Alpheus Russell jr. 9 BIGELOW

15923.2813      Alpheus Russell jr. 9 BIGELOW, son of Alpheus Russell 8 ( Eliphaz 7 , Russell 6 , Isaac 5 , Isaac 4, Isaac 3, Samuel 2, John 1 ) and Melinda (CONVERSE) BIGELOW, was born at Milford Centre, Union co, OH on 29 (02?) October 1851. On 09 August 1871, he married Harriet "Hattie" Rosalie Parthemore. She was born 05 July 1852 at Union co, OH, the daughter of Fred and Permelia (Morse) Parthemore. She died 27 June 1937 at Milford Center, OH. The Bigelow Society has more info on Parthemore and Morse family (see below). Alpheus died 11 April 1905. All births of children in Milford Center were on the family farm Chuckery.

Children of Alpheus Russell jr. and Hattie R.(Parthemore) Bigelow:

15923.28131    Maurice Alpheus, b 08 Dec 1872 Milford Center, OH; d 04 Dec 1954; m 1900 Anna Neiglick; In Who's Who 1930; President of AMA and Professor at Columbia University;

15923.28132    Amy Rosalie, b 13 Oct 1874 Milford Center, OH; d 13 July 1963 Marysville, OH;

15923.28133t   Walter Russell, b 18 July 1877 Milford Center, OH; d 26 Mar 1966; m 01 Apr 1902 Sallie Wiet (1882-1964) at Marysville, OH; 1 child known;

15923.28134t   William Frederick, b 14 Aug 1879 Milford Center, OH; d 05 Mar 1966; m 24 Dec 1906 Retta Koch (1877-1956); William was Editor for Good Housekeeping magazine for many years; 3 children (FTM)

15923.28135     Dessie (Bessie) Hattie, b 11 Aug 1882 San Francisco, CA; d 19 July 1965; m Guy H. (or Guy Duffield) Mitchell (1880-1956);

15923.28136t    Merle Emerson, b 21 Aug 1889; d 28 Nov 1958 Marysville,, OH; m 09 (18?) June1918 Bertha A. Robinson (b 08 Mar 1901 Marion, OH; d 31 Dec 1966 Marysville, OH (see below)) Invented steel trap and founded Bigelow Trap co. of Marysville, OH;
3 children:
     1. Donald Emerson, b 07 July 1919 Marysville, OH; d ____ ; m 09 Apr 1939 Mary Louise Coder; 3 children (FTM);
     2. Ruth I., b 18 June 1922 Marysville, OH; d 30 Sept 2012 Marysville, OH; m 17 Nov 1946 Delbert "Shorty" Stewart (b  ____ ; d 15 July 1987); 2 children: Melvin Stewart and Nancy (Stewart) Katzenbach; (see obit below)
     3. Helen, b ____ ; d ____ ; m Harry Phipps

The Bigelow Family Genealogy  Vol. II Page 404 child;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;  pg 429 child;
New Note:
Bigelow - Sager ? in Madison Co., OH in early 1800's
 Posted by: don ald
 Date: February 07, 2003 at 17:40:5
I am looking for the parents of Juliann Sager - b. 1820 - Madison Co., OH
Juliann Sager & Charles Converse (m. 1835) named their first son Squire after Charles' father and the second son after himself (Charles).
The third son was named Daniel Bigelow Converse. I notice several Bigelow's in Madison Co., OH for the 1820 and 1830 census'. Do you
know of any Bigelow - Sager connection?
I am looking for the parents of Juliann Sager - b. 1820 - Madison Co., OH

1) The 1880 census has Juliann's father being born in VA and her mother being born in CT. Here obituary says that she was born in
Madison County, Ohio, September 17th, 1820.

2) Juliann & Charles Converse (m. 1835) named their first son Squire after Charles' father and the second son after himself (Charles). The
third son was named Daniel Bigelow Converse. I notice several Bigelow's in Madison Co., OH for the 1820 and 1830 census'. Do you
know of any Bigelow - Sager connection?

