Emma Grace 7 BIGELOW
1592C.3B Emma Grace 7,
BIGELOW, dau of Daniel 6
( Amasa 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,
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.
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
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 < email@example.com >
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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