Thomas BIGGERSTAFF
Josephine JONES


Husband:  Thomas BIGGERSTAFF
Birth:  1 Apr 1832, Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Death:  7 Sep 1884, Hamilton Co., Illinois
Burial:  Sep 1884, New Hope Cemetery, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois      (pic)
Father:  Wesley BIGGERSTAFF
Mother:  Elizabeth GARRISON

Marriage:  23 Jul 1854, Hamilton Co., Illinois 

Wife:  Josephine JONES
Birth:  11 Dec 1835, Petersburg, Virginia 
Death:  9 Mar 1902, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois 
Burial:  Mar 1902, New Hope Cemetery, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois      (pic)
Father:  William JONES 
Mother:   Nancy UNKNOWN

Children:
1. Arden Florence BIGGERSTAFF, b: 22 Dec 1855, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
2. William A. BIGGERSTAFF, b: 1859, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
                                                d: 1859, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
                                             bur: Concord Cemetery, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
3. (Twin) James Madison BIGGERSTAFF, b: 8 Apr 1860, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
4. (Twin) Thomas Wesley BIGGERSTAFF, b: 8 Apr 1860, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
5. Flora Belle BIGGERSTAFF, b: May 1863, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
6. Clement Ellis BIGGERSTAFF, b: 13 Aug 1868, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
7. Lora E. BIGGERSTAFF, b: 1873, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
                                            d: Aft 1950, Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington
8. Dorcas Madelene BIGGERSTAFF, b: 9 Feb 1877, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois
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Notes:

1860 Federal Census Data (M653_0183, Page 165), Twp. 5 / Range 7E, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co.,, Illinois,
                                                                                                                    Enumeration Date: Aug-1860, Family #1053

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, Thomas

28

M

W

 Farmer

$1,000

$200

IL

 

  

 

                       Josephine

24

F

W

 

 

 

 IL

 

 

 

                        Andrew S

4

M

W

 

 

 

 IL

 

 

 

                        William A

1

M

W

 

 

 

 IL

 

 

 

                       James M

4m

M

W

  

 

 

 IL

 

 

 

                       Thomas W

4m

M

W

  

 

 

 IL

 

 

 

  JONES, James

17

M

W

 Laborer

 

 

 IL

X

 

 

1870 Federal Census Data (M593_0225, Page 602A), Twp. 5 / Range 7E, Crook Twp., Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                                                       Enumeration Date: 20-Jul-1870, Family #194

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation or Trade

Real Estate

Per. Estate

POB

Attend School

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

 BICKERSTAFF, Thomas

40

M

W

 Farmer

$1,200

--

IL

 

 

                     Josephine

34

F

W

 Keeping House

 

 

VA

 

 

                      Ardin F

15

M

W

 

 

 

IL

X

 

                      Wesley

8

M

W

 

 

 

IL

X

 

                      Matison

8

M

W

 

 

 

IL

X

 

                      Flora B

6

F

W

 

 

 

IL

X

 

                      Clement

1

M

W

 

 

 

IL

 

 

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0210, Page 528A), McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                  Enumeration Dist: 26, Enumeration Date:
17-Jun-1880, Family #211

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Relation

M/S
W/D

Occupation

POB

Father POB

Mother POB

In Sch.

 BIGGERSTAFF, Thomas

48

M

W

 Self

M

 Farmer

IL

KY

KY

 

                        Josephine

44

F

W

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

VA

VA

VA

 

                        James M

20

M

W

 Son

S

 Farm Laborer

IL

IL

VA

X

                        Thomas W

20

M

W

 Son

S

 Farm Laborer

IL

IL

VA

X

                        Flora B

17

F

W

 Daughter

S

 At Home

IL

IL

VA

X

                        Clement E

12

M

W

 Son

S

 Farm Laborer

IL

IL

VA

X

                        Laura

6

F

W

 Daughter

S

 

IL

IL

VA

X

                        Dorcas

3

F

W

 Daughter

S

 

IL

IL

VA

 

1900 Federal Census Data (T623_0304, Page 313A), McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Illinois,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 55, Enumeration Date: 16-Jun-1900, Family #327

 NAME

Relation

Col.

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, Josephine

 Head

W

F

Dec

1837

62

W

 

11

7

VA

VA

VA

 Dress Maker

 

                           Clement

 Son

W

M

Aug

1869

30

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

VA

 Salesman/Gro

 

                           Lora E

 Daughter

W

F

Jun

1878

21

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

VA

 

 

                           D Madaline

 Daughter

W

F

Feb

1880

20

S

 

 

 

IL

IL

VA

 

 

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Sources:
1) Marriage:  Hamilton County Illinois Vital Statistics - Marriages, Book C, #1383
2) Birth - Child #8:  Hamilton County Illinois Vital Statistics - Marriages, Book 18, #90450
3) Death - Wife:  Hamilton County Illinois Vital Statistics - Deaths, Book A, #1172