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The Biggs and Davidsons are a branch from my grandmother Anita Biggs.   Dave Ream family history research shown below.

My name is John Ream  (b.1959)   Biggs Lineage
[   Jack Ream   (b.1932)
[   Anita Biggs   (1906-1955)
[   John Quincy Biggs   (1878-1968)
[   John James Madison Biggs   (1837-1924)
[   Elijah Biggs Jr.   (1800-1845)
[   Elijah Biggs Sr.   (1762-1833)   (my GreatGreatGreatGreatGrandFather!)
[   John Biggs Jr.   (ba 1733 - da 1832)
[   John Biggs Sr.   (ba 1690 - da 1754)
[   Thomas Biggs   (ba 1648 - da 1705)
[   John Biggs   (ba 1606 - da 1696)

John Ream  (b.1959)   Davidson Lineage
[   Jack Ream   (b.1932)
[   Anita Biggs   (1906-1955)
[   Nancy Arizona "Zona" Davidson   (1885-1987)
[   Thomas Davidson   (1846-1939)
[   Levi Davidson   (1799-1851)   (my GreatGreatGreatGrandFather!)

Photo Index     Photo of Everybody!

7) Joseph Harold Ream   (my grandfather)    Photo

7a) Wife: Mary "Anita" Biggs   Photo   b. Oct. 3, 1906 Buffalo, Missouri.   d. Apr. 17, 1955 Tallahassee, Florida.   m. July 27, 1929.   Find-a-grave
. . . . . . Anita & Joe were married by Rev. J. Q. Biggs (her Father) in Tonawanda, N. Y., near Buffalo, where J. Q. had a church at that time.
. . . . . . Music, Organist, played solo church Recitials. Organist and chorister of the Home Street Presbyterian Church NYC and is doing radio work.
. . . . . . Also a pretty good Pianist. Played in the silent movies in N.Y.
. . . . . . Anita went to Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas, Graduated 1925, only 18 years old.   BiggsAnita1925 Commencement Program Washburn College High Honors.pdf   Senior Photo
. . . . . . Anita graduated from Fort Worth High School at age 15, in January 1922, as valedictorian, with a 99.37 GPA.    BiggsAnita1922HighSchoolValedictorian.pdf
. . . . . . Anita graduated grade school in Moscow Idaho at age 11 and believed to be the youngest student in town history to enter high school. Source: Moscow Idaho newspaper June 1918 via Nancy.
. . . . . . Years prior to 1917 family lived in Enid & Pawhuska Oklahoma, Baker Oregon, Spokane Washington. Source: Spokene Washington newspaper Jan 1917 via Nancy.
. . . . . . Children of Joe Ream & Anita Biggs are on the previous webpage:   Ream Family History Page
. . . . . . Dave Ream writings:  Remembering Anita Biggs

