Henry 6 BIGELOW
16167.1 Henry 6 BIGELOW,
son of Simeon 5 ( John 4 , Joshua 3
, Joshua 2, John
1), and Sarah (FOSTER) BIGELOW, was born 16 September
1781 at Conway, Franklin county, MA. The family moved to Brandon, VT and
there he married, on 10 October 1810, Lucy Barnes. She was born 01 November
1790 at Brandon. Lucy was the daughter of Deacon Moses Barnes. Henry served
in the military Capt. of Militia in Brandon, VT. They lived a few years in
Brandon, then moved to Salisbury, Addison county, VT, and from there to Williamsville,
Erie county, NY. There Henry died 13 March 1859; his widow Lucy died 24 November
1885. (see new notes below)
Children of Henry and Lucy (Barnes) Bigelow:
16167.11t Harry Foster,
b 16 Sept 1811 Brandon, VT; d ____ Williamsville, NY; m Mary Lucy Staples.
16167.12 Lucy Leonora, b 07 Dec 1812 Brandon, VT;
d ____ ; m 16 Sep 1855 Jacob Van Brunt; in 1888 res Westmoreland, KS, where
she was in business. No issue.
16167.13t Lovine, b
22 June 1814 Brandon, VT; d 18 June 1872 Kalamazoo, MI; m 01 Oct 1847 Simon
Bothwick; res Kalamazoo, MI. 4 children.
16167.14 Louisa, b 30 Apr 1816 Salisbury, VT; d
____ ; m 16 Apr 1880 Philip C. Schuyler; he was first Secretary of State in
KS, and d 16 July 1872; in 1888 she was living Westmoreland, KS. No issue.
16167.15 Laura Tenney,
b _ Apr 1818 Salisbury, VT; d 09 Jan 1842 Amherst, NY; m ____ 1838 Charles
J. Campbell. 2 children.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume I page 305;
Howe,Bigelow Family of America.
Henry BIGELOW, served in the military Capt. of Militia in Brandon, VT. He
was born on 16 Sep 1781 in Shelburne,
MA. He died on 13 Mar 1859 in Amherst, NY. He lived in Salisbury, Addison
Co., VT. He lived in Barre, NY. 5 Children.
Henry BIGELOW and Lucy BARNES were married on 10 Oct 1810 in Brandon, VT.
Lucy BARNES (daughter of Deacon
Moses BARNES) was born on 1 Nov 1790 in Brandon, VT. She died on 24 Nov
1885 in Williamsville, NY.
Henry BIGELOW and Lucy BARNES had the following children:
+233 i. Harry Foster BIGELOW (born on 16 Sep 1811).
+234 ii. Lucy Leonora BIGELOW (born on 7 Dec 1812).
+235 iii. Lovine BIGELOW (born on 22 Jun 1814).
+236 iv. Louisa BIGELOW (born on 30 Apr 1816).
+237 v. Laura Tenney BIGELOW (born in Apr 1818).
Bigelow Saltbox House, Amherst, New York Museum
Circa 1860. This house, in a style more commonly found in New England, was
probably built in 1840 by Henry Bigelow. The house stood on the Bigelows'
Ransom Creek farm and may have been occupied by the farm manager and his
family during the mid-19th century.
We believe that Henry Bigelow built the left side of the house in the 1840s
and added the right side in the 1850s. Henry died in 1857 and his wife deeded
the house to their son, Harry Foster Bigelow, in 1859. Harry sold
the property to John Blocher in 1890. The building was moved to Amherst Museum
Because a "salt-box" shaped house was very popular in colonial New England
and Bigelow was from Brandon, Vermont, he most likely built the kind of structure
that he knew from his childhood. The older section of the house has exposed
corner beams while the newer section does not; the floorboards are different
in each part. The house was built with the two stairways but no connecting
doorway upstairs. This was rare, but not unheard of in older homes. Though
we do not know how all the rooms were originally used, we have chosen to
use the first room on the left as a bedroom for the parents and the room
on the right as the parlor. The rooms in the rear of the house are interpreted
as the kitchen, workroom, and storage area.
The wallpapers in the parlor and bedroom are reproductions from the 1860s.
The striped wall-to-wall reproduction carpet is typical for the same period.
The furniture in all of the rooms are mid-19th century. The 1860s cooking
stove was purchased in 2000 from a company in Maine that specializes in antique
cooking and heating stoves.
Modified - 12/30/2005
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Rod Bigelow - Director
Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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