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Subject: Dee Anne Biglow Beglinger Group Sheet
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 11:38:20 EST
From:Lisa Beth Bigelow Christiansen
Here are a few family group Sheets for Abe Lincoln Biglow, Dee Anne Biglow, and Elizabeth Beglinger Von Suskil (Daughter of Dee), all in Gedcom format.  I am also including a genealogy report from my family tree maker and all will
be in RTF format.  Let me know if there is anything else you might want from my files :-)
Lisa Beth Bigelow Christiansen
Bigelow Family Line:
John Biglo (1),Samuel Bigelow(2),Thomas Bigelow(3),Abraham Bigelow(4), Samuel Bigelow(5),Andrew Craige Biglow(6),Samuel Smith Biglow(7),Abraham Lincoln Biglow(8),Dee Anne Biglow (Dea) Beglinger(9),Elizabeth Jane Beglinger Von Suskil(10),June A. Von Suskil Smiraldi(11),  Lisa Beth Bigelow Smiraldi Christiansen (12)
see Dee Anne 9 Bigelow............................................ROD

Subject: Old Bigelow Cemetery
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 12:04:04 EST
From: Priscilla Caris
I have an appointment with the historian from Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) in the Natural Areas and Preserves Division.  He is
the person with oversight over the Bigelow Cemetery in Madison County, Ohio.  He says he has photographs of the tombstones and will work with me all day March 30 to read them (the photos).  Hopefully they are readable.  The cemetery is going to be burned very soon.  That is a good, not bad thing.  Burning is the management tool they have for weeds, because the cemetery has never been and never will be mowed.  So the cemetery will be ideal for walking between May and June.  I will be sure to make a trip there, even if the photos turn out  to be readable.
He said that the late Julie Overton (I'm not sure of the spelling) wrote either a genealogy of the Bigelows or of the families in the Madison
County are where they settled.  This was secondhand through my husband, so it wasn't
clear.  Does anyone know of this work?
He also said that one of our local writers is planning an article or book about the area soon.  I'll see if I can contact her as well.
I think I have found a transcript of
inscriptions in the cemetery, if it was once known as the Weaver
Ground.  It appears to be the same one mentioned on the website
because Lucy
(w/o Russel) and some of her children are buried there.  Is this the

Weaver Burying Ground, Weaver Road, Pike Township, copied by Mr. &
Mrs. Carl
Elphaz Bigelow d. 2 Dec 1864, 62-9-17
Lucy, w/oRussell Bigelow d. 12 May 1824, 57
Lucy, d/o Russell & Lucy Bigelow d. 24 Nov 1817, 28
Polly C. d/o Russell & Lucy Bigelow d. 10 Dec 1817, 15
Grata, d/o Russell & Lucy Bigelow d. 15 Apr 1818, 18
Benjamin A., s/o R & L Bigleow 12 Sep 1819, 12
Dimmis, d/o Alpheus & Ursula Bigelow b. 12 Oct 1814, d. 9 Oct 1821
Joannah, d/o Alpheus & Ursula Bigelow b. 11 May 1820, d. 6 Dec 1821
Julia Ann, d/o Alpheus & Ursula Bigelow b. 8 May 1822, d. Sep 1822
Infant s/o Alpheus & Ursula Bigelow
Alpheus B. d. 28 Aug 1851, 23
Delilah, d/o A & M Bigelow d. 14 Mar 1854, 4

I looked up a few Bigelow death certificates at the Ohio Historical
Saturday.  Here are my notes, if they are any interest to you:

#40602 Betsy A. Bigelow, widow, Plain City (Madison)
23 Oct 1828 VT, Crocker Smith & unknown
28 Jul 1914 cardiac asthma
31 Jul 1914 Darby Township Cemetery

#66876 Clarence Edgar Bigelow, h/o Catherine J., carpenter, Plain City
20 Nov 1852 Plain City, IE Bigelow & Betsy Smith
28 Nov 1937 neuralgia of heart
1 Dec 1927 Forest Grove Cemetery

#66064 Elphaz McClelland Bigelow, h/o Lucy, decorator-inside house
Plain City (Madison)
16 Apr 1862 Plain City, Eliphaz Bigelow & Betsy Smith
2 Nov 1932 carcinoma of prostate
4 Nov 1932 Forest Grove Cemetery

#51477 Jonathan Bigelow, married, laborer, Monroe Township (Madison)
15 Jun 1847 OH
20 Sep 1914 diarrhea and enteritis
23 Sep 1914 Big Plain Cemetery

I'll let you know what I learn from the ODNR historian when I speak to
him in
two weeks.  Do you want me to ask if it would be possible for the
Society to have a copy of the photos?
Priscilla Caris

        Bigelow & Kennard
        Sat, 31 Mar 2001 17:53:11 -0500
        "Philip Strong" <>

I have a commerative medal designed by Bigelow and Kennard, Diesinkers of Boston Ma.  would appreciate any info

        Bigelow Castle
        Wed, 28 Mar 2001 12:46:33 -0800
        "CAW" <>


My name is Coralee, my great grandfather was Americus Bigelow of
Maine.  My mother and I will be going to Britain in 2002 and would
like to
visit the Bigelow Castle.  I haven't been able to get any information
on it
as of yet.

