Sgt. Isaac 3 BIGELOW

This photo shows headstones of the Isaac 3 Bigelow family. The large stone to the far right is John Smith jr., son of Capt. John and Mrs. Temperence Smith. The stone to the left is Miss Lydia Bigelow; dau of Elisha and Mary Bigelow; died May 16, 1745(this matches Bigelow Society information for daughter of Isaac); left is Samuel; son of Elisha and Mary Bigelow; drowned at 21 on Jun 5, 1745 (this also fits son of Isaac); left is Mrs Mary Bigelow; wife of Elisha; died Jan 1765 (fits Mary Kilborn, first wife of Elisha 4); and last stone to the left is Elisha or Isaac (mostly unreadable, on 10/20/95 when I visited this site, probably Isaac, as Elisha died in NY); there is another small stone directly behind Elisha or Isaac, sort of leaning to the left, that says in memory of Mrs Deborah Bigelow; wife of Mr. Elisha Bigelow;(this must also be the second wife of Elisha 4; Deborah Chapman

159   Sgt. Isaac 3 BIGELOW, son of Samuel 2, John1, and Mary (FLAGG) BIGELOW, was born in Watertown, Middlesex county, MA, 19 March 1691. He was married, in Watertown, 29 Decembeer 1709 to Mary BOND, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Woolson/Woolsom) BOND. She was baptized 07 December 1690 in Watertown. They soon moved to Colchester, CT; land records show that he bought land there 23 March 1712, and was admitted as an inhabitant 05 January 1717. He held various offices in Colchester: tax collector 1724; way warden 1725, 1732, 1733, 1734, 1737, 1740, 1742, 1745, 1751; howard 1726; grand juryman 1732, 1737; surveyor 1751; lister 1751. He was a member of the local militia and in 1744 was commissioned a sergeant by the governor of the province. Colchester First church records show Isaac Bigelow & wife were admitted prior to 1733 (early records of Mr. Bulkeley's pastorale are lost.).

     Rose, a "servant" of Isaac Bigelow, was baptized 09 June 1745; and Robin, Negro child owned by Isaac Bigelow, baptized 10 May 1747.

     His will is dated 17 November 1749. In it he mentions his wife Mary, and bequeaths to her one-third the personal estate, and "the use of one'half the howse, whichever end she chuse" for her lifetime or as long as she remain his widow; also the use of one-half the barn. To son Elisha he gave the Negro boy named Robbins. Additionally he mentioned son Isaac, daughters Mary Fitch, Mary Waters, Hannah Clark, Abigail Fowler, and Sarah Skinner. The estate was valued at L 2087- 11-9. Isaac died in Colchester 11 September 1751; his widow Mary died on 09 July 1775.

Children of Isaac and Mary (Bond) Bigelow were all born Colchester, New London, CT:

1591      Mercy, b 23 July 1711; d "three months after."

1592      Isaac, b 04 May 1713; d after 1792, traditionally in Barre, VT while visiting a son; m 14 Mar 1734 Abigail Skinner; res Colchester CT; Cornwallis (near Canning) Nova Scotia; Chesterfield NH. 13 children.

1593      Mercy, also known as Mary, b 04 Feb 1715; made will 04 May 1789; inventory taken 05 June 1794, and probated 15 Apr 1796; m, date unknown, Lemuel Fitch, son of Daniel and Mary (Sherwood) Fitch, who d 16 Aug 1757; res Colchester; her will mentions 2 daughters.

1594      Mary, b 31 July 1719; d ; m, unknown date, L. Waters (taken from town records).

1595      Hannah, b 02 Oct 1721; d 05 Apr 1771 Colchester; m 24 Apr 1746 Roger Clark; res Colchester. No surviving issue.

1596      Abigail, b 13 Apr 1723; d 09 June 1796 Lebanon, CT; m 18 Dec 1745 (Colchester) Capt. Adijah Fowler, Rev War soldier, res Lebanon. 7 children.

1597      Samuel, b 21 Dec 1724; d 05 Jun 1745 Colchester; unmarried; he drowned at the age of 21 according to his headstone above.

1598      Sarah allegedly died at 3 months, but possibly confused with child Mercy.

1599      Sarah, b 27 June 1727; d 10 Dec 1814 Colchester; m 10 June 1746 (town recs) or 23 June 1746 (church recs) Noah Skinner; res Colchester. 11 children.

159A      Lydia, b 22 Apr 1729; d 16 May 1745 Colchester; unmarried.

159B      Elisha, b 14 Apr 1731; d 1804 Cooperstown, Otsego co, NY; m (1) 25 May 1751 Mary KILBORN, who d (Jan?)1765; m (2) 02 Oct 1765 Deborah CHAPMAN, who d 1773; m (3) 03 Aug 1773 Thankful Beebe; res Colchester and East Haddam, CT; then Springfield, NY after 1793. Total 22 known children.

Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.31;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
land records Otsego co, NY;
Colchester East Haddam vital records and cemetery inscriptions Colchester;
censuses VT & NH;
VT vital records & cemetery records;
Nova Scotia civil and church records;

Modified - 06/15/2011
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