Thankful 5 BIGELOW

# 15345      Thankful 5, fifth child and fifth daughter of Jedediah 4,( Samuel 3, Samuel 2,John1) BIGELOW and Thamezin (NURSE) BIGELOW, was born 11 Apr 1745 in Sutton, Worcester, MA. The family moved to Douglas, where she married (1)1759 Ephraim PARKER. Thankful married (2) 29 Oct 1765 at Oxford, Jonah TITUS, son of Joseph and Mary (HASKINS) TITUS. He was born 25 Mar 1747 at Douglas. There are few records of the family. Jonah was deceased before Apr 1792, when the estate was probated. Thankful was deceased before 1796, when the property was distributed.

Children of Jonah and Thankful (BIGELOW) TITUS, all born presumably at Douglas:

15345.1    Lucy, b 29 Sep 1766 Douglas, MA; died young.

15345.2    Betty, b 17 May 1768; died before 1793; m 10 Sep 1787 Peter Tyler.

15345.3    Jonah, b 9 Jun 1770; d 23 Apr 1819 Vernon, VT; m (1)10 Dec 1789 Sarah Smith, and died after 9 children; (2) 21 Oct 1811 Mrs. Denis Hall, and died after 3 children; and (3) ______ Elmer.

15345.4    John, b ca 1772; d Jun 1851 Sutton, MA; m Mercy Axtell.

15345.5    Phebe, b ca 1776; m 9 Apr 1785 Calvin White.(see note below)

15345.6    Rebecca, b ca 1779; intention-of-marriage 1799 to Henry Carrel.

15345.7    Ruby, b ca 1781; m 25 Mar 1801 Arthur Rich of Ward, MA.

15345.8    Isaac, b ca 1784; known to have married and had issue.

15345.9    Lucena, b ca 1786; m 11 Sep 1817 Samuel Smith.

15345.A   Joseph, b Feb 1792; d between 1 May 1798 and 1 Jan 1799.

Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I, pg 119-120;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
NEHG Register;
Titus Family records.
Descendant note:
While roaming through the Bigelow Society information yesterday, I found Thankful Bigelow (15345) who m. 1st Ephraim Parker, and 2nd Jonah Titus.  I descend from their daughter, Phebe Titus (15345.5) who m. Calvin White.  I noted that the  information about Thankful's mother, Thamezine Nurse, is incorrect.  The Thamezine Nurse, b. 20 Aug 1716, who m. Jedediah Bigelow (1534) was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Gale) Nurse.  This Nurse line is Thamezine (4), John (3), John (2), Francis (1).
Thamezine Nurse, the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Havens) Nurse, was b.1 June 1718.  This Thamezine m. Abner Bixby 5 Feb 1734 at Framingham.  This Nurse line is Thamezine (4), Benjamin (3), Benjamin (2), Francis (1).
Rita Knecht          e-mail:
I received a large amount of Titus data several months ago and have not yet edited my records based on that.  I need to enter six additional children for Jonah and Thankful (Bigelow).
One of the most helpful books in sorting out Framingham, MA families is the book by J. H. Temple, HISTORY OF FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, EARLY KNOWN AS DANFORTH'S FARMS; 1640-1880; The Town of Framingham, 1887.  It has a wonderful genealogical register in the back that lists several generations of many early
families.  Each male line that continues is numbered, making it much easier to track lines.  A copy is in the nearby Southern California Genealogy Society Library, Burbank, CA to which I belong.  If you need any information on early
Framingham families, I would be glad to check it for you.  I have copied numerous pages of families in my line.

Rod Bigelow (Roger Jon12 BIGELOW)
8 Prospect Circle
Massena, N.Y. 13662 Rod Bigelow at SLIC