Any information you may have would be appreciated.

Thank You,


        (no subject)
        Wed, 28 Mar 2001 00:13:03 EST

To Whom It May Concern

About a month ago I found a bunch of old photos in an antique store in
Temecula California.  The ones I bought had the names of the following
them: man and woman-Wm Franklin Farmer and wife Fannie Ann Bigelow
young woman-Miss bigelow; young man-William Bigelow Farmer younger,
son of
William F Farmer; man an woman-Frank W. Bigelow and wife Lizzie Grier
son of George W Bigelow; single woman-Watie Ann Arnold Bigelow, mother
Fannie Ann Bigelow Farmer; small baby-Walter Bigelow, 6 months; single
man-Horatio Nelson Bigelow and then lists his children as Fannie Ann,
Knox Polk, George Washington, Emily, Estrella Al?????

Are these related to your people?

Larry Hilsabeck

        Unidentified Picture
        Mon, 26 Mar 2001 17:38:03 -0700
        "Christi Brown" <>

Dear Rod:

I saw your Bigelow website and I am wondering if you can help me.

A relative of mine sent me a picture of what she thought were family members.  But, after studying it I feel that it might be
a picture of a group that my gg aunt belonged to.  Here is what our family history says:

"Rose Mary Adams belonged to a class of special instructions for young women in culture, mentally, physically and
religiously.  Conducted by Sister Lucy Bigelow Young, wife of President Brigham Young and mother of Mabel Young

It further says regarding Rose's future husband:

"Ted was a member of two groups of singers (male choruses), one under the direction of Professor Evan Stephens and the
other was directed by Mabel Young Sanborn and known as the "Big 15".

If I emailed you a copy of the picture would you be able to identify Lucy Bigelow Young?  Do you know anything further
about either of these groups?

Thank you for your response.

Christi Dyer Brown

        Sun, 25 Mar 2001 20:44:02 -0500
        Judie Burmeister <>

Dear Mr. Bigelow,

My name is Judie Burmeister and I am from Shelby, Michigan and have
trying to trace a Bigelow named Zenas/Zeus/Zenis/ who has proven to be
very elusive.  I have traced him from Wisconsin to Iowa to Missouri to
Michigan where he cannot be located.  He was married to a ggg
grandmother of mine and I have no idea where she may have went after
left my area.

He would have been born about 1818 according to his civil war records.

Can you or someone possibly point me in the right direction if anyone
has any info on this wandering soul?
Looking for a Zenas Bigelow born around 1818.

Have seen bits and pieces of census, civil war records and land
and can place him in WI, IA, and Michigan.

Spelling of last name can vary as can first ie Zenas, Zenus, Zeus, and

Can anyone help me on this?  He holds the key as to where my ggg
grandmother may have ended up.

Judie Burmeister
1747  S. 32nd Ave.
Shelby, MI  49455

Thank you

        Sun, 25 Mar 2001 20:22:50 -0500
        Cynthia C Turk <>

Dear Rod,

        I found your web site on a Google search.  At the top is
William Orlando
8 Bigelow who married Emily Selina Holt, daughter of Rhoda Bowhey. Are
you researching the Bowhey family as well?  I descend from Rhoda's
Sarah Ann.  There is a new Bowhay/Bowhey list in case you are not on
It is a rootsweb one, so send the message "subscribe" without the
to to get on the list.  It is not a very
busy list, but what is coming is good stuff.
        Let me know if you are doing Bowheys and how far you have
gotten.  I
have another possible cousin in Yorkshire, but so far we have been
to connect her.  I have two definite Welsh cousins.
Cynthia Turk in Lake County, Ohio

        Re Bigelow
        Sun, 25 Mar 2001 08:42:30 -0800
        ann smallshaw <>
Top of the day from the nation's capital. Bright sunny day that it is!
Do either of you have a listing in your Bigelow research for a Mary
Bigelow who married Angus MacDonnell, probably in Port Hood and
probably early 1800's before 1837. Ann of Ottawa.

