David 7 BIGELOW
1592C.14 David 7
BIGELOW, son of Ebenezer 6
( Amasa 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John1) and Ann
(RAND) BIGELOW, was born in Canning, Nova Scotia on 11 September 1812.
(Descendant says 11 Sept 1813) He married Martha Jane Weaver, daughter
of Benjamin and Lizette (Payzant) Weaver (see link), on 03 October 1833
at Kingsport, NS. She was born on 28 October 1809. She and David died at
Kingsport in 1867, he on 19 May and she on 22 December. (New info has
David dying 14 March 1847)
Children of David and Martha (Weaver) Bigelow, all born at Kingsport:
David, b 18 Jan 1835; d 11 Apr 1901; m 1859 Prudence Ruth Cox (she
b ca 1843; d 16 Aug 1919); 4 children; (see below)
b 13 May 1836; d 16 Aug 1916 Medford, NS; m 25 Nov 1863 Jemima Maginness;
1592C.143t Isaac Newton,
b 16 May 1838, a twin; d 27 June 1922 Seattle; m 25 Nov 1862 Emeline Davison;
1592C.144 Rebekah, b 16 May 1838, a twin.
1592C.145 Mary Alice, b 23 May 1840; d_____1861?;
1592C.146 Ruth, b 04 June 1842.
1592C.147 Martha Anne, 15 Sept 1844; d 19 Dec
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 144-145;
Addenda Oct 2006:
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
family records of descendants.
Name: William A. Barnett
Homepage Title: Best of Two Worlds
Homepage URL: http://www.napanet.net/~memobarn/
Location: Napa, CA
This is my first visit to your site, and it looks very
interesting! I have 28 genealogy reports at my home page, including the descendants
of John Bigelow of Watertown, MA. I am not a direct descendant of John Bigelow
(Biglo), but my step grandfather was John Edwin Bigelow, b. Nova Scotia, d.
1932 in Kensington, Contra Costa co, CA.
John Edwin 9 Bigelow (Benjamin David 8,
David 7 , Ebenezer 6
, Amasa 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John1). As John Edwin Bigelow
was the only father my mother ever knew, I added the Bigelow line to my genealogy
reports. Thanks for your efforts.
59. David 7 BIGELOW (Ebenezer 6 , Amasa 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John1) was born in Canning, Nova
Scotia, Canada 11 Sep 1812. David died 19 May 1867 in Kentville, Nova Scotia,
Canada ?, at 54 years of age.
He married Martha WEAVER in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1833. Martha
was born in Maine 28 Oct 1809. Martha
was the daughter of Benjamin WEAVER and Lizette PAYZANT. Martha died 22
Dec 1867 in Kingsport, Nova Scotia,
Canada, at 58 years of age. Per The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol 2, by
The Bigelow Society, 1993, p. 144-5, they had
seven children, all born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada.
David BIGELOW and Martha WEAVER had the following children:
+ 62 i. Benjamin David 8 BIGELOW was born 18
Jan 1835; d 11 Apr 1901 ; m with 4 children (see below)
63 ii. Ebenezer BIGELOW was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
13 May 1836. Ebenezer died 16 Aug 1916 in
Medford, Nova Scotia, Canada, at 80 years of age. He married Jemima MAGINNESS
in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada ?,
25 Nov 1863. Jemima was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, probably. He had
six children, per The Bigelow Family
Genealogy, Vol Two.
64 iii. Isaac Newton BIGELOW was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia,
Canada 16 May 1838. Isaac died 27 Jun 1922 in
Seattle, WA, at 84 years of age. He married Emeline DAVISON in Kingsport,
Nova Scotia, Canada ?, 25 Nov 1862.
Emeline was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, probably. He had three children,
per The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol Two.
65 iv. Rebekah BIGELOW was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
16 May 1838.
66 v. Mary Alice BIGELOW was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
23 May 1840. Mary died 1861 in Kingsport,
Nova Scotia, Canada ?, at 21 years of age.
67 vi. Ruth BIGELOW was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada
4 Jun 1842.
68 vii. Martha Anne BIGELOW was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia,
Canada 15 Sep 1844. Martha died 19 Dec 1861 in
Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada ?, at 17 years of age. She never married,
per The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol Two.
