Daniel 5 BIGELOW

12A31.    Daniel 5 BIGELOW, son of Daniel 4 (Daniel 3,Jonathan2, John1) and Abigail ( ____ ) BIGELOW, was born in Hartford, Hartford county, CT, and baptised there 03 September 1749. Like his father, he early went to sea, and during the Revolution was second in command of the Ranger, at the time of its refitting for war service (John Paul Jones was to become its captain). At the close of the war, on 29 September 1782 in Boston, he married Mary JEPSON, of whom we have no information save that she was born about 1767 (either an inaccurate birth date or a very early marriage). Daniel followed the sea all his life, applying for a military pension in his old age. He was rejected on account of lack of proof. His obituary ran in the Boston papers on 03 February 1830, referring to his recent death in Boston.
1790 census: CT-Hartford-Hartford-Daniel Bigelow: l-0-1-0-0.

Only known child of Daniel and Mary (JEPSON) Bigelow:

12A31.1   Daniel, b ca 1786; he was a sailor like his father, and at the time of his death (obit of 11 Oct 1806) was mate of the brig Truxton; he died in Havana, Cuba, unmarried.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.93;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
articles on ship Ranger and on Capt. John Paul Jones;
pension application R828;
Bigelow Soc Lib pension doc: dated 04 Sept 1819; Note requesting him to return his declaration to the War Dept.
newspaper obits of Boston newspapers;
early Boston marriages.

Modified - 12/11/2010
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