Subject: Armentrout, Bigelow, Soule, Chamberlain, Dickinson, Foote
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 19:24:43 EST
From:   (Karen Conley)

I haven't  written in a while and I have some new information. The Mayflower Society has finally determined that our Mary Chamberlain was not the great  granddaughter of William Soule, the Pilgrim.   That Mary Chamberlain was the daughter of a Freedom Chamberlain  and Mary (Soule)   Chamberlain  of Pembroke, MA.    Our  Mary Chamberlain was the daughter of a Freedom Chamberlain and Mary (?.  possibly Mary Waters.
Needs more research.)  of  Colchester,  CT.    The Freedom Chamberlain who married Mary Soule was the son of  Nathaniel  Chamberlain  and
Abigail  (Rogers)  Chamberlan.  Our Freedom Chamberlain  was the son of Joseph Chamberlain and Mercy (Dickinson)  Chamberlain.     While we do not descend from a Pilgrim on this line, we do have some very  famous cousins  through the line of Mercy Dickinson.     Mercy  Dickinson was
married to Joseph Chamberlain.   Her parents were  John  Dickinson and Francis (Foote) Chamberlain.     Francis Foote was  the daughter of
Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth (Deming) Foote, this was  a very well known family in Colonial America.     Presidents  Taft,  Hayes,
McKinley, Nixon, and  both Presidents Bush descend from Nathaniel and Elizabeth Foote.     It's too bad that there are so many websites with
the information that our Mary Chamberlain  was the daughter of Freedom Chamberlain and Mary (Soule) Chamberlain.    The LDS site gives this information and also the Bigelow Society web site lists Mary Chamberlain as descended from George Soule.   Info from the Mayflower Society.     The Foote Family Association has an excellent website with well documented info on our Foote ancestry.    You can access  it by typing Foote Family Association. I have recently been contacted by two Armentrout researchers here in Columbus on the Franklin County Rootsweb list.   One is a William
Armentrout who is a volunteer at the Franklin County Historical Society. He says that his great  grandfather, William Armentrout, married Jane
Watson in Madison County, then later they moved to Pickaway County, around Circleville.   He thinks that he may be related to our Armentrout
line but has no info other  than the marriage  of William and Jane.
The  other person is Lisa Emrick.   Her great great grandfather was a Henry Clayton Armentrout  who married a Minnie Hertenstein.    Their son, Clayton Armentrout, Jr., was born in 1885 and married Gladys Irene Garber in  Columbus, Franklin County.    She says that she had wanted to
submit her family info for the  new edtion of  the Armentrout Family in America but couldn't as she cannot prove her  descent from Anna Armentrout.      Have you ever heard of any of these Armentrouts or have any idea of who they may  have been or  may  have descended from?
There is a lady in my DAR chapter who is certain that she has seen the graves of Mary and Ittia  Bigelow in a cemetary in Pike Township in Madison County.      I have not checked any  of the Pike Twp. cemetaries  yet but will as soon as the ground dries out a little bit more.    I have often thought that they may have left Paulding County and came back down this way.    Another thought that occured to me a while back is that they may have gone to Michigan with their youngest child, Elias Bigelow.
Have you ever done any reseach on our medieval  royal ancestry through the Warren line?     I've checked on some of it and it's really
facinating!    Its  been documented for years so there  doesn't seem to be anyone left to  discover there but the people themselves  are very
interesting  to study.

        Jacob Bigelow
        Tue, 20 Mar 2001 15:21:35 EST

In the current edition of the Chemical & Engineering News (The Weekly
magasine of the American Chemical Society) there is a series of
articles on the U.S.Pharmacopia. In one of the Side Bars discusses the
founders of the USP including Dr. Jacob Bigelow. If I remember
correctly, he is included somewhere in the geneology of your website.
  FYI, below I have pasted a copy of the article from the ACS website.

Dave Greenwood

Bringing Order To Chaos

There were 23 states in the union when the first U.S. Pharmacopeia was
published in December 1820. Physicians of that day could draw on
hundreds of drugs to treat patients, though only a small number were
actually useful.

In the early 1800s, the same drug often went by dissimilar names from
one region to the next and was prepared in different ways by different
doctors or pharmacists. A national pharmacopeia--a uniform system of
preparing and compounding medicines--was envisioned as a way to bring
order to the chaotic state of the existing materia medica. And three
physicians, each with his own particular skills and interests,
struggled mightily for three years to accomplish this feat.

PIONEERS (from top) Spalding, Mitchell, and Bigelow.
Lyman Spalding, interested in putting medicine on a more scientific
footing, was among the first U.S. physicians to vaccinate patients and
to keep careful public health records. He conceived the initial plan
for the pharmacopeia and coordinated the effort. Polymath Samuel
Latham Mitchell--widely recognized for his scientific writings;
editorship of the first U.S. medical journal,Medical Repository; and
successful political endeavors--contributed his organizing skills and
influence in medical and political cliques. Jacob Bigelow, a professor
of materia medica at Harvard Medical School, brought to the enterprise
his interest in botany and plant drugs and his skills as an
experienced editor familiar with the publishing process.

Though all three men were interested in chemistry, botany, and
medicine, Mitchell--an ardent nationalist--also viewed the
pharmacopeia as testimony to the U.S.'s national character and its
intellectual independence from Europe.

