Mary 6 BIGELOW
15133.8 Mary 6 BIGELOW,
daughter of Charles 5 (
Joseph 4, John
3, Samuel 2, John
1) and Lucy ( BENNETT ) BIGELOW was born 15 July
1779 at Shrewsbury, Worcester county, MA. She was married, on 27 Dec 1800
at Wayland, MA, to Dr. Joseph Dix, son of Elijah and Dorothea (Lynde) Dix.
He was a native of Worcester. They lived a few years in Hampden, ME, then
returned to Worcester, where he died in 1821. Mary died 3 Sep 1834 (date
also given as 28
Sep). For a brief look into their lives, the reader should try any
biography of their daughter Dorothea L. Dix, such as Stranger
and Traveler, by Dorothy Clarke Wilson.
Children of Joseph and Mary (Bigelow) Dix:
Lynde, b Feb 1802 Hampden, ME; d 28 July 1887 Trenton,
NJ; unmarried. Miss Dix was well-known as a reformer and philanthropist,
devoted to the cause of better treatment of the insane, the criminal, the
disabled and the poor.
15133.82 Joseph, b ____ 1806 Hampden,
ME; d 22 Feb 1878 Dorchester, MA; m Sarah H. _____ (she d Boston 15 Oct
15133.83 Charles, b 1810; d 1843; he was
a sailor and drowned off the coast of Africa; unmarried.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I , p 213-214;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
various pamphlets and biographies of Dorothea L. Dix.
8 Prospect Circle
Massena, N.Y. 13662
Rod Bigelow at SLIC
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