Amos 6 BIGELOW
16164.A Amos 6
BIGELOW, son of Nathan 5
(John 4 ,Joshua
3 , Joshua 2, John 1), and Elizabeth
(OAKES) BIGELOW, was born 30 May
1789 at Mt. Holly, now called Clarendon, VT. Early in his childhood the
moved to Crown Point, Essex county, NY. It is not known if he served in
War of 1812. He was listed as a property-owner and taxpayer on a list
1818, in that part of Crown Point known as Upper Hollow.
Amos was married circa 1814 to Nancy Chilcott,
born 10 May 1797 in Warren co, NJ. In 1831 Amos moved to the vicinity
Detroit, and settled in Redford township. His family joined him in
During the panic of 1837, when times were very hard, Amos wrote back to
Point asking for money due him; these letters are still extant.
Before 1850 Amos, having established Redford
Lumber Company, moved with three of his sons to East Leroy, Calhoun
county, MI, where
he was ennumerated on the 1850 census. Amos died 24 December 1850, and
is not clear whether he died at Redford or East Leroy. His wife Nancy
21 February 1878 in Leroy Twp., Calhoun co, MI, and is buried at East
Amos' sawmill and lumber company in Redford were in the family for four
(see new notes below)
Children of Amos and Nancy (Chilcott) Bigelow, the eight eldest born
at Crown Point, the three youngest at Redford, Wayne county, MI:
Carlos, b 24 July 1815; d ____ Redford. Wayne co, MI; m 14 Sep
1839 Sally Ann Prindle. 7 children.
Caroline, b 25 Aug 1817; d 2 Jan 1857 Detroit. Wayne co, MI; m
30 Jan 1837 Louis LaFountain.
E., b 04 Sep 1820; d 19 Dec 1898 Redford, Wayne co, MI; m 04
May 1844 Susan
Amanda Prindle. 2 children.
16164.A4 Seymour Landon, b 25 Aug 1822; d 14
Feb 1859 Leroy, Calhoun co, MI; unm.
16164.A5 Orlando Oaks, b 13 July 1824; went
west in the gold rush, passed through KS in the spring of 1850, and
died in CA later that year; unm.
16164.A6 Orphia, b 05 Apr 1827; d ____ 1888,
place not stated; m at unknown date Daniel Pearsall.
16164.A7 Emily Cordetta, b 15 or 18
May 1830; d 18 Mar 1832 Crown Point.
DeWitt, b 04 June 1833; d 4 May 1905 Battle Creek, Calhoun co,
m 10 Dec 1856 Martha Johnson. 2 children.
16164.A9t Henry Clay, b 07 Aug 1835; d 19
Sep 1876 St. Louis, MO; m 28 Dec 1861 Lydia D. Eggleston; res Battle
MI; 1 son.
16164.AA Mary Cornelia, b ____ 1838; no
date; m at unknown date, Hiram Hutson or Stinson, res IL.
16164.AB Alice, b ____ 1845; d 16 Feb 1889,
place not stated; m, unknown date, Richard L. Coe.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume I page 303-304;
Howe,Bigelow Family of America;
Letters of Amos Bigelow;
censuses of NY and MI;
vital records MI;
correspondence with descendants, especially Fred H. Bigelow
email: firstname.lastname@example.org of Royal Oak, MI,
and Dr. Alfred Webber of Tokyo, Japan.
Amos BIGELOW, was born on 30 May 1789 in Mt. Holly, Clarendon County,
VT. He lived in Detroit, MI or Redford
Twp. MI in 1831. He died on 24 Dec 1850 in Leroy Twp., Calhoun Co., MI.
He was Owner Redford Lumber Company.
Amos BIGELOW and Nancy CHILCOTT were married in 1813 in Crown Point.
Nancy CHILCOTT was born on 10 May
1797 in Warren County, NJ. She died on 21 Feb 1878 in Leroy Twp.,
Calhoun Co., MI.
Amos BIGELOW and Nancy CHILCOTT had the following children:
+202 i. William Carlos BIGELOW (born on 24 Jul 1815).
+203 ii. Charlotte Caroline BIGELOW (born on 25 Aug 1817).
+204 iii. Elijah E. BIGELOW (born on 4 Sep 1820).
205 iv. Seymour Landon BIGELOW was born on 25 Aug 1822 in Crown Point.
He died on 14 Feb 1859 in
Leroy, Calhoun Co., MI. He never married.
206 v. Orlando Oaks BIGELOW was born on 13 Jul 1824 in Crown Point. He
died about 1850 in Los
Angeles Co., CA. Never Married.
+207 vi. Orphia BIGELOW (born on 5 Apr 1827).
208 vii. Emily Cordetta BIGELOW was born 15 May 1830 in Crown Point.
She died on 18 Mar 1832 in
+209 viii. DeWitt Clinton BIGELOW (born on 4 Jun 1833).
+210 ix. Henry Clay BIGELOW (born on 7 Aug 1835).
+211 x. Mary Cornelia BIGELOW (born about 1838).
+212 xi. Alice (or Ursula) BIGELOW (born about 1845).
>From: Kathy Clayman <
I can give you information on the next
generation of Glen Albin Bigelow and there are pictures of him as
well.( He was a grumpy man) By the way, Letti Stimpson was a very
pretty woman. I think the pictures may have been taken at their wedding.
In the mean time, I'm getting the information needed
to send to my cousin who will be of great help. When Amos came to
Leroy Twp. with his three sons. Seymour Landon B: 25 Aug.1822 D:
14 Feb.1859 in Leroy Twp. Canhoun Co. MI. IF
this son came at so young of age, our family may have been some of the
first settelers in Leroy Twp.
In the mean time I'll have my cousin search burials and
see who is there and maybe we can confirm if Amos and his
wife are burried in Leroy Twp. or Calhoun Co. MI.
I'll check the death of the infant born in the
1860's of Clinton DeWitt and Martha and see if we can correct the
dates of birth for Viola and Charles for the web page.
I'm hoping that we can correct the dates and
place(spelling) on your web page. I promise the information that I'll
be sending you will be correct and have a form of documentation for it
Once again, thank you so much for the
return email. I've emailed several people-not from your web page
and different people searching for information on other sides of
my family and you were the only one who responded.
I'll pass the information on when I get it
back. By the way, I spent 3 summers of my youth is Corning NY and I
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