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Roper Ephraim III [Male] b. 21 OCT 1716 Sudbury, Middlesex Co, MA - d. 5 DEC 1793 Sterling, Worcester Co, MA

War: 26 May 1740 enlisted for expedition against the Spanish in West Indies

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Roper Ephraim Jr. [Male] b. ABT. 1687 Sudbury, Middlesex Co, MA - d. 16 FEB 1729/30 Worcester Co, MA

Indian Captive 1697-1699

Death: accident in the woods

Event: captive of Indians in 2nd Lancaster Indian massacre 11 Sep 1697

Parents: Jacob Moore was appoint his guardian 5 Jun 1700-grandfather of
later wife

Place: Worcester MA 1721

Burial: now a park with graves covered over by grass

458. Ephraim Roper (137) was born in 1687 in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He died on Feb 16 1730 in Worchester, Massachusetts. Ephraim Roper was captured by Indians at the second Lancaster Massacre in which his mother and father and one sister perished. He lived with the Indians for two years until he was ransomed and returned.

He lived in Sudbury, Massachusetts, where his first four children were born, until 1721 when the family moved to Worcester. From Oct 14 to Nov 28 1722, Roper was employed as a "sentinel, to keep garrison, or range the woods" for the protection of the settlement. Undoubtedly his youthful experience with the Indians was no small help in this task.

On Mar 21 1729 the sixteen tax payers of Worcester were assessed for a road to be built to Marlborough. Roper's assessment as two shillings, nine pence. The largeset assessment was for one pound ten shillings.

He was a farmer and died in an accident in the woods. He was buried on the east side of the Common, and his gravestone read:

Here lies Buri'd ye Body of
Ephraim Roper
who departed this life February ye 16, A.D. 1730,
in ye 43d year of his age. He was married to Sybillah Moore in 1714 in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

459. Sybillah Moore(137) was born on Sep 2 1694 in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She died on May 25 1750 in Oxford, Massachusetts. An interesting letter from Sybillah Moore to her daughter Priscilla survives.

"Louing son and dafter, these are to inform you that I am yet at Father Moore's and am not well, I have the fever and ague, I have not been well all this spring if you could you come down next fall if I am able I will com up with you. I have sent by the bearer hereof som camlet to make you a quilt, and a pair of stokins, I desire above all things that you mind the good of your souls, more than for the things of this world, and I desire the same of your two sisters, and be often thinking of your diing day, and let not the world steal your hearts from God--for I know not that whether I shall ever see you again.

"And hannah I desire that you be very careful that you do not keep bad company, but studdy the word of God, which is able to make you wise to salvation. Do not mis to read a chapter very day, my daughter star, remember how God raised you even from the mouth of the grave, and give God the prayes and never forget his mercy to you, and make thankful returns to God for the the same. Son Star I desire that you right to me by Mr. Shadtuck, and tell me how your wife does, my harts desire and prayer is that you may be saved--and Rest your loving

"Mother Sibbel Chamberlain"

Neither her spelling nor her punctuation would have caused the slightest comment in her day, as the regularization of both was a product of the age of the dictionary, just then dawning. It is also interesting to note that there was no regular postal system at that time except in the cities. As cable television is slowly spreading out from the cities in the late twentieth century, so in the mid-eighteenth was regular postal service. Until it got there, letters were entrusted to whomever was travelling in the right direction.

Camlet, to save you the trouble of looking it up--although this is the age of the dictionary--is a type of stiff cloth woven from camel's hair or an imitation of this type of cloth. In this case, presumably, it was the latter. Children were:

i. Mary Roper was born on May 20 1715.
ii. Ephraim Roper was born on Oct 21 1716. He died on Dec 5 1793.
229 iii. Priscilla Roper.
iv. Sybillah Roper was born on Mar 6 1720.
v. Abigail Roper was born on Mar 11 1722.
vi. Ruth Roper was born on Jan 14 1724.
vii. John Roper was born on Oct 27 1725.
viii. Nathaniel Roper was born on Mar 2 1727.
ix. Hannah Roper was born on Mar 3 1729.
x. Daniel Roper was born on Oct 2 1730. He died on Feb 27 1821.

