15923.2 Russell 6 Bigelow,
son of Isaac 5 ( Isaac 4, Isaac 3,
Samuel 2, John 1 ) and Mary (Chamberlain) Bigelow,
was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia 28 November 1763. The family removed
circa 1776 to New Hampshire. Russell married on ______ 1788 Lucy Sanger
(b 15 Feb1767, daughter of Nathaniel Sanger and Hannah Bishop
see link) of Hinsdale, NH. Russell lived some years in Chesterfield,
NH, but in 1796 removed to Pittsford, VT. In 1800 he moved to
Franklin county, VT, and is said to have been the first Methodist in the
town of Franklin. In 1802 they moved to St. Armands, Quebec, but when the
War of 1812 broke out, Russell elected to move to the frontier, so taking
his wife and family and his mother, they went to Ohio. He settled first in
Worthington, but in 1813 moved to Darby Plains, Madison county. He died in
Galena, Madison county, 13 June 1838. His wife Lucy died 12 May 1824 at Milford
Centre. The old Chuckery cemetery where Lucy and some of their children
are buried has been renamed as Bigelow
Pioneer Cemetery, and is set aside as a nature preserve of the state
of Ohio, for having never been plowed, it remains in its original state of
prairie grasses and wildflowers, some now quite rare.(see below)
1790 census: NH-Cheshire-Chesterfield-Russell Bigelow: l-0-2-0-0.
Children of Russell and Lucy (Sanger) Bigelow:
15923.21 Lucy, b 16 Dec 1789 Chesterfield, NH; d 24 Nov 1817 Milford Centre; unm.
15923.22t Irene, b 02 Sept 1791 Chesterfield, NH; d 16 Jan 1845 Pekin, IL; m 18 May 1813 Joseph Mitchell; res OH and IL. 10 children.(see below)
15923.23t Russel (Rev.), b 24 Feb 1793 Chesterfield, NH; d 1 July 1835 Columbus, OH; m 29 May 1817 Margaret Irwin; res OH. 7 children.
15923.24t Alpheus, b 27 Jan 1795 Chesterfield, NH; d 27 Sep 1849 Galena, OH; m (1)16 Jan 1814 Ursula Case; (2) 08 Dec 1833 Harriet Starke; (3)18 Jan 1840 Jane A. Phillips. 16 children.
15923.25 Dimmis, b 24 Oct 1796 Pittsford, VT; d 08 Oct 1813 Worthington, OH, age 17; (see below)
15923.26t Annah, b 05 Oct 1798 Pittsford, VT d 3 Oct 1851 Union co, OH; m l5 June 1818 William B. Irwin. 9 children.
15923.27 Grata, b 04 May 1800; d 15 Apr 1818 Milford Centre; unm.
15923.28t Eliphaz, b 15 Feb 1802 Franklin, VT; d 02 Dec 1864 Milford Centre, OH; m 19 Jan 1824 Miriam McCloud. 1 son.
15923.29 Polly Chamberlain, b 09 Sep 1803 St. Armands, Que; d 10 Dec 1817 Milford Centre, OH.
15923.2A Abigail Skinner, b 18 May 1805 St. Armands, Que; d 17(11?) Mar 1813 Milford Centre, OH. (see below)
15923.2B Benjamin, b 31 May 1808 St. Armands, Que; d 12 Sept 1819 Milford Centre, OH.
The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol. I Page 274-275;
this volume has children listed wrongly as 15923.4_, not 15923.2_.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 212;
vital records of VT;
marriages of Union and Madison counties, OH;
cemetery records, OH;
newspaper articles on Chuckery cemetery;
correspondence with descendants.
Parents info from Tim Janzen. email email@example.com
Subject: Russel Bigelow
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 23:04:21 EDT
From: Robin Chenoweth Robin397@aol.com
I'm a writer from Columbus, Ohio, doing a story on Bigelow Prairie Cemetery in Madison County, Ohio.
I'm looking for information on the family of Russel Bigelow, born Nov. 26, 1763 in Nova Scotia, son of Isaac Bigelow and Mary Chamberlin. I'm particularly interested in information about his wife, Lucy Sanger Bigelow, and his children Lucy, Polly, Grata and Benjamin, who are all buried in the prairie remnant cemetery. Lucy the daughter died 11/24/1817 at age 28; Polly
died 12/10/1817 at age 15; Grata died 4/15/1818 at age 18; Benjamin died either 9/12 or 9/14/1819 at age 2 and mother Lucy died at age 57 on 5/12/1824. After reading info on Abigail Skinner Bigelow, who died in the Plains on March 1816, I'm now wondering if hers is one of the unidentified graves there.
I'm trying to locate living relatives who can provide more information about these six, how they died (three of the children died within 6 months), and the struggle of this family trying to tame the Darby Plains. Can you help?
Also, I noticed that the website spelled Russel's name with two L's, while cemetery records show it with only one. Any idea which is correct? Thanks so much.
My address: Robin Chenoweth
397 Piedmont Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214
tele. 614-261-6248 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sincerely, Robin Chenoweth