Bigelow Old Notes 1998

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    This page is for old questions related to the information posted by the Bigelow Society in 1998.
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Date: Sun, 8 Nov 1998 07:13:58 -0800
From:  "Jim Bigelow" <  >
 Hello! Anybody out there? who has the lineage of John Biglo1, Samuel2, Issac3, Issac4 ,Issac5, Isreal6, Lebbius Loomis7, Isaac Leatherman8, Dollar Richard 9, and me10 (James Wheeler Bigelow)? I have the basics obtained from the Bigelow Society files -- thanks to Don Bigelow of the Whistle Hill Gang, but would like to know more of the family of Lebbius Loomis7, and Isaac Leatherman8. I do know many of the descendants, my cousins, of Isaac Leatherman and am contacting and obtaining information from some of them (by snail mail and phone) that I will upload soon -- when I get it all together,
preferably, before this generation is gone). I will appreciate any correspondence and would like to share information with anyone interested, especially by Internet.
James W. Bigelow
1515 Kiler Canyon Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
My home page is
My e-mail is:

Descendant note:
After looking at some family photos, I found that my great-grandfather was Wilbur Bigelow from Newton, Iowa (born 1870's?; died 1936 in California). I think his father was Lowell Bigelow, possibly from Iowa....
Wilbur & Elizabeth (Harsh) Bigelow had an only child, Charles, b. 1900's. Charles married Faye (Carter) Bigelow and had an only child, Thomas Alan Bigelow, b.1931
Brett Bigelow  E-mail
2033 S. Paseo Loma
Mesa, AZ 85202
for more see Lowell 8 Bigelow...............................................ROD

Subject: Lucius Biglow
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 06:12:49 -0400
From:  "l.cantrell" <   >

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
no record..........................................ROD

Subject: John Bigelow
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 02:17:21 EDT
From: <   >

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
along......Jeanne Misleh

 Subject: Hello from another Bigelow
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 16:15:53 -0400
From: Leslie & Randy Fayling   <  >
 My name is Leslie C. Fayling. My mother's name at birth was Audrey June Bigelow and I have follow her family tree back to John Bigelow and Jerusha Garfield.  (And before, thanks to your site.)  Our branch is from their son, Jotham Bigelow.  And on with his son Josiah Bigelow and Sarah Clark.
I have my complete family tree, plus many pictures on my program Family Tree Maker.  I transferred the data to a web site, but have not yet downloaded all the pictures.  If you'd like to go look, here's the address.
I plan to be checked out all your family data, as time goes on.  THERE'S SO MUCH!

Mrs. Leslie Fayling
5293 Martin Rd.
Corunna, MI  48817
(517) 743-6383
see Josiah 5 Bigelow..........................................ROD

Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 18:09:19 -0400
From: Norman Cole <   >
I was amazed and delighted to find your Bigelow genealogy site on the web.  My husband, Norman, is a descendant of Amy Bigelow.  Amy married Francis Blood on May 3, 1853.  If it would be new information and of interest to you I have information on Amy and Francis'  descendents.  I don't have anything on Francis Blood's ancestors.  If, by some chance, you
have anything I would be grateful to receive it.  Thanks for the great web site.Sincerely, Judy Cole
snail mail:
89 Carrington Rd.
Bethany, CT 06524
see Ephraim Bate 6 Bigelow......................................ROD

        Ferrand Bigelow
        Thu, 17 Sep 1998 12:39:26 -0500
        Parkinson <>
I want to make sure I have all my sources correct on the Ferrand Bigelow
family.  I am going to call a desc. of his dau. Sarah to get the rest of
her line.  I haven't talked to her for a year or so, but am going to
Madison, WI, to see Mom, and Lucille lives there also.  I am sure we can
get together.

Ferrand Bigelow is buried in the old Eagle cem. next to his wife.  I have
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.

More later.

Subject: Charles Hawkes Bigelow
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 10:13:04 -0500
From: Parkinson <>

Have you anyting on Charles Hawkes Bigelow, who married circa 1845 to a
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 in
there also. Same for my Hoag & Haseltine lines.

