1692C. Tyler 5 BIGELOW, son of David 4 ( Daniel 3, Joshua2, John1) and his second wife Deborah (HEYWOOD) BIGELOW, was born 13 August 1778 at Worcester, Worcester county, MA. He graduated from Harvard in 1801, and studied law with his cousin Timothy Bigelow at Groton. He commenced practice at Leominster, but removed to Watertown in 1804. He rose to a high rank in his profession, but in the prime of his life gave up most of his practice due to deafness. He was considered a leading citizen in Watertown. On his death he left a legacy of $10,000 to Harvard University as a fund for indigent meritorious students. He married, on 26 November 1806, his cousin Clarissa Bigelow- 16956., daughter of Col. Timothy and Anna (Andrews) Bigelow. She was born 29 December 1781 at Worcester. He died 23 May 1865 at Watertown.
Children of Tyler and Clarissa (Bigelow) Bigelow; all were born at Watertown, Middlesex co, MA:
1692C.lt Clarissa Andrews, b 1 Nov 1807; d____ ; m 26 Apr 1831 Theodore Chase; res Boston. 2 sons.
1692C.2 Rufus, b 3 June 1809; d 6 July 1832.
1692C.3t George Tyler, b 6 Oct 1810, d 12 Apr 1878 Boston, MA; m 5 Nov 1839 Anna Smith Miller; res Boston. 4 children.
1692C.4 Charles Henry, b 6 Sep 1812; d 13 Sep 1813 Watertown.
1692C.5t Charles Henry, b 13 July 1814; d 15 Apr 1862
New Bedford, MA; m Harriet Briggs; no issue.
1692C.6 Harriet, b 26 Feb 1816; died in Cuba; unmarried.
1692C.7 Francis Whitney, b 04 June 1824; d 11 July 1853, aged 29 San Francisco, CA; unmarried. (see below)
1692C.8 Edward Irving, b 01 June 1827; d 09 April 1854, aged 26, Cairo, Egypt; unmarried; (see below)
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.174;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; page 146;
Janice Farnsworth has provided The First Parish of Watertown, MA by Arthur Buckminster Fuller; Tyler was an early parishioner.
Subject: Hon. Tyler Bigelow
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 10:16:49 -0500
From: Rich Eastman & Pam Parker < email@example.com
Hi, Rod! Saw your Bigelow family page today and was quite excited. My wife descends through John-Joshua-Daniel-David-Tyler-George Tyler-Clara Dabney-Caroline Parker-Augustin Parker Jr. Her mother has an original oil painting of Hon. Tyler at about age 70 hanging in her living room. Many things were passed down in the family, some we haven't identified yet. We're trying to trace the source of a block-front desk made by Benjamin Frothingham about 1780 that was handed down in the family. Have you done any research into the wills of Tyler Bigelow or his son George? We thought
a will might indicate where this desk came from and suspect it to be a Bigelow piece. Pam's mother also has a portrait of Charles Miller Esq., Anna Smith Miller's grandfather. He was a merchant in Boston. Please let me know if you have anything further on this family. Thanks so much,
Rich Eastman & Pam Parker
From: NECROLOGY OF THE ALUMNI OF HARVARD
COLLEGE, 1851-52 TO 1862-63.
Transcribed by: Janice Farnsworth Farns10th@aol.com