. . . . . . Parents - John Quincy Biggs , (1878-1968) and Nancy Arizona "Zona" Davidson (1885-1987)   m. 1903   Find-a-grave   Find-a-grave
. . . . . . . . Rev. J. Quincy Biggs, a Disciples of Christ minister (English)   and   "Zona" (Scottish).   Both are from Rocky Comfort, Missouri.   Both are buried at Harmony Baptist Church in Rocky Comfort, Missouri.
. . . . . . . . Click here to see their photograph,   Grave Stone,   JQ's Scrapbook, and Zona'a 100 year Memoir.    Zona, and all the other Davidsons, were Baptists.
. . . . . . . . J. Quincy Biggs was also a successful Dramatic Artist, Shakespeare and others, monologues, readings and sketches. Pretty popular and busy appearance schedule. Pdf   Source: via Nancy.
. . . . . . . . Zona Davidson continues further below - See List below by her parents (Thomas Davidson and Mary Ann Harrell).
. . . . . . . . Children of John Quincy Biggs and Nancy Arizona "Zona" Davidson
. . . . . . . . . . 1. Portia Thelma Biggs, b. 1904 Illinois, d. July 27, 1943,   m. Walter Hahn, b 1900, d. 1964, both buried Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA.   Grave Stone   Portrait Photo
. . . . . . . . . . . . Walter Hahn's parents:   Harley Hahn and Annie Newhard m.1894.   Walter Hahn's sister:   Miss Tillie Hahn as of 1894
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Harley Hahn's parents:   Alfred Hahn and unnamed living wife as of 1894.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie Newhard's parents:   Stephen Newhard and unnamed living wife as of 1897, Cherryville PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Tracey's Bible "The bible had a handwritten inscription: Presented to Mrs. Harley Hahn (Cuz's grandmother/ Walter's mother) By her Parents Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Newhard, Cherryville PA February 1897
. . . . . . . . . . . . One child - Alice "Holly" "Cuz",   b. August 8, 1932,   d. February 5, 2013,   grew up in Short Hills, NJ, Millburn High.   Grave Stone   Show Holly's Obituary
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holly & Mark Noble's two daughters:   Jenny Noble Wooton b. 1963,   Tracey McFadden b. 1965
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny & Mike Wooton's two children:   Carley b. 2000, Kesha b. 2002
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy & Bill McFadden's two daughters:   Kelsey b. 1994,   Hannah b. 1996
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Portia and Anita were very close sisters,   and hence Holly "Cuz" was close to her cousins from Anita.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Portia, NYC Columbia University, Journalism degree June 1927.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Anita & Portia in NYC, from Fall 1925. Anita & Joe double dated with Portia & Walter Hahn.
. . . . . . . . . . 2. Mary "Anita" Biggs 1906-1955.
. . . . . . . . . . 3. John Melvin Biggs "Mel" 1920-2000. Photo. Married Margaret Crozier Thomson (b. Dec 14, 1925 d. Feb 23, 2018 m. 1945). Mel, Margaret & daughter Judy are buried in Vittum Hill Cemetery, near Sandwich, NH, with daughter Judy.   Gravestones
. . . . . . . . . . . . Professor of Civil Engineering at M.I.T., retired in 1988, moved from Mass. to N.H.   MIT News Obituary
. . . . . . . . . . . . Three Children, these are Jack Ream's (my father) first cousins.    Cousins Family Photos
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Duncan Biggs, b. 1947, m. Linda Susan Samuelson b. 08/01/1947.   Boise, Idaho.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John "Jake" Ernest Biggs, b. 02/20/1980, m. Shelly Hannaker.   Ernest is Linda's father's name.   Rowan John Biggs b. 03/01/2008,   Brennan Thomas Biggs b. 07/14/2011.   Naples, NY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janet Davidson Biggs, b. 05/20/1974, m. Shawn Wallach.   Jackson Melvin Wallach b. 09/05/2009,   Olivia Susan Wallach b. 09/07/2011.   Boise, Idaho.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Thomson Biggs, b. 1949, m. Helen Crosby, son Paul John Biggs b. 1979 m. 2012 Paige Beckley.   Paul was Helen's fathers' name.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judith Biggs (1951-1984), passed away automobile accident in California, buried with Mel & Margaret.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret's father was Duncan Turner Thomson (07/05/1895-1978)   Photo,   m. Nora Crozier in 1924, Nora had two sisters and five brothers, Muriel, Jane, Bobby, Leonard, Braham and others.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Duncan Thomson, and his sisters, Henrietta "Tommie", Katharine and Ina, and bother William, were born while the family lived in Bebek Turkey (birthdates 1882-1895). Lots of connections to Robert College in Bebek Turkey.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandparents Rev. Robert Thomson (-1921) and Agnes Turner.   In the 1870s Robert Thomson graduated from the University of Edinburgh, afterwhich he returned to his parents' home in Bebek Turkey.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert's sister Eliza, living in her father's home in Bebek Turkey, married Luther Allen Ostrander, one of the first American tutors at Robert College.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GGrandparent Alexander Thomson, was born in Scotland, married Elizabeth. Lived in Bebak Turkey, near Robert College. Source: "Cousin" Katherine Kaye
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thompson-Robert-College-connections.pdf by John D. Biggs April 2018.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Duncan attended George Watson's Boys' College on 1912-1914 Edinburgh Scotland, his former school was Wilhelmsdorf, Wurtemberg.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Duncan attended Edinburgh University 1914- with the probable profession of an engineer.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Duncan took part in World War I, RGA (Royal Garrison Artillery) 2/Lt., Lt, Dec 1916. , Intelligence dept June 1918.
. . . . . . . . Show JQ Tidbits by Dave, July 2009

