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DICKSON BIGLEY family, end of 19th cent. in PA
Posted by: William Muller (ID *****3372) Date: August 21, 2005 at 21:24:17
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Can someone help me with this family:

Dickson Bigley, son of Philip Bigley, married Mary Catherine Hare (a descendant of Alexander NEGLEY) and had a first wife, Catherine ?? before he married Mary Hare. In the 1900 census, Dickson seems to have renamed himself as John Dickson (which is the same name as his brother). Very confusing. In any event, this is what I have so far.

Descendants of Philip Bigley

Generation No. 1

1. PHILIP1 BIGLEY was born Abt. 1793 in PA. He married MARY ??. She was born Abt. 1795 in PA, and died Bef. 1860.
Children of PHILIP BIGLEY and MARY ?? are:
       i.       PHILIP2 BIGLEY, JR., b. Abt. 1828, PA.
       ii.       SARAH L. BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1832, PA.
       iii.       JOHN BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1834, PA.

Notes for JOHN BIGLEY:
In the 1860 census, John is listed as having been born in 1841 and the name is spelled BIGLY.

Occupation: 1860, Gardiner

2.       iv.       DICKSON BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1836, PA.
       v.       WILLIAM BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1838, PA.
       vi.       EMILINE BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1840, PA.
       vii.       HUGH BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1842, PA.
       viii.       MARY L. BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1844, PA.

Generation No. 2

2. DICKSON2 BIGLEY (PHILIP1) was born Abt. 1836 in PA. He married (1) CATHERINE ??. She was born Abt. 1837 in PA, and died Bet. 1870 - 1875. He married (2) SARAH CATHERINE HARE Aug 15, 1875, daughter of ROBERT HARE and MARGARET NEGLEY. She was born Nov 25, 1845 in Tarentum, Allegheny Co., PA.

In the 1860 census, the name is spelled BIGLY.

Occupation: 1870, Carpenter

Marriage Notes for DICKSON BIGLEY and SARAH HARE:
Dickson and Sarah resided in Bellevue, PA in 1898. Bellevue was later incorporated into Pittsburgh.

Could this be the right family? Could Dickson Bigley have had a 1st wife, before Sarah Catherine? Both Thomas and Anna Bigley were born BEFORE the date when Dickson Bigley and Sarah Hare were supposed to have married. Further, Sarah would have only been 14 when Thomas was born, IF she is the mother.

The 1880 census also suggests that Sarah Hare may have also had a first husband, by the name of ?? Hull BEFORE she married Dickson. Thus the census lists a Stepson, Clarence Hull, living in the household in 1880.

        Household Record 1880 United States Census


Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Mother's
Birthplace Birthplace
Dickson BIGLEY Self M Male W 45 PA Farmer PA PA
Sarah C. BIGLEY Wife M Female W 30 PA Keeping House PA PA

Thomas BIGLEY Son S Male W 16 PA Laborer PA PA
Anna M. BIGLEY Dau S Female W 11 PA PA PA

William M. BIGLEY Son S Male W 1 PA                PA PA

Clarence HULL SSon S Male W 5 PA                PA PA

Source Information:
Census Place Bellevue, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film 1255088
NA Film Number T9-1088
Page Number 171D

Marriage: Aug 15, 1875
Children of DICKSON BIGLEY and CATHERINE ?? are:
       i.       JOHN C.3 BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1861, PA.

Notes for JOHN C. BIGLEY:
Not listed with his father in the 1880 census.

       ii.       THOMAS BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1864, PA.
       iii.       MARGARET BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1867, PA.

Not listed with her father in the 1880 census.

       iv.       ANNA M. BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1869, PA.
       v.       NETTIE BIGLEY, b. Abt. 1869, PA.

Not listed with her father in the 1880 census.

Children of DICKSON BIGLEY and SARAH HARE are:
       vi.       CASIUS EUGENE3 BIGLEY, b. Jan 16, 1877; d. Aug 1879.

Where is he buried?

       vii.       WILLIAM L. BIGLEY, b. Sep 14, 1879; d. Dec 18, 1887.
       viii.       FLEMING R. BIGLEY, b. Sep 16, 1881; d. Jun 16, 1885.
       ix.       CARRIE ELVA BIGLEY, b. Jul 10, 1883, PA.
       x.       DOLLIE BEATTY BIGLEY, b. Oct 16, 1885, PA.


Bill Muller

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