Aurelius Deloni 7 BIGELOW

15145.71    Aurelius Deloni (Deloney) 7 BIGELOW, son of  William H. 6 ( John 5 , John 4,John 3, Samuel 2, John 1 and Susanah (WILSON) BIGELOW, was born in 1820. He married Margaret McLellan and they were parents of seven children.  Deloney was a school teacher in Marion county, SC.  He was about 40 when he married Margaret who was age 19.  According to the 1850 NC census, Margaret was 18, when census taken. Margaret was the daughter of Archibald and Christian (Buie) McLellan. She died between 1873-1880. (see note) Deloni died in 1872, see notes.

Children of Deloni and Margaret (McLellan) Bigelow:

15145.711     Aurelius Deloni, b 07 Mar 1858 Florence co, SC; d 09 Sept 1929; m (1) Esther Lucinda Poston; m (2) Luvenia Poston;

15145.712     Elizabeth R., b __ 1861 Florence co, SC; d ____ ;

15145.713     Sarah J., b  __ 1862 Florence co, SC; d ____ ;

15145.714     Mary E., b_____ 1864; d _____ ;

15145.715     Virginia Christian, b 16 Sept 1864; d 26 Aug 1929; m ca 1889 Thomas Eli Keefe (1859-1924); 6 children.

15145.716     Lilly L., b 07 Jan 1867; d 02 May 1927; m 06 Jan 1887 Thomas James Summerload (b 18 July 1857- d 08 June 1911); no children reported.

15145.717     Margaret Eula, b 14 Feb 1872; d 17 Dec 1936; m William Christopher Price (b 08 Nov 1866- d 17 Dec 1936); no children reported.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 310;
Bigelow Society historian/genealogist records.
Howe, "Bigelow Family of America";
various censuses NC and AR;
vital records AR;
correspondence with descendants;
24 Mar 2000 e-mail from Muriel K. Hanna:,....
child of  William's six children but only five were  listed." Dr. Muriel K. Hanna, Sr., Rt. 1, Box 1189, Snug Harbor Road, Summerton, SC 29148-9765
sent follow-up material on this family which agrees with what we had 26 July 2000. He said "I think 1820 is the correct birth year." But sent no proof.  Article with death notice of "Deloney" was in the Marion Star [SC] 20 Mar 1872 which he sent a copy of and it states:

"The remains of D. Bigelow who mysteriously disappeared about three months ago, and was supposed to have been murdered, was found a few days ago by a turpentine hand, in the woods on Little Cypress Creek, about thirteen miles South of Marion, SC.  Nothing but his skull and jaw bone was found.  A remnant of his clothing, and his pocket book with a small amount of money and some papers found near-by, proved his identification. Near the same spot were also found two black bottles, one half full of whiskey, and one of Butler, Gary and Chadwicks.  Immigration tickets which they can redeem by coming forward, and ministering on estate of deceased and paying five dollars to his poor widow.  The cause of his death is no longer a difficult problem to solve."

Mr. Hanna wrote on 24 July 2000, "Thanks very much for the Bigelow Pedigree chart and helping me find the link between Deloni and William H. Bigelow.  I am sending my line, as it fits into the Bigelow line (the Hannah line and Keefe line.)  I have the Keefe line as far back as 1730 and am stuck there for the moment, but will have it back to the immigrant soon, hopefully.
     As far as the death of Deloni, Sr., everyone thought (at that time) he had been murdered for his money.  He had rode his horse to Marion, SC to pick up his check for teaching and never returned.  He still had money on his body when found which rules out theft.  There was not enough of his body left to know if he was shot (murdered).  There was 1/2 bottle of whiskey left.  Normally 1/2 bottle of whiskey wouldn't kill anyone.  My guess is he probably had a heart attack and went into the edge of the woods to sit down against a tree and the heart pain got worse until he had the fatal heart attack.  Either that, or he passed out from the whiskey and was attacked and killed by a wild animal.  But I wonder what happened to the horse?  At any rate I am going to try and find out the rest of the story!!  Thanks again, Muriel K. Hannah."

Name: Dott Parler
From: Lexington, SC
Time: 1999-10-05 21:15:00
Comments: I have thoroughly enjoyed your research on the Bigelow family. My mother was a Bigelow from Pamplico, SC
and we are trying to find her lineage. Her father - Aurelius Deloni Bigelow, Jr. was born in Marion County, SC; this we
know. The 1850 Census records in S.C. show his father Aurelius Deloni Bigelow Sr. living in Marion County at the age of 35
and being born in North Carolina. I can't get any further than that. I would love any information anyone might have on any
Bigelow's moving south, possibly into North Carolina in the early 1800's. Thank you for your help!
Subject: Deloni (8)
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 09:33:08 -0400
From: "Judy Randall" <  >

     I'm Judy Randall, Dott's daughter.  Mom was so pleased to get the information you sent.  Deloni (8) is her grandfather:  Florence is her mother.  She is pulling together corrected information for you on all of the family complete with names, dates etc.  We are going to pursue the possibility that Aurelius Deloni (7) is the missing 6th child of William and will let you know what we discover.  My mom is 73 years old and quite excited about discovering her roots and extended family.
Thanks again and we will be back in touch.
Kind regards,
Judy Randall
More from Judy:
We don’t have any information on Aurelius Deloni Bigelow, Sr.

