Moses Foster 6 BIGELOW 

16163.E    Moses Foster 6 BIGELOW, son of John 5 (John 4Joshua 3, Joshua 2, John 1), and Mary or Molly (MELVIN) BIGELOW, was bapt 11 November 1798 at Conway, Franklin co., MA. He was also known as Foster (1850 Census). He married, on 01 February 1822, Mary BARDWELL of Ashfield, MA  (intention 13 Jan 1821). Mary was born in 1803 at Ashfield, MA. They lived a few years at Conway, then a few years at Phelps, NY, and then returned to Conway. He died circa 1860 at Conway, and she died 18 August 1883, also at Conway.(see new notes below)
Children of Moses Foster and Mary (BARDWELL) BIGELOW:

16163.E1t     Orra Sherman, b 27 Oct 1822 Conway, MA; d 22 Jan 1889 Independence, IA; m 1846 Hanna Luanda ALDEN. 2 children.

16163.E2t     Dexter E., b 09 Feb 1823 Conway, MA; d 1902 Richville, NY; m 27 June 1843 Frances Maria BOOTH. 4 children.

16163.E3t     William Hubbard, b 20 July 1826 Conway, MA; d _____ ; m 06 Feb 1852 Alta D. Smith; res Richville, NY. 7 children.

16163.E4      Lewis, b _  July 1829 in Phelps, Ontario co, NY; died young.

16163.E5      Jane, b _____ ; d _______ ; m Joel M. BALDWIN.

16163.E?      Osshu or Osffia, b ___ 1836; d _____ ;

16163.E6      Mary, b __ 1834 or 1839 ; d _______ ; m Almeron DINSMORE.

16163.E7t     Melvin Franklin; b 27 May 1844 Conway, MA (see below); d _____ ; m 11 May 1868 Evaline BURNHAM (b 13 Nov 1847); res Hardin co, IA; 

<>History of Hardin co, IA:
M. F. Bigelow a son of Foster and Mary (Bardworth-sic) Bigelow, was born at Conway, Mass., May 17, 1845. In 1856 his parents moved to St.Lawrence county, N.Y., where he remained until 25 years of age, when he came to Alden, remaining until 1873, when he moved to Eldora. After spending about one year at Eldora, he returned to Alden and opened a livery. Mr. Bigelow is the present City Marshal. He was married in 1869 to Miss Eveline Burnham, who was born in Illinois, but was reared in St. Lawrence county, New York.
       Howe, Bigelow Family of America; p 362;(see below)

The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Volume I, page 299;
the above volume errs and lists Moses Foster as 16163.D not 16163.E
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 231-232;
Note says 8 children, but only 7 found;
vital records various towns in MA;
correspondence with descendants;
vital records "Ashfield Marriages":
"Bigelow, Moses Foster of Conway and Missd Polly Bardwell of Ashfield, int ___ 1821;"

Melvin Franklin Bigelow/Eveline Burnham, Iowa
Posted by: Pat Kolesar
Date: February 22, 2002 at 09:30:05
Does anyone know the names of the children of Melvin Franklin Bigelow and Eveline Burnham? According to the 1900 census, they were living in Alden, Hardin County, Iowa, aged 55 and 52 respectively. Eveline was the mother of 2 children, neither of them still living in 1900. They probably married in May 1868 in Alden, although Melvin was born in Conway, Mass., and Eveline in Illinois.
Janice Notes:
Moses Foster BIGELOW, was baptized on 11 Nov 1798 in Conway, Franklin Co., MA. Intentions were also published in Ashfield, MA He died in 1860 in Conway, Franklin Co.,MA. He was also known as Foster (1850 Census). Moses Foster and his family lived a few years at Conway, Mass. then a few years at Phelps, NY, and then returned to Conway.
Moses Foster BIGELOW and Mary BARDWELL were married on 01 Feb 1822. Mary BARDWELL was born in 1803 of Ashfield, MA. She died on 18 Aug 1883 in Conway, Franklin Co., MA.
Moses Foster BIGELOW and Mary BARDWELL had the following children: 

+139 i. Orra Sherman BIGELOW (born on 27 Oct 1822).
+140 ii. Dexter E. BIGELOW (born on 9 Feb 1823).
+141 iii. William Hubbard BIGELOW (born on 20 Jul 1826).
142 iv. Lewis BIGELOW died young. He was born in Jul 1829 in Phelps, Ontario Co., NY.
+143 v. Jane BIGELOW.
144 vi. Osshu or Osffia BIGELOW was born in 1836.
+145 vii. Mary BIGELOW (born in 1834 or 1839).
+146 viii. Melvin Franklin BIGELOW (born on 27 May 1844).

Modified - 10/28/2011
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