I bought an old document at an antique store with the surname Bigelow. I have attached it with this email. Also, I bought an old photo of a young man, across the front of the photo is the signature Poultney Bigelow. I laid it down in my office and need to find it again. When I do, I will scan it and email it to you. Enjoy the attached document
In the message prior to OOPS I inquired about the 12 July 1802 Amasa
will referenced on the Bigelow Society Page.
Where was it filed? Orange County VT?
Is a copy or transcript available?
Thanks for your assistance.
I am changing my e-mail contacts to a new e-mail site.
I am not sure this
old one works that well and it is hard to get information.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> is the old E-mail address.
The new E-mail is: <email@example.com>
Arlyne M. Stump
I got your email address from your website. I see on
it that your son played hockey at Utah State U. I
research Bigelows who participated in athletics and
would like to gather some info on his playing career.
I tried emailing him from the email address that you
provide on your site but it came back.
There have been many Bigelows who have played
collegiately and some professinally, Elliott played
for the Red Sox and Bob played for the Kings, Clippers
Hope to hear from you
I hope that you remember me. Have a question: is my information about Elizabeth Bigelow included in the second volume? I remember
the Bigelow historian, Mrs. Legerit(did I spell it correctly) contacting me through e-mail and giving her the information.
Gosh I don't know about your life but I get myself soo busy that I vaguely remember her saying that the info would be in the new book.
Do you know? Or, do you know how I can contact the historian??
I would like to join the Bigelow Society, but feel I should be able
to document my descendancy first, and am surprised there are no records
of Mary R.'s children. If you have any advice I will certainly be guided;
meantime I'll keep digging from this end, though there is a sparcity of
documentation for the Kauffman and Rhiver lines compared with the enormity
of the Bigelow family.
p.s. I have 3 websites that I built and maintain, and would be happy to link your site on my links pages. The sailing site gets about a thousand hits a month, at www.2idiotsinaboat.com, and concerns to my efforts to sail around the world to raise money for children. My fiction site contains my published stories and novel excerpts (http://home.nyc.rr.com/fiction) and my journal is a general purpose site, and includes a tributes for Sept.11 and Veteran's Day, among other things (http://home.sprynet.com/~cronish/index.html). G.D.
The Bigelow and Coleman families are related. Family of John Coleman,
Jr., and Hannah Wright of Wethersfield, CT.
Possibly related to Vice President Aaron Burr; also Edwards family.
I have written to you before, and I hope you will remember
have! I wrote concerning William Bigelow, father of my great
grandmother, Sarah. I was hoping to prove that he was a descendant of
Loring Bigleow. I have interesting news, that is a little sad for me
because I thought I had uncovered the Bigelow family as my own. I think
it may not be so, according to my latest findings.
I am beginning to believe that my William may have been the William
Bigelow who was living with Loring in the 1850 census, for Romulus, Wayne
Co, Mich, but that he had a name sounding very similar to Bigelow, and
thus was given that name by the census taker. I have found that he is in
the 1860 census for Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan, married to a widow woman
named Electa Knowlton, and has 3 of her children with them. She was
apparently married to Stephen Knowlton in the 1850 Wayne Co census, and
he probably died somewhere between 1852 and the 1860 census. I
calculated the 3 children's ages from the census and the last one was
born about 1852 in Mich.
My great grandmother Sarah was born in 1861, according to every record
I have seen, even the ones she answered for herself. And, at my great
grandfather Frank Merritt's (Sarah's husband) funeral, according to his
obituary, there were Knowlton family members present--probably 1/2
brothers from her mother's first marriage. Another tidbit is that in the
household of William Bigelow and Electa there was a woman, age 80, whose
name was Sarah Murphy. I have grown up hearing that I was named for my
great great grandmother Mary Murphy, which is what it says in Sarah
Bigelow Merritt's (Bowhall was her second husband) death certificate for
her mother's name. I am now wondering if Electa Knowlton Bigelow was not
in fact Mary Murphy, or Electa Mary Murphy, or some such combination.
Either that or Mary Murphy was a sister to Electa and William was married
twice, but that seems very uncommon for the dates as they are mighty
close(1860 census & 1861 birth of Sarah)---but stranger things have
happened, so I won't rule that out until I am certain.
