Roderick D. 7 BIGELOW

16314.49          Roderick D. 7 Bigelow, son of  Ira 6 ( Ezra 5 , David 4, Lt. John 3, Joshua 2, John 1) BIGELOW and Rachel (ALLEN) BIGELOW, was born at Colchester, New London county, CT in 1800 and when quite young, his father moved to Western NY and settled in Genesee. He married (1) Sabrina Utter about 1821. She was the sister of Dr. Eleazer Utter who married Roderick's sister Mary (16314.48). Roderick and Sabrina lived in Blossburg, PA several years, then Troy, PA. In October 1837 he moved to Port Dover, Ontario and in September 1841 to Rock County, WI. Sabrina died there in April 1849. He married (2) on 11 August 1849 Lima township (see below), Rock co., Mrs. Sarah (-) Palmitter. Roderick died at Johnstown, Rock County, WI on 16 January 1856. Roderick is listed, in various censuses, as a farmer.

Children of Roderick and Sabrina (Utter) Bigelow:

16314.491t    Oliver Hazard Perry, b 18 Oct 1823 Troy, Bradford, PA; d 06 Aug 1907 Plover. Portage, WI; m 1842 Phebe Ann Richmond; 1 child.

16314.492t    James L., b 1824 Troy; d 26 Nov 1898 Woonsocket, Sanbom, SD; m_____ Harriet Vargeson; 2 children.

16314.493     Charles Eli, b 17 Dec 1827 Troy; d 12 Oct 1895 San Francisco, CA; m (1) ca 1840 Kate E.Spencer in IA and div. by 1860 when she m John Endicott; Charles m (2) Ximenia C. Jackson; 3 children, for total of 5 for Charles;

16314.494t    George Washington, b 04 Sept 1829 Blossburg. PA; d 12 Feb 1917 Sawyer's Bar, CA; m 16 Feb 1850 Rock co., WI Nancy Caroline Keech; 10 children.

16314.495     Amanda M., b _ Dec 1831 Troy; d ____ ; m 15 Sept 1852 Alfred Ward; res. Heron Lake, MN.

16314.496t    Elizabeth (Betsy) Eveline, b 27 April 1834 Troy; d 11 Feb 1902 Nashua, Chickasaw. IA; m Ol Jan 1855 Johnstown, WI Nelson Parrish; 5 children.

16314.497     Mary, b 1836 Troy; d __ ; m 16 March, Rock co., IA William H. Birdsell; res. Cavour, SD.

16314.498     Harriet A., b 10 April 1839 Port Dover, Ontario; d __ ; m 16 April 1859 William T. Hinkley; res. LaCrosse, WI.

16314.499     Judge Mortimer, b 14 Feb 1842 Utter's Corners, WI; d 13 Feb 1876 Riceford, MN; m ____ 1866 Clarice Eddy; no known issue.

16314.49A     Lydia Sabrina, b 27 July 1844 WI; d 26 Oct 1889 Caledonia, MN; m _ Nov 1865 David Snyder.

This is an interesting family to follow in the 1850 census  Elizabeth (Betsy), for instance, is enumerated in her father's household in Johnstown, Rock, WI on 12 Aug. Ten days earlier, she was counted in the Rockwell family home at Jefferson, WI and on one count, (with no date), she is counted in the home of her brother, James L.'s inlaws, along with her brother, Charles E. He was counted twice - in two different households.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol II,pg 236-237;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America, page 381;
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I;
1850 census WI;
pioneer records of Sawyer's Bar, CA;
correspondence with descendants;
     Thanks for your great Bigelow page!  A cousin came across it by accident and it has proved a great resource for our ancestry. We are descendants of 16314.48, Mary 7 Bigelow ( Ira 6 ), and Dr. Eleazer R. Utter.  I have most of the their descendants, and would be glad to respond to queries about them, and to have my address as a link.
       Your info on maternal lines Fuller, Lathrop, Day, Warren were added bonuses.  If you come across any info about the other wives in this line, Rachel ALLEN (wife of  Ira 6 ), Hannah STRONG's father ( Ezra 5  wife), the unknown wife of
Lt. John 3, Elizabeth FLAGG (wife of  Joshua 2 ), I will be glad to pursue the clues in New England Historic & Genealogical Society and original sources in the Boston area.  Again, thanks for your fine contribution!
Jim Gould,         E-mail:  
Box 161,
Cotuit MA   02635.

From:   Carol Helen Utter Carlson         E-mail   C.HELEN@PENSYS>COM
I noticed that Jim Gould has written you. I too sent an Email some days ago, as I had discovered your great family history and informed him of the information available there.  I am also a decendent of Mary 7 Bigelow and Dr. E.R. Utter as well as Roderick and Sabrina Utter Bigelow.  Dr. E.R. and Sabrina were brother and sister to my great grandfather.  I have a lot of history about that family and would be glad to share with anyone who might be looking for information.  I have been searching for information on Roderick.  If there is anything or anyone that would be willing to share, my E-Mail is
Thank you!!   Carol Helen Utter Carlson.
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Dear Rod Bigelow:  Just visited your Society page again and what a surprise to find all of the information on Roderick and Sabrina Utter Bigelow and family. I have two comments to add.  I beleive you made an error on locations. Rock County, Johnstown and Jefferson are both located in Wisconsin - not Pennsylvania.  Second, Elizabeth Betsy could have been two different people. They had a daughter by that name and Sabrina's brother, Benedict Birch Utter(my grgrandfather) had a daughter by that name.  They lived at Cold Spring, just south of Jefferson in 1850.  She could have been helping Sabrina with the children or just visiting.  Also the Rockwell household in Jefferson was another Sister-Sally Utter Rockwell.  There was a third Elizabeth Betsy(another sister) born in 1811 but she lived in Port Dover, Ontario. Both of the other two were born in 1834. I will check the 1850 census and see if there is a difference. I hope this does not confuse anyone.  Carol Helen Carlson

Subject: Roderick D. Bigelow
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 00:34:55 -0600
From: Lori Niemuth <>
I was enjoying your family's genealogy when I ran across Roderick D. Bigelow's short biography where it states he married (2 time) on 11 August 1849 Linia township, Rock co., Mrs. Sarah Palmitter.
There is no Linia township in Rock co., WI, but there is a Lima township.
Nice site . . .
Lori Niemuth
WIGenWeb-Rock County coordinator
Rock County, WI Message Boards administrator
WIBiographies-Rock County coordinator
WIROCK-L and WIROCK-D mail list administrator  

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