Cyrus 7 BIGELOW
16225.22 Cyrus 7
BIGELOW, son of Jesse 6 (
Solomon 5 , Benjamin 4 , Jonathan 3 ,Joshua 2, John 1), and Thankful
(FULFORD) BIGELOW, was born in Lyn township, Leeds, Ontario on
27 March 1797. He was married on 29 August 1826 at Brockville, to
Rachel Cole. Rachel was born in Leeds co., Ontario on 30 October
1804 the daughter of John Cole and Catherine
(_____) Cole. In 1848 Cyrus was a registered voter in Yonge
county, but by 1851 was shown on census in Matilda township, Dundas
He was a very successful farmer, judging from the agricultural
the 1861 census. He died on 04 April 1873 at Morrisburg, Ontario.
died on 10 March 1880. With the coming of the St. Lawrence Seaway,
graves were moved and it is believed they are now buried at Morrisburg.
Children of Cyrus and Rachel (Cole) Bigelow, all born at Lyn,
b 02 May 1828; d 14 July 1872 Stormont co., Ont.; m ca 1862
Elizabeth Stethen; 5 children.
16225.222 Catherine, b ca 1830 (she never
revealed her true age, except possibly on the 1851 census); d
unknown date at Aultsville. Ont. Her headstone has no dates;
buried at Morrisburg; unm.; she lived
most of her life with brother George.
16225.223 Thankful, b ca 1833; d unknown
bur. Morrisburg; like her sister. She never married and
her brother George.
Nelson, b 03 March 1837; d 10 April 1921 Courtney,
B.C.; m 06 May l863 Ellen Georgina Marcellus; 4 children
b 15 Nov 1839; d 28 Dec 1916 Aultsville; m 25 Dec 1876 Catherine
B. Logan; 3 children.
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Volume II, page 202;
Howe,Bigelow Family of America;
Census, civil records, church and cemetery records;
family correspondence; family records.
I was born in Smiths Falls, Ont.-now living in Port Coquitlam,
BC., and it is such a gift to discover the Bigelow Society on the
net. I have become interested in discovering more about my
family's history. From information I discovered after my paternal
grandmother died, I believe that I am descended from John Biglo in
the following way. Brenda (12), James Alexander (11), Cyrus James
(10), William Stern (9), Jesse
8, Cyrus 7, Jesse 6, Solomon
5, Benjamin 4
Jonathan 3, Joshua
2, John 1.
I am interested
in making contact with anyone researching Ontario Bigelows.
Brenda Ann (Bigelow) Allan E-mail
From: Gord Adams
This past week I uncovered some new information regarding the
Bigelow’s of Ontario
that would add to and correct information on your site.
I was trying to contact Brenda Ann (Bigelow) Allan to notify
her of these findings as well. I don’t know if you have
a valid email address for her.
Here is some new info contained in an email to Brenda that
The JPG is a marriage record of William Stone Bigelow to Mary
Note the Witnesses to the marriage were Augustus Blackburn and
E. Blackburn. There is strong evidence that shows this
is a 2nd marriage for both Augustus and Elizabeth
and that Augustus and Elizabeth are in fact William Stone
Bigelow’s step father and mother respectively.
I have more detail if needed.
I saw your name on the Bigelow Society web page.
This may not make sense to you for a second but a famous
Canadian who lived in the SAME residence as your great
grandfather William Stone Bigelow recently passed away.
Also, find attached a JPG of William
Stone’s marriage to Mary Miller in 1886 (Ontario
Marriage Registration 011674-86)
My GGGreat grandfather owned the land
to the farm residence of Augustus Blackburn, William Stone
Bigelow’s stepfather. It took me a week, but I found out
a lot about your ancestors since this
obituary notice was posted, including the relationship of
William Stone to
this person, George Blackburn. Much credit is due to Lynne Cook, of the Loyalist
Resource Centre in
George G. --- Peacefully, in his sleep, at 11:11 a.m.
November 15, 2006, in his 90th year at Ottawa's
been diagnosed with cancer. Predeceased by his wife of 60 years
Fortington, four years ago. Survived by three children, daughter
Tallahassee, Florida, his sons Mark of Winnipeg and Ron of
Ottawa. George G.
Blackburn is also survived by
grandchildren Kim, David, Aaron, Ben, and
Maxine, and by great-grandchildren Victoria, Matthew, Thomas,
Lochlan. A man of many talents, including gifted
suddenly found himself, late in life, with hundreds of new
around the world after authoring a WWII book trilogy, the first
"Guns of Normandy", was winner ten years ago of the Ottawa
Citizen Book of
the Year Award (1996). The books provided a first hand account
soldiers in action but didn't include details of how the author,
artillery officer, was awarded the Military Cross in 1944 for
key bridgehead at the Twente Canal in Holland. Late-in-life
the Order of Canada, the French Legion of Honour, the Edna
for Creative Non-Fiction. Earlier awards included honours for
films of note. After a pre-war stint as reporter for the Ottawa
Pembroke, Captain George Blackburn returned from Europe to serve as Director
of Information, and Director of Fair Employment Practices, for
Department of Labour. Starting in the 1950's he became producer
longest-running radio show "Canada at Work", as well as an
documentary film script writer, which films included topics on
Worker; Anti-Discrimination; a film starring Wayne &
Schuster called "You
can Go a Long Way", encouraging teenagers to stay in high school
drop out; and the country's most successful government campaign,
for Spring? Do It Now!" Winter Works Campaign, which
construction and employment during the winter months. Born in
farmhouse near Wales, Ontario, a village which disappeared
waters of the St. Lawrence Seaway, George Blackburn would later
the "saga of the Seaway", in his musical play "A Day to
songs were among hundreds for which he composed words and music.
was professionally performed for two summers, at a theatre of
creation, near Upper
His last expressed
wish was that "young
people" be made aware of the sacrifice made by (generations of)
behalf of Canadian freedom." Only weeks ago, he'd made his
visit to Manitoba's Camp Shilo
- to address Canada's
officers. On a personal note, George Blackburn never "talked the
organized religion - though he believed in a creator God. But he
walk" never allowing anyone to "pick up the tab" at any event he
and providing a life long banquet for widows and others who
replay him in kind. A great man, profoundly missed by those who
A celebration of George's life will be held on Saturday,
Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa, from 2:00 p.m.
until 4:00 p.m.
Published in the Ottawa
Citizen on 11/16/2006
I write to you from Jonquiere Quebec.I have
see your email on Bigelow's page.Someone talks about Augustus
Blackburn on this page.
Augustus's father was the brother of my g g
great-father.The Augustus's father named William Kerr Blackburn
and he was married to Sarah Baker in Ontario .William Kerr
abandoned his wife and his children about 1850 and returned to
the province of Quebec until he died. It's a very sad story. I
searched where William Kerr died. I searched for a few years. I
think he died between 1866 or 1871.
I found a letter writen by a nephew of William. He wrote that William was
going to Ontario to see Sarah after many years separated and
he died on train at the stand before Thurso. I searched in
Ontario register on Ancestry website but i don't find his
Can you help me
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