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From: Clyde Rice <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Bloody Foreigners: The History Of Immigration To Britain
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 03:55:27 -0700 (PDT)
Yep Glen, that's him! My connection is as late as John Henry Bigelow, d. 1911, Whiting, IA. one of my maternal great grandfathers. From WI. one of 3 brothers, all in the military during the Civil War, one of which didn't survive. He/they were stationed close to DC, as I have a photo of him in uniform and his wife in fancy dress, Virginia, 1862.
Interestingly, a lot of the females from this line, (seems to be a direct mother/daughter/granddaughter relationship, so likely not from the Bigelow line), seem to develop a bit of paranoia late in life. Like they say, if we have ghosts/monsters, under the bed or in the closet, (or maybe invisible playmates), in childhood, they may very well come back in our old age!
Some have been known to spread flour on floors, apparently to detect footprints, and when that didn't work, progressed on to molasses! It seems to affect only the females, with one possible exception, a guy who has problems with "black helicopters", etc! In it's mild stages, (and without the known history), it seems almost amusing, but when it progresses further, it is anything but!
As I said, sure would like to see the Bigelow family do some Y-DNA testing! I would be surprised if they didn't find some surprises! And I should have said the "ones" that I know of!
Glen Todd <> wrote:
> I just might have to order that book! Been wondering
> about my mother's side, the Bigelow line. They *all*
> claim to descend from John Biglow, the blacksmith, who
> immigrated from England in the 1600's. (Sure would
> like to see a bunch of them tested, just might be some
> surprises there!) Too bad they are all so sure that
> they won't even consider it! At least the one I
> know of!
Do they, now? I'd be at least mildly interested, since according to my
database, if this is John Bigelow 1617-1703 of Watertown, MA, I'm also a
direct descendant of his, albeit obviously not on the male line.
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