16814. Roger 5 BIGELOW, son of Joseph 4 ( Joseph 3, Joshua2, John1) and Mercy (PRATT) BIGELOW, was born 17 November 1752 in Weston, Middlesex county, MA. He early moved to Winchendon, having married on 21 April 1774 Mary Child, daughter of Samuel and Esther ( __ ) Child. She was born 12 January 1753 in Weston. Roger served in the Revolutionary War, and was at the Battle of Concord and Lexington He was an early convert to the Methodist sect, and meetings of the denomination were held at his house. He died in Winchendon on 06 March 1801. We have no record of his wife's death. Since most of the children moved to Weybridge, VT and environs, she may have spent her last days with one of them.
1790 census: MA-Worcester-Winchendon-Roger Bigelow: 2-3-5-0-0.
Mass Sold & Sail of Rev War, Vol II:
Biglow, Roger, Weston. Private, Capt. Samuel Lamson's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 3 days; also, Capt. Abijah Child's co., Col. Thomas Gardner's regt; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 29, 1775; service, 94 days; stature, 5 ft 7 in; also, Capt. Child's co., Lieut. Col. Bond's (late Gardner's) 37th regt.; muster roll for Aug., 1775, dated Camp Prospect Hill; also, company return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; reported discharged Sept. 29, 1775, and place supplied by Edward Hiller; also, Sergeant, Capt. Asahel Wheeler's co., Col. John Robinson's regt.; marched Feb. 4, 1776; service, 1 mo. 28 days.
Bigelow, Roger. Private, Capt. William Thurlo's co.; marched on an alarm at Bennington, by order of Gen. Stark and Col. Warner, under command of Maj. Ebenezer Bridge, Aug. 22, 1777; marched ninety miles and then discharged by Gen. Lincoln; service, 9 days.
Children of Roger and Mary (Child) Bigelow:
16814.lt Marshall, b 27 Aug 1774 Weston; d 12 Dec 1849 Granville, Licking co, OH; m 07 Nov 1800 Elizabeth Clark Hill; moved from VT to OH 1817. 9 children.
16814.2 Nabby, b 08 July 1776; d ___ ; m
06 Dec 1818 (Licking co, OH) John Rumford.
16814.3 Isaac, b 01 Aug 1778; d Weybridge VT Feb 1850; he left a widow, and presumably had issue.
16814.4 Polly, b 24 Mar 1780 Weston; d 21 Oct 1813 Weybridge, VT; m 04 Feb 1810 Solomon Snell.
16814.5 Eunice, b 24 Apr 1783 Winchendon, MA.
16814.6 Mercy, b 04 July 1785 Winchendon, MA.
16814.7t Samuel, b 11 Sept 1787 Winchendon; d 07 Aug 1866 Clintonville, Clinton co, NY; m Mary ("Polly") Stone. 2 children.
16814.8t Alpheus, b 04 Aug 1789 Winchendon; d 08 June 1833 Weybridge, VT; m _____ Eleanor Wright, sister of Gov. Silas Wright of NY. 3 sons.
16814.9t Ezra Parker, b _ July 1791 Winchendon; drowned 09 Apr 1818 Madrid, St. Lawrence co, NY; m 09 Nov 1813 (Bridport, VT) Phoebe Hall; res Londonderry, VT and Madrid, NY. Perhaps 2 children.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.168-169;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
MA and VT vital records;
early census records;
cemetery records Licking co, OH, Clinton co, NY;
newspaper obituaries at State Historical Society, Albany, NY;
correspondence with descendants.