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Moore Sybillah [Female] b. 2 SEP 1694 Sudbury, Middlesex Co, MA - d. 25 MAY 1750 Oxford, Worcester Co, MA

Indian captive 1697-1699

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Roper Ephraim [Male] b. 23 DEC 1644 Dedham, Suffolk Co, MA - d. 11 SEP 1697 Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA

Event: only person to escape the massacre by Indians at Lancaster MA on10 Feb 1676

War: Colonial Troops; fought against Philips band of Indians

Death: in 2nd Indian massacre

916. Ephraim Roper (137) was born on Dec 23 1644 in Dedham, Massachusetts. He died on Sep 11 1697 in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Ephraim Roper moved to Lancaster, Massachusetts, as a young man. In early 1676 the town was attacked by the Indian leader known as King Philip and perhaps as many as 1500 warriors. Forty-two or more settlers, including Ephraim, his wife and infant daughter sought refuge in the partially fortified house of the Reverend Rowlandson. The house was attacked shortly after dawn and as Mrs. Rowlandson wrote in her "Removes," 'quickly it was the dolefullest day that ever mine eyes saw." Of all the people in the Rowlandson house, only Ephraim Roper managed to escape while the rest were killed or captured. His wife and daughter perished and the town was burned.

Roper joined the command of Captain Turner sent to attack King Philip and they did so at the falls of the Connecticut River on May 18 1676, killing many in what a contemporary called "a great and noble slaughter." But Philip counterattacked as Turner and his men retired and Turner was killed. The falls near where he was found are named for him.

Ephraim Roper lived in Cambridge for some time after the massacre but returned to Lancaster early in 1684.

Twenty-one years later the Indians, this time stirred up by the French, attacked the rebuilt town once more and this time twenty-one were killed, among them Ephraim, his second wife, and one of their daughters. Their son Ephraim was captured and lived with the Indians for two years. He was married to Hannah ---------- on Nov 20 1677 in Concord, Massachusetts.

917. Hannah ---------- (137) died on Sep 11 1697 in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Hannah, although not present in Lancaster when the massacre took place, suffered from it in a curious way. On Aug 7 1676 three Indian women and three children were murdered near Huckleberry Hill outside of Lancaster in an act of cold-blooded revenge for the massacre. Four soldiers confessed to the crime or to having been present. The two perpetrators, Daniel Goble and his brother Stephen, Hannah's husband, were hanged on Sep 26 1676 as was an Indian named One-eyed John, who had played a major part in the massacre. The other two soldiers, who had merely been present, had their sentences commuted. Children were:

i. Priscilla Roper was born on Feb 5 1679.
ii. Ruth Roper was born on Jan 7 1681.
iii. Elizabeth Roper was born on Jan 17 1683. She died on Sep 11 1697.
iv. Bathsheba Roper.
458 v. Ephraim Roper.

More About Ephraim Roper and Hannah Brewer:
Marriage: November 1677, Concord,Middlesex,Ma.

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Brewer Hannah [Female] b. 18 JAN 1644/45 Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA - d. 11 SEP 1697 Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA

died in massacre

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Roper John Jr. [Male] b. ABT. 1611 New Buckenham, Norfolk Co, England - d. 26 MAR 1676 Lancaster, Worcester Co, MA

died in massacre

Immigrated to USA summer 1637.
Made freeman, Dedham, Mass., June 2, 1641.
Examined at Yarmouth, England in regards to coming to New England April 13, 1637. Sailed on Rose, of Yarmouth, John Andrews, master

Job: carpenter

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Ephraim ROPER (AFN: FQHK-0T) Pedigree
Sex: M Family


Birth: 23 Dec 1644
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: 11 Sep 1697
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Lancaster, , Mass


Father: John ROPER (AFN: FVXL-DN) Family
Mother: Mrs. Alice ALLEN (AFN: FVXL-G1)


Spouse: Priscilla (AFN: FVXM-1W) Family
Marriage: 1671
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Spouse: Hannah BREWER (AFN: 8KKJ-0D) Family
Marriage: 20 Nov 1677
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

