Ivory Bigelow, second child and second son of Gershom 4 (John 3,Samuel 2, John1) and Mary (HOW) BIGELOW , was born in Marlborough, Middlesex county, MA, 07 October 1741. He was married there on 13 August 1763 to Sophia BANNISTER, daughter of Lieut. John and Martha (HAYWARD) BANNISTER (another source says dau of John and Abigail (Barker) Banister). She was born in Marlborough 07 February 1747. They lived all their lives in Marlborough, on the farm belonging to Sophia's father, and it passed down through the Bigelow family until the 1880's. Ivory was a prominent man in Marlborough, and active in the militia, like his brother.He died 14 February 1804; Sophia died 13 August 1830, both in Marlborough.
During the Revolution he served as a Lieutenant.
Mass Sold & Sail or Rev War, Vol II:
- Biglow, Ivory, Marlborough. Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 28 days. See Marlborough 1775 Minuteman Roster.
- Biglow, Ivory. Lieutenant, Capt. Benjamin Munroe's co.; pay abstract for 3 mos. 10 days service from date of enlistment, Dec.24 year not given, probably 1778].
- Bigelow, Ivory. Lieutenant, also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Moses Barnes's (5th) co., 4th Middlesex regt.; 4th Middlesex County Militia Regiment
1790 U.S. Census
1790 census: MA-Middlesex-Marlborough-Ivory Bigelow: 2-2-4-0-0.
This grave has a Revolutionary marker. Husband of Sophia Bannister.
[Urn & Willow Tree] "They die in Jesus and are blest How kind their slumbers are From suffering and from sin released And free'd from every care."
In Memory of | Lieut. Ivory Bigelow, | who died Febr. | 14. 1804. | in the 63 year | of his age.
|Offspring of Gershom Bigelow and Mary Howe (1718-1802)|
|Timothy Bigelow (1738-1817)||1 November 1738 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts||6 November 1817 Massachusetts|| Miriam Howe (1744-1825)|
|Anna Bigelow (1746-)|| |
|Mary Bigelow (1746-1810)||10 October 1746 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts||15 August 1810 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts|| Artemas Howe (1743-1813)|
|Anna Bigelow (1749-1826)|| |
|Ivory Bigelow (1741-1804)||7 October 1741 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts||14 February 1804 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts|| Sophia Bannister (1747-1830)|
- Lt Ivory Bigelow - Bigelow Society Descendant #55182