Joseph 3 BIGELOW

129      Joseph 3 BIGELOW, son of Jonathan 2, (John 1), and Mary (OLCOTT) BIGELOW, was born circa 1690 in Hartford, Hartford co, CT. He was married there 23 May 1713 to Sarah SPENCER. Sarah was born 16 February 1688 in Hartford, daughter of Jared and Hannah (PRATT) SPENCER. On the death of Joseph's father, he and his stepmother were appointed executors of the estate, and he became a large landholder in Hartford. In 1722 he disputed the will of his uncle
John 2 BIGELOW, the latter having willed property to his wife's nephew Jonathan BUTLER, but the appeal was overruled. Joseph made his will 04 September 1731, and was proved early 1732. He mentioned wife Sarah, sons Joseph, Elisha, and Josiah; daughters Sarah, Mary, and Abigail, and kinsman Jonathan WILLIAMS (probably his brother-in-law). The daughters received L 80 each. Wife and son Joseph were appointed executors 19 February 1732.

Children of Joseph and Sarah (SPENCER) BIGELOW, all born Hartford, CT:

1291     Sarah, b 06 Sept 1715; mentioned in father's will 1731.

1292     Joseph, b 14 Aug 1717; d _ Dec 1810 Hartford; m Mary WELLS, and had a family.

1293     Abigail, b 09 June 1719; d 27 Oct 1729 Hartford.

1294     Mary, bapt 02 July 1721; d 09 Mar 1750 Hartford; m 03 June 1740 Gideon MERRILL. 5 children.

1295     Elisha, b 22 June 1723; d 24 June 1796 Hartford; m Hannah NICHOLS. 12 children.

1296     Josiah, b 03 Jan 1726; d 16 May 1754 Hartford; m 1753 Elizabeth WELLS. 1 posthumous daughter.

1297     Abigail, b 08 Sept 1729; m 03 Jan 1751 Ichabod WELLS or WELLES.

Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 21;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Barbour, Families of Early Hartford, CT;
Mainwaring, Early Wills & Probate of Connecticut

Modified - 12/02/2007
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