Douglas A. 7 BIGELOW

16B2A.21      Douglas A. 7 BIGELOW, son of Thomas 6 ( Gale 5 ( Jabez 4 , Gershom 3, Joshua2, John1) and Jane (WALLACE) BIGELOW, was born at New Lebanon, Columbia co., NY on 17 December 1826.  We have little detail on his spouse except her name was Harriet (Fairelough) Bigelow.  Douglas was a Civil War veteran and an Aide-de-camp to General Green, Co. E., 5th Texas Vol. Calv., Confederate States of America.  Douglas died at Mott, Siskiyou, CA on 21 March 1893 (Sept 1863?).

We have record of one child, there probably were more:

16B2A.211t    Caroline 8 Bigelow, was born at Novasota, TX on 03 Nov 1860 and married Francis Campbell Mills on 27 Dec 1883 at Mt. Pleasant ranch, near edgewood, CA.  Francis was born at Antrim, OH on 28 Nov 1848 and entered CA by train in 1869.  Caroline had arrived in Ca with her parents about 1865 or 1866.  She had attended grammar school in Edgewood and Convent of Mercy in Siskiyou county, CA.  Francis was Assessor of Siskiyou county about 1895 and died 26 March 1926.  We do not have her death date or place.

Children of Francis and Caroline (Bigelow) Mills, correct order subject to correction:

a. Frank Mills,
b. Mable Mills, res. Berkeley, CA.
c. Frances Mills, res. Alameda, CA.
d. George Mills, res. Alameda, CA.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. II; page 276;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
FORGE: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol. 9, No. 2 April, 1980
FORGE: The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol. 28 No.3.
Application of Caroline's descendants to Native Daughters of Golden West on file, Bigelow society Library.
Thompson and West, History of Sutter co, CA;
histories of Siskyou and Butte counties, CA;
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol.I";
histories of Butte and Siskiyou counties, CA;
census records CA;
descendants family records;
family Bibles;
correspondence with descendants of Marcus Bigelow;
The late Mrs. Ed (Pat) Bigelow's records;
Larry W. Campbell, 4741 7th Av., Sacramento 20, CA submitted group sheets before Vol. 1 and 2 were on computer. Marcus crossed the plains by ox-cart in 1857.  A letter (Eugene's article) written by Marcus' older brother to Allen Bigelow and Emily Wallace, his parents, instructing them how to prepare for the transcontinental trip.  Allen was then 55 and took wife and children to foot of Mt. Shasta in Northern CA, evidently taking the Oregon trail after crossing Utah and dropped into CA fm. the north and settled in Weed, a little community on the northeast slope of Mt. Shasta.  They went into the logging business and were active in the manufacture of lumber during gold rush era.  Then they moved to Gridley, 100 mi.south in Sacramento Valley and farmed.  In their memory, BIGELOW FALLS on east slope of Mt.Shasta (near famous chalets later built by William R. Hurst) and BIGELOW ROAD, near Pennington not far from Gridley.

Modified - 11/14/2011
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