Children of Jabez and Betsy (McINTOSH) BIGELOW, as given in Howe's Bigelow genealogy:
16C52.l Elizabeth McIntosh, b 12 July 1788 Newbury, VT; d ____ 1863; m Daniel DARLING.
16C52.2t Jabez, b 25 Nov 1789 Newbury, VT; d 13 Nov 1850; m Eleanor Chamberlain. 3 children.
16C52.3 John, b 08 Aug 1791 Newbury, VT; died there 05 Sep 1791.
16C52.4 Roxalana, b 15 Oct 1794 Ryegate, VT; d 20 Dec 1863; m John Slyc.
16C52.5 Sirena, b 19 Dec 1796 Ryegate, VT; d 10 Dec 1868; m James T. Bailey. both buried in Massena, NY(see below)
16C52.6 Cynthia, b 4 Mar 1799 Ryegate, VT; d 09 Apr 1883; m Robert G. Nelson.
16C52.7 Laura, b 13 Apr 1802; Ryegate, VT; d 13 Jan 1872; unm.
16C52.8 John, b 28 Dec 1803 Ryegate, VT; d 12 Apr 1891 Ryegate; m 26 Dec 1836 Mary C. Thompson; 5 children.
16C52.9 Knowlton, b 27 Mar 1806; d 07 May 1806 Ryegate.
16C52.A Mary, b 20 Mar 1807, d 01 Apr 1811 Ryegate.
16C52.B Anna, b 24 July 1809, d 01 Oct 1811 Ryegate.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.184-185;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
VT vital records;
letters of Jabez Bigelow family;
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly, vol 4, pp. 59-61.
e-mail from Jeanette Golden Cameron....email@example.com, 04 Sep 2000 to Rod;
Ed Easlick, firstname.lastname@example.org sent file of family 02 Nov 2000.
Just a note to give you a quick report about our trip to Vermont. It was a wonderful trip. The weather was wonderful and even though we live in the foothills of the Berkshires and in the shadow of the Catskills we felt like "flatlanders" in the Green Mountains of Vermont. It has been 30 years since I have been there and I had forgotten how beautiful it was.
We started off in the Town Clerks office of Ryegate Corners. The clerk was very helpful and I was able to find many of the Bigelow records, ie. birth, death and etc.
There were no surprises there but I bought the History of Ryegate, published in 1906 . It has the Bigelow genealogy as it pertains to that town. I found that Jabez 6 died as a result of being kicked by a horse. The town clerk told us where the cemeteries were and we went searching. The first one was easy to find and we were able to find the graves of the John Bigelows. The next cemetery was more of a challenge to find. It was on a dirt road way up a mountain. We found no Bigelows there. By now it was late and the offices in Newbury were closed so we found a motel, ate and settled in for the night. In reading the town history book that night I found that Jabez 5 was buried at Wells River( the town between Ryegate and Newbury) In the morning we stopped at one of the little tourist info booths and asked where the cemetery was.
Well, this was a trip and a half. The cemetery is up a mountain and behind a farm. One must go into the farmers driveway and proceed through to the cemetery. Fred and I went stone by stone looking for Jabez. It is not an easy task as many of the stones are in poor condition and almost impossible to read. At the very end of the cemetery were a group of stones that appeared to have no writing on them and were old. We looked behind them and found that the writing on them was on the other side. There, big as life were Jabez 5 and Jabez 6. Very exciting for me!!!! This was my first real find. I must say
that it was almost spiritual and we are now rethinking our decision about cremation. I took pictures and hope they come out well enough to read. The stones were in really good shape considering how some of the others around them looked.
We visited the Newbury clerk next and got no info. I will get all of this info together after I read the books,( I bought the Newbury History too). I will create pages about the Jabez's along with the pictures and scan them in to send you. If you want anything else let me know. There is a lot of info re John 6 Bigelow in this book. That info may already be in circulation.
Next, I guess I have to work on Paschal 7. Thanks...Grace Bigelow Conover E-mail B4Dstorm@aol.com
Subject: Looking for a Bigelow in my tree.
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 11:32:49 +0000
From: Jeanette Cameron < email@example.com >
I am trying to find the area, (NY?) family of, or just about anything for a women named Sevina (Sirena) Bigelow.
I have her husbands name, James T. Bayley (Bailey). I also have the name of her son James P. Bayley (who was said to have
been born in VT) and was married to Tryphena (Triphena) Catlin/ Cotlin born in NY.
The first mention of any dates I have for this group would be the birth of James and Tryphena's daughter, Ann Marie(or Maria) Bayley born 15 June 1849 in NY.
If this shot in the dark hits a target would you be so kind as to email me? Thank you in advance for allowing my imposition.
Sincerely, Jan <Jeanette Golden Cameron>