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 not given].
   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 6, 1780.

Children of Jabez and Deborah (KNOWLTON) BIGELOW, all born Westminster:

16C51.      John, 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

16C52.      Jabez, b 6 Mar 1764; d 31 Dec 1851 Ryegate, VT; m ca 1787 Betty McINTOSH; res Newbury, VT &Ryegate, VT; 11 children.

16C53.      Benjamin, b 6 Aug 1765; d 4 Feb 1849 Cambridgeport, MA; m 25 Nov 1790 Rebecca BOWMAN; res Boston & Cambridgeport, MA. 5 children.

16C54.      Deborah, b 12 Mar 1767; d _____ ; m (1) Oct 1786 Samuel HOAR, by whom 8 children, and (2) Ezra HOLDEN, by whom one son.

16C55.      Abraham, b 21 Dec 1768; d 8 Dec 1802 Princeton, MA; m Syrena RICHARDSON; res Princeton; 4 children.

16C56.      Susanna, 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.

16C57.      Ezekiel Knowlton, b 4 Apr 1772; d 19 Aug 1845 Westminster; m Prudence PENNIMAN (int published 11 Aug 1798); res VT, NH & MA. 6 children.

16C58.      Luke, b 26 Apr 1774; d 22 Mar 1860 Westminster; m 1794 Asenath WINSHIP; res Westminster; 11 children.

16C59.      Reuben, b 23 Nov 1775; d 13 Dec 1834 Peru, VT; m Oct 1796 Abigail BROOKS; res Peru, VT. 12 children.

l6C5A.      Asa, 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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