Benjamin 4 BIGELOW

151A  Benjamin 4 Bigelow, son of John 3 (Samuel 2, John 1) and Jerusha (GARFIELD) BIGELOW, was born Marlborough, Middlesex co, MA 8 Oct 1720. He married 17 Jan 1744 Lavinah THOMAS, daughter of William and Lydia (EAGER) THOMAS (one of their grandsons, Robert THOMAS, founded Old Farmers' Almanac). Levinah was born Marlborough 15 Aug 1721. They lived in Brookfield until 1745, then in Shrewsbury until 1752; next in Springfield, MA, but about 1756 removed to Hartford, CT where he was a ferryman until 1758. Later he moved to Worthington, MA, where he died about 1773. His son Edmond was appointed administrator of the estate 16 Dec 1773, and inventory amounted to £48-8-4.

Children of Benjamin and Levinah (THOMAS) BIGELOW:

151A1.   Benjamin, b 5 Jan 1745 Brookfield, MA; d 25 Sep 1815 Stratford, CT; m (1)18 Sep 1768 Mary Collyer; and (2) fly 1793 Catherine Benton; rea Hartford & Stratford. 5 children.

151A2.   Levinah, b 24 Apr 1747 Shrewsbury; d 4 Aug 1756 Hartford, CT.

151A3.   William Thomas, b 4 Apr 1749 Shrewsbury; no death date; bought tract of land in Worthington 1769, and was resident there; no further record;

151A4.    Edmond, b 27 Feb 1751 Shrewsbury; d 17 May 1824 Fairhaven, VT;
               m ____ Olive STONE; res Middletown, VT. 8 children.

15 lA5.    Jonas, b 22 Mar 1753 Springfield, MA; d 31 July 1756 Hartford, CT.

151A6.    Lydia, b 31 May 1755 Springfield, MA; died 25 Oct 1777 Hartford; unm.

151A7.    Lovina, bapt 22 May 1757 Hartford, CT; was living Rutland, VT 1820; married
                ___ FACTOR, and had grandson who was governor of a midwestern state.

151A8.    Sophia, bapt 28 Jan 1759 Hartford, CT; one source says married Arthur CHURCH,
                but not proved

151A9.    daughter, died Hartford, CT  7 Oct 1781, aged 19 years.

151AA.    Polly, b 15 Jan 1764 Hartford, CT.

Sources:
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 51;
Howe, Bigelow Family ofAmerica;
vital records Hartford, CT;
Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, CT.


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