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Capt. Joseph Bigelow, Sr., Rev. War Financier

Birthplace: Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 24, 1783 (80)
Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: 653 Main Street, Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 01505, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bigelow and Jerusha Bigelow
Husband of Martha Bigelow
Father of Charles Bigelow; Anna Hastings; Mary Moore; Capt. Joseph Bigelow, Jr.; Martha Bigelow and 4 others
Brother of Jerusha Mathews; Thankful Howe; John Bigelow, Capt.; Comfort Brigham; Freedom Bowker and 14 others

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About Capt. Joseph Bigelow, Sr., Rev. War Financier

Ancestor #: A010042

Capt Joseph Bigelow BIRTH 1 Jan 1703, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 24 Jan 1783 (aged 80), Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Old Burial Ground, Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find A Grave MEMORIAL ID 8029408

He never actively served during the Revolutionary War. The title and marker were awarded for his financial contributions to the war effort.

Parents John Bigelow, 1675–1769 Jerusha Garfield Bigelow, 1677–1758

Spouse Martha Brigham Bigelow, 1704–1782 (m. 2/22/1725 Shrewsbury, MA )

Siblings Thankful Bigelow Howe, 1699–1756 Comfort Bigelow Brigham, 1708–1755 Freedom Bigelow, 1709–1793 Gershom Bigelow, 1714–1812

Children Joseph Bigelow, 1726–1800 Charles Bigelow, 1729–1782 Solomon Bigelow, 1746–1775 (see 7 other children below CDA)

Gravesite Details The headstone uses the Bigelow family name variant, Biglow.

1513. Joseph 4 BIGELOW, son of John 3 ( Samuel 2, John 1), and Jerusha (GARFIELD) BIGELOW, was born 01 January 1703 Marlborough, Middlesex co, MA. He married 22 February 1725, Martha BRIGHAM, daughter of Gershom and Mehitabel BRIGHAM.

She was born Marlborough 06 October 1704. They moved to Shrewsbury, to that part later set off as Boylston, and he was a leading citizen in that town. He was a selectman in 1738, and prominent in the church. His wife Martha died 15 October 1782, aged 78 years. He died 24 January 1783. He drew up his will 25 December 1782, mentioned son Joseph, daughter Anna, wife of Samuel HASTINGS; Mary, wife of Isaac MOORE; John and Molly, children of son Charles deceased. He appointed son Joseph, and Lucy, widow of Charles, as his executors.

Children of Joseph and Martha (BRIGHAM) BIGELOW, all born in Shrewsbury, Worcester co,MA: 15131 Joseph, b 09 Nov 1726; d 29 Nov 1801 Boylston, MA; m 20 Dec 1749 Olive BEAMAN; res Shrewsbury; 11 children. 15132 Martha, b 03 May 1728; died young. 15133 Charles, b 4/22/1729; d 20 Nov 1782 Boylston; m 12/23/1760 Lucy BENNETT; Shrewsbury/Boylston; 10? children. 15134 Miriam, b 28 Mar 1731; d ca 1766; m 30 May 1765 Archelaus ANDERSON; they moved to Chesterfield, MA where she died the following year and he remarried. No issue. 15135 Martha, b 10 May 1733; d 13 July 1742. 15136 Stephen, b 10 Jan 1735; d ____ 1756; unmarried. 15137 Anna, b 14 June 1737; d 16 May 1819 Princeton, MA; m 26 Oct 1757 Samuel HASTINGS. 4 known children. 15138 Mehitable, b 04 Sept 1739; d 15 Sept 1746. 15139 Solomon, b 13 Oct 1746; d ca 1775; m 6 Apr 1769 Mary DENMAN or DAMON, who married (2) 1777 William SMALL, of Fitchburg; no issue. 1513A Mary, b 18 Sept 1748; died ___ ; m 02 June 1768 Isaac MOORE; res Bolton, MA; 7 children.

Sources: Howe, Bigelow Family of America; Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I page 47-48; History of Chesterfield, MA; vital records Boylston-Shrewsbury; NSDAR applications descendants of Samuel HASTINGS, Isaac MOORE


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Capt. Joseph Bigelow, Sr., Rev. War Financier's Timeline

January 1, 1703
Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
November 9, 1726
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
May 3, 1728
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
April 22, 1729
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
May 10, 1733
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
January 10, 1735
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
June 14, 1737
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
September 4, 1739
Shrewsbury, MA, USA
October 18, 1746
Shrewsbury, MA, USA