# 15198. Josiah Richardson 5,
son of Jotham 4( John 3, Samuel
2, John 1) BIGELOW
and Mary (RICHARDSON) BIGELOW, was born 17 April 1754 in
Holden, Worcester co, MA. When he was
a child the family moved to Windham co, VT and settled in Guilford.
There he married Sarah CULVER, daughter of David CULVER. They lived
many years at
Guilford, but in March 1800 he moved to Pompey, Onondaga co, NY and
bought 590 acres. With his sons' help he cleared about 100 acres in
three years. He then contracted the malaria common to the region, and
died 17 December 1803. The family was broken up, and his wife Sarah
died 05 September 1806. There is a headstone in Pompey erected to their
memory by son Joab of Concord, MI. We do not have exact dates for
several of the children, but have estimated their ages from census
records and other sources.
1790 census: VT-Windham-Guilford-Josiah Bigelow: 1-3-2-0-0.
Children of Josiah Richardson and Sarah (CULVER) BIGELOW, all born Guilford, VT:
15198.1 Abel, b ca 1780; d _ Aug 1846 Franklin, Oakland co, MI; m at unknown date Sarah CLARK; res NY & MI; 9 children.
15198.2 Mary, called "Polly", no dates available; she m (1) Dr. ALLEN of Canada, and (2) ___ HOPKINS.
15198.3 David, b ca 1786; m (1) Cynthia CLARK, (2) Mrs. Elizabeth PRINGLE; they were living 1860 in Bethany, Genesee co, NY; 2 children.
15198.4 Josiah, unknown dates; m 07 Feb 1810 his cousin Lucinda BIGELOW-15194.8; was living Petersham, MA 1830's; 10 children.
15198.5 Joab, a twin, b 22 Oct 1793; d 21 Oct 1879 Concord, Jackson co, MI; m (1) 1818 Lois PUTNAM, and (2) 1848 Chloe WELLS; res Concord after 1837; 6 children.
15198.6 Sabrina, a twin, b 22 Oct 1793; d 24 June 1875 Pompey, Onondaga co, NY; m Meritt BUTLER; res Pompey, NY; 6 children.
15198.7 Sally, unknown dates; m Latham CLARK.
15198.8 Elisha, b 28 Jan 1796; d 24 Feb 1883 Batavia, Genesee, NY; m (1) 8 Apr 1817 Maria REED, and (2) 1834 Harriet JEROME; res Batavia; 8 children.
15198.9 James, b 01 Mar 1799; d 18 Aug 1877 Flamboro township, Wentworth co, Ont; m 19 Dec 1826 Eunice SPRINGER; res near Hamilton, Ont; 13 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 110-111;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 102-103;
census and vital records of Jackson, Oakland, and Livingston co,MI;
The Abel Bigelow Line, a typescript by LaVerne Brown;
history of Jackson county, MI (1875).
Subject: Hello from another Bigelow
Date: 24 Sept 2011
From: Leslie & Randy Fayling < email@example.com >
My name is Leslie C. Fayling. My mother's name at birth was Audrey June Bigelow and I have follow her family tree back to John Bigelow and Jerusha Garfield. (And before, thanks to your site.) Our branch is from their son, Jotham Bigelow. And on with his son Josiah Bigelow and Sarah Clark.