. . . . . . Grandparents - John James Madison Biggs (1837-1924) and Dicy Caroline Reed (1841-1912).   Both are buried at Harmony Baptist Church in Rocky Comfort, Missouri.   Find-a-grave   Find-a-grave
. . . . . . . . John James Madison Biggs was born in Kentucky, March 5, 1837, and died July 10, 1924.     Most of adult life in Rocky Comfort, Missouri.
. . . . . . . . Click here to see their photograph, and Grave Stone. They had about 9 children. John Quincy Biggs (1878-1968) was 2nd youngest.     Photo of Everybody!
. . . . . . . . John James Madison Biggs is believed to have migrated from Greenup County Kentucky to Shelby County Illinois where he met up with Dicy, then onto Rocky Comfort, Missouri. Source: Dave Ream email April 2001 via Nancy
. . . . . . . . Dicy's father was Abner Reed, possible O. middle initial. No further info. Source: 1850 Census showing Dicy age 9, via Meri Arnett email April 2001 via Nancy.
. . . . . . . . . . Dicy Reed was born in central Illinois May 15, 1841, and died May 20, 1912.
. . . . . . . . . . . Dicy Reed's Parents - Abner Reed, b. 1817 Illinois, and Temperance Moutray **, b. 1823 Kentucky.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Temperance Moutray's Parents - Theophilus Moutray & Sarah "Sally" Biggs. Marriage Bond
. . . . . . . . . . . . The Moutray family was in Virginia at least by the 1730s, and perhaps the 1630s.
. . . . . . . . . . ** This is the same Temperance Moutray :
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Thus, our John Biggs and his wife Dicy's mother Temperance Moutray Reed were first cousins.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . So, in other words, John Biggs and his wife Dicy Caroline Reed were first cousins once removed.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . They were essentially from the same generation, however, John was born in 1837 and Dicy was born in 1841.
. . . . . . . . Children of John James Madison Biggs and Dicy Caroline Reed
. . . . . . . . . . 1. Mary Biggs (1862-1939) Photo, m. Anvil James Arnett (1857-1928), 11 children (2 additional died near birth)
. . . . . . . . . . . . #2, Edward Craven "Crave",   son: Orvel,   son: Edward,   children: Kimberly Arnett-Ordonia.
. . . . . . . . . . . . #10, youngest son was Loren Lloyd Arnett (b.1900),   son: Loren Edward Arnett,   children: Meri Arnett-Kremian & Kim.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Click here for Meri Arnett-Kremian's Family Tree.
. . . . . . . . . . 2. Joseph Dudley Biggs (1869-1952) Photo Grave, m. Sarah Cumi Love (1872-1962)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    They had four boys, born 1892 - 1897 (Edgar, John Olin, Noble Dudley, and Hugh Mitchell) and then a daughter Dicy O. Biggs born 1907.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Son: Edgar Biggs -> Children: Ernest & Violet Photo
. . . . . . . . . . 3. Minnie Biggs (1872-)
. . . . . . . . . . 4. James D. Biggs (1874-1955), m. Edna Love (1879- )   Find-a-grave
. . . . . . . . . . 5. Myrtle (Murtie) Biggs Utter (1877- )
. . . . . . . . . . 6. John Quincy Biggs (1878-1968)
. . . . . . . . . . 7. William A. Biggs (1880-1972), m. Clara Davidson (sister of Zona) Photo
. . . . . . . . . . . Two Biggs brothers married two Davidson sisters.
. . . . . . . . . . . Two Biggs brothers married two Love sisters.

