Hi, my great great grandfather was Lucius. Do you have any info on him?
We know that one son was Lucius Horatio and have
alot of info about him. The family has always said that Lucius dropped the "e" from Bigelow after a fight with his own family. Is
there any documentation of this? Please e-mail me with any place I can find more info. Would you like the next 5 generations
after Lucius? I have up to my children's generation but also have some of my cousins who are still Biglow surname (my
grandfather was the last male in our line). Let me know. Lisa
I happened across an excellent photo of a JOHN B. in a book by James
D. Horan, titled: Matthew Brady Historian with a Camera. This Bigelow
was supposedly a spy during the Civil War. Thought you might be interested
or want to pass it
Mrs. Leslie Fayling
5293 Martin Rd.
Corunna, MI 48817
see Josiah 5 Bigelow..........................................ROD
Ferrand Bigelow is buried in the old Eagle cem. next to his wife.
pictures of his headstone, as well as Isaac Severence and others. I could
send you jpgs of same if you are interested.
If anyone ever decides to visit Eagle, or Old World Wisconsin, the cemetery
is just before you turn the corner to Old World's entrance.
Have you anyting on Charles Hawkes Bigelow, who married circa 1845 to
Miss Briggs. Marriage was in Northhampton or Springfield MA. (I also have
an extensive line in Briggs)
Just got some information on my Temple line, and several Bigelows tie
there also. Same for my Hoag & Haseltine lines.
I keep collecting folks. I take all branches of families, as one
knows when one will find a vital connection.
Will have to wait a bit for Ferrand's line. I didn't connect with
Lucille, so I do not have her branch yet. She is descended from Ferrand's
I have Civil War service cert. for Elverton, William and Franklin B.
sons of Ferrand. Elverton and William both served most of the war.
Franklin enlisted and was killed in the mine explosion at Petersburg, VA.
Also have cert. for Francis A. Bigelow. I can include these in notes, or jpg.
I also have letters Elverton wrote, one in 1865 when the armies were
gathering around Washington DC to be mustered out. As soon as I can gather
info., it would probably make an interesting article for the Forge.
I also have info. on Elverton's granddaughter Ethelyn Minerva Parkinson,
dau. of Ethel Bigelow and James Nelson Parkinson. She is still living at
92. She made her career as a children's books author. This might also be
of interest to the Forge. Her "double cousin" was David Bigelow Parkinson,
son of Truman David Parkinson & Minnie Bigelow. There has already been an
article about him in the Forge.
Soon, I hope,
My name is Jana Dress. My husband's (Timothy) mother (Joan) was
Bigelow. I am trying to connect her branch to the information on the
web page. Someday (after I get it all together) I would like to send
what I have gathered to you. As soon as I figure out who her Great
grandfather was, the connection will be made. As you know stories often
conflict with one another. Right now I have two different names for
this grandfather, however; the great great grandfather could be Dr.
Eliphaz (7) Bigelow son of Dr. Israel (6) Bigelow. From what I read on
the web page there is nothing listed for these people. i will gladly
share what I have (when I figure it out).
I am looking for Mary Alford who knew Mazie Alma (Shell) Eammelli?
Sharon - daughter of Mazie
I'm so pleased to find your
page with all its information on John
Bigelow. Did Maj. Bigelow leave an account, letters, diary enteries,
etc. of the 9th's participation in the attack on Petersburg Jun. 18th,
I'm doing last minute research for book on Joshua L. Chamberlain and
his wife that will be published in the spring of 1999, but have started
work on a previously unpublished first person account of the Keystone
brigade at Petersburg. Chamberlain corresponded with Bigelow years after
the war. Do you know if any of his letters to Bigelow still exist?
Many thanks for any help or advice you may be able to give me.
email@example.com (Ned & Diane Smith)
I should explain some confusion
over my e-mail address. We swapped
computers with my son, and when I sent you my initial message via netscape,
it put his address at college on my mail. He's been receiving and
forwarding your replies. My address here at home is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Circumstances , dates and locations seem to point to this Abigail Bigelow
Sisson as being the daughter of Addi Bigelow and Mary Nooney. Do you have
any other information on this marriage?
