Children of Ephraim and Polly (Brigham) Bigelow, both born West Boylston, Worcester co, MA:
15383.61t Horatio Nelson, b 12 Sep 1812; d 02 Jan 1868 Clinton, MA; m 24 Sept 1834 Ernily Worcester; he was co-founder of Bigelow Carpet Co. 3 children.
15383.62t Erastus Brigham, b 02 Apr 1814; d 06 Dec 1879 Boston, MA; m (1) Susan King (intention recorded 13 Oct 1838); and (2) 16 May 1843 Eliza Means; he was co-founder of Bigelow Carpet Co. 2 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I, pg 253; listed erroneously as 15393.6.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records MA;
Biographical Encyclopedia of America.
From: "Jenn Bigelow" <email@example.com>
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2003 16:10:28 -0500
I have gone on the Bigelow website for many years and I have been dying to update your information. I am attaching what I have for Ephraim, Horatio, and Erastus Bigelow, my uncle has the full family tree of our side. I will keep you posted should I come across any new discoveries. You will find me 5th generation down on Horatio's side. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. My number is 978-443-9498. Thanks.
Ephraim 6 BIGELOW married Polly Brigham
(b. 1791-d.1837) (b. 1775-d. 1/14/1835)
(b. 1813–d. 1/7/1868) (b. 1817-d.1879)
Erastus married Susan King, their child:
Charles (b. 1841-d. 3/11/1847)
Erastus married Eliza Means, their children:
Helen (b.7/14/1844-d. 7/25/1933)
She married Reverend Daniel Merriman (b. 12/3/1839-d. 9/18/1912)
Roger (no information, we wonder if he was adopted)
He married Dorothea Foote and their child Frances Eliot is buried in Salem. There is a tombstone in Clinton memorizing the three.
Horatio married Emily Worcester (b. 1814-d. 1/16/1892), their
Emily (b. 1834-d. 7/1/1835)
Emily (Emma) (b. 1846-d. 5/23/1864)
It was rumored that she either had Downs Syndrome or was mentally retarded.
Charles B. (b. 5/5/1849-d. 5/22/1922)
Charles married Fannie E. Wells, their children:
Charles Brigham (b. 3/4/1873)
Emily (b. 2/21/1876-d. 1/31/1906)
Roy Clark (b. 11/16/1877-d. 7/22/1878)
Fannie Louise (b. 3/22/1879)
Henry Nelson (b. 10-6-1839)
He married Clarrisa N. Forbes (b. 1841-d. 11/13/1876), their children:
Franklin F. (b. 3/12/1869-d. 6/20/1870)
Richard W. (b. 1/16/1872-d. 4/8/1875)
Charles Willard (b. 2/16/1874-d. 12/20/1962)
Horatio N. (b. 1870-d. 8/6/1955)
Henry married Cornelia, their children:
Rosmaund (b. 12/21/1891-d. 1/10/1966)
She never married.
Nina (b. 2/4/1879)
My part of the lineage comes from Horatio’s son, Henry Nelson’s son, Charles Willard. His mother died from saving his life in a sleigh accident. The drive had lost control of the horses and she jumped from the sleigh with Charles in her arms. She hit her head on a rock, never regaining consciousness. The nanny was with them and she had Charles’s brother Horatio N. with them. I believe they jumped as well, but remained safe.
Charles went on to marry Ruth Dwight and together they had one son, Charles Willard Junior. Their line goes like this:
Charles Willard II married Anne Dolan, their children:
Mary Ruth (b. 3/1/1957)
She was adopted and never married, but had 1 child.
Jennifer Susan (b. 8/3/1977) ME
I am not married but have children as well
Ashlyn Michelle (b. 1/29/1996)
Scott (b. 5/13/1997)
He was adopted.
Charles Willard III (b. 3/15/1958) He is blood related.
Charles Willard (Willard) married Lauren Winter, their children:
i. Talia (b. 5/22/1984)
ii. Craig Willard Winter (b. 6/25/1987)