Aurelius Deloni Bigelow, Jr. was born in Marion District, S.C., now Florence County, S.C. on March 7, 1858.  His first marriage was to Esther Lucinda Poston. B – 11 Sept. 1866 D – 22 July 1901
She was the daughter of Robert Thomas Poston. B-17 May 1832. D- 15 Feb. 1911
And Sarah Amanda Poston. B-24 Aug. 1842.  D- 1 Nov. 1906.
Children:  (all born in Florence County, S.C.)
I. Florence Ulee B-13 May 1890 D-20 April 1980 M – 27 November 1921  Johnnie Jerome Coleman in Pamplico, SC
    Children: 1. Baby Girl – Feb. 1924 (born & died)
                   2. Esther Naomi Coleman  B- 17 May 1925   D-3 Nov. 1994
                   3. Dorothy Mina Coleman  B- 27 Sept. 1926 M- 16 May 1952 – James William Parler   B-8 Apr. 1918
                      1. John Russell   B- 18 May 1953 M – 1 Aug. 1981 - Robin Carol Vaughan  B- 3 Oct. 1953
                       Children:  a. Madison Vaughan  B – 22 Aug. 1987
                                       b. Chelsea Vaughan   B – 16 Oct. 1988
                      2. David Wayne   B – 29 Aug. 1956 M – 1 Aug. 1987 - Julia Lynn Floyd    B – 26 Oct. 1960
                      Children:   a. Coleman James   B. – 2 Dec. 1994
                                       b. David Grayson   B – 27 Aug. 1996
                      3. Judith Emily     B – 28 Nov. 1958 M – 6 March 1999 - Carey Woodson Randall, II B- 26 Nov. 1963

II. Myrtle Nettie  B- 5 Oct. 1892  D – 9 March 1973 M. – Fred LeFevre   B-16 Oct. 1897 D – 1973
     Children:  1.  Baby Boy  - 1924
                     2.  Louis Bigelow B – 9 Nov. 1925 M.-  26 May 1951 -Anne Farriba -
                         1.  Baby Boy
                         2.  Louis Bigelow, Jr.   B- 3 Mar. 1953 M.- Katherine Cook
                          Children:  (twins) Matthew and Michael  B-1984
                         3.  Kathryn Anne   B.- 1956 M – Gary Lee Schenk
                         Children: a. Erika Anne
                                        b. Andrew Lee

III. Eddle Olivia   B.-  Dec. 1895  D.- 6 July 1983 M.- Joseph Kelly Poston
      Children:  1. Baby Boy
                      2. Joseph Aurelius  B.- 15 Aug.  1934 M. – Joann Poston
                         1. Cynthia
                         2. Glynda
                         3. Janet
                         ( will get more information for you on Joseph’s family)

IV. Reginald B. - 30 July 1898 D. – 2 Sept. 1902

Aurelius’ second marriage:   Luvenia Poston  B. –27 Oct. 1881   D.- 1918
She was the daughter of Edward Pinckney Poston B- 17 Apr. 1847   D.- 2 Nov. 1911 and Emily Ann Creel   B.- 26 Aug. 1852    D. – 30 Mar. 1936
Children:  (all born in Florence County, S.C.)
I.   Archie Rufus B.-  3 Dec. 1906 D.  14 Aug. 1978 M.- Claudia Jordan

II. Charlie Lucas B.-  6 Oct. 1908 D.  23 Apr. 1994 M.-  Audrey Beatrice Prosser M.- Jessie Young

Subject: Roderick Bigelow
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 14:52:16 -0600
From: Autumn Hanna <  >

Hi Rod,
Do you have any info on Roderick Bigelow, who lived in Warren County , N.C.? He married Elizabeth  Pattilloe on 20 Nov 1811. I believe  his son Deloney/Delaney born abt  1815 is my gr,gr,gr grandfather. Deloney is listed on the S.C. census 1860 as being 45 years old and married to Margaret (McClellan) age 26. He is listed as a school teacher and born in N.C.  Is this Roderick (12956) the son of Elisha(1295) the same Roderick of Warren County, N.C. There is also a will for Roderick
Bigelow, 1819, in Caswell County N.C. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.   Muril Hanna
Subject: bigelow line, Aurelius Deloni via William(6)Bigelow
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 17:25:53 EDT
Have been doing some research to locate Aurelius Deloni Bigelow, born 1810/1820. Dot Parler of Lexington, S. C. thinks perhaps Deloni was missing child of
William (6) Bigelow so have been using that as a base. According to your  "sources" you indicate correspondece with descendants. Could we have access
to the names of these descendants?   If so, please send via EMAIL to
Many thanks.
Also, for your infor:  I recently found certificate for marriage which he bonded in 1843. He had signed his name "DelonA"
Martha Anne Burke Bigelow (wife of Archie Rufus Bigelow, Jr.).  Archie is great-grandson of Deloni.

Subject: re Margaret McLellan Bigelow
Received: 1/31/03 9:34:37 AM
From:Debbie McLellan
  I saw your site and as I am doing a McLellan family tree
was wondering if you happen to have anymore info on Margaret?
Margaret  was the daughter of Archibald McLellan and Christian Buie.........
just thought you'd like to know as you have them as the same person.......Thanks
Debbie McLellan

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