62. Benjamin David 8 BIGELOW ( David
7,Ebenezer 6 ,
Amasa 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John1) was born in Kingsport,
Nova Scotia, Canada 18 Jan 1835. Benjamin died 11 April 1901 in Lake County,
CA, at 66 years of age. He married Prudence Ruth COX in Kingsport, Nova Scotia,
Canada ?, abt 1859. Prudence was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, probably
18 Oct 1841. Prudence died 16 August 1919 in Canada, at approximately 58
years of age. Prudence immigrated, 1870. Destination: Seattle, WA. She resided
in Berkeley, Alameda co, CA 13 June 1900, 1941 Berkeley Way.
Benjamin immigrated, 1868. Destination: Seattle, WA. He petitioned the court
to become a citizen in Seattle, WA, 1876.
Benjamin's occupation: Ship Builder in Canada and Seattle, WA ?, before
1888. Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Berkeley,
Alameda co, CA. He resided in Berkeley, Alameda co, CA 13 Jun 1900, 1941
Berkeley Way. Name shown as David B.[Benjamin] Bigelow on the 1900 Federal
Census, but shown as Benjamin David in the Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol
Benjamin David BIGELOW and Prudence Ruth COX had the following children:
+ 69 i. Mae 9 BIGELOW was born on (birth date
+ 70 ii. David 9 BIGELOW was born Aug 1863.
+ 71 iii. John Edwin 9 BIGELOW was born 1 Jan
+ 72 iv. Emma Daisy 9 BIGELOW was born 21 May
71. John Edwin 9 BIGELOW (Benjamin David
8, ( David 7, Ebenezer 6 , Amasa 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John1) was born in Kingsport,
Nova Scotia, Canada on 1 Jan 1868. John died 23 May 1932 in Kensington, Contra
Costa co, CA, at 64 years of age. His body was interred May 1932 in Mountain
View, Cem, Oakland, Alameda co, CA. He married twice. He married Ethel FAIRCHILD
in Colorado ?, about 1899. Ethel was born in Colorado Apr 1880.
(Additional notes for Ethel FAIRCHILD) Ethel died 15 Oct 1903 in Berkeley,
Alameda Co, CA, at 23 years of age. Her body was interred Oct 1903 in Oakland,
Alameda Co, CA, Mountain View Mem. Park. Ethel was listed as the head of
a family on the 1900 Census in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA. She resided in Berkeley,
Alameda Co, CA 13 June 1900, 1941 Berkeley Way. He married Lena Luella TABER
in San Francisco, San Francisco Co, CA, 31 Oct 1906. Lena was born in Santa
Clara, Santa Clara Co, CA on 3 Sep 1874. Lena(13) was the daughter of Orrin
TABER Sr. and Calista Anne BARKER. Lena died 27 May 1958 in Berkeley, Alameda
Co, CA, at 83 years of age. Her body was interred abt 28 May 1958 in Colma,
San Mateo Co, CA, Cypress Lawn Cemetery.(14) She resided in Oakland, Alameda
Co, CA bef 21 Apr 1898, 533 Hobart Street. She resided in Washington, DC
9 Feb 1899. She resided in San Francisco, San Francisco Co, CA bef 29 Aug
1904. Lena was divorced from Ural Sumner (Fred) Hughes in San Francisco,
San Francisco Co, CA, abt 1905. She resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 14
Jan 1920, 2336 Ward Street. She resided in Kensington, Contra Costa Co, CA
1928, 150 Ardmore Road. She resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 1953, 1819
Tacoma Avenue. Biography of Lena Taber Hughes Bigelow, by the compiler, her
Lena Taber was an identical twin to her sister, Lora. They were born in
Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, in 1874,
the fourth and fifth children of Orrin and Calista Taber. Their parents
had come to Colma, San Mateo County, California in
June 1869, from their home in Manchester, New Hampshire, travelling by ship
to the Isthmus of Panama, then by ship to San
Francisco. They brought with them their first two children, Charles age
3 1/2 years and Orrin Jr, only 10 months old. Lena's
father started the Guadalupe (in 1880 the Christopher) Diary in Colma, where
in 1871 their third child, Samuel, was born. In
1872 the family moved to Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, where
he engaged in farming. Here Lena and Lora
were born. In the Fall of 1875, the family moved again, to the nearby city
of San Jose, also in Santa Clara County, where her
father opened an agricultural implement store for Frank Brothers of San
Francisco. He was still in this business in 1881,
according to her father's biography in the History of Santa Clara published
in that year. Sometime prior to 1894 the family
moved to Oakland, Alameda County, where, in 1898 Lena was married to Ural
Sumner Hughes of Franklin, Venango County,
Pennsylvania. The marriage license shows him as "of Pennsylvania and a resident
of Stent, Tuolumne Co, CA." They were
married in her father's home on Hobart Street in Oakland by Rev. August
Peterson, Pastor of the Norwegian and Danish ME
Church of Oakland. Ural disliked his first name, and went by the name of
Fred. He was apparently a minister at that time,
possibly a Methodist, but when, shortly after their marriage, they moved
to Washington, DC, he was identified as a salesman.
