Children of Nicholas Vought and Rachel S. (Reynolds) Bigelow:
Charles 9, b 23 Sep 1881 Wolcott, NY; d 31 Dec 1956
Palmyra, NY; m 17 July 1904
Georgia Kyle, b 16 July 1885; d 9 July 1935 Lyons, NY. 3 children known:
Reynolds 9, b 14 May 1885 Wolcott, NY; d 23 Jan 1941
Peterburg,VA, buried N. Wolcott
cem ,NY; m 9 Apr 1913 Stella May Chase, b 10 Nov 1894; d 10 Aug 1979 Sodus, NY; 6 children:
Bigelow Society records;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Subject: Nicholas Bigelow,etc.
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 14:12:10 -0500
From: "Frank Patterson" < firstname.lastname@example.org >
My grandmother is going to be 101 in April and remembers "Nick" Bigelow from North Wolcott. Her memory is untarnished and talks a lot about my g-g-grandfather,Charles Richards,and his best friend Nicholas Bigelow. On some of my g-g grandfather's CW pension papers, Mr. Bigelow went with him to various meetings about the pension and signed papers as a witness. I have gone up to the old homestead twice this past year and know approximately where the Bigelows lived. (On the lake) (I have a distant picture of their homestead in late 1800's-early 1900's) They both were in the the Civil War, different regiments. Often talked about the war, which the women and children were notable to share in. I believe this "Nick" may have named his oldest son after my g-g grandfather, one William Charles Bigelow. Be more than glad to share. I am from Horseheads, NY. My name is Frank Patterson. I have looked hard for the regiment that Mr.Bigelow served in and any picture of him. Grandma would get such a kick to see one if it were available.He will be in my book, if I ever get it done.It is basically about my g-g grandfather and my best friend who was killed in Vietnam on Mothers Day, May 12,1968.
I have an original picture,of which I am going to make a copy of the Nicolas Bigelow house on Lake Ontario. Distant shot,but shows what the area looked like close to a hundred years ago.I am really interested to see if any of your relatives have a picture of Nicholas Bigelow in order that I could show my Grandmother and possibly use in the book I am writing about g-g grandfather,Charles Richards.Grandma descibes them as "very,very good friends" spent a lot of time together.Described Nicholas as having a full gray beard, had some kind of growth that was distinguishing,etc.Remembers his father Charles Lewis B.and sons, Frank, Leona, etc.