. . . . . . . . GGrandparents - Elijah Biggs Jr. (1800-1845), and Mary "Polly" Brown (1807-1880)   m. 1828 Calloway KY,   Both born in N.C.
. . . . . . . . . . Elijah, Jr. served in the Black Hawk War in Illinois and may have died in August 1849 in Johnson County, Illinois.
. . . . . . . . . . Children of Elijah Biggs Jr. and Mary "Polly" Brown   (this list is unconfirmed, source Lisa Hall May 2003)
. . . . . . . . . . . 1. David , stayed in Tennessee
. . . . . . . . . . . 2. William , stayed in Tennessee
. . . . . . . . . . . 3. Elephar Biggs (1832-1914)   m. James Richey
. . . . . . . . . . . 4. Columbus Christopher Biggs (1835-1921) b. McCracken Co KY   m. Mary Jackson Cantrell 1856, Lonetta Barrett 1870, Sarah J. Hutchcraft 1913
. . . . . . . . . . . . CC's children: Araminta, Aravada, James J., Joseph B., Daisy, Elzada, and William,   all probably with Mary Jackson.
. . . . . . . . . . . 5. John James Madison Biggs (1837-1924)   m.Dicy Caroline Reed 1858
. . . . . . . . . . . 6. Joseph B. Biggs (1839-1913)   m.Matilda Sheppard (1840-1918)
. . . . . . . . . . . 7. James Marion Anderson Biggs (1841-1910)   (or James Monroe Alexander)   m.Sarah Hayes 1866, Sarah Joyner 1869, Louisa McCasland 1896
. . . . . . . . . . . 8. Mary Elisa Biggs (1843-?)   m.Phillip Pierce
. . . . . . . . . . . 9. Elsada Biggs (1846-?)   m. Jason Horrell 7 Mar 1866
. . . . . . . . . . . 10. Wiley Biggs (1850-?)

. . . . . . . . . . GGGrandparents - Elijah Biggs Sr. (1762-1833) b. Tyrrell County, North Carolina,   m. Lydia (1770-1845).
. . . . . . . . . . . . Elijah Biggs Sr. buried in Pittsburg, IL the Old Wade Burial Ground.   Grave Stone   (Shelby Co. Il, southern IL, near Akin, IL).
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lydia Biggs is buried east of Johnson City, Illinois in Corinth at the Zion cemetary, 20ft behind the old bell.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Elijah Biggs Sr. locations:   1781 Draft, Nash County, NC,   1820 Census, Simpson County, KY,   1830 Census, Calloway County, KY,   1832 War App, Shelby County, Ill.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Elijah Biggs Sr. ~1810 he was defending the honor of a daughter who was wronged by a young gentleman. Elijah shot and killed the young man.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Was John Webb 1st husband of Temperance the guy killed by Elijah Biggs Sr. in about 1810? ~1810 since event mentioned in marriage bond (1813) cited below.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Verse on the back of Marriage Bond of Temperance Biggs Webb and Samual Tucker, referring to the 'murder incident'.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Somehow was kept a secret until ~1830 when discovered and then fled to Illinois. Lived in Illinois under the name John RICHARDSON.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . He was buried with the headstone John Richardson, until he was finally found out through bible and school records left by one of his friends, and his headstone was replaced with his real name.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Elijah Biggs Sr. Revolutionary War Pension Application 1832 Read.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . The terms of war pensions in those days the veteran had to be in dire straights, may have been the reason he risked his assumed identity.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Children of Elijah Biggs Sr. and Lydia
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Temperance , m1. John Webb 1809, m2. Samual Tucker 1813 (Christian Co., KY). This is the only mention for this Temperance.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah "Sally" Biggs Moutray m. Theophilius Moutray 1813 (Christian Co., KY).   Sarah "Sally" had a daughter - Temperance Moutray **
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elijah Biggs Jr. (1800-1845)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . William
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David

