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Bigelow Amasa [Male] b. 10 JUL 1765 Westborough, Worcester Co, MA - d. 25 JUN 1822 Westborough, Worcester Co, MA
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, Amasa, Westborough. Private, Capt. Joseph Elliot's co., Col. William Thomas's regt.; enlisted Aug. 1,1781; discharged Nov.30, 1781; service, 4 mos. & 3 days, at Rhode Island; reported encamped at Battes Hill, Dec. 1,1781.
Otis served in the War of 1812. He died at Baldwinsville 26 June, (Headstone says 28), 1864. She died there 08 October, (headstone says 11), 1873. Both are buried in Riverside cemetery, Baldwinsville, NY.
Daniel had served in the War of 1812
was Speaker of Assembly, Dakota
He had served in the Civil War prior to his marriage. He enlisted in Genessee Falls, NY on 28 August 1862 as a Pvt. with Co. D, 136 Regt. NY Inf. for a period of 3 years. His record shows he was in and out of hospital several times and wounded early in 1865. After the war, he moved into IA and married on 29 May 1873 Mrs. Alice Odessa (Deuel) Gordon at Elkader, IA. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Lorinda (Sabin) Deuel and born 10 July 1843 in NY state. She was previously married to William Gordon. Otis died 13 September 1877 at Putnam township, Fayette, IA and is buried near Strawberry Point, IA. His widow died on 05 March 1923 at Madison, IA and is buried at same place.
born 22 July 1767 at Westborough, Worcester county, MA. The family removed to Windham county, VT circa 1783, and Joseph married, on 1 Nov 1791 at Townshend, VT, Sarah Higgins. She was born circa 1769. They moved to Montreal, Quebec, where Joseph and his brothers founded City Nail and Iron Works, a small foundry. Joseph and his wife were members of St. Gabriel's Presbyterian Church. The nail factory, first of its kind in Quebec, was in the family for three generations, after which it went through several changes of ownership and location, merging with other companies to become Stelco Ltd. of Hamilton, Ont. Family tradition says that Joseph erected log dwellings for his workmen, obtaining lumber, as well as charcoal and potash, from his brother and nephews in Chatham township, Argenteuil county. Joseph died 8 Nov 1827 in Montreal, and his wife Sarah on 21 Jan 1860 aged 90 years. She is interred at Mount Royal cemetery.
About the time his family moved to Vermont, Benjamin (at the age of 14) bought out his time from his father and removed to Norfolk, Litchfield county, CT. He was a smith and nailmaker by trade, and with his brother Elisha, is credited with being the first in Connecticut to invent a machine to make cut nails. He was Captain in the local militia, and held the office of Justice-of-the-Peace. He married, on 29 November 1792 Eunice Aiken of Norfolk. She was born circa 1775 and died 23 February 1859. Benjamin died 06 January 1850.
born 20 May 1772 in Upton, Worcester co, MA. The family removed to Windham county, VT in the 1780's, his youngest brother Job born in Brookline in 1785. In 1790 the parents were ennumerated at Dummerston, but Cornelius was no longer at home. In 1800 Cornelius was ennumerated at Bennington, Bennington county, VT, with wife and two sons, though this conflicts with other known facts, as a third son was allegedly born in 1798.
Cornelius married, circa 1792, Persis Harris, born between 1774 and 1776, daughter of Gerald and Elizabeth (Sawyer) Harris. They are supposed to have moved to Montreal circa 1800, though a fourth son was said to be born at Townsend, VT in 1801. Howe's Bigelow genealogy says he went with his brothers to form Montreal's first nail factory. By 1803 be is listed as a tenant on the lands of Col. Daniel Robertson in Chatham township, Argenteuil county. Still further rumor is that he returned to New York briefly, but in 1807 was definitely back in Quebec. Howe's Bigelow genealogy says he lived in Montreal during the War of 1812, but children born after 1814 were all born at Chatham (now called St. Philippe), Quebec.
Cornelius' wife Persis died 20 May 1823, following the birth of her fourteenth child. Cornelius raised the children with the help of his daughters-in-law until 1835, when his mother died in New York. Taking his handicapped son Edward, he removed to Cattaraugus county, NY and on 13 September 1835 married Mrs. Andrew Wiltse. She had been born Elizabeth Proper, on 25 July 1785 in Monroe county, NY daughter of Peter and Mary (Hays) Proper. She had been twice-widowed, and had a large family.
They lived at Ashford until all the children were grown, and themselves aging. They moved with Cornelius' youngest son Charles to Oneida township, Eaton co, MI in 1854. By 1860 both were invalids, and Cornelius died at Charles' home near Grand Ledge on 29 August 1861. Elizabeth died 10 November 1873. Both are buried at Oakwood cemetery. Their headstones are still visible.
Like his brothers, he was trained in metal-working of all kinds, and was of an inventive nature. With his brother Benjamin, he is credited with the invention of a machine for the manufacture of cut nails. Many other inventions are credited to him, none of which he ever patented. A good biography is available, as listed below.
