Children of Daniel and Emma (Johnston) Bigelow:
1592C.31t Mary Ann, b 10 Feb 1805 Horton; d 2 Mar 1897 Sparta, Monroe, WI; m 20 Jan 1825 Ward Atwater. 9 children.
1592C.32t William Johnston, b 23 Oct 1806 Horton; d 13 Sep 1875 Canso, Guysborough, NS; m (1)1834 Sarah M. Whitman; (2) Mathilda Publicover. 7 children.
1592C.33 Jane, b 26 Aug 1808 Horton; d ____ ; allegedly m __ Atwater, unless this be confused with her older sister.
1592C.34 Amelia (or Emily), b 27 Apr 1810 Horton; d ____ 1899 Forbes, Christian co, MO; m Isham Day. Large family. (see below)
1592C.35t Amasa, b 29 Nov 1811 Horton; d 19 June 1876 Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS (while visiting relatives); m 6 Apr 1837 (Richland co, OH) Phoebe Boyce; res WI and CA. 10 children.
1592C.36t Eliza Lee, b 1 May 1813 Pictou; d 3 Mar 1890 Drain, Douglas co, OR; m 14 July 1833 (St. Clair co, IL) Robert Crouch Kinney. 8 children.
1592C.37t Daniel, b 24 July 1815 Pictou; d 27 Aug 1895 Sugar Creek, Walworth co, WI; m 21 Oct 1841 Richland co, OH) Amy McCart. 4 children.
1592C.38t Abigail, b 18 May 1817 Pictou; d 21 Nov 1896; m (1)26 Dec 1834 (Richland co, OH) John Byrd; (2)12 July 1867 John Tomlinson (divorced 1870); (3) 23 July 1878 J.C. Pierce. 7 children.
1592C.39t James, b 13 May 1819 Canso; d 15 Nov 1893 Sugar Creek, Walworth Co, WI; m _____ (date) Ann Fowler. 5 children.
1592C.3At Sarah Ellice, a triplet, b 27 Jan 1822 Canso; d 10 May 1886 Sonoma, Sonoma co, CA; m (1) Milwaukee 10 Dec 1839 Isaac Flint; (2) James Cooper; (3) 25 Oct 1857 Sydney Harris. 9 children in all.
1592C.3B Emma Grace, a triplet, b 27 Jan 1822 Canso; d ____ 1860 Sonoma, Sonoma co, CA; m 10 Oct 1842 (St. Louis, MO) Coleman D. Smith. 6 known children.
1592C.3C infant son, a triplet, b and d 27 Jan 1822 Canso.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I, pg 280-281;
Addendum Oct 2006;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
marriage and cemetery records NS, OH, IL, WI, MO, CA, OR;
correspondence with descendants.
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 28, No. 2 April 1999;
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 28, No. 4 Oct 1999;
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 30, No. 2 April 2001;
Emily 7 (Bigelow) Day, Daniel 6, Amasa 5 ( Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John1)
The following newspaper
clipping from a Missouri newspaper in 1899/1900 announcing the death of Emily
(Bigelow) Day [1592c.34] was contributed by Lucille Bigelow, Spnngjield OR. Articles about Emily's father,
Daniel and her brother, Amasa 7, appeared in Forge, Vol.28, Nos. 2 - 4 (April - October 1999).
Was Ninety Years Old
Mrs. Amelia Day of Christian County Was
Her Husband One of the Victims of Aif
Bolin's Terrible Hate
Mrs. John Chrisman [Mary
8 Day] returned home
from Sparta yesterday, where she was called about
two weeks ago by the illness of her mother, who was
buried Sunday. Mrs. Day - [ Emily who is sometimes
called Amelia], the mother of Mrs. Chrisman, was in
her 90th year, having been born in Nova Scotia in
1810. She had lived in Southwest Missouri 50 years.
Her husband, Isam [Isham]
Day, was a Christian
preacher, and his murder by the notorious Aif Bolin
band of bushwhackers during the civil war is
remembered by the older people of Christian and
Taney counties as one of the darkest crimes of that
period of terror.
Preacher Day was a Union
man and Bolin and his
gang captured him hauling a load of corn with a
yoke of oxen. A son about 11 years old, now ex-
Judge Thomas Day of Sparta, was with the farmer
when the bushwhackers made him their prisoner.
The guirrillas [sic] chained their captive and took
him with the wagon of corn down to White [this
section of the clipping is missing.]
This was the last word
Mr. Day ever spoke to one of
his family. The boy went home and told his mother
and sisters where he left his father.
It was about three weeks
before Mrs. Day learned
the details of her husband's fate. The bushwhackers
took their prisoner down to White River about 14
miles below Forsyth. Here they put him into an
outhouse and kept him chained for three days. Then
the man was shot and his body sunk into white
River, weighted down with rocks. Some time after
this a Greene county southern man was going south
with his slaves. In crossing the river, one of the
negroes was drowned. In searching for the body of
the slave, that of the murdered man was found. It
was buried near the river, but Mrs. Day never
recovered the remains of her husband. There were
few men left in the country then and the women
were not always equal to sad emergencies of the
Mr. Day was a man of poor
health, unfit for military
service and because of his well-known peaceable
disposition he supposed himself safe from the
vengeance of the worst foes of the Union cause.
His slayer, Alf Bolin,
was betrayed and killed for the
price put upon the terrible bushwhacker's head by
the federal authorities toward the close of the war.
Mrs. Day was the next
oldest person in Christian
county to old Grandma Foster, the mother of Col.
John Foster, who died in Springfield of a wound
received at Wilson Creek. Mrs. Foster is now 98
years old and has a good promise of passing her
100th mile stone. She is the widow of a soldier of the
war of 1812.