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Husband's Name
John ROPER (AFN:FVXL-DN) Pedigree

Born: 1611 Place: New Buckenham, Norfolk, England
Died: 26 Mar 1676 Place: Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Buried: Place: Lancaster, Mass
Married: Abt 1634 Place: , , Norfolk, England

Father: John ROPER (AFN:FVXL-BB) Family
Mother: Unknown (AFN:FX6T-DH)


Wife's Name
Mrs. Alice ALLEN (AFN:FVXL-G1) Pedigree

Born: 1614 Place: New Buckenham, Norfolk, Eng
Died: 1 Apr 1687 Place: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Buried: Place: Salisbury, , Mass
Married: Abt 1634 Place: , , Norfolk, England





1. Sex Name
F Alice ROPER (AFN:FVXL-H6) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1635 Place: New Buckenham, Norfolk, England


2. Sex Name
F Elizabeth ROPER (AFN:FVXL-JC) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1637 Place: New Buckenham, Norfolk, England


3. Sex Name
F Sarah ROPER (AFN:FVXL-QD) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1648 Place: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Died: 26 Sep 1680 Place:


4. Sex Name
F Rachel ROPER (AFN:FX6T-LJ) Pedigree

Born: 18 Mar 1639 Place: Dedham, Norfolk Co., Ma


5. Sex Name
F Ruth ROPER (AFN:FVXL-P7) Pedigree

Born: Apr 1665 Place: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Died: 19 Oct 1755 Place:


6. Sex Name
F Hannah ROPER (AFN:FVXL-LP) Pedigree

Born: 2 Apr 1642 Place: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Died: 18 Jul 1692 Place:


7. Sex Name
M Ephraim ROPER (AFN:FQHK-0T) Pedigree

Born: 23 Dec 1644 Place: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Died: 11 Sep 1697 Place: Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Buried: Place: Lancaster, , Mass


8. Sex Name
M Benjamin ROPER (AFN:FVXL-N2) Pedigree

Born: 23 Dec 1644 Place: Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts


More About John Roper and Alice Allen:
Marriage: Bef. 1635, Norfolk, England.

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Roper John Sr. [Male] b. ABT. 1587 New Buckenham, Norfolk Co, England - d. AFT. 1664 Dedham, Suffolk Co, MA
Immigration: 1637

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Roper Raymond R [Male] b. 2 AUG 1861 Hartford, OH

Res San Francisco CA.
Reared in Cleveland OH. Went to San Francisco 1883.
Assistant manager Western Department of Continental Fire Insurance Company of New York

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Roper Arthur [Male] b. 9 AUG 1865 Hartford, OH

Enlisted for Spanish War. Sailed from San Francisco on first transport for Manila, 5/25/1898. Mustered out 7/25/1899. Inspector of Constabulary in Oriental Negros, P.I

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Montenegro Guadalupe [Female]

Teacher in government school for girls.

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Foote Nathaniel [Male] b. 21 SEP 1592 Shalford, Colchester, Essex, England - d. 1644 Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT

Our No. 1 Ancestor in America, was born September 21, 1592 in Shalford Colchester Esses, England. He was the son of Robert Foote of Shalford, County of Essex, A Yoeman and grandson of John Foote of Royston. Royston is located near Colchester England. Nathaniel s mother's name was Joan (Brooks). She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Brooks of London. He resided in Shalford Parish, county Essex and St Mary Bothaw Parish, London.
Marriage: A Short time after he finished his apprenticeship training, he was married to Elizabeth Deming (In January of the year 1616) in Colchester, Essex, England. She was the sister of John Deeming, who was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield Conn. in the year of 1615. John Deeming was for many years the one of the magistrates of the "Colony of the Connecticut" and one of the Patenees named in it's charter.
Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Foote
No. Ancestor's Name Parent Birth Death Wife
(22) Elizabeth Foote (10) 1616 1700 Josiah Churchill
(23) Nathaniel Foote (10) 1618 1655 Elizabeth Smith
(24) Mary Foote (10) 1623 1687 John Stoddard
(25) Robert Foote (10) 1627 1681 Sarah Potter
(26) Frances Foote (10) 1629 1673 John Ickinson
(27) Sara Foote (10) 1632 1672 ---
(28) Rebecca Foote (10) 1634 1701 Phillip Smith
Nathaniel's Apprenticeship
Nathaniel Foote The Settler resided in Shalford Parish, county Essex and St Mary Bothaw Parish, London. at the age of sixteen was apprenticed on 21 September, 1608 to Samuel Croyle of Colchester, a "Grocer" and "Free Burgess", for a period of 8 years or until his 24th birthday in the year 1616. when he brought a message from Beatrice Barker, Esq., located on East Street, St James Parish, Colchester. He was a grocer himself as of 18 Oct 1619.

