Biography of George W. Bigelow


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Bigelow, George, W., was born in Ellisburgh, N. Y., February 27, 1837, a son of Horatio N. and Ann (Arnold) Bigelow. Horatio N. was born in Massachusetts, and moved to Ellisburgh on to the fam where J. K. Bigelow now lives. Mr. Bigelow's grandfather, Jonathan Bigelow, lived and died in Massachusetts. He was a Republican in politics and he and his wife were members of the Baptist church. George W. Bigelow was educated in the common school and follows farming, owning 126 acres of land, which is worked by his son. Mr. Bigelow has been twice married, the first time in 1859. to Frank E. Northrop, who died in 1862, and in 1864 he married Julia W. Terry, by whom he has three children: Frank W., George, Jr., and H. N. Frank is employed as bookeeper by the Western Electric Company in Chicago. Mr. Bigelow is a Republican in politics, a member of Rising Light Lodge No. 637, F. & A. M., and of Union Grange No. 5 of Belleville. He is a member of the Baptist church and his wife of the Methodist. He has been for about ten years one of the trustees of Union Academy. Mr. Bigelow's father, Horatio N. Bigelow, married Waitie A. Arnold, October 13, 1831. He was born November 7, 1805, and died in 1885. His wife was born November 19, 1813, and died in November, 1871. Their children were: Emily F., born April 10, 1833; George W., born February 27, 1837; Almena E., born April 17, 1840; James K. P., born February 10, 1846, and Fannie A., born April 15, 1855. He married, second, Mrs. Cecelia Tilton in 1876; she is still living.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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