Henry Woodruff 7 BIGELOW

15146.11     Henry Woodruff 7 BIGELOW, son of Ephraim 6 (Nathan 5, John 4, John 3, Samuel 2, John 1), and Polly (WOODRUFF) BIGELOW, was born 09 December 1795 at Peru, Clinton, NY. He married (1)11 October 1821 Betsy Levanway, b ca 1803-1804; d 18 August 1823 and married (2) on 15 December 1825, Henry Beech, Justice of the Peace, officiating, Julia Levanway. She was born about 1895 - parents unknown. They lived many years at Peru, but by 1850 this family was in St. Lawrence county, NY and a bit later moved into the Quad City area where Henry died 28 August 1855 (either Davenport, IA or Rock Island, IL), of "dyspepsia". On 24 May 1867 Julia applied for a mother's pension on behalf of sons John and Opher lost in the Civil War, but by the time the application was processed, (in 1869), she had died (these documents are on file in Bigelow Soc Library). Family records state that she died October 1866. In view of her application, the date 1867 is more probable. Family records also state 13 children, but the application and census support 14 children.

Children of Henry and Julia (Levanway) Bigelow all born Peru, Clinton county, NY:

15146.111      James (also as John) Riley, b 12 July 1826 (age 24 in 1850 and 34 in 1860 when he was living with his mother in Rock Island); married ca 1851 Nesta (Neita) (Mary M.) Foster; an affidavit of 1867 states: "went to Pike's Peak, not heard from in 2 years and presumed dead"; 1 son DeForest.

15146.112t     Joseph Curtis (called Curtis), b 20 April 1827; single in 1850; was a Capt. in Civil War; remained in NY where he m (unknown) and had 3 children who later moved to IA.

15146.113      Elizabeth, b 20 Sept 1828; m before 1850 Hubert Higgins and said to have lived and d in MN.

15146.114t     Edwin Wallace, b 08 May 1830; d 21 June 1890 Yates Center, Woodson, KS; m 14 March 1854 Margaret Ann McGavran, b 22 Dec 1832; d 17 March 1910; 10 children.

15146.115      Caroline, b 24 May 1832; d 21 Aug 1855 (same week as father) Rock Island co., IL.

15146.116      Harriet Jane, b 15 Oct 1833; d 23 Aug 1834.

15146.117      George L., b 13 March 1835; said to have married and had 2 sons: George and Henry; res Jasper co., MO and Kansas City, MO; wounded in Civil War.

15146.118t     William Henry, b 22 Jan 1837; d 05 Sept 1920 Edmonds, WA; m (1)22 Nov 1860 Rock Island, IL Jane Broderick and (2) 16 Sept 1915 Sarah Roe; 3 children.

15146.119      Ira, b 13 Aug 1839 (ae 10 in 1850); in 1867 said to have been living in LA.

15146.11A     Wesley, 0l Sept 1841; d 06 Aug 1844.

15146.11B      John George, b 18 Sept 1843; d 09 Mar (19 Dec?) 1862 of pneumonia while serving 1st U. S. Cavalry of Rock Island (wounded in thigh and abdomen 07 Mar 1862); buried Carlisle's Old Graveyard, Cumberland county, PA.

15146.11C      Opher Conant, b 02 Oct 1845; d 07t March 1862 Pea Ridge, Arkansas of wounds; served as Pvt. in 37th Regt. IL volunteers; unm.

15146.11D      Charles Carrol, b 19 June 1848; d______ Spokane, WA; m and left issue.

15146.11E      Marcena Higgins (or Marcellus Higgins), b 21 March 1849; d 25 Feb 1912 Spokane, WA; m Mary ___ ; at one time a deputy sheriff, owned a tavern and with brother, Charles, had banking interests in Spokane. He and Charles came west as carpenters with the railroad.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II page 30;
various censuses;
military and pension records;
marriage and cemetery records;
correspondence with descendants.
Subject: Henry Bigelow
Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 02:21:51 EDT
From:  Patsy Gannon      WrenPG@aol.com
I am doing a search on the Bigelow family for a friend of mine. I have a copy of a letter that was orally given by Lucy May Bigelow to her daughter Marla Mae Carter when Lucy was 87 yrs old in 1964. In the letter she tells of John Bigelow marrying Mary Warren and of their son Joshua's marriage to Elizabeth Flegg. Then there seems to be a generation missing and she says, "Your great great grandfather Henry Bigelow born in 1794 and your great great grandmother, Julia Levanway was born in 1806. They were descendants of some of the colonists Bigelow." Can you tell me how this Henry and Julia were related to John and Mary or if they were even related at all? Also, I did some extensive research on the LDS Site and was tracing the
Warren Line, before I found you and your site. Can you tell me if a William De Warren really married Gundried Princess of England in abt 1077 and if her lineage goes back as far as 190??? You may not know the answers to all these questions, but I wanted to ask to be sure. I don't want to give my girlfriend alot of wrong information, and I am fairly new with the genealogy, but run into very nice people that are more than willing to help. Thank you for any information you can give me on these people.
It really gets confusing when you see so many dates for the same person. Patsy Gannon   wrenpg@aol.com 

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