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Abijah Bigelow

Male 1756 - 1848  (92 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Abijah Bigelow was born on 16 Apr 1756 in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 22 Oct 1848 in Michigan City, Indiana; was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana.

    Notes:

    "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." [bigelowsociety.com]

    "[P]rivate in Abraham Pierce's Co., from Waltham, in Lexington alarm and also served at Bunker Hill." [Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, citation details below.]

    Abijah married Mercy Amelia Spring on 30 Nov 1780. Mercy (daughter of Converse Spring and Mercy Learned) was born on 28 Feb 1761 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Aug 1846 in Bigelow's Mills, Indiana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Mercy Amelia Bigelow  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Oct 1794 in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1880.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mercy Amelia Bigelow Descendancy chart to this point (1.Abijah1) was born on 4 Oct 1794 in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1880.

    Mercy married Horace Dickinson on 12 May 1823. Horace (son of Lemuel Dickinson and Molly Little) was born on 17 Nov 1780 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 20 Jun 1832 in Montréal, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Ellen Maria Dickinson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Dec 1830 in Montréal, Québec; died on 14 Dec 1907 in New York, New York; was buried on 16 Dec 1907 in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Ellen Maria Dickinson Descendancy chart to this point (2.Mercy2, 1.Abijah1) was born on 31 Dec 1830 in Montréal, Québec; died on 14 Dec 1907 in New York, New York; was buried on 16 Dec 1907 in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York.

    Ellen married William Edwards Doubleday on 1 Oct 1850. William (son of Col. John Tilden Doubleday and Mary Elizabeth Whiting) was born on 1 May 1823; died on 4 Mar 1900 in New York, New York; was buried on 6 Mar 1900 in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Frank Nelson Doubleday  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1862 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died on 30 Jan 1934.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Frank Nelson Doubleday Descendancy chart to this point (3.Ellen3, 2.Mercy2, 1.Abijah1) was born on 8 Jan 1862 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died on 30 Jan 1934.

    Notes:

    Founder of the Doubleday publishing firm. Called "Effendi" by his friend Rudyard Kipling, a pun on his initials.

    Frank married Neltje Blanchan De Graff on 9 Jun 1886 in Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey. Neltje (daughter of Liverius De Graff and Alice Fair) was born on 23 Oct 1865 in Chicago, Illinois; died on 21 Feb 1918 in Canton, China. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Nelson Doubleday  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Jun 1889 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died on 11 Jan 1949 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Nelson Doubleday Descendancy chart to this point (4.Frank4, 3.Ellen3, 2.Mercy2, 1.Abijah1) was born on 16 Jun 1889 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died on 11 Jan 1949 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.

    Family/Spouse: Ellen George McCarter. Ellen (daughter of Thomas Nesbitt McCarter and Madeleine G. Barker) was born on 9 May 1898; died on 2 Apr 1978 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Neltje Doubleday  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1934.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Neltje Doubleday Descendancy chart to this point (5.Nelson5, 4.Frank4, 3.Ellen3, 2.Mercy2, 1.Abijah1) was born in 1934.

    Notes:

    In recent decades, she changed her name, by court order, to simply "Neltje." In 2016 her autobiography North of Crazy was published by St. Martin's Press. A profile of her can be found here, and her Wikipedia page is here.

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    Neltje Doubleday and John Turner Sargent Sr. are 8th cousins, both being 7XG-grandchildren of the Rev. John Ward (1606-1693) and his wife Alice (1612-1680).

    Neltje married John Turner Sargent, Sr. on 16 May 1953 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, and was divorced in Sep 1965. John (son of Charles Sprague Sargent and Dagmar Wetmore) was born on 26 Jun 1924; died on 5 Feb 2012 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. John Turner Sargent, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Aug 1957 in New York, New York.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  John Turner Sargent, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (6.Neltje6, 5.Nelson5, 4.Frank4, 3.Ellen3, 2.Mercy2, 1.Abijah1) was born on 6 Aug 1957 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    CEO of Macmillan Publishers.

    His philanthropic activities include longtime service on the board of directors of Graham Windham, more recently called simply Graham, a nonprofit foster care agency providing services to needy children and families in the New York metropolitan area. Founded in 1806, Graham, the oldest non-sectarian childcare agency in the United States, was originally the Orphan Asylum Society of the City of New York, co-founded by Eliza Hamilton after her husband Alexander Hamilton, himself an orphan, was killed in the famous duel with Aaron Burr — a grandson of John Sargent's 6X-grandfather the Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Thus Aaron Burr's first cousin six times removed has served for years on the board of Eliza Hamilton's orphanage.

    He is also the author, under the anagrammatic pen name "S. T. Garne," of two children's books, One White Sail: A Caribbean Counting Book (1992) and By a Blazing Blue Sea (1999).

    John married Constance Lane Murray on 21 Sep 1985. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]