Jabez 4 BIGELOW
16C5 Jabez 4 BIGELOW,
son of Eleazer 3 ( Joshua 2, (John 1),
and Mary (FISKE) BIGELOW, was born 19 Dec 1736 in Watertown, Middlesex
county, MA. When he was a boy, his family moved to Westminster, MA, where
he lived the remainder of his life. He served in the Revolution, with the
rank of Lieutenant. On 5 Oct 1760 in Shrewsbury, MA he married Deborah
Knowlton (see below) of Shrewsbury; she was born
23 Dec 1734, daughter of Ezekiel and Susanna (Morgan) Knowlton (see below).. Jabez was a leading man in Westminster,
serving as selectman 1779-1781, also as assessor, and other town offices.
He died at Westminster 13 Aug 1822, his wife Deborah having died 22 Feb l816.
1790 census: MA-Worcester-Westminster-Jabez Bigelow: 4-2-2-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II
Bigelow, Jabez. Lunenburg. lst Lieutenant, Capt.
Timothy Boutell's co., Cal. John Rand's (Worcester Co.) rgt.; enlisted July
10,1780; discharged Oct. 10, 1780; service, 3 mos. 11 days; enlistment, 3
months; company raised to reinforce Continental Army; also, Capt. David
Carlisle's co; list of officers drafted from Col. Abijah Stearn's regt. [year
Biglow, Jabez, Westminster. Sergeant, Capt. John Estabrook's
Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19,
1775, to Cambridge; service, 9 1/2 days; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Elisha
Jackson's Co.; marched on East Hoosuck Aug, 22, 1777, under command of Maj.
Bridge, on the alarm of the battle of Bennington and there dismissed; service,
10 days; also, pay roll for 27 days service; marched under Command of Maj.
Bridge to reinforce Northern army, agreeable to resolve of Sept.22, 1777;
also, Capt. Job Gilbert's (3d) Co., Col. Abijah Stearns's (Worcester Co.)
regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned Sept.30, 1777; also,
1st Lieutenant, Capt William Edgells (1st Westminster) Co., Col. Rands (8th
Worcester Co.) regt.; list of officers of Mass. militia; commissioned July
Children of Jabez and Deborah (KNOWLTON) BIGELOW, all born Westminster:
b 27 Jun 1762; d 12 Jun 1829 Westminster; m (1) Nov 1789 Polly COWER,
who d 1819: (2) 15 Dec 1819 Rebecca COWER; res Westminster; No issue
b 6 Mar 1764; d 31 Dec 1851 Ryegate, VT; m ca 1787 Betty McINTOSH; res Newbury,
VT &Ryegate, VT; 11 children.
b 6 Aug 1765; d 4 Feb 1849 Cambridgeport, MA; m 25 Nov 1790 Rebecca BOWMAN;
res Boston & Cambridgeport, MA. 5 children.
b 12 Mar 1767; d _____ ; m (1) Oct 1786 Samuel HOAR, by whom 8 children,
and (2) Ezra HOLDEN, by whom one son.
b 21 Dec 1768; d 8 Dec 1802 Princeton, MA; m Syrena RICHARDSON; res Princeton;
b 22 Aug 1770; d Westminster 2 Feb 1798; m 10 Nov 1788 Ezra HOLDEN (he later
m her sister Deborah); res Westminster. 3 children.
Knowlton, b 4 Apr 1772; d 19 Aug 1845 Westminster; m Prudence PENNIMAN
(int published 11 Aug 1798); res VT, NH & MA. 6 children.
b 26 Apr 1774; d 22 Mar 1860 Westminster; m 1794 Asenath WINSHIP; res Westminster;
b 23 Nov 1775; d 13 Dec 1834 Peru, VT; m Oct 1796 Abigail BROOKS; res Peru,
VT. 12 children.
b 19 Aug 1779; d 2 Jun 1845 Westminster; m (1) Apr 1801 Sally PUFFER;
(2) Nancy BARTLETT (int published 21 May 1812); and (3) Lucinda HEYWOOD;
res Westminster; 5 daughters.
Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 81;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records VT;
letters of Jabez jr Bigelow family;
vital records of various MA towns;
census 1790 MA.
see Henry Childs 7 BIGELOW
Note. for info on Knowlton ancestors.
Modified - 03/20/2007
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