15571.6 Abigail 6 STEARNS BIGELOW, daughter of Mary 5 ( Jacob 4, Thomas 3 , Samuel 2 , John 1 ) BIGELOW and Samuel STEARNS Jr. ; born 24 June 1768 ; died 05 November 1862 Weston. MA. (the stone says 08 Nov 1862) ; m (1) 13 Jun 1795 to Samuel HASTINGS, 5 children ; and m (2) 09 September 1819 to Deacon Thomas 5 BIGELOW, no children from this marriage but Deacon Thomas had 7 children from his first marriage to Miriam HAGER.
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I, pg 127: Abigail
Howe, Bigelow Family of America.
Bond, Genealogies and History of Watertown.
vital records various MA towns.
New Note 2007:
Wednesday 05/16/2007 7:32:20pm
Name: Margo Miller
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
Comments: Hello, Rod. Last Sunday (5/13/07) I was at Grove Hill Cemetery in Waltham MA and came across the graves for Samuel Hastings and Abigail Bigelow. From the gravestones I could see the incredibly sad story of the loss of their five children, three within just 11 days, and I googled them now and came upon your site. I noticed that you didn't have a month for Samuel Hastings's death; it was September 1803. Samuel and Abigail's 5th child had been born about two weeks earlier, and then he (the baby) died in December of that year. I was struck by the fact that this woman lived to be 94 - so many years to mourn the loss of her five children. All this on Mother's Day, so especially poignant for me, as a mother myself! I hope having that month (Sept.) is helpful to you. If you ever want me to check anything in cemeteries around here, please let me know. My father is a geneologist as well!