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Joshua Bigelow was born 2 January 1759 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States to Jabez Bigelow (1726-1808) and Susannah Elderkin (1722-1797) and died 10 March 1831 New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, United States of unspecified causes.

Biography

Joshua BIGELOW, son of Jabez 4 ( Gershom 3, Joshua2, John1) and Susanna (ELDERKIN) BIGELOW, was born 02 January 1759 at Pittsfield, MA (but the birth recorded at Hebron, CT).

The family moved after the Revolution to New York state. There, circa 1788, he married Huldah Hunt of Shoreham, VT. They lived on a part of his father's farm at New Lebanon, Columbia county, NY. He died there 10 March 1831. His wife, Hulda, was born 30 January 1768, and died 04 November 1831 at New Lebanon, NY.

Family of Joshua and Susanna Bigelow

Children of Joshua and Huldah (Hunt) Bigelow, all born New Lebanon, Columbia co, NY:

  1. Asher, b 19 Feb 1789; went south, and was an overseer on a plantation near Charleston, SC; died there ca 1825.
  2. Lowisa (Louisa), b 17 Apr 1791; d 19 May 1822; Howe's Bigelow genealogy says unmarried, but an obituary of the time says married to Simeon Rice. (see family gravestone)
  3. Sarah, b 17 Oct 1793; d 23 Aug 1825 New Lebanon, NY; unmarried.
  4. Samuel Bigelow (1789-1857) - b 04 Oct 1795; d 25 Sept 1857 New Lebanon, NY; m Polly Pratt (born 10 Feb 1793, d 02 Jan 1849) of Canaan. No issue. (see below) (see family gravestone)
  5. Susanna, b 04 Mar 1797;d 10 Nov 1819 New Lebanon, NY; unmarried.
  6. Hiram, b 05 Mar 1800; d 28 Oct 1863 New Lebanon; m 2 June 1831 Lucina Haight. 9 children.
  7. Eliza Ann, b 24 Dec 1805; d 14 Oct 1823 New Lebanon; unmarried.


Children


Offspring of Joshua Bigelow and Huldah Hunt (1763-1831)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Asher Bigelow (1789-1825)
Louisa Bigelow (1791-1822)
Sarah Bigelow (1793-1825)
Samuel Bigelow (1789-1857) 1789 Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, United States 25 September 1857 New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, United States Mary Pratt (1793-1849)
Susanna Bigelow (1797-1819)
Hiram Bigelow (1800-1863)
Eliza Ann Bigelow (1805-1823)



Siblings


Offspring of Jabez Bigelow (1726-1808) and Susannah Elderkin (1722-1797)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Susanna Bigelow (1753-)
Esther Bigelow (1755-)
Sarah Bigelow (1756-)
Rachel Bigelow (1757-)
Joshua Bigelow (1759-1831) 2 January 1759 Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States 10 March 1831 New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York, United States Huldah Hunt (1763-1831)
Jabez Bigelow (1760-1829)
Charlotte Bigelow (1762-)
Elizabeth Bigelow (1764-)
Mary Bigelow (1764-)
Gale Bigelow (1766-)


Vital Records

1790 US Federal Census

1790 census: NY-Columbia-Canaan-Joshua Bigelow: 1-1-1-0-0.


References

  • Family History of Joshua Bigelow - Bigelow Family Society
  • Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.178;
  • Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
  • cemetery records, New Lebanon;
  • newspaper obituaries from collection at NY State library

Residences

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