Alexander Alvin 8 BIGELOW

Alexander Alvin 8 and Lucy Jane (Hallock) Bigelow

15337.12D      Alexander Alvin 8 BIGELOW, son of Levi 7 ( Noah 6 , Noah 5, Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John1 and Anna (DODGE) BIGELOW, was born 04 May 1841 in Livingston co, NY.  Alexander married twice.  His first marriage was to Lucy Jane Hallock on 18 August 1866 in Clayton co., IA, according to at least one record.  She was born 09 September 1848 in Genesee, Genesee co, MI and after having 5 children is said to have deserted the family.  She later married a George Brush and a Fred Henderson at San Francisco, CA, but is buried as "Mother-Lucy Bigelow" her death occuring on 24 June 1918 at Winona, Winona co, MN.  Alexander had divorced her in 1890.  He was a farmer and married secondly on 13 February 1894 at Gibbon, Buffalo co, NE, Florence Irvene Benderman (see below). She was born 23 December 1870 in Wilmington, Newcastle, DE.  Alexander died on 01 June 1909 at Arcadia, Valley co, NE after which his widow, homesteaded in WY and died at Douglas, Converse co, WY on 30 December 1942.

Children of Alexander and Lucy (Hallock) Bigelow:

15337.12D1t    Arthur LeRoy, b 18 July 1867 Turkey Grove, (or Strawberry Pt.), Clayton, IA; d 24 July 1936 Mandan, Morton, ND; m 26 Sept 1890 Cora Myers; res. IA, MN 1900, MT; 8 children. (see below)

15337.12D2     Nellie R., b ___ 1871; d ___1914/15 Omaha, Douglas co, NE; m ca 1893 Archie Miller; 2 children.

15337.12D3t     Irene Estelle (Rena), b 06 Aug 1873 Atlantic, Cass co, IA; d 21 June 1954 Tacoma, Pierce co, WA; m 14 Nov 1897 at Omaha, Douglas co, IA, Thomas Clarence Plotts; res. Alkin, MN; 4 children.

15337.12D4t    Carl Chesley, b 24 Oct 1876 Walnut, Pottawattamie co, IA; d 16 April 1953 Winona, Winona co, MN; m 29 Sept 1896 Nettie Aliice (sic) McAdams; 8 children.

15337.12D5     Grace Darling, b 1881 Walnut, Pottawattamie, IA; d 24 Aug 1972 Spokane, Spokane co, WA; m ca 1902 Joseph Hays Ludwick; res. Oral, SD; 4 children plus 1 adopted child.

Children of Alexander and Florence Irvene (Benderman) Bigelow:

15337.12D6t    Frances Irven, b 29 April 1897 Gibbons, Buffalo, NE; d 14 June 1956 Portland, OR; m 28 Sept 1918 Mearl Thomas Schroeder. (see below)

15337.12D7     Leland Alexander, b 17 Aug 1900 Shelton, Buffalo, NE; d 09 April 1961 Amarillo, Potter co, TX; unmarried.

15337.12D8t    Merle Marion, b 12 Dec 1902 Shelton; d 13 Feb 1979 Eureka, Humboldt co, CA; m (1) Ora W. Mitchell, (2) 28 June 1952 Hans Finck; 2 children. This lady had a grandfather born in 18th century, a father born in 19th and she born in 20th century.

15337.12D9t     William Ernest, b 05 Oct 1903 Shelton; d 17 July 1928; m 17 July 1928 to unknown person; 1 known child.

15337.12DAt     Shirley Florence, b 25 Oct 1909 Arcadia, Valley, NE; d 04 Nov 1928; m Albert Sewell, (1902 - 1965); 1 known child.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 380 plate^;
censuses NY, NE;
research by Bigelow Society historian/genealogist;
Pat Bigelow...Bigelow Family Society and Family bible of Merle (Bigelow) (Mitchell) Finck.
The Levi Bigelow family moved from Rock, WI to Iowa in 1871 then Reuben moved to Omaha, NE.
Correspondence between family descendants and Bigelow Society genealogists;
censuses and vital records of IA and NE; Valley co. courthouse, Ord, NE.
Information, Valley Co. Courthouse, ORD, NE, Probate Records and Marker in Cemetery.
Source for book: Birth information and Pat Bigelow, Bigelow Family Society. Children:  2nd MD Probate Records.
FORGE, October 1978, Vol.7, #4, p.78 has William Bigelow, 9th generation, of Kimberly, Idaho, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 17 July 1978, with wife and both their families. Among those present were Bill's sisters, Merle (Bigelow) Finck and Shirley (Bigelow) Sewell.  See Vol.1, #1 and articles after 1978 for fascinating story of 2 Rev. soldiers and their migrations.

