Children of John A. and Isabel (Whitehead) Bigelow, all born at Birmingham:
15198.1321t Mortimer Osborne, b 05 Nov
1870 Birmingham, Oakland County, MI; d 11 Dec 1934 (aged 64)
Imperial Beach, San Diego County, CA; m (1) 1899 Martha Agnes
Hennessy (1871-1901), m (2) 1909 Elizabeth Simpson; res. NY; 1
15198.1322t Bertha Alliene; b 24 June 1875 Birmingham, MI; d 10 Nov 1963 (aged 88) Royal Oak, Oakland County, MI; m 25 Sept 1902 Irwin R. Neff; res. Birmingham; 2 children. (see below)
15198.1323t Elizabeth Eloise "Bessie", b 25 Nov 1879 Birmingham, MI; d 14 Feb 1979 (aged 92) ; m (1) 1910 Timothy Reynolds Donovan (1867-1931), m (2) John Graham (1905-1986); 2 children. (see below)
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II , p 335;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Correspondence between Bigelow Society historian/genealogist and family members.
Captain J. Allen Bigelow, a Civil War veteran and grandfather of the late TV personality Mort Neff, was instrumental in obtaining the Confederate cannon which was supported on a custom made cement base. The cannon was melted down during World War II, but the cement base can still be seen on the BIRMINGHAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM's lawn at the corner of Southfield and Maple. It is very obvious since it still bears a "FORT MORGAN" inscription.
From: Michigan Volunteers 1861 -1865:
Bigelow, John Allen, East Bloomfield. Enlisted in company G. First Cavalry, as Bugler, Aug. 13, 1861, at Pontiac, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Sept. 7, 1861. Paroled prisoner. Honorably discharged at Washington, DC, June 16, 1862. Re-entered service. Enlisted in company A, Fifth Cavalry, as Bugler, Aug. 26, 1862, at East Bloomfield. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Cheif Bugler Nov. 1, 1862. Honorably discharge to accept promotion Jan. 25, 1864. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company E, Aug. 18, 1863. Mustered Jan. 26, 1864. Wounded in action at Winchester, VA, Sept. 19, 1864. Commissioned First Lieutenant Oct. 27, 1864. Mustered Dec. 19, 1864. Brevet Captain, U.S. Volunteers, March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war. Honorably discharged for disability April 5, 1865, on account of wounds received in action. Present residence Birmingham, Mich.