John 5 BIGELOW


14261.    John 5 BIGELOW, son of Joseph 4 (Daniel 3,Daniel2, John1) and Sarah ( STEBBINS) BIGELOW , was born 24 August 1757 in Leicester, Worcester county, MA. He married 29 November 1787 Persis WRIGHT, daughter of Edward and Tryphena WRIGHT (see below); she was born 27 February 1764. John served in the Revolutionary War. They lived a number of years at Leicester, MA, but about 1800 moved to Spencer. In his old age he moved again and died in Worcester on 25 April 1843, age 87 years. His wife Persis died 09 December 1842.
1790 census-MA-Hampshire-Chester-John Bigelow: 2-0-3-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, John, Spencer. Private, Capt. Ralph Earle's co., Col. Danforth Keyes's regt.; enlisted
            July 9, 1777; discharged Jan. 3, 1778; service, 5 mos. 25 days. Roll dated Providence.

Children of John and Persis ( WRIGHT) BIGELOW:

14261.1    Polly, b 10 Dec 1788 Leicester; d 25 Aug 1843 Worcester; unm.

14261.2    John, b 6 Nov 1791 Leicester; d ____ 1870 Spencer, MA; m, ca 1817 Mrs. Eliza (SPENCER) GARFIELD; res Spencer. 2 daughters.

14261.3    Jabez, b 13 Aug 1793 Leicester; d 3 Feb 1876 Worcester, MA; m (1) 6 Jan 1813 Philinda PROUTY; (2)20 Aug 1854 Hannah P. PERHAM; (3) after 1856, Mary SMITH.

14261.4    Persis, b 24 Jan 1795 Leicester; died 15 Oct 1886 Worcester, MA; m 25 Dec 1817 Samuel D. BARKER; res Worcester.

14261.5    James, b 10 Jan 1797 Leicester; d 19 Jan 1872 Spencer, MA; m 28 Feb 1819 Mehitable (DRAPER) LYON; res Spencer, MA. 6 children.

14261.6    Joseph, b 19 June 1798 Spencer; d 25 Nov 1879 Marlborough, VT; m 11 Nov 1820 Auriel HATHAWAY; res Rutland, MA. 3 children.

14261.7    Tryphena, b 3 May 1800 Spencer, d ____ 1869 Worcester, MA; m 8 Apr 1824 Samuel PUTNAM of Sutton; res Worcester.

14261.8    Nathan, b 3 Sep 1802 Spencer; d 26 Mar 1851 Worcester, MA; m (1) 24 Mar 1824 Prudence HATHAWAY, who died 1845; (2) 10 Oct 1850 Maria FITZGERALD; res Spencer, MA to 1834, then Circleville, OH to 1850; then returned to Worcester. 7 children.

14261.9    Sarah, b 26 June 1805 Spencer; d 16 Mar 1889 Leicester, MA; m, intention 8 Nov 1828, Edward KNOWLES; res Leicester.

Sources:
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.45 & 96;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Hathaway genealogy;
MA vital records.
Addenda:
John (5)'s father, Joseph, lived in Framingham, MA until Joseph reached his majority (age 21) in 1757. It was then, he and his wife moved to Leicester- not Spencer.
Move to Spencer was in 1766 when John (5) was 4 years of age. The first four children of Joseph were thus born in Leicester and the last four children of John (5) and
Sarah?? were undoubtedly born in Spencer. Spencer and Leicester are only about 5 miles apart.
 

Note:
Name: Mark Wright
E-Mail: seldom1@cox.net
Comments:
Very nice webpage. John Bigelow (5) married Persis Wright. Persis' father was Edward (b.1720). I descend from Edward's brother Bezaleel (b.1710).
Nice to find cousins out there.


Modified - 10/21/2011
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