Biglow, Paul. Private, Capt. Joseph Winch's co., Col. Samuel Bullard's regt.; enlisted Aug.16, 1777; discharged Sept.30, 1777; service, 1 mo. 26 days, in Northern department. Roll sworn to in Middlesex Co.
Children of Paul and Hannah (OBER) BIGELOW:
15336.1+ Ebenezer, b 18 Oct 1762, Upton, MA; d at Brookline, VT after 1830; m ca 1795 Rachel Bishop; res Chesterfield, NH, and Brookline, VT. 9 children.
15336.2 John, b 07 June 1765
Westborough; served in Rev War and War of 1812; Howe's Bigelow
genealogy says he was killed
27 Apr 1813 in the War of 1812, but family offers conflicting dates; m
June 1790 at Townsend, VT to Nancy Higgins. Family unknown. Allegedly
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, John, Westborough. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wright's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt.; marched from home Oct. 8, 1781; arrived at camp Oct 23, 1781; discharged Mon. 21, 1781; service, 1 mo. 18 days, at West Point; residence, Westborough; enlisted for town of Southborough.
15336.3+ Joseph, b 22 July 1767 Westborough; d 8 Nov 1827 Montreal, Que; m 01 Nov 1791 at Townsend, VT to Sarah Higgins. Howe's genealogy says "with his brothers Joseph established the first nail factory in Montreal"; this operated as city Nail & Iron Works until it merged with other companies in the late part of the century, to become Stelco Ltd of Canada. 10 children.
15336.4+ Benjamin, b 02 Aug 1769 Westborough; d 6 Jan 1850 Norfolk, Litchfleld co, CT; m 29 Nov 1792 Eunice Aiken. At age 14 bought out his time from his father and became a nail manufacturer in Norfolk; served in the local militia as a captain. 4 children.
15336.5+ Cornelius, b 20 May 1772 Upton, MA; d 29 Aug 1861 Grand Ledge, Eaton county, MI; m (1) ca 1792 Persis Harris; and (2) 13 Sept 1835 Mrs. Elizabeth Proper) Ayers Wiltse; res VT, Que, NY, MI. 14 children.
15336.6 Elisha, b 05(12?) Feb 1775 Westborough; d 19 Mar 1776.
15336.7+ Hannah, b 05 Apr 1777 Westborough; d 04 June 1841, possibly near Troy or Albany, NY; m _ Wright. 4 children.
15336.8+ Elisha, b 30 Jan 1780 Westborough; d spring 1856 Newport, IN; m (1)1796 Elizabeth Cheney, whom he divorced in 1803; (2) 1805 Eliza Sumner, who died 1832; (3)1841 in VA a lady who died 1 Jun 1849 in Darwin, IL; (4)1855 a Mrs. Drummond in Newport, IN. Elisha was a manufacturer and inventor. Information on his family, all of whom were gifted and highly inventive, may be found in a 53-page book, The Genealogical Descent of the Bigelow Family, published 1923 by a great-grandson, the Rev. Lincoln Huntley. 4 children.
15336.9+ Mary, b 27 Aug 1782 (13 Aug 1782?) Westborough; d 11 Apr 1825 Albany, NY; m 06 Nov 1803 Josiah Winants; lived a number of years in Montreal, where her husband was prominent in affairs of St. Gabriel's church; they removed to Albany during the War of 1812. 6 children.
15336.A+ Job, b 29 Mar 1785 Brookline, VT; d 14 Mar 1866 Ashford, Cattaraugus co, NY; m Hannah Walker; res Brookline, VT and Ashford, NY after 1826. 10 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I, pg 115-116.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 106-107; #109-308;
Huntley, Genealogical Descent of the Bigelow Family;
archives of Stelco Ltd.;
vital records of MA, VT, NY, MI;
censuses of U.S., 1790-1860;
correspondence with Wiltse family descendants;
cemetery records of Cattaraugus, NY.
Subject: Possible link to Bigelow Family Tree.
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 17:19:20 -0600
From: Lynn Jones <email@example.com>
I found a Cornelius Bigelow in your page, but it does not seem to be this one from what I can see.
Perhaps he is in there somewhere. This information may be of use to you.. It was written by my Mom Mildred Dowd and
sent to Gayle Bowman-Gohlisch's Mother in 1989.. Mom is alive and well at 96.. She most likely got the information
from her father Robert Hamilton Dowd who homesteaded at Cypress River Manitoba.. I hope this interests you Rod.
GAYLE BOWMAN GOHLISCH FAMILY TREE
CORNELIUS BIGELOW WAS A SON OF ONE OF THE FIVE BIGELOW BROTHERS WHO CAME OVER TO
AMERICA IN 1777 WITH A FRENCH SOLDIER, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE, IN SUPPORT OF AND AT THE
TIME OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, WHO LATER BECAME GENERAL LAFAYETTE ON THE STAFF OF
GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON; LAFAYETTE CAME TO AMERICA WITH ELEVEN COMPANIONS, FIVE
OF WHICH WERE THE BIGELOW BROTHERS.
