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Bigelow Joseph Smith [Male] b. 28 OCT 1848 Boston, Suffolk Co, MA - d. 1930
He was a Harvard graduate like his father and grandfather. This family lived in Boston and Cohasset, MA. He continued with his father's copper interests for many years.
He was a famous oceanographer and marine biologist; U.S. Gov't. service; Harvard University. He died 11 December 1967 in Concord, MA.(see below for life of Henry)
He built the luxury hotel Bigelow House in Chicago, which was totaly burned in the great fire on 1871 on the eve of its opening, and which site was later the location of the Chicago Post Office. George's estate was inherited by his mother and three nieces, but his mother died the year following George, and the estate was unsettled for many years.
In 1834 the family moved to Wisconsin, where he worked in the lead mines, and died before 1845.
He was the second president of the village of Utica Falls, and Superintendent of the Cayuga and Seneca Canal. He was contractor in the state canal system, and died quite suddenly on 16 Jan 1849 while engaged in building the canal locks at Waterloo, Seneca county, NY. He had served in the state assembly in 1837. They had four children, all of whom died in infancy. His wife died 15 June 1852, aged 47 years.
born at Junius, Seneca co, NY on 14 June 1824. He married Elizabeth Cazier the daughter of William and Pleasant (Drake) Cazier, on 07 May 1848 and resided a short time at St. Joseph, MO. In the Spring of 1851, he moved to Utah, settling in Millville, Cache co., where he was appointed postmaster in 1868. He held that position until his death 12 October, 1886 (according to Howe - other records state year of death as 1884). Elizabeth was born 0l February 1829 at Brownsville, Oldham, KY and died 18 October 1896.
born 02 July 1805 at Ticonderoga, Essex county, NY. He married, on 05 September 1827 Eliza Margaret Hyde. She was born 23 June 1803 at Ticonderoga. They lived a number of years at Ticonderoga, then in April 1839 moved in a covered wagon to Farmer, Williams county (that portion formerly called Defiance county), where he cleared up to four hundred acres and became a prosperous farmer. His wife Eliza died 23 March 1866, he on 27 March 1875. It is said he dropped the name in Bigelow, spelling it Biglow. He was a judge in Defiance co., OH.
Name spelled Biglow in town records. Also owned a "cheese factory" in Farmer, Defiance co., OH. Research by family descendant, Tom Cooper, descendant of Polly Ferry, of Cleveland, OH. Polly is #16313.66 in Bigelow book and R12124 in computer, d/o Lucy (Bigelow) and Lyman (or Leman) Ferry.
d 5 Nov 1833 in a school-house fire
They were divorced in the late 1860's. He then "went west and remarried"
His occupation was Miner,farmer. Owned mines in Galena, Kansas, children all born there. Moved to Indian Springs,Mo. when Nettie's health failed. With spring water & clean air she recovered. They did not return to the mines. Bought a farm with a spring in McDonald county and lived many yrs. Both buried in Indian Springs Cemetary, McDonald County, Missouri
6 Children in birth order: Lula E., Zena, Ila (Trix), Murphy Corwin, Vera June, and Josephine Opal
She was born 06 February 1836 - Howe says in NY, but descendants say in Quebec Province. She is alleged to belong to the Chapman family of "Johnny Appleseed" fame, and most certainly descends from the Chapmans of CT. Roby was a daughter of George W. and Narcissa (Hopkins) Chapman. Samuel moved to Aspen, CO in the heyday of the mineral boom and was living there as a miner, in the 1880's
He was superintendent of Schools and a farmer at one time. This family resided in Pulaski, Hicksville, Bryan and Defiance, OH at various times.
His family moved to Ashland, Wisconsin around 1910, to head up the Ashland Home Telephone Company. Abe and his son Craigue, went around to prospective customers, to encourage people to install the new device (telephone)! G-g-grandpa and G-g-grandma Loll are buried in Ashland, WI. Abe Biglow also served one term in the Wisconsin State Legislature, representing the Ashland district in the Assembly. Abraham Lincoln Bigelow died 15 March 1923 in Hicksville, OH while on a trip there visiting at home of his sister, Eva Estelle. His body was returned to Ashland and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ashland, WI. Abraham was a school teacher of History, Math, Astronomy, & English . Laura had died 24 January 1918 in Ashland. WI. Western Bigelow Reunions started by them. R16228
died in a flu epidemic
was Chairman of Board, City Auto Stamping co, Toledo, OH
When her family removed to Ashland, Wisconsin, she attended "The Teacher's College of Superior" which is now Wisconsin University-Superior. It was there that she met and fell in love with Herbert L. (Bert) Beglinger. He was the son of FRIDOLIN and EMMA (DOPP) BEGLINGER (see below). He was born March 22, 1895 in Superior, Wisconsin, and died 1975 in Superior, Wisconsin. Bert, also a young student, stole his mother's wedding band, and eloped with Dea in 1914. The family was quite upset, but grew to love Bert almost as much as Dea did. Bert was a teacher and later became the Principal of Superior Schools. Dea was the President of Wisconsin State PTA. Dea also belonged to the Womens Temperance Union, helping gain women the right to vote. At the age of 35, Dea succumbed to Spinal Tuberculosis. During her illness, she helped to get the Mantoux test (TB test) brought into this country so that people could be tested for exposure. Two years later, in June of 1930, Dea passed away in Superior, WI. From the accounts of her daughter, Elizabeth, she was a very vivacious young women, who always had a cause. She fought for people's rights. Dea also had an artistic bent. She and her husband Bert, began the "Little Theatre of Superior," and often acting in roles themselves.
