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Winefred (Wilson) Biggs

Winefred (Wilson) Biggs

Pat Young (View posts)
Posted: 940182339000
Winefred Wilson (b. 1787, Bertie Co., NC; d. after 1850) dau. of James Wilson
married in 1806 Asa Biggs (b. 17 Jan., 1788, Martin Co., NC; d. 1861, TX)
Children: Dorsey (b. 1808, NC)
Wilson (b. 1815, Tennessee)
Benjamin Franklin (b. 1816, Tennessee)

Any help in finding out about Winefred's siblings, mother, and other ancestors would be greatly appreciated.

Hopefully submitted, Pat

Father of Winifred (Wilson) Biggs

Posted: 959457173000
Edited: 1120751119000

Can you point me in the direction of documentation that shows James as the name of the father of Winifred "Winnie" (Wilson) Biggs? Her son Dorsey's household in 1850 included a Seth W. Biggs, and the 1820 will of Seth Wilson in Beaufort Co NC mentioned a daughter "Winey" Biggs. Seth Wilson was a close neighbor of Asa Biggs' brother Reuben.


James Wilson, father of Winifred

Pat Young (View posts)
Posted: 959525583000
Thank you very much, Andy, for pointing out a possible discrepancy in my records.
The information came from my husband's Aunt Leona Hutain. I looked through the copies of documentation that I have from her, and I can't find her source on Winifred being the daughter of James, although it is clearly typed on the family sheet.
I will look further, and see what I can come up with. I appreciate hearing about any possible error, and wish to thank you again. Pat Young

Ref: to Message # 73 Winifred Biggs

Posted: 969457390000
Edited: 1025061798000
I saw your mesage on the board for information on Winifred Biggs. I have the Martin Co. Heritage Book and looked up the name and I don't know if this is any help.
It is printed like this; Winifred m.(married)
Amariah (?) Biggs. Winifred parents are
Seth Wilson (1760-1820)m. 1st. Mary (Millie) Duggin (1765-1818). Mary (Millie) Duggin was the daughter of Aaron Duggin and Susannah Swain. Susannah was the daugher of John Swain and Elizabeth Smithwick. I don't know if this information has helped or confused.
Please let me know if this is the your family. Thanks. Mary

Winefred Biggs

Pat Young (View posts)
Posted: 969519819000
Thanks Mary. Any information helps. I found a Amariah Biggs in the census. He probably was a relation of my husbands, but not direct. But I thoroughly believe that any and all information helps, no matter if it seems to confuse the issue at the present or not. Thanks again. Pat

Father of Winifred (Wilson) Biggs

Posted: 1275348246000
Classification: Query
Winnefred/Winifred/Winny Wilson, wife of Asa Biggs, is transcribed as "Wincey Biggs" in the 1826 will of her father, Seth Wilson Sr., of Beaufort Co NC. See the will at

The person posting the will describes him as 'Seth Pilkington Wilson'. Presumably he's the man by that name mentioned in the 1783 will of Winifred Wilson, below.

Beaufort Co records show a Seth Pilkington left a will in 1751 naming a daughter Winifred Pilkington, then apparently an adult.

Note that Asa and Winny's son Dorsey of Bastrop Co TX had a son named Seth W. Biggs, b ca 1832 in TN. His name is mentioned at

Beaufort Co NC Old Wills 1720-1842
Pages 180, 181

In the name of God, Amen.

I, WINIFRED WILLSON, of Beaufort County and State of North Carolina, knowing the certainty of death and that it is appointed for all persons to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.

Imprimis, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, Who gave it; my body I direct to be buried in a decent and Christian manner.

Item, I will and desire all my just and lawful debts be speedily paid.

Item, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter WINIFRED BONNER one mourning ring and one silver tumbler.

Item, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter ANN BONNER the first child that my Negro PHEBE shall have.

Item, I give to my granddaughter SARAH BONNER one mourning ring.

Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson NATHAN BONNER one mourning ring.

As to the residue and remainder of my estate which is not above given away, I give and bequeath to my son SETH PILKINGTON WILLSON, and I do hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my son SETH PILKINGTON WILLSON to be the whole and sole executor of this, my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of March, 1783.

/s/WINIFRED WILSON {seal} [Signature is copied as "Wilson" in the will book.]

Signed, sealed and published in the presence of us:

Re: Winefred (Wilson) Biggs

Posted: 1275353747000
Classification: Query

I hope that URL works for you. The book excerpted there is "Wilson Families in Colonial Virginia and Related Mason, Seawell, Goodrich, Boush Families, Ancestors and Kin of Benjamin Wilson, 1733-1814", Heritage Books, Westminster MD, 2007.

See pages 48 and 49. Shows Seth Pilkington Wilson as the son of Lemuel Wilson and Winifred Pilkington (or Pilkinton) and takes the line farther back.

Re: Winefred (Wilson) Biggs

Posted: 1349215692000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Biggs
Hi, are you still researching Winefred? She was my 4th greatgrandmother. you can email me at

Re: Winefred (Wilson) Biggs

Posted: 1349221272000
Classification: Query
I haven't done much research in a while, but plan on getting started back in geneaology soon. Winefred Wilson Biggs, married to Asa Biggs was my 3rd great grandmother.
Terry Biggs Pike

Re: Winefred (Wilson) Biggs

Posted: 1351649189000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Biggs
my limbs are Asa Biggs, his son Benjamin Franklin Biggs, his son Robert Alexander Biggs, his son Riley Benton Biggs, his son my grandfather Willie Robert Biggs and his son my father Edgar Lee Biggs Sr. If you need any info I have please let me know
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