A short time after he finished his apprenticeship training, he was married to Elizabeth Deeming (In January of the year 1616) in Colchester, Essex, England. She was the sister of John Deeming, who was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield Conn. in the year of 1615. John Deeming was for many years the one of the magistrates of the "Colony of the Connecticut" and one of the Patenees named in it's charter.

The Movement to America
Sometime before the year 1633 the family moved from London England to Boston, Massachusetts. He settled first, upon arrival in the New World, at Watertown, Mass.; where he took the freeman's oath 3 Sep 1633. According to the records of "The Original Distribution of Lands Around Wethersfield" recorded in 1640, a short time after arriving in Wethersfield in 1635, Nathaniel received a ten acre house lot on the east side of Broad Street. This land was near the south end of the street. This land was purchased directly from the Wongunk Indians at a place located along the Connecticut River that was called Pyguaq, later renamed Wethersfield. Additionally, he became the owner of several other tracts laying in part in the great meadow east of his house and containing close to 400 acres of land. In 1641, he was appointed a delegate to the General Court. He was a juror in 1643 and 1644.

Note: Part of his land is now a public park at the foot of Broad Street.

"NEHGR", Vol. IX, 1855, p.272, "Pedigree of Foote", compiled from Goodwin's Genealogy of the Foote Family.

"Foote Family, comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn.", Vol. I, Abram W. Foote, 1907.

"Footenotes", newsletter of The Foote Family Association of North America, Vol. XI, p.9, October, 1992.

"New England Families", Vol. I, pp.279-281, William Richard Cutter, Woburn, MA., 1913.

World Family Tree, Vol. 2, chart 861.

Nathaniel's Profession
Even though Nathaniel's main profession in England was that of a Crochet, he became a farmer. He was also active in the public trusts of the town. He was appointed as a delegate to the "General Court" in the year 1644.

Nathaniel Foote was the first cousin of Sir Thomas Foote, Sheriff of London in 1649 and Lord Mayor of London in 1650. Sir Thomas Foote was the son of Robert Foote of Royston and the brother of Robert Foote of Shalford, who was Nathaniel s Father.

Records show that Nathaniel Foote died in Wethersfield, Mass in November, 1644 at the age of 51. He was buried in the burying ground in the rear of the town meeting house, where nine generations are buried. Nathaniel was survived by his wife, two sons, and five daughters.

Nathaniel's Will
The probate record for Nathaniel includes a complete inventory; it is recreated here with the spelling as found in the original:

To The Children:

Nathaniel Foote, about 24 years, to have ?148

Robert Foote, about 17 years, to have ?74

Frances Foote, about 15 years, to have ?74

Sarah Foote, about 12 years, to have ?74

Rebecca Foote, about 10 years, to have ?74

The Wyddow of sd. Nathaniel Foote Adms. her portion, ?212

Other Possession s
Imprs His purse and apparrell, ?7-16-00 It.
In neat Cattel and in Hay, ?93-00-00 It.
in horsse fleshe, ?34-00-00 It.
in hoggs, ?66-60-00 lt.
in debts, ?29-03-04 It.
In Englishe Corne, ?70-00-00 It.
in goats, ?3-15-00 It. in Carts, ploughs, etc. ?6-00-00 It.
in nayles, ?1-10-00 Ite.
Indean Corne, ?8-00-00 It.
in old Wheat and pease, ?6-06-00 It.
for certain things in the chamber, ?2-00-00 It.
for ammunition, ?5-00-00 Ite.
for fouer beds with the furniture, ?13-06-08 It.
in fyne lynen, ?5-10-00 Ite. 2 table boards, 2 chests, 1 Trunke, with other Implts. ?5-00-00 It. pewter & brasse and other vseful vessells, ?12-00-00 It.
in husbandry tooles, ?3-00-00 It. in beife, butter, and cheese and other necessary provision for the howse, ?8-10-00 It.
in poultry, ?1-00-00
somm: ?380-17-00