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. . . . . . . . . . . . Elijah Biggs Sr. (1762-1833)
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . |- John Biggs Jr.   (ba 1733/4 - da 1832/3)   d. Lincoln County, TN    some sources list b as 1740,   This John Biggs Sr. is sometimes referred to as "Old John Biggs" 1733-1832
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Jr. vs Sr. confusion, this Jr. became John Sr. after his dad died & his own son John was born, this son John Jr. would be a brother of ELIJAH Sr. b 1762)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This John Biggs is listed as John Biggs Jr, with John Biggs Sr on a Norfolk Co Va tax list 1750. First known listing of "John Biggs Jr". He was age 16 or more in 1750, had to be 16 or over to be taxable.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Later now listed as John Biggs Sr. was living in Nash County NC by 1770 and up to the 1800 Edgecombe County NC census.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m. Bethia Ludgall, m2 Williane Soward
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . children: Elijah Sr. b 1762 , John Biggs Jr (yes another Jr) ca 1762-1803 or 1823 , Sophia (had a son out of wedlock, Richard Biggs ba 1782) , Joseph (1775-1848)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph (1775-1848),   m. Martha "Patsy" Kelley 1803.   Elijah Biggs Sr. was bondsman for this marriage in 1803, Sumner County, Tennessee.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children: James Biggs b.1810, Kedar/Kader Simpson Biggs b.1812, Henry Biggs b.1816.   All born in Sumner County, Tennessee.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph's 1849 Will Read.   Joseph of Sumner Co., TN mentions his "deceased brother Elijah", along with William "the reputed son" of Elijah.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . |- John Biggs Sr.   (ba 1690 - da 1754)   b. Lower Norfolk VA,   d. Pasquotank County NC,   m. Sarah
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . children: Mrs. John Huse, John Biggs Jr. (1733-1832), Joseph Biggs Sr. (b 1719 d 1798), Mrs. Jacob Gregory, Margret Willoughbee (a widow), Keziah Biggs, Sarah Biggs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1754 Estate Inventory(land) Pasquotank County NC,   2 sons of John Biggs Sr. listed as Joseph Sr. & John Jr.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Son Joseph Sr. (b 1719 Norfolk, VA d 1798 Martin Co, NC)   m. Margaret Eastwood,   4+ sons,   Kedar (1749-1815)   &   James (1753)   &   William (1756-1817)   &   Joseph Jr. (1776-1844) Grave
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Sr. gravestone, children engraved listed are actually a single lineage, likely by whoever got the stone.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Son Kadar (1749-1815)   m. Hanna,   Kadar's biography written by his younger brother Joseph Jr. (1776-1844)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadar's children were: Nancy Biggs, John Biggs, Reuben Biggs, William Biggs, Penelope "Penny" Biggs, Asa Biggs, Sarah Biggs.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |- Thomas Biggs   (ba 1648 Eng/VA? - da 1705 VA)   m. Mary Browne b. 1656
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will of Edward Browne of Lower Norfolk Co., VA transferring 100 acres of land by deed of gift to “my well beloved daughter Mary, wife of Thomas Bigge” dated 1678 and recorded 21 May 1679.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birthpace, sources show both England & VA, 1648 was the year after fathers initial 1947 arrival. Speculation that father returned to England to get wife & kids in 1648.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children of Thomas & Mary: John Biggs Sr. (ba 1690 da 1747),   (Proved to be not true: James Biggs ba 1707 Currituck, NC da 1768 Currituck, NC, m. Bertha Fanshaw,   William Biggs )
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 2013 Harold wrote: This John was the only known son of Thomas Biggs who died circa 1705 Elizabeth River (this is where for many years
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . researchers tried to fit my and Dan's in making our James Biggs 1st of Currituck a son of Thomas, using DNA we have proven that not to be true)
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |- John Biggs   (ba 1606 Eng - da 1696 VA)   b. Hampshire, Southampton, England   d. Elizabeth River, Lower Norfolk Co., VA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m. Johan/Johanna Sawyer Norsworthy   Since John Biggs’ Will did not mention his wife, she is presumed dead by 1694.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Children, per 1697 Will: Read.   He names 3 sons John (b1645 Eng), Thomas Biggs (b.1648) and Jabez (b1662 VA, d bef 1679),
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       and six daughters: Ann Falke (b1644), Katherine Mercer (b1655), Elizabeth Whitby (b1657), Jeane Sikes (b1659), Phebe Biggs (b1665), Dorothy Biggs.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Biggs witnessed the Will of Thomas Putnam aboard the “Increase" or "Encrease” bound for Virginia. Will dated Dec. 29, 1647.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Biggs dob sometimes listed as 1620.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By 1696 he owned 1200 acres at the headwaters of the south branch of the Elizabeth River, the one that separates Norfolk and Portsmouth.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biggs spelling frequently listed as John Bigge. Also referred to as "The immigrant"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . England note: Southampton is a city in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England & 75 miles south-west of London
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sources: http://www.bjhughes.org/biggs.html   http://www.bjhughes.org/biggsdoc.html   http://www.fgs-project.com/virginia/groups/b/biggs-john.html
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |- Father unknown, or Richard Biggs II (~1584 - ~1626)   b Hampshire, Southhampton, England   d. Jameswown VA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamestowne Society   The 1624 Jamestown Muster (Census)[1] taken on January 22, 1624/5, shows Richard Biggs, 41, (and a female maybe his wife Sarah, 35), son Richard Biggs Jr age 3, as residents of West & Sherley hundred (sic)in the corporation Charles Cittie (sic).
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Their son Richard, 3, born in the new world, lived with them.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard arrived in Virginia in August 1610, on the Swan. Passenger List
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My comment regarding our John Biggs being a son.   Did Richard leave a 4 year John behind in England?   It's possible that Sarah came later to VA in 1618 aboard the Marygold.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Here are some genealogy webpages which show connection this Richard Biggs to our John Biggs.     Wikitree     Geni     McKenzies of Early Maryland
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lots of speculation here.

