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Bigelow Braxton [Male] b. 17 JAN 1887 - d. 1917 Loos, France
killed in action near Loos, France; captain of the British Royal Engineers at the time
John Bigelow Dodge left the States abt. 1915 and became a British citizen, so he could join the R.A.F. He fought WWI & WWII.
Was one of the Great Escaper's at Stalag Luft III
born 29 May 1756 at Colchester, New London county, CT. He married (1) Anna Freeman; they lived a few years at Colchester, and had three children recorded at Westchester parish. They then moved to Brookfield, Orange county, VT (where the same three children were again recorded) and lived there until circa 1795, then returned to Connecticut. Eli, who had served in the Revolutionary War, claimed pension, and in 1820 Anna was still living, but deceased by 1825. Eli married (2)19 May 1825 at East Haddam, Esther Gates. He died 22 Mar 1836 at Chatham, CT and is buried at Mt. Parnassus cemetery, East Haddam, CT. (Esther died 28 July 1841 age 77 years, and buried next to husband.)
1790 census: VT-Orange-Brookfield-Ely Bigelow: 1-3-3-0-0.
He served during the Revolutionary War, following which he moved to Brookfield, Orange county, VT. He married on 28 September 1784 Elizabeth Arnold. She was born 09 August 1766 at ______ . They lived briefly at Brookfield, then settled in Williamstown, where they resided until 1832. Then they came with some of their offspring to Bloomfield, Trumbull county, OH, and there in 1832 Timothy applied for and received a military pension. His wife died 06 February 1837, and he died soon after on 30 July 1838.
He served in the War of 1812
He had served in the War of 1812 and was a farmer.
had one of the finest farms in Milford twp. and was his home for more than half a century. (See article in Bigelow Library).
His parents had moved from CT to Yates co, NY where they sojourned a few years then went to Seneca co. Thence they came to Milford Twp. 1835 and Mr. House worked during one season in a mill on the site of Fosterville.
He then settled in Milford Township on section 7. His claim was 91 acres in extent and when it was secured he had just fourteen shillings left which he spent purchasing a large kettle. Having knowledge of a miller and wool carder, he got work in a mill at $20 per month, housing his family in an old schoolhouse until he could build a log cabin. The family subsided on potatoes, butter and milk, almost entirely for some time. In early days Mr. House sold eggs at six cents per dozen and paid 10 cents a pound for brown sugar. Eli cleared 50 acres of his land and had built a good barn before he departed this life 1 Sep 1845. His widow survived a score of years, dying Oct 20, 1865. Three of their children are now living, namely: Florus A., whose home is in OH; Eli H., and Abigail, wife of H. Leland in Genesee Co. Both parents belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the father was a strong Jacksonian Democrat. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and was a member of the Light Infantry Militia of New York.
Eli House was born in Hamilton township, Yates co., NY, 16 Feb 1824 and was nearly 11 years old when he came to Michigan. He attended the pioneer schools of this section, continuing the studies that had been begun in the East. After his father died, he took charge of the farm which he has now lived on 54 years. He married (1) 25 apr 1847 Miranda Conklin, a native of NY, but at that time residing in Tyrone, Livingston co., MI. Her parents were early settlers in MI. She was born 25 Jan 1824, and died 25 Oct 1876 at 52 years, 9 mo. of age. She, too, was Methodist Episcopal and a good friend, devoted mother and efficient companion. They were parents of 8 children, but we only have names for six.
Eli married (2) 29 January 1878 to Caroline Dean, nee Hunnewell. Her parents were Joseph and Sarah O. (Mann) Hunnewell, natives of New Jersey and New York respectively, who came to Michigan in 1847 and located in Milford Township, Grenesee co., MI. Her father improved the old Mann farm which had been located on section 5, early in the 1830s, by John Mann, his father-in-law. Mrs. Hunnewell died in 1888, aged 83 years. He had died earlier. Their sons, three in number went into the Union army and George R. Hunnewell died in Andersonville, GA. John M. Hunnewell served in the 8th Michigan Cavalry, and lemuel D. Hunnewell in the 20th Infantry. The Hunnewell family comprised of six sons and daughters. Caroline was born 21 Jun 1830, Luzerne co., PA and attended district schools and was educated. She had also been married earlier.
