15923.46 David 7 BIGELOW, son of Freedom 6 ( Isaac 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John 1 ) and Susanna (KATHAN) BIGELOW, was born at Ballston Spa, Saratoga, NY on 22 February 1809 - a twin. After the War of 1812, the family moved to Madison county, OH and David was married there on 29 November 1827 to Hannah Bradford. She was born __ 1810 in OH. David was a farmer and land speculator. In 1840, he was living in Brown township, Franklin county, near his parents. In 1850, he was in Moulton township, Auglaize, and later, in 1860 and 1870 he was in Logan township, Auglaize. He died at Wapakoneta 24 February 1879 and is buried in Fought cemetery near Wapakoneta. Hannah died at unknown date, but after 1870. Beside David's headstone are 4 small graves with worn, illegible small stones, as if for children. Since, in 1830, the census shows he had two daughters under 5 years of age and the next known child was born in 1834, we can assume at least 2, perhaps all 4, of these stones are for his children.
Children of David and Hannah (Bradford) Bigelow:
15923.461 a daughter, b ca 1828; d infancy.
15923.462 a daughter, b ca 1820; d infancy.
Possibly 2 other children that died young.
15923.463 Mathilda J., b 1833/34; d_____; m (1)15 Jan 1861 John Norton and (2) ______ Richardson and (3)10 Oct 1877 Isaac Bowman.
15923.464 Mary Ann, b 08 March 1837; d 22 Oct 1877 Washington twp., Paulding, OH; m 12 Sept 1860 Gibson Baird.
15923.465 Althina, b ca 1839; d __ ; m 01 Feb 1857 Henry Decker. (see below)
15923.466t Jonathan J., b __1841; d_____1914 Washington, Paulding, OH; m 03 May 1863 Mary Bowers; 4 children.
15923.467 Jeremiah, b 07 March 1844; d 10 Oct 1869 bur. Buckland cem.; m 29 March 1868 Susan Slates.
15923.468 Daniel, b __ 1847; d 30 April 1856.
15923.469t David, b 08 Oct 1849 Auglaize co., OH; d 14 Oct 1926 Wapakoneta; m 10 Jan 1869 Lydia Nichols; 9 children.
15923.46A Mathilda, b __ May 1850; d 11 Nov 1850.
15923.46Bt Joshua Manson, b 15 Feb 1852 Auglaize co; d 09 May 1902 Lima, Allen, OH; m 29 Jan 1874 Mariah Catherine Bowsher; 11 children. (see below)
15923.46Ct James Freedom, b 24 July 1852; d___ Toledo, Lucas co., OH; m 21 May 1871 Philena Truby; 8 (?) children.
The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol. II Page 132;
The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol. I ;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 468 child;
cem. inscriptions and records OH;
early marriages Franklin and Madison counties, OH;
probate records Franklin county;
correspondence with descendants.
Additions/Corrections 2003; Loring Bigelow
I am related to Freedom. My line goes from Freedom and his wife Susanna Kathan to David b. 1809 who married Hannah Bradford in Madison co. OH. David and Hannah had Manson b. 9 Feb 1843, d. 9 May 1902 in Allen Co. OH. Manson m. Mariah Catherine Bowsher in 1874, she the dau. of Madison Bowsher and Mariah Luckhart.
Manson and Catherine had my grandfather, Harry Lambert Bigelow b. 1898 in Auglaize Co. OH.
I am starting to scan pictures into my data. I have Mariah Catherine Bowsher's pic, but not her husband Manson Bigelow. Would you know of someone related to this family who might have a picture of Manson Bigelow? Or too, any of his earlier family??????
Gayle E-mail email@example.com
Allen Co. deeds show deed for Henry and wife in 1873 and 1879. FORGE, Vol.11, No.1, p.6.
Subject: Re: OH/Bigelow Help
Author: Donna Decker Jones
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 16:56:39 -0800
I have information On Althina Bigelow of Ohio
I am related to the Bigelows through Althina Bigelow who married
Henry Decker. They are my ggrandparents and they were married in OH
in 1857 at Auglaize County.
Do you have any history on Henry? they had four children one being
my grandfather whom they seem to have disowned because he was in
I am researching the Decker side.
My dad was Harry Edward Decker- his father was Albert Decker- and Henry Isaac Decker was his grandfather.
I am Donna Decker Jones age 75. 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I live in Dayton Ohio.
My husband died Oct 9th 2001.
I would like to keep in touch.
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