15133.77    James 7 BIGELOW, son of Solomon 6 ( Charles 5 , Joseph 4, John 3, Samuel 2, John 1), and his second wife Julia (RUSSELL) BIGELOW, was born at Sherborn, MA 13 May 1813. He married 29 September 1836 Anna Maria Partridge, the daughter of Henry Partridge, a well known manufacturer of farming implements. Anna Maria was born at Medway, MA 09 June 1814. They lived in Sherborn where James was a prominent citizen. During the gold excitement, he started for California, but died in Panama 07 April 1850 (see below) of a climatical disease during a wait of 40 days for passage to California. In 1888, his widow was living in Blackstone, MA.
Children of James and Anna Maria (Partridge) Bigelow, all born at Sherborn:

15133.771t    Anna Maria, b 02 July 1837; d 24 Dec 1858 National City, CA; m 24 Dec 1858 Benjamin Allen Burbeck; 3 children.

15133.772t    William Henry, b 30 Aug 1839; m 02 Sept 1869 Jane Adeline Gates; 1 child.
15133.773     Henry Partridge, b Os Sept 1841; d 29 Nov 1851.
15133.774     James Francis, b 05 Nov 1843; d 17 Nov 1844.
15133.775     Caroline Stearns, b 18 Mar 1846; m 05 Oct 1870 Edward Perry b 20 Sept 1847; d 03 Aug 1873; no children.

15133.776t    James Russell, b 08 Oct 1848; m 17 June 1879 Sarah Evans Barnes.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II , p 25;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records of MA towns.

Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 15:03:34 -0400
From: "Charles Dunford" <cldunford@gmail.com>
Dear Rod,
I thought that you might be interested in this Bigelow link.
   Mary Pratt, born 29 Oct 1829 in Sherborn, was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann (Hooker) Pratt. She first married Albert Green of Sherborn in San
Francisco on 17 March 1855. In the 1860 Sherborn census, Mary, now married to Amos Bigelow, is living with Amos and her daughter Emma Green, age 4.
Albert Green, his brother William, Elbridge Sanger and William Holbrook left Sherborn together for the California goldfields in 1850 with my great great
grandfather, James Bigelow (15133.77). I have letters written by Elbridge describing James' illness and death at Panama City. A later letter from
Albert to James' widow Anna Maria describes plans to return his body to Sherborn. The Green family lived on 54 North Main St in Sherborn, just
across the street from James and Anna Maria (Partridge) in a house formerly owned by her father Henry Partridge.....Charlie
Charles Dunford
44414 Sunset Maple Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147

Modified - 06/09/2008
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