15923.    Isaac 5 BIGELOW, third child, first son of Isaac 4 ( Isaac 3, Samuel2, John l) and Abigail (Skinner) Bigelow, was born 17 November 1737 at Colchester, New London, CT. He was admitted as a freeman 09 April 1759. During the French-and-Indian-War he served as follows: in 1755 in the 4th Regt, 3rd Co under Major William Whiting of Norwich from 06 Sept to 13 Dec; in 1756 in the 4th Regt, 4th Co. under Capt. Edmund Wells of Hebron as drummer between 19 May and 20 Oct; in 1758 again as drummer in the 2nd Regt, 12th Co, under Capt. Henry Champion of Colchester between 07 Apr and 07 Nov; and 1760 , as Corporal in 2nd Regt, 10th Co, under Capt. Peleg Redfield of Killingsworth. He is alleged to have been in the Continental service in 1777, but we fail to find a record.
     Isaac married on 05 April 1759 Mary Chamberlain (see below), daughter of Freedom and Mary (Soule) Chamberlain. She was born in 1738 at Colchester. The same year Isaac's father deeded him 13 acres in Colchester, the same tract transferred later that year to James Wells. About 1761 Isaac and family moved to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, where they lived a number of years. Land records of 1767 and 1769 show his ownership of a small farm. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Isaac and family returned to New England. In 1790 and 1800 they are shown at Dummerston, Windham county, VT. It is thought they moved with son Russel first to Franklin county, VT, then to Quebec, and that Isaac died at one or the other. His widow moved with Russel and family to Madison county, OH in 1813 and died at Worthington, OH ____.
1790 census: NH-Cheshire-Chesterfield-Isaac Bigelow: 2-1-3-0-0.

Children of Isaac and Mary (Chamberlain) Bigelow:

15923.1       Mary Called Molly, bapt 12 Mar 1761 Colchester, CT; death recorded in Colchester as 24 July 1761, but in Cornwallis as 10 Sept 1761; the former is the most probably correct.

15923.2t      Russel  b 26 Nov 1763 (as recorded Cornwallis); d 13 Jun 1838 Galena, Madison co, OH; m 1788 Lucy Sanger; res Nova Scotia, NH, VT, Quebec, and OH. 11 children.

15923.3t      Isaac  b 13 Dec 1765 (as recorded Cornwallis); d __ July 1822 Plain City, Madison co, OH; m (1) __ (date) Electa _____; and (2) 06 Feb 1794 Lucy Sargent; res Dummerston, VT and Madison county, OH. 9 children.

15923.4t      Freedom  b ca 1767 Cornwallis, Nova Scotia; d _ Mar 1842 Brown twp, Franklin co, OH; m 14 Dec 1788 ( Dummerston, VT ) Susanna Kathan, who outlived him. 9 children.

15923.5t      Eliphaz  b ca 1769 Cornwallis, Nova Scotia; d 01 Apr 1844 Barnard, VT; m _ Oct 1789 ( Putney, VT) Sarah Cushing; res Putney and Barnard, VT. 11 children.

15923.6t     Timothy  b 14 July 1772 Cornwallis, Nova Scotia; d 05 Nov 1823 Palmyra, Portage co, OH; m 07 Nov 1789 (Putney, VT) Polly Wilson; was Universalist minister; res VT & OH. 8 children.

15923.7t     Israel  b 31 Aug 1774 at ; d 28 May 1838 Plain City, Madison co, OH; m (1) 11 June 1792 (Dummerston, VT) Eunice Kathan, and (2) 1823 Polly Clippinger; res Plain City after 1818. 15 children.

15923.8t     Polly  b 1776, Colchester, CT?, d 1857, Plain City, Union, OH; m ca 1794, Samuel Tarpenning. 9 children, most of whom res OH.

15923.9t    Dimmis  b 13 July 1778 Dummerston, Windham co, VT; d ____ 1845 Union co, OH; m 11 Jan 1798 (VT) Uriah Wood. 5 children.