Subject: CHILDREN OF MARY GRAVES (111) AND CORNELIUS BIGELOW
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 15:58:19 EDT
CHILDREN OF MARY GRAVES (111) AND CORNELIUS BIGELOW
Paul Bigelow (259) was born 21 Jan. 1741 in Westborough, MA, and died 01 March 1806. He married Hannah Ober, daughter of Ebenezer Ober and Hannah Fiske, on 13 Aug. 1761 in Upton, MA. She was born 12 July 1743, and died 03 Sept. 1835 in East Ashford, NY.
It is interesting to note that the name Ober was originally written D'Aubert, being French. The family had been Protestants who fled to England to escape persecution, settling there for several generations. Later the D'Auberts (or Obers) espoused the Puritan faith, and emigrated to Massachusetts, to the towns of Wenham, Beverly and Upton. Hannah's father Ebenezer Ober moved to Newfane, Windham Co., VT before 1790.
Paul and Hannah Bigelow lived in Upton for a year or two, then moved to Westborough, MA, where we find they were warned (according to the usual custom of those times) to leave town in 1763. Paul does not appear to have done so, as they remained there for several more years.
The Bigelow genealogy credits Paul with having served throughout the Revolution. Massachusetts service records state that he entered the service at Cambridge on 19 April 1775 as a drummer in the Westborough company of minutemen. He served for eleven days, and toward the end of the war served three additional months.
He moved to Brooklyn, Windham Co., VT after the war, appearing in the 1790 census in the town of Dummerston. Later he moved to Montreal, as did some of his children. He was a goldsmith by trade. After he died, his widow moved to East Ashford, NY, to live with their son Job.
This information is adapted from p. 106 of the Bigelow genealogy, with additions by Patricia Bigelow. (R‑29)
Children - Bigelow
504. Ebenezer Bigelow, b. 18 Oct. 1762 (Upton, MA), m. Rachel Bishop. They married in NH, but later returned to VT. 9 children.
505. John Bigelow, b. 07 June 1765 (Westborough, MA), m. Nancy Higgins, 09 June 1790 (Townshend, VT), d. 22 April 1813.
506. Joseph Bigelow, b. 22 July 1767 (Westborough, MA), m. Sarah Higgins, 1 Nov. 1791, d. 08 Nov. 1827. He and his brothers are said to have established the first nail factory in Montreal, Quebec. Land grants in his name appear in Buckingham, Quebec as early as 1792. Sarah d. 21 Jan. 1860, and was buried in Mount Royal Cem. with her son's family. 10 children.
507. Benjamin Bigelow, b. 02 Aug. 1769 (Westborough, MA), m. Eunice Aiken, d. 1850. He bought out his time from his father at age 14, moved to CT, and became a nail manufacturer. 4 children.
508. Cornelius Bigelow, b. 20 May 1772 (Upton, MA), m(1) Persis Harris, m(2) Elizabeth Wiltse, d. 25 Aug. 1861 (Eaton Co., MI). He lived in VT, Quebec, and NY, where he married his 2nd wife.
509. Elisha Bigelow, b. 02 Dec. 1774, d. 19 March 1776.
510. Hannah Bigelow, b. 05 April 1777 (Westborough, MA), m. Mr. Wright, d. 04 June 1841. Lived in NY. 4 children.
511. Elisha Bigelow, b. 30 Jan. 1780, m(1) Elizabeth Cheney, 1796, m (2) Eliza Sumner, 1805, m(3) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1841 (VA), m(4) widow Drummond, 1855 (Newport, IN), d. 1856 (Newport, IN). He divorced his 1st wife. His 2nd wife d. 1832, and his 3rd wife d. 1 June 1849 in Darwin, IL. Elisha was a manufacturer and inventor. Information about his family, all highly inventive and gifted, is found in a 53 page book, The Genealogical Descent of the Bigelow Family, pub. 1923 by a great-grandson, The Rev. Lincoln Huntley.
512. Mary Bigelow, b. 13 Aug. 1782, m. Josiah Winants, 06 Nov. 1803, d. 11 April 1825 (Albany, NY). They lived several years in Montreal, moving to Albany, NY at the outbreak of the War of 1812. Her descendants have joined the D.A.R. on the basis of her father's Rev. War service, offering as one of their proofs her marriage record, to which Paul was a witness. 6 children.
513. Job Bigelow, b. 29 March 1785 (Brookline, VT), m. Hannah Walker, d. 14 March 1866 (East Ashford, NY). Lived in Brookline, VT, and later moved to East Ashford, NY. 10 children.