Jonathan 4 BIGELOW

1239     Jonathan 4 BIGELOW, son of John 3 ( Jonathan 2, John 1), and Abigail (RICHARDS) BIGELOW, was born circa 1730 in Hanover, Hanover co, NJ. He was married 14 April 1752 to Sarah Ladd. Little known of this family or other New Jersey Bigelows for that matter.

Children of Jonathan and Sarah (Ladd) Bigelow:

12391t    Jabez, b 31 May 1758 Whippany, Hanover co, NJ; d after 1838 Chenango co, NY; m 1783 Sally Potter (1762- ); 6 children; (see below

12392     John, b _____; d _____ ; m (bro of Aaron in testate below)

12393     Daniel, b _____; d _____ ; m (bro of Aaron in testate below)

12394     Samuel, b _____; d _____ ; m (bro of Aaron in testate below)

12395     Jonathan, b _____; d _____ ; m (bro of Aaron in testate below)

12396     Joshua, b _____; d _____ ; m

12397     Aaron, b _____; d ca 1816 (died intestate Butler co, OH);      (see below)

see Bigelows of New Jersey, some of the Bigelows from that State,
Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 19-20;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America, page 30-31;
Biographies and Encyclopedia of NJ;
several NJ histories;
NJ Archives, early wills and probate;
Early New Jersy marriages;
Bigelow-Clevenger Bible records from NEHG Register, 1961, pp. 310-311.
National Archives, pension application of Jabez Bigelow;
letters of Jabez Bigelow; family records;
cemetery inscriptions, Cuba, NY.
Forge, The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 11 #2, p 28;
Descendant note:
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: 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  Jonathan 2 and Rebecca (Shepard) Bigelow, seeking confirmation source  James R. Barbour   E-mail in CA with thanks to Bette Dickover.
12391    Jabez 5 Bigelow, son of Jonathan, (John, Jonathan, John) & Sarah (Ladd) Bigelow. Ca 1783 m. Sally Potter b. 1762. He signed 1776 Pequannoc Remonstrance & served in Revolutionary War. 1790 he was on census at Halfmoontown, Albany Co., NY now Saratoga Co.  In 1800 he was in Oneida Co. with 1 son and two daughters under age 10, 2 sons 10-16 and parents ages between 26 and 45.  In 1820 he was at Coverntry in Chenango Co.  He applied and got Rev. War pension.  In 1838 he wrote a letter from Chanango Co. to his children in Cuba NY and referred to his pension and family members and his own approaching death.  We have no further records of him.  See notes on Jonathan and Sarah (Ladd) Bigelow record indicating that by process of elimination, these were his parents.  Did they have other children?  See FORGE Vol.11,#2, p.28.

Children of Jabez and Sally (Potter) Bigelow:

12391.1    John, b _ Feb 1785; d _____ ;

12391.2    Horace, b 14 Oct 1789; d after 1838 Chenango co, NY;

12391.3    infant Bigelow, b ___ 1790; d

12391.4    Mary, b 20 Oct 1792; d 01 Jan 1825 Rockaway, NJ; m 26 May 1812 Isaac Beach jr. 1778-1851) (son of Isaac and Mary "Polly" (Bigelow) Beach); 1 son known: Isaac Newton Beach;

12391.5    Myron, b 27 Mar 1800; d 24 Nov 1865 Cuba, Allegany co, NY; m Catherine Keller (b 01 May 1799; d 07 Sept 1871); 5 children;

12391.6    Tryphosa, b ca 1802; d ____ ; m ca 1820 Horace Birdsall;

Howe, Bigelow Family of America, page 30-31;
early NJ marriage records;
Vol.1, "Bigelow Society Book, p. 19-20."

Modified - 09/05/2013
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