Gershom 4 BIGELOW

16B9     Gershom 4 BIGELOW, son of Gershom 3( Joshua2, John1), and Rachel (GALE) BIGELOW, was born at unknown date, presumably 1740's, in Sutton or Auburn, Worcester county, MA. His marriage as Gershom jr was recorded in Sutton 11 January 1770 to Lydia STOCKWELL. Also, he bought land in Sutton from David BALDWIN of Sudbury on 09 February 1769, and Gershom jr and wife Lydia sold a tract of land to James McFarland 07 January 1783. Gershom appears as head-of family on the censuses of 1790 and 1800, at Royalston in northern Worcester county on the NH border, after which he is no longer on census. His children's births were recorded in the 1770's at Royalston. His widow Lydia was head-of-family on the 1810 and 1820 censuses, and died 20 August 1827, age not stated, at Royalston.
1790 census: MA-Worcester-Royalston-Gershom Bigelow: l-0-4-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Bigelow, Gershom, Jr. Private, Capt David Chadwick's co.; payroll for 5 days service, agreeable to resolve of Sept.23, 1777; marched to Bennington on an alarm.

Known children of Gershom and Lydia (STOCKWELL) BIGELOW, born Royalston, Worcester county, MA:

16B91.      Lydia, b 28 Nov 1770; d _____ ; m 02 May 1791 Moses WALKER. 7 children.

16B92.      Susanna, b 22 Aug 1772; d 08 Oct 1775.

16B93.      John, b 06 June 1774; d 19 Oct 1775.

16B94.      Susanna, b 09 Jan 1777; m 07 Jan 1802 Amariah THAYER of Heath.

16B95.      Rebecca, b 18 Nov 1778; m 29 Nov 1798 Elihu SMITH of Athol.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.78-79;
Howe, Bigelow Family ofAmerica;
vital records Sutton, Auburn, Royalston, MA;
censuses 1790, 1800, etc. of MA.
Auburn deaths page 91; Bigelow, Gershom, Feb 2, 1789, a. 92;

Modified - 10/23/2011
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