Israel L. 7 BIGELOW

15923.71      Israel  7 BIGELOW, son of  Israel 6,Isaac 5 , Isaac 4 Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John 1) and Eunice (KATHAN) BIGELOW, was born at Dummerston, Windham, VT on 20 October 1795. When he was but a boy, his father moved the family to Pennsylvania and settled in Westmoreland county. Israel was a physician and moved to Centre county, PA. His marriage records are scarce, but his first wife was Nancy A Soffer, born 09/06/1794  and died 08/26/1824. (see below) After Nancy's death Israel L 15923.71 married Sarah Miller, born 01/10/1799 and died 08/11/? (reported as Elizabeth and also Martha  see below) Miller, born ca 1784, the daughter of Jesse (Miller) and Elizabeth (__) Miller of Westmoreland county. Israel died intestate in Washington township, about 1842, leaving a considerable family. His widow soon remarried, possibly to ______ Altman (a numerous name in that area). We have no further trace of her (she died between 1856 and 1860, over 72 yrs old) and are unable to satisfactorily name the children beyond the oldest son. We suggest the following who may be his:

Children of Israel and Nancy (Soffer) Bigelow, all born Westmoreland co, PA:

15923.711t    Israel Stover, Dr., b 11 July 1819; d 21 March 1900 Dubuque, Dubuque co, IA; m 26 December 1839 Margaret Bughman; 12 children.

15923.712     Jemima, b 1820 according to cemetery records; m after 1850 Joseph Peoples as his second wife - first wife was Nancy ____ .

Children of Israel and Margaret? Martha (Miller) Bigelow, all born Westmoreland co., PA:

15923.713     Eunice Kathan, b 15 April 1826; d 02 May 1886; m 1848 John Irwin.

15923.714     Lebbeus Miller, b 17 June 1828; d 09 Aug 1894, bur. Melat cemetery, near Coal City, Venango co., PA; m 1854 Hannah ___  and had at least 11 to 14 children; Lebbeus served in Civil war, Co. K, 4th PA Calvary; Hannah's headstone states b 1836 d 18 Sept 1900 while her Obit. states 05 March 1839; she had 5 brothers and 2 sisters.(see below)

15923.715     Sarah, b ca 1833; mentioned in her grandparent's (Millers) will and living with them.

15923.716     Marcus L., b 22 March 1834; d 01 June 1910 at Grapeville, Westmoreland, PA; m Anna Margaret Davis; 8 children.

15923.717     Daniel, b ca 1838; in 1850 was living with his sister Eunice and husband.

Very possible child: Mary Ann, b 13 Feb 1816 Westmoreland co.; d 15 Aug 1875 Rising Sun, Polk co., IA; m 23 Mar 1839?(1836) William Wesley Wilson; 10 children. 

Other possible children show up in records, all unnamed: b 1817, b 1823, b 1830. Connection possible, but remote.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II, pg 138;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 344 as Israel J. Bigelow; only Israel Stover listed as child;
research by Bigelow Society historian/genealogist and in her records;
Hannah's obit. and headstone;
Franklin Library, Franklin, PA;
Melat cemetery. records.
New Note:
Subject: Bigelow CORRECTIONS
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 14:54:02 -0500
From: "Jessica or Bobbi" <>
 Hi Rod,
I want to correct a mistake that was made on 15923.711t Israel S. Bigelow.  I gave his parent
as Eunice Bigelow 15923.713 that is not true....His parents are the following:  15923.71 Israel L Bigelow and Nancy A Soffer Born 09/06/1794  Died 08/26/1824.  At this time Israel S 15923.711t went to live with his uncle 15923.77t Dr. Eliphaz Bigelow.  After Nancy's death Israel L 15923.71 married Sarah Miller Born
01/10/1799 and died 08/11/?   This is all written in Bigelow family bible records that were received from the Westmoreland Co. Historical
Society.     Also a another mistake made on this line is that Israel L.15923.71  died in Centre Co. PA not Center Co. OH.
The children of 15923.711 Israel Stover Bigelow his child 15923.7119t Israel S. Bigelow is actually Isaac S Bigelow he was also the youngest son.  His birth date was correct as being 01/27/1859.  His marriage date was also correct as 09/29/1887.  The wife listed is incorrect.  His wife was Mary A. VanDuyce of Dubuque, Iowa and one daughter Emily born 04/29/1889.  Emily married a J. M. Dick of Aurora, ILL.  There was also a son Israel who is not listed,  he lived in Bozeman, Montana then moved to Long View, Washington.  This can be verified by history of Dubuque County, Iowa 1911.  The Dubuque Herald Thursday March 22, 1900  the obit of Dr I. S. Bigelow. The Telegraph Herald, December 12, 1927.  The obit of Dr. I. S. Bigelow.   I have all ready sent you a copy of those papers.
Bobbie   (and jana)

Modified - 05/10/2010
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