Several state medical societies had already published pharmacopeias. A
uniform national compendium required a harmonization of these various
volumes into one acceptable to all.

To do this, Spalding, in 1817, suggested this scheme: The U.S. should
be divided into four divisions, and each division should compile its
own pharmacopeia, even if this merely meant adopting an existing one.
Delegates from each division would then bring their documents to a
national convention in Washington, D.C., in 1820. There, the documents
would be melded into one national pharmacopeia that would acquire
authority once it was adopted by the various medical societies.
Spalding also suggested that the resulting pharmacopeia be revised
every 10 years.

Spalding's scheme, acceptable to the existing medical societies,
turned out to be an elitist effort. Fewer than 30 physicians
participated in the two division conventions that actually convened.
Only 16 delegates were selected by the divisions to represent them at
the national convention. Eleven of the 16 actually made it to
Washington, where they met in the ornate Old Senate Chamber of the
U.S. Capitol building.

The 11 could not agree on a final document at the national convention.
Instead, they haggled over the selection of drugs and preparations for
the pharmacopeia and assembled a Committee of Publication to actually
consolidate the various drafts into a national document after the
convention adjourned. The first national convention also adopted a
mechanism for revisions every 10 years, which occurred until 1970,
when it was changed to every five years. (After 2002, it will be
published annually.)

Spalding eventually compiled a rough draft of the national compendium,
which Bigelow polished and shepherded through publication. The first
"Pharmacopoeia of the U.S. of America" was published by the Boston
publishing house of Charles Ewer and released on Dec. 15, 1820. It
contained 263 pages plus indexes and was divided into five sections.
(The current volume, published in 2000, contains more than 2,500

A historical introduction and preface comprised the first section.
Then came the materia medica, a primary list of 221 drugs considered
to be efficacious and to be sold in shops of fully equipped
apothecaries. A secondary list of 71 drugs from native American
species but of dubious efficacy followed. Then came a section of
weights and measures, followed by one containing 329 simple and direct
preparations and compositions.

The first U.S. Pharmacopeia contained no chemical formulas, no
chemical analyses, and no potency or purity standards. Instead, it
attempted to foster "perfect understanding" between physician and
pharmacist. By selecting the best drugs and their preparations and by
giving them clear, concise names, the pharmacopeia aimed for
uniformity in prescribing, manufacturing, compounding, and dispensing
of the therapeutics of the day.

It was not well received. But it was the first step along the path to
improving the public's health.

        Daniel Folger Bigelow 1823-1910
        Wed, 21 Mar 2001 00:23:42 EST

I am a proud owner of a Daniel Folger Bigelow painting. Mr. Bigelow
and my
great grandfather were friends. We are from Chicago.
What a delight it has been to find the Bigelow site on the web.

        Re: 8) Abraham Lincoln BIGELOW
        Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:55:23 EST

Dear Rod,

Here is a typed copy of the Obituary of Abe Lincoln Biglow of Ohio (he
removed to Ashland Wisconsin).

Obituary of Abe Lincoln Biglow as appeared in the Bryan Democrat, March 23,
1923, page 7

A. L. Biglow

Abe Lincoln Biglow was born on a county, Ohio, April 27th, 1861 and was taken
from the body at Mark Center, Ohio, March 15th, 1923, after a useful and
eventful life of almost sixty-two years.  Mr. Biglow had been in failing
health for several months and had been busily arranging his affairs , at
Ashland, Wisconsin where he has his home and work since 1908, so as to take a
long rest back in Ohio among the old friends and neighbors but it was not to
be.  He had put it off too long and collapsed utterly on Wednesday afternoon
while making a friendly call after having been in Hicksville only a few
hours.  He only lived until Thursday night about nine of the clock.  His
siter, Mrs. Stella Blosser, of Hicksville and brother C. C. Biglow of Latta,
were with him until the end.  A daughter, Miss Marvel came from Chicago as
soon as word was received but was too late to see her father in the flesh.
Besides herself there are two sisters, Dea and Thelma, both married, Kemp,
Craig and Abe L. junior, all married and Terry and Max single yet, of the
immediate family.  to miss this kind and indulgent father.  Thre are also six
grandchildren.  The mother and one sone, Jute, having gone before to welcome

Mr. Biglow began teaching school at a very early age and was a success in
every instance.  In 1886 when the writer first became his pupil he had built
up a school of nearly a hundred which so filled the upper room of the old
brick school in Farmer, a table was placed at the front which was surrounded
and the three infants of the school placed in the center aisle with globe
boxes as desks.  Our ages ranged from eleven to twenty-one (or older). and we
studied everything under the sun to be studied at that time.  Those three
years of schooling under this man were to me the "beginning of wisdom" and
foundation of facts.  he taught us to reason things out for ourselves and
express it to him in our own language, subject to expert criticism as to
correctness.  During one year we wrote a grammar, each one for himself,
choosing our facts from all the "grammar books" then in print.  Three more
years of his kindly instruction would have done more for us than all that
came after him.
He left here in 1899 for Defiance, thence going to Delta and to Bryan about
1893 when he began work for the Williams County Telephone Company, attending
to the building of the county lines.