The nespaper article describing their marriage, refers to him repeatedly
as "Rev. Hughes". According to comments made by
Lena to the compiler, he was removed from his ministerial duties by the
church for immoral conduct. In Washington, DC, 9
February 1899, their only child was born, Lorena Frances. When Lorena was
very young, her father walked out on her
mother, leaving her destitute and, understandably, very bitter toward Lorena's
father. Lena worked as a seamstress in their
home to provide income, and doing this work one day she accidently knocked
over an oil lamp which ignited her clothing,
causing severe burns from her shoulders to her knees. Her husband's failure
to come to her, even in these now even more dire
times, caused his family to come to her aid, and essentially disown their
son. The Hughes family in Franklin, Pennsylvania,
provided the best of medical care to Lena and took in Lorena while her mother
was hospitalized. In about 1900 the crippled
Lena and her young daughter travelled by train to Oakland, California, and
lived with her father, who was then living in
Oakland. Lena was a very determined woman, and even though she had been
told she would never walk again, with the
excellent physical therapy she received in Pennsylvania, she made a remarkable
recovery, and walked very naturally the rest of
her life. Lena and Lorena moved with Lena's father to San Francisco in about
1901. Times were very difficult, because her
father was frequently on the road for long periods, and provided insufficient
financial support. In a letter in the possession of the
compiler, she, in 1904, wrote a brother that she considered herself very
fortunate when she ended the month with five cents! In
April, 1906, the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fire destroyed
the city. Lena, Lorena and Orrin's home was not
destroyed, but the family had to cook in the street, as no chimneys were
to be used. Then the family was moved temporarily to
the Twin Peaks to camp. Lorena had vivid memories as a seven year old, of
watching from Twin Peaks as San Francisco
burned below them. In October, 1906, only six months after the earthquake,
Lena married John Bigelow in the quake ravaged
city and moved to Berkeley, across the bay in Alameda County. John Bigelow
had two sons, Benjamin, age 6, and Roy, age 4.
John's first wife, Ethyl Fairchild Bigelow, died in 1903, when the boys
were only 3 and 1 year old, respectively. Jack, as he
preferred to be called, was a good provider, and Lena, for the first time
in her life, was without financial worries. It was a
difficult marriage in other ways, with Jack always showing favoritism to
his own sons, to the detriment of Lena and Lorena. The
new Bigelow family lived in several homes in Berkeley, and for a five year
period in Long Beach, Los Angeles County,
California, and also in Calistoga, Napa County. In about 1928 Jack and his
two sons, who built homes in the Berkeley area
under the firm John E. Bigelow and Sons, built a home for the family in
Kensington in the Berkeley hills. It is a magnificent
house with four bedrooms on two floors, a covered driveway, four car garage,
five lawns, full basement, and a solarium with a
large balcony above with a beautiful view straight out the Golden Gate.
In 1932 Jack Bigelow developed cancer and died.
Lena lived in the home alone until 1937 when her daughter, Lorena, recently
widowed with two children, Carolyn, age 7 and
William, age 5, came to live with her. They remained in this home until,
due to Lena's heart problems, in 1951, they sold the
home and moved to a home in North Berkeley on Tacoma Avenue. Lena died in
1958, and Lorena and her two children
continued to live in the home.
