Jonathan 5 BIGELOW

12169    Jonathan 5 BIGELOW, son of Jonathan 4 (Jonathan 3,Jonathan2, John1) and Tabitha (COLEMAN) BIGELOW, was born about 1756 in Hartford, Hartford county, CT. He married (1) circa 1780 Louisa WEBSTER, supposedly daughter of Medad and Elizabeth (HOLDEN) WEBSTER, born 1757 in Hartford. She died 06 March 1795. Jonathan married (2) 24 Jan 1796 Ruth STEELE, daughter of James and Mary (SKINNER) STEELE. She was born 13 September 1757 Hartford. Jonathan died 10 July 1809, leaving a number of children. Ruth died _ August 1825. There is some confusion, as two of their daughters, perhaps three, appear in Howe's genealogy as daughters of a Samuel Bigelow; it may be that Samuel Bigelow took these three children into his household. (Howe states that the wife of Jonathan died 06 March 1795, aged 37 years (Louisa Webster?))
1790 census: CT-Hartford-Hartford-Jonathan Bigelow: 1-3-2-0-0.

There are few records of this family, but a partial list includes:

12169.1    William, b ca 1784; d 1801 in the West Indies, ae 17.

12169.2    Eunice, bapt 24 Sept 1793, ae 3 weeks; d 26 Sep 1793 (child mentioned in Howe 47).

12169.3    Thomas Coleman, bapt 07 May 1797.

12169.4    Samuel, bapt 07 May 1797. He may have been born well before 1797. (b 1785?) (see below)

12169.5    Louisa?, listed as a child of Samuel Bigelow- 12959 in Howe's Bigelow Family of America.

Children by second wife Ruth:

12169.6    James Steele, bapt 07 May 1797.

12169.7    Mary, bapt 15 Sep 1799; d 13 Jan 1884 Hartford; unm; listed as a child of Samuel Bigelow in Howe's Bigelow Family of America.

12169.8    Ruth, bapt 29 Oct 1801; d 1882 Hartford, unm; listed as child of Samuel Bigelow in Howe's Bigelow Family of America.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.87-88;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America, page 47 child of Jonathan 4 ;
Barbour, Families of Early Hartford;
early Hartford church records.
The baptisms may have taken place well after birth....................ROD 

New Note 08/14/06:
From: Pamela Klein  < >   and
Richard H. Zimmerman  <  >

Samuel ( ), Bigelow, son of _____________ Bigelow and Mary (Lyman) Bigelow, was born
     In a letter from Richard Hale Zimmerman, 507 Leighton Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20901-4825, dated 20 Apr 2004:
"Samuel Bigelow was born in Connecticut, possibly Hartford, at some point  between 1775 and 1800.  He is mentioned in G. B. Howe's work, "Genealogy of the Bigelow Family of America" in which the information was supplied by his grandson, George  
In this account, Samuel was supposed to have been born in 1776, his father died soon after and his mother, Mary Lyman Bigelow, then married a man named Conn.  Dick Zimmerman was unable to confirm any of this in his 13 March 2004 letter.  U. S. Census records for 1810 through 1840 recorded only a range of years for those enumerated and from these one can deduce a birth date for Samuel anytime between 1775 and 1800.  Census records for 1850 (age 65) and 1860 (age 75) indicate a birth date in the latter half of 1784 or the first half of 1785.  His tombstone seen in July 2003 indicates that he died 23 December 1863 at age 81, indicating a birth date in 1782.
   "...Census records show that he lived in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1810, 1820, 1830 after which he is recorded in Streetsboro Township, Portage County, Ohio.  Pat Bigelow indicated that he moved to Streetsboro in 1833 ("Forge:  The Bigelow Society Quarterly" 17(2):27,30;1988)  In Salisbury, he married Phebe Minard (born 20 October 1793 in Salisbury) about 1809 "Forge, same ref".  All eight of their children were born there and the seventh, Hiram L., died when about a year old and is buried at Town Hill Cemetery, Salisbury.
   "...Portage County in northeastern Ohio is part of the Western Reserve of Connecticut, also called New Connecticut, and this entire region had many early settlers from Connecticut ("Harlan Hatcher, The Western Reserve; The Story of New Connecticut in Ohio, Bobbs-Merrill 1949).  The first settlers arrived in Streetsboro in 1822, although the Township itself did not become independent of the adjoining townships until 1827.
   "Phebe Minard Bigelow died 18 July 1849 at the age of 56 years, 6 months (source: tombstone, Streetsboro Cemetery, Streetsboro Twp., Portage Co., Ohio).  In 1850, Samuel was recorded on the U.S. Census with the family of his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Robert Smith.  He married 4 November 1850 Elizabeth R. Bow (born about 1798), who apparently survived him.  He died 23 December 1863 and was buried in Streetsboro (source: U.S. Census 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860; Early Marriage Bonds of Ohio - Portage Co.; Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly, 17(2):27,30;1988; family group sheet from Patricia Bigelow; tombstone, Streetsboro Cemetery, Streetsboro Twp., Portage Co., Ohio)."

Rod Bigelow
Box 13  Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929