Arden BIGGERSTAFF
Elizabeth Matilda MANGIS
Mary Ann "Polly" UNKNOWN


Husband:  Arden BIGGERSTAFF
Birth:  5 Jul 1839, Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Death:  19 Nov 1933, Grant Co., Oklahoma
Burial:
Father:  Wesley BIGGERSTAFF
Mother:  Elizabeth GARRISON

Marriage-1:  25 May 1857, Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Divorce:  Bef 1876, Hamilton Co., Illinois

Wife-1:  Elizabeth Matilda MANGIS
Birth:  23 May 1837, Monroe Co., Tennessee 
Death:  1 Mar 1902, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Burial:  Mar 1902, New Hope Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Illinois     (pic)
Father:  Henry MANGIS 
Mother:   Susannah WAGGONER 

Marriage-2:  1876, Hamilton Co., Illinois 

Wife-2:  Mary Ann "Polly" UNKNOWN
Birth:  Nov 1855, Illinois 
Death:  Aft 1930, Grant Co., Oklahoma
Burial:  
Father:  
Mother:   

Children  Marriage-1:
1. George W. BIGGERSTAFF, b: Oct 1859, Hamilton Co., Illinois

Children  Marriage-2:
1. Thomas M. BIGGERSTAFF, b: Dec 1878, Sumner Co., Kansas
2. Martha BIGGERSTAFF, b: Nov 1879, Sumner Co., Kansas
3. Alice BIGGERSTAFF, b: Nov 1880, Sumner Co., Kansas
4. Aaron BIGGERSTAFF, b: Jul 1882, Sumner Co., Kansas
5. Snowden John BIGGERSTAFF, b: Jul 1886, Sumner Co., Kansas
6. Laura BIGGERSTAFF, b: Nov 1891, Sumner Co., Kansas
7. Augustus S. BIGGERSTAFF, b: 26 Nov 1892, Sumner Co., Kansas
                                                  d: Jan 1971, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas
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Notes:
Arden's sister, Eliza, married Elizabeth's brother, Joseph.

1860 Federal Census Data (M653_0183, Page 165), Twp. 5 / Range 7E, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co.,, Illinois,
                                                                                                                    Enumeration Date: Aug-1860, Family #1056

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation
Or Trade

Real Estate

Pers. Estate

POB

In Sch.

Married this year

D, D, B, I, I, P, or C

 BIGGERSTAFF, Andron

21

M

W

 Farmer

--

$200

 IL

 

  

 

                           Elizabeth

22

F

W

 

 

 

 TN

 

 

 

                           George

1

M

W

 

 

 

 IL

 

 

 

1870 Federal Census Data (M593_0225, Page 602A), Twp. 5 / Range 7E, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                                                       Enumeration Date: 20-Jul-1870, Family #193

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation or Trade

Real Estate

Per. Estate

POB

Attend School

D, D, B, I, I, P, or C

 BIGGERSTAFF, Ardin

31

M

W

 Farmer

$3,500

$800

IL

 

 

                          Elizabeth

32

F

W

 Keeping House

 

 

TN

 

 

                          George

10

M

W

 

 

 

IL

X

 

After 1870, either Elizabeth and Arden divorced or he left her, married Mary Ann, and moved west.  In the 1880 census, she is living with her parents and is noted as married but Arden was already married to Mary Ann by then and living in Kansas.

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0257, Page 527C), McLeansboro Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                  Enumeration Dist: 26, Enumeration Date: 17-Jun-1880, Family #198

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Relation

M/S W/D

Occupation

POB

Father POB

Mother POB

In Sch.

 MANGIS, Henry

81

M

W

 Self

M

 Farmer

VA

PA

PA

 

                 Susannah

63

F

W

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

VA

PA

PA

 

                 Andrew J

36

M

W

 Son

S

 Farmer

TN

VA

VA

 

                 Martha

24

F

W

 Daughter

S

 At Home

TN

VA

VA

 

                 James E

21

M

W

 G Son

S

 Farm Laborer

TN

VA

TN

 

 BIGGERSTAFF, Betsey

40

F

W

 Daughter

M

 At Home

TN

VA

VA

 

 1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0398, Page 77A), Belle Plaine Twp., Sumner Co., Kansas,
                                                                                  Enumeration Dist: 190, Enumeration Date: 16-Jun-1880, Family #154

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Relation

M/S W/D

Occupation

POB

Father POB

Mother POB

In Sch.

