Benjamin 5 BIGELOW

 16C53    Benjamin 5 BIGELOW, son of Jabez 4 (Eleazer 3,Joshua2, John1) and Deborah (KNOWLTON) BIGELOW, was born 6 Aug 1765 at Westminster, Worcester county, MA. He married, on 25 November 1790, Rebecca Bowman, daughter of Edmund and Esther (Hoar) Bowman. She was born in Lincoln 27 August 1766. They lived in Westminster until 1802, then moved to Boston, and again in 1804 to Cambridgeport, where they remained. He was in the mercantile business until 1835, when he retired to his estate, known formerly as "Inman Farm."  In Cambridgeport he served as Selectman and Assessor, and several times represented the town in the General Court. Howe's Bigelow genealogy describes him as a man of high character and quiet christianity, sociable and charitable. His wife Rebecca died 08 April 1844, and he on 04 February 1849, both at Cambridgeport.

Children of Benjamin and Rebecca (Bowman) Bigelow, all born Westminster, Worcester co, MA:

16C53.1       Esther Hoar, b 28 Apr 1791 Westminster; d 12 Feb 1796 Westminster.

16C53.2t      Deborah Knowlton, b 24 May 1792; d ____ ; m 05 Nov 1815 Isaiah Bangs; res Boston and Montreal. 1 child.

16C53.3       Benjamin, b 08 June 1794; d 22 July 1796 Westminster.

16C53.4       Benjamin, b 05 May 1797, d 04 Oct 1806.

16C53.5t      Thaddeus Bowman, b 03 June 1799; d 3 June 1888 Oakland, CA; m (1) Oct 1822 Polly Cutler; and (2) 03 June 1847 Mrs.Ann Emmons. 2 children.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.185;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 151-152;
Bond, Genealogies and History of Watertown for Bowman data.

Modified - 09/02/2005
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