J. Kelsey Abrams
The Home of Zipsson Jr.
In recent months I have become interested in the professional life of
Dr. Jacob Bigelow. From the few sources I have read, he appears to have
been an important figure in 19th-century academic medicine and one who
helped define a more rigorous method by which to assess medical
treatments. I am also under the impression that he was an early editor
for the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal - now the well known New
England Journal of Medicine.
I have a general interest in the history of medical statistics and
journalism; Dr. J. Bigelow was central to both of these issues during
his professional career.
If I am able to locate enough information I plan to write a short
biographical sketch of Jacob Bigelow with a focus on his role in early
19th century medical statistics and journalism.
As such, I thought that I would contact you for possible references.
In advance, thanks for your time and input.
Eric Colman, MD
I'm doing research on the Pickman Family, and wondered if you knew why
Hasket Derby Pickman Bigelow (15133.48t)was named for a distant relation
of mine ?
Daisy Pickman Welch
and am intrigued by a statement you make there - "Tenancy records show
Hopestill was a tenant of Philip Skene the British Loyalist".
I have reason to believe that one, perhaps two, of my ancestors were
tenants on Skene's Grants - Lawrence McKENZIE, a Mason, and (possibly)
Samuel ALLEN, a Farmer. I also believe that both left the area in 1777 or
so, and travelled to Quebec, later establishing settlement on the Gaspe
But I digress.
Can you suggest to me where these 'tenancy records' might be now, and
might either view them or obtain copies of the records? Any thoughts,
ideas, or suggestions will be most appreciated.
I'm developing a fair picture of some of the people who had settled
Skenesborough through Loyalist records (the originals of which are held,
curiously, at the Library of Congress, while only transcripts are available
in England or Canada..) but would like to expand my knowledge, and predate
the 'problem with the colonies' if at all possible. Any help most appreciated.
820 Allum Ave, Kingston, ON, Canada, K7M 7A1
Love your site.
Mary Ruth Judd and I have been corresponding for years, in fact she is my
angel who got me started in genealogy and sometimes keeps me going. If you
see our dear cousin, give her a hug for me. I descend from Rev Andrew Frank
Bigelow thru his dgtr Amelia Albina thru her dgtr Haidee Magoon thru her
dgtr Korleen Rushlow to me. I have all those pictures you show (copies that
came out better then originals) but I loved seeing them on the net. Makes me
feel a bit more important then I did an hour ago! Just wanted to say hi.
Rod, thanks for the site I am still enjoying it. Our family has
been on the Eastern Shore of Maryland since the late 1700's. There
are still quite a few of us in the Chestertown, Md. area. My great
grand father John Walter Bigelow was in the Union Army during the Civil
War, my sister Mary Ann Morris has his discharge papers. The most
of us have farming backrounds and interests, even though there are only
two who are still actively farming. My father was my hero.
He taught me to love the earth, and respect everything on it. We
also are Nanticoke, Cherokee decent, and that is where our teachings were
rooted. Well now you know a little about the Eastern Shore Bigelow's.
Thanks again for the site, Jack Bigelow
hello; i am researching my family tree, and i am as far back as samuel
coburn, b. ca. 1740, who travelled across the
cumberland mountains to a place called logan's station (st. asaph's). he reportedly brought his family with him, but have
not been able to establish accurately where he came from, who he married, who his children were, etc. do you have any
information on your samuel coburn that you could share with me? if there is a link, i have a wealth of information that i
would be more than happy to share with you.
gratefully, tina panico (gr granddaughter of john l. coburn)
p.s. i have noticed that there are no variations whatsoever on the spelling of our surname during all of my research, it has
remained consistent in the entire line.
I just happened to run across your link while using the infoseek search
engine. I had to visit your website.
I was born, raised, and lived most of my life in, and around Concord, Michigan. Many of my late relatives are in the Concord Cemetary. Joab's story is very interesting, and next time I visit the cemetary, I'll see if I can find him. I have a copy of "Reflections in the Pond", and I will look to see if his family is mentioned, most likely is. I live in the country, near Concord.
