1518 Gershom 4 BIGELOW, eighth child and third son of John 3 (Samuel 2, John 1) and Jerusha (GARFIELD) BIGELOW, was born 13 November 1714 in Marlborough, Middlesex county, MA. He married, at unknown date, Mary HOWE, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca HOWE. She was born 30 June 1718, and died in Marlborough 09 June 1802. They lived on his father's homestead. He served as town selectman in 1763-64. He was a member of Capt. Abraham Williams' Co in 1757. He made his will 03 February 1800. It mentions sons Timothy arid Ivory, daughters Mary Howe and Anna Sherman. He died 03 January 1812.
l790 census: MA-Middlesex-Marlborough-Gershom Bigelow: 2-1-1-0-0.
Children of Gershom and Mary (HOWE) BIGELOW, all born in Marlborough, MA:
15181.t Timothy, b 01 Nov 1738: d 06 Nov 1817 Marlborough; m 07 Apr 1763 Miriam HOWE; res Marlborough. 6 children.
15182.t Ivory, b 07 Oct 1741: d 14 Feb 1804 Marlborough; m 13 Aug 1763 Sophia BANNISTER; res Marlborough. 13 children
15183.t Mary, b 10 Oct 1746; d 15 Aug 1810 Marlborough; m 28 May 1767 Artemas HOWE; res Marlborough. 12 children.
15184.t Anna, b 27 Apr 1749; death not known; m Jason SHERMAN (1745-1815), who served in Rev War. 4 known children.
Howe, Bigelow Family ofAmerica;
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 49-50;
Massachusetts vital records;
NSDAR records Jason Sherman.