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Bigelow Dana Williams [Male] b. 27 NOV 1843 Sangerfield, NY
Dana was a minister, Hamilton College 1865, Auburn Theological Seminary 1868, moderator of Synod 1904-05, honorary DD from Hamilton College 1906. At the time of his marriage, 21 June 1868, Dana was Pastor elect of Fayetteville, NY.
Kathryn's father, Prof. E. A. Huntington, DD was also a clergyman, officiated at their wedding ceremony assisted by Rev. Jacob Van Vechton, DD. Kathryn was born 12 August 1845 the daughter of Ezra A. and Anna E. (Van Vechton) Huntington.
In 1888 was a physician in Brooklyn, NY. This is the second male child with this name - the former d 1846.
Resided Philippines, 1915
prof. Astronomy, Smith College
Horace was a blacksmith/farmer and moved his family from Bergen to Dodge co., WI, NY and then Lenawee and Isabella counties, MI.
Olney Backus Bigelow, first son of Horace Otis Bigelow (Chandler Butler, Otis, Otis, Asa, John, Joshua, John) and first wife Adeline Phillips, d/o Zebulon and Sophia (Scribner) Phillips. Olney was born 15 Sep 1848 in Clyman, Dodge co., WI?. No wife is listed. Olney died in the Civil War at Bridgeport, ALA, 19 Feb 1864. Forge article states Olney went with his father, Horace Otis Bigelow and mother Adaline (Phillips), to the frontier in Wisconsin. There his mother gave birth to an infant boy, and died soon after. Horace took his young son and the new baby back to New York. The baby died on the way, so Olney was the only remaining child of "Grandfather Horace's first wife Adaline. In New York, Horace married again, to Mary Phillips, sister of his first wife. With Olney, they moved to Shepherd, MI. There he planted an apple orchard and farmed the land when it was little more than a frontier. Indians were common visitors on the byways of the new settlement, then called Salt River. There Olney grew up in the home of his new mother, along with many new brothers and sisters. Theirs was a two story brick house with a comfortable front porch, ornamental woodwork, a gabled roof and a large yard. Then the civil War erupted in America when Olney was 15 years old. He went to war and died in the beautiful mountains of northeastern Alabama.
He was not quite 16 when he died in Civil War. FORGE article January 2000, Vol.29, No.1, page 7, for Olney's last days before he died and letters. Author of the article by Joanne (Hicks) Godwin, states: "That Olney's letters eventually fell to my family's keeping was only on the strength of his father's long life and third marriage. For, years after Olney had died, his
second mother, Mary Bigelow sickened. A woman was needed to take care of her and to clean and run the farm home. Lizzie Wing stepped into the position and cared for Mary with tenderness. A friendship followed between them that is preserved until this day in our family's recollections, long afterthese two old friends have passed away and rest together in Horace's plot in the
cemetery at Shepherd. For, sometime after Mary's death, Horace married her friend and housekeeper, Lizzie Wing. He was over 70 years old when he started his third family and my mother was the first child born to Horace and
Lizzie.".........."l32 years after Olney's death, my sister, Virginia Hicks Martin, and our cousins, Jackie Bigelow Woods, June Bigelow Hicks and Sue Ellen Bigelow Dallis, and I can all say we are just one generation removed from the Civil War and Olney, our Civil War soldier..." Submitted by Jacqueline Bigelow Woods.
Died 1829 while working on Erie Canal.
This family resided in St Paul, Ramsey, MN where he was a lawyer. He died there on 14 March 1894. His widow died on 30 May 1911 (29 May 1910?) at Torquay, England. In 1853 he left Utica, NY where he had studied law and taught school. He went as far as St. Louis - not satisfied he took the boat up the Mississippi to the Minnesota Territories - St. Paul. The river froze - so he stayed the winter and started practicing law in the spring. He only left to marry his student in New Hartford, NY. He worked with the Indians and was active in politics and great friend with James J. Hill, the RR magnate...Horace was not an easy person to get along with. Descendant Cudlipp who sent information wrote "I have his 30 year diary. Fascinating. Later in life, Cornelia was very heavy and developed Adult diabetes. See Family pictures (?). During her summers she would "come east to see her relatives who lived in Franklin, NY, and bring her children with her.
He went to Oxford and later was the Librarian at the New York Athletic Club and he lived at 39 Bayless Ave, Port Washington, L.I., NY. He had children.
