Elder in the Primitive Baptist Church. He was pastor of the Church at Skewarky for 38 years, Clerk of the Kehukee Association for the same time, and writer of the history of the Association from 1803-1833.
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Census, NC, Martin Co, 1790: Joseph Biggs [Joseph Biggs II]: 1 male over 16, 2 females
Deed, 8/16/1826: State of NC, Martin County, know all men by these presents that I Joseph Biggs Sr. [Joseph Biggs II], state and county aforesaid for the consideration of the sum of $150 to one in hand paid, I have and do by these presents bargain... and convey to David Gurganus of the aforesaid state and county... land lying and being in county aforesaid in the south side of Turkey Swamp, beginning at a corner... of the said Swamp formerly William Slade now Amos Peal thence running... along to the line formerly William Biggs and William Slade... to the mouth of the Big Branch... the line of Abram Peal to the line of Joseph Biggs... this 16th day of August 1826 signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Noah Gurganus, Daniel Biggs, Joseph Biggs.
Will, 9/16/1837: Will Book 2 Martin County N. C. page 308: "Will of Joseph Biggs Sen. [Joseph Biggs II] of Martin Co. N. C. Item. I lend unto my wife Chloe Biggs (for her and the families use) all and singular, all of my property both real personal both in and out doors, during her natural life or widowhood and at her death or marriage I give and bequeath unto my daughter Louisa F. Biggs at the death or marriage of my wife Chloe Biggs the half lot on which I now live that I bought of George Rogers and a lot adjoining the same that I bought of Susanna Brogden and my negro woman Hannah to her and her heirs forever. Item. My will and desire is that at the death or marriage of my wife Chloe Biggs after my just debts are paid that the remainder of my estate be equally divided between my sons Joseph D. Biggs, Asa Biggs, William Biggs and Kader Biggs and my daughter Louisa F. Biggs to them and to their heirs forever . . . . I appoint my son Joseph D. Biggs and Asa Biggs as executors hereunto this 16th day of September 1837. Signed & sealed in presence of us D.M. Bagley, Wm. Henderson."
Rev Joseph Biggs
Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I - personal copy; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964;
Book:The Enterprise; Tobacco Edition of 8-1953, Williamston NC; Referenced in SCRFNC by MBS;
Book:Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume II; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume II Published by the Author, 1969;
Correspondence: Ellen Gainer Wright, Box 178, Marianna, FL 32446;
Email: William D. Lindsey, 615 Ridgeway Dr, Belmont, NC 28012; Email: inds...