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, CT.

Children of John and Hannah (WADSWORTH) BIGELOW, all born Hartford, Hartford co, CT:

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.

Rod Bigelow
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