Beulah 5 BIGELOW

# 1622B.      Beulah 5 daughter of Benjamin 4 (Jonathan 3, Joshua 2, John1) and Elizabeth (COLMAN) BIGELOW, said to be the first child born in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire county, NH, on 23 May 1762, and allegedly born under a cart body, as they were so newly arrived that the cabin was not ready for occupancy. Her father died in 1771, and she went to live at Acton, MA, but not liking the treatrnent she received at the place where she was living, she went to Stow, Middlesex co, MA. There on 09 March 1794 she married Ezekiel Gates, son of Elisha Gates. He was born in Stow ___ . Beulah died 26 December 1832 Stow, MA.

Children of Ezekiel and Beulah (Bigelow) Gates:

1622B.1      Cata "Caty" Gates, b 23 Sept 1784 Stow, MA; d 24 Jan 1827 Plattsburgh, Clinton co, NY; m 17 Feb 1802 Jonas Randall (b 27 Feb 1780 Stow; d 27 Feb 1837 Plattsburgh, NY; (see below).

1622B.2      Benjamin Gates, b 12 Mar 1786 Stow; d 19 Mar 1822.

1622B.3      Ezekiel Gates, b 21 May 1788 Stow; d ____ ; m Sally ___ .

1622B.4      Francis Gates, b 08 May 1790 Stow; d___ ; m Mitte Tuttle.
1622B.5     Artemas Gates, b 04 May 1792 Stow; d____ ; m Abby Law.

1622B.6     Luke Gates, b 06 Oct 1794 Stow; d ____ IL; m 1822 Mary Conant. (see below)

1622B.7     Harriet Gates, b 04 Nov 1797 Stow; d 19 Sept 1862; m Dexter Bruce (  died unm.??)(see below)

1622B.8     Cyrus Gates, b 06 Apr l800 Stow; d 20 Nov 1801 Stow.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg. 158;
Howe, Bigelow Family in America;
From: Bill House <>
Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 10:03 AM
Subject: can you help
Hi I was following my family Tree and was wondering if you new anything about the Gates branch; ie: the children of Luke and Mary Gates family. Stories goes to a Marianne Gates (Allen). I followed the branch Back Gates to Allen to Macks to Sheffeld. Questions about Luke Gates, the Allens, and the Macks. If you know were on the internet I could go or if you have any information on the matter would be helpful.  file attached office97 excel of what I have done. Thank you
William Mack Sheffeld jr.

Luke Gates 6, born 1794; m 1822 Mary Conant (b 1800); Lived in Mass., Maine, and Aurora, ILL.

child: Marianne Gates 7, m Edward Richard Allen;
         child: Lottie (Charotte) Gates Allen 8, m William Stuart Mack
                child: Edward Mack 9, m Ann Lord
                child: Marion Mack 9, m Charles A Sheffeld (son of Anton Sheffeld and __ Hill)
                    child: Emily Sheffeld 10
                    child: William Mack Sheffeld 10, m  Rosalie Bertram ( dau of ___ Bertram and ___ Lum **)
                           child: Walter Bertram Sheffeld 11,
                           child: William Mack Sheffeld 11, m Kathleen Wiggins
** Rosalie Bertram had a sister named Norkolk Silver.

1622B.7     Harriet Ann Gates, b 04 Nov 1796 Stow; d 19 Sept 1862; m 20 July 1816 Dexter Bruce

Hello all, just joined - and thank you for accepting me.

I believe I can fill out a new, and lost lineage of the Bigelow family, one that is my own. Though I cannot be 100% certain, there do seem to be numerous sources that line up to it being likely. Bigelow Society site shows "Harriet Gates, b 04 Nov 1797 Stow; died unm.", however, I believe this to be incorrect.


Massachusetts Town Clerk records for Stow, show "Harriot and Dexter Bruce, int. July 20, 1816. [Harriet and Hollis Bruce, m. Aug. 11, C.R.]"

There are multiple sources for this, attached to Harriet Ann Gates' profile - (Yes, I always take FamilySearch with a grain of salt, and dig to find more sources to back the claims.)

I'm not sure what the bracketed part actually means in the Clerk records means, but stay with me.


Dexter Bruce is my 4th great-grandfather.

His FindAGrave memorial, #162845975 ( ), reads:




His wife

Born Nov. 4, 1796

Died Sept. 19, 1862"


The Harriet Gates on the Society page, is listed as DOB of 4 Nov 1797- a year off, possible dual-dating is going on.

Someone, whether correctly or not, has listed his spouse on that page as Harriet Ann Gates Bruce,


If somebody in this group knows of this as being incorrect, please inform me. I'm fine with leaving the group, if it's known that this is not a true lineage.

If this is correct, then this is my full lineage back to Harriet:

Cata or Caty Gates is my 4th Great Grandmother. She married Jonas Randall. (see below)
Jonas Randall
  Birth: 27 Feb 1780 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 27 Feb 1837 in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York
Caty Gates
Birth: 23 Sep 1784 in Stow, Massachusetts, USA
Death: 24 Jan 1827 in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York

Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
about Caty Gates
Name:    Caty Gates
Gender:    Female
Spouse:    Jonas Randall
Marriage Date:    17 Feb 1802
City:    Stow
County:    Middlesex
Source:    Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0873749 item 2.    Brenda _____

Note 2012:
From: Nancy Randall
     I have been reading your Bigelow Family History and I see that you mention Caty Gates and her husband, Jonas Randall. My husband is Jonas Randall's gggreat grandson. They are buried at Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh, NY. I was wondering if you knew anything else about Jonas that you might share with us. I have found that they (he and Caty) had a son Francis G (FR. G.), a daughter named Cornelia Bigelow Randall (see below), a daughter named Emeline Randall and a son named Cyrus Randall. Cornelia and Emeline both married Alfords.Cornelia's obituary says that she came from a large family. These are the only children I have been able to find. Do you know any other information about this family?
Thank You, Nancy Randall

Cornelia (Caroline on stone) Bigelow Randall, was born 25 October 1809; died 06 June 1886 and buried in Troy Cemetery, Geauga co, OH (found at find a grave); she married Chester Houghton (b 01 Aug 1807; d 24 Aug 1879) Her name given was Caroline Alford Houghton, so she was married to Unknown Alford first.

Troy cemetery, Geauga co, OH

Rod Bigelow (Roger Jon12 BIGELOW)
Box 13  Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929