Children of Daniel K. and Lydia (Custis) Bigelow:
15923.741 George Custis, b 19 May 1823 Adamsburg,
Westmoreland, PA; d 08 Aug 1825 Adamsburg.
15923.742t Israel Eliphaz, b 07 June 1825 Adamsburg; d 17 July 1896; m 27 July 1847 Betsy M. Smith; 7 children.
15923.743t Catherine Almira, b 03 Nov 1827 Adamsburg; d 14 Nov 1864 Plain City; m 24 Dec 1845 Silas C. Dominy; res. Plain City; 4 children.
15923.744t Daniel Alpheus, b 23 July 1830; d (will probated 1908); m 11 Sept 1850 Madison co. Phebe G. Dominy; 1 child.
15923.745 Lydia Elizabeth, b 11 Aug 1832 Madison co., OH; d 28 April 1846 Plain City; unm.
15923.746t Lebbeus Loomis (Lummis), b 18 Aug 1834 Madison co.; d 03 Feb 1869; m 24 Dec 1855 Emma Beach; 4 children.
15923.747 Mary Eunice, b 06 Feb 1837 Madison co., m 22 Feb 1855 Stephen Spooner b 09 March 1833; res. Plain City; 4 daughters, no data.
15923.748 Electa Irena, b 16 Oct 1839 Plain City; d 09 March 1859; m 04 Nov 1857 E.W. Barlow, 1 child Cora Irena b 1859, m John Hill. (see below)
15923.749 Nancy Emily, b 17 Nov 1841; m 20 June 1877 Ross Mooney; res. Plain City; 1 child: Otto.
15923.74A William Emmett, b 25 Nov 1844 Plain City; d 24 Nov 1862 at Battle of Lookout Mountain in Civil War.
15923.74Bt Filmore Custer, b 23 Jan 1848 Plain City; d_____; m 14 April 1875 Anna M. Ball; res. Danville, IL; 2 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II, pg 139-140;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
History of Madison county, OH:
Dr. Daniel K. Bigelow, son of Dr. Israel Bigelow, born in Balston Spa, New York, March 22 1801, studied medicine with his father, and commenced practice with his brother, Dr. Lebbens [sic] Bigelow, at Morris Crossroads, Fayette county, Pennsylvania. In 1823, he moved to Adamsburg, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1831, when he came to Ohio and settled on the farm near Pleasant Valley, this county, where he afterward died. He never was idle and though his professional charges were ridiculously low, he accumulated a fair estate, continuing in active practice up to the time of his death. He married, February 7, 1822, Lydia Custer [sic], of Georges township, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, who was born on April 24 1826, daughter of George and Catherine (Leatherman) Custer [sic], and died at her home, near Pleasant Valley, November 14, 1854, of strangulated hernia. He died at his home, near Pleasant Valley, on the 10th of November, 1850 of diabetes, aged fifty years.
(from History of Madison co., OH)
He and his family came early
to Ohio ( See article on Bigelows in the Ohio census, page 59). His father
Israel Bigelow is considered the Founder of Plain City, Madison County.
Daniel 7 Bigelow, Israel’s father, was born in Saratoga county, New York, and settled first in Adamsburg, Westmoreland co, PA. Daniel and four of his brothers were all physicians of considerable local repute. In 1831 Daniel decided to follow his father Israel to Ohio, and came with his young family to Plain City settling on a farm just outside of town.
born 7 June 1825 in Adamsburg, PA was thus but six years of age when he traveled
overland with his parents to Ohio. He remained on the farm until he reached
the age of 21. During his late teens he studied medicine with the idea of
going into medical practice, but for some unknown reason he instead took
up a farm in 1847. Ten years later he was appointed postmaster of Plain City,
and addition became a general merchant.
After Israel’s retirement, he traveled East to visit relatives, meeting over one hundred Bigelows. He also visited his Custer* cousins (His Grandfather Custer had been a cousin of President George Washington)
* see note from Matguerite Emmons about the Spelling of the name --- 4/7/98
On June 27 1847, the same year he took up a farm, Israel married Betsy A. Smith, daughter of Capt. E.Crocker and Irena (Doty) Smith. Betsy was born 21 October 1828 in Washington County, Vermont. She died 28 January 1914 in Plain City, Israel having died July 17 1896.
A tradition exists in this branch of the family that their ancestor Isaac 4 Bigelow passed on his gold watch and gold-headed cane to his son Isaac, and that these keepsakes were to be inherited by the oldest living Isaac Bigelow in the family at the time of the owner’s decease. In the 1890’s the watch was in the possession of Isaac Bigelow of Newark, Licking county Ohio, the fifth person to own the watch. Yet no one today knows what has become of either item.
4/07/98--From Marguerite Atteberry Emmons (email@example.com) :
My BIGELOW data is currently in the form of notes and letters collected by my great grandmother Adda Timmons MOSS in the 1890's. Perhaps of greatest interest to you and other researchers is a copy she made of notes of an interview with Dr. Eliphaz BIGELOW (probably the Israel Eliphaz Bigelow whose bio is on your site. He was a nephew of her grandmother Mary Milvina BIGELOW who had married William D. Daugherty. Her mother was Mary Dimmis Daugherty. Adda's uncle G. W. Darety (sic) conducted the interview. The notes include the family information on the CUSTIS (not CURTIS) family and it's connection to George Washington. I have been amazed that the misspelling of this name as CURTIS persists. Most history books speak of the CUSTIS family relations to Washington. In my mother's possession is a cloisonne and pearl pin that is supposed to have been owned/worn by Martha Washington. I have no documentation of this but have heard of this and the CUSTIS family since I was a child. My grandfather, Adda's son had told the story. Finding the notes was both exciting and disappointing. Exciting because it leant credence to the pin's story; disappointing because it showed no direct relation to the CUSTIS family. Eliphaz's notes also include the battle his greatgrandfather Isaac was supposed to have been in the Rev War. I too, have had no luck finding his service.
From Adda's Notes:
George Custis, Born Dec. 3rd 1744 Died
Dec 17th 1829 aged 85 years & 2 days? (so stated by the notes)
His Wife Catherine Custis Born April 7th 1765 Died Sept. 22 1844 aged 79 yr 5 mo 15 da.
She was a daughter of Nathaniel Leatherman and Catherine Boyer.
They were married Nov. 28 1784
Their children were:
Daniel Custis Born Oct 18 1785
Susanah Custis Born Oct. 18 1787 married Daniel Moser.
Catherine Custis Born June 13 1790 married Samuel Littell.
Magdalene Custis Born April 22 1793 married Wm Gants.
Joseph Custis Born Sept. 16 1797
Jonathon Custis Born Dec. 30 1798
Mary Custis Born Nov. 14 1801 married William Moser.
Elizabeth Custis Born Sep 13 1802 married Dr. Lebbeus 7 Bigelow..
Lydia Custis Born Apr. 24 1806 married Dr. D. K. 7 Bigelow ..
Father of George Custis:
Paul Custis born ____ Died Nov 10 1783
Sarah Custis his wife born ____ died Dec 10 1799
She was Sarah Ball a sister of George Washington’s mother married at ??
Grand Father George Custis’ first wife was a daughter of John
Long. Her name was Susanah Long born May 13th 1755.
died Oct. 17th 1781. and
____ Custis ____ 17__
George Custis Born July 30 1776
Sarah Custis Born June 16 1778 married James ____
David Custis Born Feb. 27 1780
Jacob Custis Born Mar. 13 1782
Hannah Custis Born Aug 11 178(4) married Samuel Ache Born Mar 5-1780.
Marguerite Atteberry Emmons