Colonel Joel 5 BIGELOW
# 15197. Joel 5 BIGELOW
son of Jotham 4 ( John 3 , Samuel 2,
John 1) BIGELOW and his second wife
Mary RICHARDSON, was born 20 June 1752 at Holden, Worcester County,
MA. About 1773 he married Sarah STOWELL of Petersham (b at Nichewaug, MA),
daughter of John and Sarah (PARMENTER) STOWELL. As his father had early
removed to Gilford, Windham County, VT. Joel settled there, where he owned
a large farm in the center of town, and where their children were born.
Joel was active in the Militia, and served in
the Revolution, having the rank of Colonel. During the Guilford Incident
between New York and Vermont concerning the jurisdiction over the Southern
Vermont , he and his father took sides with New York. He was elected a
member of the Assembly in 1784 from Cumberland County, as it was then called.
He was also commissioned an Adjutant by the State of New York about that
time. His wife Sarah, born circa 1750, died in Guilford circa 1821. Soon
after, Joel moved to Ellisburg, NY to live with his son Jotham. He died
there 14 October 1825.
1790 census: VT-Windham-Guilford-Joel Bigelow: 3-6-4-0-0.
Children of Joel and Sarah (STOWELL) BIGELOW, all born Guilford, Windham
b 7 Nov 1774 Guilford, Windham Co., VT; m 9 Mar 1797 Rebecca GROW and had
1 son. He went west about 1800 and was never heard from again. After a few
years his wife married again 24 Dec 1835 Hubbard RANDALL.
15197.2 Sally, b 20 Feb 1776; d _____ NY;
m 07 Mar 1798 Joseph Willard. (see below)
15197.3 Polly, b 28 Jan 1778; d _____ Leyden, MA;
m 28 Nov 1800 Amos Billings.
15197.4 Joel, b 8 Mar 1780, allegedly went to Montreal,
Que., and was a merchant there, but no evidence has been found.
15197.5 William, b
16 Nov 1781; d 6 Oct 1849 Phillipston, MA; m 3 Feb 1805 Arethusa Bigelow-15194.7. 13 children.
b 28 Jan 1784; d 16 Aug 1860 Ellisburg, Jefferson co, NY;m (1) 1 Jan 1811
Celinda Bullock; (2) 25 Sep 1824 Nancy Nichols. 7 children.
b 5 Oct 1785; d 25 Jan 1812 Guilford, VT; m 27 May 1802 Sarah (Chandler)
Hall. 1 daughter.
15197.8 Ira, b 23 Aug 1787.
15197.9 Rufus, b 8 July 1789; died, unmarried.
15197.A Tirzah b 7 July 1792; d ____ Watertown, NY; m,
date unknown, Ambrose Hunt of Ellisburg, NY. No issue.
!Addenda: Cemetery inscription at Ellisburg show that wife Celinda
was born Dec 1799, and died 22 Apr 1824.
Nancy, second wife, was born 24 May 1786, died 6 Sept 1866.(This
is what the addenda states but these are wives of Jotham 6 [15197.6].
States for Joel #15197 p. 109, he m-1 Celinda 1799-1824 and m-2 Nancy
1786-1822. If so, evidently, Sarah Stowell was wife #3?
Source: Bigelow Family Genealogy Page 50 and 109 & 385
Spouse Celinda BIGELOW * Birth Date 1799 Death Date 1824, age: 25 Marriage
Birth Date 30 Jun 1752 Birth Place Guilford, Windham Co.,
Death Date 1830, age: 77 Death Place Ellisburg, NY Big 15197.+
Other spouses Nancy BIGELOW*, Sarah STOWELL
Spouse Nancy BIGELOW* Birth Date 1786 Death Date 1822, age: 36 Marriage
Other spouses Celinda BIGELOW *, Sarah STOWELL
Spouse Sarah STOWELL Father John STOWELL Mother Sarah PARMENTER Marriage
Other spouses Celinda BIGELOW *, Nancy BIGELOW*
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I,pg 50,109,383;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records of Marlborough, Holden, and Deerfield, MA;
also vital records Guiford, VT.
Name: Bob Gordon
Location: Keene Ontario
Comments: I believe that I can supply info on a couple of children of
Capt. Joel Bigelow 1752.
Sally 1776 who married Joseph Willard is my ggggrandmother. Lovell married
If you are still updating your database, I would be glad to supply information.
As well please note that Lovell Bigelow
Lovell Bullock 7
BIGELOW, son of Jotham 6
5 , Jotham 4,
3, Samuel 2,
1) married Susan Farnham who was
a sister of Timothy Farnham who married Sally's granddaughter Tirzah Willard.
