Harvey Biglow

HARVEY BIGLOW, farmer, Sec. 29; P.O. Brooklyn; a native of Vermont; was born at Weathersfield, Windsor Co., June 12, 1799; his father, Silas Biglow, was born in Winchendon, Worcester Co., Mass, in 1767, of English parentage; he died in Windsor Co, Vt., at the age of 66 years. The mother of our subject, Elizabeth Boynton, a lineal descendant of Col. John Boynton, of Wethersfield, Vt. A commander in the French and Indian War, was also a native of Massachusetts; she died in Vermont, in April 1833.Harvey, a farmer by vocation, devoted his attention to agriculture in his native county til 1845 when, on the 13th of May with his family, he started for Wisconsin, and arrived at Janesville, June 1, following. A few weeks later he selected his present location in the town of Rutland, Dane, Co., entered 120 acres, and bought a claim to 80 acres more. Here he has since resided, and now has a farm of 190 acres on Sec. 29, and 40 acres on Sec. 20.

Mr. Biglow was one of the School Commissioners of this town under the Territorial law; was at one time Town Treasurer; has been a member of the Town Board for two or three terms, and Chairman of the same for one year; he was married in Windsor Co., Vt. In 1824, to Lorinda, daughter of Benjamin and Hulda Page, a native of that county; they have had five children, viz: Lory A., the late wife of Sherman L. Miller, of Porter, Rock Co., WI, now deceased; Hamilton, formerly of this town, now deceased; Malcom F., who died at the age of 23 years; Lucy, now Mrs. Elnathan Sewell, of Evansville, WI, Lucius F., who married Florence Douglas, of Janesville, WI, in 1872; they have two children – F. Edna and Roy; they lost one son, Arthur.

Mr. Biglow’s family is connected with the Baptist Church.

1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1198.

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