Col. Charles 7 BIGELOW

15133.42    Charles 7 BIGELOW, son of Charles 6 ( Charles 5 , Joseph 4, John 3, Samuel 2, John 1), and Sarah (MOORE) BIGELOW, was born at Northborough, Worcester, MA 15 July 1805. He married (1) 28 May 1829 Cynthia G. Warren, daughter of Abel and Sally (Greenwood) Warren, who was born at Northborough, 05 July 1808. He early emigrated to the Northwest Territory and located in Detroit where he started the first tannery in that area and carried on the business until 1831. He afterward went to Texas and settled in Houston where he was mayor, 1840-1841. During the Mexican War, he was a Colonel of a Texas regiment of rangers. His wife was lost at sea on board the steamer, Cuba, on the passage from Galveston to New York, ___September, 1849 - (one source says: 1842). He married (2) 06 December 1849 Harriet C. Taft of Upton, MA. He later returned to MA and lived in Northbridge, Uxbridge, Worcester and Grafton where he died 27 October 1885. (see below)

Children of Charles and Cynthia (Warren) Bigelow:

15133.421    Sarah Warren, b 10 April 1831.

15133.422    Agnes Louisa, b 08 Dec 1836, Uxbridge, MA; m 12 Oct 1854 (1856) William Goodnow; resided New York City.

Children of Charles and Harriet C. (Taft) Bigelow:

15133.423    Charles, b 16 Aug 1851; d 14 May 1852.

15133.424    Hattie C., b 28 Feb 1853; m Robert C. Gerabrant; resided Chicago, IL. Harriet Gadband (see below)

15133.425    Charles, (Texas Charley), b _ Dec 1854 (b 14 Jan 1855 Worcester, MA); d 30 Dec 1917 (at Houston, TX; bur Evergreen cemetery, New Haven, CT); res. New Haven, CT (see below)

Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II , p 22-23;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; p 288;
Houston Chronicle December 31, 1917
Colonel Charles Sam Houston Bigelow (Texas Charley Bigelow)
Father: Charles Bigelow
Sister: Mrs. Harriet Gadband (Chicago)
Bom January 14, 1855 at Worcester Massachusetts
Died December 30, 1917 at Houston City Auditorium while giving an address on the importance of the US joining the Allies irt the European War (WW1). The address was titled "The Kaiser's Quiver".
Buried in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven.
Hometown (when he died) was New Haven Conn. Appeared in New Haven city directory in 1888 (home at 718 Orange). Also this is the first year for a listing for Healy and Bigelow Co. in New Haven (521,523, 525 Grand Ave. New Haven).
The following with slight editing has been taken from the Houston Chronicle December 31, 1917. The death of Colonel Bigelow was covered on the front page.
"Colonel Bigelow had been a notable figure in Western pioneer life. In his earlier life he had been a warm friend of the late Colonel William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) and was with the later in many of his tours of the Western wilds. Colonel Bigelow had one of the most extensive collections of Indian relics in the country. While a young man he went west, where as an Indian scout he became associated with Colonel Cody and other historic characters of the old frontier. He witnessed many Indian fights and lived through the stirring scenes that go to make up the history of the romantic Southwest.
Returning to New England he engaged in the manufacturer of proprietary medicines and amassed a fortune. He continued in this business for 20 years. Fifteeen years ago he retired from active business and devoted his time to travel, visiting every civilized nation of the globe. Seven years ago at the age of 55 he married. There are no children.
For the past six years he had been a resident of Liverpool, England. And was of material assistance to the English government in securing recruits for the English army at the outbreak of the European War.

Colonel Bigelow's father, Charles Bigelow, was a Texas pioneer having settled in Houston 40 years ago. He held office here at one time and later surveyed out a portion of Galveston County. The name Bigelow appears in the old survey and the county records. Because of the early association of his father with the affairs of South Texas, Colonel Bigelow has always held a warm spot in his heart for this city, and has always looked forward to his visits with pleasant anticipations." Information taken from "One for a Man, Two for a Horse" by Carson.
Information supplied by:
David T. Hulse
6992 S. CR 350 W
Clayton, IN 46118

Modified - 07/04/2003
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