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Thomas Bigelow was born 14 August 1753 in Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts to Jedediah Bigelow (1714-1792) and Thamezin Nurse (1716-1758) and died 14 March 1837 in Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Hannah Chase (1757-1848) 3 March 1774 in Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Notable ancestors include William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, England, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland.


Biography

Thomas 5, ninth child and third son of Jedediah 4,( Samuel 3, Samuel 2,John1) BIGELOW and Thamezin (NURSE) BIGELOW, was born 14 August 1753 in Douglas, Worcester county, MA. He was married there 03 March 1774 to Hannah CHASE, daughter of Thomas and Mary (-) CHASE. She was born ___ 1757. They lived their entire lives in Douglas; Thomas was a Selectman in the year 1793. He died there l4 March 1837; Hannah on 12 September 1848.

Revolutionary War Service

Source: Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II: Biglow, Thomas. Corporal, Capt. Job Knap's co., Col. Nathan Tyler's regt.; enlisted July 28, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; discharged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 14 days; marched to Tiverton, R. I., on the alarm of July 27, 1780. Roll dated Douglas.

Family of Thomas Bigelow and Hannah Chase

Children of Thomas and Hannah (CHASE) BIGELOW:

  1. Mary Bigelow (1775-1864) - b 01 Feb 1775;d 21 Sep 1864 in Petersburgh, NY ; m 21 Oct 1790 Dr. Aaron White. Several children. Famous descendants include actor Vincent Leonard Price (1911-1993).
  2. John, b 06 Sept 1777; d 18 Oct 1863 Chester, VT; m, unknown date, Sally Wiswell. Know of two daughters: 1. Sarah B. 1822 m. Jarvis C. Perry 1840 They lived in Springfield VT. Their children were: Julia, John, Herbert, Henry, Ella & Cora. 2. Hannah m. Riley Phillips/had a son Henry H. Phillips
  3. Abigail, b 30 July 1779; d 05 Mar 1844 Sutton, MA; m 01 Dec 1803 Cornelius Putnam. 9 children.
  4. Thomas, b 08 Sept 1781; d __ Mar 1871 Portland, Chautauqua, NY; m 28 Aug 1803 Jerusha Putnam. 8 children.
  5. Samuel, b 12 Mar 1784; d 14 Sept 1821 Whitingham, VT; m 23 Nov 1806 Sally Putnam. 4 children.
  6. Elijah, b 28 Sep 1786; d 28 Aug 1859; m (1) 9 Mar 1810 Phebe Putnam, and (2)10 Aug 1814 Lydia Putnam. Total, 5 children.
  7. Amos, b 10 Aug 1789; d _____ ; m 17 Mar 1808 Fanny Stockwell.
  8. Jesse, b 07 Mar 1792; d 14 Mar 1877 Webster, MA; m (1) 01 Dec 1814 Huldah Waters, and (2) l844 Esther Simpson. 5 children.
  9. Jason, b 02 July 1795; d _____ ; m 05 June 1817 Molly Dudley. 1 known child.
  10.  ?Freeman, b ca 1800; m 19 July 1832 Mary Ann Wallis; living Douglas, MA 1850. No known issue.



Children


Offspring of Thomas Bigelow and Hannah Chase (1757-1848)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Bigelow (1775-1864) 1775 Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts 21 September 1864 Petersburgh, Rensselaer County, New York Aaron White (1773-1846)

John Bigelow (1777-1863)
Abigail Bigelow (1779-1844)
Thomas Bigelow (1781-1871)
Samuel Bigelow (1784-1821)
Elijah Bigelow (1786-1859)
Amos Bigelow (1789-)
Jesse Bigelow (1792-1877)
Jason Bigelow (1795-)
Freeman Bigelow (1800-)

Siblings


Offspring of Jedediah Bigelow and Thamezin Nurse (1716-1758)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abigail Bigelow (1737-)
Ruth Bigelow (1739-)
Sarah Bigelow(1741-1819)
Thamezine Bigelow (1742-)
Thankful Bigelow (1745-1794)
Jedediah Bigelow (1747-1756)
Mary Bigelow (1749-)
Thomas Bigelow (1751-1752)
Thomas Bigelow (1753-1837) 14 August 1753 Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts 14 March 1837 Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts Hannah Chase (1757-1848)

John Bigelow (1755-1756)
Jedediah Bigelow (1757-1758)
Elizabeth Bigelow (1757-1757)

Offspring of Jedediah Bigelow and Jane Wheeler (1718-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jedediah Bigelow (1766-1766)

Famous Ancestors

Vital Records

1790 US Federal Census

1790 census: MA-Worcester-Douglas-Thomas Bigelow: l-5-3-0-0.

References

  • History of Thomas Bigelow - Bigelow Family History Society
  • Gravestone of Thomas Bigelow at Douglas Center Cemetery, Douglas MA - badly worn.
  • Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol I, pg 120;
  • Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
  • descendants of Eleazer Flagg;
  • vital records and censuses of MA & VT towns.

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