The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol. I. Pages 137-138;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Military and Land Records Colchester, as sent by town historian;
Nova Scotia civil and church records;
VT vital records; cemetery, probate, and marriage records in OH;
censuses NH, VT, NY, OH from 1790 through 1840.
militarty and land records Colchester, as sent by town historian;
e-mail 30 Apr 1999 from Mary Rydberg,
11727 141st St.E.,
Puyallup,WA 98374,
ph:  253-770-2056...

Article:  "Bigelow Cemetery Officially Opened as State Preserve (Springfield, OH News-Sun, Sunday, August 12, 1979)
(became article in Forge) see Bigelow Cemetery (Ohio Pioneer)
Old Bigelow Cemetery is Madison County's first state nature preserve and the first cemetery to be included in Ohio's system of 46 preserves.  The cemetery is dedicated as a state nature preserve in September 1978 by the Pike twp.trustees of Madison co., ODNR's Division of Natural Areas and Preserves has begun a specialized management program to protect the preserve's historic gravestones and rare prairie plants. A special interpretive sign explaining the historical and scientific significance of the preserve was unveiled at the public ceremony.  A tour of the preserve followed.
The one-half acre preserve has never been plowed or grazed and contains gravestones dating back to 1814. It is also a small remnant of the once vast tall grass prairie known as Darby Plains which covered this area in pre-settlement times. Native Ohio prairie grasses and wildflowers disappeared elsewhere in the Madison Co. area when the surrounding prairie was converted
to farmland.  The summer-blooming prairie wildflowers are at their flowering peak from late July through August.
The preserve is located on Rosedale Road, approximately one-quarter mile south of Ohio 161.  The Rosedale Rd. and Ohio 161 intersection is about four miles east of Irwin and 1 1/2 mile west of Chuckery.

Subject: Mary Chamberlain
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 21:27:19 -0400 (EDT)
From:    (Karen Conley)
 Hi Rod:
I tried to sign your guestbook, but  could not get in. I am looking  for documentation that Mary  Chamberlain, mother of Freedom Bigelow,  was actually the daughter of  Freedom Chamberlain. Freedom Chamberlain's wife was Mary Soule, great granddaughter of George Soule, who came over on the Mayflower. I applied for membership in the Mayflower Society but my application is on hold  with the Historian General until I can find more proof on the parentage of Mary Chamberlain. I am looking for something like town records, a will, etc. Any help or advice you can give me will be much appreciated. Also looking for proof that Mary (Chamberlain) Bigelow was buried at Worthington, Ohio. I am a gggg granddaugter of Freedom and Susannah (Kathan)  Bigelow.  Karen Conley
Buried in Worthington (where?)  Check small cemetery by side of main road in Worthington with Armentrouts (I believe Alpheus is there) and there are only a few graves, facing road surrounded by wrought iron fence).  Also, Mary is a Mayflower Descendant, great great granddaughter of George Soule who came over on the Mayflower.  Her lines are Mary (Soule) (Aaron, John, George).
Parents of Mary Chamberlain:
Freedom CHAMBERLAIN, b 15 Apr 1705 Colchester,CT; d 11 Apr 1763 Colchester,CT; m ca 1733 Mary SOULE;

parents of Freedom Chamberlain: (see below)
Joseph CHAMBERLAIN, b Abt 1665 Hull, MA; d 07 Aug 1752 Colchester,New London co.,CT; m 6 June 1688 Mercy DICKINSON, b 6 June 1668; d ____ ;
Subject: Freedom Chamberlain
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 08:48:43 -0400
From: "Brad Kell" <>
Hi Rod,
I recently ran across this e-mail on your web site. I believe it needs to be
corrected as follows:
The Freedom Chamberlain (b. 1697) who married Mary Soule (b. 1698) was the
son of Nathaniel Chamberlain, not Joseph (Nathaniel and Joseph were
brothers). Joseph did have a son named Freedom (b. 1705), who apparently
married a woman named Mary, but it was a different Mary. Scituate, MA
records indicate that Nathaniel Chamberlain's son Freedom was married to
Mary Soule in Pembroke, MA in 1722.

Modified - 10/17/2007
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