In 1905 he was induced to take up teaching agian in Farmer where he secured a
state charter for our then third grade high school.  He remained to graduate
three classes, when he was offered another telephone position, a state wide
one, at Ashland, Wisconsin, when he left Bryan and has made his home in
Wisconsin since.

Two years of this time he spent as assembly man at Madison.  Our friend had
been admitted to the bar as a lawyer in Ohio, years ago.  He was wonderful in
debates and excelled in oratory.  There is a certificate on record at
Columbus, showing 100% in every branch offered in state examination at that
time from arithmetic to calculus and the same in every line.

A wonderful man has gone from earth, a great thinker, a kind and thoughtful
father and brother, a friend to all.  If no other evidence were given us of
immortality of the real man, the death of one like the man who was always
working toward a goal, always hapy, always learning, never weary in the work
of his life, would be enough to make us sure he shall go on to better things
upon the spirit side of the veil teaching others and being taught just as he
always did here.  M. B. C.

Buried in Mount Hope Cemetary, Ashland Wisconsin.

Lisa Beth Bigelow Christiansen
Bigelow Family Line:
John Biglo (1),Samuel Bigelow(2),Thomas Bigelow(3),Abraham Bigelow(4),
Samuel Bigelow(5),Andrew Craige Biglow(6),Samuel Smith Biglow(7),Abraham
Lincoln Biglow(8),Dee Anne Biglow (Dea) Beglinger(9),Elizabeth Jane Beglinger
Von Suskil(10),June A. Von Suskil Smiraldi(11),  Lisa Beth Bigelow Smiraldi
Christiansen (12)

        The Swamp Fight history....
        Wed, 21 Mar 2001 21:31:26 EST

Dear Mr. Bigelow,

I am hoping you might be able to point me in the direction of some
information concerning the Swamp Fight with the Narragansett Indians.

I am trying to locate rosters of those that participated in this
"war". My
interest in this is that my 6 great grandfather, Simon Davis, appears
as an
early settler in Quabbin.

This town was originally granted to those who fought in this war
Patterson, Robert Fenton, Edward Miller, James Wheeler, John
Andrew Turner, Thomas Powers, Arthur Cary, Robert Evans, Robert
Carlisle, a
man named Thorp, and another named Holden) according to Donald Howe
the Lost Valley, 1951).

Any help you could be would be greatly appreciated.


Gary Davis

        BIGELOW updates.
        24 Mar 2001 13:12:54 EST
        Linda.M.Welch@Dartmouth.EDU (Linda M. Welch)

THIS IS FOR YOUR BIGELOW page.. I am working on that whole family of the
Black River Valley region of Windsor County, Vermont... This is from my information
on the family:

Noah Bigelow (5), {Isaac (3), Samuel (2), John (1)}, was born in Colchester,
Connecticut, 7 Feb., 1759. He m. 25 Feb., 1788, Sarah "Sally" Gould (b. Colchester,
Conn., 5 Oct., 1765, dau. of Simeon & Elizabeth (Pike) Gould) of New Ipswich, NH.
(They had six children). Noah d. in Reading, 20 May, 1833. Sarah d. in Reading, 27
Dec., 1858.

Children (born Reading):

1. Sally, b. 30 May, 1789.
2. Betsey, b. 8 Dec., 1791. At the time of the 1850 census, Betsey was living with her
sister Sophia and husband Amasa Wakins. She d. unm. of typhoid fever at Reading, 2
Oct., 1863 (age 71)
3. Hannah, b. 25 Aug., 1794
4. Noah Jr., b. 28 Jan., 1797 ....... He d. unm in Reading, 29 May, 1813 (age 17). He is
buried in the Sawyer cemetery: "Mourn not for me, my parents dear; To you these
words I say: Though we are seperated here, 'shall meet another day."
5. Laura, b. 9 Nov., 1799 ....... d. 12 Nov., 1999
5. Sophia, b. 25 April, 1801. She m. in Reading (by Sewall Fullam, Esq.), 18 Jan., 1823
Amasa Watkins Jr. (b. Hartford, Vt. 3 June, 1793, son of Amasa & Lucy (Wright)
Watkins). They lived near the Cavendish line in the town of Reading. Amasa Watkins
Sr. of Reading, sold to Amasa Watkins Jr. and Elisha W. Watkins (brothers) of
Reading, part of the 112 acre farm which in 1837 was "being one equal undivided half
of a certain parcel bounded beginning at the southwest corner of Lot No. 2, northeast on
land of Peter Tumter, and land of Issac Baldwin to the Reading line, then east on that
line to land formerly owned by John Leverett, then south on the northeast corner of
Amos Wheeler to the beginning. The deed executed at Reading 25 April, 1837, and
witnessed by Elisha and Persis Bigelow and recorded at Cavendish by Jefferson
Wright, Town Clerk, 28 June, 1837. Sophia & Amasa had no children, but brother
John's son, Charles Watkins, lived with them a good share of his youth. At the time of
the 1850 census, The Amasa Watkins Jr. farm was valued at $6,000. Living with them
in 1850 was Austin Townsend (age 25), Betsey Bigelow (age 58, Sophia's unmarried
'sister), and Charles Watkins, their nephew (age 16). Sophia died 19 Oct., 1853. Amasa
m. 2nd, in Cavendish, 25 Oct., 1854, Judith Merrill, b. Reading 7 Nov., 1807, dau. of
Bailey & Wealtha (Bigelow) Merrill). Amasa Watkins Jr. d. of a paralytic shock at
Reading, 7 July, 1876 (age 83).

