Ebenezer 3 BIGELOW

16A    Ebenezer 3 BIGELOW , tenth child, ninth son of Joshua 2, (John 1), and Elizabeth (FLAGG) BIGELOW, was born 04 September 1698 in Watertown, Middlesex co, MA. He was married 29 May 1720 to Hannah BROWNE, daughter of Abraham and Mary (HYDE) BROWNE (see below), born 05 October 1699 at Watertown. He was a carpenter by trade. His father sold him a piece of land in Weston 07 October 1717. He lived in Weston a short time, then moved to Worcester, then later to Newton, and by 1740 was living in Waltham. Family tradition says he died in Cuba (see below). We find few records for his children, whose dates are taken mostly from baptismal records. Bond's history of Watertown states that Ebenezer's wife Hannah died 03 November 1775, but gives no town. It is unusual that so few of the children can be located on the 1790 census, implying fairly early deaths.

Children of Ebenezer and Hannah (BROWNE) BIGELOW:

16A1+      Ebenezer, b 23 Jan 1721 Weston; d between 1756 and 1758 on the expedition to Canada; m (1) Oct or Nov 1746 Anna HARRIS, and (2) Dec 1748 widow Hepsibeh DUFORE; res Lancaster, MA; 4 children.

16A2        Josiah, b 01 Aug 1722 Worcester; died young.

16A3        Hannah, b 07 Feb 1724 Worcester.

16A?        Debra Bigelow, daughter of Ebenezer 3 ( Joshua 2, John 1) and Hannah (Browne) Bigelow, was born between 1724 and 1730. She married (about 1740's) Joel Pringle (Prindle?), born in New Haven, CT 1725 and moved to Danbury at a young age.  He did eventually have land in Skenesborough (Whitehall), NY.  He and his children came to the Kingston area as United empire Loyalists.  Debra died age 65 years, 8 mo., 8 da., and is buried in the Loyalist cemetery at Adolphustown, Ontario. (see below)

16A4        Moses, bapt 03 May 1730; unknown death date; m 15 June 1756 Mary HAMMOND; res at one time in Watertown; 4 perhaps, 5 children.

16A5+      Hopestill, bapt 03 June 1731; d 1790's Whitehall, Washington co, NY; m Esther BENEDICT; res Danbury, CT; Tyringham, MA; and Whitehall, NY; Possibly 9                  children, only 6 being named in Bigelow genealogy.

16A6       Silence, b 01 Sept 1732; d 11 Sept 1811 Bridgeport, ME; m John DAVENPORT;
                Large family.

16A7       Joshua, b bapt 15 Apr 1733.

16A8       Abraham, bapt 26 May 1734.

16A9       Elijah, bapt 26 May 1734.

16AA      Josiah, bapt 13 June 1736.

16AB      Samuel, bapt 28 May 1738; m 01 Jan 1765 Elizabeth HUBBARD. 1 known daughter.

16AC      Benoni, b 21 Oct 1740 Waltham.

Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 35-36;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records various MA towns;
1790 census NY, MA etc;
Benedict Genealogy;
Bond, Genealogies and History of Watertown.

From: Sandi Lewis Malburg  < sandi_malburg@yahoo.com >
My name is Sandi Lewis - Malburg.  I am a decendent of Ebenezer Bigelow (see below)
Sandi > Elgin G. Lewis > Hazel Jones-Lewis> Philip Jones> Mary Jane Dafoe - Jones> Conrad Dafoe> Lois Prindle(Pringle)-Dafoe> Debra 4 (Bigelow) Pringle> Ebenezer 3 Bigelow,   Joshua 2, (John 1)
Any ways, most of the family histories say that Ebenezer is said to have died in Cuba.   I found two sources that show he was in the Colonial Military and in fact died in the Battle of Ticonderoga in the French and Indian War.   Please see attached.
I have no  idea where he is buried, in  those day they sometimes buried the dead on the battlefield.   I haven't gotten that far.  But I wanted to share these sources to prove what I'm saying.   I know there are more than two Ebenezer's but the dates and places fit.  Abecrombie went into that battle with 15000 troops and lost 2000 in the fight. 
Now if I could just find burials!!!! 

From Lawson files:

Hannah - b. Oct. 5, 1699, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 3, 1775. Married May 24, 1720 Ebenezer BIGELOW (b. Sep. 4, 1698), son of Joshua BIGELOW and Elizabeth FLAGG.
Children of Hannah and Ebenezer BIGELOW:
Ebenezer married first Anna HARRIS, and second Mrs. Hepsibeh DUFORE;
Josiah died young; Hannah;
Moses married Mary HAMMOND;
Hopestill married Esther BENEDICT;
Silence married John DAVENPORT;
Samuel married Elizabeth HUBBARD;

Sources;  Howe, "Bigelow Family of America"; Lancaster vital records.
Note:  Debra was added temporarily--awaiting information from Estelle and Richard at rhoward@netinc.ca after 12 Feb 1999 e-mail received from Estelle. Sent her Ebenezer's descendancy chart and Family report, including Hopestill, whose account mentions Prindle's having cared for his children as, distant relatives.  Hopestill's wife's sister, Eunice, married William Prindle.... Debra Bigelow, (who would be sister of Hopestill) married Joel Prindle.
Estelle's address is:  148 Cleary Avenue, Dunnville, Ontario N1A  1A3.
Correct line per e-mail from Estelle 2/22/1999.
QUERY from April 97 Forge:
I am trying to trace Debra BIGELOW, born 1725 either in NY or Conn., married Joel PRINDLE in 1745. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
CONTACT:            Candace E Bukley
                               4209 Crest Place
                               Ellicott City, MD 21043
                               eMail: jbcb@sprynet .com

Modified - 09/01/2012
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