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Jabez Bigelow

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Eleazer Bigelow and Mary Bigelow
Husband of Deborah Bigelow
Father of Deboran Holden; Susannah Holden; Benjamin Bigelow; Jabez Bigelow; John Bigelow and 3 others
Brother of Benjamin Bigelow; Elisha Bigelow; Mary Smith; Joshua Bigelow; Ann Titus and 1 other

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Jabez Bigelow

Jabez Bigelow, youngest son of Eliezer Bigelow and Mary Fiske, was born December 19, 1736 in Watertown. He moved with his family to Westminster when he was six. He married Deborah, daughter of Ezekiel Knowlton and Susannah Morgan of Shrewsbury, on October 5, 1761, in Shrewsbury. Deborah was born in Shrewsbury on December 23, 1734. They settled on lot number 3 in Westminister, on the intersection of Main and Bacon Streets, which Jabez had purchased the spring before from John Wheeler.

DAR Ancestor #: A010029 Jabez was a soldier in the Company of Asa Whitcomb, in the closing campaigns of the French and Indian War, and a Minuteman at the beginning of the Revolution, as a Sgt. in Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regt., which marched to Cambridge upon hearing the news of Lexington & Concord. He served several times during the Revolution, attaining the position of Lieutenant under Captain Elisha Jackson. He is said to have been at White Plains, New York, and at other battles, and was at West Point in New York under Arnold at the time of Arnold's treason. He was known by his military title during the later years of his life. He was twice on the board of selectmen in Westminster, and held many other offices of trust in the town.

Jabez and Deborah had ten children, all born in Westminster. Jabez died August 13, 1822 at Westminster. He is buried in Woodside Cemetery in Westminster. Inscription: "In Memory of Lieut. Jabez Bigelow who died Aug. 13, 1822, aged 85. Let this vain world engage no more, Behold the gaping tomb! It bids us seize the present hour. Tomorrow death may come."

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Jabez Bigelow's Timeline

1736
December 19, 1736
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1762
June 27, 1762
Age 25
Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1764
March 6, 1764
Age 27
1765
August 6, 1765
Age 28
Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1767
March 12, 1767
Age 30
1768
December 21, 1768
Age 32
Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1770
August 1770
Age 33
Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1775
November 22, 1775
Age 38
Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1779
August 19, 1779
Age 42
Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States