Samuel 3 BIGELOW

12B      Samuel 3 BIGELOW, son of Jonathan 2, (John 1), and Mary (OLCOTT) BIGELOW, was baptized 31 March 1695 in First Church, Hartford, Hartford co, CT. He went to Southampton, Long Island, NY, where he lived for several years. About 1722 he married Mehitable (HALSEY) TAYLOR, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (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 home again in 1717, for he was father of a daughter (Elizabeth, born 1718, married 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 married Samuel BIGELOW.
      When Joseph TAYLOR returned home in 1731 he found his house occupied by Bigelow, Mehitable and child Elizabeth, and five new children. A curious set of legal documents exists, in which Taylor recounts his voyages, then makes out a quit-claim relinquishing house, wife, children and all. (See Goodmin's Ancestral Lines.) Attached to it 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 1723 bought 350 acres of land in Middletown from Ezekiel Howell of Southampton, paying twenty shillings current money. Also, 04 October 1731 Samuel Bigelow 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 more 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:

12B1t     Abigail, b 10 Feb 1723; d _____ ; m 24 Oct 1739 Joseph CARY (b 10 Dec 1715; d ____ ;) 12 children;

12B2      Timothy, b 19 Sept 1724; d 07 Apr 1776 Middletown, CT; m 13 Sept 1753 Elizabeth CLARK.

12B3      Mary, b 18 Sept 1726; m (1) 12 Aug 1748 Hezekiah WHITTEMORE, who d 7 Sept 1759 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 considering the 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 divides his personal estate equally, and appoints his brother Timothy executor of his 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.

Rod Bigelow
Box 13  Chazy Lake
Dannmora, N.Y. 12929