Joseph 4 BIGELOW

# 1426.     Joseph 4, son of Daniel 3 ( Daniel 2, John 1) BIGELOW and Rebecca (EAMES) BIGELOW, was born Framingham, Middlesex co, MA 1736. When still in his minority he went to Leicester to work. There he married on 30 Apr 1756 Sarah STEBBINS, daughter of Capt. John and Sarah (SOUTHGATE) STEBBINS or STEBBINGS, but soon after returned to Framingham and lived there until he came of age. At that time he came into possession of his share of his deceased father's estate from his uncle Ephraim, administrator of the estate. He then returned to Leicester, but in 1766 moved to Spencer, where he lived until his death 19 Apr 1774. his widow, born ___ , married (2) Ezekiel HOWE of Shrewsbury; she died Shrewsbury 5 Apr 1806, age 74 years.

Children of Joseph and Sarah (STEBBINS) BIGELOW:

14261     John, b 24 Aug 1757 Spencer; d 25 Apr 1843 Worcester, MA; m _____ Persis WRIGHT; res Chester & Spencer, MA; 9 children.

14262     Joseph, b 6 Dec 1759; d ca 1833 Bracken co, KY; m 6 Dec 1814 Nancy CHENEY; res Mason and Bracken counties, KY 1811 onward. 3 children.

14263     James, b 7 June 1762 Leicester, MA; d 1842 Mt. Pleasant, Wayne co, PA; m 18 Dec 1783 Mary GRAHAM; served Rev War, moved PA ca 1803. Claimed pension. 9 children.

14264     Jabez, b 17 Mar 1764; d 21 Feb 1786.

14265     Daniel, b 14 Feb 1766; d 24 May 1848 Chester, MA; m 27 Jan 1791 Mercy WOOD; res Chester, MA; 9 children.

14266     William, b 1 July 1768; d after 1850 Mt. Pleasant, Wayne, PA; m 10 Jan 1793 Brookfield, MA to (1) Betsey EAGER, and (2) before 1822 Hannah _____ . 7 known children.

14267     Sarah, b 3 Oct 1770; unknown death date; m 15 Jan 1793 John WARD; res Middlefield, MA; 10 children.

14268     Elizabeth, b 13 Jan 1773; d 25 Apr 1870 Shrewsbury; m 7 Jan 1795 Dennis HOWE. 4 children.

Sources:
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I, pg 45;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records assorted MA towns;
censuses MA, PA, & KY;
tax records Mason & Bracken cos, KY;
Rev War pension records;
NSDAR records Joseph Bigelow;
correspondence with descendants;


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