# 16314.       Ezra 5 son of David 4,(Lt. John3, Joshua2, John1) BIGELOW and Editha (DAY) BIGELOW was born 10 Apr 1736 in Colchester, New London, CT. He married (1) 01 September 1755 Hannah STRONG, daughter of Josiah and Hannah (FULLER) STRONG; she was born 08 June 1734 Colchester, and died there 27 September 1778. Hannah (STRONG)'s mother, Hannah (FULLER), was a descendant of Edward FULLER who was a Mayflower Passenger.
Ezra married (2) 06 May 1779 Lois HORTON. He was surveyor of highways in 1787.
     About 1803 Ezra exchanged land in what is now Livingston county, NY belonging to Gen. Wadsworth, with his own lands, and removed thither with sons Ira, Enos, and Joseph.{It was called Ontario county.}ROD visited Geneseo in the fall of 1997 and found no evidence of Ezra (5), either in graveyards or local historians.
     Ezra drew up a will on 05 July 1806, and it was probated Ontario county NY 15 Aug 1808. He was then a resident of Geneseo. He named his son Joseph as executor, and mentions in addition, his wife Lois, sons Ezra, Ira, Josiah, and Enos, daughters Hannah STAPLES and Lovina "Rollo" ROWLEY.
      1790 census: CT-New London-Colchester-Ezra Bigelow: 2-1-2-0-0.

Children of Ezra and Hannah (STRONG) BIGELOW, all born Colchester (some family records appear in church records of Westchester parish of Colchester):

16314.1t      Ezra, born 15 Jan 1757; died circa 1806 Plattsburgh, Clinton,NY; Married 21 Aug 1781 Rachel WHEELER; resided Manchester,VT and Plattsburgh,NY. Both buried in Schuyler Falls, Clinton co, NY.10 children, of whom 7 identified by Bible inscriptions in daughter Mercy's Bible.

16314.2t      Hannah, born 10 Apr 1759; died 18 Jan 1816 Colchester; married 22 Sept 1778 Elijah STAPLES Jr.

16314.3t      Lovina, born 10 May 1761; died_______; married 09 Apr 1787 Zachariah ROWLEY. He served Revolutionary War, and NSDAR has records of some children.

16314.4t      Ira, born 19 May 1763; died 29 Aug 1823 Livonia, Livingston co, NY; married 10 June 1784 Rachel ALLEN; resided NY after 1807; served Revolutionary War. 9 children.

16314.5t      Josiah, born 05 May 1763; died 14 Jan 1838 Brookfield, Orange co, VT; married 16 Sept 1784 Lucy WATERS; resided Brookfield after 1786; was Rev. War soldier, and widow claimed pension. 8 children.

16314.6       Alfred,  born at Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut and died young 16 Mar 1769 at Colchester.

16314.7       Enos, baptized 09 Oct 1776; resided NY 1816; m (1) _____ who died 13 Feb 1802, and m (2) 09 Mar 1803 Thankful FREEMAN.

16314.8       Joseph, baptized 09 Oct 1776 with brother Enos; resided NY 1810; m unknown date, Anna McCALL. There is a record of a Joseph Bigelow in the Geneseo area. This may be he?  ROD 6/1998

16314.9      Calvin, baptized 16 Aug 1778; died 1778 Colchester.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 162.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 136-137
Barbour, Index of Vital Record;
Colchester and Westchester parish records.
(not always in concordance with Barbour)
censuses 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820 CT, VT, and NY;
probate records Clinton and Ontario co,NY
National Archives pension application Josiah Bigelow;
NSDAR Records Zechariah ROWLEY;
Bible Records Isaac and Mercy (BIGELOW) RICE;
Colchester town historian and Brookfield,VT town clerk;
cemetery inscriptions Colchester, Geneseo, and Brookfield.
Note from Charles E. Dame email  103616.2530@CompuServe.com
also a descendant of Edward Fuller.
Descendant note:  Michael Bigelow   email  Porky906@aol.com
I  just located your article of Ezra 5 Bigelow and I believe I am a direct decendant of him - information I received from Pat Bigelow in 1984.  Where things tend to be a little gray is with one of his sons (either Enos or Joseph).  Do you have any additional information on them?  In particular, I am trying to determine which gentleman is the father of Alfred Bigelow (1795-1860's).  Alfred married Susanna Murlin and lived in Kentucky.
Again, just wanted to say hello and I appreciated your information/article on Ezra.
Michael Bigelow  email  Porky906@aol.com
6269 Egypt Valley Ave., NE
Rockford, MI  49341.
Answer:  Alfred 7 Bigelow 16314.61 is listed on page 239 as the son of Joseph 6, Ezra 5 etc.; but no extra info on Joseph. I will try to put up link to Alfred soon.....ROD 6/15/98

Modified - 04/21/2023
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