John immigrated, 1868. Destination: Seattle, WA. He petitioned the court
to become a citizen in Seattle, WA ?, 1876. John
was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Berkeley, Alameda
Co, CA. He resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co,
CA 13 Jun 1900, 1941 Berkeley Way. John was listed as the head of a family
on the 1920 Census in Berkeley, Alameda Co,
CA. He resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 14 Jan 1920, 2336 Ward Street.
John Edwin BIGELOW was employed before
1932, in Berkeley, Alameda co, CA. The following biography of John E. Bigelow
was written by the compiler, WAB:
John Edwin Bigelow was born in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, Canada, in January,
1868. Later that year, he and his parents
immigrated to the United States, and lived in the Seattle, Washington area.
His sister, Emma, was born there in 1874, as,
perhaps, was his other sister, Mae. In 1876 his father, mother and he were
naturalized as U.S. citizens. As he was only eight
years old, this was unusual, but the 1900 census states that was natualized
in that year. In 1900 John, who became known as
Jack, is included with his family in the Federal Census, living on Berkeley
Way in Berkeley, Alameda County, California. The
records are strange, with his father listed as David B. Bigelow, where he
should have been listed as Benjamin David Bigelow.
Jack was already married (in about 1899) to Ethyl Fairchild of Colorado
and they were living with his parents and their infant
son, Benjamin, born in January of 1900. Jack and Ethyl were, apparently,
married in Colorado, and she died, in Berkeley,
giving birth to one of their children in October, 1903. Their second son,
Roy, born 1902, was only one year old when his
mother died, leaving Jack to raise two young sons without a mother. Sometime
around 1904 Jack met Lena Taber Hughes,
who had returned to the Oakland area with her five year old daughter, Lorena,
following Lena's severe burns in Washington,
D.C. suffered shortly after her first husband, Ural Sumner (Fred) Hughes
deserted her and Lorena. Jack and Lena were
married in October 1906, in San Francisco, only five months after the 1906
earthquake and fire almost totally destroyed the
city. Lena, Lorena, and Lena's father, Orrin, were living in San Francisco
when the earthquake struck, and they all had vivid
memories of it, and the fires and aftershocks that followed. The Methodist
church where they were married, must have suffered
extensive damage, but the marriage certificate indicates they were married
in that church. Jack may have been living in Berkeley
at the time, as he was in 1902 when Roy was born to his first wife, Ethyl.
In about 1908, Jack moved his family to Signal Hill,
above Long Beach, California. They had vacationed there, and Jack decided
to move there, never realizing that the land on
which they lived for about five years was over an extensive field of oil.
Signal Hill is now an unattractive, derrick filled area, still
producing oil. Unfortunately, Jack Bigelow did not reap the benefits of
the oil discoveries made only a few years after he sold
their home! In about 1913 the Bigelow family moved to Napa County, California,
living in the Calistoga area of the north end of
the beautiful Napa Valley. Vinyards were not extensive in those days, as
the primary cash crop was prunes in Napa County.
Lorena, Ben and Roy all went to school here, all three graduating from Calistoga
High School. The family returned to Berkeley
in about 1918, where Lorena went to the University of California, later
finishing her studies in Pharmacy at the University's San
Francisco campus. When Jack's sons, Ben and Roy were of age, the three founded
the home building firm of John E. Bigelow
and Sons, and built many homes in Berkeley and in Kensington in the Berkeley
hills. They also constructed a magnificent show
place of a home for the family in Kensington, which was completed in about
1928. This was the last home for Jack Bigelow,
dying in the home of cancer in 1932. Lena continued to live there, when,
in early 1937, Lorena's husband, Cedric, died in
Napa Valley, so Lorena and her two children, Carolyn and Billy, moved into
the home with Lena. In 1952 a heart condition of
Lena's forced the family to sell the home and move to a single level home
on Tacoma Avenue in the Solano Avenue area of
Berkeley. Lena died in May, 1958, a wonderful, loving mother to Lorena and
Jack's two sons, and then very much a
co-mother in the raising of Lorena's children, Carolyn and Bill Barnett,
while their mother worked as a hospital pharmacist to
support the family. She was a great lady, very intelligent, but largely
self educated, with a wonderful personality. Unfortunately,
Carolyn was only two years old when Jack Bigelow died, so she never really
knew her grandfather, and her brother Bill was
born shortly after he died. Jack Bigelow was an excellent provider to Lena
and the family, but was a difficult man, and
unfortunately hid his obvious effection for his step daughter, Lorena, showing
perhaps too much attention to his own sons, Ben
and Roy. But he was a far greater man than Lena's first husband, Ural S.
