Adam Chester 7 BIGELOW

15336.52      Adam Chester 7 BIGELOW, son of Cornelius 6 ( Paul 5, Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John1 and Persis (HARRIS) BIGELOW, was born in VT about 1795, moving to Chatham township, Argenteuil, Quebec about 1801 with his parents. He married on 21 January 1819 Laurene Smith. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Mills) Smith and born in VT about 1801. About 1830, the family moved to Buckingham, Papineau county. During a serious family illness, Adam Chester was baptized, 15 May 1843 and on 14 September 1843 three of his children were also baptized. Church records state "relict of the late Adam Chester Bigelow" and thus we assume he had recently died, but no burial record has been found. His widow married (2) 19 December 1845 Samuel Warwick and after her death, he remarried. Laurene died before 1879 and is allegedly buried in the old Presbyterian cemetery at Buckingham. We list his death as the middle months of 1843.

Children of Adam C. and Laurene (Smith) Bigelow:

15336.521t    James, b 13 Sept 1820 Chatham; d 28 Sept 1914 Buckingham; m (1)03 Feb 1845 Mary Bigelow (15336.541) and (2) 03 Oct 1883 Eleanor Bigelow (15336.545); res. Glen Almond, Que.; 10 children.

15336.522     Joseph, John (or Joseph), b 08 Nov 1827 Blais Township, Quebec; d 10 July 1881, McLean Twp, Muskoka co, Ontario; m Elizabeth Lucy Hogg about 1847; also believed to 'have moved West' and possibly married and raised a family. (see below)

15336.523     Cornelius, b 1829?? Chatham; d 14 Apr 1901 Dalesville, Quebec; there is another mention of him in this family, as possibly died in childhood.

15336.524t    Mills or Miles, b ca 1828; d 18 Feb 1904 Pine Hill, Que.; m 26 Feb 1845 Elizabeth Warwick; res. Pine Hill, Que.; 9 children.

15336.525t    Aurelia, b_____May 1829 (from 1900 census); d 07 May 1920 East Jordan, MI; in ca 1850 Elijah Bigelow (15336.543); 12 children.

15336.526t    Adam Chester, jr., b ca 1830 (age given 13 at 1843 baptism); d ca 1880 Buckingham; m 31 Jan 1853 Julia Ann Lonsdale; 8 children.

15336.527t    Jeremiah, b __ 1831 (as given at baptism 1850); d 23 Aug 1911 Glen Almond; m (1) 25 Feb 1851 Lucinda Reaume and (2) ca 1902 Annie LaForce; 10 children, plus 6 adopted children (Annie's).

15336.528t    Levi, b 04 Dec 1834/35; d 26 Mar 1916 Glen Almond; m 11 Sept 1854 Elizabeth Bigelow (15336.544); 10 children.

15336.529     Ann Alvina, b ca 1836 (age at baptism given as 7 in 1843); no further record; presumed to have died soon after baptism.

15336.52At   Catherine Emily, b ca 1837 Buckingham (age at baptism 1843, as 6); d 08 Oct 1917 Glen Almond; m 27 June 1858 Reilly Clemiss; 9 children.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 84-85;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 192 child "#1796 Chester";
Vital records, church, cemetery and census records Que.;
research by Bigelow Society historian/genealogist and correspondence between her and descendants.
Descendant Note:
Name: Sheila Bigelow Willis
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1999-01-08 08:01:11
Comments: Years ago I did research and collected considerable information on my branch of the family from John via
Quebec to Northern Ontario. Would be pleased to share for inclusion in new family history or with others needing info. My
line is John1, Samuel 2 Samuel 3, Cornelius 4, Paul 5, Cornelius 6 , Chester 7, Chester 8, Jeremiah 9 , George 10 Emerson 11, Sheila 12. (Chesters are known as Adam Chester by Big Soc....ROD 1/12/99)
Other sources:
Vital records, church, cemetery and census records Que.;
research by Bigelow Society historian/genealogist, [Pat Bigelow] and correspondence between her and descendants.

Note:  Adam Chester called "Chester" and Mary Lurene Smith are ancestors of Heather (Bigelow) O'Callahan, e-mail - wrote Don Bigelow 19 Jan 1997.  She lived then in Cheshire, U.K. "According to dept of genealogy, Boston University, her ancesters include Col. Chester Bigelow of the union army and "much to my great pride and delight, Harriet Beecher Stowe!"  Her great grandfather was William E. Bigelow, merchant seaman who settled in Liverpool, England and also the diary and obit notice of his father, who was a schoolmaster from outside Boston.
They Lived in Buckingham, Que--7th gen.--1996 reunion at Sault Ste.Marie, MI

Joseph 8 Bigelow, was born 08 Nov 1827 Blais Township, Quebec (1827/28 (census)); d 10 July 1881, McLean Twp, Muskoka co, Ontario;
1881 age 53 living in Muskoka, Ontario and married to Elizabeth age 52 with children:  Benjamin 19, Hannah 17, Washington 13 and Alexander age 11.  Elmer and Yolande Bigelow assumed Elizabeth was 2nd wife, but not sure.  Census also lists Joseph as born in Quebec and as French.  Other information they had said he was born in St. Blais, Quebec.  Yolande said she knows St. Blaise used to be called St. Blais sur Richelieu and no longer exists.  She believes two other sites may be in the immediate area, St. Jeann sur Richelieu and Iberville.  Elmer is grandson of Washington, son of Joseph.  Washington's children were Cora Schmidt, Wellington Bigelow (unm), Ellen, Joseph, Mary, Roe, Edward, Lillian, Dolstrom, and Louis Kendal.  Louis Kendal had:  Raymond, Wilbur, Elmer M. and Yolande Dube. (She has some dates she will send if needed). Wife Elizabeth was Elizabeth Lucy Hogg.
Sources:   (Elmer and Yolande Bigelow 1 Jan 2003) message follows:

Joseph Bigelow b. 1827 or 1828 St Blaise Township, Quebec, m. Lucy Hogg b.1821, Ontario; Children: Joseph b.1851, John b.1852, Mary Lucy b.1856, Benjamin b. 1862, Hannah b. 1865, Alexander 5. 1866, Washington b. 29-Sep-1864.
Joseph died 10-Jul-1881, McLean Twp, Muskoka County, Ontario.
I have learned that Joseph Bigelow b 1828, married Lucy Hogg
might of had the parents Joseph and Sarah. Also Joseph might have moved to Ont from Que to live with an Uncle in the Scugog area after his father passed away. Does this sound familiar to anyone or do you have a Joseph that might fit? Thanks Terri

 06/17/2007 from Teresa McBride   < >:
I have been in touch with a granddaughter or great granddaughter of Washington. Carol Gibson and we are working on Joseph and Elizabeth Lucy Hogg Bigelow.  Lucy and Elizabeth on the census are the same people.  Joe only married once.  I would be interested in talking with you about any other info you might have on this line of Bigelows.  Yours Terri

Joseph's identification as a son of Adam Chester is only supposed. Below are files from Joseph's descendants:
Family Group Sheet
Joseph Bigelow Husband:
Born: 1827 Blaise Twp., Quebec
Died: 10 Jul 1881 McLean Twp., Muskoka, Ont.
Lucy Elizabeth Hogg Wife:
Born:  01 Mar 1829 Quebec

Modified - 01/16/2009
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