1695 Col. Timothy 4 BIGELOW, fifth child of Daniel 3, ( Joshua
2, John 1) BIGELOW and
Elizabeth (WHITNEY) BIGELOW, was born Worcester, Worcester co, MA
on 02 August 1739. He married, on 01 July 1762, Anna ANDREWS, daughter of
Samuel and Anna (RANKIN) ANDREWS, born 11 April 1747 At Worcester. At the
time of her marriage she was an orphan and had inherited a considerable fortune.
Her maternal grandparents were James and Rachel Rankin, immigrants from Ireland
with the Scots Presbyterians of 1718. Her father Samuel Andrews established
a tannery in Worcester, and built the Bigelow
Mansion opposite Courthouse Square. See link below for Roll of Capt. Timothy Bigelow's
In the Colony Service
Bigelow Mountain in Maine, the same that he climbed, is named for Timothy;
its possession is now disputed by both Whites and Indians.
see - article about the Monument at the foot of Bigelow Mountain in Maine.
THE BIGELOWS [9-98]
The Bigelows of western Maine,
‘twill take a chapter in my book,
A story yet untold.
I’ll write about the mountains
With birch and fir and spruce.
You’ll read about the porcupine,
The beaver and the moose.
I’ll write so vivid you will
The calling of the loon.
Across the silent, high-held ponds,
Pure diamonds in the moon.
You’ll understand why *Percival
And †Myron loved this place.
I’ll paint in words, a picture,
Of its majesty and grace.
And when you go to close the
And put it on the shelf—
‘twill haunt you till you’ve
*PERCIVAL PROCTOR BAXTER 1876-1969—A native and former
Governor of Maine, gave the land now known as Baxter State Park, location
of Mt. Katahdin, to the people of Maine. Percival loved the Bigelows.
†MYRON HALIBURTON AVERY—1899-1952—A native/resident of
Maine all his life. Myron most single-handedly built the Appalachian
Trail. He, too, loved the Bigelows. A 4000-footer in the Bigelow
Range is named in his honor.
LITTLE BIGELOW [10-98]
I stand on Little Bigelow
In all its
While all around, vast wilderness
Is all that I can see.
Once lived a man who loved
Than anyone I know.
Tears cloud my view of Avery Peak,
From Little Bigelow.