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Jabez Bigelow
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1736
Watertown
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1822
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Jabez Bigelow, youngest son of Eliezer Bigelow and Mary Fiske, was born December 19, 1736 in Watertown. He moved with his family to Westminster when he was six. He married Deborah, daughter of Ezekiel Knowlton and Susannah Morgan of Shrewsbury, on October 5, 1761, in Shrewsbury. Deborah was born in Shrewsbury on December 23, 1734. They settled on lot number 3 in Westminister, on the intersection of Main and Bacon Streets, which Jabez had purchased the spring before from John Wheeler.

Jabez was a soldier in the Company of Asa Whitcomb, in the closing campaigns of the French and Indian War, and a Minuteman at the beginning of the Revolution, as a Sgt. in Col. Asa Whitcomb's Regt., which marched to Cambridge upon hearing the news of Lexington & Concord. He served several times during the Revolution, attaining the position of Lieutenant under Captain Elisha Jackson. He is said to have been at White Plains, New York, and at other battles, and was at West Point in New York under Arnold at the time of Arnold's treason. He was known by his military title during the later years of his life. He was twice on the board of selectmen in Westminster, and held many other offices of trust in the town.

Jabez and Deborah had ten children, all born in Westminster. Jabez died August 13, 1822 at Westminster. He is buried in Woodside Cemetery in Westminster.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Eleazer (Elezier) Bigelow (1705 - 1762)
  Mary Fiske Bigelow (1707 - 1777)
 
 Spouse:
  Deborah Knowlton Bigelow (1734 - 1816)*
 
 Children:
  John Bigelow (1762 - 1829)*
  Benjamin Bigelow (1765 - 1849)*
  Abraham Bigelow (1768 - 1802)*
  Susannah Bigelow Holden (1770 - 1798)*
  Asa Bigelow (1779 - 1845)*
 
 Sibling:
  Elisha Bigelow (1728 - 1814)*
  Jabez Bigelow (1736 - 1822)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"In Memory of Lieut. Jabez Bigelow who died Aug. 13, 1822, aged 85. Let this vain world engage no more, Behold the gaping tomb! It bids us seize the present hour. Tomorrow death may come."
 
Burial:
Woodside Cemetery
Westminster
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Ken Smith
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34752606
Jabez Bigelow
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Jabez Bigelow
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 Added: May. 16, 2012

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 Added: Jun. 4, 2010
 
 
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