        Bigelow updates.2
        24 Mar 2001 13:14:17 EST
        Linda.M.Welch@Dartmouth.EDU (Linda M. Welch)

Sally Bigelow (6) {Noah (5), Isaac (3), Samuel (2), John (1)} was born
in Reading, Vt. 30 May, 1789. She m. (as his 2nd wife, 8 July, 1821
John Cary (b. 18 Sept., 1766, son of Barnabas & Mary (Short) Cary of
Attleboro, Mass. & Rindge, NH).
        John's first wife was Judith Goddings Cary [b. 1780, dau. of
Henry & Sarah Goddings of Lexington, Mass. & Rindge, NH]  John &
Judith lived in New Ipswich, NH and Rindge until 1814, when they
removed to Reading, Vt, following John's sister and her husband,
Margaret and Abel Gilson.  Judith d. at Reading 6 Dec. 1821 (age 41).
"Friends nor Physicians could not save; This mortal lady from the
grave; Nor can the grave confine me here, When Christ shall call me to
appear."  Sally Bigelow Cary  was left to bring up the surviving
children and she was more than a loving step-mother, she took the
place of mother with her whole heart.
        John Cary d. at Reading, 11 May, 1851.
        His widow Sally was living in Cavendish at the time of the
1870 census with her daughter-in-law, Mary Parkhurst Carey.
        Sally d. at Cavendish, 4 Nov., 1874 (age 84).
        They are buried in the Sawyer cemetery in Reading, Vt. [She
left a will, and chose Charles F. Barrett as administrator.  need to
get it at probate office]

Carey children (all by 1st wife, Judith Goddings)
1.  John Cary, b. 14 May, 1797 ....... d. Rindge, 15 April, 1812
2.  Judith Cary, b. 2 May, 1801 ....... d. New Ipswich, NH 1 Oct.,
3.  Isaac Cary, b. 10 June, 1803 ....... d. New Ipswich, NH 27 Sept.,
4.  Isaac Cary, b. 19 April, 1806
5.  Gilman Cary, b. 1 Dec., 1808
6.  Alvin Cary, b. 25 Aug., 1811 ....... d. Rindge, NH 26 April, 1812
7.  John Cary Jr, b. 8 July, 1813, m. Mary Parkhurst  [see Parkhurst]
8.  Judith, b. Reading, Vt. 21 May, 1818 ....... d. Reading, 26 Oct.,
1838 (age 21). "Be still my friends, dry up your tears; I must lie
here till Christ appears."

        Bigelow updates.3
        24 Mar 2001 13:18:39 EST
        Linda.M.Welch@Dartmouth.EDU (Linda M. Welch)

Hannah Gould Bigelow (6) {Noah (5), Isaac (3), Samuel (2), John (1)},
was born in Reading, Vt. 25 Aug., 1794. She m. (as his 2nd wife),
Reading, 21 May, 1820, William Townsend (b. Lynn, Mass. 8 Sept., 1780,
son of Thomas & Susannah (Green) Townsend).
        William's father, Thomas and his brother Daniel were
Revolutionary soldiers. Daniel was slain at Lexington, Mass. William's
first wife, Susannah Smith Townsend had died of heart failure at the
age of 37, 9 April. 1820. The tragedy of Susanna's death at such a
young age, no doubt resulted from the fact that she bore her husband
ten children in the 14 years they were married. These children were
orphaned for Hannah to raise for the most part, and she did a fine
job. In addition, not to be outdone by the first wife, Hannah gave her
husband eight more children, making this one of Reading's largest
families for its time period. William Townsend was 40 years old when
he married Hannah, and she was aged 26. The surviving children of this
large family grew up, becamse useful citizens and branched out to the
states of Massachusetts, Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, Ohio, Mississippi,
and New York, only a few staying in Vermont. By the year 1910, there
were only two children surviving, Miss Eliza of Felchville and her
brother Marquis of Ohio. The entire family was very musical, each
child having a special talent in either vocal delivery or playing
musical instruments. Every Sunday was hymn day in their home and once
in a while in the summer months, the family would hold a concert -
sing and play together, most often times at local revival meetings.
        Hannah and William lived in Reading, but moved to Norwich, Vt.
around 1836, and returned to Reading in 1857. In those early days
there were no railroads in the New England states, exepting a short
one at Quincy, Mass., all transportation being done by team and stage,
the main stage line from Boston to Montreal passing through Norwich.
The family had their own team and there was always someone around to
drive the horses to the village or to the market.
         After William's death, in 1865, Hannah joned the household of
Martin Pratt where she was living at the taking of the 1870. Her
stepdaughter, Susan Townsend Fay was also living in the household.
        William d. of 'cancer on his breast', 19 Dec., 1865. Hannah d.
of penumonia, 26 Feb., 1884 (age 89).

