Alanson 6 BIGELOW

16C58.8     Alanson 6 BIGELOW, son of Luke 5 ( Jabez 4 , Eleazer 3 Joshua2, John1), and Asenath (WINSHIP) BIGELOW, was born 20 May 1809 at Westminster, Worceseter county, MA. As a young man he went to Boston and joined his brothers in the firm of Bigelow Brothers, importers and dealers. He married (1) 01 November 1835 (Cambridge, MA) Anne Rebecca Bangs, daughter of Isaiah and Deborah (Bigelow) Bangs. She was born Montreal, Quebec 03 November 1816, and died in Cambridge 24 May 1861. He married (2) 18 November 1863 Mary L.(Ware) Hudson, widow of Oliver Hudson, daughter of Horatio G. and Kezia E. (Goodnow) Ware. He died in Boston 29 February 1884. (see below)

Children of Alanson and Anne R. (Bangs) Bigelow, all born Cambridge, Middlesex co, MA:

16C58.81t    Alanson, b 03 Aug 1837; d ___ ; m Sarah Elizabeth Lane. She b abt 1843 in MA. 5 children. (see below)

16C58.82     Ellen Ann, b 27 Sept 1840; d ____ ; m 19 June 1860 Amory Houghton (founder of Corning Glass Co.).(see below)

16C58.83     Lucy E., b 04 Apr 1846; d ____ .

16C58.84     Edward H., b 04 Sept 1847; d 09 Aug 1848;.

16C58.85     Florence B., b ____ 1850; d 08 Dec 1853.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.368;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America. pg 276; (see below)

Subject: Alanson Bigelow of Bioston, Mass.
Source: Genealogy of the Bigelow Family of America by Gilman Bigelow Howe.
Alanson Bigelow of Boston, Mass., son of Luke & Asenath (Winship) Bigelow, born in Westminster, Mass.,
May 20, 1809. He early went to Boston and engaged with his brothers in mercantile life and formed the firm
of Bigelow Brothers, importers and dealers.  He married at Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1835, Anne Rebecca Bangs,
dau. of Isaiah and Deborah (Bigelow) Bangs; born in Montreal, November 3, 1816; died at Cambridge, May
24, 1861.  He m. (2) November 18, 1863, Mary J. Hudson, widow of Oliver Hudson, and daughter of Horatio
G. and Kezia E. (Goodnow) Ware.  He died in Boston, Feb. 29, 1884. Their children:
1. Alanson Bigelow b. Aug 3, 1837; resided at Boston.
2. Ellen Ann Bigelow, b. Sept. 27, 1840; m. June 19, 1860 Amory Houghton, Jr., son of Amory & Sophronia
3. Lucy E. Bigelow b. April 4, 1846.
4. Edward H. Bigelow b. Sept 4, 1847; died Aug 9, 1849.
5. Florence B. Bigelow b. 1850; died Dec 8, 1853.

Amory Houghton, also called "Baldy", b 30 Oct 1837 Cambridge, MA; d 05 Nov 1909 Corning, Steuben co, NY
Amory Houghton Jr
was born on 30 October 1837 in Cambridge, MA, USA, age 23 in 1860 census; age 33 in 1870 census; age 41 in 1880 census;Oct 1837, age 62 in 1900 census; MLM: Bolton. He was the son of Amory Houghton Sr and Sophronia Mann Oakes. Amory Houghton Jr married Ellen Ann Bigelow in 19 June 1860 at MA, USA, JWH: Bolton MA. Amory Houghton Jr died on 5 November 1909 at Corning, Steuben, NY, USA, at home, age 72.
     Amory Houghton Jr and Ellen Ann Bigelow appeared in the census of 1870 of Corning, Stueben Co., NY, USA age 33, glass manufactr, personal property $1500-1000. Amory Houghton Jr and Ellen Ann Bigelow appeared in the census of 1880 of Corning, Steuben Co., NY, USA age 41, a glass manufacturer; and 2 servants. Amory Houghton Jr and Ellen Ann Bigelow appeared in the census of 1900 of Corning, Steuben, NY, USA age 62, glass manufactorer; 224 Cedar St; with a nurse and 2 servants. Notable: The descendants of Amory Houghton Jr would be worth 500 million dollars from the Corning Glass fortune in 1997 (among the 400 wealthiest in the U.S.).