I keep collecting folks.  I take all branches of families, as one never
knows when one will find a vital connection.

Will have to wait a bit for Ferrand's line.  I didn't connect with cousin
Lucille, so I do not have her branch yet.  She is descended from Ferrand's
youngest, Sarah.

I have Civil War service cert. for Elverton, William and Franklin B.  all
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,

Subject: Re: Jabez
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 09:59:30 EDT
 Just a note to give you a quick report about our trip to Vermont.  It was a
wonderful trip.  The weather was wonderful and even though we live in the
foothills of the Berkshires and in the shadow of the Catskills we felt like
"flatlanders" in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  It has been 30 years since I
have been there and I had forgotten how beautiful it was.
We started off in the Town Clerks office of Ryegate Corners.  The clerk was
very helpful and I was able to find many of the Bigelow records, ie. birth,
death and etc.
There were no surprises there but I bought the History of Ryegate, published
in 1906 . It has the Bigelow genealogy as it pertains to that town.  I found
that Jabez6 died as a result of being kicked by a horse.  The town clerk told
us where the cemeteries were and we went searching.  The first one was easy to
find and we were able to find the graves of the John Bigelows.
The next cemetery was more of a challenge to find. It was on a dirt road way
up a mountain.  We found no Bigelows there.
By now it was late and the offices in Newbury were closed so we found a motel,
ate and settled in for the night.
In reading the town history book that night I found that Jabez5 was buried at
Wells River( the town between Ryegate and Newbury)  In the morning we stopped
at one of the little tourist info booths and asked where the cemetery was.
Well, this was a trip and a half.  The cemetery is up a mountain and behind a
farm.  One must go into the farmers driveway and proceed through to the
cemetery.  Fred and I went stone by stone looking for Jabez.  It is not an
easy task as many of the stones are in poor condition and almost impossible to
read.  At the very end of the cemetery were a group of stones that appeared to
have no writing on them and were old.  We looked behind them and found that
the writing on them was on the other side.  There, big as life were Jabez5 and
Jabez6.  Very exciting for me!!!!  This was my first real find.  I must say
that it was almost spiritual and we are now rethinking our decision about
I took pictures and hope they come out well enough to read.  The stones were
in really good shape considering how some of the others around them looked.
We visited the Newbury clerk next and got no info.
I hope I haven't gone on too long about this and bored you to tears.  I will
get all of this info together after I read the books,( I bought the Newbury
History too).  I will create pages about the Jabez's along with the pictures
and scan them in to send you.  If you want anything else let me know.  There
is a lot of info re John Bigelow 5 in this book.  That info may already be in
Next, I guess I have to work on Paschal.
Thanks for your help..........Grace

        Bigelow's Lots of Them
        Fri, 18 Sep 1998 11:12:51 -0400
   From: (Tim Dress)

My name is Jana Dress.  My husband's (Timothy) mother (Joan) was a
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).
Jana Dress

        Looking for Mary Alford
        Sat, 19 Sep 1998 22:24:40 EDT

I am looking for Mary Alford who knew Mazie Alma (Shell) Eammelli?

Sharon - daughter of Mazie

        John Bigelow, Jun. 18, 1864
        Wed, 19 Sep 1956 13:30:12 +0000
        Alex Smith <>

        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.

   From: (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 <>.
                        Diane Smith

        Addi Bigelow
        Wed, 23 Sep 1998 18:59:55 -0700
        " B+J Abrams" <abrams@harborside>
I believe I have located a  daughter of Addi Bigelow (son of Isaac Bigelow
and Abigail Skinner)and his first wife,Mary Nooney, about whose marriage
little is known.
   Abigail Bigelow was born about 1780 in Montpelier, Vermont. She married
Nathan Sisson II ( son of Nathan Sisson and Hannah Burdock) in Barre, Vt on
April 24, 1803 (Addi Bigelow married his second wife in Barre, Vt. in 1804)
Abigail Bigelow Sisson died in Enfield Ct. , the same place where Addi and
Mary Nooney were married. She named her second son, my ggg granfather, Addi
Bigelow Sisson(b. 6-16-1805 in Wilbraham, Mass.) She and Nathan had 12
children.( Nathan Sisson II Died in Wilbraham, Mass and the widow moved to
Enfield ,Ct.)