At any rate, it is my belief, at this time, that my William BIGELOW
was living with Loring Bigelow in 1850, married in 1859 just prior to the
census, as it says "married within the year", to a widow Electa Knowlton.
AND, because his name was so similar to Bigelow, he was given that name
and carried it forward the rest of his life and so did his descendants.
There are 2 places that say he was born in Germany and spoke German (the
1860 census when he was living, and the 1920 census for his daugther
Sarah Merritt), so I am thinking his name might have been BIGLER, or some
such variant that sounded like Bigelow. This, of course, is all
conjecture on my point, and now I must prove it!
At any rate, the woman I spoke of as being descended from Jarius
Bigelow, has consented to put her information on line. We have a few
conflicts in the next few weeks as I have family coming for the next
week, and then a minor surgery after that. She is in the process of
obtaining a job, and her computer is on the fritz. But, I have been in
contact with her, and she has promised to get back with me and post her
info online, even if she has to do so on my computer--which is great with
me as soon as the mess dies down around here.
I wanted to send her address as I am hoping that at least Anne and
Jean will contact her by snailmail, and get her involved in the Bigelow
Society. She is very interested, she just needs a nudge, and I am doing
that as best I can. Unfortunately, the only way to reach her by e mail
is through me (Mary Hicks firstname.lastname@example.org ), or by snailmail. She
has done a lengthy, and indepth research, of the descendants of Jarius
Bigelow, up to herself. She is:
112 Danny Ln
Mt. Morris, Michigan 48458
On Mon, 10 Dec 2001 19:25:28 -0600 "Anne Bigelow" <email@example.com>
> It wasn't me you were corresponding with but thanks for the
> anyway - I can use it as a filler in Forge sometime. You may have
> been in
> contact with Rod Bigelow ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) who looks after the
> Society website or Jean Legereit ( email@example.com ), the Historian,
> maintains a huge Bigelow database. If you haven't been in contact
> with them,
> I would try them as they may be able to hook you up with your
> ancestor. By
> the way, my e-mail address has just changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
> Good luck with your research.
> Anne Bigelow
> Forge Editor
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary D Hicks" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2001 4:15 PM
> Subject: Bigelow Family
> > Dear Anne,
> > I don't recall--I think it was you I corresponded with earlier
> in the
> > past few weeks. I am trying to connect my William Bigelow with
> > Bigelow of Romulus, Wayne Co, Mich. I have been digging at the
> > Public library and came across someone doing the Bigelow family
> for the
> > Munday Twp, Swartz Creek, Mich, area. I found this information in
> > census:
> > Bigelow, William, 1900 Census, Michigan, Vol 21, ED14, Sheet 16,
> line 76,
> > Genesee Co, City of Flint, 1800 NR St.:
> > Bigelow, William, born July 1861, age 38, born Michigan
> > Sarah, wife, born July 1863, age 36, born Mich
> > Maude, daughter, born May 1887, age 13, born Mich
> > Frank, son, born Jan 1893, age 7, born Mich
> > Neill, son, born Dec 1897, age 2, born Mich
> > Lafrieda, daughter, born Jan 1899, age 1, born Mich
> > Evergreen Cemetery Records:
> > William H. Bigelow, died January 27, 1933, Flint, age 71
> > son of Mr. & Mrs. James Bigelow
> > married Sarah Timmie, June 2, 1880
> > Surviving: 3 sons: Frank, Lansing, Mich; Harold, Grand Blanc, Mich;
> > Flint, Mich
> > 1 daughter: Freda Andrew, Flint, Mich
> > Unfortunately this is not my William Bigelow. BUT--this is
> > Bigelow, son of James, grandson of Hiram Bigelow. Hiram was the
> son of
> > Jarious Bigelow and Lucinda Main. William's father, James
> Bigelow, had 3
> > wives, and it is my understanding that William's mother was
> > (Goulding) Parrish.
> > I couldn't bear to throw this information away, even if it
> isn't my
> > family. So, thought I would pass it on to you. I am going to try
> to get
> > the lady who I met at the library to give me the information on
> > branch--she is descended from Jarius and Lucinda Main.
