John 5 BIGELOW
12116 John 5 BIGELOW, son of Timothy 4 (Jonathan 3,Jonathan2,
John1) and Abigail (OLCOTT)
BIGELOW, was born 27 September 1735 at Hartford, Hartford co, CT. He
married on 30 June 1771 Hannah WADSWORTH, daughter of Samuel and Millicent
(COOK) WADSWORTH, born___ . She was a descendant of William (Hon.) WADSWORTH
of Hartford. John was active in the Revolutionary War. He was a captain in
Col. Burrall's regt. in 1776, in a company of artillery. He was taken prisoner
by the British on 08 July 1777 in the West Indies; he was sent to New York
under a flag of truce to negotiate an exchange of Capt. Judd of the Antelope
for Capt. Manly of the Hancock. He was commissioned a Major in 1778
and appointed to oversee the manufacture of clothing for the soldiers of the
Continental Army, and the same year appointed by the Governor and Council
to purchase cloth suitable for officers in the service from Connecticut. He
held other positions of trust, according to Howe's Bigelow genealogy, which
does not specify. He died in Hartford 23 June 1780. His widow married (2)
James TILEY, and (3) Capt. James HILLYER. She died 26 February 1801 at Windsor,
Children of John and Hannah (WADSWORTH) BIGELOW, all born Hartford, Hartford
12116.1 John, b 10 Mar 1772; d l2 Jan 1775.
12116.2 James, b 10 June
1774; d 31 Dec 1846 Nantucket, MA; m 18 May 1794 Anne Spencer; res Nantucket,
MA. 11 children
12116.3 John, b 06 Dec 1775;
d 07 Nov 1809 Hartford; m 22 Nov 1796 Clarissa Hillyer; res Hartford; 5 children.
12116.4 Henry,b 19 Dec 1777; d 02 Dec 1789.
12116.5 Richard, b 29 Dec 1779; died at sea, 1799.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.85;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 88;
Forge: The Bigelow Society Quarterly, vol.5, p.9.
Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannemora, N.Y. 12929
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