 BIGGERSTAFF, Hardin

40

M

W

 Self

M

 Farmer

IL

KY

KY

 

                          Polly Ann

27

F

W

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

TN

VA

VA

 

                          Thomas M

2

M

W

 Son

S

 

MO

IL

TN

 

                          Marth

6m

F

W

 Daughter

S

 (noted: born in Nov)

KS

IL

TN

 

By 1900, Elizabeth was living with her brother and sister (even though noted on the census as a 'lodger').  She is noted as a widow and as having had no children.  This is very perplexing as she did have a son who eventually moved west to Oklahoma with his father.

1900 Federal Census Data (T623_0304, Page 294B), McLeansboro Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                     Enumeration District: 54, Enumeration Date: 14-Jun-1900, Family #157

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Birth Mo.

Birth Yr

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn.

# C Liv.

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
or Trade

In Sch

 MANGIS, Jackson A

 Head

M

Dec

1839

60

S

 

 

 

TN

VA

VA

 Farmer

 

                 Martha

 Sister

F

Jul

1842

58

S

 

 

 

TN

VA

VA

  

 

 BIGGERSTAFF, Elizabeth

 Lodger

F

May

1837

63

W

 

 0

TN

VA

VA

 Carpet Weaver

 

 1900 Federal Census Data (T623_1337, Page 197B), Jarvis Twp., Grant Co., Oklahoma,
                                                                                       Enumeration District: 71, Enumeration Date: 20-Jun-1900, Family #166

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Birth Mo.

Birth Yr

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn.

# C Liv.

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
or Trade

In Sch

 BIGGERSTAFF, Arden

 Head

M

--

1840

60

M

22

 

 

IL

KY

KY

  

 

                          Mary

 Wife

F

Nov

1855

44

M

22

7

6

IL

TN

TN

  

 

                          Thomas

 Son

M

Dec

1878

21

S

 

  

  

KS

IL

IL

 

 

                          Alice

 Daughter

F

Nov

1880

19

S

 

  

  

KS

IL

IL

 School Teacher

 

                          Aaron

 Son

M

Jul

1882

17

S

 

  

  

KS

IL

IL

 

X

                          Snowden

 Son

M

Jul

1886

13

S

 

  

  

KS

IL

IL

 

X

                          Laurie

 Daughter

F

Nov

1891

8

S

 

  

  

KS

IL

IL

 

 

                          Augustus

 Son

M

Nov

1893

6

S

 

  

  

KS

IL

IL

 

 

1910 Federal Census Data (T624_1253, Page 228A), Jarvis Twp., Grant Co., Oklahoma,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 44, Enumeration Date: 18-Apr-1910, Family #22

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C B.

# C L.

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
 or Trade

In Sch

 BIGGERSTAFF, Arden

 Head

M

70

M

35

 

  

IL

KY

NC

 Farmer

 

                     Mary A

 Wife

F

55

M

35

8

7

TN

TN

TN

 None

 

                    Snowden J

 Son

M

23

S

 

 

 

KS

IL

TN

 Farm Laborer

 

                    Laura

 Daughter

F

18

S

 

 

 

KS

IL

TN

 None

X

                    Augustus

 Son

M

17

S

 

 

 

KS

IL

TN

 None

X

 1920 Federal Census Data (T625_1460, Page 198A), Hickory Twp., Grant Co., Oklahoma,
                                                                                       Enumeration District: 93, Enumeration Date 6-Jan-1920, Family #27

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Col.

Age

M/S
W/D

POB

Fa.
POB

Mo.
POB

Occupation

In Sch.

 BIGGERSTAFF, Arden

 Head

M

W

80

M

IL

KY

KY

 None

 

                          Mary

 Wife

F

W

66

M

IL

TN

TN

 None

 

                          John S

 Son

M

W

33

S

KS

IL

IL

 Farmer

 

                          Laura

 Daughter

F

W

26

S

KS

IL

IL

 Teacher / Public School

 

1930 Federal Census Data (T626_1905, Page 55A), Hickory Twp., Grant Co., Oklahoma,
                                                                                    Enumeration District: 12, Enumeration Date: 23-Apr-1930, Family #131

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Col.

Age

M/S W/D

Age Marr.

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

 In Sch

Occupation

 BIGGERSTAFF, Snowden

 Head

M

W

43

S

 

KS

IL

IL

 

 Farmer

                    Martha (Mary)

 Mother

F

W

78

M

18

IL

PA

NY

 

 None

                    John (Arden)

 Father

M

W

91

M

 --

IL

KY

KY

 

 None

                    Laura

 Sister

F

W

38

S

 

KS

IL

IL

 

 Teacher / Public School

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Sources:
1) Marriage-1:  Hamilton County Illinois Vital Statistics - Marriages, Book C, #1620
2) Death - Wife-1:  Hamilton County Illinois Vital Statistics - Deaths, Book A, #1104