The Land:
Ten acres of home lotts with one dwelling howse and 2 barnes with other buildings thereuppon
4 acres of home lotts
6 acres of meadow with an acre of swampe
20 acres of plaine fenced in being 14 ac. broke vp
7 acres of plaine meadow plowed vp
20 acres in the great meadow of hay ground
4 acres in bever meadow
27 acres of Swampe Ground
81 Acres of Vpland in the Weste field 32 Rod broad beyond the River, being 3 Miles in length

Land Devided to The Widow

4 a-c house lott wherr her house is
The hoseing
2 ac Unsubdued
7 ac plaine brok
3-1/2 plaine med:
14 ac meadow
3 ac plaine not broaks up
30 ac upland in Westfield

Land Devided to The Eldest Sonne
3 ac home lot next her
2 ac unsubdued
7 ac plaine broke up
3-1/2 of meadow
3 ac in great med:
4 ac in beavermed:
27 ac swampe
3 ac not broke up
30 ac upland West Field
Halfe the east side

Land Devided to The youngest Sonne
3 ac homelott
6 ac med: in the swamp
21 ac West Field
halfe of the east sd.

The age of the 5 children Dewelling with their mother.
Nathaniel Foote - 24 years
Robert Foote - about 17 years
Francis - about 15 years
Sara - about 12 years
Rebecka - about 10 years.

The widdowe of the said Nath: ffote is admitted to administer the Estate, and the eldest sonne is to have the lands before mentioned as they are valued at 1261. 10s wch is to be made uppe 1481, and the youngest sonne the particular landes above mentioned for him at 651. wch is to be made uppe 741, and the daughters disposed in merrage are to have 301 .8 peece wch they have receevede made uppe 741. and the other children are to have 741. a peece provided it is left at the dispose of their mother to etacte from any of them if she sees just cause 51. of the portion here sett downe and to adde yt to such of the other as best desearve yt.
The Will was endorsed by the inventorers, Richard Trott, Samuel Smith, and Nathaniel Dickinson

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Deming Elizabeth [Female] b. ABT. 1595 Colchester, Essex, England - d. 28 JUL 1683

Very little is known of the Deming family before they left England. Since the first Puritans left England to secure a better place to practice their religion. It might be assumed that the Demings left England for similar reasons.

That they held strong religious convictions is evident in the records they left in Connecticut. Elizabeth was born in England in the last part of the 16th century. In January of the year 1616, a short time after he finished his apprenticeship training, she married Nathaniel Foote in Colchester, Essex, England.

After the birth of their sixth child Nathaniel decided to sell his grocery business in Colchester and immigrate to the New World. By some he is considered to be the first settler of Wethersfield.

Whether or not that is true we do not know. We do know he was one of ten men who settled along the bank of the Connecticut River and named their settlement, Wethersfield. They are know as the "Ten Adventurers"

Elizabeth was the sister of John Deeming, who was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield Conn. in the year of 1630. John Deeming was for many years one of the magistrates of the " Colony of the Connecticut " and one of the patentees named in it's charter.

Since Elizabeth Deming married Nathaniel Foote who spent his early life in Shalford, Colchester, England, it can be assumed that

(1.) John and Elizabeth lived in the same area of England.

(2) Elizabeth and Nathaniel were known to have been in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay and residing in Waterton when it is recorded Nathaniel took the oath of a freeman.

(3.) The Foote family must have joined with the Demings in feeling some dissatisfaction with the manner of life in Watertown and joined with others in making the 100 mile trek in 1635 through the forests of the New World until they arrived at Pyquag on the shores western shore of the beautiful Connecticut River.

