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John Bigelow II was born 28 October 1704 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States to John Bigelow (1675-1769) and Jerusha Garfield (1677-1758) and died circa 1783 in Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Rebecca Howe (1702-1744) 4 July 1728 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, the United States.
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John BIGELOW, son of John 3 ( Samuel 2, John 1), and Jerusha (GARFIELD) BIGELOW, was born 28 October 1704/5 in Marlborough, Middlesex co, MA. He was married on 04 July 1728 to Rebecca HOWE, daughter of John and Rebecca HOWE of Marlborough.

They soon moved to Worcester, Massachusetts, specifically that portion of the township later set off as the township of Holden, Massachusetts, and John was a leading man in petitioning for the formation of Holden in 1740. He was elected as one of the first selectmen (town council) in 1741, and served 1741-46, 1748-51, 1755, 1756, and 1761. He was Assessor in 1742, 1744-46, 1748-51, 1755, 1756; he was town Treasurer 1742 and 1750.

He was a captain in the local militia. In 1742 he and his brother Jotham were admitted to the church by letter of transfer from Worcester. In 1763 he bought land from James Foster, and said he was of Holden. In 1765 he bought land in tract Narragansett #4, and was "late of Holden", having moved to what is now Greenwich. In 1764 he was of Greenwich (then called by its Indian name Quabbin) when he gave his son John jr a tract of land; again in 1765 he sold land to his son Nathan in Quabbin, but after that no further record. Family tradition says he moved to Goshen or Cummington and died about 1783, but no record exists, nor can we find record of his wife Rebecca Howe. (see below)

Children and Family

Children of John and Rebecca (HOWE) BIGELOW, all born in Worcester and Holden, MA:



Children


Offspring of John Bigelow II and Rebecca Howe (1702-1744)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rebecca Bigelow (1729-1797)
Prudence Bigelow (1732-1764)
Mary Bigelow (1732-)
Anna Bigelow (1735-1735)
John Bigelow (1740-1807) 1740 Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States 19 October 1807 Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Bigelow (1742-1825)

Nathan Bigelow (1744-1800)

Siblings


Offspring of John Bigelow and Jerusha Garfield (1677-1758)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jerusha Bigelow (1696-)
Jerusha Bigelow (1697-1758)
Thankful Bigelow (1699-1756) 8 June 1699 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 18 October 1756 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts John Howe (1697-1734)

Joseph Bigelow (1699-1783)
John Bigelow (1704-1783) 28 October 1704 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 1783 Cummington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States Rebecca Howe (1702-1744)

Comfort Bigelow (1707-1755) 23 September 1707 Malden, Massachusetts 24 September 1755 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Joseph Brigham (1706-1786)

Gershom Bigelow (1714-1812) 1714 Massachusetts 1812 Massachusetts Mary Howe (1718-1802)

Jotham Bigelow (1717-1786)
Benjamin Bigelow (1720-1772)
Sarah Bigelow (1721-)
Joshua Bigelow (c1722?)
Freedom Bigelow (1710-1744)
Anna Bigelow (1712-1764)

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