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Abijah Bigelow

Male 1756 - 1848  (92 years)


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  • Name Abijah Bigelow 
    Born 16 Apr 1756  Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Oct 1848  Michigan City, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15448  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2017 

    Father Jacob Bigelow,   b. 1 Sep 1717, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1800, New Braintree, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Susanna Mead,   b. 1 Aug 1719, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1789, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1738  [3
    Family ID F9739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mercy Amelia Spring,   b. 28 Feb 1761, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1846, Bigelow's Mills, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1780  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Mercy Amelia Bigelow,   b. 4 Oct 1794, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He was married, on 30 November 1780, to Mercy Amelia Spring, daughter of Converse and Mercy (Learned) Spring. She was born in Watertown 28 February 1761, and was niece of the well-known physician, Tory, and politician Marshall Spring. They lived a number of years at Waltham, then in 1796 moved to New Braintree until 1808, when he moved to Barre where his brother Samuel lived. In 1817 he moved to Leicester, MA, and after a few years to Brooklyn, CT. In 1836 he moved to Indiana, founding Bigelow's Mills, where his wife died 20 August 1846. In 1848 he moved to Michigan City, IN to live with a daughter. He died there 22 October 1848, at the ripe old age of 92 years, 6 mos, 6 days." [bigelowsociety.com]

      "[P]rivate in Abraham Pierce's Co., from Waltham, in Lexington alarm and also served at Bunker Hill." [Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1638] Bigelowsociety.com.

    2. [S1600] Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr., by Charles Allen Converse. Boston: Eben Putnam, 1905.

    3. [S1604] Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston, by Henry Bond. Boston: Little, Brown, 1855.

    4. [S1600] Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr., by Charles Allen Converse. Boston: Eben Putnam, 1905., month and year only.