Joseph 7 BIGELOW

15337.11      Joseph 7 (also known as John) BIGELOW, son of Noah 6 ( Noah 5, Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John1 and Cynthia (SCOTT) BIGELOW, was born about 28 Dec 1790 at Woodford, Bennington, VT and married about 1818, Statira ______. She was born about 04 Dec 1796 in VT and died on 18 November 1867. He died on 02 March 1875 and was a carpenter/farmer all of his life. Both are buried at Strawberry Point, Clayton, IA. This family is not complete, but from the following censuses: 1830 Males 1(-5);1(5-10);1(30-40)--- Females 2 (-5); 1(5-10); 1 (30-40). 1840 Males 1(5-10); 1(10-15); 1(15-20); 1 (40-50) -- Females 2 (5-10); 1(10-15); 1(15-20); 1(40-50), we list the following:

Children of Joseph (John) and Statira ( __ ) Bigelow:

15337.111t    Otis, b 24 Aug 1819 Portage (Portageville, NY) (see below), NY; d 15 Sept 1877 Strawberry Pt., IA; m 29 May 1873 Alvira O. (Deuel) Gordon.

15337.112     a daughter, (?).

15337.113     a daughter, (?). (see below)

15337.114t    John Porter, b 24 Feb 1826, Leicester, Livingston co, NY (see below); d 30 Aug 1901 Manilla, IA; m 24 Feb 1847 Adelia Sophia Van Buren.

15337.115     a daughter, (?).

15337.116     a daughter, (?).

15337.117     Harriet E.,b ca 1831 (?); d _ Aug 1898, St Louis, MO; m 21 April 1848 Lafayette Chesley ( 1827-1894) (obit below); in 1870 her father was living with them in IA. (see below)

15337.118t    George Perry, b 1834-35; d in MO; m 04 Nov 1860 Mary Smith; 4 children (see below)

15337.119     Lodoskey, (that's what it looks like on 1850 census) - a female.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 91;
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
research in IA censuses by Bigelow Society historian/genealogist.
Various census (see below)
Subject: Susan Bigelow and William R. Rand (3-9-02)
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 17:45:12 -0600
From: "Susan B. Naumann" <  >
I am searching for the parents of my g. g. grandmother, Susan Bigelow (middle initial may have been
"E").  According to OH census records, she was born in 1824, Baldwinsville, NY.

She married William R. Rand (son of Daniel Rand whose father was Daniel Rand of Harvard, MA).
William R. Rand's mother was Lois E. Tanner.

Children of William R. & Susan (Bigelow) Rand:

Alfred Thomas Rand, born March 12, 1844, Baldwinsville, NY (my g. grandfather)
Alvira Rand, born about 1846, Baldwinsville, NY
Otis B. Rand, born about 1849, Baldwinsville, NY

Later children, prob. born in OH: Alice Y. Rand, Ellen Rand, Willard "Willis" Rand and Fred G. Rand

This family moved to OH where, in 1850, they were living in the home of William's parents, Daniel &
Lois Rand (according to the 1850 census of Vienna, Trumbull Co., OH, District 142).

Naturally, my first thought was that Susan Bigelow's father must have been Otis Bigelow of
Baldwinsville, NY.  The fact that she named a son Otis served to bolster my theory.  Unfortunately,
there seems to be no record of her birth.

Any help will be tremendously appreciated!  Many thanks in advance to anyone willing to offer
suggestions or supply information.

Susan Bentley Naumann
45 Apple Tree Lane
Wallingford, CT  06492

Phone: (203) 269-4795
Otis may have been brother born in Portageville area not far from Leicester, Livingston co, NY where John Porter, another brother was born. Baldwinsville is further north near Rochester, NY
Subject: John & Statira Bigelow
Author: Judith Peace  Date: 8 Jun 2005 6:37 PM GMT 
  In Reply to: John & Statira Bigelow  by:  Judy Peterson
I am a descendent of this John and Statira Bigelow through their son John Porter. Would like to share info with you.
I am thrilled to hear from you, my grandmother was Matilda Bigelow. Matilda's first marriage was to Ransum Goldsmith, but I do not know what happened to him, they had 1 child Martin. Matilda married Perry Dewey July 4, 1854 in Columbus County Pennsylvania, they were living in Sherman NY and shortly after that the Dewey's and Bigelow's moved to Strawberry Point Iowa.
I can go on and on, but for now I just had to let you know I would love to share information.  Judy

Harriet E.,b ca 1831 NY; d _ Aug 1898, St Louis, MO; m 21 April 1848 Lafayette Chestey ( 1827 NY-1894);
Children of Lafayette and Harriet E. (Bigelow) Chesley
1.  Isadore G. "Dora" Chesley, b ca 1849; d ____ ; m Unk Martin;

Letter from Geraldine Chesley 02 July 1989;
states " 1850 Census of Twp Ridley, Chatauqua co, NY lists a Franklin Chesley age 19 male in Lafayette Chesley family, probably brother of Lafayette"
Address in 1989:
8509 31st Ave. S. #23
Tacoma, WA  98409

Obituary from BigSoc Library files:
Elkader Register Newspaper 11 Oct 1894
-At Strawberry Point on Friday Oct. 5th, occurred the death of L. Chesley, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the place. He was born at Sherman, NY, March 6, 1827. He was married April 21, 1848 to Harriet E. Biglow, of the above named place, who survives him. In the fall of 1861, he moved to Strawberry Point and has been a continuous resident of the place ever since. He was the father of five children, four of whom are living. Mrs. Dora Martin of Strawberry Point, Mrs. Leonard O. Barnes, of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Eva L. Wheeler of Norton, Kansas, and Arthur L. Chesley, of Spencer, Iowa. The fifth child died in early infancy. The funeral was held on Saturday, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge of Strawberry Point.
15337.118t    George Perry 8 Bigelow, b 1834-35; d in MO; m 04 Nov 1860 Mary Smith;

4 children:
15337.1181    Frank Bigelow, b 1861 IA; d _____ ;
15337.1182    Perry D. Bigelow, b 1863 IA; d _____ ;
15337.1183    Harmon Bigelow, b 1864 IA; d _____ ;
15337.1184    Mina Bigelow, b 04 July 1865 Clayton co, IA; d 29 May 1904; m 16 Sept 1884 Charles Stough;

Source: Mary Schoolcraft;
Census 1870 Cass Two, Clayton co, IA
pg 170: 60-60:
John Bigelow   78 Retired carpenter   b VT
Charles Martin  24                              b VT
Dora  " "            21                             b NY   (Isadora "Dora" (Chesley) Martin

Lafayette Chesley       42                    b NY
Harriet E. Chesley      38                    b NY   (15337.117     Harriet E. (Bigelow), b ca 1831)
Lenore Chesley          16                    b NY
Eva L. Chesley           14                    b NY
Arthur Chesley           11                    b NY
1830 census: males 1 (-5); 1 (5-10); 1 (30-40); females 2 (-5); 1 (5-10); 1 (30-40);
1840 census: males 1 (5-10); 1 (10-15); 1 (15-20) 1 (40-50); females 2 (5-10); 1 (10-15); 1 (15-20); 1 (40-50);
1850 census Chautauqua co, NY: only George and Lodoskey at home.

Modified - 08/20/2021
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