One of the census enumerators made an error. In 1860, the child age three was a female named Ada M. In 1870, there was a thirteen year old male named Edward. When the article about sister Minnie was written for Goodspeed, it appears that Minnie's siblings could be listed males first and then the females. One of those in with other sisters is "Aid". It's my best guess this child born in 1857 WAS a female and was named Ada - the census enumerator may have heard "Ade" and thought he heard "Ed" and made two and two come out five.
Database online gave a marriage for Ada to William Simpson Biggs about 1876; he is said to have been b. 1855 in Chattanooga, d. 1906 in Paris, Logan Co AR.
1880 Census. Short Mountain Twp, Logan Co AR, Hh 328
Ada is said to have died 1896 and be buried Paint Rock Cemetery, Paris, Logan Co AR. The census of 1900 would seem to indicate that perhaps Biggs married again prior to that census except for the fact that it indicates he has been married to the present wife for 24 years - she has had 7 children, six living, and six are listed. This man is listed as "Sim" Biggs and he is the correct age to be William Simpson Biggs but not born in Tennessee. The children except for the youngest have been assigned by other researchers as Ada's. There is definitely a problem with this census - perhaps it lay with the census enumerator. Here is the data:
Biggs is said to have married Lucy A. Ogg, 13 Nov 1898 in Logan Co. Their children were Carl Estes Biggs, b. Apr 1900 and Arlis Biggs, born 21 Sep 1903.
In 1910, Short Mountain Twp, I found Lucy A. Biggs, age 47, widowed. She had had 4 children, all living. She was born in Ohio, as were her parents. Living with her was Carl, son, age 10 and Arlis, son, age 6 [their father b. TN]. [Since she stated she had 4 children, I suspect two of the older children listed in 1900 were her children by a former marriage and were not Biggs children at all. FindAGrave does how she was first married to Franklin Sedwick by whom she had sons Charles William & Frank Sedwick - however, they don't seem to be with her in 1900. Frank Sedwick is reported to have married his stepsister, Decurah Virginia Biggs.]
Ada M. MAYBERRY and William Simpson "Sims" BIGGS were married circa 1876 in Logan County, Arkansas. William Simpson "Sims" BIGGS died on 17 March 1806 in Paris, Logan County, Arkansas. He was born on 30 January 1855 in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Ada M. MAYBERRY and William Simpson "Sims" BIGGS had the following children: