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Bigelow Edwin A. [Male] b. 11 NOV 1829
Edwin was listed in the 1850 census, 20 yrs old, clerk, Plattsburgh, NY
Obituary of Folger Allen BIGELOW (below) Chicago Tribune Sept 17, 1891:
KILLED BY HIS FRIEND
Accidentally shot while examining a new revolver
Folger A. Bigelow, a Young Artist, bought the weapon which caused his death in the hands of Arthur L. Courtenay--
Folger A. Bigelow, a young artist, was instantly killed at his father's residence, No. 5032 Prairie Avenue, last evening by the accidental discharge of a revolver in the hands of Arthur L. Courtenay, a friend. The circumstances of the affair are exceptionally sad because of the close friendship which existed between the two men.
Mr. Bigelow's father, Daniel F. Bigelow, the well known artist, has for a long time occupied the first floor of the dwelling at No. 5032 Praire Avenue. On the second floor lives Mr. Courtenay, his wife and two children. The two families have always been on intimate terms and were accustomed to come and go at their pleasure. The basement was used as a common storage-room, in which was kept the fuel for both families, and it was there that the fatal accident occurred.
Early in the evening Mr. Courtenay went below to chop some kindling wood, and he had been at work a few minutes when the younger Bigelow came in. Suddenly Bigelow remarked that he had bought a new revolver. "I'm not used to handling it, Courtenay," he said, "and it needs cleaning. If I go up and get it will you clean it for me?" Courtenay said he would, and Bigelow went to his room. Returning with the weapon he handed it to Courtenay, who pointed it toward the wall and snapped the trigger. The pistol failed to discharge, however, and two more attempts were attended with the same result.
Thinking something was wrong with the revolver, Courtenay desired to remove the cylinder so as to clean every part. Pressing his thumb against the trigger he drew it back. His thumb slipped and the revolver was discharged when Bigelow, who was standing close beside his friend, fell to the floor. A small stream of blood down his shirt front caused Courtenay to spring forward, but Bigelow was dead in three minutes. The bullet had penetrated his heart.
Courtenay rushed up-stairs and told young Bigelow's father that his son was dead below, and the remains were taken to the parlor of the Bigelow apartments. Mr. Bigelow refused to have Courtenay placed under arrest.
The dad man was 23 years old, and gave promise of becoming prominent in his profession. He was associated with his father in the Athenaeum Building. He was a favorite in social circles and among his companions. Mr. Courtenay is 33 years old, and is employed in the carpet department of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co's retail house. An inquest will be held today.
She painted flowers with watercolors and exhibited in several galleries around the Chicago.. She taught art at Hyde Park High School in Chicago for more than 40 years.
Katharine died 19 November 1974 from injuries in an automobile accident on 06 November 1974. She never regained consciousness
They lived all their lives in Marlborough, on the farm belonging to Sophia's father, and it passed down through the Bigelow family until the 1880's. Ivory was a prominent man in Marlborough, and active in the militia, like his brother. During the Revolution he served as a Lieutenant. He died 14 February 1804; Sophia died 13 August 1830, both in Marlborough.
Mass Sold & Sail or Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, Ivory, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 28 days.
Biglow, Ivory. Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Munroe's co.; pay abstract for 3 mos. 10 days service from date of enlistment, Dec.24 year not given, probably 1778].
Bigelow, Ivory. Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Munroe's co.; list of men in service between 1778 and 1779; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Moses Barnes's (5th) co., 4th Middlesex regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia year not given].
Jotham enlisted in Co. K, 221 Regt. MA Vols., in 1861; re-enlisted in the 51st Regt. and was transferred to Co. K, 42nd Regt. He was in the Red River Campaign under Gen. Banks and was wounded at Port Hudson. He was discharged 20 August 1863. They lived in Worcester, MA where he died after 0l April 1915.
He enlisted in Co. E, 51st Regt. MA Vols., on 25 September 1862 and was discharged at expiration of service 27 July 1863. He re-enlisted in Co. E., 4th Heavy Artillery on 12 August 1864 and discharged 17 June 1865 at the close of the war. This family resided in Southborough. His death was after 0l April 1915.
1790 census: MA-Middlesex-Marlborough-William Bigelow: l-2-1-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, William, Marlborough. Descriptive list of men enlisted from Middlesex Co. agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; age, 17 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, dark; occupation, farmer; residence, Marlborough; enlisted April 4, 1781; enlistment, 3 years.
They resided in Marlborough until about 1818, when they moved to Concord, MA where he was for some years editor of the Yeoman's Gazette, a paper published in Concord. Lucy died 12 May 1828 and he on 04 May 1829 at Concord.
Early in their marriage, they moved to Worcester where he was a tailor for many years. In 1864 he was appointed as one of the letter carriers and he continued this position for 23 years - from 1864 to 1887. He died in Worcester in March 1889. We have no data on Abby.
born at Marlborough, Middlesex, MA on 01/02 January 1820 and married David Rice Allen on 11 January 1843 (11 June 1843). David was born 10 March 1818 at St. Johnsbury,, VT,
After living at St. Johnsbury, where at least two children were born, David and Emeline moved to Grant co, IL where they lived at least a year. They heard of new land being opened up in Wisconsin, and moved west. David Allen "had an itchy foot" and whenever he heard of new land being opened up, he headed further west.
