16926. Lydia 5 BIGELOW, daughter of David 4 ( Daniel 3, Joshua2, John1) and his second wife Deborah (HEYWOOD) BIGELOW, was born 28 October 1764 at Worcester, Worcester county, MA. She married there, on 07 October 1784, Zachariah Child (see below), son of David (see below) and Mehitable (Richardson) Child. He was born 19 November 1763, and served in the Revolutionary War. They lived in Boylston, MA. He died 19 September 1845, and Lydia on 29 December 1849 at West Boylston, MA.
Children of Zachariah and Lydia (Bigelow) Child, presumably born Boylston, MA:
16926.1 Marcus CHILD, b 19 Oct 1792; d _____ ; m Lydia Chadwick. He worked with his uncle Levi Bigelow 1692A, at both Stanstead, Quebec and Buckingham, Quebec, and served as the M.P. from Stanstead.
16926.2 David Lee CHILD, b 8 July 1794; d __ ; m 28 Oct 1828 Lydia Maria Francis the writer; she was born Medford 11 Feb 1802; d 20 Oct 1880 Wayland, MA. David was a Boston lawyer and journalist, and both were active in the anti-slavery cause.
16926.3 Levi Bigelow CHILD, b 20 Jun 1796.
16926.4 Lydia CHILD, b 2 Jun 1798; died young.(see below)
16926.5 John CHILD, b 30 Aug 1802; d _____ ; married 2 times.
16926.6 Walter CHILD, b 1803; d Watertown, MA.
16926.7 Annis CHILD, b 1805; m _____ Howe.
16926.8 Lydia CHILD, b 1807; unmarried.
16926.9 Susan CHILD, b 1809; m _____ Andrews; res Derby, VT.
16926.A Maria CHILD, b 1811; m ___ Haskins; res W. Boylston, MA.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.172-173;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Souvenir de Buckingham, Quebec, a commemorative pamphlet for the 75th anniversary of the founding of Buckingham; biography (obit) of Lawrence G. Bigelow, son of Levi.
Howe and Vol 1 list the family as Childs...................ROD
Subject: Child family
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 11:15:29 -0500
From: "Nancy Dunn" < email@example.com >
Hello. I don't know alot about tracing my ancestors, but I have a
little info. I am Nancy Child Dunn (age 45). Zachariah Child was
my ancestor. My father is David Child (age 77). (I notice there
are several David Child's). We live in Georgia. I contacted Ormond
Roberts in West Boylston, MA and he sent me pictures of his house which was
built and lived in by Zachariah Child, also Zachariah's descendents.
I had bought a book on Lydia Maria (Francis) Child who married a David Child
and I found Ormond Roberts name listed as a source for the book.
In my records some dates are a little different. I don't think you had when David Lee Child died. It was September 1874 in Wayland, MA. Zachariah's last name was Child (no s). The information I have was done by a historian where Lydia Maria Child and David Child lived. Zachariah and Lydia (Bigelow) had 12 children. I think you only list 10. The information on the children and dates were taken from the record in the Child family bible in possesion of Lydia Child (Field) Merrill, Oraville, California. The birthdates you have do not match the ones taken from the Child family bible. For instance, Lydia (who only lived a month) was born Oct. 18, 1791 and died November 17, 1791. You have on the Bigelow page that she was born June 1798. I assume the dates I have are correct since they were taken from a family bible. I can send you the other dates of the 12 children if you wish. I also have copies of photos of Zachariah's house at different periods of time. Nancy Dunn
There is an interesting article on the front page of today's (Thurs 11/21/02)
Wall Street Journal about Lydia Maria Child,
abolitiionist and author of the Thanksgiving poem "Over the River." The WSJ website, if my memory is correct, requires payment to
access, so I won't even try to provide a link, but there is more information about Mrs Child at:
Anyway, I checked my database, and she was a Bigelow by marriage. Her husband, David Lee Child, was the son of Zachariah Child
and Lydia Bigelow. (He was my 4th cousin 5 generations removed.) also see Lydia Maria Francis
Note from web:
Zachariah was the son of David Child (27 Dec 1711-Aug 1803) & Mehitabel Damon (10 Feb 1724/5-Dec 1804),