1840 census shows this family to be in Ashtabula and 1850 in Canton, Stark, OH.
Amasa was a cooper by trade and on the 1850 census was in Orwell, OH after which he went into MO where he died in May 1859.
Ariel was a peddler and blacksmith
Silas became the principal of the Geauga Seminary and a teacher there as well with James Garfield and his wife, Lucretia Rudolph, as two of his pupils. These two later occupied the White House.
In 1850 they lived in Mercer co., OH and he served in the Civil War under General Sherman. Afterwards went to MN where he settled. He drowned, in a stream, at Elk River, MN on 23 June 1867. Eliza T. Bigelow, wife of George A., died 10 June 1860 in MN.
1850 was in Stark co., OH and listed as a wool merchant.
Jack was a veteran of the Korean War and a retired Norwood police officer
Amasa was a blacksmith
In the years 1807 he moved his family to what is now Livingston county, settling between Geneseo and Avon. He had served in the Revolutionary War, but did not claim pension. His wife Rachel died circa 1812, and an obituary states he died 29 Aug 1823 in Livingston county. (Ira Bigelow married Elizabeth Mosier Ames in Livonia NY. 2nd marriage for both. It was in a newspaper dated April 12, 1815.
Josiah, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, in later life claimed a pension. He was a small farmer at Brookfield.
Jared served as an army teamster in the War of 1812 and his widow tried to claim pension, but was rejected because teamsters were not considered part of the armed forces.
He was mentioned in the History of Clinton County as an early pioneer settler of Schuyler Falls along with Jared. " Among the first settlers at Schuyler Falls were Henry Purdy,.........; East of the village were Daniel Jones, Daniel Hillson,........, John Roberts, Benjamin Brand, Hiram Bigalow. The town was set off from Plattsburgh, April 4, 1848."
Rod Bigelow writes, "I don't have any memories of John Helmer, except the description I was given of his death. It must have been a wrenching moment for everyone, as he appears to have died from an embullism. He was just returning from milking the cows and collapsed in the kitchen before anybody else was up in the morning. My grandmother awoke and saw him on the floor with blood and milk mixing together. Quite a picture!! My father was only 13 yrs old and had to quit school to help support the family. I heard that part many times. There are pictures of him with the kids below, with the homestead on Smith Street in the background. The house still stands but in horrible disrepair. He was a prison guard in Dannemora."
Wedding announcement: copy from Arlene Reynolds of Brainardsville:"A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday, Nov. 13th, at the residence of the bride's father Orson Haff, at Ellenburgh Center, the contracting parties being Mr. John Bigelow and Miss Pearl Haff, both of Ellenburgh Center.Bridesmaid, Miss Flossie Haff, sister of bride. Wm. Baker was best man, ushers Bennie Hobbs and Millard Delong. Bride's father in poor health, bride given away by uncle M.L. Reed. Double ring ceremony performed by Rev. C.W.S.Becker . Presents were costly and beautiful, $130. Cash, silver, and Japanese ware,bed spreads and linens. Mr.& Mrs. Bigelow went to different parts of the East on their wedding trip."??( That's the way it was written, which implied they went their separate ways)
Notes from oral history of my grandmother Pearle (Haff) Bigelow..................ROD
John Helmer 10 attended school in Ellenburgh center, NY, to the eighth grade, the highest schooling possible in Ellenburgh. From there he went to Burlington, VT to medical school. He was doing very well but was very young and homesick and so he went home. He wanted to return to medical school after visiting his parents, but his father wasn't sympathetic. John Helmer was too stubborn to bring subject up again, so he never went back, to his lifetime regret.
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