Zenas 6 BIGELOW


 16225.1     Zenas 6  BIGELOW, son of  Solomon 5 ( Benjamin 4 , Jonathan 3 , Joshua 2, John 1), and Tamzin? (WILSON) BIGELOW, was born late 1760's (?), probably at Acworth, NH, but possibly at Salisbury, VT. At Salisbury, on 6 June 1790 he married Mary Kelsey, daughter of Elias and Tamson (Jones) Kelsey. She was born 1773 at Salisbury, Addison county, VT. An obituary states she died 1795 at Hartford, NY, and is buried at Salisbury. Zenas moved to western New York and settled at Transittown, Genesee county, near Batavia. Bigelow Creek was named for him. Northampton town records indicate he was constable in 1798, assessor in 1799, and named to a local committee 1800. His earmark for stock was registered 2 Apr 1799. After 1800 we have no further record.
1790 census: VT-Addison-Sailsbury-Zenas Bigelow: 1-0-2-0-0.

Only identified child of Zenas and Mary (Kelsey) Bigelow:

16225.11     Tamzin (Tamson), b 17 Mar 1791 Salisbury, Addison, VT; d 17 Sept 1829 Batavia, NY; m 16 May 1816 Asa Houghton; 7 children; and res Batavia, Genesee co, NY.

Sources:
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume I page 309;
Howe,Bigelow Family of America;
NY cemetery and town records;
NSDAR Library, Washington, D.C.;
vital records VT;
obituary Mary (Kelsey) Bigelow.
Note:
Subject:
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 19:27:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Al Streit <alstreit@yahoo.com>
 
I do have a Zenas Bigelow in my database, but he may not be the right one, as he was born in 1760.  That
seems a little old to be your great-great-grandmother's husband, unless you are MUCH older that I am.  I
was born in 1949, and have great-great-grandparents born anywhere from 1804 to 1826.
 
Anyway, "my" Zenas married Mary Kelsey, b. 1773 in Salsbury, VT and died 1795 in Hartford, NY, dau. of
Elias and Tamson (Jones) Kelsey.  They had one daughter that I know of, Tamson or Tamzin Bigelow, b.
3/17/1791 in Salisbury.  I have some of their descendants in my database.  Was Mary Kelsey the same as
Mary Wetherbee Heald Foster Biglelow???
Zenas Bigelow, son of Solomon (Benjamin, Jonathan, Joshua, John) and Tamzin (/) Wilson) Bigelow, was
born late 1760's (?)( probably at Acworth, NH, but possibly at Salisbury, VT. At Salisbury, on 6 Jun 1790 he
married Mary Kelsey, d/o Elias and Tamson (Jones) Kelsey. She was b. 1773 at Salisbury, Addison co., VT. An
obituary states she died 1795 at Hartford, NY, and is buried at Salisbury. Zenas moved to Western New York
and settled at Transittown, Genesee co., near Batavia. Bigelow Creek was named for him. Northampton town
records indicated he was constable in 1798, assessor in 1799, and named to a local committee 1800. His
earmark for stock was registered 2 Apr 1799. After 1800 we have no further record.
1790 census: VT-Addison-Salisbury-Zenas Bigelow: 1-0-2-0-0.
Only identified child of Zenas and Mary (Kelsey) Bigelow:
16225.11 R11678 Tamson b. 17 Mar 1791 Salisbury, Addiston, VT; m. and res. Genesee co., NY.

P.S.  Forgive me for the crude anecdote, but re: the Asparagus Festival, I'm reminded of Babe Ruth's line
when offered asparagus at a swank dinner party:  "No thanks, ma'am.  Asparagus makes my urine stink!"
Sorry - - -
From Judie:
     I am searching for a very elusive relative of yours.  His name is Zenas
     Bigelow.  I am chased him electronically from the east to Wisconsin, to
     Iowa, To Michigan and then I think (by a land patent) on to California.
     Altho he is not blood relation, I would really like to know where he
     took my Great, Great grandmother......  who is also a very shy person
     about exposing herself.... however if you had a name like Mary
     Wetherbee Heald Foster Bigelow you might like to hide to.
     She left a farm (we still own it after over 100 years) to my great
     grandfather for one dollar and all his love to him and disappeared
     forever.  I would like a clue to where they might have ended up so I
     can perhaps get a death certificate to find out where she really was
     and what her maiden name might have been, if it will give a clue.
     Perhaps she married again or went to Canada, who knows.,
     Judie Burmeister
     Shelby, MI
     Home of the National Asparagus Festival
     Have a good one!     Judie


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