Children of Anson E. and Harriet (Bromley) Bigelow:
15146.211 Ann Elizabeth, b 18 Jan 1828 Essex (or Clinton), NY; d 28 June 1907; m 25 Dec 1850 Capt. Edwin R. Follett. (see below)
15146.212 Eunice A., b 10 Aug 1830 Essex (or Clinton), NY; d 13 Nov 1922; m 28 May 1856 Rev.Charles C. Hart.
15146.213 Irad W., b 14 May 1833 Essex (or Clinton), NY; d 25 May 1902. (see stone above)
15146.214 Ester (sic) Lovina, b 20 June 1836; d 14 April 1911; m 05 Nov 1860 Emerson Featherston. (see stone below) E.W. Featherston, (son) was president of Bank of Ausable Forks; 1929-1935.
15146.215 Harriet M., b 06 Nov 1844; d ____ 1931. (on left side of stone above: "H.M.B.; 1844-1931")
15146.216 Sarah A., b 20 Nov 1847; d 08 April 1893; m 0l Jan 1869 Warren Dockum.
15146.217t Anson Eugene, b 20 May 1849; d 07 May 1927; m 10 May 1876 Jennie Eliza Buttrick, b 20 Oct 1854; d 12 Oct 1931.
15146.218 Ella M., b 04 July 1851; d 08 April 1920. (see stone above)
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I ;
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II page 31;
correspondence between descendants and Bigelow Society historian/genealogist;
vital records of Clinton and Essex counties, NY.
New Note 11/15/05:
From Don Papson
From Plattsburgh Sentinel February 2, 1877
HARRIET M, wife of Anson Bigelow, died at their residence in Ausable
Forks, N.Y., Jan 21, 1877, aged years and 5 days.
The deceased was highly esteemed in this entire community. She was one of
the oldest residents of the town. For many years she lived in peace and love
with the Church, with God and mankind. She was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. although not an active member, yet she was consistent in her life
and loyal to her church and interests. In her home especially, her piety was
manifested, and her children cannot easily forget the impressions of good that
she made on their minds by her consistent life and godly admonitions.
She was called to pass through the fire of intense suffering, for nearly
four months in extreme agony of body, occasioned by disease of the heart, yet
in the midst of bodily anguish her mind was calm and composed. Often she
longed to be absent from the body and present with her Lord. As she was about
stepping out of time’s scenes into the future, when language had failed, and the
devoted daughters and sons were weeping, she shook her head “No.” as much as
to say, “Weep not for me. I’m going home.”
Truly her tombstone may be engraved: “She died in the hope of a blessed
She leaves a husband, six daughters, two sons and a large circle of
friends to mourn their loss, but they “sorrow not as those who have no hope.”
“Anson Bigelow was born in Chesterfield in 1804 and came to the site of
Ausable Forks about 1819” History of Jay, New York FROM THE HISTORY OF ESSEX COUNTY
EDITED BY: H. P. SMITH PUBLISHED BY D. MASON & CO. PUBLISHERS, SYRACUSE, NY 1885.
Village of Au Sable Forks, Town of Black Brook, Clinton co, NY
Irad W. BIGELOW / May 14, 1833 - May 25, 1902 /
Ella M. BIGELOW / July 4, 1851 - Apr. 8, 1920 /
Anson BIGELOW / Feb. 25, 1805 - Apr. 26, 1891 /
His Wife / Harriet M. / Jan. 16, 1808 - Jan. 21, 1877 /
H.M.B. / 1844 - 1921 /
Duane Hamilton Hurd: History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, NY (1880);
J.W. Lewis & Co.:
page 244: Early Settlement of Town of Black Brook:
"Irad Bigelow came from Chesterfield soon after (Zephaniah Palmer who was first, before 1825) and located on the Jay side of the river, near the village of New Sweden. Some of his land lay in the present (town) of Black Brook. A wife and six children accompanied Mr. Bigelow, among whom was Anson Bigelow, who resided now at the Forks."( Ausable Forks, NY)
At that time Black Brook was part of Peru Twp.
page 246: 22 May 1840 under Highways those who resided in district #1 commencing on the west line of the town of Ausable.... together with number of days they had to work on the roads: Anson Bigelow overseer 16 days.
page 209: Under Town of Ausable: village of New Sweden included
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; A History of Black Brook, Ausable Forks, by Margaret L. Nolan
pub 1977 Denton Publications, Elizabethtown, NY.
From: Post <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi, just for a kick I typed in Anson Bigelow on the computer--what a surprise to find the listing.
My husband and I have lived in an old brick house outside of Ausable Forks for 23 years. We once
tried to trace back deeds at the county clerks, but found we got lost in the scribe of the day.
Recently, a previous (short term) owner mailed me all the deeds up till she bought the place. The
first mortgage deed was dated 1883 from Anson to Irad Bigelow, stating Anson had been a farmer and
lived on the farm "in his lifetime". Not sure if he built the house, or his father built the house
and what year. I was wondering if you had any information--the place originally had 167 acres.
(Old pictures of this house are greatly sought after if you know anyone who has some and may be
able to scan)