Samuel Silas 6 BIGELOW

 16163.9     Samuel Silas 6 BIGELOW, son of John 5 ( John 4 (Joshua 3, Joshua 2, John 1), and Mary (MELVIN) BIGELOW, was born 22 August 1785 (1783?) at Conway (Shelburne), Franklin co, MA. He remained there all his life, and served in the military Revolutionary War in MA. He married Electa (Eliza) Wilder, the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Nims) Wilder. She was born 10 April 1792 in Shelburne, Franklin co, MA.. Samuel died 29 May 1839; Eliza on 23 November 1872, both at Conway (Shelburne), MA. They are buried in N. Shirkshire cemetery in Shelburne, MA. "Electa Ward" died on 23 November 1872 in Amherst, Hampshire co, MA. She may be the same person, marrying a "Ward" after Samuel's death. (see new notes below)

Children of Samuel and Eliza (Wilder) Bigelow, all born Conway, Franklin Co, MA:

16163.91      Rebeckah, b 24 Jan 1813; d 06 Oct 1816.

16163.92t     Consider Wilder, b 19 July 1814; d 29 May 1861 Conway, MA; m 18 Mar 1840 Elizabeth R. Hunt. 2 known children.

16163.93t     Increase Briggs, b 28 June 1817; d ____ ; m 23 June 1842 (Brattleboro, VT) Sophronia C. Hall; 1850 res Chesterheld, MA 1850. 2 known children.

16163.94t     Samuel, b 12 Mar 1819; d ____ ; m 11 Oct 1843 Calista Look; res Conway. MA. 1 known son.

16163.95t     Silas, b 25 Apr 1820; d ____ ; (after 1888); m 25 Oct 1840 Jane E. Tower; res Buckland, MA. 4 children.

16163.96     Electa, b 04 Aug 1822; d 23 June 1847 Conway; m (intention-of-marriage 21 Apr 1838) Silas Samuel Bigelow-16163.39.
(see below); 1 son.

16163.97      William, b 12 July 1825; d 19 May 1827 Conway.

16163.98t     William, b 16 June 1827; d 27 Dec 1865 Conway; m 17 Sep 1850 Sarah Louise Puffer; res Conway. 2 children.

16163.99       Franklin, b 31 Mar 1829 (16 June 1829?); d ____ ; m 29 Nov 1860 Juliaette Dickinson; res Rockford, IL. 4 children..

16163.9At     Mary Salina, b 12 May 1831;d ___ ; m 04 Jan 1849 Noah Graves. 4 children.

16163.9B       Henry, b 07 Apr 1839; d 19 Aug 1839.

The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Volume I, page 298-299;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 231 #432-1020
vital records MA; census 1850. 
Janice Notes:
Samuel Silas BIGELOW, was buried in N. Shirkshire Cemetery in Shelburne, MA. He served in the military
Revolationary War in Mass.. He was born on 22 Aug 1785 in Shelburne, MA. He died on 29 May 1839 in Shelburne, MA.
Samuel Silas BIGELOW and Electa WILDER were married. Electa WILDER (daughter of Samuel WILDER and Rebecca
NIMS) was buried in North Shirkshire Cemetery in Shelburne, MA. Cemetery stone "Electa Ward" She was born on 10 Apr
1792 in Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA. She died on 23 Nov 1872 in Amherst, Hampshire Co., Mass.
Samuel Silas BIGELOW and Electa WILDER had the following children:
+116 i. Electa BIGELOW (born on 4 Aug 1822).
117 ii. Rebeckah BIGELOW was buried in N. Shirkshire Cemetery in Shelburne, MA. age 3 yr. 8 mo. She
was born on 24 Jan 1813 in Shelburne, MA. She died on 11 Oct 1816 in Shelburne, MA.
+118 iii. Consider Wilder BIGELOW (born on 19 Jul 1814).
+119 iv. Increase Briggs BIGELOW (born on 28 Jun 1817).
+120 v. Samuel BIGELOW (born on 12 Mar 1819).
+121 vi. Silas BIGELOW (born on 25 Apr 1820).
122 vii. William BIGELOW was buried in N. Shirkshire Cemetery in Shelburne, MA. age 22 months. He
was born on 12 Jul 1825 in Shelburne, MA. He died on 19 May 1827 in Shelburne, MA.
+123 viii. William BIGELOW (born on 16 Jun 1827).
+124 ix. Franklin BIGELOW (born on 31 Mar 1829).
+125 x. Mary Salina BIGELOW (born on 12 May 1831).
126 xi. Henry BIGELOW was buried in N. Shirkshire Cemetery in Shelburne, MA. May be same as next
child. 4 months old. He was born in Apr 1834 in Shelburne, MA. He died on 19 Aug 1834 in Shelburne, MA.
127 xii. "Child of Widow Bigelow" BIGELOW was born on 7 Apr 1839 in Shelburne, MA. "Child of
Widow Bigelow" BIGELOW died on 19 Aug 1839 in Shelburne, MA. This may be "Henry".
If date for Henry is 1839, this would be same child.

Electa BIGELOW, was born on 04 Aug 1822 in Shelburne, MA. She died on 23 June 1847 in Shelburne, MA.
Electa BIGELOW and Silas SAMUEL BIGELOW were married in 1838 in Shelburne, MA. Silas SAMUEL BIGELOW
(son of Silas BIGELOW and Anna BROOKS) was born on 28 Oct 1819 in Phelps, Ontario Co., NY. He was also known
as Samuel Silas. Silas Samuel was raised by his uncle, Samuel Brooks, ot Townsend, Mass., and was from then on known as
Samuel Bigelow, after his parents died.
In a book, "Rich Men of Massachusetts", by Forbes, pub. 1852 is the following listing:
"County of Middlesex, Brighton, "Samuel Bigelow, $200,000. Began with small means. First a butcher in Brighton, then
wholesale provision dealer in Charlestown, and now speculator in Real Estate. A keen calculator, who never loses sight of the
dollar crop."
Electa was buried in North Shirkshire Cemetery in Shelburne, MA.

Modified - 09/12/2009
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