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;
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.