15198.8 Elisha 6 BIGELOW, son of Josiah 5, (Jotham 4, John 3, Samuel 2, John 1) and Sarah (CULVER) BIGELOW, was born 27 June 1796 at Guilford, Windham co, VT. The family moved in 1800 to Pompey, Onondaga co, NY. After his father's death in 1803, Elisha was bound out as an apprentice to Deacon Levi JEROME until age 21. At age 18 he served in the army, and in 1814 was stationed at Sackett's Harbor (see below). On 8 Apr 1817 he married (1) Maria Reed. They moved to Constantia, NY where he cleared up a farm and lived until 1826, when he moved to Bethany, Genesee co, NY, and where his wife died 1833. He married (2) Harriet Jerome, and they moved to Batavia, the county seat. There he died 24 Feb 1883.
Children of Elisha and Maria (Reed) BIGELOW:
15198.81t Mary, b 8 June 1819 Fabius, NY; d __ (after 1889); m 9 Oct 1845 Harry HOWE; res Yorkshire, Cattaraugus co, NY; 6 children.
15198.82t Horace E., b 3 Oct 1821 Constantia, NY; d 8 June 1891 Lansing, Ingham co, MI; m Helen STURGIS; res Okemos, MI; 4 children.
15198.83 James R., b 3 Dec 1823 Constantia, NY; d ___ Flint, Genesee, MI; m 3 times, lastly to Emily (ATHERTON) CHAMBERS (b 10 Feb 1830; d 24 Feb 1916 Flint) widow of Gary CHAMBERS. No issue known.
15198.84t William Reed, b 22 Jan 1826; d __ ; m (1) 29 Dec 1853 Almira DIBBLE, and (2) 11 Nov 1858 Jennie A. SAFFORD; res Batavia, NY; 4 children.
15198.85 Sarah, b _ Nov 1827 Batavia, Genesee co, NY; m Reuben KNIGHT; res Waterbury, NY.
15198.86 Maria, b _ Dec 1833; d ___ ; m 28 Dec 1860 Lewis Dudley ATHERTON of MI; res Stewart, OR.
Children of Elisha and Harriet (Jerome) Bigelow, born Batavia, Genesee co, NY:
15198.87 Amasa J., died young.
15198.88t Jerome L., b 11 June 1839; d ___ ; m 18 Feb 1868 Luella FLETCHER; res Batavia, NY; 4 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 228-229;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records of NY and MI.