. . . . . . . . . . . Most all of the above information has been proven via BIGGS DNA testing in 2013.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Biggs   DNA

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. . . . . . Grandparents (of Anita Biggs) - Thomas Davidson (3 Mar 1846 - 27 Jan 1939) and Mary Ann Harrell , Grave Stone, both buried in Baptist Cem, Rocky Comfort, Missouri   Find-a-grave   Find-a-grave
. . . . . . . . Thomas's 1st wife: Nancy Margaret Duncan,   m. 1866,   Children:   Andrew W. (1868-1946),   Mary Elizabeth (1869-1926)
. . . . . . . . Thomas's 2nd wife: Mary Ann Harrell,   m. ~1875,   b. 15 May 1855,   d. 23 Mar 1925
. . . . . . . . . Children:   Jessie C. (1876-1960),   Minnie (1878-1898),   Stella A. (1879-1928),   Lillie (1881-1896),   Bertha (1883-),
. . . . . . . . . Nancy Arizona 'Zona' (1885-1987),   Clara A. (1887-1988),   Orin L. 1891-1980),   Grace A. 1894-1979),   James Maurice (1897-1939)
. . . . . . . . . . . Three Davidsons married three Montgomerys.   Orin m. Nellie Montgomery,   Maurice m. Anna,   Walter Montgomery m. Gracie.
. . . . . . . . Reference Document for Thomas Davidson: Davidson-Duncan.pdf
 Here's the newspaper obit on Thomas Davidson - Springfield, MO: "Thomas Davidson, 93, died at 10:40 o'clock Friday night [27 Jan 1939] at his home, 903 West Florida street. Mr. Davidson was a retired farmer. He came to Springfield a year ago from Rocky Comfort, Missouri, where he had spent most of his life. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. H. A Brown of Greenfield, Missouri, Mrs. J. Q. Biggs of Johnstown, Penn., Mrs. W. A. Biggs of Baker, Ore., Mrs Walter Montgomery of Granby, Missouri, and four sons, A. W., of Wheaton, Missouri; J. C. of Seneca, Missouri; O. L. of Springfield, and J. M, of Rogers, Ark. The body will lie in state at the Alma Lohmeyer funeral home until Sunday, when it will be taken to Rocky Comfort for burial."

. . . . . . . . Mary Ann Harrell's Parents - James Fowler Harrell and Mary Ann "Polly" Chitwood (1818-1882).
. . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ann "Polly" Chitwood was one of 3 Chitwood girls to marry 3 Harrell boys.   Nicy Chitwood m. John Lee Harrell
. . . . . . . . . . Polly's Parents - Joel Chitwood (~1789-1869) and Susannah Corn.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Chitwood Cemetery: Joel Chitwood GraveStone, James F. and Mary Ann [Polly Chitwood] Harrell GraveStone, ARE definitely buried there.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Cemetery is near the village of Wheaton, in Barry County, southwestern Missouri.
. . . . . . . . . . . . Rocky Comfort is in McDonald County, but only a mile or two away.