> > Warmest Regards,
> > Mary Hicks
> > email@example.com
I tried to get to the NJ site but no go???? My great grandfather
Tella Bigelow (1810-1897). He died in Northern Fayette Co., PA and his
death certificate lists his father as Elias Begelow born NJ, and his mother
as Kathran from Germany. Jameshad a brother Joseph and they originally
worked on the "river" Doesanyone know anything????
Henry Veeder 9 BIGELOW
Veeder 9 BIGELOW, son of James
Edward 8 ( Isaac
7 , John 6,
and Henrietta Agnes (HOOD) BIGELOW, was born 6 November 1874 at
Lynn, MA. On July 17,
1900 he married Mary Tupper, She born 21 Nov 1877 Bay of
Islands,,Newfoundland; and died May 23, 1960 at Victoria BC. She was the
daughter of John S. and Elizabeth (Waddell) Tupper. Henry was a lawyer,
practicing in Truro until 1907 when he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan. In
1918 he became Justice of the Kings Bench in Saskachewan. Henry also was
purported to die on 23 May 1960 in Victoria,BC (this is probably a mistake)
**(YES , he died about a year later )**
Children of Henry Veeder and Mary (Tupper) Bigelow:
1592C.24611 Sherburne Tupper, b 03 Aug 1901
Regina, Sask.; d 13 June
1993 ; m 08 May 1925 Helen Beatrice Cross d___ ; . **Tupper** was oldest of
seven children.(see note below)
They had one child:
1. Charles Cross, (see below)
1592C.24612 James Arthur Harold, b 29 Dec 1902
Truro,, NS; d bef 1974
Toronto ; unmarried.
1592C.24613 Agnes** Katherine**, b 18 Aug 1904
Regina, Sask., CA; d __ ;
m Eric Reddy ,**Gordon Cushing (d1951) and J. Fred Kennedy, dental surgeon
, died Oct __, 1989 Delray Beach,FL**
1Patricia Reddy d Fl
2 Jane Reddy m Brad Quakenbush d
3John Cushing m Julie Cushing div. d Ottawa,ON
Julie Cushing b 12 Dec 1962
John Cameron b Dec 31, 1969.
4 Cameron Cushing b 1946 d Sept, 2001, bur.in family plot,Nassau,Bahamas
1592C 24614 George Borden, b 27 Aug 1909 Regina,
Sask., CA; d late 1999.
; wife** Virginnia.
1. John G. Bigelow,** b. October 15,1934. was a senior pilot with
Pan-Am.** now retired,lives on his sailboat in the Mediteranean **. He
talked to Don Bigelow in Grand Rapids,MI in 1997.
married twice . Lives with third wife Norah Kathleen Murphy m August
2 children from 1st marr.David and Elizabeth, both live on Vancouver
Island . Elizabeth has five children .
2 children from 2nd marriageJohn and Kevin , both live in Minnesota .**
**2.Gina Bigelow b1948 ,lives in Florida , married _Foy
**3, Wendy b1939
1592C.24615 John Graham, b 06 Feb 1912 Regina.
Sask.,CA; d ____ ; He
resided in Regina, NS or England? and was killed in an airplane accident
*while on duty with the RAF 3 Sept 1934 in Hawkinge ,Kent .**
1592C.24616 Mary Bedford, b 26 Apr 1916 Regina,
Sask., CA;**m Robert
Montague Archer Jan 6, 1940 , Lived in Chambly and Richelieu P.Q. Worked as
administrative assistant at McGill University .Div . m. Charles Richard
Payan Jan 5,1974. Now lives in Oakville, ON
1.Judy Tupper Archer b Oct16,1944 Toronto, ON . m Michael Allen Westover
Jones Dec 7,1974 Toronto. no issue . Works as a visual artist and family
historian,and manages a family business Pianoscapes Inc. Lives in Orillia,
2.Caroline MacGregor Archer b Aug 15, 1946 Toronto,ON .m Robert
July 1968 Chambly PQ .lives in Oakville,ON
one son Jeremy Cameron Archer Bell b 1 Feb1974,d 19 Feb 1974 Hamilton ,ON
3.John Bigelow Archer b Sept 26,1948,Montreal.PQ m Renate Sainsbury 4
Mar1989 div 1995.