Rod I'm trying to help a person looking for Israel I Bigelow
from McAlevy's Fort, Penna. He can't seem to reach your site. If
you can help in any way it would help.
Also he was married to Mary Young. Israel was born in 1859. Would like to dig earlier. THANKS
THE PERSON GOES BY AUGWEDANN THANKS AGAIN
Hi I am the great great great granddaughter of Lucius Biglow (John,
Samuel 2,3,4,Solomon, Silas, Lucius) I spent some time
with my mother this week and have some information> I will be getting more from her cousin Lucius who has our family bible.
Lucius was married to Susan Mosher. They had a son Lucius Horatio who married Amelia Day Ward (dgt of Rev Usal Day
Ward), their son Lucius Horatio Jr married Ada Rafferty their son William Kenneth married Elizabeth Delano Hitch. They had
two daughters, Gertrude Allerton and Elizabeth Delano. I have dates etc. for many of these already and the next 2 generations
(mine and our children) I will have to get names of siblings etc. from my cousin. Should I forward these to you. I will
substantiate everything if needed. Thanks for your site. It took me many weeks years ago to find the path from John to my
great grandfather (the only 2 names I had and it was fun, but to have all of it here is great. Thanks and please let me know
what I can send to you. Lisa Cantrell email@example.com
THE BIGELOW NAME IS MY HUSBANDS...HE HAS A SMALL FAMILY. HIS FATHER
DON JOSEPH BIGELOW, AND GRANDFATHER WAS JOHN JOSEPH BIGELOW...THEY ARE
FROM IOWA...DO KNOW IF YOU ARE RELATED TO THEM OR NOT, OR HOW I CAN FIND
OUT? THANK YO FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN GIVE ON THIS MATE.
I just found the Bigelow homepage and it is quite impressive.
you probably answer many questions, but I can't seem to solve this on my
own. (I have tried for about 2 months now.) Here is my story: My g-g
grandmother's name was Anjinette Morse Atha. She was born 11/11/1844
(not sure where) and died on April 20, 1909. She is buried in
Clarksburg Cemetary in Bourbon County, Kansas. My g-g grandfather was
from Logan County, Ohio, so I assume she must have been from Ohio
originally. His name was William Thomas Atha, born 12/28/1848 and died
in Bourbon County on 12/2/1913. Anjinette's father's name was Jason
(??) and his father was Alpheus Morse and I am assuming that his father
was Joseph Morse married to Eunice Bigelow. I believe the Morse's to be
descended from Anthony Morse of England. If you know, can you possibly
tell me if I am following the right line. Nothing seems to make sense
with the Morses as they have so many first names that are the same.
Have you ever heard of an Anjinette in the descendent line? Any help
would be so much appreciated. Thank you. Connie King
In reading the two page on Eunice (5) Bigelow, I detected
a couple of dates
which were transposed.
First, just above the second headstone photo, the reference to:
Morse, Ellis, b. Jan.
26, 1789........d. Oct. 15, 1896; AE 80
Obviously death date should be 1869.
the last entry on Eunice (5) Bigelow page 2, for the same
Ellis, b. Jan. 26, 1798 ...came to Eaton 1796....d. Oct. 15,
Date of birth should be 1789, and death 1869.
is a very thoughtful and attractively designed page, which I
really enjoyed reading. My mother was Gladys Elizabeth Morse, and her
forbears are in the same Sherburne and Waltham, Massachusetts, Morse line.
60 Wells Avenue
Hoxsie, Rhode Island 02889-3847
I'd like to join. Please send me your information packet.
My address is 7303
Whernside Court, Lorton, VA 22079-1540. My grandmother, who is 90, is the
only daughter of Frank Milton Speer Bigelow who was the son of Dr. James
Harvey Bigelow who was interred in Andersonville Prison Camp during the Civil
War. My Uncle recently did an interesting paper about his civil war service
and internment. Amazingly enough he did survive. I had no idea there was a
Bigelow family organization. I'm tickled to find out there is and can't wait
to tell my Grandmother.
