Children of George and Elizabeth (Ames) Bigelow:
14246.261 Prynthia Jane, b 15 May 1851 Elmore, Ottawa, OH; d 05 June 1887 Hesperia, MI; m (1) Truman L. Hopkins (b. 1838 in West Canada, son of Orrin W. and Sarah Hopkins who died in Newaygo county 1892 and 1893 respectively); m (2) Christman Howard (see below)
14246.262 Hannah Almira, b 28 Nov 1854, Elmore; d ____ ; m (1) Amos Lampman d 03 Jan 1907 and (2) William Soule d 15 May 1926.
14246.263 Edward Lindley, a twin, b 17 April 1863 Dayton, Newaygo, MI; d 1936 at Fremont, Newaygo, MI; unm.
14246.264 Edwin Daniel, a twin, b 17 April 1863, Dayton, MI.; d 28 Nov 1870 Dayton.
14246.265t George Nelson, b 15 Aug 1867 (1866 on death record), Dayton; d 10 Oct 1955 Muskegon, Muskegon, MI; m 19 Dec 1889 Elnora Belle Wallace.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II , p 8;
Bigelow Society correspondence with descendants.
Additions/Corrections 2002; Loring Bigelow.
Subject: Prynthia Jane Bigelow
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 06:30:13 -0500
From: "Vernon F. Hall" < Erdfest@usadatanet.net >
I just found your web pages, wished I had some time ago. I am a descendent of George L and Betsey(Ames) Bigelow.
Her parents were: Lemuel and Hannah (Chamberlain)Ames. More directly, I am descended from George's daughter,
Prynthia J. and her first husband, Truman L. Hopkins b. 1838 in West Canada, son of Orrin W. and Sarah Hopkins who
died in Newaygo county 1892 and 1893 respectively. She had two maybe three sons with Truman, Charles b. 1869 (from
whom I'm descended) an Edwin A. and a Norman E. . At one point I thought one, but I've found evidence for both Edwin
and Norman. My research is not yet finished.
I just wanted to drop you this quick line and will send more detailed info next week. I would like to know though, where you found the information on the death of Prynthia, I've been looking for the last 8 years.
I got an email from a lady who mentions that George L. also fathered some Indian children. And of course there are several Native American names in Newaygo county in the early censuses, and in the townships where our Bigelows are, so I wouldn't be surprised. I'm going to go through my notes and share with you the info that I've gathered on my Bigelows. When I began the search, I only had my great grand father's birthdate and place. The breakthrough came when I contacted the White Cloud HS including a $20 check and received back the guardianship papers for Charles and his brother Edwin. Inasmuch as Truman had served in the 9th Ohio Cav Volunteers, his children were entitled to a $200 bounty upon his early death in 1872 (killed by a falling tree) In that document, it told that Charle's mother's name plus his maternal grandfather (George L.) who is named as guardian. George L. was listed in the Bigelow Genealogy and that's how I found a lot of my Bigelow ancestry.
I've also been in touch with another descendant of Pryntha's by her second husband, C. Howard. I say "C." because I've found several different first names for him, all begining with "C". The record is somewhat confusing because there is another C. Howard at the same time who was born in England. He, however, married a Kimball. There seems to be another error regarding the sister of Pryntha, Hannah Almira. It shows her death date as the same as Pryntha's. I don't have my notes, but I believe that is very incorrect. Pryntha and Hannah did not die on the same day. She remarried after Amos Lampman died in 1907. I will check and get the correct date, if it is in the record. I have all the microfilm for Newaygo county at our local FHC and will check on this Thursday. Found references to my Bigelows in the aforementioned microfiche at FHC including two letters and a story on Bigelow Creek in MI. These "Forge" articles were done some time ago, and it would be interesting to see if later issues had any information.