Works in Cable repair for Telus ,Drayton Valley , AB
**d ___ ;
1592C.24617 Alan Eaton, b 30 Sep 1918. Wife
**Stella**; He resided in
Regina, NS. Had 4 daughters and a son Frederick who became a squadron
leader in the RCAF. One of his daus.**Mary** predeceased him. He died in
Victoria, BC.** One daughter Margaret, a furniture designer , m Eugene Rubin
lives in Rockville MD, has three children Elizabeth, Robert and Mary .**
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 146;
Charles Cross Bigelow e-mail of 5 Nov 1997 ( bigelow@cc.UManitoba.CA )
Bigelow Book,. Vol.II 1996
Kings Co. Historical Soc., 2/22/97
Records of Bigelow Society historian/genealogist.
some further details ,corrections, updates***
Henry Veeder 9 BIGELOW
1592C.248111.1 Charles Cross,*** 2 children from first marriage
Anne Kirsten b 2 Sept 1958 , Copenhagen ,Denmark
David Carleton b 2 Sept 1960 , NYC, NY
1592C 24614 George Borden, b 27 Aug 1909 Regina,
Sask., CA; d late 1999.
; wife Virginia ***d Dec 1986 Victoria ,BC>***
1592C.24616 Mary Bedford, b 26 Apr ***1914***
Regina, Sask., CA;
In searching the internet for information on our ancestors, I found
you site after a keyword search for Col. Asa
Whitcomb's Regt. I am interested in finding out more about the following information and am in hopes that you can
give me some direction:
Bennett, Thomas, Shirley.Sergeant, Capt. Henry Haskell's co., Col. James
Prescott's regt., which
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; reported enlisted into the army April 26, 1775;
also, Capt. Longley's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt.; receipts for wages for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated
Prospect Hill; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775].
If you would be so kind as to tell me where you found the information
on Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regt. I am in hopes of
finding out more about the above Thomas Bennet/Bennett.
Thank you very much. Judith Bennett Kernan
I was just browsing around and found a web page which contains some incorrect information.
The children listed for Howard and Mary Kitchen Bigelow are actually
the children of his brother Harry (my g-grandfather).
According to The Ide Family, Pennsylvania Branch, Vol. II, Howard and Mary had one daughter, Janice, b. 16-Jan-1836.
The information for Harry is almost all correct. ( http://bigelow.simplenet.com/rod9/har92253.htm
) My grandfather's correct
name is Merl Hawn, not Merl Vaughn, despite what his birth certificate says. The doctor mistakenly wrote Vaughn when he was
FYI - Harry's date of death is 28-Sept-1987.
If the Society needs any information about the 10th-12th generations
of this little branch, I would be happy to provide whatever
you need. I know my great-aunt Connie (Alyce Carlene Friedley) Bigelow worked with Patricia Bigelow for years to research our
branch. I have recently received a great deal of their correspondence and research and would be happy to help with current and
future generations in any way I can.
Thanks for your time,
Holly Beth Bigelow
Sponsor Archive CD Books Project - a non-profit project to make reproductions
of old books,
documents and maps available on CD to genealogists:
I was on your site at
and noticed a "Jn Case" as one of the souldiers under
command of Capt. James Oliver. My ancester John Case
was in the area at the time. Do you have any other
information on this Jn Case. For example, age,
residency etc. I wanted to find a match if possible.
re : Joshua Cushman Bigelow 16251.212t
Born USA, married & died in Australia
Unable to access information from database
I am great grandson of above, my father Leslie William Bigelow, my grandfather Alphonso George Bigelow.
Leslie Cushman Bigelow
Greetings to the Bigelow family. My name is Rick Wickwire and I am listed
a researcher of the Wickwire family on the url copied above. My email
address has changed and I am writing to ask if it would be possible for you
to change it on the website. My new address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The reason I noticed it is because we are making another effort to identify
the Horace E. Wickwire who married Ellen P. Bigelow.
Thanks for your help,