My ISP won't let me view all of your web pages, it says "Object Not
when I click on her name, so I am not sure if you are descended from her or
not and I don't know anything more than the one page I see about her.
I would like to compare information to see if this Noah C. Thomas is
ancestor's brother. Please e-mail me back and let me know if this is possible.
Thank you.Sincerely, Kathy
There is a bit more on the Richards and Stocking families at:
On page 49 of the Morse Book it mentions:
John Richards, born 1808, married Hannah Bigelow, daughter of Timothy
of Lyons Farms, New Jersey; they resided in Newark.
Hope this adds to your Bigelow info.
Dr. E.A. Richards, P.E.
recently made copies of 10 pages of the Bigelow- Warren
From the files of Stephen M. Lawson. I used to write to him re:
LOOMER family and information, which included BIGELOW along with many other surnames in common. I lived in Pontiac, MI, then.
Now live in Interlachen, FL. Would you help me with his E-Mail address, or send my E-Mail address on to him, please?
I have a new book ready, 1998, "LOOMER FAMILY AND ALLIED LINES
- BEFORE 1600" takes the family lines back to 307 AD (23 gen. before
Wm. the Conqueror of 1066) and to 250 AD, generations before King Alfred
the Great of England. This book should be of interest
to him, as it includes HIS LOOMER too. Thank you for your help.
Nancy Owen firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 21:18:55 -0700
Rod Bigelow <email@example.com>
Thanks for sending my email address. I relocated the site in September
1997, and there are still some who haven't caught up with me.
However, I don't recall ever discussing the LOOMER family. I do have
BIGELOW ancestors and a BIGELOW narrative on my web site, but it doesn't
include any LOOMER - probably on another branch.
Just checked THE BIGELOW FAMILY GENEALOGY and find Lavinia (Loomer)
Bigelow's family on pages 282-83 and her brother David Loomer, husband of
Rache (Bigelow) on page 284. The pertinent BIGELOW branch is from Samuel,
son of immigrant John, whereas I descend from Samuel's brother Jonathan.
Thanks for the contact.
At 3:36 AM -0400 10/19/98, Rod Bigelow wrote:
>Hello Steve,.....Received this message recently. I will send out your
>e-mail address to her......
>Hello, Rod, I recently made copies of 10 pages of the Bigelow- Warren
>>From the files of Stephen M. Lawson. I used to write to him
>re: LOOMER family and information, which included BIGELOW along with
>many other surnames in common. I lived in Pontiac, MI,
>then. Now live in Interlachen, FL. Would you help me with his E-Mail
>address, or send my E-Mail address on to him, please?
> I have a new book ready, 1998, "LOOMER FAMILY AND ALLIED LINES - BEFORE
>1600" takes the family lines back to 307 AD
>(23 gen. before Wm. the Conqueror of 1066) and to 250 AD, generations
>before King Alfred the Great of England. This book
>should be of interest to him, as it includes HIS LOOMER too.
>Thank you for your help. Nancy Owen firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen M. Lawson, Port Orchard, WA USA <Steve@Lawson.net>
Freeman Family Lines -- http://Steve.Lawson.net
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In desperation this evening, I typed in "Where is Zenas Bigelow buried"
and it took me to your website. I am a Michigan farm wife who is
looking for her great-great grandmother. I have good reason to believe
that as a widow she married a Zenas Bigelow who I think has ties to Rock
County Wisconsin in 1848 and to Oceana County Michigan in 1879. Have
any of your searchs come up with anything like this?
Thank you Judie Burmeister
By the way, I am working on that Bigelow bunch, descendants of 15923.73C
Isaac Leatherman 8 Bigelow, who are mostly located in MO. and plan to visit
them at their reunion next Spring in June(?). I hope to have a lot more info
for the Bigelow Society, soon.
None of those people that I know of have computers, or are on the Internet,
so my communications with them is by telegraph and pony express riders. But
I am getting a start.
Thank you, Jim
My folks came from Central Penna. My greatgrandfather's name was Israel
I. Bigelow. His wife was Mary Young. I am eager to "meet" you!