Children of Loren and Rachel (Hallock) Bigelow:
159B3.4131 Emma R., b 15 Sept 1854 Genesee co, MI; d 17/18 Feb 1932 Shiawassee co, MI; m 30 Aug 1874 Elisha Davenport; 8 children; (see below)
159B3.4132 Gertrude, b 26 Aug 1856 Genesee co, MI; d 19 Mar 1922; m 30 June 1872 Jessie F. Davenport; 6 children;
159B3.4133 Winifred R., b 10 July 1865 Genesee co, MI; d 21 Dec 1926; m (1) William P. Lovejoy; m (2) _ June 1914 Dean Thompson; 1 child w/William;
Children of Loren and Anna (Harding) Bigelow:
159B3.413? Emmet S., b 07 Jan 1869; d 02 Dec 1871 age 2 yr,10 mo., 25 days
159B3.4134t Elmer Almond, b 05 Jan 1873; d 02 Jan 1960 Casnovia,, MI; m (1) Martha Personius, 4 children; m (2) Doretha (Dorothea) Graham, 2 children; (see below)
159B3.4135 Albert "Burt", b 07 Feb 1874/75
(was 6 on 1880 census); d 13 Sept 1962; m 06 Mar 1901 Myrtle Melissa
Personius; (b 22 Oct 1881; d 22 Nov 1960 Flint; info from Myrtle's obit
mentions 2 dau; one married Arnold Alles; another
married Robert Standrige);
159B3.4136t Franklin Orville "Frank" (twin), b 19 Nov 1876; d ____ ; m (1) Mary Remington, 4 children (div); m (2) 07 Oct 1900 Theresa Swinderman; 4 children; (see below)
159B3.4137t Frances Julia (twin), b 19 Nov 1876; d 23 Sept 1935; m (1) Adrian Hill, 4 children; m (2) Ernest Gannsley (Gaussley?), 4 children; (see below)
Children of Loren and Mary Pickett (Jewett) Bigelow:
159B3.4138 Maude E., b 27 June 1889; d 04 July 1959 Flint, MI; m 12 Jan 1910 Lloyd Almon Torrey; 4 children;
159B3.4139 Mabel, b 17 July 1891/2; d ____ ;
m 18 Nov 1914 Loren Louis Ketzler; 2 children;
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 437-438;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Merle G. Perry article in Flint Genealogical Society Bulletin;
vital records and census of MI;
correspondence with Bigelow Society members.
159B3.4131 Emma R. 9 Bigelow, b 15 Sept 1854 Grand Blanc, MI; d 18 Feb 1932 Shiawassee co, MI; m 30 Aug 1874 Elisha Davenport ( b 19 Apr 1849 PA, the son of Benjamin and Harriet (Harding) Davenport; he d 09 June 1900 Venice, Shiawassee co, MI; 8 children
159B3.41311 Agatha Grace Davenport, b 28 May 1875; d 09 July 1958; m William Caldwell;
159B3.41312 Lewis Lyman Davenport, b 26 Apr 1877; d ___ 1972; m Nellie Jacobus;
159B3.41313 Walter John Davenport, b 13 Mar 1881; d 15 Oct 1938; m Zina Houghton;
159B3.41314 Maude Hannah Davenport, b 04 Dec 1884; d _____ ; m Eugene Walworth;
159B3.41315 Orpha Sophia Davenport, b 08 Mar 1887; d _____ ; m Claude Hunt;
159B3.41316 George Allen Davenport, b 04 July 1891; d 1960's Seattle, WA;
159B3.41317 Benjamin Earl Davenport, b 19 Dec 1893; d as a young man Vernon, MI; m
159B3.41318 Louella Harriet Davenport, b 08 Nov 1895; d _____ ; m Guy D. Blake;
Note 25 Apr 2008:
Subject: Bigelow History
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 07:47:13 EDT
I have just a couple of corrections for the Bigelow. My husband, Richard Graham, is the grandson of Francis and Ernest Ganssley and have names, dates, etc. for their children, grandchildren, if you are interested.
