Levi Houghton 7 BIGELOW
15198.18 Levi Houghton 7
BIGELOW son of Abel 6
(Josiah 5 , Jotham 4, John 3, Samuel 2, John 1) and Sarah(CLARK) BIGELOW,
was born at Batavia, Genessee co, NY on 02 July 1817at which time his father,
Abel Bigelow, was sheriff of that county. His family lived in the courthouse
and that is where he was born. He subsequently moved to Canada, and from
thence to Michigan, settling in West Bloomfield, Oakland co., in 1825. Levi
H. lived at home until he was eighteen years of age. He then worked on a
farm for three years, at one hundred and fifty dollars per year, from which
he saved three hundred dollars; with this he purchased eighty acres of land,
where he was living in November, 1837. He married (1) _ November 1840 Susan
Mary Capen (Capron?)(see below),
daughter of Samuel and Sophia (Dake) Capen , born at Newfane,
Niagara co, NY on 07 July 1818. Susan died 16 August 1876 at Conway, Livingston
co, MI. He married (2) 02 May 1878 Eliza Ann Mathews, formerly Miss Cornick,
of Niagara, Canada. Levi was a farmer all of his adult life, near Fowlerville,
MI. He died 28 September 1887 at Conway. His widow married on 16 November
1887 Henry Street. (see below)
Children of Levi H. and Susan M. (Capen) Bigelow, born Conway township,
Sophia, b 11 Nov 1841; d 28 Nov 1898 Byron, Shiawassee, MI; m (1)
10 May 1863 James Brown, 2 children; m (2) Addison Lewis, 3 children.
15198.182 Howard, b 26 Dec 1842;
d 04 Dec 1864 Newburn, NC - Civil War; unmarried.(see below)
b 19 Aug 1844; d 24 Aug 1887 Grand Junction, CO; m 18 Feb 1878 Plymouth
co, IA: Hannah Imogene Sharp; 3 children.
15198.184t Sarah Sophrona, b 02 Jan 1846; d 02 Feb
1880; m 11 April 1867 Samuel Spence Tower; 4 children.
15198.185t Thomas Allen, b 19 Feb 1848; d 16 Sept
1920; m 18 Dec 1879 Calista Clough; 4 children.
15198.186t Ellen Leona, b 06 Aug 1849; d 20 July
1916 Byron, Shiawassee, MI; m 08 Oct 1873 Barber Israel Brown; 3 children.
15198.187t Jeanette Ann, b 17 Aug 1851; d 28 Dec
1904; m 09 May 1877 James Parker; 3 children.
15198.188 Mary S., b ca 1853; d age
15198.189t Oliver Jeduthan, b 24 Sept 1854; d 15
Dec 1911 Conway, Livingston co,MI; m 29 Jan 1880 Lois Adeline Parsons; 2
15198.18At Albertina, b 12 April 1859; d ___ ;
m 27 Sept 1874 John Tanner; 2 children.
15198.18Bt Omer Burr Curtis, b 13 Jan 1858; d 30
April 1933 Conway, Livingson co, MI; m 05 Sept 1882 Jennette Parsons; 6 children.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II , p 60;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 311;
LaVerne Brown, The Abel Bigelow Line.
E-mail from descendant: Matthew Jardin email@example.com
Thank you for publishing the link for Abel Bigelow. How much
more information do you have about his decendants? Do
you go back to Clarice Lunnette Bigelow, my great grandma. Here
is my family line: John 1,
Samuel 2, John 3, Jotham 4, Josiah 5 , Abel 6, Levi Houghton 7,
Omer Burr Curtis8, Clarice
9, Ridgeley Ireland 10, Virgina Ireland 11, and Matthew 12 (me!). If you
need any information from me about Clarice Lunnette Bigelow let me know.
Thanks Matthew Shawn
In Coughran Cemetery in Conway, Livingston County, Michigan there is a
Levi 29 Sept 1886 age 69, 2, 27
Mary (wife of Levi) 16 Aug 1876 58 yrs 1 month
Is this Levi any relation to a Bond Bigelow
that lived in the 1850 census of Livingston County, Michigan? NO!!