15197.2 Sally 6 Bigelow
daughter of Joel 5
and Sarah (Stowell) BIGELOW
was born 20 February 1776 at Guilford, Windham co, VT. She married 07 March
1798 Joseph Willard. Joseph was born 20 June 1763 in Lunenberg, MA. Unknown
death date for both, but Sally died in NY.
Children of Joseph and Sally (Bigelow) Willard:
15197.21 Wilder Willard, b _____ ; d _____ ;
15197.22 Henry Willard, b _____ ; d _____ ;
15197.23 Sarah Willard, b _____ ; d _____ ;
15197.24 Lucy Willard
, b 14 Dec 1799 VT; d 11 July
1883; m Silas Welcome CALKINS ( he b 04 May 1801 VT)
15197.25 Hiram Willard, b abt 1800 ; d _____ ; m ____ ; 3
15197.26 Martin Willard, b abt 1805 ; d _____ ; m twice:
Margaret Marsdon and Emily Curry; 2 children with Margaret:
a. Terzah Willard, b 02
Dec 1828 NY; d 01 Feb 1911 Belleville, ONCA; m 02 Sept 1847 Timothy Farnham
in NY.(he was born 02 June 1820 at
ME and died 05 Aug 1893 Belleville); 5 children: (see
b. Emily Willard, b abt
1832; d ____ ;
15197.27 Salome Willard, b _____ ; d _____ ;
With much regret we record the death of Mrs. Terzah Farnham, widow of the
late Timothy Farnham, who was for many years County Superintendent of Gravel
Roads, who predeceased her several years ago. Mrs. Farnham and her husband
were both natives of the United Sates, she being a daughter of Sheriff Willard,
of Oswego County, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Farnham came to Canada in early
life and for many years resided in Canifton, but of late years Mrs. Farnham
had lived in Belleville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Farley. The deceased,
who attained the good old age of 82 years, was a lady of wide christian
sympathies, and was widely known and highly esteemed. She is survivied by
the following family : Mrs. Mattie Farley, Belleville; Messrs. Timothy and
Frank Farnham, Canifton : Henry on the farm in Thurlow, and William of Bancroft.
Newspaper Clipping "AGED LADY HAS PASSED AWAY"
Mrs. Terzah Farnham, Relict of the Late Timothy Farnham, Called Home This
Death's messenger, who has been busy of late, laid his hand this morning
upon Mrs. Terzah Farnham, relict of the late Timothy Farnham. She had been
ailing only a few days, but owing to her advanced age, death was not unexpected.
She was the daughter of the late Marvin Willard and was born in New York
State 82 yeas ago. She was married there to her late husband and they came
to reside in Canada about fifty years ago, making their home in Canifton.
Mr. Farnham kept the toolgate at Canifton and was for many years the efficient
superintendent of county gravel roads, being succeeded by Mr. Bleecker.
The late Mrs. Farnham is survived by four sons and one daughter, Frank,
Timothy and Henry of Canifton, William of Bancroft and Mrs. Mattie Farley
The late Mrs. Farnham was widely known and highly esteemed for her many
good qualities. Kind, charitable and of a strong Christian spirit she will
long be missed by an unusually wide circle of friends.
Name: Doug Bigelow
Location: Central New York
Hello, I'm looking for info on: JOEL BIGELOW
, (son of JOTHAM &
MARY (RICHARDSON) BIGELOW was born 20 June 1752 at Holden, Worcester County,
MA. His father had early removed to Guilford,Windham County, VT. Joel settled
there, where he owned a large farm in the center of town, and where their
children were born.
(or) his son Jotham: Jotham 6 BIGELOW
, son of Joel 5 ( Jotham 4, John
3,Samuel 2, John 1) and Sarah (STOWELL ) BIGELOW, was
born at Guilford, Windham county, VT, 28 January 1784. He married (1) 01
January 1811 Celinda Bullock of Guilford. After her death, he married (2)
25 September 1824 Nancy Nichols. They moved from Guilford to Ellisburg, Jefferson
County, NY, where he was prominent in local affairs, and served in the State
Assembly 1837. He was a Supervisor at Ellisburg 1831-1836 and died 16 August
(or) his other son William M.
(I dont know much about him). William
is my 3x great-grandfather and I am guessing that he came to Ellisburg from
VT to work for his brother Jotham.
Joel was also a Col. in the militia during the Revolutionary War but thats
as much as I know about that.
I plan on vacationing in Guilford, VT next Sept to see what I can dig up
(not literally) on my ancestors who came from there.
Any help on any of these men would be greatly appreciated.
Rod Bigelow (Roger Jon12 BIGELOW)
Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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