Harvey was a cabinet maker and furniture manufacturer. He died at Dowagiac, Cass, MI in 1893 and his widow there in 1895. Both Harvey and Rosina are buried at Riverside cemetery, Dowagiac. Harvey Bigelow was among the prominent business men of Dowagiac. He was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business there. He was born in Half Moon, Rensaelaer Co., NY on the 4th of July 1816, son of Harvey Sr., a native of CT. Harvey Sr. moved to Michigan in 1843 settling at LaGrange (now Dowagiac), Cass co., MI. Harvey Jr. was reared in NY and came to Michgian 1837, locating in Dowagiac. He was in the cabinet-maker business for 14 years. He had the first cabinet making shop in Cass co. and also the first in Dowagiac. He started life without means and through industry and energy, accumulated a "competency". However, in 1881 his store was burned to the ground at a $20,000 loss, his life savings. He was undaunted by this and started working again and succeeded a second time.
Went to sea. No further record.
Guy BIGELOW was a prominent man in Colchester and a Colonel in the militia, served in the state legislature in 1854, held various town offices, and died 21 June 1868. (Guy and Sarah buried in Linwood cemetery, Colchester CT; "Bigelow, Guy, died Jan. 21, 1868, age 82 yrs; Bigelow, Sarah A., died Sept. 21, 1891, age 94 yrs.")
The Rev. Jonathan Edwards eulogized him after his death as follows: "He was educated at Bacon Academy in that village. Though the large homestead--with the numerous farm hands and [black slaves], and various occupations of an old-time estate, including finally 4 separate farms, blacksmith's shop, cooper's shop, sawmill, orchards and woodlands, flocks and herds on an ample scale-was always entertaining to him, and the remembrances grew upon him towards the end of his life, and no one more lamented the destructive fire by which the whole house and its contents were consumed ahout the year 1831-still the active farm work was never much to his fancy... About 16 years of age he entered as a clerk in the dry goods store of a relative in Norwich, CT, about 15 miles distant from his father's. After a short experience he resigned, to accept another in the city of Hartford. He procured for the position he had left in Norwich, a youth who was his friend and kinsman, and who continued in business almost upon the same spot all his life, becoming the most prominent merchant in Norwich, and after his retirement, the distinguished was governor and Senator in Congress, William A. Buckingham.
"Asa Bigelow, after a few years in Hartford, was invited to Savannah, GA; here and in Augusta, GA, he became known
among the cotton planters.. His connection with the cotton trade, then rising rapidly to its wide importance, finally took him to New York, which continued his place of business for more than fifty years, first as cotton broker and afterwards in agencies for fire insurance.
"...He inherited a constitution of rare excellence from both parents...; he added to this care and the best habits.. and did not indulge in liquors or tobacco. ..He was a member and one of the founders of the Mercer Street Presbyterian Church of New York...He afterwards moved to Brooklyn, where all the later years of his life were passed. He was married, on 20 Feb 1834, to Jane H. Stebbins [who survived him]." He died 5 April1882.
He was a physician in Palmyra, Wayne county, NY
resided in Colchester on the old homestead of his father
At age 16 he entered the store of Col. D. R. Noyes at Lyme, as clerk, remaining 2 years. In 1856 he came to Toledo and engaged
in like capacity in the Wholesale Grocery establishment of Secor, Berdan and Co. He remained there until the Rebellion, when August 15 1861 he enlisted for 3 years in the 14th OH Inf. and was with his Co. throughout its service at Wild Cat, Chicamauga, Jonesboro, the Atlanta campaign and the "March to the Sea". In 1862 he was promoted from 1st Sgt., Co. C, to 2nd Lt.. Co. I; In Oct 1863, advanced to 1st Lt; and in Dec 1864, to Capt. He was wounded at Chicamauga and was granted a furlough, but rejoined his command at Chattanooga, Dec. 30, 1863. From then to May 1864 he served on Ct. Martial duty. Preceding the battle of Jonesboro, he stood 14th in rank in the Rgt. Two days later, because of loss of officers in that engagement and the muster-out of non-veteran organizations, he became 2nd in rank and thenceforward acted as Major and served in that rank in the March to the Sea and in the NC campaign, and in the Grand Review at Washington, May 1965. He was in command of the Regiment during its muster-out at Louisville. While in service, Captain Bigelow several times declined staff appointment and throughout his connection wiuth the Army he bore the just character of a brave, faithful and useful soldier, commanding the confidence and respect alike of superior officers and enlisted men. For 6 mo. aft. being mustered out, he was detained in CT by sickness contracted in service. In Feb 1866 he returned to Toledo and in May, following, with George Worts, Albert Kirk and Henry S. Waite, organized the firm of Worts & Co. for the manuufacture of
Crackers at 311 St. Clair St. (old number). From that date until the death of Mr. Waite, in 1873, Capt. Bigelow traveled for the house; he then taking charge of its financial affairs. The firm name was soon changed to Worts, Kirk and Bigelow, as it yet remains (when article was written.)
graduated Yale University, and became pastor first at Woburn, then at Rochester, NY; res Wellesley, MA.
graduated at Dartmouth College 1822, Andover Theological Seminary 1825, and settled at Eastport ME in 1829, then Rockport, MA in 1836.
graduated Harvard 1866
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