16359.6 Asa 6 BIGELOW, son of Asa 5 ( Asa 4, Lieutenant John
3, Joshua2, John 1) and Lydia (NEWTON) BIGELOW,
was born 10 October 1794 at Colchester, New London county, CT. The Rev.
Jonathan Edwards eulogized him after his death as follows: "He was educated
at Bacon Academy in that village. Though the large homestead--with the numerous
farm hands and [black slaves], and various occupations of an old-time estate,
including finally 4 separate farms, blacksmith's shop, cooper's shop, sawmill,
orchards and woodlands, flocks and herds on an ample scale-was always entertaining
to him, and the remembrances grew upon him towards the end of his life, and
no one more lamented the destructive fire by which the whole house and its
contents were consumed ahout the year 1831-still the active farm work was
never much to his fancy... About 16 years of age he entered as a clerk in
the dry goods store of a relative in Norwich, CT, about 15 miles distant
from his father's. After a short experience he resigned, to accept another
in the city of Hartford. He procured for the position he had left in Norwich,
a youth who was his friend and kinsman, and who continued in business almost
upon the same spot all his life, becoming the most prominent merchant in Norwich,
and after his retirement, the distinguished was governor and Senator in Congress,
William A. Buckingham.
"Asa Bigelow, after a few years in Hartford, was invited to Savannah, GA; here and in Augusta, GA, he became known
among the cotton planters.. His connection with the cotton trade, then rising rapidly to its wide importance, finally took him to New York, which continued his place of business for more than fifty years, first as cotton broker and afterwards in agencies for fire insurance.
"...He inherited a constitution of rare excellence from both parents...; he added to this care and the best habits.. and did not indulge in liquors or tobacco. ..He was a member and one of the founders of the Mercer Street Presbyterian Church of New York...He afterwards moved to Brooklyn, where all the later years of his life were passed. He was married, on 20 February 1834, to Jane H. Stebbins [who survived him]." He died 05 April 1882. (see below for obit)
Children of Asa and Jane (Stebbins) Bigelow:
16359.61 Helen Ann, b 08 Dec 1834; d 07 Apr 1884; m 26 Sept 1853 Daniel Bigelow Safford-16359.A1; res White Plains, NY.
16359.62 Jane Stebbins, b 03 Nov 1837; d ____ ; m 10 Oct 1860 Charles A. Denny, b 30 Mar 1828, son of George and Charlotte (Parkrnan) Denny; res Brooklyn, NY.
16359.63 Mary DeForest, b 17 Mar 1840; d ____ ; m 23 May 1860 Daniel Denny, b Boston 16 Jan 1835, son of Daniel and Harriet (Gardner) Denny; res Boston, MA.
16359.64 Fanny Dwight, b 24 June 1846; d ____ ; m 16 Oct 1884 Henry C. Hurlburt, b Lee, MA 19 Dec 1831, son of Amos G. and Cynthia (Barrett) Hurlburt; res Brooklyn, NY.
16359.65 Theophilus Stevens, b 19 Aug 1849; res Leadville, Co.
16359.66 Irene, b 06 Oct 1851; res Brooklyn, NY.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.337-338;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America.
Asa b 1794 CT d Bklyn NY 1882 Insurance business
Posted by: Cyber Angel firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: February 01, 2002 at 13:38:36
Brooklyn Union-Argus April 7, 1882 OBITUARY. Asa BIGELOW.
Mr. Asa BIGELOW died on Wednesday evening at his home, No. 110 Second place. He was born October, 1794, at Colchester,
Conn. He began his business life at Hartford. At the age of twenty he went to Savannah, Ga., where he carried on business for
eleven years. In 1825 he came to New York and engaged in the insurance business, holding the agency of several of the oldest
Boston companies. For the last thirty years he has lived in Brooklyn, and has been an influential member of Christ Church for a
long time. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 3 P. M. I am not related & have no other info.