1692A.     Levi 5 BIGELOW,  son of  David 4 ( Daniel 3, Joshua2, John1) and his second wife  Deborah (HEYWOOD) BIGELOW, was  born 30 May 1773 at Worcester, Worcester county, MA. He early moved to Vermont, where he was engaged in lumbering, then removed to Stanstead, Quebec, where he was well-known for his mercantile and logging interests. He also had holdings in Buckingham, Quebec, operating Bigelow & Sons sawmills there, and erected the first house in that town. He traveled constantly between his locations, eventually making his headquarters at Burlington, VT. He married on 24 Apr 1803 at Chester, VT, Nancy Goodhue. We have no dates for her, only that her father was a physician, presumably at Chester. While living at Putney, Levi became acquainted with cousins of another branch, and one of them, Chester Bigelow, was tenant of his Dugway Farm at Buckingham. Levi died 28 Oct 1845 in Burlington, Chittenden county, VT. Nancy was the daughter of Josiah Goodhue and Sophie Dickerson. (below)

Children of Levi and Nancy (Goodhue) Bigelow, from Vermont records, and corrections hand-written in Howe's Bigelow genealogy at the NEHG Library in Boston:

1692A.1              Laura, b July1804; d 9 Dec 1809.

1692A.2              Lucius, b 22 Apr 1806 Derbyline, VT; d 22 Nov 1841 Burlington, VT; unm.

1692A.3t            Nancy Howard, b 23 May 1808 Derbyline, VT; d 8 Sep 1878 VT; m ____ 1830 George Shaw, his second wife; res at one time Buckingham, but most of their lives in MA and VT. 6 children.

1692A.4t            Lawrence Goodhue, b 2 Oct 1810 Derbyline, VT; d 19 Oct 1867 Burlington, Chittenden co, VT; m 25 July 1833 Elizabeth Henry. Operated Bigelow Sawmills in Buckingham, Que, and his father's business at Stanstead; active in anti-slavery movement. 8 children.

1692A.5              Elizabeth, b _____ 1812; died young.

1692A.6              Levi, Dr., b 17 May 1814; d 2 May 1843 Keene, NH; unm, a physician.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.173;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;especially notations in NEHG library copy;
vital records VT;
Carlton, Biog. Hist. of Vermont;
obit Lawrence G. Bigelow;
cemetery inscriptions Burlington, VT;
history Buckingham, Quebec;
Descendant Note:
Nancy was the daughter of Josiah Goodhue and Sophie Dickerson. These people are found in the Fletcher genealogy (in the NY State library).  I have a little more, if you are interested.
Daniel R. Rosen, Ph.D.   email  rosen@wadsworth.org
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New York State Department of Health
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Subject: Levi Bigelow- Buckingham Quebec pioneer
Date:Wed, 9 Oct 2002 02:01:58 EDT
In the year 183?, Levi Bigelow built
a large two-storey house across the street from where Ross
Brothers' Store now stands and a small store and office now occupied
by Mr. Wm. Parker.

About this time Levi Bigelow was appointed postmaster
and mail now arriving from Montreal three times a week was brought
by the Steamer Shannon. The first Catholic Church was erected on
Lot 8 in range 4, owncd by Constantine O'Neill . And I think the
first priest was Father Brady. The next church built was a Union
Church and was afterwards occupied by the Presbyterians. The land
on which it was erected was given by Lawrence Bigelow in the year
1837 or 38.
THE BUCKINGHAM POST (also mention of Levi Bigelow 1826 farm in this piece) http://iquebec.ifrance.com/maclaren/bhampost.htm
also buck1.htm
Elaine Bigelow

Modified - 06/09/2003
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