Is there anyone who is researching Reuben Bigg's line that has a death date for him other than November 18, 1873? Reuben is named as one of the heirs in his father Josiah's will, dated March 18, 1840, so he was still living at that time. However, there are several family trees on Ancestry that are giving his death as 1830, which cannot be correct.
In 1860, Reuben Biggs, age 61, born in VA, is living with his wife Elizabeth, age 41, and 9 children ranging in age from 7 months to 17 years.
On the 1870 Census of Warren County, Indiana, Reuben Biggs, age 70, is living alone. Also on the 1870 census, 2 of Reuben's children, Joseph Biggs, age 16, and Elias Biggs, age 20 are living in the home of Jacob McClean, age 38 and Elizabeth McClean, age 29.
What happened to Elizabeth and the rest of the younger children? There is Joseph's twin, Jefferson, and John, and Amanda.