Photo above is headstone that reads:
"In Memory of Mrs Editha
wife of Mr. David Bigelow
who died Jan 19th 1746 in
41st year of her age
--------------to the life"
There may have been stones on either side David?, but now gone.(see below)

  1631   David 4 oldest son of Lt. John 3, (Joshua 2,John 1) BIGELOW and Hannah______, born before 22 September 1706 Hartford, Hartford, CT. Baptized on 22 September 1706. (27 Sept 1706 another source)( It was the custom to baptise infants on the Sunday following birth.) When he was an infant, the family moved to Colchester, New London, CT.
      Married (1) 11 December 1729- see below)  Editha (Edith) DAY, daughter of John and Grace SPENCER DAY, who was born 10 September 1705, and died 19 January 1746 in Colchester,New London, CT. Picture above taken 10/20/95 at Cemetery Rd. Cemetery, near Marlborough. They had 8 children.
     Married (2) 21 January 1747 Mrs. Mary (Mercy) LEWIS, widow of Rev. Judah LEWIS, and daughter of Stephen and Lydia (BELDING) KELLOGG. She was born 30 October 1709. 4 children. She died 05 January 1795. David died 02 June 1799, both in Colchester, New London, CT. They lived in that part of Colchester which was later set off as the town of Marlborough.

Children of David BIGELOW by first wife Editha, all born Colchester:

16311     Hannah, b 11 Nov 1730; d 01 June 1806 Cambridge, Washington co, NY. m 13 Feb 1751 Barrett PHELPS; resided Hebron,CT and Cambridge, NY. 15 children.

16312     David, b 07 May 1732; d 06 Oct 1820 Marlborough, CT; m (1) 17 June 1762 Patience FOOTE; (2) Priscilla (AMES) STRONG; res. Marlborough, CT. 8 children.

16313     Amasa, b 3 Sep 1733; d 12 Mar 1811 Brookfield, Orange co, VT; m 31 Dec 1754, Jemina STRONG; res Brookfield, VT from 1780's on. 13 children all born CT.

16314     Ezra5 , b 10 Apr 1736; died unknown date, but will probated 1808 at Geneseo, NY; m (1) 1 Sep 1755 Hannah STRONG; (2) 6 May 1779 Lois HORTON. Lived Colchester to 1806, then NY state. 9 children.

16315     Daniel, b 25 May 1738;d 11 Nov 1822 Marlborough,CT;m(1) 8 Jan 1761 Mary BRAINARD; (2) 11 Jun 1778 Sarah F. (CHAPMAN) INGHAM; res Marlborough. 14 children.

16316     Eli, b 25 Aug 1739; died 10 Aug 1751.

16317     Azariah, b 26 Dec 1741; died 5 Feb 1812 Marlborough; m 26 Mar 1767 Margaret FOOTE; res Colchester. 6 sons.

16318     Editha, b 16 Mar 1744; res Haddam,CT.

Children of David BIGELOW by second wife, Mercy (Mary Kellogg Lewis -see below), also born Colchester:

16319     Stephen, b 27 Oct 1747; d 13 Sep 1748.

1631A    Stephen, b 5 Jun 1749; d 5 Aug 1751.

1631B    Moses, b 4 Oct 1750; d 23 Dec 1750.

1631C    Mercy, b 23 Nov 1753; d 3 Aug 1832 Norwich,VT; m 12 Nov 1772 Joseph LOVELAND; res Colchester & Norwich. 13 children.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 68.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Barbour, Index of CT Vital Record;
Charles R. Hale, CT Cemetery and Newspaper Obit Listings;
Phelps genealogy;
Vital records VT & NY;
Kellogg Genealogy;
Wm.H.B. Bigelow, Genealogy of a Branch of Bigelow Family, 1877.
Subject: Mercy (Mary) Kellogg
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 21:39:09 -0800
From:  "  Leonard F. Raab  " <  lenraab@dreamsoft.com  >
Enjoying your web pages. Am a descendant of Lt Joseph Kellogg and Abigail Terry through Stephen Sr. My records are his sister's name who married David Bigelow is Mercy. Dates are all the same. My info came from several genealogies of the family and no sister of the name Mary is listed. However, I never checked this info against "Kelloggs in the Old World and New" Is this where you obtained her to be name Mary?
As I looked through your other pages I found that David's wife is listed as "Mary (Mercy)" on his father's page. On this page it reads that David and Mercy had no children, but on David's page it lists they had 4 children. Hate it when that happens. After a 500+ page book I did of my family and a 300+ page book for my wife's family - I found similar contradictions. Such fun.
Posted by: Barbara Hemphill (Bigelow)     kbhemphill@hotmail.com
at Genforum; Date: July 14, 2001 at 07:05:22
I am looking for a link of a david bigelow son of john and hannah(elise) batised 9/27/1706 married edith day 12/11/1729

Editha (Day) Bigelow                                                                Recently found headstone of David in pieces                              David's Stone?

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