Nathan 7 BIGELOW

Nathan Bigelow Died June 1, 1884 Aged 72 Years Section K.
Mountain Home cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI.

15146.23    Nathan 7 BIGELOW, son of Irad 6 , ( Nathan 5, John 4, John 3, Samuel 2, John 1) , and Sarah (DAY) BIGELOW, was born 30 September 1812, Essex, (or Clinton county), NY and married Elizabeth White, born __1816. We do not have the place of the marriage, but it was in 1842. Nathan was a banker and windmill manufacturer and died 0l January (June?) 1884 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI. Elizabeth had died there on 06 December 1883 about a month prior. Both are buried at Mountain Home cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI. (see above) (see below) (see note)

Children of Nathan and Elizabeth (White) Bigelow, all born at Jay, Essex, NY:

15146.231t    Melville James, b 21 March 1844; d 28 May 1930 Kalamazoo; m (1) Elizabeth Darling 27 Oct 1869 Kalamazoo, d 02 Nov 1891; m (2) Isabella French on ___ Nov 1892, (b 21 Jan 1859, d 23 Nov 1943).

15146.232     Mary Jane, b 1846; d _____ ; m Charles H. Russell.

15146.233t    George White, b 1850; d 21 May 1912 Lakeview, Montcalm, MI; m 12 June 1873 Kittie White.

15146.234t    Sarah Elizabeth, b 16 May 1856; d 07 Dec 1923 Albion, Calhoun, MI; m 12 Nov 1888 Paul Desjardins.

15146.235     Martha A., b __ 1858; d __ 1944 Kalamazoo; unmarried. (see stone)

Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II page 32-33;
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I ;
vital records of Essex and Clinton counties, NY;
cemetery records; correspondence with descendants;
cemetery inscriptions Clinton and Essex co, NY;
Correspondence Schuyler Falls Historical Society.
Bigelow Families from MI
Posted by: Terri Napoleon
     I have been searching out the Bigelows ever since my sister in law went to a museum in Kalamazoo, MI recently and found that the Bigelows helped to build that town. We have been able to trace ancestors back to the MayFlower. The lineage goes back to the 1600's. The Bigelows in Kalamazoo were two brothers who started a windmill factory and helped to start one of the first banks. These brothers are linked to Bigelows in the MA area.
Correspondence from James Nathan Bigelow, e-mail: ( a great grandson of Nathan and grandson of Melvile J. (son of Nathan 15146.23).
NOTE from James Nathan Bigelow:  I notice Melville J. Bigelow, a businessman in Kalamazoo, Michigan is assumed to be a brother of Nathan Bigelow, 15146.23.  Melville J. Bigelow was my grandfather, and left in his handwriting a listing of his descent from John  Biglo.  In that listing Nathan Bigelow, son of Irad Bigelow is shown as his father.  Nathan and Melville are buried in one of two Bigelow family plots in Mountain Home Cemetery in Kalamazoo.  Elizabeth White, wife of Nathan is buried there as are both of Melville's two wives.  Melville came to Kalamazoo before his father, ran a grocery store with his brother, and continued in various business enterprises including the Phelps-Bigelow Windmill Company and the Kalamazoo National Bank.  His son Howard French Bigelow, my father, was a professor at Western Michigan University.  By: James Nathan Bigelow (I'm told the Nathan in my name was for the Nathan Bigelow mentioned above).  e-mail at

Elizabeth Bigelow Died Dec. 6, 1883 Aged 67 Years Section K.

Martha A. Bigelow 1858 - 1944 Section K.

Modified - 06/01/2007
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