Guy Marcellus 8 BIGELOW

16352.389     Guy Marcellus 8 BIGELOW, son of Guy 7 ( James 6 , Jonathan 5 Asa 4, Lieut. John 3, Joshua 2, John 1) , and Nancy (HURD) BIGELOW, was born at Colchester, New London, CT in 1844.  Our limited records show that he was married twice. The first marriage was on 22 March 1866 at Colchester, to Mary Foote who died 15 April 1885.  He married second on 16 March 1886 Mary McDonald. No other details at this time, except that "they resided on the old homestead on Bulkley Hill". New info: Guy Marcellus Bigelow and Mary McDonald (12/14/1861, NYC - 1915, ?) were married on March 16, 1886. Mary McDonald's parents were Henry McDonald (~1834, Scotland - April 1,1867, Colchester, CT) and Elizabeth McCaughan (~1834, Coleraine, Ireland -December 29, 1896, Colchester, CT), who were married January 3, 1856 in New York City, very shortly after arriving in the USA.

Children of Guy and Mary (Foote) Bigelow, all born at Colchester, CT:

16352.3891     William H., b 10 Feb 1867; d____ ;

16352.3892t    Bertie Marcellus, b 16 May 1873; d 21 July 1936 Willimantic,, CT; m Ellanor Nellie Weeks; 3 children.

16352.3893     Guy Otis, b 12 Mar 1877; d 29 Dec 1965 Worthington, MN; m 27 June 1900 Georgette Winnefred Dow in Worthington, Nobles co, MN;  6 children. (see below)

16352.3894     Nathaniel Foote, b 18 July 1880; d ______; m Marion Kelley; 1 dau (see below)

Children of Guy and Mary (McDonald) Bigelow:

16352.3895     Louise, b ____; d____ ;

16352.3896     Dennis W., b 05 Nov 1888; d___ 1957 ;

16352.3897t    Cecil Tudor, b 17 Jan 1890 Colchester; d 11 Apr 1954 Randolph, VT; m 01 Nov 1918 Zora (or Zera) Pearl Maxwell in NYC, NY; 2 children;

16352.3898     Henry, b 18 Aug 1887; d 02 Sept 1963;

16352.3899     Donald Asa, b 30 Sept 1898, Colchester, CT; d 03 June 1918, France, WWI

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. II page 507;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Colchester town historian;
1850 census. 

New Note:
Subject: Guy Marcellus
Date: 21 Jan 2004
From: Henry McDonald <>
I saw your webpage on Guy Marcellus Bigelow. You indicate that he married
(second marriage) Mary McDonald, but have no further info on this couple. I
am descended from Mary's brother, Henry McDonald (1858 - 1934), and have
info on Mary's and Guy's children. Guy Marcellus Bigelow and Mary McDonald
(12/14/1861, NYC - 1915, ?) were married on March 16, 1886 and had the
following children:

Louise Bigelow (?-?)
Dennis Bigelow (?-?)
Cecil T. Bigelow (?-?)
Henry Bigelow (?-?)
Donald Asa Bigelow (9/30/1898, Colchester, CT - 6/3/1918, France, WWI)

Mary McDonald's parents were Henry McDonald (~1834, Scotland - April 1,
1867, Colchester, CT) and Elizabeth McCaughan (~1834, Coleraine, Ireland -
December 29, 1896, Colchester, CT), who were married January 3, 1856 in New
York City, very shortly after arriving in the USA.
Thank you for the Bigelow info!
Henry McDonald
Kent, WA USA

Note: Subject: Guy Marcellus Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 19:40:05 -0400 From: "jim and joy" <  > Dear Mr Rod Bigelow;
While clicking on the following link, I was directed to OOPS.
I believe that Guy Marcellus Bigelow may be my Grand Father.

H. James Bigelow

Subject: Guy Otis Bigelow
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 01:06:08 -0700
From:   "Norma A Keefe-Hills" <>
 What a thrill it has been to work on your site.  The cemetery pictures are magnificent.  I just want to let
you know that I have the family and several of the grandchildren of Guy Otis Bigelow son of Guy
Marcellus Bigelow.  He went out to Worthington Minnesota and lived with his uncle Otis and wife
Hattie.  He married Georgette Dow 27 June 1900 in Nobles County Minnesota.  They had 6 children.  If
you are interested in this information for your site let me know and I will gedcom it and send it to you.
 Once again it has been a real pleasure working from your site.
 Norma Keefe-Hills

, Florence Irene BIGELOW - of Delray Beach, FI, died in her sleep November 19,2004 at the age of 98. She was born April 14, 1906, in Dorchester, MA, the only daughter of Marion Kelley and Nathaniel Foote Bigelow, who traced his ancestors to the Puritans who arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from England in 1630. Florence grew up on a farm in Colchester, CT, went to Morse Business College in Hartford, CT, Learned to type and take shorthand and then got a job. She met her future husband, George Roghaar, taking saxophone lessons, and sang and danced her way through the Depression in a Gypsy routine with her friend Florence Parker. As a resident of Winchester and Arlington Philharmonic Society, Friends of the drama and the order of the Eastern Star. She sang in the choir of the Arlington Pleasant Street Congregational Church for many years. She traveled around the world and delighted in bringing home gifts to her grandchildren. Throughout her long life Florence was loved by her friends and family for her generous heart, cheerful disposition and sense of humor. She will be missed, She leaves a son and daughter-in-law George and Florence Roghaar of Boca Raton, FI, a daughter Linda Roghaar
From PAF notes (3 children):
1.  George Roghaar, b ____ ; d ____ ; m Florence ___ ; res Boca Raton, FL (2004);2 children: David and Peter Roghaar
2..  Linda Roghaar, b ____ ; d ____ ; res Amherst, MA (2004)
3.   Natalie Roghaar, b ____ ; d ____ ; m __ Harwood; res Oxford, OH (2004); 4 children: Hamilton, Kelley, Josh, and Gareth Harwood;

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