More from Jan:
At this point I would only be able to give approximate dates for Frances Bigelow and Ernest Gannsley as we are in transit and want to run out to the cemetery where they are buried and then will send you correct dates. Please note the correct spelling of Gannsley. An interesting side note is that one of Frances' daughters by her first marriage married Ernest Gannsley's brother Elmer.
Frances had 4 children by her first marriage to Hill (buried in Shiawassee County, Michigan and 4 children by her marriage to Ernest Gannsley:
1 son died at 2 years old (buried in same cemetery and will get info for you this summer)
Evelyn Gannsley (Smith)(Sheren) - buried in Buckley, MI
Irene Grace Gannsley (Graham)(Hammel) - died September 10, 1978 - buried in Flint, Michigan
Leon Gannsley - buried in Shiawassee County, MI - also will get information.
Evelyn had 2 sons - Lee Smith - last known residence is Webberville, MI - 3 children (1 girl, 2 boys)
Clare Smith - last known residence - Tennessee - 2 children (boys)
Irene had 2 sons: Richard L. Graham - born 4-30-35
3 children: Jo Lynn Graham b.11-27-57
Julie Beth Graham (Kopko)
2 children: Jeremy Kopko, b.
Steven Kopko, b.
Richard Alan Graham, b 7-24-65
Ronald H. Graham - born August 5, 1938, died
September 1973 - no children
Author: Bonnie Slater <email@example.com>
Date: 17 Mar 2002 6:43 PM GMT
My Grandpa was Elmer A. Bigelow born around 1870/72- I haven't worked with this in awhile, his fathers name was Loren,
and his fathers Hiram. All these folks in Michigan.
I went to the Michigan Genealogy library in Lansing ....and found a book published. Once I hooked Hiriam up and kept
going back in the book I ended up around 1600/1700 to a Biglo hall in England.
It's really nice when someone else did all the work and put it in book form. I went to the cemetery of all these folks listed
above and took pictures.
I see there is some mistakes, like one is the spelling of my grandma's name
...it is Doretha...I have her death certificate. and do you want any updates
Like children of Elmer and Doretha?
Loren Bigelow, who is a Free Methodist elder, had five children
Married Annie or Anna S. Harding Date of death: 19 Nov. 1876
the age of 26 6 mo.
Tombstone says – 28-7 mo’s-14 days /Place of death : Mundy Twp, Genessee County Michigan
Birthplace: Pa. 8 Apr 1848
Married Loren Bigelow when she was 18 yrs old 31 May 1866
Died of Quick Consumption, please note she gave birth to twins 19 Nov 1876
Emmet born 1868 died 12/02/1871 age 2 yr,10 mo., 25 days
Elmer A. born Jan 5, 1872 married Doretha Graham 20 Mar 1910
Albert born Feb 1874
Franley/Francis Twins born 19 Nov 1876
3 marriage: Mary Pickett Jewett had a son by first marriage named
Albert Jewett born July 2 1872 died Sept 15, 1962 place
of death Flint.
Elmer Almond Bigelow had two daughters:
Marie Josephine Bigelow born 26 July 1910 died May 30 1953, died in
Ottawa Co Mi.
married Willard Hoskins they had 5 children all living
Edna Bigelow Simons, married Leo Simons, they had 9 children all
living now but one who died in an auto accident.
one of the daughters of Elmer:
Edna D. Simons
birth: 9 March 1912
death: 17 March 1972
died of Hodgekins Disease ( cancer)
HARDING - FAMILY OF ANNIE
Elisha G. Harding – native of Schoharie Cnty N.Y. Father
Born 15 Dec 1814
Married: Steuben Cnty N.Y.
Died 23 Aug 1859 age 44 yrs, 9 mo., 8 days
Asureth ( Burdick)
She died 31 Jan 1893 69 yrs old in Venice Twp Shiawassee co, Michigan
Merritt S. Harding, born in Bath Twp, Steuben County N.Y.
Hannah (widow of Jacob Bently) they had 5 children
E.W. ( married Mina Davidson)
Anna S or F. Harding- born 8 April 1848 married Loren Bigelow when she was 18 yrs old. Married: 31 May 1866 died of
Quick Consumption 19 Nov 1876. 27 yrs old although this differs from Headstone in cemetery. Please note she gave birth to
twins on this day.
Emma born 1855