16358.      Betty 5 BIGELOW, eighth child and fifth daughter of Asa 4 (Lieutenant John 3  ,Joshua2, John1) and Dorothy (OTIS) BIGELOW, was born 21 Mar 1751 Colchester, New London co, CT. She was married 19 Jun 1777 to Capt. Simon ABELL, born 28 Feb 1747, Lebanon, son of Ensign Simon and Parnel (WILLES) ABELL. He had married (1)1 Apr 1773 Rachel BREWSTER, who died 1776, leaving a son Brewster. Simon ABELL served in the Revolutionary War. They lived at Lebanon, where all their children were born. Simon died 25 Dec 1816 at Lebanon; there is no death date for Betty.

Children of Capt. Simon and Betty (BIGELOW) ABELL, all born Lebanon, CT

16358.1     Simon, b 11 Feb 1778; res NY State

16358.2     Rachel, b 1779; d 10 Nov 1826 Goshen, CT; unmarried.

16358.3     Betsy, b 9 Nov 1781; d ____ ; m John GILES.

16358.4     Clarissa, b 10 Sept 1784; d __ NY; m Ralph DANIELS.

16358.5     Otis, b 26 July 1788; d 31 Dec 1873 Franklin, NY; m 18 Oct 1812 Lucy STARK. (see below)

16358.6     Harriet, b 31 Oct 1792; d ___ NY; m 24 May 1825 Julius THOMAS.

16358.7     Harry (also as Harley and Harvey), b 4 May 1795; d 28 Nov 1864 ___ NY; m ___ WHIPPLE.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.167-168;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
correspondence with descendants.
just wanted to say "hello" and tell you I am descended from Betty Bigelow and Simon Abell through Otis Abell>Emory S. Abell>Otis Northway Abell>Henry Hakes Abell>Leon Henry Abell>Mary Jean Abell>me.  Thanks for putting your page
on the web. I haven't visited for a little while and was surprised by the amount of info it contained. If you want to know more about Delaware County, NY?, contact Joyce Reidinger, the lady who manages the Delaware County site for USGenWeb?  I have found her to be a very nice lady.
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