Children of Francis and Mary (Hopson) Bigelow, the six youngest born at Elgin, MN:
15349.4331t Albert William,(twin) b 14 April 1864 Beaver, Winona, MN; d 11 Jan 1917 Claremont, Dodge co, MN; m 13 March 1886 Amelia Vosa; 8 children.
Elmer,(twin) b 14 April
1864 Beaver; d 06 Dec 1915 Andover, Day co, SD; m 08 March 1896
Hangell; 2 children;
15349.4333t Arthur Ethelbert, b 20 Jan 1868 Whitewater Falls, MN d ca 14 Dec 1936 (obit) Rochester, MN; m (1) 18 July 1893 Mabel Stuart and (2) 09 May 1929 Luella Isabel Essen (Abrams?); 2 children: Mabel Bigelow (1894- ), and Arthur James Bigelow (b 16 July 1931- ).
15349.4334t Schuyler Thomas, b 27 Nov 1869 Elgin, Winona co, MN; d 11 Oct 1948 Rochester; m 19 July 1891 Tina Roberts; 7 children.(see below)
15349.4335t Maude Angeline, b 29 Dec 1871 Elgin, Winona co, MN; d 26 Apr 1969 Chisholm, St. Louis County, MN; m 03 April 1890 Everett J. Parker; 2 children.
15349.4336t Hattie Leota, b 21 April 1874 Elgin, Winona co, MN; d 31 March 1954 Rochester; m 21 April 1892 John Harvey; 9 children.
15349.4337t Estella Etta, b 10 Feb 1876 Elgin, Winona co, MN; d 19 March 1948 Washington, DC; m 25 Dec 1896 Frank Titrington; 4 children.
15349.4338t Alfred Walter, b 19 Jan 1878 Elgin, Winona co, MN; d 14 May 1978 (?) Rochester; m 25 Sept 1907 Ethel Rannetsberger at Viroqua, WI; res. Byron, MN; 8 children.
15349.4339t Howard Hopson, b 04 May 1880 Elgin, Winona co, MN; d 21 April 1959 Elgin; m 07 Oct 1908 Mathilda Margaret (Tillie) Schaad; 9 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 389;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
1922 reunion booklet of Lawson T. Bigelow descendants;
correspondence between descendants and Bigelow Society genealogists;
various MN records.
Bigelow, Francis M.
482), an early settler in Wabasha County, and a joint owner with
son of considerable land in Elgin Township, though now residing in
Rochester, Minn., was born in the village of Portland, Chautauqua
County, New York, September 25, 1843, son of Lawson T. and Mary
Bigelow. The founders of the Bigelow family in this county were
and Mary (Warren) Bigelow, who were among the
early settlers of the Massachusetts colony in the early part of
seventeenth century. The parents of Francis M. were farmers, and
early trained to agricultural pursuits, acquiring his education in
common schools. In 1864 he joined the stream of emigration to
Minnesota, taking a farm of 160 acres in Elgin Township, Wabasha
County. Later he bought 320 acres in section 29, Elgin Township,
after that 160 acres in Haverhill Township, Olmsted County, where
resided and was engaged successfully in general
farming, stock raising, and the raising of small fruits and
at one time being the largest in the state. He resided on the farm
1902, when he moved to Rochester. In 1904 he bought 210 acres in
Rochester Township, all of which is now platted for city property,
except three acres, on which tract he is living retired, and very
to do. During his career on the farm he became well known as a
and importer of high grade cattle. Politically he is staunch
Republican. Mr. Bigelow was married July 4, 1863, to May D.
whom he has had nine children, namely:
Albert W., born April 14, 1864, who died in 1916;
Frank E., born April 4, 1866, who died in 1914;
Arthur A., born January 20, 1868, now a resident of Claremont, Minn.;
Schuyler, born November 27, 1869, who is on the farm at Haverhill, Minn.;
Maude A., born December 29, 1871, now Mrs. E. Parker, of Shovel Lake, Minn.;
Hattie L., born April 21, 1874, who is the wife of John Harvey of Rochester;
Stella E., born February 19, 1876, now Mrs. Frank Titterington, of Marion Township, Olmsted County;
Alfred W., born January 19, 1878, who lives in section 3, Rochester Township, Olmsted County; and
Howard H., born May 4, 1880, who is residing on the old home farm in Elgin Township, where in association with his father he owns 600 acres of land.
Mr. Bigelow is a member of the Masonic order and of the Methodist
Episcopal church. He also belongs to the Old Settlers' Association
Elgin. He was one of the builders of this county, where he still
many friends, and his record as a Minnesota pioneer, successful
and exemplary citizen is one in which his family can take pride.
Posted by Bonnie Distad email@example.com
June 09, 1999 at 15:36:25:
I HAVE information for the decendants of Lawson T. & Mary (Hall) Bigelow. They were from Vermont/New York but came
to Minnesota. They had a son Francis Marion Bigelow who married May D. Hopson. They also had a son named Schuyler
Thomas Bigelow who married Tena Roberts. Schuyler & Tena had a son named Chester Schuyler Bigelow who married my
great Aunt Lottie Benedict on Oct. 14, 1914 in Rochester, Minnesota. If you are interested in learning more please e-mail me.