16A14. Abel 5 BIGELOW,
son of Ebenezer
4 ( Ebenezer
and Hepzibeh (DUFORE) BIGELOW, was born 7 Dec 1754 at Lancaster,
MA. He is mentioned in the mother's account of 24 Jun 1766. He married
in Stow, 15 Mar 1779 Sarah Brown. He drew up his will 13 May 1780; it was
proved 5 Jun 1780. He mentions a half-brother David Dufore at Swanzey,
and wife Sarah. He appointed Capt. Solomon Jewett as executor. Inventory
amounted to £5,026- 19-2; considering that his father's entire estate
was but £72, we infer that he inherited from his mother. Sarah his
widow is not mentioned again, nor have we tried to trace her.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Bigelow, Abel, Lancaster (also given Leominster). Private, Capt. Samuel Sawyer's (2d) co., Col. John Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; returned May 6, 1775; service, 19 days; also, Capt. Wilder's co., Col. Whitcomb's regt.; receipts for wages for Aug. and Sept., 1775, dated Prospect Hill; also, company return[probably Oct, 1775]; also, return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Solomon Stuart's co., 2d Worcester Co. regt. dated Dec.20, 1777; residence, Lancaster; enlisted for town of Lancaster; joined Capt. Corey's co., Col. Putnam's regt.; enlistment, 3 years; also, Drummer, Capt. Job Whipple's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's 4th (also given 5th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Feb.10, 1777, to Feb.10, 1780.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.176;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;