Eleazer 3 BIGELOW

16C    Eleazer 3 BIGELOW , twelfth child, eleventh son of Joshua 2, (John 1), and Elizabeth (FLAGG) BIGELOW, was born 14 Mar 1705 in Watertown, Middlesex co, MA. He was married 24 November 1724 in Watertown to Mary FISKE.
     Bond says Mary FISKE is probably the daughter of William and Hannah (SMITH) FISKE of Watertown. Eleazer's marriage is recorded also in Weston as Eleizer to Mary SMITH. Perhaps she resided with, or was adopted by some of her mother's relations in Weston, and was known there as Smith, says Bond. She was admitted from Watertown to Weston church 1723-4 as "Mary FISKE, alias SMITH," giving further confirmation of Bond's supposition.
     They lived a number of years in Watertown, but in 1742 ( 09 June) they removed with Eleazer's father to Narragansett #2, now known as Westminster in Worcester county, and became one of the earliest settlers in that town. He drew up his will 30 April 1758, and named his wife Mary, sons Benjamin, Elisha, Jabez, and Joshua; daughters, Mary, Ann, and Esther, and appointed Joshua as executor. To Benjamin he gave Lot No. 6, to Elisha Lot No. 18, and two meadow lots; to Jabez, Lot No. 44, and to Joshua the remainder of his estate after all other debts are paid. He died 24 April 1752; his wife Mary died in Westminster 23 February 1777.

Known children of Eleazer and Mary (FISKE) BIGELOW:

16C1      Benjamin, b 13 Oct 1725 Watertown, MA; d before 1790 Portsmouth, NH; m 13 June 1751 (Woburn, MA) Mary WYMAN; res Portsmouth; 1 son, 2 known daughters.

16C2      Elisha, b 11 Jan 1728 Watertown, MA; d 1 Feb 1814 Westminster, MA; m 01 Dec 1757 Sarah GOODRIDGE; res Westminster; 8 children.

16C3       Mary, b 13 Sept 1730; no death date; m 16 Apr 1761 Gideon SMITH.

16C4       Joshua, b 12 Apr 1733; d after 1800 Lebanon, Columbia, NY; m 11 Apr 1764 (Westminster) Marjory KNOWLTON; res Westminster and Lebanon; served in Revolutionary War; 8 children.

16C5      Jabez, b 19 Dec 1736 Watertown; d 13 Aug 1822 Westminster, MA; m 05 Oct 1760 (Shrewsbury) Deborah KNOWLTON; res Westminster; 10 children.

16C6       Ann, b 30 May 1740; no death date; m 11 Sept 1760 Samuel TITUS, of Ipswich, now called Winchendon, MA.

16C7       Esther, b 22 Mar 1744 Westminister; d ___ 1831, place not stated; m 21 Apr 1768 Moses THURSTON of Newbury, MA.

Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 36-37;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Bond, Genealogies and History of Watertown;
Revolutionary War records;
History of Portsmouth, NH;
vital records of various MA towns;
census 1790, 1800 MA & NY.

Modified - 10/22/2005
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