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

        Bigelow by Evelyn Squier.
        Sat, 26 Sep 1998 16:02:25 EDT
My name is Dale Sheldon and I am a descendant of Leafy Bigelow and Amasa
Squier.  There daughter, Evelyn, at the age of 81 in 1884, wrote a family
history for the Bigelows which was basically everything she knew.  It pretty
much only contains information on her parents and grandparents and is very
simple.  She was very well educated and seems to have been a very intelligent
woman.  One point I would like to add from her history is that of her
grandfather.  She writes that the father of Olive Stone is Jonas and not the
man you have mentioned.  I have just found this information recently and I
have not yet been able to find out any information on Jonas.  I did notice
that you have another man mentioned.  I would be happy to send you a copy of
this.  I think I will be posting it on my own personal webpage.  At the moment
you can contact me at , do not return this E-mail for I
am not at my computer but a friends.  There have been problems with my E-mail
in the past so you may also write in my guestbook at my web page "The Home of
Zipsson Jr.".  The address is below.  Thank you for your time and I love all
the great information that you have provided on your page.  Very informative
and I think you.

                                        Dale Sheldon

The Home of Zipsson Jr.
London GenWeb

        Jacob Bigelow (6)
        Tue, 29 Sep 1998 14:03:56 -0400 (EDT)
        Eric Colman 301-827-6374 FAX 301-443-9282 <>

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

        130th Illinois
        Thu, 1 Oct 1998 17:36:29 EDT
 I also had an ancestor, William C. Beck and his brother Alfred Beck who
served in the I30th Illinois.  I have seen the Adjuant General's report on the
internet, but was wondering if you have any additional information on this
unit.  I am getting ready to send for a pension/military form from the
National Archives on William.  Thanks


        Hasket Derby Pickman
        Fri, 02 Oct 1998 16:33:52 -0400
        D Welch <>

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

        James Bigelow Haney
        Sat, 3 Oct 1998 00:00:56 -0600
        "Kim Tippetts" <>
I am looking for info on my great grandpa, James Bigelow, who later changed
his surname to Haney. He was born in 1842 and died in 1906. He was a
rancher in Montana in the 1870's. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Leslie Tippetts
2949 State Hwy241
Afton, Wy 83110
You can add my name to The Forge

        ? about 'Skenesborough Tenancy Records'...
        Mon, 05 Oct 1998 22:42:02
        Bruce Murduck <>
I've just visited your well crafted "Hopestill (4) BIGELOW" page at

and am intrigued by a statement you make there - "Tenancy records show that
Hopestill was a tenant of Philip Skene the British Loyalist".

I have reason to believe that one, perhaps two, of my ancestors were also
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 how I
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 at
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.

Bruce Murduck
820 Allum Ave, Kingston, ON, Canada, K7M 7A1

        Tue, 06 Oct 1998 19:12:09 -0400
        "mary.woodman" <>

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.

Subject: Signed Guestbook
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 20:24:41 -0400
From: "JA Bigelow" <  >

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

Subject: samuel coburn....
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 02:22:01 -0700

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.

Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 21:14:08 -0400
From: Donnie <  >

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.

Subject: Israel I Bigelow
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 20:09:44 EDT

 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


Subject: Isaac Moore
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 15:21:27 EDT
 I am researching an Isaac Moore born in Alabama in 1827, Married to Sarah Yarnell. Can you help ?? Thank you .
 Mary Moore

        Lucius Biglow
        Wed, 14 Oct 1998 18:26:38 -0400
        "l.cantrell" <>

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

        Sun, 11 Oct 1998 20:02:33 -0700 (PDT)
   From: (charlene bigelow)


        Morse surname
        Sat, 10 Oct 1998 22:23:54 -0500
        Connie KIng <>

I just found the Bigelow homepage and it is quite impressive.  I know
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

        Eunice Bigelow page
        Sat, 10 Oct 1998 20:44:59 EDT

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.

