16B26.4      David 6 BIGELOW, son of Jabez 5 ( Jabez 4 , Gershom 3, Joshua2, John1) and Almy (GARDNER) BIGELOW, was born (19?) 20 December 1800 (1801?) (12 September 1799 - Howe) at New Lebanon, Columbia county, WI. In 1850 he was living Clyde township, Iowa county, WI with wife Minerva Levake and family, and had been there since the early 1830's. They married in 1827 according to several sources. Minerva was born in 1808 and the daughter of John and Lydia (Farnworth) Levake. A reliable source says David died 17 October 1860 (age 58 years, 9 ms, 28 dys) at Dodgeville, IA. After the death of David, Minerva married (2) 02 March 1864 Noah Young and died some time after 24 June 1886. Both David and Minerva are buried in Bigelow cemetery, Clyde, Iowa co, WI; (see below)

Children of David and Minerva ( Levake ) Bigelow:

16B26.41     Wealtha "Wealthy", b 23 Apr 1828 (22 Jan 1829?) New Lebanon, Columbia co, NY (another source says 11 April 1829); d 08 Jan 1856 (ae 27 yrs, 8 mos, 16 dys); m __ 1850 James Smith Burris; 2 sons: Edward Burris, 16B26.412 and David Burris, 16B26.413; Big Soc. Librarian has info on this line. (see below)

16B26.42     Lydia A., b ca 1830 New Lebanon, Columbia co, NY; d after 24 June 1886; m ca 1848 Robert G. Hurst;

16B26.43    Clarissa Lavinia, b 07 Oct 1832 Ft. Wayne, Allen co, IN; d 23 Sept 1903 Great Falls, Cascade co, MT ; m (1) 04 July 1849 Alonzo Frank Young; 3 children; div 08 Aug 1865; m (2) 20 Sept 1869 Andrew McClary Liscomb; 1 child; (see below)

16B26.44     Sophia Vandalia, b ca 1835 (census); d ____ ; m 22 Dec 1858 John W. Guion; Addendum 1992; Loring Bigelow

16B26.45     Minerva, b 07 Oct 1848 WI; d 09 Aug 1864, ae 15 yrs, 10 mos, 2 days.; buried in Bigelow cemetery, Clyde, Iowa co, WI; (Menerva? see below)

16B26.4?     David, b ca 1838 WI. Error??

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.357;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 149
1850 census WI;
cemetery inscriptions Iowa co, WI;
Biography of Augustus Levake (1754-1822); (see below)
History of Iowa co, WI's early settlers;
notes from David Bigelow's obituary;
David's will;
Personal family knowledge submitted by:
Peggy D Wilson   <  pegdw1@juno.com  >




Photos and info from Warren Brooks  < clomo@napanet.net >
Addendum 2003; Loring Bigelow:
Vol. I, Page 357, 16B26.4, David Bigelow, he d 17 Oct 1860 at Dodgeville, Iowa and is bur in Bigelow cem at Clyde, Iowa; various spellings of wife, Minerva who b 1808 the dgtr of John and Lydia (Farnsworth) Levake; after death of David, she m Noah Young 2 March 1864 and d some time after 24 June 1886. Renumber the children of David and Minerva:
16B26.41, Wealtha Bigelow, various spellings of Wealtha - one source gives Wealtha as Martha; b 22 Jan 1829 - one source says 11 April - spouse James Smith Bums; two sons,
Edward Bigelow, 16B26.412 and David Bigelow, 16B26.413.   Society Librarian has additional info on this line.
16B26.42, Lydia Bigelow, b 1830 New Lebanon, Columbia, NY; m Robert G. Hurst ca 1848; she d after 24 June 1886.
16B26.43, Clarissa Lavinia Bigelow, b 7 Oct 1832 at Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana;
m (1) Alonzo Frank Young 4 July 1849 and div 8 Aug 1865, 3 ch.; m (2) Andrew McClary Liscomb on 20 Sept 1869, 1 ch.; Clarissa d 23 Sept, 1903 at Great Falls, Cascade, Montana and
is bur there,
16B26.44, Sophia Vandalia Bigelow - see 1992 Additions/Corrections.
16B26.45, Minerva Bigelow, bur in Bigelow cem, Clyde, Iowa co., Wisconsin. SOURCES: an accident obliterated the SOURCES so they cannot be listed here but, if needed,

