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  • Born: 15 Jan 1641/42, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
  • Married: 2 Oct 1694
  • Died: 1712, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  • Buried: 1712, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

   Ancestral File Number: NQKS-C5.

   General Notes:

Ancestors of Charles Dana Bigelow and His Wife Eunice Ann Howe, Compiled for their Son and Daughter, Charles Emerson Bigelow and Jessie Howe (Bigelow) Beech, Josephine C Frost, Frederick H Hitchcock Genealogical Publ, NY, 1926
p6: "John Bigelow m Mary Warren, Child Samuel Bigelow m Mary Flagg...
"1. John Bigelow first appears on the records at Watertown MA in the first marriage at that place when on the 30th of 8th month he married Mary Warren, the ceremony being performed by Mr Nowell. They had thirteen children and she died 9 Oct 1691 and he on 14 Jul 1703 aged 86 years. He served inthe Pequot War of 1637 and on the return of the soldiers who served in King Philip's War of 1675/1676 his name may also be found. He was a surveyor of highways in 1652 and 1660; Constable in 1663 and one of the Selectmen in 1665, 1670, and 1671. He married second 2 Oct 1694 Sarah Bemis..."

Genealogies, Families, and Descendants of Early Settlers of Watertown MA, Vol I, Genealogies, Henry Bond MD, Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1855
p29: "John Bigelow, a blacksmith, of Watertown, took the oath of fidelity, 1652, and was selectman 1665, '70, '71, He m 30 Oct 1642 Mary Warren [This is the earliest marriage found in the town records.] She d 19 Oct 1691 and he m (2d) 2 Oct 1694 Sarah Bemis. He d 14 Jul 1703 aged 86. Inventory L627,12. His will was dated 4 Jan 1702-1703 and proved 28 Jul 1703."

17th Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century 1915-1975, Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, Baltimore Genealogical PublishingCompany Inc, 1987, p25:
"Joseph Bigelow (1617-1703) MA, m. Mary Warren; Sarah Bemis, Selectman, Military Service."

Ancestral File Ver 4.13 NQKS-C5 Mary (Sarah) BEMIS Mar 2 Oct 1694 John BIGELOW (AFN:LVX2-CG), Ver 4.19 18LM-LRW Mary (Sarah) BEMIS Born Abt 1618 Died 1713, X24R-JF Sarah BEMIS Born 15 Jan 1642 Died 1712, and 20R9-DHT Sarah BEMIS Born 15 Nov 1642.

   Marriage Information:

Sarah married John BIGELOW, Sr, son of Randall Baguley BIGELOW and Jane, on 2 Oct 1694. (John BIGELOW, Sr was born on 16 Feb 1616/17 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England, christened on 16 Feb 1616/17 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England, died on 14 Jul 1703 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA and was buried on 16 Jul 1703 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.)

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