Hughes, who did not seem to want anything to do
with their mother, Lena, or their child, Lorena.
John Edwin BIGELOW and Ethel FAIRCHILD had the following children:
+ 77 i. Benjamin Fairchild 10 BIGELOW was born Jan 28,
1900. (see below)
+ 78 ii. Roy Edwin 10 BIGELOW was born May 6. 1902.
79 iii. Catherine 10 BIGELOW was born
in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 15 Oct 1903. Catherine died 15 Oct 1903 in
Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA, at less than one year of age. Her body was interred
Oct 1903 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA,
77. Benjamin Fairchild 10 BIGELOW (John Edwin9,
Benjamin David8, David7, Ebenezer6, Amasa5, Isaac4, Sgt Isaac3, Samuel2,
John1)(15) was born in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, probably Jan 28, 1900. Benjamin
died Apr 1953 in Oakland, Alameda Co,
CA, at 53 years of age.
He married Eleanor Grace CLEVELAND in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA, probably,
1929.(16) Eleanor was born in Ashland,
OR 28 Jun 1907. Eleanor(17) was the daughter of William CLEVELAND and Edith
N. CROWSEN. Eleanor died 2 Jul 1937
Barstow, San Bernardino Co, CA, at 30 years of age.
He resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 13 Jun 1900, 1941 Berkeley Way.
He resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 14
Jan 1920, 2336 Ward Street. Benjamin's occupation: Home builder in Berkeley,
Alameda Co, CA, bef 1932.
Benjamin Fairchild BIGELOW and Eleanor Grace CLEVELAND had the following
82 i. John Cleveland11 BIGELOW(18) was born in St Helena, Napa
Co, CA 31 Jul 1931. John died 21 Apr 1951 in
Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, at 19 years of age.
83 ii. Thomas E. BIGELOW(19) was born in St Helena, Napa Co, CA
25 Dec 1932. He married Susan TEGARDEN in
Brownsville, TX, 24 Jun 1975.(20) Susan was born in Brownsville, TX 16 Oct
1940. Susan(21) is the daughter of Elmer Jack
TEGARDEN and Laura Lee TANSILL.
He resides in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Co, CA 1999, 1532 Bedford Ave.
78. Roy Edwin10 BIGELOW (John Edwin9, Benjamin David8,
David7, Ebenezer6, Amasa5, Isaac4, Sgt Isaac3, Samuel2,
John1)(22) was born in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA, probably May 6. 1902. Roy
died 11 Oct 1997 in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA, at 95 years of age.
He married Gertrude Phyllis GOSS circa 1948.(23) Gertrude was born in Jamestown,
Tuolumne Co, CA 14 Feb 1921.
Gertrude(24) is the daughter of Jess Norman GOSS and Hazel Inez ONEILL.
She resides in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 1994.
He resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA 14 Jan 1920, 2336 Ward Street. Roy's
occupation: Home builder in Berkeley,
Alameda Co, CA, bef 1932. He resided in Berkeley, Alameda Co, CA bef Oct
1997, 2713 Derby Street.
Roy Edwin BIGELOW and Gertrude Phyllis GOSS had the following children:
+ 84 i. Deborah11 BIGELOW was born 14 Jan 1950.
85 ii. Joshua BIGELOW(25) was born in Oakdale, Stanislaus Co, CA
23 Jul 1951. He married Patricia JONES ca 1986.(26) Patricia was born in Jamestown,
Tuolumne Co, CA ? 1 Apr 1950. Patricia(27) is the daughter of Even Owen (Casey)
JONES and Jane OKENINWITCH. She resides in Jamestown, Tuolumne Co, CA 1997.
Joshua's occupation: Teacher in Columbia, Tuolumne Co, CA, 1997. He resides
in Jamestown, Tuolumne Co, CA 1997.
Modified - 10/30/2006
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