He was married (1) 27 January 1796 at Brookline, Windham county, VT to Elizabeth Cheney; after a number of years they were divorced, and she returned to Connecticut with her three children. She died in Connecticut _ December 1858. Elisha married (2) circa 1805 Eliza Plagette Sumner, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Holland) Sumner, and they had one son. Eliza died 08 May 1832 in Ohio. Elisha married (3) in 1841 in Virginia a lady whose identity is unknown, but who died 17 June 1849 in Darwin, IL. Elisha married (4) _ August 1855 a Mrs. Drummond at Newport, IN. She apparently outlived him, and Elisha died 1856 also at Newport, Vermilion county, IN.
They lived at Brookline until 1825, when they moved to East Ashford, Cattaraugus county, NY and took up a large farm, building the home known as "The Breakers." They lived there over forty years, Job dying on 14 March 1866, and Hannah on 26 November 1867.
served in Rev War and War of 1812; Howe's Bigelow genealogy says he was killed 27 Apr 1813 in the War of 1812, but family offers conflicting dates; m 9 Jun 1790 at Townsend, VT to Nancy Higgins. Family unknown. Allegedly lived Montreal.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, John, Westborough. Private, Capt. Nathaniel Wright's co., Col. Luke Drury's regt.; marched from home Oct. 8, 1781; arrived at camp Oct 23, 1781; discharged Mon. 21, 1781; service, 1 mo. 18 days, at West Point; residence, Westborough; enlisted for town of Southborough.
He was a nail manufacturer
An inventor of mining and farming machinery, including a proto-type of the rotary tiller
He was a graduate of Yale and moved to VA sometime after, and was a professor in a college. After a few year's residence in Virginia, he moved to Georgia where he engaged in teaching. A move to Jacksonville, FL saw him engaged in the mercantile business. He served as Quarter Master in the Seminole War, purchased two plantations on the St. John's River, a few miles from Jacksonville. He was a slaveholder that treated his slaves kindly and humanely. He took no part in the Civil War, but was a strong southern man in principles, and believed that the southern states had many causes for discontent. He did not approve of secession, but thought the remedies could be obtained otherwise. He was a highly intelligent man, a great leader and possessed a remarkable memory. He was very familiar with county, state and international law, and his opinions, regarding law and public affairs, were highly regarded. He was highly respected, honest and just in his dealings. He was kind and affable to all. Prior to his death, he resided on his plantation on the East side of the St. John's River, known as Floral Bluff. He had married, on 03 April 1832 Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Breadalbane**(see pic below), a Florida native, born 12 December 1805. He died 03 April 1868 near Jacksonville.There is an interesting oral history about Jacksonville that mentions the Bigelow Plantation. **The wife was Elizabeth Ann Brown according to new sources and she was daughter of Rebeckah Hart Richard and John B. (Juan Batiste) Richard. She was born 02 December 1805 on the South bank of the St Johns River, East Florida. She was previously married to Thomas Brown, Jr. according to LDS records. (see below) Also see below for cemetery recordings taken 27 April 2000 by ROD.
He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He married about 1871 Stella Ward. They lived in Ococee, FL where he practiced medicine and was a druggist.
They resided in Jacksonville where he was engaged in agriculture and orange groves. No death particulars. * The mother was Elizabeth Ann Brown (not Broadalbane) according to new sources and she was daughter of Rebeckah Hart Richard and John B. (Juan Batiste) Richard. She was born 2 Dec 1805 on the South bank of the St Johns River, East Florida. She was previously married to Thomas Brown, Jr. according to LDS records.
In the History of Duval co, FL , by Pleasant Daniel Gold; page 187 (dev. of Transp.)
"On June 11, 1891. An Act was passed by the Legislature authorizing Duval co. to improve navigation on St. John's River. The trustees named in the act were: George S. Wilson, Joseph H. Durkee, John S. Fairheade, Daniel G. Ambler, John C. Cooper, Joel D. Mead, E.C. Pickett, Eugene Bigelow, Max Hirschman, W.a. Adams, Davis Kemp, and E.W. Gillen."
Lucien served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War after which he moved to MO and was engaged in the retail lumber business. He died there on 04(05?) February 1891, and is buried in Floral Park, FL.* The mother was Elizabeth Ann Brown (not Broadalbane) according to new sources and she was daughter of Rebeckah Hart Richard and John B. (Juan Batiste) Richard. She was born 2 Dec 1805 on the South bank of the St Johns River, East Florida. She was previously married to Thomas Brown, Jr. according to LDS records.
They moved to Chicago, where Dr. Cleveland was a dentist.
U.S.N., lost at sea
born 1793 (headstone) at Bennington (or Townsend), VT. He moved with his parents to Quebec at an early age and grew up in Chatham township of what is now Argenteuil county, but was then called York. He was married and a father before 1820. His wife, Nancy C_____, died about 1825. He married (2) about 1826 Mrs. Mary (Smith) Smith (see below), called Pol Smith, a widow of Samuel Smith whom she had married in 1813. She was born in VT the daughter of James and Elizabel (Mills) Smith, at Newbury, Orange, VT and died at Buckingham, Quebec on 14 March 1885. Hiram homesteaded in Buckingham township. He farmed and logged in the area. Although he was born in the United States, Hiram claimed that he was a Canadian citizen when he took up land. No record has been found that he was a citizen of Canada. He died in Buckingham on 25 July 1891. Both Hiram and Mary are buried at St Stephen's village cemetery
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