. . . . . . . . Thomas Davidson's Parents - Levi Davidson (24 Sep 1799 - 9 Feb 1851) and Sarah Lamberson.   Find-a-grave
. . . . . . . . . . Levi's Grave Stone   Confirmed location google street view.   Hwy 412 west of Linden 37096, Perry County, TN, just west of a Mormon Church, private land owned by Sonny Maza.
. . . . . . . . . .    The Mormon church is the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 7278 Hwy 412 W, Linden, TN 37096.
. . . . . . . . . .    The grave is on the top of a mound several yards north of the highway and behind a large metal building.
. . . . . . . . . .    The stone is/was under a large cedar tree. The mound is west of a driveway leading to a residence on the east of the drive.
. . . . . . . . . . Sarah moved to Rocky Comfort, Missouri, 1852-1853, after Levi died, with several Lamberson families.
. . . . . . . . . . "Barry County" in southwest Missouri, is where the Davidsons and Lambersons settled after the move from TN.
. . . . . . . . . . Rocky Comfort, in MacDonald County, is only a mile or so from the Barry County line, so Rocky was "their town" even though in a different county.
. . . . . . . . . . Sarah's father, Laurence (maybe Lawrence) Lamberson, was a "drover" who organized the 400-mile "wagon train" trip from Tennessee to the Rocky Comfort area.
. . . . . . . . . . It's believed that a couple of generations earlier, the Lamberson family was from New Jersey, Sussex County.
. . . . . . . . . . Levi Davidson (24 Sep 1799 - 9 Feb 1851):
. . . . . . . . . . . Levi was a farmer in Perry County, Tennessee, just a few miles east of the Tennessee River.   Davidson family was from Tennessee.
. . . . . . . . . . . 1st Wife: Unknown.    Children: Alvoree and Josiah.    Source (Ruth Kent A+)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Alvoree Davidson b. Abt. 1821, m. Nancy Duncan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Josiah "Joe" Davidson b. 1824, m. Elizabeth Caroline Depriest
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Davidson b. 18 Jul 1827, d. 1854, m. George A. Dabbs (Levi w/ 1st wife per Ruth Kent 11/2006)
. . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Wife: Unknown.    Children: Rachel, Abraham, and Cyrus.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Abraham Davidson b. 15 Oct 1835, m. Sarah
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Cyrus Davidson b. 25 Aug 1837, m. Tabitha Howell
. . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Wife: Sarah Lamberson.   (her father: Lawrence Lamberson)
. . . . . . . . . . . . Eight Children: Letsy, Mary (Polly), John (later a Confederate soldier), Levi, Jr., Thomas, Nancy, Lucy,and Ann.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Letsy Davidson b. Oct 1839, m. Jesse Herrell
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary "Polly" Davidson b. Abt. 1841, m. John Samuel Brown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . John Davidson b. 22 Feb 1843, m. Sarah Frances Brown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Levi Davidson b. Abt. 1845, m. (1) Sarah Elizabeth (2) Surreny Ellen Hill
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Davidson b. 03 Mar 1846, m. (1) Nancy M. Duncan (2) Mary Ann Herrell
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy Davidson b. 1847, m. Unknown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucy Davidson b. Mar 1850, m. William J. McClure
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Davidson b. 05 Nov 1851, m. Nathan W. Patton

Need More?    Microsoft Word Documents from Meri:    BiggsJohnDescendants.doc   and   Biggs.doc

Compiled ... Thanks to Dave Ream, John Duncan Biggs, Andrew Biggs, Meri "Biggs" Arnett-Kremian (11/2001) and photos (5/2003), and to our Biggs DNA Friends, March 2013
Kimberly Arnett-Ordonia (08/2002).

John Ream   (b.1959)   Biggs Lineage
[   Jack Ream   (b.1932)
[   Anita Biggs   (1906-1955)
[   John Quincy Biggs   (1878-1968)
[   John James Madison Biggs   (1837-1924)
[   Elijah Biggs Jr.   (1800-1845)
[   Elijah Biggs Sr.   (1762-1833)   (my GreatGreatGreatGreatGrandFather!)
[   John Biggs Jr.   (ba 1733 - da 1832)
[   John Biggs Sr.   (ba 1690 - da 1754)
[   Thomas Biggs   (ba 1648 - da 1705)
[   John Biggs   (ba 1606 - da 1696)

John Ream   (b.1959)   Davidson Lineage
[   Jack Ream   (b.1932)
[   Anita Biggs   (1906-1955)
[   Nancy Arizona "Zona" Davidson   (1885-1987)
[   Thomas Davidson   (1846-1939)
[   Levi Davidson   (1799-1851)   (my GreatGreatGreatGrandFather!)