Children of Amory Houghton Jr and Ellen Ann Bigelow (see below)
Elizabeth B. Houghton b. 12 Apr 1861, d. 30 Jul 1861
Alanson Bigelow Houghton+ b. 10 Oct 1863, d. 16 Sep 1941
Arthur Amory Houghton+ b. 20 Oct 1866, d. 29 Apr 1928
Annie Bangs Houghton b. 23 Oct 1868
Clara Mabel Houghton+ b. 23 Aug 1870

     Alanson Bigelow Houghton, was born on 10 October 1863 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, "Lansing", age7 in 1870 census; age, 16, in 1880 census; Oct 1863, age 36 in 1900 census; age 56, NY, in 1920 census; age 66 in 1930 census. He was the son of Amory Houghton Jr and Ellen Ann Bigelow. Alanson Bigelow Houghton married Adelaide Louise Wellington in 25 June 1891 age 27 and 24 Who Was Who: 1890; JWH: 1891. Alanson Bigelow Houghton died on 16 September 1941 at South Dartmouth, MA, USA, of a heart attack at his summer home, the Meadows; also Sept. 15, 1941.
     Alanson Bigelow Houghton and Adelaide Louise Wellington appeared in the census of 1900 of Corning, Steuben Co., NY, USA age 36, 2nd V. Pres., Glass Works; and a nurse and 2 servants; at 328 East 5th. Alanson Bigelow Houghton and Adelaide Louise Wellington appeared in the census of 1920 of Corning, Stuebin Co., NY, USA and 4 servants. Notable: Alanson Bigelow Houghton was the chief United States diplomat to Germany and the Court of St. James (Britain) between the World Wars and was the only Houghton ever to be on the cover of Time Magazine. On 5 April 1926. He and Adelaide Louise Wellington appeared in the census of 1930 of Washington, Washington Co., DC, USA age 66, director Corning Glass Works; and 6 servants.

Children of Alanson Bigelow Houghton and Adelaide Louise Wellington
Eleanor Wickham Houghton (living)
Amory Houghton Sr+ b. 27 Jul 1899, d. 21 Feb 1981
Matilda Houghton (living)
Quincy Houghton d. 1907
Elizabeth Houghton (living)

Subject: 16C58.8 Alanson 6 BIGELOW
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 11:42:17 -0400
From: Scott Barker <>

The "History and Genealogy of the Bangs Family in America: With Genealogical Tables and Notes"
By Dean Dudley Published by The author, 1896
The publication above notes the following children:;
their descendants are:

Alanson Bigelow, was born 03 Aug 1837 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA. He married Sarah Elizabeth Lane. She was born abt 1843 in MA. 

Children of Alanson Bigelow and Sarah Elizabeth Lane are:
  24   i. Alanson Bigelow was born abt 1864 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; m Frances V. She was born abt 1863 in Massachusetts.
+ 25   ii. Ernest H. Bigelow was born abt 1868 in MA, and died 1944.
+ 26   iii. Homer Lane Bigelow was born abt 1873 in MA
  27   iv. Dorthea Bigelow was born abt 1885 in MA

Ellen Ann Bigelow, b 27 Sept 1840 Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, and died in , , NY. She married Armory Jr Houghton 19 June 1860 in MA, son of Amory Houghton and Sophronia Mann Oakes. He was born 30 Oct 1837 in Boston, Suffolk, MA, and died 1909 in Corning, Steuben, NY

Children of Ellen Ann Bigelow and Armory Jr Houghton are:

16C58.821     Elizabeth B Houghton was born 12 Apr 1861, d 30 July 1861.
16C58.822     Lizzie Houghton was born 1863, and died 1870 in , , New York, USA.
16C58.823     Alanson Bigelow Houghton was born 10 Oct 1863 Cambridge, MA, USA, d 16 Sep 1941 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
16C58.824     Lansing Houghton was born 1864 in , , MA
16C58.825     Arthur Amory Houghton, b 20 Dec 1866 Kings, NY; d 29 Apr 1928 in Manhattan, Kings, NY
16C58.826     Annie Houghton was born 23 Oct 1868 in Corning, Steuben, NY
16C58.827     Anna Houghton was born 1869 in , , New York, USA.
16C58.828     Clara Mabel Houghton was born 23 Aug 1870 in , Kings, NY,
16C58.829     Clara Houghton was born 1873 in , , NY

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