Emma Grace 7 BIGELOW

1592C.3B      Emma Grace 7, BIGELOW, dau of Daniel 6Amasa 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John1)  and  Emma (JOHNSTON) BIGELOW, was born a triplet at Canso, Guysborough, NS on 27 January 1822. She went west with her parents to WI and was later married in St. Louis, MO on 10 October 1842 to Coleman D. Smith. He was born on 16 July 1811. This family settled in CA and she died in Sonoma, Sonoma co, CA in 1860. Her widower died on 05 July 1898. Both are buried in Mountain Cemetery, at Sonoma. (see below) Children of Coleman and Emma Grace (Bigelow) Smith: 1592C.3B1     Sarah A. Smith, b 16 Aug 1844; d ___ 1849 Sacramento, CA;

1592C.3B2     Marcelina Smith, b 05 Jan 1846 Lynn City, OR; d 07 Feb 1926 San Francisco, CA

1592C.3B3     Catherine Amelia Smith, b 16 Apr 1847 Lynn City, OR; d 14 Apr 1939 Santa Rosa, CA; m 04 July 1872 Richard Purrington LeGro (1844-1900); 4 children (see below)

1592C.3B4     Seraphina Smith, b 10 Feb 1849; bur. Sonoma.

1592C.3B5     Mary Malvina Smith, b 18 Feb 1851 Sacramento, CA; d 08 October 1887, bur. Sonoma; m 16 Nov 1870 Benjamin Franklin Campbell.

1592C.3B6     Elizabeth Thurston Smith, b 16 July 1852 Lynn City, OR; d ____ Santa Rosa, CA

1592C.3B7     Nelson A. Smith, b 07 March 1854 OR; d 14 July 1867, bur. Sonoma

1592C.3B8     Ellen M. Smith, b 02 Feb 1855; d 17 Dec 1859, bur. Sonoma.

1592C.3B9     Esmarelda Eramantha Smith, b 10 Dec 1857 Sonoma; d 1894; m 05 Sept 1889 Benjamin Franklin Campbell, her sister's widower.

1592C.3BA     Ira Smith, b 15 Feb 1859 Sonoma; d 1884, bur. Sonoma; unm.

There was another child "Jean" mentioned but no further info................ROD

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 153;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Research by and records of Bigelow Society historian/genealogist
and correspondence with descendants.
Bigelow Society, "The Bigelow Family Genealogy," Vol 1, pg 281;
Emma Grace had gone west with her surviving triplet sister, Sarah Ellice, and she became governess in home of Dr. Beale.  During the Bear Flag excitement, she was advised to go to the fortified town of Sonoma. During the actual Revolution, she and James Cooper met and were married 1846 and lived at the "Blue Wing Hotel" where their first two children were born. They built a house in 1851.  They had 5 children in all before James Cooper met a tragic death.  See Bigelow Society Quarterly, "Forge," Jul 1999, Vol. 28, No 3, p. 45 about Daniel's family (R3324).
  Lucille's papers 1/16/97--about Sailing Vessels of the day, Land Transportation, Warehouses, The Blue Wing Hotel by Ruth McDonald, U. S. Army in Sonoma; Earl Evans, 41567 Apricot lane, Fremont, California 94539, Phone: 510 656 5593, great grandson of Catherine, 3rd child of Colman and Emma Grace (Bigelow) Smith, 5 Nov 1998.

1592C.3B3     Catherine Amelia Smith, b 16 Apr 1847 Lynn City, OR; d 14 Apr 1939 Santa Rosa, CA; m 04 July 1872 Richard Purrington LeGro (he b 04 July 1844 Cumberland, ME; d 25 Aug 1900 Santa Rosa, CA); 4 children

Children of Richard P. and Catherine (Smith) LeGro:

1592C.3B31     Frederick Claude LeGro, b _____ ; d _____ ;

1592C.3B32     Albert Leland LeGro, Dr., b _____ ; d _____ ;

1592C.3B34     Eva Augusta LeGro, b 26 Aug 1875; d 05 Sept 1963;

1592C.3B33     Bernice Ernestine LeGro, b ca 1890; d _____ ; m Vernon Downs; 3 children: Vernon LeGro Downs, Ruth Bernice Downs (Luttrell Dunn), and Dorothy Downs (m Robert J. King).

Subject: Bigelow geneology
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:43:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Sharon King  < sharonking5224@att.net >
Dear Rod,
I really have been able to use the Descendants of Daniel Bigelow  web site in my geneological quest. It would help if it was updated and more complete. If you follow the Bigelow line to Emma Grace Bigelow who married Coleman Smith, then to their daughter, Catherine Amelia Smith who married Richard Purington LeGro, the look at their children the first error is Claude's name. You have it as Cland. Albert Leland LeGro married Golden Filer. Eva LeGro married first Lawrence Pressley (mayor of Santa Rosa and son of Confererate war hero and California Superior Court Judge, John Gotea Pressley) then when widowed she married Sherman. Claude married but I'd have to look up his wife's name. Which brings me to Bernice Ernestine LeGro. She is 15 years Eva's junior so some one didn't know about her. she was my Grandmother. She married Vernon Downs and they had Vernon LeGro Downs, Ruth Bernice Downs (Luttrell Dunn), Dorothy Downs (King). That brings it to my gneration. My mother was Dorothy Downs and my father was Robert J. King. How do I get back on the family tree?
I am attaching a limited family tree with some of the missing branches.
If I need to write to someone else please let me know.
Sincerely, Sharon King (Aeschliman)

Modified - 06/03/2009
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