16C23 Ephraim 5
BIGELOW, son of Elisha 4
and Sarah (GOODRIDGE)
BIGELOW, was born 08 August 1761 at Westminster, Worcester county,
He served in the Revolution, and was a private in Capt. Elisha
Co. in 1777. His intention-of- marriage was filed 14 December 1788 at
He married Lydia Johnson, parents and dates unknown. Both Ephraim and
were living in 1803.
1790 census: MA-Worcester-Westminster-Ephraim Bigelow: l-l-4-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail or Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, Ephraim, Westminster. Private, Capt. Elisha Jacksons co.; marched to East Hoosick Aug.22, 1777, under Command of Maj. Bridge, on the alarm of the battle of Bennington and there dismissed; service, 10 days.
Children of Ephraim and Lydia (Johnson) Bigelow, all born Westminster, Worcester Co, MA:
16C23.1 Susanna, b 17 Mar
1787; d _____ ; m (?date) James Bean.
16C23.2t Moses, b 06 Aug 1788; d 21 July 1864 Augusta, St. Charles co, MO; m 02 Aug 1821 Perthena (Bryan) Bryan. [County history in MO states he was from PA, son of Zachariah Bigelow, but his descendants have joined NSDAR, offering proof that Ephraim was Moses' father.] 6 children.
16C23.3 Sarah, b 25 July 1790; d ; m (?date) Samuel Noyes.
16C23.4 Lucy, b 25 July 1792; d _____ ; m 17 Apr 1815 Nathan Elick.
16C23.5t Benjamin Goodridge, b 08 Aug 1794; d 22 Feb 1870 Dundee, IL; m _____ 1823 Mary Mathews; res Ryegate, VT. 4 children.
16C23.6t Rufus, b 19 Aug 1796; d 06 Nov 1835 Lyndon, VT; m (1) 21 Dec 1827 Sally Pillsbury, and (2) 02 Feb 1834 Nancy Prescott. 3 children.
16C23.7t Samuel, b 15 May 1799; d 22 July 1880 Lyndon, VT; m (?date) Sally Davis; res Lyndon, VT. 2 children.
16C23.8 Lydia Louisa, b 06 May 1801; d ____ ; m at Wheelock, VT 29 Sep 1831 John Drown.
16C23.9 Caroline, b 31 May 1803; d _____ ; m 19 Sep 1830 Hiram Melvin (VT).
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.181;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 149-150;
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution;
History of St. Charles co, MO;
vital records MO, VT, and MA;
correspondence with descendants of Moses Bigelow;
cemetery records Lyndon, VT.