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William Biggs m. Hester Markley 1813, Ohio

William Biggs m. Hester Markley 1813, Ohio

Scott E. Butler (View posts)
Posted: 1029508192000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Biggs, Markley, Butler
I would be very interested in ANY information anyone may have on the family of William Biggs and Hester Markley who married in 1813 in Coshocton Co., Ohio.

I am searching for the parents of Mary Polly Biggs (b. 1816, m. Joseph K. Butler in 1833 in Coshocton Co., d. 1879 in New Castle, Coshocton Co., Ohio). From many census and other records, the only possible female consistent with "Mary Polly Biggs b. 1816" in the 1820 and 1830 census records appears in the William BIGGS-Hester MARKLEY household (actually, three possible females appear) in Coshocton Co. From census data for Coshocton and Knox Co for 1820 and 1830, only other possible female of correct age is in family of Jeremiah Biggs, but in this family, a daughter, Mary, is reported as marrying an Isaac Baker in Knox Co. in 1821.

William Biggs married Hester Markley in Coshocton Co. in 1813. The 1820 census record for this household for 1820 is as follows: 1820 CENSUS - COSHOCTON CO., OHIO, township appears to be Tuscarawas Twp.; 1 M <10, 1 M 25-44; 3 F <10, 1 F 26-44. This household contains THREE possible females consistent with Mary Polly Biggs b. 1816. Several Markley households appear further down the page (2nd, 5th and 9th down]. Also adjacent to John Banthum, Sr., cf. marriage of Noah Butler (an uncle of Joseph K.) to Nancy Banthum and marriage of his daughter Betsey Butler (a first cousin of Joseph K. Butler) to Abraham Markley 8/14/1821.

I cannot find the BIGGS-MARKLEY household 1830, 1840 or 1850 census records for Coshocton or Knox Co. A William Biggs, Jr. household appears in the 1830 census for Knox Co., but the household does not contain a female of the correct age in the 1830 census and he is likely the son of another, older William Biggs present in Knox Co. or a son of Jeremiah Biggs or one of his brothers.

HYPOTHESIS – Father (William BIGGS) and/or Mother (Hester MARKLEY) died between 1828 and 1830 and the children were parceled out to various Biggs/Markley relatives.

There is further circumstantial evidence for this hypothesis via several identified children of this marriage being in Coshocton Co. in the 1850 census, and the bio of their son, William (b. 1828), as a resident of Jackson twp., Coshocton Co. in the 1881 History of Coshocton Co. In addition the names of the children of Mary Polly Biggs included a “William” and a “Hetty”. The name “William” does NOT appear on the Butler side in prior generations. Hetty does appear as the name of a sister of Joseph K., but it is also a nickname for Hester. There is some further name correspondence in later generations.

Repeating, I would be very interested in any information anyone may have on the family of William Biggs and Hester Markley.

Re: William Biggs m. Hester Markley 1813, Ohio

Sandy Bush (View posts)
Posted: 1074193196000
Classification: Query
Hoping our lines may cross - I am researching the family of William and Agnes Biggs (b in PA in 1800 and 1803). All children born in OH. Found in 1850 census in Columbiana Co with children Ferguson, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Margaret, Lucinda, James, and Amanda. Ferguson Biggs is my ggggrandfather. Married Catherine Faidley in Jefferson OH on Oct. 1, 1850. Have you come across any information on either this Biggs or Faidley family? Ferguson and Catherine had daughters Anna and Bell - others I do not have names for, but I do have pictures of...Hope to hear from you. Sandy Bush

Re: William Biggs m. Hester Markley 1813, Ohio

Scott Butler (View posts)
Posted: 1074201483000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Biggs, Markley, Butler
I don't think they are the same line. If they cross, it would be in the 1700s. My Biggs line was all in Ohio in the 1810 period or so. The siblings of my William were adults at that time. The father died in Monongalia, Virginia in 1806 - another researcher had the will and list of children. Many of their families have been identified and don't match you list.

Re: Hester Markley -1813, Ohio

Posted: 1230781787000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Markele, Markley
Is this Hester Markley (b. 1789; d. 1836) a daughter of Adam Markele and Mary M. Dickensheets?
If so, I am researching two of her sisters, Catherine and Elizabeth.

Re: Hester Markley -1813, Ohio

Posted: 1264979105000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Markley and any relation to Markleys
Hester Markley Born abt 1788 Frederick Co.Md
Married William Biggs on July 11, 1813 Coshocton Co., Oh
William Died before 29 July 1829 Coshocton Co., Oh
Hester Died before 27 Jan 1836
John Biggs B 1842Mar abt 1842 Elizabeth Burr
Mary Biggs B 1818Mar Joseph K Butler
Unknown Biggs 1820
Unknown Biggs 1822
Elizabetrh Biggs 1824
Ellin Biggs 1825 Mar William Austin
William Biggs B1828 D 15 Aug 1901Mar 1853 Mary Smith
William And Mary children:have no dates

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