15326.1 Barna 6 BIGELOW, [or Barnabas]
son of Solomon 5 (
Samuel 4( Samuel 3, Samuel
2, John 1) and Sarah
(NEWTON) BIGELOW, was born 11 September 1762 at Shrewsbary, Worcester
county, MA. When a young man, he served in the army briefly in 1778, and
afterwards moved to Paxton, MA, and was employed as a merchant. In 1784 his
employers sent him out to locate a new site for a store, and after some travel,
he decided to build at Brookfield, Orange county, VT. The following year
he opened the store with his employers furnishing the stock. In 1788 his
employers died and he was able to buy out the store, and with the increase
of business, in 1800 built a larger store. This he sold in 1808 and turned
to farming, which he followed the rest of his life.
He married (1) 18 September 1794 Nabby Pride, born 17 June 1772 Norwich, CT. She died 20 Jan 1808. He married (2) 11 December 1808 Lois Griswold, born South Hadley, MA 23 January 1779, daughter of Joseph and Margery Griswold; she died at Brookfield 24 August 1870, aged 91 years. Barna died 3 Apr 1840, also at Brookfield.
Mass Sold & Sail or Rev War, Vol II:
Biglo, Barna. Private, Capt. Ephraim Lyon's co, Col. Wade's regt.; enlisted June 24, 1778; discharged July 13, 1778; service, 26 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island. Roll dated Groton.
Bigelow, Barnabas, Private, Capt. Jotham Houghton's co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's (7th) regt., Gen. Warner's brigade; pay roll for service from Nov. 3 to Nov.19, 1778, 17 days; company detached to reinforce guards in barracks at Rutland under Col. Jacob Gerrish and to escort troops of convention to Enfield, Conn.; also, Capt. Houghton's co., Col. Samuel Denny's (2d) regt. Gen. Fellows's brigade; pay roll for service from Oct.24, 1779, 1 mo. 9 days, at Claverack. Roll dated Petersham.
Children of Barna Bigelow by his first wife, Nabby Pride, all born Brookfield, Orange county, VT:
15326.11t Silas, b 21 June 1795; d 20 Oct 1878 Pamplin City, Prince Edward co, VA; m Mar 1821 Judith Woolson. 3 children.
15326.12 Betsy, b l5 Jan 1798; d 15 June 1798.
15326.13 Abner Pride, b 18 Mar 1805; d ___ 1852 Pamplin City, Prince Edward co, VA; unmarried.
15326.14 Charles, b 6 July 1807; d 1843 VA; unmarried.
Children of Barna Bigelow by his second wife, Lois Griswold, all born Brookfield, Orange co, VT:
15326.15t Abigail, b 17 Sept 1809; d ___ ; m 1 Mar 1829 Joseph Partridge; res Duke Centre, PA. 6 children.
15326.16t Frederick Griswold, b 27 June 1813; d 29 Jan 1884 Brookfield, VT; m 13 Nov 1834 Philena Prouty. 2 children.
15326.17t Samuel Milton, b 11 Oct 1814; d 8 Oct 1855 Brookfield, VT; m (1)13 Dec 1836 Louisa Lyman, and (2)11 Oct 1855 Electa P. Bigelow, widow of Andrew Bigelow. 1 child.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 233;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records VT; census 1850 VA.