Children of Joseph and Martha (BRIGHAM) BIGELOW, all born in Shrewsbury, Worcester co,MA:
15131 Joseph, b 09 Nov 1726; d 29 Nov 1801 Boylston, MA; m 20 Dec 1749 Olive BEAMAN; res Shrewsbury; 11 children.
15132 Martha, b 03 May 1728; died young.
15133 Charles, b 22 Apr 1729; d 20 Nov 1782 Boylston; m 23 Dec 1760 Lucy BENNETT; res Shrewsbury/Boylston; 10? children.
15134 Miriam, b 28 Mar 1731; d ca 1766; m 30 May 1765 Archelaus ANDERSON; they moved to Chesterfield, MA where she died the following year and he remarried. No issue.
15135 Martha, b 10 May 1733; d 13 July 1742.
15136 Stephen, b 10 Jan 1735; d ____ 1756; unmarried.
15137 Anna, b 14 June 1737; d 16 May 1819 Princeton, MA; m 26 Oct 1757 Samuel HASTINGS. 4 known children.
15138 Mehitable, b 04 Sept 1739; d 15 Sept 1746.
15139 Solomon, b 13 Oct 1746; d ca 1775; m 6 Apr 1769 Mary DENMAN or DAMON, who married (2) 1777 William SMALL, of Fitchburg; no issue.
1513A Mary, b 18 Sept 1748; died ___ ; m 02 June 1768 Isaac MOORE; res Bolton, MA; 7 children.
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 47-48;
History of Chesterfield, MA;
vital records Boylston-Shrewsbury;
NSDAR applications descendants of Samuel HASTINGS, Isaac MOORE.
From "Charles Dunford" < firstname.lastname@example.org
To < Filgates@verizon.net >
Subject: Martha Brigham Bigelow
Date: Wed, Sep 15, 2010 07:44 PM
I have used the data from the Bigelow Society website bigelowsociety.com/rod/joseph4a.htm
I agree that it looks like a 9 on the photo.
I think that the Boylston History has used the year from the gravestone
so it is not an independent source.
The data on the gravestone is clearly inconsistent. If 1792 is correct
and the age of 78 at death (or worse 70, I cannot tell) would make her 12
(or 4) at the birth of her first child in 1826. Clearly something is wrong
with the gravestone.
According to the Bigelow site, Joseph made his will on 25 December 1782
and did not mention his wife who would have been alive if the 1792 death
year is correct. I am guessing, the assumption here is that the stone mason
has made a mistake on the decade.
"the death year in the grave stone photo looks to me like 1792, not 1782.
Would you take a second look when you get a chance? Boylston History reads
the 3rd digit as 9."
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