||George L. Bigelow
George L. Bigelow, farmer, section 9, Dayton Township, is a son of Daniel L. and Almira (Pratt) Bigelow, natives of Maryland, and was born in Vermont, March 30, 1827. He came to Michigan in the fall of 1858, first settling about two miles north of Newaygo, where he lived about three years, and in the spring of 1861 purchased 80 acres of wild land, and now has 50 acres under cultivation.
On November 4, 1850, in Ohio, he married Betsey A. Ames, daughter of Lemuel H. and Hannah (Chamberlin) Ames, natives of the State of New York, born in Seneca Co., Ohio, Oct. 19, 1832, and their children since born are: Pryntha J., Hannah A., Edwin L. (died when seven years of age), Edwin D., George N. and Phebe L.
Mr. and Mrs. B. are members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Mr. B. was once chosen Constable, but declined to serve. Politically, he is a Republican.
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