15336.4 Benjamin 6 BIGELOW, son of Paul 5 ( Cornelius 4( Samuel 3, Samuel 2, John 1) and Hannah (OBER) BIGELOW, was born 02 August 1769 at Westborough, Worcester county, MA. About the time his family moved to Vermont, Benjamin (at the age of 14) bought out his time from his father and removed to Norfolk, Litchfield county, CT. He was a smith and nailmaker by trade, and with his brother Elisha, is credited with being the first in Connecticut to invent a machine to make cut nails. He was Captain in the local militia, and held the office of Justice-of-the-Peace. He married, on 29 November 1792 Eunice Aiken of Norfolk. She was born circa 1775 and died 23 February 1859. Benjamin died 06 January 1850.
Children of Benjamin and Eunice (Aiken) Bigelow, all born Norfolk, Litchfield co, CT:
15336.41 Electa, b 14 Sep 1793; d 29 Aug 1794.
15336.42 Lemuel Akins, b 04 Nov 1795; d 23 May 1856 Norfolk, CT; m Minerva ____ (d 1845); res Norfolk, CT.
15336.43t Robert, b 17 Oct 1797; d 08 Aug 1868 near Jacksonville, FL; m 03 Apr 1832 Elizabeth Ann Richard; res FL. 7 children.
15336.44t Mark, b 23 Aug 1799; d 05 Aug 1853 Norfolk, CT; m 3 Apr 1823 Lydia L Mauley; res Norfolk. 3 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 239;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records of Norfolk, CT;
Charles Hale, Cemetery and Obituary Collections of CT;
correspondence with descendants of Robert Bigelow.