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.
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
ARATHUSA BIGELOW, a cousin.
Child, one known, BIGELOW:
12 i HORATIO NELSON BIGELOWSources:
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