16313. Amasa 5
of David 4 (Lt. John3, Joshua2, John1)
BIGELOW and Editha (DAY) BIGELOW
03 September 1733 in Colchester, New London co, CT. He was married
there 31 December 1754 to Jemima STRONG, born Colchester 07 April 1738,
Josiah and Hannah (FULLER) STRONG. ( Amasa's brother Ezra 5 # 16315. Married Jemima's
Hannah STRONG. Their mother Hannah (FULLER) STRONG was a descendent of Edward FULLER, a passenger on the Mayflower.)
In the 1780's they moved to Brookfield, Orange co, VT, where they are found on subsequent censuses. Amasa died there 12 Mar 1811; Jemima on 28 April 1828. They had 13 children born in Colchester; Howe's Bigelow genealogy adds a 14th, Gilbert, but it is generally conceded he was confused by the 11th child, Seth Gilbert, who was known by his middle name, Gilbert.
Amasa Bigelow drew up his will 12 July 1802; in it he bequeaths property to his wife Jemima, sons Eli, Timothy, Justin, and Gilbert, and to daughters as follows: to Otis and Joseph Cary, sons of Editha Cary deceased; Jemima, Lucy, and Polly. Sons Gilbert and Justin were appointed administrators, but Gilbert withdrew, and son-in-law
Samuel Durkee apppointed in his place. Add to his family the following data:
16313.2 Editha, b 09 Jan 1759 Colchester; d before 30 Sep 1787; m 02 Mar 1778 Waitstill Cary (Waitstill was the son of Joseph and Abigail (Bigelow) Cary; see Samuel 3)
16313.A Molly(also as Polly), bapt 27 Aug
d Williamstown,VT 22 Apr 1809; ml Dec 1796 Samuel Durkee.
1790 census: VT-Orange-Brookfield- Amasa Bigelow: 1-2-2-0-0.
Children of Amasa and Jemima (STRONG) BIGELOW :
16313.1t Eli, b 29 May 1756; d 22 Mar 1836 Chatham, CT; m (1) 11 Sept 1778 (Brookfield) Anna FREEMAN; (2) 1825 Esther GATES; resided Brookfield until 1795, then Haddam and Chatham, CT; served Rev. War and claimed pension. 10 children, of whom few listed in Howe's Bigelow genealogy.
16313.2 Editha, b 09 Jan 1759; no further record. (see above)
16313.3t Timothy, b 04 Feb 1761; d 30 July 1838 Bloomfield, Trumbull co, OH; m 28 Sept 1794 (Brookfield) Elizabeth ARNOLD. Rev. War soldier and pensioner; moved OH 1832. 8 children.
16313.4 Jemima, b 27 May 1763; no death date; m Samuel FREEMAN; moved to OH.
16313.5 Charity, b 06 May 1765; d Colchester 18 Sept 1784.
16313.6t Lucy, b 13 Feb 1767; d ________ , Ferry, Trumbull co, OH; m 17 Sept 1786 (Brookfield) Lyman or Leman FERRY; moved to OH. 9 children all born in VT.
16313.7 Amasa, b 01 Jan 1769; d 27 Aug 1770 Colchester.
16313.8 Amasa, bapt 06 Jan 1771; d 17 Oct 1775 Colchester.
16313.9 Asahel, bapt 02 May 1773; died 25 Oct 1775 Colchester.
16313.A Molly, bapt 27 Aug 1775; no further record. (see above)
16313.Bt Seth Gilbert, b 05 July 1777; d 21 Apr 1852 Brookfield,VT; m 26 Sept 1808 Lucy WHEATLEY; res. Brookfield. 5 children.
16313.C Amasa, bapt 19 Sept 1779; died 15 Jan 1782 Colchester.
born 30 June 1782 ( bapt 18 Aug 1782) at Colchester, New London co, CT;
family soon moved to Brookfield, Orange co, VT, where Justin lived most
his remaining years. He served in the War of 1812. He married on 06 Dec
(Brookfield) Percis COOK, who was born 11 July 1782.
Big Soc has no death dates for either Justin or Percis, who are supposed to have gone to live with one of their children, possibly at Brownington or Barton, VT. They wer living at Barton, VT in 1850.; 9 children, all born Brookfield. This is the ancestor of Charles E. DAME of CT, who relayed the info on the FULLER family from the Mayflower. He is looking for more info on Percis (Persis?) COOK and Justin.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol. I, pg 161,324
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 136;
Barbour, Index of Vital Record;
Vital records of CT and VT;
National Archives pension applications of Timothy and Eli Bigelow;
Correspondence with descendents;
1850 Census MA.
Note from Charles E. Dame email 103616.2530@CompuServe.com
descendant of Edward Fuller.
I am seeking primary source or substantial secondary source documentation for:
31 Dec 1754 marriage of Amasa Bigelow and Jemima Strong
Amasa and Jemima Strong Bigelow's parentage of Jemima Bigelow
Jemima Bigelow's marriage
Also interested in obtaining a copy or transcript of Amasa Bigelow’s 12 July1802 will.
Where is the original record?
Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.