Elisha C. 8 BIGELOW

15336.5E4      Elisha C. 8 BIGELOW, son of  Charles Nelson 7 ( Cornelius 6 , Paul 5, Cornelius 4, Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John1 and Clarinda (WILTSE) BIGELOW, was born at Ashford, Cattaraugus co, NY on 12 January 1850. His parents moved the family to Oneida township, Eaton co, MI when Elisha was about 4 years of age and there he later married Sarah M. Brunger on 21 November 1873. She was the daughter of Joseph and Maria (Graham) Brunger and bom at Oneida on 27 September 1858. She died on 16 October 1888. Eaton county death records reveal that she and three of their children all died within a few weeks of each other of 'gastric enteritis'. Elisha married again on 17 December 1891 Mrs. Tillie (Sayder) Foster who was the daughter of John Sayder. Tillie was 29 years of age at this marriage and it was near that date that Elisiha decided to enter the ministry embracing the Free Methodist denomination. He had many ministries over the rest of his life. His second wife died after 'twenty-eight years of marriage' and he married for the third time on 01 September 1920 in Chippewa county, MI. This wife was Mrs. Jennie (Wright) Fletcher and was the daughter of Henry and Rebecca (___ ) Wright. Elisha died on 06 June 1928 at McCarron, Chippewa co, MI and is buried at Donaldson cemetery, Bruce township as is Jennie who died about 1955.

Children of Elisha and Sarah (Brunger) Bigelow, all born at Grand Ledge, MI:

15336.5E41     Clara I., b 27 Sept 1876; d 29 July 1888 Eaton co, MI.

15336.5E42     Charles Emerson, b 22 May 1878; d ___1936; res. Akron, OH.

15336.5E43     William Forrest, b 28 Sept 1879; d 10 March 1956 Los Angeles; m ca 1903/04 Anna Mae __; no children.

15336.5E44     Jennie May, b 19 April 1882; d ____; m Thomas Ferguson; in 1937 they were living near Coopersville, MI and had at least 2 children.

15336.5E45     Laura Anna, b 10 March 1884; d 26 Oct 1888.

15336.5E46     Mark Wiltse, (Rev.), b 11 Sept 1885; d 27 Dec 1937 Fort Wayne, Allen co, IN; m 1905 Olive LaMunion; 1 adopted son.

15336.5E47     Bert Elisha, b 11 Nov 1887; d 23 Aug 1888.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 370;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Librarian Spring Arbor, MI, Free Methodist College.

Modified - 09/18/2002
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