Niagara County

1897 Biography - Jesse G. Biggins

Biggins, Jesse G., was born in Cambria, N. Y., November 14, 1869, a son of Jedediah Biggins, born in Canada, January 1, 1837, and Huldah (Swick) Biggins, born in Tompkins county, February 20, 1849. The grandfather of Jesse G., Jedediah Biggins, was born and died in Canada. Jedediah Biggins, father of Jesse G., has been a blacksmith since sixteen years of age and worked at his trade in the army, he enlisted August 25, 1862, in the 23d N. Y. Independent Battery, and served three years, being discharged July 14, 1865. He is a member of the Ransomville Lodge No. 551, F. & A. M., and Peter A. Porter Post No. 26, G. A. R. Jesse G. Biggins was educated in the common schools and learned the blacksmith trade with his father. ln 1893 he came to Wilson and in 1894 bought of Mr. Markel the shop he now owns, where he carries on a very successful business. He is a Republican and a member of the A. F. I. U. of Wilson. February 10, 1891, he married Emma Hayner of Wilson, N. Y., and they have three children, Pearl, Harry and Ralph H.

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