William Henry 8 BIGELOW

16164.491      William Henry 8 BIGELOW, son of Ransom 7 ( Jonathan Oakes , Nathan 5, John 4, Joshua 3, Joshua 2, John 1), and Emily (LADD) BIGELOW, was born in NY on 12 March 1847.  When ten years of age his parents moved the family to LeSueur, MN.  He served in the Civil War, 10th Army Reg., Co. G. MN from 19 August 1862 to 19 August 1865.  William was a bridge builder and thus lived in various locations:  various counties in MN, TX, CO and WA.  In 1871 he married Aletta Love Kilburn in Longview, TX.  She was born 23 October 1855 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of boat Capt. Charles Kilburn.  William died in Seattle, WA on 01 January 1938 and his widow the same month on 30 January 1938. Looking for picture. (see note below)

Children of William and Aletta (Kilburn) Bigelow:

16164.4911t    Leroy "Roy" Edward, b 07 Mar 1879 Windom,, MN; d 19 July 1945 Seattle WA; m (1) 08 June 1907 Audrey Miles; m (2) Grace Tremain; (see below)

16164.4912     Florence Emily, b 10 Sept 1883 Delta,, CO; d 12 Apr 1971;

16164.4913     William Lesley, b 22 Feb 1886 Delta,, CO; d 11 June 1967;

The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Volume II, page 460;
Records of Bigelow Society historian/genealogist;
1870 censsus Le Sueur, MN;
family records.
Carroll Alexander 10 BIGELOW
Former Director of Bigelow Society
Carroll's lineage: Carroll Alexander 10 BIGELOW, ( LeRoy 9,William Henry 8 , Ransom 7 , Jonathan Oakes 6 , Nathan 5, John 4, Joshua 3, Joshua 2, John 1)

Carroll Alexander 10 BIGELOW,  long time Bigelow Society member and Director from 1978 to 1984, passed away, in Seattle, WA on April 26, 1991. He had been hospitalized for several months With pneumonia and lung disease. He also had had a slight stroke. He is survived by his widow, Ellen, of Seattle and daughter Mrs. Ruth Anne JACOBS, of Laguna Niguel, CA.

Carroll was born in Seattle on 19 March 1908. His mother died when he was a little over a year old and as his father was an engineer and traveled a lot, Carroll was raised by his grandparents. He was a "Crown Pointer" BIGELOW by heritage, coming from that large family of BIGELOWS of Crown Point, New York, who migrated from Massachusetts to New York at the close of the Revolution, after a few years in Vermont.

Carroll was retired from Boeing Aircraft Company, having been an aviation metalsmith there from 1934 until retirement in 1972, He loved to hunt and for a long time was an expert trap-shooter, It is thought that his years of trap-shooting led to his profound deafness in later years - no ear protection was used in those earlier days.


New Note 2011:

I am looking for a photograph of William Henry Bigelow, b.1847.

I am putting together a volume on the Civil War Veterans of Jackson County and want to include William.   He was a known Architect and builder in this area .  

<>Michael Kirchmeier


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