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John Bigelow

Male Abt 1617 - 1703  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name John Bigelow  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1617  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1703  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I15454  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2020 

    Family Mary Warren,   b. Bef 12 Sep 1624,   d. 19 Oct 1691, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1642  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Joshua Bigelow,   d. 21 Feb 1745, Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Samuel Bigelow,   b. 28 Oct 1653, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F9741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He is not at all proved to be the son of Randall and Jane Baguley (Bauguley, Beagly, etc.) of Wrentham, Suffolk who was baptized there 16 Feb 1617. This claim, still held to by the Bigelow Society, appears to have been the work of the notorious 19th-century genealogical forger Horatio Gates Somerby.

      As the WikiTree page about this John Bigelow notes, all three of the "proofs" for this ancestry cited by the Bigelow Society, on their web site and in the 1986 Bigelow Family Genealogy, are entirely unsourced.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S906] The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and His Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth by N. Grier Parke II, edited by Donald Lines Jacobus. Woodstock, Vermont: The Elm Tree Press, 1960.

    3. [S2306] The Winthrop Fleet: Massachusetts Bay Company Immigrants to New England 1629-1630 by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.

    4. [S595] The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908, Part I: The Ancestry of Warren Frances Kempton 1817-1879 by Dean Crawford Smith; edited by Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996.

    5. [S1638] Bigelowsociety.com.

    6. [S933] Fifty Great Migration Colonists of New England and Their Origins by John Brooks Threlfall. Madison, Wisconsin, 1990., date only.