He graduated at Harvard in 1766, and was ordained to the ministry at Sudbury 11 Nov 1772, and continued in the pastorate there until 1 June 1814, when due to his becoming infirm, the town settled a colleague pastor. He died 12 Sep 1816, having been pastor at Sudbury for over forty years. He was granted an annuity during his retirement. He married (1) Elizabeth WELLS on 23 Nov 1775. She died Dec 1777, leaving one child. Jacob married (2) 14 Jan 1783 Sarah HEARTWELL, and they had two sons. We have no dates for Sarah.
1790 census: MA - Middlesex - Sudbury - Jacob Bigelow, Rev: 1-2-3-0-0.
Thomas was in the militia, in training at Providence, RI, and was accidentally shot by Martin Thurber while performing the manual exercise, according to a newspaper obituary printed 14 Jan 1775. The estate was probated in Feb 1775. His only child was born seven months later, and his widow, married (2) on 29 Dec 1778 Joseph Field, and had four more children, as noted below, one of whom married a son of Thomas' brother Jacob Bigelow.
born 9 Apr 1754 at Waltham, Middlesex co, MA. He married (1) 30 May 1776 Mary Harrington, born 16 Apr 1754 Waltham, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Ball) Harrington. Samuel served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain. They lived in Waltham, where his wife died 22 Dec 1787, leaving three children. Samuel then moved to Barre, and married (2) 7 January 1790 Betsy Sanger, born Framingham 6 April 1763, daughter of Daniel and Olive (Hooker) Sanger. We have no death date for her. Samuel died in Barre on7 Feb 1836.
1790 census: MA-Middlesex-Waltham-Samuel Bigelow: l-2-l-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, Samuel, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's co., Col. Thomas Gardiner's regt., which matched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Lexington; service, 3 days; also, Corporal, Capt. Edward Fuller's co., Col. Brooks's regt.; return of men in service [probably in Oct., 1776]; also, Capt. Fuller's co., Col. William McIntosh's regt.; enlisted March 19, 1778; discharged April 5, 1778; service, 18 days, at Roxbury; roll dated Newton; also, Capt. Peirce's co., Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt.; enlisted Sept. 2, 1778; discharged Sept. 6, 1778; service, 3 days; company stationed at Cambridge, in expectation of the British troops landing at Boston.
He served in the Revolutionary War, and in his old age claimed pension. The application contains a vivid description of the Battle of Bunker Hill. (see note) He was married, on 30 November 1780, to Mercy Amelia Spring, daughter of Converse and Mercy (Learned) Spring. She was born in Watertown 28 February 1761, and was niece of the well-known physician, tory, and politician Marshall Spring. They lived a number of years at Waltham, then in 1796 moved to New Braintree until 1808, when he moved to Barre where his brother Samuel lived. In 1817 he moved to Leicester, MA, and after a few years to Brooklyn, CT. In 1836 he moved to Indiana, founding Bigelow's Mills, where his wife died 20 August 1846. In 1848 he moved to Michigan City, IN to live with a daughter. He died there 22 October 1848, at the ripe old age of 92 years, 6 mos, 6 days.
1790 census: MA-Middlesex-Waltham-Abijah Bigelow: 2-1-6-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail of RevWar,Vol II:
Biglow, Abijah, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's co., Col. Thomas Gardner's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Concord and Lexington; service, 3 days.
Biglow, Abijah. Corporal, Capt. Caleb Brooks's co., Col. Brooks's regt. of guards; enlisted Nov. 3, 1777; roll made up to Feb. 3, 1778; service, 3 mos., at Cambridge; also, Sergeant; pay roll for service from Feb. 3,1778, to April 3.1778, 2 mos., at Cambridge.
Biglaw, Abijah, Waltham. Private, Capt. Abraham Peirce's co., Col. Samuel Thatcher's regt; pay roll for service from March 4 to March 8, 1776, 5 days; marched by order of Gen. Washington at the taking of Dorchester Heights.
He served in the Revolutionary War
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