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Elizabeth Fuller Bigelow

Whitehall, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 14 Mar 1836 (aged 70)
Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York, USA
Burial Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100140220 · View Source
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As she is written of in a letter from her son Hopestill to his only son Artemas, Elizabeth (Fuller) Bigelow was a courageous and capable Lady. The daughter of Justice of the Peace Aaron Fuller and his wife Rebecca. At the age of twelve, with her father temporarily removed and her older brother, then only fourteen, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, Elizabeth was left to the responsibility of caring for her father's affairs, the family's home and, often, the protection of her younger siblings. A task she well accomplished. "You doubtless think it would be impossible for a young girl of twelve to do at this day work your grandmother did at that age, but she was large and strong and with sparkling eye and cheerful heart would tell us of her work and sufferings, and rejoice that she could do it, while her father and brother were battling for freedom." (source:

Elizabeth married her life partner, Rev Samuel Bigelow, on May 5, 1782. Their first eight children were born in Whitehall, the youngest in Truxton, and the six before born in Milo)are.

- Mary, b 13 Nov 1782, d Oct 1822 Fort Ann, NY; m John Chase.
- Elizabeth, b 13 May 1784, d 13 Jan 1848; m Mr Parish.
- Hopestill, b 28 Feb 1786, d 17 Apr 1867 New Market, NJ; m 12 Feb 1817 Charlotte Bates. Their son and only child, Artemas Bigelow, was an eminent teacher.
- Fidillio, b 13 Jan 1788, d 20 Jan 1788 Whitehall, NY.
- Niram, b 27 May 1791; m 28 Jan 1818 (Fayette, OH) Abigail Yeomans. One daughter, Climena.
- Silence ("Tyla"), b 26 Jul 1789, d 6 May 1855 Tompkins Co, NY ; m Nathan Hemenway. She had a large family.
- Clemens, b 1 Jun 1793, d 31 Jan 1794 Whitehall, NY.
- John Whitlock, b 5 May 1795, d 22 Apr 1845 Reading, NY; m Mary "Polly" Shannon. Their children are Elizabeth, Electa, Cornelia, Catharine, Rachel, George, Lydia A and John.
- Samuel Liscomb, b 19 Apr 1797, d 1867 Wright Twp, Ottawa, MI; m 1 Jan 1814 Catherine Van Gorden. Ten children, known are: Niram, Levi, Decatur, Eliza, James, Samuel L, Abraham and Julia.
- James W, b 25 May 1800, d 8 June 1873 Tyrone, Schuyler, NY; m Sarah Leath Van Gorden. Their children are Oscar F, Charlotte Jane, Urlunzo L, Roxanna, James, Sarah Maria, Dr Ell and Malvina.
- Daughter, b 1801; stillborn Milo, NY.
- Amarilla, b 30 May 1802, d June 1802 Milo, NY.
- Roxana, b 19 May 1803; m 1st John W. Wills; m 2nd Peter Schwartz (of Dundee). No children, foster parent of Abigail Compton and Rho D Ludlow.
- Asa Barney, b 6 Dec 1805, d 13 Aug 1875 Gratiot, MI; m Leora L. 5 children.
- Rachel Almina, b 11 Aug 1808, d Sep 1808 Truxton, Cortland, NY.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100140220
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Fuller Bigelow (20 Mar 1765–14 Mar 1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100140220, citing Weston-Wood Farm Cemetery, Tyrone, Schuyler County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Kathy (contributor 47037899) .