15336.51      Hiram 7 BIGELOW, son of Cornelius 6 ( Paul 5 , Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John1 and Persis (HARRIS) BIGELOW, was born 1793 (headstone) at Bennington (or Townsend), VT. He moved with his parents to Quebec at an early age and grew up in Chatham township of what is now Argenteuil county, but was then called York. He was married and a father before 1820. His wife, Nancy C. Lemieux, died about 1825. He married (2) about 1826 Mrs. Mary (Smith) Smith (see below), called Pol Smith, a widow of Samuel Smith whom she had married in 1813. She was born in VT the daughter of James and Elizabel (Mills) Smith, at Newbury, Orange co, VT and died at Buckingham, Quebec on 14 March 1885. Hiram homesteaded in Buckingham township. He farmed and logged in the area. Although he was born in the United States, Hiram claimed that he was a Canadian citizen when he took up land. No record has been found that he was a citizen of Canada. He died in Buckingham on 25 July 1891. Both Hiram and Mary are buried at St Stephen's village cemetery. (see Smith photo below)

Children of Hiram and Nancy (Lemieux) Bigelow:

15336.511       Robert, named on his father's land patent in 1834; unm.

15336.512       John, b ca 1813; with his wife was confirmed at St. Stephen's church in 1867. He is alleged to have died about 1900 without leaving any children except an adopted son.

15336.513t    Amelia, b ca 1815 Chatham, Argenteuil, Que.; died before 1861; m 17 December 1835 David Newton; 7 children.

Children of Hiram and Mary (Smith) Smith Bigelow:

15336.514t    Charles, b 17 July 1827 Buckingham, Que.; d 13 Jan 1911 Buckingham; m 21 Jan 1853 (55?)(see below) Nancy Agnes Lonsdale; res. Glen Almond; 10 children.

15336.515t    Persis Ellen, b ca 1830 Buckingham (bapt 1842); d 17 July 1915 Buckingham; m 27 Aug 1855 Elisha Newton; 6 children.

15336.516      Hiram, b 11 April (June) 1833; d 20 April 1896 Glen Almond; buried St. Stephen's Village cemetery; a farmer and logger; unmarried.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 84.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 192; child; #778-1797
Vital records, church and cemetery records VT and Que;
research and personal knowledge of Bigelow Society historian/genealogist and her records
Note: Snail mail from E.C. Harlow; Scarborough, Ontario. 24 Feb 2008;
Subject: Hiram Bigelow
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 12:32:52 -0800 (PST)
From: the Smiths <  cheman207@yahoo.com  >
I have visited your excellent web page of the Bigelows and read with special interest about Hiram Bigelow #15336.51.  The mention of his second wife, Mary Smith connects to some of my family information.  The Smith family is a bit complex since Johnson and James Smith were brothers who married two sisters, Martha and Elizabeth Mills.  Each couple had large families and inevitably some repeating names.  Mary Smith the dau of James and Elizabeth only had one marriage to the best of my knowledge.  You have all other information about her the same as I understand it.  However, I feel a different Mary Smith was the wife of Samuel Smith.  They married in 1813 but Samuel didn't die until 11 Dec 1827 [according to descendants' Bible record] and he was buried in Chatham on 13 Dec [according to Chatham church record].  Also, Mary Smith is still listed as widow in the 1871 Chatham census.  She died 20 May 1873 in Chatham.  I suspect she is the dau of  Thomas Smith and Elizabeth Parcher, or of Johnson Smith and Martha Mills.  I would greatly appreciate knowing any other information you have
found on the Smiths.  There are a lot of inter-relationships!  Years ago I corresponded with Pat Bigelow of the Bigelow Society when she lived in Alaska.  I see you reside in Massena so we are almost neighbors since I'm near Plattsburgh.  Looking forward to your thoughts on this.  N. Smith

I received this photo from the files of the late Pat Bigelow............................ROD  09/02/05
Both Smith and Parcher families mentioned on the back:
This could be Gladys Smith, who m McGinnis, as she lived at Barrie, Ont.
Her mother was Melinda Parcher. Gladys would be Geraldine's sister.

Modified - 04/14/2009
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