I'm curious as to whether you ever had a reply to this.
I'm doing the FT of William Biggs, born 1852 in PA. I realize he remarried after Nancy Ellen Walker (can't find ANYTHING on her), because he appears on the 1910 census with Mary as his wife.
Today I was looking at the 1900 census, but I'm not sure that is him. His mother, Mary, says she was born in Canada. On all other censuses, etc. William's mother and father are born in Ireland. Also - I believe he was born in 1852.
Was Mary Durkin married to McDonald before Biggs? I can't seem to find her birth anywhere.
I'll be interested in your reply - hope you're still working on this.
Thanks, Mary L