David is bur in Bigelow Cem., Clyde, Iowa co., WI; Minerva dgtr. of John Levake and Lydia (Farnsworth) Levake; Minerva d after 24 June, 1886 at Clyde, Iowa co., WI and is buried in same cem. as David; after David's death, she m 02 March, 1864, Noah Young.    ;
The children,  all females, of David and Minerva Bigelow listed with new, number identification:
16B26.41, Wealtha (also various spellings), recent research gives b date as 22 Jan 1829 at New Lebanon, Columbia, NY; m to James Smith Burns 1850; two sons, Edward and David.  (Bigelow Society has additional records of this David Bums line, Edward dying a bachelor).
16B26.42, Lydia A., b 1830 at New Lebanon; m Robert G. Hurst ca 1848 and d after 24 June 1886.
The David listed is evidently an error (?).
16B26.43, Clarissa Lavina, b 07 Oct 1832, Ft Wayne, Allen, IN; m (1) 04 July 1949 Alonzo Frank Young, 2 ch.; div. 08 Aug 1865; m (2) Andrew McClary Liscomb on 20 Sept 1869-1 ch.; Clarissa d 23 Sept 1903 at Great Falls, Cascade, MT and bur there.
16B26.44, Sophia Vandalia, b ca 1835 in IN according to census; m John W. Guion 22 Dec 1858; date of death and burial unknown.
16B26.45, Minerva (various spellings); b 07 Oct 1848 probably in Clyde, Iowa, WI; d 09 Aug 1864 and bur in Bigelow Cem., Clyde, Iowa, WI.
SOURCES: Bio. of Augustus Levake 1754-1822; History of Iowa Co., WI's early settlers; 1850 Federal Census; notes from David Bigelow's obit.; David's will; info from descendants and personal family knowledge; submitted by Mrs. Peggy Wilson, Springfield, VA -. pegdwl@juno. com
Not the same David (David d 28 Jan 1846, ae 46 yr, 4 mo, 16 das #541-1281)
Posted by: Arlen Mann    amann@columbia-center.org
Date: April 23, 2000 at 14:03:31
Searching for David Bigelow, bn 1799, New London, Columbia Co.,NY., md Minerva Levake in Iowa Co.,Wisconsin. He died in Iowa Co.,WI, in 1861 and also his wife. They had at least five children that are known. Wealthy, Lydia, Clarissa, Sophia, and Minerva.
Any and all help is needed. Thanks
3-19-98 e-mail from Carol to Don Bigelow of Grand Rapids that questions David's birth and death date, source etc. (in Don's file"). Don: "He is buried on the Warren Porter Farm - the Bigelow Cemetery (in a field), poorly maintained as I understand it. I also understand that he has no tombstone at all, the graves are marked by field stones.
I do have a short obit for him which said he was born 19 Dec 1801 and died Oct 17, 1860 age 58 yrs., 9 mo. and 28 days. My math says the dates are correct and true.
Thus, it is a mystery as where his Bigelow Book birthdate came in as 1799?? I would like to know the source of that, indeed.
Perhaps this mystery can be put to rest.
FORGE: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Oct 1982; Vol. 11  No. 4 Page 67:
BIGELOW FAMILY CEMETERY, Lebanon, Columbia county, NY
Name dates identity,as in Bigelow gen.
Joshua Bigelow, died 10 Mar 1831, ae 72 yr #176-540
Hulda his wife, died 4 Nov 1831, ae 63yr, 9mo, 4das
Samuel Bigelow died 25 Sept l8~7, ae 62 yr #540-1274
Polly his wife died 2 Jan 1849
Jabez Bigelow jr died 30 May 1829, ae 69 yr #176-541
Almy, wife of Jabez jr, died 22 Feb 1813, ae 58 yr
Mary, consort of Jabez jr, died 20 Apr 1838, ae 68 yr
David Bigelow, died 28 Jan 1846, ae 46 yr, 4 mo, 16 das #541-1281
Gale Bigelow died 10 Oct 1843, ae 76 yr #176-545
Lucina, wife of Hiram Bigelow, died 28 Oct 1863, ae S7yr, 8mo, l2das #540-1276
(there was no stone for Hiram her husband)
Susanna Bigelow,wife of Jabez, died 16 Apr 1797, ae 7yr #53-176
contributed by Barbara Greene, Royal Oak, MI

Subject: David Bigelow 16B26.4
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 21:01:00 -0400
From:  Peggy D Wilson   <  pegdw1@juno.com  >
You asked about my husband's ancestor.  David Bigelow 16B26.4 and Manerva Levake had a daughter Clarissa Lavinia Bigelow, who 1st married Alonzo Frank Young.  They had a daughter, Lydia, and a son Frank.  Clarissa and Alonzo divorced and she married Andrew McClary Liscomb.  They had a daughter,
Cleo Leona Liscomb, who was my husband's grandmother.  Apparantly, not much has been contributed on David Bigelow's family.  There are no further entries in Vol. II, for this line.  When I get through this project I'm on now, will submit what I have.  Thank you for your concern about my problem.  Sincerely, Peggy Wilson

Subject: Minerva Levake
Date: 11/30/04
From:  Sue  Renkert < suerenkert@gci.net >  
Hi Rod,
I could not get your search engine to work.  Also could not find what I was looking for by checking the index or the surname list (for Levake).  I wonder if you could help me. 
Two sites on WorldConnect cite your web page as the source of information on Minerva Levake Bigelow.
  • Burial: Bigelow Cemetery, Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin 1
    1. Title: Bigelow Society Website
      Author: Rod Bigelow, Bigelow Society Inc.
      Publication: http://bigelowsociety.com
      Note: http://bigelowsociety.com
      Call Number:
      Media: Electronic
    Here is the date given:
  • Name: Minerva LAVAKE
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Mrs. Minerva /Young/
  • Birth: 1808 in , , Vermont 1
  • Death: AFT 24 JUN 1886
  • Burial: Bigelow Cemetery, Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin 1
  • I have burial information on several Bigelows in Clyde Township, Iowa County, Wisconsin, but this Minerva is not included.  I would very much appreciate klnowing what information you may have on Bigelow/Levake burials in Clyde Township.  Minerva (Manerva) was the wife of David Bigelow, and apparently later of Noah Young.  I will be happy to share what information I have. 
    Thank you!
    Sue Renkert
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    From: LaVerne LaVake  < lclavake@gmail.com >
    My name is LaVerne C. LaVake and I noticed on your website a reference to a Biography of Augustus LeVake.
    Can you tell me where I could find such a volume or at least tap into information within? I have found many discrepancies in the scant geneological document that I have about my family and would appreciate any help available. LCL

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