Townsend children (1-10 by 1st wife, Susan, the rest by Hannah; all
born Felchville):

1.  Elmer Townsend, b. 2 March, 1807
2.  Orson Townsend, b. 6 May, 1808. A farmer, he m. -- Harriet M. Holt
(b. Woodstock, Vt., 1814, dau. of Oliver & Harriet (Delano) Holt).
Orson d. of inflmmation of the bowels at Reading, 25 Aug., 1865 (age
58). Harriet d. of cancer at Felchville, Friday eveing, 20 Nov., 1891.
(age 78).
        Townsend children (at least):
1.  Susan A., b. 1843.  She was unmarried at the taking of the 1870
census of Reading.
2.  Harriet Anne, b. 1846, m. Boston, 4 July, 1872, Joel R. Crandall
of Windsor.  She d. in South Royalton, Vt., 1880 (age 44).
3.  Albert A., b. 1850
4.  Hattie, b. 1854
3.  Alfred Townsend, b. 15 Jan., 1810
4.  Albert Townsend, b. 15 Jan., 1810 [twin], ....... d. in Carthage,
Mississippi, 24 April, 1845 (age 35)
5.  Aurilla Townsend, b. 30 Sept., 1811. She m. Rev. Horace Herrick
(b. Peacham, Vt., 11 May, 1807, son of David & Mary H. (Buswell)
Herrick).  Felchville, 4 Dec 1885: "Mrs. H. Herrick has gone to Rome,
NY to have a cancer extracted. She was accompanied by her niece, Miss
Minnie Fay." Rev. Herrick d. of pneumonia at Felchville 31 Jan., 1891
(age 84). The widow Aurilla d. of cancer, at Felchville, 5 July, 1891
(age 80). "They rest from their labors, and their works do follow
6.  Susannah Townsend, b. 20 March, 1813. She was 'of Norwich, Vt",
when she m. (as his 2nd wife), -1856, Ezra Fay (b. 20 Dec., 1805, son
of Ezra & Olive (Lincoln) Fay).  Felchville, 28 Aug., 1879: Mrs. Susan
Fay is rapidly declining with a cancer." Susanna d. of cancer, 19
Oct., 1879 (age 67). Mr. Fay m. (for a 3rd time), --- , Mary A.
Dunlap. He d. of typhoid pneumonia at his home in Felchville, 28
April, 1872 (age 67).
7.  William Smith Townsend, b. 16 Oct., 1814
8.  Edwin Townsend, b. 14 Jan., 1816 .......  d. 24 July, 1816
9.  Dennis Townsend, b. 8 May, 1817. He attended Dartmouth College
from 1838-9. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1868. At
the taking of the 1870 census of Reading, Dennis was employed as a
schoolteacher.He died at Stockton, California, 21 Feb. 1874.
10. Adin Townsend, b. 16 April, 1819 ........  d. 19 June, 1823
11. Eliza Townsend, b. 27 July, 1821. She was raised in Reading and
Norwich, Vt. She spent several years in Iowa where she taught singing
and was the leader of a glee club. She taught school at Norwich and
also at a later period, assisted in the Felchville schools. Reading, 6
Aug., 1908: "Miss Eliza Townsend, one of the oldest persons in
Felchville, passed her 87th birthday anniversary on July 27th, when a
few of her friends were invited to take tea with her in honor of her
natal day. She received gifts and good wishes from distant and nearby
friends for many such birthdays." Felchville, 30 June, 1910: "Mrs. F.
E. Snow and two sons and Mrs. R. E. Townsend of Boston. Mrs. B. B.
Townsend of New York city, Mrs. Cordelia Buck and Mrs. William Buck of
Springfield, Mass. ,visited their Aunt and cousin, Miss Eliza Townsend
and Minnie Fay on Thursdays of last week, coming in automobiles. They
were accompanied by a lady friend from Washington, DC."  4 Aug., 1910:
"At her home on North Main St. in Felchville, Miss Eliza Townsend
celebrated her 89th birthday. A small dinner party at the house with
the dinner served on chinaware purchased by Eliza's brother 74 years
ago. For nearly 50 years Miss Townsend has lived in the house she now
occupies, passing her days in a calm, peaceful manner. In her
declining years she has been cared for by her niece, Miss M. C. Fay."
Eliza d unm. in Felchville of heart disease, 20 May, 1911. >From her
obituary: " For nearly 50 years, she lived in the house where her
death occurred. Her life had always been a calm and peaceful one and
to the very last she was the same sweet, lovable lady she had always
