Abigail 6 BIGELOW

Photo above is headstone that reads:
Wife of
and mother of his
three children, who
lie buried in this lot.
and daughter of
of Waltham.
afterwards wife of
DEA. Thos. Bigelow,
of Weston,
died Nov. 8. 1862
aged 94 year
4 mos 11 dy

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.

Photo above is a group of headstones with Abigail, the white one in the middle.
Husband "Samuel Hastings; died 29 Sept 1803 ; age 38 ; to the left.
Children Marshall, Samuel, Lydia, and Josiah ; died 1802-1813 ; on the right.
" Samuel Hastings died May 27, 1813 ; aged 18 yr, 7 mo. The last of 5 children"

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.
Cemetery Inscriptions.
New Note 2007:
Wednesday 05/16/2007 7:32:20pm 
Name: Margo Miller
E-Mail: margom@bu.edu
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!
Take care,
Margo Miller

Modified - 05/23/2007
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