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Re: Joseph PULLEN, b. 1740-60 m. Nancy BIGGS
Posted by: Sarah Shingleton (ID *****0077) Date: January 26, 2009 at 20:49:41
In Reply to: Joseph PULLEN, b. 1740-60 m. Nancy BIGGS by Ray Pullen of 1955

I am curious about this marriage of Joseph Pullen and Nancy Biggs. What reference do you have that her name was Nancy Biggs? I have a sneaking suspision that she may be a daughter of John Biggs, Senior of Augusta/Amherst County but it's just a hunch.

I have started working on this family as I think my William Pullen b. abt 1787 m. Elizabeth LNU (formerlly Slack but I believe it's a mistake) may be a son of Joseph Pullen, Sr and Nancy Biggs. I've studied the Rockbridge Co census from 1810-1840 and have found some interesting things.

Joseph Sr. had three children for sure per other postings and known marriage records of children - Joseph Pullen, Jr., Sophia, and Elizabeth. He probably also had sons James and John (according to 1810 census data he may have had more - name is smeared but you can make out the J and ph). In 1810 he had 2 males 10-15 and 2 males 16-25 as well as 1 female <10 and 2 females 16-25. Unless this is another Joseph, he obviously had younger children. These could also be one of his children/spouse/children.

Joseph Pullen (?Jr) was living near in 1810 with 5 males <10 and 2 females <10 in addition to himself and wife.

There is another Pullen living near in 1810, but the name is smeared. I believe this is the Thomas PUllen who was born abt. 1788 and living next door to my William Pullen in 1820 and 1830. I am not sure where Thomas was in 1840. This is probably the Thomas Pullen who married Elizabeth Grove on 11 May 1809 in Rockbridge Co.

All of this leads me to think that William and Thomas could be brothers and that their father may be Joseph. However, without a will or land records of Joseph Sr, nothing can be proved. Have you ever found one? I am new to researching this Joseph.

The really weird thing is that my mom's mom was my Pullen line and my mom's dad is the Biggs line. If the above Nancy Biggs is indeed a Biggs and the daughter of John Biggs, Sr then I could be descended from him 2 ways.


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