15336.3 Joseph 6 BIGELOW, son of Paul 5 ( Cornelius 4( Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) and Hannah (OBER) BIGELOW, was born 22 July 1767 at Westborough, Worcester county, MA. The family removed to Windham county, VT circa 1783, and Joseph married, on 1 Nov 1791 at Townshend, VT, Sarah Higgins. She was born circa 1769. They moved to Montreal, Quebec, where Joseph and his brothers founded City Nail and Iron Works, a small foundry. Joseph and his wife were members of St. Gabriel's Presbyterian Church. The nail factory, first of its kind in Quebec, was in the family for three generations, after which it went through several changes of ownership and location, merging with other companies to become Stelco Ltd. of Hamilton, Ont. Family tradition says that Joseph erected log dwellings for his workmen, obtaining lumber, as well as charcoal and potash, from his brother and nephews in Chatham township, Argenteuil county. Joseph died 8 Nov 1827 in Montreal, and his wife Sarah on 21 Jan 1860 aged 90 years. She is interred at Mount Royal cemetery.
Children of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Bigelow, all born Montreal, Que:
15336.31 Laura, b 1794; d 6 May 1829 Montreal; unm.
15336.32 Alured, b 1796; d 24 Dec 1827 Montreal, unmarried.
15336.33t Clara, b 20 Oct 1797; d 10 Jan 1874 New York City, NY; m 10 June 1823 Joseph Fraser. 6 children.
15336.34 Sarah, b 20 Oct 1799; d 13 May 1833 New York; unmarried.
15336.35t Thomas Dean, b 7 May 1801; d 18 July 1863 Monteal, Que; m (1)1 Aug 1825 Sophia Roy; (2)1848 Rose McClintock; res Montreal. 3 known children.
15336.36 George, b ca 1805; d 8 Nov 1834; unmarried.
15336.37 Louisa, b ca 1808; died in infancy.
15336.38 Joseph Portland, b ca 1810; d 15 Dec 1836;unm.
15336.39 Albert, b ca 1812; d 21 Mar 1876 Hamilton, Wentworth co, Ont, unmarried. An inventor of mining and farming machinery, including a proto-type of the rotary tiller.
15336.3A Charles Lucius, b ca 1814; d 20 Nov 1848.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 238-239;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records of VT;
cemetery records Montreal;
Archivist, Stelco, Ltd. of Canada.