1235. John 4, son of John 3 ( Jonathan 2, John 1) BIGELOW and Abigail (RICHARDS) BIGELOW, was born ca 1720 in Hanover, Hunterdon co, NJ. Like his brothers, he was a foundryman in Whippany. He married at unknown date(before 1740), Elizabeth DICKERSON. We have no data concerning her (possibly a daughter of Thomas Dickerson of Southwold, Long Island, and one of the iron-mining Dickerson family of New Jersey). John died Feb 1777 in Hanover, and widow Elizabeth was given letters of administration. We learn most facts concerning John's family from the bounty land warrant of son Moses, a revolutionary soldier, but not mentioned in Howe's Bigelow Family of America; on this warrant, the surviving siblings all claimed a portion of his bounty-lands, and signed the document.
We have few birthdates, but children of John and Elizabeth (DICKERSON) BIGELOW were all born Hanover, Hunterdon co, NJ:
12351 Aaron; a captain in the Rev. War; unmarried; died in Butler co, OH 1800, and his property divided among his siblings, but especially named are his brother John's widow and children. !Aaron was a captain in the Revolutionary War. He was unmarried. His property was divided among his siblings but especially named are his brother John's widow and children. In 1768, "Capt. Bigelow arrived 2 Mar in New London from St. Eustatia" (article written 11 Mar 1768) from Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., Colonial New Haven Newspapers by Kenneth Scott & Rosanne Conway 1979) p. 40 Bigelow Book, Vol. I (see note)
12352 John, b ____ ; died 1777 Hanover, Hunterdon co, NJ; married Mrs. Hannah (Moore) LOSEY, widow of James Losey; she had 2 children, Stephen LOSEY and Nancy TUTTLE, who were with their mother, received a one-eighth share of Aaron's property. (see below)
12353 Moses, served in Rev. War, and his bounty lands divided among surviving siblings; d 1807; unmarried.
12354 Timothy, b 21 Nov 1763; d 8 Apr 1847 Lyon's Farm, NJ; m 10 Apr 1789 Hannah MEEKER; res Hanover; 7 children .
12355 Ursula, m Milton STOCKMAN, and res Orange, Essex co, NJ.
12356 Betsey, m John BALDWIN, and res Hanover, NJ.
12357 Desire, m Daniel ROSS, and res Troy, NY.
12358 Francesca, called Frankie, m _____ DECKER and res Staten Island, NY.
12359 Lucy, m John TELEW, and res New York City.
1235? William, b (see note)
1235? Jabez, (see note)
1235? Jonathan, b ca 1770 Hanover Hunterdon co, NJ; d _____ ; m ???; 1 child known (see note)
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I,pg 40;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Biographical Encyclopedia of NJ;
Bounty land warrent of Moses Bigelow;
Mrs. George Wheeler from Toms River, NJ, descendant states "John & Aaron were Captains in the Revolution.
Forge, The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 11, No 2; April 1982.
I am descended from the NJ Bigelow's and have been working on the family line, ellusive as it is. A cousin recently discovered some records which shed a little light on this line and conflicts somewhat with that in the Bigelow volumes. From deed records in OH: Heirs of Aaron Bigelow:(I think this is the Aaron and Hannah was brother John's wife..ROD 1998) Mary, Jabez, Sarah, Catherine, Daniel, John, Jonathan, William, described as all "brothers and sisters" to Aaron. Aaron, Jabez, John, Jonathan were also most probably the signers of the Petition in Morris County with the same names listed, they would have been in their mid twentys to mid thirtys at the time of the signing. Aaron's widow is Hannah??, the record is not real clear, but indicates "widow Hannah", presumably referring to Aaron who the land records relate to. By 1817 Aaron, Daniel, John and Jonathan appeared to have died. From these records we also know that sister Mary Bigelow married Isaac Beach who was b. in 1742, Mary b. in 1748; sister Sarah Bigelow m.Samuel Cobb. Using Mary as a dob guide, her brothers and sisters dob's would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 1735-60. The information was recently located by Bette Dickover also working on this line with me. The source: Butler County, OH Land Records, Vol 2:
1816-23, by Shirley Keller Mikesell, printed Heritage Books, Inc, pp 30-33, 52. As we progress on the line we will update you for those interested in the line. Any info on the NJ lines from your readers might help clear up muddled information. Particularily, info on the parents of Aaron, et al. It currently appears that they are descended from descended from Jonathan 2 and Rebecca (Shepard) Bigelow, seeking confirmation source James R. Barbour E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in CA with thanks to Bette Dickover.
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