Children of Levi and Margaret (Kilbreath) Bigelow:
16228.81 John, b _ Mar 1808 Ogdensburg, NY; d there 10 June 1809.
16228.82t James Kilbreath, b 23 Dec 1809 Ogdensburg, NY; d ____ ; m 06 May 1837 Mary Duff; res 1888 Chicago, IL. 5 children.
16228.83t Ellen Sophia, b 03 Sept 1812 Ameliasburg,Ont; d ___ ; m 14 Feb 1837 John Beavis; res Oak Park, IL. 8 children.
16228.84 John, b 23 Feb 1815 Toronto, Ont; d 04 Sept 1851.
16228.85t Sarah Maria, b 06 Mar 1817 Toronto, Ont; d 25 Dec 1874 Port Hope, Ont; m 24 Nov 1839 Robert Charles Smith. 8 children.
16228.86t William, b 29 Mar 1819; d ____ ; m 09 Nov 1850 Rebecca Ann Graham; res Marmora, Ont. 5 daughters.
16228.87t Margaret Catherine, b 20 June 1821 Toronto, Ont; d 30 Oct 1883 Peterborough, Ont; m 1 Jan 1850 Dalton Ullyott. 6 children.
16228.88t Robert Charles, b 15 Sept 1824 Port Hope, Ont; d ____ ; m 26 June 1849 Clarissa Walt; res 1888 Chicago, IL. 5 children.
16228.89 Robert, b 5 June 1826 Port Hope, Ont;
d 6 Nov 1829 Port Hope, Ont. [The unusualness of this younger son named
for the elder one, leaves some doubt as to whether there might not be an
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume I page 314;
Big Soc errs in assigning 16227.8 to Levi; and lists Levi 5 as father.
Howe,Bigelow Family of America;
censuses Ont 1851, 1861;
citizenship papers for Benjamin Bigelow;
VT vital reconds;
court records and church records Charlotteville, Ont;
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly April 1996; Vol 25, N0 2 pg 34. (below)
As a young man, Levi followed two of his older
brothers who had emigrated to Canada; Joel, who
settled in Newmarket, Ont; and Benjamin, who lived first in Toronto and then
at Charlotteville, Norfolk co, Ont. On 28 Mar 1807, Levi married Margaret
KILBREATH, who was born 25 Apr 1789 at Point Cardinal in Edwardsburg Twp.,
Grenville co, Ont. Her father, John KILBREATH was a United Empire Loyalist
who had served with the British forces during the American Revolution. he
and all his children were therefore entitled to receive land grants from
the British Crown in Canada. A federal land grant is registered to a Margaret
BIGELOW residing in Edwardsburgh Twp. on 16 June 1807 for lot 4, Concession
10 in Winchester Twp., Dundas co.
After their marriage, Levi and Margaret lived for a few years just across the St. Lawrence River at Ogdensburg, NY where their first two children were born. They then moved back to Canada where Levi taught school in 1811 at Rednersville, in Ameliasburg Twp, Prince Edward co. During the war of 1812, he served in the Quartermaster's department with a rank of Sergeant in the 4th Company of the Inc. Militia Regiment.
After the war, Levi moved his family to Toronto, York co, where he was in the mercantile business for a few years. He then served as Deputy Sheriff of York. A land lease for Lot 27, Concession 7 in Edwardsburgh Twp. is registered on 23 Nov 1816 to a Levi Bigelow residing in York. Another federal land grant is registered in the name of Levi Bigelow, residence York, on 16 Feb 1821 for Lot 26, 3rd Conc. in Madoc Twp., Hastings co. This land was given to him for his services in the war of 1812. There is some confusion with this land grant as The Bigelow Genealogy, Vol. I indicates that Levi and his family settled near Port Hope in Durham co. His mother Abigail's history states that after being widowed, she went to live with her son Levi at Bowmanville which is in Darlington Twp., Durham co. She died there on 2 May 1849, aged 92 years.
Levi, during his lifetime was a prominent member of the Masonic Order. Margaret died 16 Sept 1854 at Bowmanville, Ont. Levi then went to live with his daughter Sarah Maria at Port Hope, Ont. He died as a result of a fall on the stairs in her home, living four days after the accident. he died 22 Dec 1869 at Port Hope.