Ralph Pierce 7 BIGELOW

16B2A.24      Ralph Pierce 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 26 May 1831 (one source says 26 March 1831) and first married in 1854 at DeKalb, IL, Emily Palmer.  Emily was born at Bath, Steuben, NY on 06 October 1832.  She died at Edgewood, Siskiyou, CA on 22 February 1897.  He married secondly Orra Elizabeth Arnett on 21 August 1905.  He went into CA across the plains, in 1859, following his parents who had made the trip some 6 years earlier.  Ralph died in Yreka, CA on 04 February 1911.

Children of Ralph and Emily (Palmer) Bigelow:

16B2A.241     Sarah, b ___ 1855 De Kalb, IL; d ____ ; unmarried

16B2A.242     Emma, b ___ 1858 De Kalb, IL; d ____ ; m J.S. Beard.

16B2A.243t    Franklin, b 06 Jan 1860 Edgewood, CA; d 15 July 1947 Yreka, Siskiyou co, CA; m 30 Nov 1890 Eva Rogers in Yreka, CA, ; 4 children;

16B2A.244     Ella, b ___ CA; d ____ ; m Lou Gordon; res. Puyallup, WA

16B2A.245     Kitty, b ___ CA; d ____ ; m August Schick

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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