Harvey 7 BIGELOW

16355.51     Harvey 7 BIGELOW, son of  Harvey 6 ( Otis 5 Asa 4, Lieut. John 3, Joshua 2, John 1) , and Eliza (BRIGGS) BIGELOW, was born at Halfmoontown, Rensselaer, NY on 04 July 1816. He was married twice, his first marriage was to Rosina Hurlburt on 17 September 1839. She died at Dowagiac, MI in. 1842 and he married 04 September 1843 Laura Hurlburt. Both were sisters, and daughters of Jared Hurlburt. Laura was born in 1815 at Hartford, CT. Harvey was a cabinet maker and furniture manufacturer. He died at Dowagiac, Cass, MI in 1893 and his widow there in 1895. Both Harvey and Rosina are buried at Riverside cemetery, Dowagiac. Harvey Bigelow was among the prominent business men of Dowagiac.  He was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business there.  He was born in Half Moon, Rensaelaer Co., NY on the 4th of July 1816, son of Harvey Sr., a native of CT.  Harvey Sr. moved to Michigan in 1843 settling at LaGrange (now Dowagiac), Cass co., MI.  Harvey Jr. was reared in NY and came to Michgian 1837, locating in Dowagiac.  He was in the cabinet-maker business for 14 years.  He had the first cabinet making shop in Cass co. and also the first in Dowagiac.  He started life without means and through industry and energy, accumulated a "competency".  However, in 1881 his store was burned to the ground at a $20,000 loss, his life savings.  He was undaunted by this and started working again and succeeded a second time.

Children of Harvey and Laura (Hurlburt) Bigelow, all born at La Grange, Cass, MI:

16355.511t    Charles Hurlburt, b 29 July l845; d 14 July 1919 Dowagiac; m 24 Sept 1868 Adelaide Rebecca Chandler; 2 children.

16355.512t    Harvey S., a twin, b 1848; d 1919 Santa Ana, CA; m 12 June 1870 Sarah Jane Foster; 1 child.

16355.513t    Herman M., a twin, b_____1848; d_____ Portland, OR; m Sarah Cullum; 3 children.

16355.514t    Otis, b 15 Aug. 1854; d 14 Dec 1942 Dewagiac, MI; m (1)1882 Anna Tuttle and (2)14 April 1915 Julia Ann Lieber; 2 children.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. II page. 255;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
research and censuses in MI.
Note:  Cass co., MI has changed boundaries since burial of this couple.
Birthplace of children needs to be rechecked.

Modified - 04/21/2008
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