The fourth son was named John Melvin Converse. Oddly, A John Sager (b. 20 Jan 1768) came from VA to Madsion Co., OH and was
living in the area at the time Juliann was born. Supposedly he (John) had left his family in VA. He married Frederica Margaret Bogan 15
Mar 1830 in OH.

From the History of Union county, OH
     Mr. Bigelow traces his ancestral history back to the Battle of Hastings 1063, the Norman knlght De Baguley belng one of the followers of William the Conqueror. John Blgelo, the ancestor of all the Blgelows in thls country, landed ln Boston in 1540. Our subject, A. R. Bigelow, is one of the successful and representative farmers of Union county which is the place of hls nativity as it was also of hls honored father.
     The old, homestead farm on whlch our subject was born and which is his place of abode is located in Union township comprislng 250 acres of as fine agricultural land, as can be found in this section of the state, the place being effectlvely watered by little Darby creek whlch wends its way across field and meadow.
     The family residence is a large substantlal farm structure and is symetrical in its appointments as an attractive rural home. Other improvements include two barns, sheds and other outbuildings while in every quarter of the place there is evidence of the care glven to the cultivation of the broad acres and to the breeding of stock, to whlch latter line of enterprise our subject devotes no little attention.
     Alpheus Russell Bigelow was born Oct. 29, 1851, the son of Alpheus Blgelow, who was one of the earliest settlers in what is now Union,townshlp, where he settled in the mldst of the virginal forest and began the arduous task of reclaiming his possessions from the heart of nature. Eliphas was a native of the state of Maine. Alpheus Sr. was reared on the old pioneer farm and received his education in the school of the distrlct. Attaining maturity he joined heart and hand wlth Melinda Converse, who was of staunch old puritan stock, a native of Madison county, Ohio.
     The original American ancestor of the Converse line became a resident of Massachusetts as early as 1620.
     Alpheus and Melinda became the parents of two children, Delilah, who died at the age of four and Alpheus R. the subject of this sketch. Alpheus Sr. died in 1851 and the wldow subsecuently married James McCloud, their issue being:
Jerry McCloud of Paris, Ohio
Rosa, wife of G. F. Morse, Garnet,Kansas
Miriam, wife of L. H. Elliott, Union county, Ohio
     Our subject was reared to man's estate on and near the old homestead receiving his education in the district schools and in Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1870 he assumed charge of the farm and continued to operate it for 10 years when he went to San Francisco, stayed. two years and then returned.
     In 1871 he married Hattie Rosalie Parthemore, born and raised in Union county, the daughter of Fred and Permelia Parthemore. They have six children.
Maurice Alpheus, class of 1894 at Ohio Wesleyan; head of Biology Dept. at Columbia;
Amy Rosalie
Walter Russell
William Frederick, editor of Good Housekeeping for years
Merle Emerson
     Mr. Bigelow is a stauch Republican and a devout member of the Methodist church. The family stands as one of the intelligent and truly refined of the community and their influence is recognized as ever directed along the line here good and right obtain.
Subject: Alpheus Russell Bigelow
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 10:57:00 -0400
From: "Nancy Katzenbach" <  >
Could not get 15923.281t Alpheus Russell Bigelow Union Co. OH.
 I am Gr. Gr. Granddaughter  It should be Eliphaz Bigelow married to Mirium McCloud.
 Union co. Ohio
Nancy at

Fred Parthemore, the father of Hattie above, was born in 1837 (1867??), and died 01 Nov 1870; was the son of John Parthemore and unknown spouse.
Permelia Morse, the mother of Hattie above, was born in 1834 (1864??), and died 05 May 1895; was the dau of Joseph Morse jr. and Renoa Green.

