Children of William and Catherine (Brigham) Bigelow, all born Marlborough, Middlesex co, MA:
15182.11t John, b 25 Oct 1786; d 02 July 1824 Hudson, MA; m 03 Sept 1809 Hepsibah Barnes. 8 children.
15182.12t Edward, b 18 Nov 1788; d 30 Jan 1870 Bethlehem, NY; m 11 Nov 1810 Thirza Bartlett. 15 children.
15182.13t Asa, b 19 Jan 1791; d 04 May 1829 Concord, MA; m 04 Oct 1808 Lucy Hapgood. 8 children.
15182.14t Abigail, b 11 Apr 1793; d ____ ; m 31 Dec 1808 Levi Howe. 5 children.
15182.15t Jotham, b 14 Mar 1795; d 8 Mar 1861 St. Louis, MO; m 09 Nov 1814 Lois Drury. 5 children.
15182.16 Artemas, b 14 Jan 1798; d 09 June 1823 Marlborough; unm.
15182.17t Levi, b 14 Dec 1799; d 15 Sept 1845 West Boylston, MA; m 13 Feb 1823 Martha B. Howe. 9 children.
15182.18t Adeline, b 01 Feb 1802; d 31 Oct 1885 Marlborough; m 26 Sept 1822 Ebenezer Witt. 6 children.
15182.19t Luther, b 01 Nov 1805; d 7 Dec 1885; m (1)15 Mar 1823 Hannah Tucker; (2) June 1839 Sarah B. Morgan; and (3) 23 Oct 1842 Isabelia Hastings. 4 children.
15182.1A William, b 16 Dec 1807
NJ; d 28 July 1874 in Huntington co, IN;(see below);
Changed name to Samuel William; because as a young man under age, he
was put into the U.S. Navy by one of his older brothers, and never heard from
until now.; m Mary Parker
(see below 2)
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I , p 219;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America.
Subject: William Bigelow
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 23:47:19 EST
From: Cynthia Smart Writecindi2@cs.com
I have just begun researching my Bigelow roots. My paternal grandmother
was Edith Ardella Bigelow , born 24 Aug 1908 to James Ellsworth BIGELOW and
his wife Nora Elizabeth DOWNING at Andrews, Huntington Co., IN. Edith married
grandfather, Arden L. BEMENT, Sr. She was one of ten children. James E. Bigelow, according to information I just received via an e-mail from a lady who turns out to be my second cousin, was born 11 Dec 1864 at Andrews, Huntington Co., In, and died there on 6 Apr 1931. He is reported to have been a sheriff and the son of William Bigelow born in ?,Ohio, died 10 May 1873 in Huntington Co., In. He was married to Susan Jane TURNER. William was the son of Samuel W. Bigelow born in NJ 16 Dec 1807, died 28 Jul 1874 in Huntington Co., IN. He was married to Mary PARKER. He is reported to be the missing son of William and Catherine Brigham Bigelow who was sent off to the navy. It is said that he never wanted contact with his family again because he felt they didn't want him. To keep from being discovered he added the name Samuel to the front of his name. I found a posting on the GenForum Bigelow page referring to a William BIGELOW from NJ , and I saw that you had posted a followup with a reference to your website but no particular information. When I checked your site, I saw that William was simply listed as having never been heard from since.
My question to you is: Are you aware of any information or proof one way or the other as to the connection between these two men. Is it simply an unproven assumption? I would appreciate any help you might be able to give me. Thank you very much,
Subject: William Bigelow
From: Ann M. Bigelow Forney
After doing extensive research on the Bigelow Family, I have
found one of the missing links in your Bigelow Society Book
that ties in my family to the book itself. This link is Samuel
William/ William Bigelow b:16 Dec 1807 and as noted: when a
young man under age, he was put into the US. Navy by one of
his older brothers, and never heard from since. This man is my
Great-Great-Great Grandfather. He moved to Ohio then to
Indiana where he is buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington
co., Indiana. If you would like more details, please feel free to
contact me. Thank You