1613 Nathaniel 4 Bigelow, son of Joshua 3 ( Joshua 2, Johnl) and Hannah (FISKE) BIGELOW, was born in Watertown, Middlesex co, MA, 17 June 1707. He was married in Newton 22 Nov 1733 to Hannah ROBINSON, daughter of William and Elizabeth ROBINSON (she was sister to Thankful ROBINSON who was second wife of Joseph BIGELOW). She was born in Newton 11 Sept 1709. They lived in Weston, MA many years, but prior to 1766 moved to Framingham, and bought the John WHITNEY farm of 76 acres. On 1 Apr 1783, Nathaniel leased the farm to his son-in-law Levi Metcalf for the sum of £500 silver money, for the term of 907 years, said Metcalf to pay Bigelow or his heirs annually on the 25th of March one barleycorn. Nathaniel and Hannah were admitted to the Framingham church from Weston in 1767; he was Tithingham in 1769, and Overseer of Poor 1770. Hannah died in Framingham 23 Feb 1773. Nathaniel married (2) Mary, widow of Nathaniel Stacy. The NEHG Register gives her death as 14 Dec 1818. While Howe's Bigelow genealogy gives no death date for Nathaniel, the Columbian Centinel of 7 Mar 1795 says he died "recently in Framingham, aged 89 years."
Children of Nathaniel and Hannah (ROBINSON) BIGELOW, all born Weston, Middlesex co, MA:
16131. Hannah, b 10 Nov 1734.
16132. Elizabeth, b 17
May 1736; d Framingham 22 Jan 1816; m 1 June 1758
Josiah Parkhurst; res Framingham. 11 children.
16133. Miriam, b 21 Mar 1738; d ____ ; m 10 Feb 1757 Nathan Woolson; res Weston & Framingham Howe's Bigelow Family of America mistakenly assumes that 3 children bapt the same day were triplets, but town records of the births proves this error. 8 children.
16134. Lois, b 3 Oct 1741;d young.
16135. Lois, b 26 June 1746; d _; m _ Levi Metcalf; res Framingham. 3 children.
16136. Nathaniel, b 15 Nov 1750; d 7 Mar 1832 Leominster, MA; m (1) Susanna Jennings, who died leaving 4 children, and (2) Oct 1782 Anne Rider; res Framingham to 1795, then Leominster. 12 children.
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I pg 64-65;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
vital records Weston and Framinghham;
obituaries from Mass Centinel and Columbia Centinel;
NSDAR records Josiah Parkhurst.