Bertha A. Robinson, was b 08 Mar 1901 Marion, OH; d 31 Dec 1966 Marysville, OH; she was daughter of :
father: James H. Robinson (b 18 Feb 1870; d 1952 Marysville, OH, the son of Alfred G. Robinson (b 03 Apr 1847 Rockbridge co, VA; d 18 Apr 1909 Springdale, UC, OH) and mother Jane Rittenhouse (b 14 Nov 1839 Wintergreen, VA; d 05 May 1914))
mother: Flora Laughry (b 18 Oct 1873 Delaware co, OH; d __ Columbus, OH, dau of John and Adeline (Honitor) Laughrey.


Ruth I. Bigelow Stewart 
(June 18, 1922 - September 30, 2012)


<>  Ruth I. Bigelow Stew­art, 90, of Marysville and for­merly of the Watkins area, died Sun­day evening Sept. 30, 2012 at The Inn at Hal­cyon Village.
    She was very active in com­mu­nity activ­i­ties; Vice pres­i­dent and trea­surer of the Watkins PTA, advi­sor for eight years for the Nutri­tion and Sewing 4-H Club and sec­re­tary for the Union County 4-H Coun­cil. She received the Dec­o­ra­tion of Chivalry, Odd Fel­low­ships high­est award for mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vice. She was a mem­ber of the Mar­ion Aux­il­iary No. 41 of Ladies Aux­il­iary Patriarch’s Mil­i­tant Ruth earned her honor for being a mem­ber in good stand­ing of a Rebekah Lodge and Aux­il­iary, by per­form­ing out­stand­ing ser­vice to the Order and by activ­i­ties ben­e­fit­ing the com­mu­nity. She was cited for her ser­vice to Rebekah’s which she joined in 1953 and where she was Noble Grand five terms, Past Mar­shall of the Ohio Rebekah Assem­bly, Pres­i­dent of Dis­trict No. 31 for two terms as well as past trea­surer, pres­i­dent for two terms of Ladies Aux­il­iary of Patri­archs Mil­i­tant and past Guard and color Guard of the Depart­ment Asso­ci­a­tion of Ohio. She was also Past Chief Matri­arch of Junia Ladies Aux­il­iary Association.

She also enjoyed vis­it­ing var­i­ous libraries to do research on geneal­ogy and was past pres­i­dent of the Union County Chap­ter of the Ohio Genealog­i­cal Soci­ety. Her hob­bies were many includ­ing sewing, cro­chet­ing, plas­tic can­vas, quilt­ing, knit­ting and col­lect­ing “Hens on the Nest” glass­ware which included a col­lec­tion of more than 200.

She was a 1940 grad­u­ate of Union Rural High School in Mil­ford Center.
She was born June 18, 1922 in her grandmother’s house on East Sixth Street in Marysville to the late Merle E. and Bertha Robin­son Bigelow and grew up on the Bigelow Farm on Route 161 between Chuck­ery and Irwin. She mar­ried Del­bert “Shorty” Stew­art on Nov. 17, 1946, and he pre­ceded her in death July 15, 1987. She was also pre­ceded in death by a brother, Don­ald Bigelow, and a sis­ter, Helen Bigelow Phipps.
She is sur­vived by a son, Melvin Stew­art of Marysville; a daugh­ter Nancy (Jim) Katzen­bach of Ray­mond; A granddaughter, Angela (Richard) Beaver of Rich­wood; a great-grandson, Noah Beaver of Richwood; a grandson, Todd Katzen­bach and his fiancée Kelly Smith and her chil­dren Pay­ton, Bray­den, Macie and Mol­lie from Zanes­field; and sev­eral nieces and nephews
Call­ing hours will be Wednes­day from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, where funeral ser­vices will be held Thurs­day at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. James Tay­lor offi­ci­at­ing. Bur­ial will fol­low at Watkins Cemetery.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Har­bor Light Hos­pice or the Union County Chap­ter of the Ohio Geneal­ogy Soci­ety in care of the funeral home.

Con­do­lences may be sent to

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