1516 Freedom 4 BIGELOW, daughter of John 3 (Samuel 2, John 1 ) and Jerusha (GARFIELD) BIGELOW was born 14 Feb 1710 at Marlborough, Middlesex co, MA. She was married there 7 Jun 1732 to John BOWKER jr, son of John and Ruth (HOWE) BOWKER. He was born ca 1710 in Westborough, MA. They lived first at Westborough, then at Shrewsbury a number of years, and in the early 1740's moved to Southborough, all in Worcester county. We have no death dates for either John or Freedom.
Children of John and Freedom (BIGELOW) BOWKER were:
15161. Silas, b 29 May 1733 Westborough; d 1 Apr 1820 Royalston, MA; m 29 Nov 1759 (Marlborough) to Bethiah WARD, daughter of Mary BIGELOW-1531.
15162. Elizabeth, b 9 Feb 1735 Shrewsbury; d ____ ; m 9 Mar 1754 Nathaniel EAGER.
15163. John, b 26 Aug 1736 Shrewsbury; d ____ ; m 1768 Elizabeth ______ . John BOWKER married Elizabeth WILDER 27 Apr 1768. She was the daughter of Charles and Martha (SAWYER) WILDER.(see below)
15164. Sarah, b 5 Aug 1738 Shrewsbury; d 6 Aug 1742 Shrewsbury.
15165. Benjamin, b 26 Dec 1740 Shrewsbury; d 9 Aug 1742 Shrewsbwy.
15166. Solomon, b 25 Mar 1743 Southborough; no deathdate; m (1)Mary Weeks 21 Aug 1770, and (2) Dorothy Barnes 29 Aug 1771. (see below)
15167. Persis, b 13 Oct 1744 Southborough; m Jabez Fairbanks of Sterling, 28 Feb 1792. (see below)
15168. Ezekiel, b 23 Dec 1746 in Boyleston or Southborough; d 17 Nov 1834--where?; m 10 July 1788 Mary Wilder. (see below)
15169. John, bapt 1748 Southborough.
1516B. Jonathan?(Jotham), bapt 1751; no death date; m Betty Whitney.
Note: from Laurie Hayward
3/12/98 I am descended from Freedom Bigelow, daughter of
John and Jerusha Garfield. I thought you might like some of
the information I have uncovered on that line.
From the Petersham, Worcester County, records I found that John BOWKER (5) married Elizabeth WILDER 27Apr1768. She was the daughter of Charles and Martha (SAWYER) WILDER.
Their daughter, Freedom BOWKER (6), born 2 Feb1769 Petersham, married Moses LOVETT, son of James and Elizabeth (DAVENPORT) LOVETT. They lived in Paxton, MA.
Moses LOVETT fought in the Am. Revolution. Moses and Freedom LOVETT had a son, Samuel LOVETT (7), who , in turn had a son, Samuel Pike LOVETT (8), whose daughter, Dora LOVETT (9) was my great grandmother.
SOURCES: Howe, Bigelow Family ofAmerica;
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 49.
My research in Mass showed that Ezekiel Bowker, son of John and Freedom, married Mary Wilder, 10 Jul 1788. I also had Ezekiel having been born in Boyleston. Your Jonathan? I had as Jotham. Solomon married (1)Mary Weeks 21 Aug 1770, and (2) Dorothy Barnes 29 Aug 1771. Persis married Jabez Fairbanks of Sterling, 28 Feb 1792. I am descended from a cousin, Silas Bowker who married Esther Hobbs. Esther Hobbs was also descended from the Bigelows.
Gordon L. Mitchell email: email@example.com .....ROD 5/21/98