Nathaniel Foote was one of those named in the charter of patentees of Wethersfield. The Foote family became one of the leading families of the little Connecticut Colony. He became a magistrate, a leading land owner, eventually owning more than 500 acres of land in Wethersfield, some of the great meadow, and his home on the south end of the green, next to the present Broad Street.

The family was saddened by Nathaniel's death at age 61. Elizabeth was so respected that she was allowed to be executor of his estate. Elizabeth was left a wealthy widow, but did not remain in that status for long. In 1646 she married Thomas Wells who was a widower with several children from his first marriage. Thomas Wells served as Governor of Connecticut Colony for two terms, 1655-1658. When he was not serving as governor he was a Deputy Governor. He died during his last years of being deputy governor, 14 January 1659/1660.

Elizabeth was again a widow, having two families instead of one. She was in control of a large estate from both husbands.

Elizabeth Welles was a tenacious and feisty old woman. She had not only survived a perilous voyage from England but while tending to six exuberant children and a husband, she had made a new life for herself and her family in a world they knew nothing about. This world was inhabited by Indians who were not always friendly with those pale face people. The rigors of life and managing a household did not daunt her.

Things went quite well through the intervening years since arriving on shores of the newly discovered continent, until she reached old age. In 1676 as she approched the age of 80 years, she ran into trouble with one of her step-grand children.

This was Robert Welles, a favorite of grandfather, Governor Thomas Welles when the governor was alive. Robert had arrived at the Governor's home, there to be taken care of and educated.

But now his grandfather was dead and Robert and his step-grandmother disagreed. Maybee she did not think him old enough to be married at age 24. Never-the-less it was 1676 when Elizabeth brought Robert Welles to court, because he "...hath dammyfield her Barne by Parting with the other part of the Barne that did adjoin to it."

Exactly what he did to her barn is not clear. The court's decision was clear. He was ordered to repair the barn and also to pay his step-grandmother rent for it. Elizabeth made sure the barn incedent was not here last word.

Two years later, in 1678, she made sure all of the Welles were taken care of when she made her will. She left them nothing. She stated someone outside the family would be executor of her will. Everything she had she left to her own family. That is the family she and Nathaniel has raised and nurtured. The Welles family got nothing.

Elizabeth died in 1683, at the age of 88. The estate was devided among the Footes. One of the documents in the Probates Court was that of the final disposition, that during that same year Robert Welles won a lawsuit against his step-grandmother's will that he would have to be paid by those who had been named in the will. (Source - Article in Footeprints - Spring 1999 Issue - The Foote Family Association)

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Bigelow John [Male] b. 27 SEP 1735 Hartford, CT - d. 23 JAN 1780 Hartford, CT

born 27 Sept 1735 at Hartford, Hartford co, CT. He married on 30 Jun 1771 Hannah WADSWORTH, daughter of Samuel and Millicent (COOK) WADSWORTH, born___ . She was a descendant of William (Hon.) WADSWORTH of Hartford. John was active in the Revolutionary War. He was a captain in Col. Burrall's regt. in 1776, in a company of artillery. He was taken prisoner by the British on 8 July 1777 in the West Indies; he was sent to New York under a flag of truce to negotiate an exchange of Capt. Judd of the Antelope for Capt. Manly of the Hancock. He was commissioned a Major in 1778 and appointed to oversee the manufacture of clothing for the soldiers of the Continental Army, and the same year appointed by the Governor and Council to purchase cloth suitable for officers in the service from Connecticut. He held other positions of trust, according to Howe's Bigelow genealogy, which does not specify. He died in Hartford 23 Jun 1780. His widow married (2) James TILEY, and (3) Capt. James HILLYER.
She died 26 Feb 1801 at Windsor, CT.

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Bigelow John [Male] b. 27 APR 1805 Hartford, CT - d. 24 NOV 1887 Northampton, MA

born 27 April 1805 Hartford, Hartford, CT and married 18 October 1838 Jane Ashley Hinman, daughter of Royal R. Hinman, a former Secretary of State of CT. John was a great traveler before the days of railroads, a man of considerable wealth. John and Jane resided in Hartford, CT and Northampton, MA. He died 24 November 1887 Northampton.

