Comfort 4 BIGELOW

1515.      Comfort 4 BIGELOW, fifth child, third daughter of John 3 ( Samuel 2, John 1), and Jerusha (GARFIELD) BIGELOW, was born 23 Sept 1707 in Marlborough, Middlesex co, MA. She was married on 26 Aug 1728 to Joseph BRIGHAM (his first wife), son of Gershom and Mehitable BRIGHAM of Marlborough. He was born 21 Apr 1706. She died 1750 in Marlborough, and he married (2) 1751 Mrs. Ruth (RICE) WARD, widow of Elisha WARD. Joseph BRIGHAM was 3 years a Selectman.
Children of Joseph and Comfort (Bigelow) Brigham, all born Marlborough:

15151      Mehetabel, b 14 July 1729; d ____ ; m 1749 Samuel JONES; they moved to Berlin, MA after the birth of one daughter:
           a. Mehetabel -- and no further info..
           b. Samuel (1725-1797)

15152      Sarah, b 13 May 1731; d ___ ; m 1755 Benjamin TAINTER, and res Shrewsbury.

15153      Lavinia, b 10 July 1733; d Aug 1784; m 12 Apr 1757 Thaddeus Howe of Marlborough, who d 19 Mar 1799 (age 66); he m (2) Mrs. Prudence HOLOMON of Bolton. Children of Lavinia:
           a. Susanna, b 12 June 1758; m Gershom RICE.
           b. Nanne, b 15 Feb 1760; m Jonas MORSE.
           c. Jonah, b 22 Feb 1762; m Betty CRANSTON.
           d. William, b 4 Dec 1764; m Elizabeth STOW.
           e. Lovina, b 23 Mar 1767; m Moses Sherman.
           f. Aaron, b 15 May 1770; m Sarah DANA; res Lunenburg, VT.
           g. Martha, b 5 Feb 1773; m Francis BARNARD.
           h. Stephen, b 10 Aug 1776.

15154      Joseph, b 14 June 1735; d 17 July 1743.

15155      Comfort, b 29 July 1737; d 17 July 1742.

15156      Martha, b 9 Sept 1739; m 20 July 1763 Daniel BARNES jr, son of Daniel and Jeruiah                 (EAGER) BARNES, and had:
           a. John, b 6 Nov 1763; m Sarah HOWE.
           b. Martha, b 9 May 1766; m Fortunatus BRIGHAM.

15157      Stephen, b 15 Oct 1741; m 1764 Jemima SNOW; said to res Boylston.

15158      Joseph, b 27 Sept 1743; m 11 Mar 1766 Lydia BARNES; res Marlborough.

15159      Comfort, b 26 Aug 1745; d 19 May 1771; m 14 Mar 1770 Daniel STEVENS, had:
           a. Samuel, b 21 Feb 1771.

1515A      Jonah, b 19 Nov 1747; d 1 Dec 1827; m 1771 Sarah WALKER; no issue.

Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 48-49;
Note from cousin:
Jerusha GARFIELD's mother has this link from Robert's work: Sarah GALE
I have been working on linking up some of my WARD, BRIGHAM and RICE connections the past few days. In linking up our Joseph BRIGHAM born 1706 to his great grandfather, Thomas BRIGHAM, I came across some interesting other links. Before he married Ruth RICE, she had been married to Elisha WARD, and that he had been married to Comfort BIGELOW.
Looking for verification of these facts I opened your site, among others, again and added Comfort's data along with that of her parents.
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