John Duncan Biggs   (b.1947)
[   John Melvin Biggs   (1920-2000)
[   John Quincy Biggs   (1878-1968)
[   John James Madison Biggs   (1837-1924)
[   Elijah Biggs Jr.   (1800-1845)
[   Elijah Biggs Sr.   (1762-1833)
[   John Biggs Jr.   (ba 1733 - da 1832)
[   John Biggs Sr.   (ba 1690 - da 1754)
[   Thomas Biggs   (ba 1648 - da 1705)
[   John Biggs   (ba 1606 - da 1696)

[   Loren Edward Arnett (1925-)   m. Betty June Miller
[   Loren Lloyd Arnett (1900-1965)   m. Marie Mafie Rosencrans
[   Mary Biggs   (1862-1939), m. Anvil James Arnett (1857-1928)
[   John James Madison Biggs   (1837-1924)
[   Elijah Biggs Jr.   (1800-1845)
[   Elijah Biggs Sr.   (1762-1833)

[   James Clyde Harold Jay   1912-1995
[   Sarah Eliza Martin   1874-1930
[   Christopher Columbus Martin   1854-1923
[   Hezekiah Mitchell Martin   1822-1900
[   Mourning C. Biggs   1792-1877
[   John Biggs   ca 1762-1803or1823
[   John Biggs   ca 1733-1832
[   John Biggs   1690-1754
[   Thomas Biggs   1648-1705
[   John Biggs   1606-1696 The immigrant.

Larry Biggs
[   Cloyd D. Biggs 1926-2011
[   James Hillard Biggs 1892-1957
[   Simpson Lafayette "Fate" Biggs 1859-1927
[   Sanford B. Arthur Biggs 1832-1899
[   James Biggs 1810- 18?
[   Joseph Biggs 1775-1848
[   John Biggs ca 1733-1832
[   John Biggs ca 1690-1754
[   Thomas Biggs 1648-1705
[   John Biggs/Bigge 1606-1696 The immigrant.

# The Biggs Family History Photos

These photos are organized by oldest generation to newest.
If a group photo, then oldest person's generation.
Here is a quick list of generations

John James Madison Biggs (1837-1924) and Dicy Reed (1841-1912)
They are my Great Great Grandparents.

John James Madison Biggs (1837-1924) and Dicy Reed (1841-1912)
They are my Great Great Grandparents.
Grave Stone in Rocky Comfort, Missouri.

John Quincy Biggs, (1878-1968) and Nancy Arizona "Zona" Davidson (1885-1987)
Anita Ream 1925 (my Grandmother, age 19), and with her family, 1910, Anita (age 4), Portia, Zona, JQ Biggs

John Quincy Biggs, (1878-1968) and Nancy Arizona "Zona" Davidson (1885-1987)
JQ's photo dated 1920, Zona's photo dated 1925

John Quincy Biggs, (1878-1968) and Nancy Arizona "Zona" Davidson (1885-1987)
They are my Great Grandparents.    Grave Stone in Rocky Comfort, Missouri.
Zona lived to 102 years old. Zona's two sisters married J.Q. Biggs brothers.

Mary Biggs (1862-1939) and Anvil James Arnett
Mary is John Quincy's sister.

Joseph Dudley Biggs (1869-1952) and Sarah Cumi Love Biggs (1872-1962)
Joseph is John Quincy's oldest brother.

Joseph Dudley Biggs and Sarah Cumi Love Biggs

Noble Dudley Biggs and Neva M. Brown m.1917
Noble is son of Joseph Dudley Biggs above.

John Melvin Biggs "Mel" (1920-2000)
He was Anita's Brother, this photo taken in 1998.

John Melvin Biggs "Mel" (1920-2000)
Photo says Late 1920s (age 8 or 9)

Cemetery in Rocky Comfort.
Prosperity Baptist Church, adjacent to the cemetery.

Another view of Cemetery.

Levi Davidson (1799-1851)
Photo #1 from A.Massey, enhanced with shaving cream.   Photo #2 from R.Kent.