George 7 BIGELOW

15336.57      George 7 BIGELOW, son of Cornelius 6 ( Paul 5 , Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John1 and Persis (HARRIS) BIGELOW, was born about 1806, presumably in Chatham township, Argenteuil, Quebec. Family tradition says he was deformed in both hands and feet at birth, a congenital defect which has been inherited in many of his descendants. He was a farmer and logger. He married on 17 December 1827 Margaret Kerr (or Carr) - we have no data on her except she died in the late 1890's. In April of 1845, George drowned while taking a raft load of potash down river to Montreal. It is believed that his deformed hands and feet led to the drowning. His body was recovered many miles downstream and is said to be buried in Montreal. His widow remarried on 10 February 1851 Robert Farley and they continued to live in the area. She outliving him. As a matter of record, George served in the Chatham volunteers in an 1837 rebellion
(see below).

Children of George and Margaret (Kerr/Carr) Bigelow:

15336.571t    Cornelius, b ca 1829 Chatham; d 14 April 1901 Dalesville, Que.; m (1)19 March 1852 Jane Persis (15336.581) Bigelow, (2) 28 April 1884 Mrs. Sarah (McMeekins) Gould; 10 (or more) children.

15336.572t    Jane, b ca 1832; d __1924 The Gore, Papineau, Que.; m 11 March 1850 Robert Purdy; 11 children.

15336.573t    Nancy, b ca 1835; d _____ ; m (1)11 March 1851 John Tompkins, (2) ______ Murdock; 10 children.

15336.574t    Andrew, b ca 1838; d __ ; m 1860'a Anna Jane McGurn; 1 child - probably more.

15336.575t    William, b 16 June 1843; d 24 March 1915 The Gore; m 02 Sept 1869 Margaret Blair; 9 children.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 86;
Research by and records of The Bigelow Society historian/genealogist;
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I.
Subject: Margaret Carr
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 08:54:57 -0300
From: Jean Calder Zinck  <   >

Dear Rod,  Do you have any idea of who Margaret Kerr(Carr) was, the one who married George Bigelow on December 17, 1827. Do you know where they were married? I think I am related to her. George Bigelow was said to have deformed hands and feet. Did this show up in any of their descendants. My father who was a descendant of Margaret(maybe) was crippled in the spine and I was just wondering if his affliction was a fluke or an inherited condition. If you know anything about Margaret I would really appreciate the information.  Thanks.. Jean
Subject: St. Eustache
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 20:46:53 -0600
From:  "Donald H. Sinclair" <   >

If George Bigelow served under my great-great grandfather Captain John Sinclair of the Loyal Chatham Volunteers at St. Eustache Quebec 1837, his pay records will be on micro film reel B-2911 & C3365 at the Canadian Archives and can be borrowed throught your Library.
Have fun        Donald H. Sinclair

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