Lydia Andrews 9 BIGELOW

15146.2263     Lydia Andrews 9 BIGELOW, daughter of Wesley 8 ( Artis 7 Irad 6, Nathan 5 ( John 4, John 3, Samuel 2, John 1) , and Martha (ANDREWS) BIGELOW was born 16 November 1875 Chesterfield (Keeseville), Essex co, NY; She married Hiram Benson DRAKE on 20 January 1897. He was the son of Reuben and Rachel (SLASON) DRAKE. Lydia died 23 May 1963 at Peru, Clinton co, NY.(see below)

 Children of Hiram and Lydia Andrews (BIGELOW) DRAKE:

 15146.22631       Raymond Wesley DRAKE, b 12 May 1898 Moira, Franklin co, NY; d _____ ;

 15146.22632       Gladys May DRAKE, b 27 Sept 1901 Moira, Franklin co, NY; d ____ 1988 Malone, Franklin co, NY; m ____ McKane;

 15146.22633       Marion Maude DRAKE, b 16 Nov 1903 Moira, Franklin co, NY; d 19 July 1923 Moira, Franklin co, NY; unmarried;

 15146.22634       Ruth Martha DRAKE, b 01 May 1914 Moira, Franklin co, NY; d 16 Mar 2005 Peru, Clinton co, NY; m Kenneth F. Davis (b ___ ; d 20 Jan 1997); 1 child: Carol (Davis) Gallagher (see Carol's note)   (see obit below)

Bigelow Family Genealogy, Volume II;
cemetery inscriptions Clinton and Essex co, NY;
New Note:
Subject: Wesley Bigelow (8)
Date:   Wed, 29 May 2002 21:01:26 -0400
From:    "Carol Gallagher" <    >
Hi Mr. Bigelow!
I am great-grandaughter of Wesley, and have in my possession his family Bible, several photo albums (Roy was an excellent amateur photographer), Martha Ellen Andrews scrap book, and several pieces of needlework done by various family members.  Can send information to fill in the blanks on this page and add several more generations if you would like me to do so.  Also could scan photos if desired.  My mother - now 88 years old, but with excellent memory, remembers both Wesley and Martha Ellen.  I, myself, remember most of the children.  My Aunt Maude (Julia Maude) kept entries in family Bible up to date as long as she lived.
Thanks for providing this excellent web site!
Carol Gallagher <
all of the new info is from Carol..............Thanks........................ROD

Subject: Bigelow Ancestry...
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2000 10:47:31 -0500
From: "Bigelow, Nathan (BIS.JAX)" <  >

Hello there.  My name is Nathan Richard Bigelow (born in East Chicago, Indiana on Aug. 15, 1976)
I'm connected by the following track... John (1), Samuel (2), John (3), John(4), Nathan(5), Irad (6), Artis (7), Wesley (8), Ralph Evans (9), Ralph Herbert (10) born in Essex, NY on May 17, 1926-Present, Clinton Russell (11) born in Catskill, NY on December 23, 1952-present), and Me.
Perhaps I can provide you with more data to continue this line of the tree for the website. Nathan.

Correspondence Schuyler Falls Historical Society which includes following:
..... The family farm of 200 acres near Keeseville overlooked Lake Champlain. It was cut from the wilderness in 1774 by a Mr. Whitney, who either married a Bigelow girl or was a relative of some sort and sold to Wesley Bigelow when he was discharged from Union Army 8 Aug 1864 or 1865. The farm had been in the family for over 100 years when sold in summer of 1967.
( Deed research needed)

Plattsburgh Press Republican: Obituaries: 3/18/05
Ruth D. Davis
Peru — Ruth D. Davis, 90, of Route 22, Peru, died peacefully Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at her home.
She was born in Moira, May 1, 1914, the daughter of Hiram Benson and Lydia (Bigelow) Drake.
She was a teacher at Peru Central School for many years.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Glenn Gallagher of Peru; and nine nieces and nephews, Sharon Rockhill, John "Jack" McKane, Charles "Chuck" McKane, Joan Pelkey, Robert Drake, Verne Davis, Nancy Orton, Ruth Pasqualle and Susan Chocianowski.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Kenneth F. Davis, Jan. 20, 1997; a brother, Raymond W. Drake; and two sisters, Marion W. Drake and Gladys D. McKane.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Peru. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Peru Community Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Svenson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Port Douglas Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Peru Community Church or Hospice of the North Country.

Modified - 06/02/2005
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Rod  Bigelow - Director
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Rod Bigelow (Roger Jon 12 Bigelow)
Box 13  Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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