          Second,  the last entry on Eunice (5)  Bigelow page 2, for the same

           Morse, Ellis, b. Jan. 26, 1798 ...came to Eaton 1796....d. Oct. 15,
1896 ...

Date of birth should be 1789, and death 1869.

            It 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.


                             Preston Pelkey
                             60 Wells Avenue
                             Hoxsie, Rhode Island  02889-3847

        Sat, 10 Oct 1998 01:30:44 EDT


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.

Tricia Hayward

Subject: New Member 1998
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 16:47:36 -0500
From: Kay <>
I am Kay (Bigelow) Mentzer Sewick. My roots are: John (1), Samuel (2), John (3), Jotham (4), William (5), Levi
(6), Lafayette, sr. (7), Lafayette (8), Elton (9), Keith (10), Kay (11).  I told her that I had alot of family history information that hasbeen passed down in the family that could add information to what is on your web site, especially about Lafayette, sr. and after. I also find inaccurate information on your web site under the Surnames section and I can verify the correct information.  I asked to who I would supply this information.

        Thu, 15 Oct 1998 23:02:30 -0400 (EDT)
   From: (DOT GUNTER)
Was looking through some Bigelow genealogy and I think that we may be
distantly related. My great-grandmother was Mary Bigelow -who was
married to the Rev. Richard Nott.  Mary Bigelow's lineage goes back to
John Bigelow. I have some of the same descendants that you had listed on
your page. Would like to hear from you if you are. My grandmother was
Lena Irene Allen who married Rev. Nott's son-Maurice Armstrong Nott. I'm
not sure how we are related-that will take some time to figure out.
Maybe we are cousins somewhere down the line. If I have anything that
maybe of help to you ,please let me know. Am looking forward to hearig
from you.  Dot Gunter

        Bigelow genealogy
        Sat, 17 Oct 1998 12:24:19 EDT
 I came across your web site. I am interested in the Thuseba Bigelow
(16251.65t)  you have married to a Noah C. Thomas. I believe this Noah C.
Thomas is a brother to one of my ancestors.

My ISP won't let me view all of your web pages, it says "Object Not Found"
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 indeed my
ancestor's brother. Please e-mail me back and let me know if this is possible.
Thank you.Sincerely, Kathy

        Richards - Bigelow connection
        Fri, 16 Oct 1998 21:12:06 -0500

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 Bigelow
of Lyons Farms, New Jersey; they resided in Newark.

Hope this adds to your Bigelow info.

Dr. E.A. Richards, P.E.

        request E-Mail of a LOOMER cousin.
        Mon, 19 Oct 1998 02:31:15 -0400
   From: "nancy owen" <NANCYO@GBSO.NET>

  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
        Re: LOOMER
        Mon, 19 Oct 1998 21:18:55 -0700
        Rod Bigelow <>


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

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        Zenas Bigelow
        Tue, 20 Oct 1998 23:12:29 -0400
   From: Judie Burmeister <>

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

        Wed, 21 Oct 1998 09:47:24 -0700
        "Jim Bigelow" <>
 I hate to bother you, but I can't find any reference to the Bigelow
numbering system that explains it, such as, 15923.73C Isaac Leatherman8
Bigelow. Is it listed on the home page and I am missing it? The numbers are
understandable(?), but the letters aren't. I need numbers for my own kids,
so I will know who they are.

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

Subject: Membership
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 15:35:33 EDT
Hi. I am joining your Bigelow Society and would like your information package.
Doris Anne (Bigelow) Scheidemantle
2 Robert Place
Nanuet, NY 10954-3349

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!

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