Samuel 3 BIGELOW
12B Samuel 3 BIGELOW,
son of Jonathan 2, (John 1), and Mary (OLCOTT)
was baptized 31 March 1695 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford co, CT.
went to Southampton, Long Island, NY, where he lived for several years.
1722 he married Mehitable (HALSEY) TAYLOR, daughter of Isaac and
(HOWELL) HALSEY. Mehitable had married
(1) 27 March 1709 Joseph TAYLOR, a sea-faring man who was seldom home.
In 1709 he was in Southampton and made his will, and was apparently
again in 1717, for he was father of a daughter (Elizabeth, born 1718,
04 November 1741 John SPENCER). After this he was gone for a number of
years, during which time Mehitable, believing him dead (he was in truth
captured by the French and had been in Martinique and France), had
When Joseph TAYLOR returned home in 1731
he found his house occupied by Bigelow, Mehitable and child Elizabeth,
five new children. A curious set of legal documents exists, in which
recounts his voyages, then makes out a quit-claim relinquishing house,
children and all. (See Goodmin's Ancestral Lines.) Attached to
is Mehitable's list of her Bigelow children's births.
On the land records at Middletown, CT, we
find that Samuel BIGELOW of Southampton, ship's carpenter, on 02 April
bought 350 acres of land in Middletown from Ezekiel Howell of
paying twenty shillings current money. Also, 04 October 1731 Samuel
sold a parcel of land to Moses Taylor of Hartford, said land located
Middletown on the east side of the river, in what is now Portland; in
1733 he again
sold land, now being of Southampton, but on 06 January 1738 he sold
land in Middletown, where he was a resident, and is spoken of as a physician.
He drew up his will 14 October 1748, and it was proved soon after. He
mentions wife Mehitable, sons Timothy, Isaac, and Samuel, daughters
Abigail, Mary, and step-daughter Elizabeth Spencer. Estate appraised 23
February 1749 at L 3023-3-2.
Children of Samuel and Mehitable (HALSEY) BIGELOW, all born
Southampton, Long Island, NY:
b 10 Feb 1723; d _____ ; m 24 Oct 1739 Joseph CARY (b 10 Dec 1715; d
____ ;) 12 children;
b 19 Sept 1724; d 07 Apr 1776 Middletown, CT; m 13 Sept 1753 Elizabeth
b 18 Sept 1726; m (1) 12 Aug 1748 Hezekiah WHITTEMORE, who d 7 Sept
at Ft. Ticonderoga; (2) 26 Sept 1765 Elijah JOHNSON.
12B4 Isaac, b 15 June 1730; a sailor; his will,
dated 6 Nov 1751, proved 14 Feb 1758; "I, Isaac Bigelow of
Middletown in the county of Hartford being bound on a voyage to sea and
uncertainty of my temporal life do make this my last will and testament"
and gives his brother Timothy Bigelow all of his real estate, to his
three sisters Elizabeth Spencer, Abigail Cary, and Mary Whittemore, he
personal estate equally, and appoints his brother Timothy executor of
will, and makes no mention of his brother Samuel. the Boston News-Letter
of 5 Jan 1758 notes that Isaac Bigelow died of smallpox "aboard the
privateer Hercules recently."
12B5 Samuel, b 12 Jan 1734; living 1748,
but not mentioned in brother's will 1751.
Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 22;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Barbour, Index of CT Vital Records;.
Boston Atheneum, Index of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1800;
Goodmin's, Ancestral Lines.
Bond's Watertown 1860:
10. Samuel Bigelow, b. 1694; a physician of Middletown, who acquired a large estate,
and died 1748, aged 54. [Samuel Bigelow, of Southampton, L.I., a ship builder,
for 51 pounds on Sept 3, 1728, purchased of Theophilus and Israel Howell, of So.
Hampton, 175 acres on the east side of the Connecticut River, then in Middletown
now in Portland, which their father had of John Kirby.] Children:
1. Timothy Bigelow
2. Isaac Bigelow
3. Samuel Bigelow
4. Abigail Bigelow
5. Mary Bigelow.
Box 13 Chazy Lake
Dannmora, N.Y. 12929
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