David and Emeline lived in Wisconsin umil 1870, then headed for Kansas which was being opened up for settlement. They travelled in covered wagons and settled near Valley Center, KS. David and all three of their children took out a homestead. Eliza, their youngest child and only daughter, was not.really old enough to take up land. However, her husband had deserted her and she was considered a widow, with a child, so she was able to prove up on a quarter-section of land as well.
There were no trees with which to build homes on the prairie, so they lived in dug-outs along old Chisholm Creek the first winter. They also lived one year through a great grasshopper invasion, which wiped out all their crops, and even ate the clothes hanging on the clothesline.
David and Emeline later moved to Wichita, KS and had one of the first homes on Waco Avenue. David owned several lots called "New England Addition." Emeline died 15 June 1898 at Sedgwick, KS, where her oldest son, Rufus, lived. David died 19 February 1911, also at Sedgwick. They are both buried in Sedgwick Cemetery.
Emeline's great-granddaughter, Grace Ransom, now over 95 years old, lives in Anthony, KS. She joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 59 years ago. Her great-grandmother, Emeline, died before she was bom but she has visited her grave-site many times.
David died the widower on 19 February 1911. Emeline had died earlier at Sedgwick, KS on 15 June 1898(3). They are both buried in Sedgewick cemetery.
Emeline's great -granddaughter, Grace Ransom, now over 95 years old, lives in Anthony, KS. She joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 59 years ago. Her great-grandmother, Emeline died before she was born, but she has visited her gravesite many times.
She was said to be a lineal descendant of the Scotch royal family. Earlier, at the age of sixteen, Stephen had gone into the western states where he spent nearly thirty years on the frontier among Indians, hunters and pioneers. He settled in Lawrence, KS and later lost his property at the burning of Lawrence by the guerrilla Quantrell in 1863. He moved his family to NY state and enlisted in the 98th NY Vols. and served until the close of the Civil War. In 1866, he moved to MI and settled at Williamstown, Ingham county. After 1882, he was separated from his wife and he married again ______ on 16 October 1892. This wife had been married three times before. Stephen died at Williamstown, Ingham, MI on 20 January 1909.
he followed the sea several years and his health failing, he went to New Orleans and studied medicine. On the completion of his studies he started for Chagres and died on the pasasge __ Sept 1850; unm.
He served in Co. K., 53rd Regt., MA Vols in Civil War. This family lived in Fitchburg, MA.
Jotham was a builder and died in St. Louis on 10 July 1888
I am a descendant of Olive Stone Bigelow & Dewey Hubbell Robinson and quite familiar with your website for the past couple of years (You may recall having received some comments from me last year re: annual pre-Civil War treks from Troy NY to Woodville MS by Olive and her sister, Lorraine Bigelow Squire and their children.) I have recently come across some interesting info that thus far has proven difficult to pin down with any degree of certainty!
While reading about the history of the settlement of Jericho, Chenango County NY, I found a list of the Vermont Sufferers, who were given land in Chenango (a wilderness in 1786) due to their loss of property in the "range wars" between NY and VT. Clearly listed was the name JOTHAM BIGELOW! Well, there was ANOTHER Jotham Bigelow who came to St. Louis about 1850 from NY with his cousin, Peers Griffin (b. Ireland 1830), who had recently immigrated to US. They were architects/builders who lived in Webster Groves (where I have lived my whole life) and built many fine homes, many of which are still standing and in great condition. (I lived in one of them for 15 years). They were extremely successful and well-known, well-respected members of the community. (WG is 10 miles from the Mississippi River in Downtown St. Louis - settled before 1850 & grew rapidly after railroads went through, providing commuter service. There are three residential historic districts, encompassing about 500 houses.)
I can find just a few shreds about anyone named Jotham that could possibly be a match: perhaps he is Jotham Richardson Bigelow, b. 1811 in MA, s/o Josiah and Lucinda Bigelow? Or how about Jotham Bigelow b. 9/8/1820, s/o Jotham Bigelow and Lois Drury, and h/o Julia Warden, whom he married 3/13/1851? At any rate, there seems to be no mention of this man on your website, and I wonder why not! I would appreciate some hot tips, if any are available. Thanks so much.
he went west arriving at The Dalles, Waseo, OR 0l Oct 1849; settled land claim 0l Nov 1853; believed later went to Los Angeles.
This family resided in West Boylston and Sterling, MA prior to Susan's death. About that time, he went west and settled in Peoria, IL where his second marriage took place and he had six more children to add to those by Susan. He died in Jacksonville, FL on 26 November 1901.
he enlisted in Co. K, 53rd Regt. MA Vola. 17 Oct 1862; discharged 02 Sept 1863; reenlisted in Co. H, 4th Heavy Art.. 22 Aug 1864; discharged 17 June 1865; Went to PA.
George enlisted in Co. H, 4th Heavy Artillary, Mass. Vols., on 22 August 1864, and served till the end of the Civil War, 17 June 1865. They resided in North Rutland, MA. No death data.
m and res. Portland, OR; enlisted Co. K, 4th Regt. Cav., MA Vols - 0l March 1864, discharged 14 Nov 1865; res. Portland, OR
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