1. JOEL BIGELOW, (son of JOTHAM & MARY (RICHARDSON) BIGELOW was born 20 June 1752 at Holden, Worcester County, MA. His father had early removed to Gilford, Windham County, VT. Joel settled there, where he owned a large farm in the center of town, and where their children were born. Joel was active in the Militia, and served in the Revolution, having the rank of Colonel. During the Guilford Incident between New York and Vermont concerning the jurisdiction over the Southern Vermont , he and his father took sides with New York. He was elected a member of the Assembly in 1784 from Cumberland County, as it was then called. He was also commissioned an Adjutant by the State of New York about that time. Soon after his wife died, Joel moved to Ellisburg, NY to live with his son Jotham. There he died 14 October 1825 and is burried. He married about 1773 SARAH STOWELL of Petersham (b at Nichewaug, MA), daughter of JOHN and SARAH (PARMENTER) STOWELL. SARAH, born circa 1750, died in Guilford circa 1821. Children, BIGELOW: 2 i JOHN BIGELOW 3 ii SALLY BIGELOW 4 iii POLLY BIGELOW 5 iv JOEL BIGELOW + 6 v WILLIAM M. BIGELOW 7 vi JOTHAM BIGELOW 8 vii RICHARDSON BIGELOW 9 viii IRA BIGELOW 10 ix RUFAS BIGELOW 11 x TIRZAH BIGELOW 6. WILLIAM M. BIGELOW (son of JOEL & SARAH (STOWELL) BIGELOW was born 16 Nov 1781 and died 6 Oct 1849. He married ARATHUSA BIGELOW, a cousin. Child, one known, BIGELOW: 12 i HORATIO NELSON BIGELOW Sources: Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy Vol I,pg 50,109,383; Howe, Bigelow Family of America; Vital records of Marlborough, Holden, and Deerfield, MA; Vital records Guiford, VT.
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