Illinois, two in Alabama and two in Texas. Henry C. Biggs recieved his education in Marshall County, Ala., and in 1847 settled in Drew County, Ark., where he opened up a farm and still resides. He was married to Caroline Berry, in 1852, she being a native of Arkansas, but she died the following year, leaving an infant, Henry. Miss Mary McMurray became his wife in 1855, and by him has become the mother of the following children: Rufus, William, Price, Emma, Street, Joseph, Benjamin, Melviney, Joan and Phelix. The manner in which Mr. Biggs has acquired his present estate denotes him to be an energetic, successful agriculturist, and everything about his place is kept in good condition, all necessary buildings forming a prominent feature of the improvements. Mr. and Mrs. Biggs are worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.


Last Update Sunday, 17-Feb-2013 17:53:53 MST

County Coordinator

County Coordinator:  Gayle Triller
State Coordinator:  Betsy Mills
Assistant State Coordinator:  Jeff Kemp
 Site hosted by: ARGenWeb
Copyright © 2015 to present by the ARGenWeb Team. All
rights reserved. Copyright of submitted items
 belongs to those responsible for their authorship or
creation unless otherwise assigned.