Thursday, July 5, 2007

George Bignell Jr.

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great grandfather (father of James Byrd Bignell) (in photo, far left)

George Bignell Sr. and Martha (Rands) Bignell

Christened Dec. 25, 1841, in Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England

Farmer in Frankfort Township, Pepin County, Wis.

Delcina Place in 1867; they resided in Frankfort Township

g George (died young)
g Sam (died young)
g Twin girls (died at birth)
g Jennie Elizabeth (b.Nov. 21, 1867 or Nov. 20, 1868; listed in 1880 census as "Eliza J.")
g Infant girl Bignell (b. 1868; d. 1869; buried in Round Hill Cemetery)
g Levi Bignell (b./d. 1869; buried in Round Hill Cemetery)
g James Byrd (b. June 25, 1870, Arkansaw, Wis.; d. Dec. 5, 1955, Arkansaw)
g Eli William Bignell (b. Jan. 4, 1874)
g Oliver Albin Bignell (b. March 17, 1876)
g Rueben Raymond (b. 1878; d. 1944; gravestone in Porcupine Cemetery, Pepin County, Wis., spells name "Reuben")
g Buel Brion (b. 1880; m. Etta Stewart on Feb. 24, 1909; d. 1961; buried in Porcupine Cemetery)
g Lillian Martha
g R.D. Bignell (According to his birth certificate, his name is R D., not Ardee, but I have seen both spellings used in referring to him; b. Oct. 19, 1885)

Interesting facts
g Photo, taken circa 1890, shows George Jr. (far left), Richard, Susan (or Sarah), Elizabeth and Robert, the children of George Bignell Sr. There is some confusion about whether the daughter's name is "Susan" or "Sarah".
g Another photo of George Bignell Jr.
g 1880 census shows the following individuals living in is household: George Bignell, 38 years of age; Delcenia Bignell, 29; Eliza J. Bignell, 12; James Bignell, 8; Eli W. Bignell, 6; Oliver Bignell, 4; Ruben R. Bignell, 2.

Died Feb. 21, 1900, in Arkansaw, Wis.