1592.     Isaac4 BIGELOW, second child and first son of Isaac 3 (Samuel2, Johnl) and Mary (BOND) BIGELOW, was born 04 May 1713, at Colchester, New London, CT. He was married there 14 March 1734 to Abigail SKINNER, daughter of Ebenezer and Abigail (LORD) (see LORD Family Below) SKINNER. She was born at Colchester 09 July 1715 (see below for corrections). Isaac is found in town records as follows: town indigent, 31 weeks and 3 days; 06 February 1736 Isaac Sr. granted son Isaac 40 acres, part of the farm he now occupied [3:430]; 21 Oct 1740, Ephraim Wells and wife Elizabeth deeded to Isaac jr 7 acres [5:102]; 17 Jun 1747, William Harris deeded Isaac BIGELOW jr 52 rods of land [4:346]; 12 May 1752 Elisha BIGELOW to his brother Isaac, an exchange of land [62:65]; 20 May 1761, Isaac BIGELOW to David DAY, 118 acres [7:492].

     About 1761, in company with 150 other families, Isaac and his family, excepting daughters Abigail and Mary, and son Timothy, removed to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Isaac was an original proprietor there, but returned to New England at the outbreak of the American Revolution. Son Amasa and three married daughters remained in Nova Scotia. Isaac appears on the 1790 census at Chesterfield, Cheshire, NH. From town records at Keene, NH we learn that in 1792 Isaac and wife Abigail took a life-lease from Samuel Works of Westmoreland, of half a house in Chesterfield, also the yard and half the garden, with Works providing their firewood. We have no further mention of Isaac or wife Abigail after this date. Family tradition says he died suddenly while visiting son Addi in Barre, VT, but neither town nor cemetery records provide a clue.
1790 census: NH-Cheshire-Chesterfield-Isaac Bigelow: 1-0-1-0-0.

Children of Isaac and Abigail (SKINNER) BIGELOW, all born Colchester, New London co, CT:

15921.  Abigail  b 01 Jan 1735; d 01 Sep 1803 Colchester; m 24 Mar 1755 Daniel PRATT; res Colchester, CT. 9 children. 
15922.  Ann  b 07 Mar 1736; d _ allegedly in Nova Scotia; m 31 Jan 1760 (Colchester) Judah Wells; res Cornwallis, N.S. 3 known children, two of whom died young. 
15923.  Isaac b 17 Nov 1737; d after 1800, probably Franklin county, VT; m 5 Apr 1759 (Colchester) Mary Chamberlain; res Cornwallis, N.S.; Dummerston, VT; Franklin county, VT. 10 children. 
15924.  Timothy b 18 Nov 1739; d 12 Sep 1818 Tyringham, Berkshire, MA at the Shaker colony; m 2 Dec 1762 (Colchester) Rhoda Williams; res Bernardston & WiHiamston, MA, possibly Rl, then at Tyringham. Blacksmith by trade. Served in Rev War. 9 known children. 
15925.  Amasa  b 23 Dec 1741; d 18 Jan 1742
15926.  Mary b 02 Feb 1743; d 25 Oct 1773 East Haddam, CT; m 09 Sep 1761 (Colchester) Reuben Beebe, his first wife; res East Haddam. 6 children. 
15927.  Lydia  b 02 May 1745; d , either Nova Scotia or New Brunswick; m 30 Jan 1772 (Cornwallis) Ezra Pride. 7 children. 
15928.  Margaret b 02 Aug 1747; d 29 Jan 1842 Machias, ME; m 10 Oct 1765 (Cornwallis) Nathan Longfellow; res Cornwallis a number of years, then moved to ME during the Rev War. I I children. 
15929.  Jerusha b 08 Mar 1749; died ; m 4 Dec 1766 (Cornwallis) Andrew Newcomb; res Cornwallis, later moved to New Brunswick. 9 children. 
1592A  Ruby  ("Zubah" on baptismal and burial records), b 14 Dec 1750; d 05 June 1759
1592B.  Samuel b 01 Nov 1752; d 6 Mar 1830 Nantucket, Nantucket, MA; m 09 June 1799 (Nantucket) Mrs. Naomi Gardner. No issue. 
1592C.  Amasa b 11 Feb 1755; d before 1806 Cornwallis, N.S.; m 09 Nov 1773 (Cornwallis) Rosina Cone, her first husband; res Cornwallis. 11 children. 
1592D.  Addi b 18 Oct 1757; d before 1817 Franklin county, OH; m ?(1) Mary Nooney 21 Oct 1779 at Enfield, CT; (2) 29 July 1804 (Barre, VT) Zelinda Ingalls, her first husband; res Barre, VT, moving to Franklin county, OH ca 1813. 
5 known children, all by second wife. 
NOTE: Isaac Bigelow is said to have served thoughout the American Revolution in the colonial cause. If so, it would have been from New Hampshire. The editor has not yet found proof of the matter.

Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
civil and church records of Nova Scotia;
town or church records of places mentioned above;
town and church records of Colchester, CT;
censuses of states mentioned above;
correspondence with descendants.
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I pg 60-61;
Addendum Oct 2006;
Descendant note:
Thanks! Gleaned a few more dates. According to "Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Lord" by Kenneth
 Lord, Abigail Skinner's mother was not Abigail, but Sarah Lord, b. 1683 in East Haddam, CT., m. Ebenezer Skinner abt. 1702. All of their other children are listed, too. This is my line from John Bigelow: Bob Howe (12), Glen Howe(11), Jesse Howe (10), Maria Eaton-Howe (9), Wells Eaton (8), Judah Eaton (7) , Eunice Wells-Eaton (6), Ann Bigelow-Wells (5), Isaac Bigelow (4), Isaac Bigelow (3), Samuel Bigelow (2), John Bigelow(1). Welcome any question,comments, or correspondence. Thanks again. Enjoyed your site. Bob Howe email:
Descendant note:
I believe I have located a daughter of Addi Bigelow (son of Isaac Bigelow and Abigail Skinner)and his first wife,Mary Nooney, about whose marriage little is known.
Abigail Bigelow was born about 1780 in Montpelier, Vermont. She married Nathan Sisson II ( son of Nathan Sisson and Hannah Burdock) in Barre, Vt on April 24, 1803 (Addi Bigelow married his second wife in Barre, Vt. in 1804)
Abigail Bigelow Sisson died in Enfield Ct. , the same place where Addi and Mary Nooney were married. She named her second son, my ggg granfather, Addi Bigelow Sisson(b. 6-16-1805 in Wilbraham, Mass.) She and Nathan had 12
children.( Nathan Sisson II Died in Wilbraham, Mass and the widow moved to Enfield ,Ct.)
Circumstances , dates and locations seem to point to this Abigail Bigelow Sisson as being the daughter of Addi Bigelow and Mary Nooney. Do you have any other information on this marriage?
Sincerely,  J. Kelsey Abrams    E-mail   abrams@harborside

Descendant note:
My Bigelow family went to Nova Scotia in 1760. Isaac Bigelow and Abigail Skinner. Are these families listed in the information? Isaac was generation 4 and his son Amasa is gen 5. We have information on next generations down to gen 14. Haven't spent a great deal of time on your website yet. I put a notice on the Famuily Tree Maker "Message Board" listing the "New England Planters of Nova Scotia" and about 12 -14 couples of my lines who went there in 1760 or soon after. This brought out E-Mail from a 6th cousin also of the Isaac Bigelow and Abigail Skinner lines. I used to subscribe to the FORGE when in MI, and have a collection. Have the issues of the Ollerton Hall and Baguley Hall. Haven't worked on these lines for
 quite a while. I compiled the book "LOOMER FAMILIES AND ALLIED LINES" IN 1981, and for anyone who connects to the LOOMER and STRONG,EATON,RAND; BIGELOW and LYONS families of Nova Scotia, compiled a next book:
 "THE DESCENDANTS OF JEDEDIAH STRONG" 1989. 5 LOOMER married 5 STRONG , this book follows the LOOMER AND STRONG family through 14-15 generations, is 210 pages. Most of my Bigelow includes the information on the first 5 generations that you include. Glad to find you on Internet. Just been doing this scene for about 2 months. Genealogy since 1972. Retired, but active. This makes a GREAT HOBBY, but occupies a lot of TIME and EFFORT.
Nancy Hanson Owen      e-mail

Subject: Isaac Bigelow
Author: Winona K. Aastrup 
Date: 28 May 2003 1:44 AM GMT 
Surnames: Bigelow, Skinner, Kellogg, Bennett, Porter, Borst, Oliver, Cornell
   Isaac Bigelow b. 4 May 1713 Colchester, New London, CT, married Abigail Skinner, daughter of Ebenezer Skinner
  and Sarah Lord, 14 Mar 1734, Colchester, CT. They emigrated to Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia between
  1761 and 1762, where he was an original proprietor. They migrated to Chesterfield, Chesire Co., NH c.1775 and is
  "said to have served throughout the American Revolution in the colonial cause." He is listed in the 1790 NH census
  in Chesterfield Town, NH, and died after 1872 in Barre, Washington, VT, while visiting his son Addi.
  Seeking proof of his patriotic service in the colonial cause during the American Revolution.
Lord Family from Betty Andrews Storey:
Abigail Skinner was the dau of Ebenezer Skinner and Sarah Lord;
Ebenezer Skinner was born 23 April 1684 Malden, Suffolk co, MA, the son of Thomas and Mary (Pratt) Skinner; m 1700 Sarah Lord
Sarah Lord was born 1682/83 East Haddam, Middlesex co, CT, (d Nov 1775 Bolton, Hartford co, CT), the dau of William and Sarah (Brooks) Lord;
William Lord was born _ Oct 1643 Saybrook, Middlesex co, CT, (d 04 Dec 1696 East Haddam, Middlesex co, CT), the son of William and Hattie (Nickerson) Lord;
Sarah Brooks was born _ Dec 1661/62 Haddam, Middlesex co, CT, the dau of Thomas and Mary Alice (Spencer) Brooks; m 1677 E. Haddam, CT;
William Lord was born 27 Dec 1618 Towchester, Northton, England; (d 17 May 1678 Saybrook, Middlesex, CT); the son of Thomas and Dorothy (Bird) Lord; William m Abt 1641 Hattie Nickerson;
Thomas Lord was born Abt 1585 Towchester, Northton, England; the son of Richard and Joan Lord; Thomas m 20 Feb 1610/11 Dorothy Bird at Petersborough, N. Hampton, Eng;
Dorothy Bird,  b Abt. 25 May 1588 Towchester; d 1675 Hartford, Hartford co, CT), the dau of Robert and Amy Bird; (Robert b 1561; Amy b 1565; d 19 Apr 1625)
Richard Lord was born about 1555 at Towchester; and married Joan _____ ; who was born about 1559 at Towchester.

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