# 1238. Samuel 4, son of John 3 ( Jonathan 2, John 1) BIGELOW and Abigail (RICHARDS) BIGELOW, was born at unknown date, presumed NJ. He is listed as a taxpayer in 1783. he signed the Pequannoc Remonstrance at the opening of the Rev. War. He was a captain operating a privateer off the coast of New Jersey during the war. On 28 July 1767 he married Eleanor CONRON. They apparently lived near Burlington, NJ. We have no dates for either, but Samuel was born between 1720 and 1733 (the date of his father's death).
1783-84 tax list: NJ-Monmouth-Dover-Samuel Bigelow
With such scant information, we can offer little except the names of two children whose Bible records support that they were offspring of Samuel and Eleanor (CONRON) BIGELOW:
12381 Rebecca, b ___ ; d ___ Morgan co, OH (after 1830); m 21 Dec 1799 Thomas KIRBY; res Burlington, NJ; Jefferson and Morgan cos, OH; 9 children.
12382 Thomas, b 24 Sept 1784 Burlington, NJ; d ___ ; m 8 Jan 1807 Sarah Clevenger; res NJ and listed there 1830 census; 9 children.
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I,pg 40-41;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Samuel F. Bigelow, Some Americans in the Revolution;
Biographies and Encyclopedia of NJ;
Arthur Pierce, Smuggler's Woods, Jaunts & Journeys in Colonial and Revolutionary New Jersey, p 42;
W. Glenn Kirby, Richard Kirby & Descendants;
NEHG Register 1961, pp 310-11;
US Census 1830;
Forge, The Bigelow Society Quarterly; Vol 11, No 2; April 1982.
Mrs. George Wheeler from Toms River, NJ, descendant states:
Samuel was a naval captain and privateer during the Rev. war.
See "Forge" Vol. 28, No.1, Jan 1999, p. 15,16,17.