been.  In her declining years she was cared for by niece Miss M. C.
12. Susanna Townsend, b. 24 Dec., 1822 .......  d. 25 Dec., 1822
13. Frederick Van Alstyne Townsend, b. 9 April, 1824. He m.
Springfield, 2 Jan., 1851, Aurelia K. Royce (b. Springfield, Vt. 5
April, 1831, dau. of Samuel & Lucy (Watkins) Royce).  They lived in
Springfield, Vt.   He d. suddenly of a heart attack, 20 July, 1893
(age 68).
Townsend Children (born Springfield, Vt.):
1.  Ervin Alstyne, b. 25 Dec., 1851, m. 21 Oct., 1875 Minne E. Duquet
of Lowell, Mass.
2.  Amasa Watkins, b. 25 Feb. 1857, m. 27 Dec., 1882 Nellie Storrs of
Lebanon, NH. They moved to Iowa.
3.  Mary Aurelia, b. 7 May, 1868, m. 4 Sept., 1889 Bertrand D. Bowen
of Springfield
14. Isabella Townsend, b. 26 Feb., 1827.  She m. -- Waterman of
Norwich, Vt. She moved to the west with her husband, had six children,
and d. in Mapleton, Kansas, 3 April, 1895 (age 68).
15. Francis Torry Townsend, b. 5 March, 1829. He m. (as her 2nd
husband), --, Melissa A. (Cowderry) Braman (b. 20 June, 1836, dau. of
Isaac Jenne & Laura (Newtn) Cowderry, and widow of James C. Braman).
Melissa d. in Clay, Iowa, 24 Sept., 1884 (age 48).
16. VanBuren A. Townsend, b. 4 Jan., 1831.  He d. at his home in
Tampa, Fla. after a twenty-four hour illness of rheumatism of the
heart, 30 Oct., 1898 (age 67).
17. Velette Pizarro Townsend, b. 18 April, 1832. He d. 11 Dec., 1903.
18. Marquis Derelius Townsend, b. 23 Oct., 1835.  --Felchville, 30
June, 1910: "Marquis D. Townsend of Conneaut, Ohio, is visiting his
sister, Eliza Townsend." -- 29 Oct., 1911: "M. D. Townsend, who has
spent the summer with his niece Miss M. C. Fay, started on his
homeward journey Monday. He will visit relatives at Worcester, Mass.
and Buzzard Bay before going home to Ohio." -- Reading, 21 Nov., 1912:
"At Conneaut, Ohio on Nov. 14th, was dedicated a soldiers' monument
presented to the city of Capt. Marquis D. Townsend and his late wife.
The monument is a beautiful and imposing granite memorial and is given
in memory of the soldiers who enlisted from the vicinity of Conneaut
and are lying in unknown graves.  Mr. Townsend is a native of this
town and for several years has spent his summers here.  He is highly
respected and esteemed by all who know him and Reading feels honored
in having contributed so worthy a man to the state of Ohio." -- 18
Nov., 1915: Mrs. M. D. Townsend, 70 Douglas Street, Columbus, Ohio was
hostess at a dinner party 22 October in clebration of the 80th
birthday of her husband. Capt. Townsend's long life has been a busy
one. He saw active servie i nthe Civi lWar and for years engaged in
active business pursuits. For four years he was postmaster at
Conneaut, Ohio, his home town, then came to Columbus and served in the
office of the adjutant general eight years." Mr. Townsend d. in
Conneaut, Ohio, Friday, 10 Nov., 1922. "In his early childhood, his
parents moved to Norwich, Vt., where they remained about twenty years
and where he grew up. They returned to Reading and located in
Felchville in 1857. Mr. Townsend went to Iowa in early manhood where
he remained until the opening of the Civil War, when he enlisted in
the Union Army and served in important engagements. At the close of
the war he came to Felchville with his family and was employed for a
time for the firm of Camberlain and Keyes. Later he removed to Ohio
which state has since been his home and where he was in active
business life until his later years. During his later years he had
frequently spent considerable time in the summer in the old Townsend
home in Felchville, where his niece, Minnie Fay, still lives. He was
the last remaining member of a large family of brothers and sisters."

Subject: Obits
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 20:31:03 -0400
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