Thomas Jefferson Biggers

by admin on June 11th, 2003

Thomas Jefferson Biggers Obit. He was the husband of Mary Jane McCrory, sister of the above referenced Harriet McCrory Sellers. The obituary incorrectly states that Mr. Biggers lived most of his life in Nashville when, in fact, he only lived in Davidson Co. for the last twenty years of his life. (He is listed in Dickson Co. census records of 1860 and 1870, and does not appeear in Davidson Co.census until 1880.) Mr.Biggers. died 23 Feb. 1900. This obit is from microfilm roll #49 containing the Nashville Banner, page 2 at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.


“Thomas Jefferson Biggers, an old and highly respected citizen, died this morning about 8:20 o’clock at his home at 43 Highland Ave. [Nashville, TN.] Mr. Biggers suffered a stroke of paralysis some days ago and sank into an unconscious condition from which he never rallied. He was 73 years old and had lived most of his life in Nashville, coming here when a youth from Dickson County. He early in his life embraced Christianity and was a devout member of Highland Avenue Christian Church at the time of his death. He was [of] a noble and generous nature, and the good deeds of his life will be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to possess his friendship. Though quiet and unassuming. he took a deep interest in the welfare of Nashville and contributed his share towards developing its industries. Death claimed his wife [Mary Jane McCrory Biggers] last May and he never fully recovered from her loss. Mr. Biggers reared a large family of children, one of whom is Mr. James Biggers, who has charge of the Banner art department, and his last hours were soothed by their presence.

The funeral will take place from the Highland Avenue Christian Church at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, and the remains will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet.”

Submitted by:
Mary Charlotte Hall

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