(L-R) Carl Chesley, Lucy Jane (mother), and Arthur LeRoy Bigelow

New Note 01/26/06:
From: Sgt. Joseph Ralph Bigelow
Date: 01/26/06
Location: Farmington, MN
I would like to note my lineage. I think that this is the right format. Joseph Ralph (12) Bigelow, son of Marcia Sue (11) Bigelow, daughter of Ralph I.(10)Bigelow, Arthur LeRoy (9) Bigelow, Alexander Alvin(8)(15337.12D) Bigelow, Levi(7), Noah(6), Noah(5), Cornelius(4), Samuel(3), Samuel(2), John(1).
FORGE, October 1978, Vol.7, #4, p.78 has William Bigelow, 9th generation, of Kimberly, Idaho, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 17 Jul 1978, with wife and both their families. Among those present were Bill's sisters, Merle (Bigelow) Finck and Shirley (Bigelow) Sewell.  See Vol.1, #1 and articles after 1978 for fascinating story of 2 Rev. soldiers and their migrations.
Name: Barbara Padgette
Location: Paris, Henry, Tennessee
Comments: I am an 11th generation Bigelow, on my mother's side. She was the granddaughter of Alexander Alvin, daughter of Arthur LeRoy. I
will be visiting this site frequently from now on. I subscribe to Forge, but since becoming a new owner of computer, I find this
very enjoyable. Keep up the good work. I will provide any current information that you need from my tree.

Subject: Florence Benderman
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 08:11:17 EST
From:  ( --no longer valid see below)
15337.12Dt    Alexander, b 04 May, 1841; d 03 June 1909 Arcadia, NE; m (1)18 Aug 1866 Lucy Hallock. 5 children. div., she later married George Brush and then Fred Henderson - she is bur. as Lucy Bigelow; (2)13 Feb 1894 Florence Benderman, 10 children; res. IA and NE.
I am researching the Benderman name.  Do you have more info on Florence Benderman and children?  I would appreciate any help?  Thanks, Linda

From: Connie Downs  < >
After receiving an unrelated query via E-mail today, I checked to see if The Bigelow Society still had a web page before referring this person to it for further information.  Since it has been many years since I was a Bigelow Society member, I decided to poke around a bit and see if there was anything new on my ancestors.  I attempted to respond to Linda at the E-mail address given, but it is no longer valid.  Would you possibly have any other contact information for Linda?  I would really like to assist her...Connie

Source:  Bigelow Society.  Valley Co. Courthouse, Ord, NE and Probate Records
and Connie J. Schroder DOWNS, HC 2 Box 612, Soldotna, AK 99669, PH.
e-mail April 1999 from Linda Benderman Murdock, 216 Oakridge Dr., Martinez, GA 30907-1410...e-mail:  Wants information about Florence Benderman and parents.
More from Connie:
P.S.  I think that William Earnest Bigelow's 50 year marriage referred to on your web page was to a woman named Grace (from family records), but I do not know her maiden name.  And you have listed that Shirley Florence Bigelow died 04 nov 1928.  I show that was her marriage date to Albert Boone Sewell.  As you can see by the photo I sent earlier, she lived at least until Dec. 1969.  They had one daughter named Sandra who married a man with the last name Hagemann.  They had at least one son named Al who married someone named Mary, and they had at least three boys, Shane, Levi, & Joshua Lee.  (See attached newspaper clipping.)
  I also wanted to share a few photos that recently came into my possession from a Schroder family album.  They are Frances Irvene BIGELOW Schroder and three of her grandchildren by Melvin Thomas & Priscilla Jeanne Schroder:  Terry Lynne Schroder (on the left), Melvin Thomas Schroder Jr. (my father), and Debra Denise Schroder; Frances Irvene again; and her sister, Shirley Florence BIGELOW Sewell.
 Please note my new mailing address:
 Connie SCHRODER Downs
285 Arlington Ct.
Soldotna, AK  99669
(907) 262-6712
 Thanks again!

More from Connie:
After sending that last message, I just had to look deeper.  So, according to the 1930 census, William & Grace were living with her parents, Frank & Mary Nevers, and 4 younger siblings in Eureka, CA at the time.
Then again, it shows that both Frank & Mary were born in California, but that Grace's father was born in Oregon & her mother was born in California.  So, even though it lists Grace as daughter to the head of household, I'm guessing that Frank may actually have been her step-father and that would also explain the age difference between her & the other siblings.
OK, further digging shows that Mary Nevers' maiden name was Dean, and she did marry a man with the last name Hodges, who was indeed Grace Marie Bigelow's father.

Modified - 10/01/2010
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