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Accession 1721

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The David Andrew Bigger Papers consists of genealogical research conducted by Dr. David Andrew Bigger (1891-1952). His research included records related mainly to the Bigger family, Johnston Family, and Neel Family, but also includes allied families such as Adams, Darby, Dunlap, Henry, McCaw, and Spratt among a few others. Included in the collection is a notebook containing typescript copies of original marriage records, deeds, wills, and genealogical notes. The collection contains original surveys and deeds from 1797, 1799, 1842, 1854, 1877, 1896 and photocopies of original documents pertaining mostly to the Revolutionary War service of Robert Johnston, and David Johnston Thomas Neel (1779-1785). Also included in the collection is a ledger for the Rock Hill Medical Club that includes rosters, minutes, dues records, and other functions of the club of which Dr. Biggers was a member.


The David Andrew Bigger Papers was received by the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections from the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on August 8, 2019.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

David Andrew Bigger Papers - Accession 1721

LC Subject Headings

Bigger, David Andrew, 1891-1952--Archives; Biggers family; Johnston family; Neal family; Neel, Thomas, 1739-1779; Johnston, David, 1753-1794; Johnston, Robert, 1730-1794; Rock Hill Medical Club (Rock Hill, S.C.)--Records and correspondence; Real property--South Carolina--York County; York County (S.C.)--Genealogy; South Carolina--History, Military