Subject: Howard Bigelow--12th NY Volunteer
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 10:02:49 -0500
From: Kenneth Jennings Wooster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: State University at Cortland
Recently, a Mike Pratt from Lansing, Michigan, who is a distant
of Howard Bigelow (see your page at /rod7/lev79818.htm>), has called
to the fact that Howard Bigelow's name was apparently erroneously
omitted from the official roster lists of the the 12th NY Volunteer
Cavalry as published by the AGO (Adjutant-General's Office) in the
Do you have any additional information on Howard Bigelow?
My web site for the 12th is at
The relevant pages on the site are:
I'd love to hear from you if you have any additional information. At
least, I hope that you will find something there of interest about
Kenneth Jennings Wooster
Here is more about Howard Bigelow that might be of interest to you for
your web site. He served in the 12th NY Cavalry under an alias. The details
were sent to me my Mike Pratt on June 2, 2003. The content of Mike's email
was as follows:
"I had emailed you a few months ago regarding the omission of Howard Bigelow
from the roster of the 12 NY Cavalry. Well, since then I have received the
pension application filed by Howard's father Levi H. Bigelow. It turns out
that Howard enlisted under the name of George Twimbly or Trimby. I see from
your page that Howard served under that name in Company "D". Unfortunately
the file makes no mention of why he enlisted under an alias."
More 02 June 2003:
According to the pension application
filed by Levi , Howard did in fact serve in the 12th NY Cavalry,
Company D. He enlisted under an alias George Twimbly or Trimby.
died 4 Dec 1864 in Newburn, North Carolina. The cause of death was
listed as Typhoid Fever.
Subject:Search your web site
Date:Tue, 13 Aug 2002 21:13:44 -0400
From: "Stan Wickman" <email@example.com>
Tried to use the search engine that pops up when I click the
link. Susan Mary Capen and Levi Houghton Bigelow both brought me the web
site for GO.COM. ????
I signed your guest book and explained my mission there. L.
H. Brown did an exhaustive survey of the Bigelows and reported his notes
letter dated 21 August 1931. I have a copy of the original here. My father
appears in it.
Sometime ago, I visited your web site and learned that
Brown's report had been included for reference. Today, I can find neither
nor hair of his report.
What am I doing wrong?
I am having trouble reading his "Notes on the Capen Line"
beginning on page 12 of his report. Has anyone entered this info in your
database? How might I find it? I just met (via email) a descendent of
BIGELOW and Susan Mary CAPEN. I had hoped to be able to refer him to the
page on which these data appear.
I shall refer him anyway to your web site, but I am curious
as to the present state of affairs. Several of the links I tried found
the target is missing.
From History of Livingston county, MI 1880
LEVI H. BIGELOW
was born in Batavia, N.Y., July 2, 1817, at which
time his father, Abel Bigelow, was sheriff of that county. He subsequently
moved to Canada, and from thence to Michigan, settling in West Bloomfield,
Oakland co., in 1825, where he died in 1866. Levi H. lived at home until
he was eighteen years of age. He then worked on a farm for three years, at
one hundred and fifty dollars per year, from which he saved three hundred
dollars; with this he purchased eighty acres of land, where he now lives,
in November, 1837. In November, 1840, he married Mary Capron, formerly of
Niagara Co., N.Y. The next fall William Bigelow moved on to his land, where
he has since resided. His wife died Aug. 16, 1876, leaving nine children,
one son, Howard Bigelow, having previously died while in the army; he enlisted
in the 12th New York Cavalry, and died of fever, Dec. 4, 1864.
Mr. Bigelow was again married in May, 1878, to
Mrs. Eliza Ann Mathews, formerly Miss Cornick, of Niagara, Canada. Other
lands have been added to the original eighty, which halve been subdivided,
leaving one hundred and twenty acres with the old home. The children are
all married except the three youngest sons, who live at home.
Modified - 08/04/2007
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