Children of Moses and Julia A. (Fowler) Bigelow, all born Newark, Essex co, NJ:
12354.41 Samuel Fowler, b
29 Mar 1837; d 08 Mar1915 Newark, NJ; unmarried, a lawyer and amateur
12354.42t Moses, b 19 Apr 1839; d 26 Mar 1897 Newark; m 17 June 1875 Eliza Fowler; varnish manufacturer in Newark. 5 children.
12354.43 Julia, b 29 Nov 1842; d 4 Feb 1865; unmarried.
12354.44t Frederick, b 24 Apr 1844; d 13 July 1871 Montrose, NJ; m 29 May 1866; Harriet Van Bleecker. 3 children.
12354.45 Henry, b 16 Nov 1846; d 22 Aug 1847.
12354.46t Josephine, b 4 Oct 1851; d _____ ; m 14 Nov 1872 John C. Kirtland; res East Orange, NJ. 3 children.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I , p 191-192;
This source is mistaken by claiming Timothy 4 instead of John 4 ancestor.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 158-159 plate;
Biographical Cyclopedia of New Jersey (edited by Samuel F. Bigelow);
Cyclopedia of New Jersey, Edition 1916;
early New Jersey marriages;
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; vol 30, no 1, Jan 2001; (see link)
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; vol 30, no 2, April 2001; (see link)
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; vol 11, no 2, April 1982 p 1 & 24.(below)
Moses 6 BIGELOW, son of Timothy 5 ( John 4, John 3, Jonathan 2, John 1), and Hannah (MEEKER) BIGELOW, was born 12 January 1800 at Lyon's Farms, a portion of Newark, New Jersey. He attended local schools and an academy at Elizabethtown, where he excelled in mathematics and became an avid reader, a habit that was to last his lifetime. He then entered the law offices of Governor William Bennington, but never practiced law, simply maintaining a lifelong interest in its aspects.
He became a manufacturer of varnish. For two generations the family firm in Newark. As early as 1835, his interests branched out to include other businesses. With two partners, he secured the incorporation of Morris & Essex RailRoad, foreseeing the future that rail transportation would play in the development of commerce. He also drafted the charter for Mechanics' Fire Marine Insurance Company. Moses held several directorships of Newark institutions, including Bank of New Jersey, Howard Savings Institution, Republic Trust Company, Firemen's Insurance Company, and Citizens' Gas-Light Company.
In 1856 Moses turned his attention to politics in the city of Newark, He ran the mayorship, was the first Democrat ever to be elected,and served five terms. His first act in office was to reorganize the police department, then create a board of health, and establish a city dispensary of health care for the poor. As mayor, he inaugurated a "block system" for mapping, house-numbering, and taxation. He established a sinking fund to eliminate city indebtedness, and formed the city Acqueduct Board. Falling back on his early interest in law, Moses Bigelow directed the codification of city ordinances, and the repeal of outmoded ones.
During the Civil War, Moses directed the city's finances so as to raise funds for the Union cause. Later he was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to be manager of the state Asylirn for the Insane. Being much appalled at the callous treatment of livery and dray horses, he next organized New Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Moses Bigelow married (1)on 14 December 1832 Eliza Ann Tichenor, who died soon after. He then married (2) on 4 February 1836 Julia Ann Breckenridge Fowler, whose father and grandfather had both served in Congress. She was born in Hamburg, NJ 17 February 1813,and died 03 June 1878 in Newark. Moses died in Newark 10 January 1874.
Their children were all born in Newark:
i Samuel Fowler, born 29 March 1837; living 1897; unmarried, he was a lawyer and amateur historian.
ii Moses, born 19 Apr 1839; died 26 Mar 1897 Newark; married'17 June 1875 Eliza Fowler; varnish manufacturer and prominent in city affairs. 5 children.
iii Julia, born 29 Nov 1842; died 4 Feb 1865; unmarried.
iv Frederick, born 24 Apr 1844; died 13 July 1871 Montrose, NJ; married Harriet Van B1eecker; 3 children.
v Henry, born 10 Nov 1846; died 22 Aug 1847.
vi Josephine, born 4 Oct 1851; married 14 Nov 1872 John C. Kirtland; lived East Orange, NJ. 3 children.
Biographical Cyclopedia of NJ (ed. Samuel F. Bigelow);
Cyclopedia of NJ 1916;
Howe's Bigelow Family in America; pg 158-159 plate;
Early NJ Marriages.
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 21:16:38 -0400
From: "Renee' Fischl" < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Hello, my name is Renee' A. Fischl. We live in Nazareth, PA and when we bought our home in 1994. a Bigelow varnish wooden box was in our attic.the wooden box says the following: top of box sort of in a rainbow shape: the bigelow varnish co. next line:estab'd 1845 in a red double lined triangle it says: uniform durable reliable next line:varnish makers next line:newark, nj on the side of the box it says: (something before the zero) 0 label required 83 japan is in a black diamond shape would you know how much this box is worth? i am curious. when would this box have been manufactured and can you tell me a little about the company. when did mfg. begin & end? which family members where involved in the business. what was the address of the business? I did read a little about moses bigelow who started the business and it lasted for two generations on this website http://www.bigelow.simplenet.com/rod/mos63544.htm. I appreciate any info. you can give us. thanks
--- Renee' Fischl
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