16C23.2      Moses 6 BIGELOW, son of Ephraim 5 ( Elisha 4 , Eleizer 3, Joshua2, John1) and Lydia (JOHNSON) BIGELOW, was born 06 August 1788 in Westminster, Worcester county, MA. He left home as a young man and spent some time in Pennsylvania, though he appears on no census there. He emerged in Missouri after the War of 1812 with enough capital to invest in land, and put the extra out at interest.  He was described by his grandchildren "as an elegant, tall, silk-hatted Yankee with fine manners." He married on 02 August 1821 Mrs. Parthana (Perthena?) (Bryan) Bryan. She was widow of Joseph Bryan, her cousin, and daugher of Jonathan and Mary (Cashaw) Bryan, as well as a niece of Mrs. Daniel Boone. She was born 09 November 1793 in Kentucky, and the mother of 2 or 3 daughters by her first marriage. Moses died 21 July 1864 at Augusta, St. Charles county, MO, and Parthana on 01 April 1873. Both are buried in Bigelow cemetery. (more below)

Children of Moses and Parthana (Bryan) Bigelow, all born St. Charles county, MO:

16C23.21t     James, b 25 Aug 1822; d 12 Aug 1892; m (1) 20 Nov 1845 Mary E. Hopkins; (2) 02 Feb 1861 Amanda Hopkins; and (3) ca 1870 Angelina (Malinda?) Callaway. Total of 13 children.

16C23.22t     Rufus, b 27 May 1824; d - Aug 1908 Higgins co, TX; m 19 Sept 1848 Henrietta Eversman. 10 children.

16C23.23t     Jerusha, b l7 June 1827; d 15 Jan 1879 St. Charles co, MO; m 07 Oct l845 Chilesor Charles E. Ferney. 11 children.

16C23.24      Abner, b 02 Apr 1829; no deathdate; m 02 Dec 1858 Hulda G. Logan. No issue.

16C23.25      Agnes, b 13 Aug 1831; d 29 Dec 1836 St. Charles co, MO;

16C23.26t     Phoebe, b 03 Sept 1835; d 10 Mar 1905 St. Charles co, MO; m 06 Sept 1853 Fortunatus Castlio. 11 children.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.358-359;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 150 child only
Hayes and Oliver, Early Marriages and Cemetery Records, St. Charles co, MO;
correspondence with descendants;
Lillian Hayes Oliver, Descendants of the Boone and Bigelow Families;
Pioneer Families of Missouri; by William S. Bryan and Robert Rose; pg 128-129; (see below)
History of Missouri counties (Saline and St. Charles);
Boone Family Association of California.
"BIGELOW.-- Moses Bigelow, the son of Zachariah? (Ephraim) Bigelow, of Pittsburg, PA, came to St. Charles county, MO, in 1821. He married Parthana Bryan, eldest dau of Jonathan Bryan, who was a widow at the time, having previously married her cousin Joseph Bryan. Moses Bigelow had $1,000. in cash when he came to Missouri, and by keeping that sum constantlyat interest it made him a comfortable fortune before his death, which occurred in 1857. Several years before his death, his wife, while on a visit to a married daughter, was thrown from her horse while returning from church, and one of her limbs was so badlyfractured that it had to be amputated. She, however, outlived her husband, and died in 1873 of cancer. They had six children-- James, Rufus, Rutia, Abner, Agnes, and Phoebe. James was married three times; first to Mary E. Hopkins, second to her sister, Amanda Hopkins, and third, to Angeline Callaway. Rufus married Henrietta Eversman. Rutia married Charles E. Ferney. Abner married Hulda Logan. Agnes died single. Phoebe married Fortunatus Castlio."

Subject: Moses Bigelow, 1796 PA
 Posted by: Rosanne Jones
 Date: December 02, 2002 at 09:15:06 
Seeking info on Moses Bigelow, B 1796 Shenandoah County, PA, d 1863 St. Charles County, MO, married Perthana Bryan. Children: Rufus, James, Abner, Russia, and Phoebe. Thanks.

Modified - 12/05/2013
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