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Dwight Josiah [Male] b. 6 NOV 1747 Hatfield, MA - d. 10 SEP 1796 Williamsburgh, MA

son of Seth and Abigail (STRONG) DWIGHT. He was a private in Capt. Abel Thayer's Co, and a minuteman in the Battle of Concord and Lexington. They later lived at Williamsburgh, MA, where he died 10 September 1796.

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Bigelow John [Male] b. ABT. 1677 Hartford, CT - d. 25 OCT 1733 Old Whippany Burying Ground, Northwest NJ

born circa 1677 in Hartford, Hartford co, CT. He was married 11 Jan 1710 to Abigail Richards, daughter of John RICHARDS. They lived for a short time in Glastonbury, CT, where he was a large landowner; his name appears on a tax list of 1713. His father gave him 270 acres in Glastonbury on 13 Nov 1709. A portion of this he sold 22 Dec 1716, and probably moved that year to Hanover, Hunterdon co, NJ, as his name does not appear on Glastonbury records in 1718. On 8 Dec 1719 he sold the last of his Glastonbury property and was then "of Hanover, Hunterdon, Providence of West Jersey, and sometime of Glastonbury, CT." There are few further records. In 1723 he was tax-collector in Hanover. A history of New Jersey states he was a farmer and foundryman, having established a bloomary along the Whippany, as did many other early Jersey residents. (Another source claims him as a ship builder.) His biography, written in that volume by Samuel Fowler BIGELOW, states there were "several daughters and sons John, Daniel, Samuel, Jonathan and Joshua." Howe mentions that as early as 1753, an Aaron BIGELOW, presumed to be another son, owned a forge or ironworks with John jr in Hanover.
Several of the sons and grandsons signed the Pequannoc Remonstrance ( see Encyclopedia and Biographies of NJ). From this we realize that some of the sons left issue, but we have records of the marriages of only three, and less concerning the families. Abigail died 5 Sep 1749 and is buried in Old Whippany Burying Ground (donated by her father John Richards in 1718; it is northwest New Jersey's first and oldest burial ground. ). John is also buried there, having died 25 Oct 1733 (stone).

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Bigelow John [Male] b. ABT. 1720 Hanover, Hunterdon Co, NJ - d. FEB 1777 Hanover, Hunterdon Co, NJ

born ca 1720 in Hanover, Hunterdon co, NJ. Like his brothers, he was a foundryman in Whippany. He married at unknown date(before 1740), Elizabeth DICKERSON. We have no data concerning her (possibly a daughter of Thomas Dickerson of Southwold, Long Island, and one of the iron-mining Dickerson family of New Jersey). John died Feb 1777 in Hanover, and widow Elizabeth was given letters of administration. We learn most facts concerning John's family from the bounty land warrant of son Moses, a revolutionary soldier, but not mentioned in Howe's Bigelow Family of America; on this warrant, the surviving siblings all claimed a portion of his bounty-lands, and signed the document.

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Bigelow Samuel [Male] b. ABT. 1725

born at unknown date, presumed NJ. He is listed as a taxpayer in 1783. he signed the Pequannoc Remonstrance at the opening of the Rev. War. He was a captain operating a privateer off the coast of New Jersey during the war. On 28 July 1767 he married Eleanor CONRON. They apparently lived near Burlington, NJ. We have no dates for either, but Samuel was born between 1720 and 1733 (the date of his father's death)

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Bigelow Aaron [Male] d. 1800 Butler Co, OH

a captain in the Rev. War; unmarried; died in Butler co, OH 1800, and his property divided among his siblings, but especially named are his brother John's widow and children. !Aaron was a captain in the Revolutionary War. He was unmarried. His property was divided among his siblings but especially named are his brother John's widow and children. In 1768, "Capt. Bigelow arrived 2 Mar in New London from St. Eustatia" (article written 11 Mar 1768) from Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., Colonial New Haven Newspapers by Kenneth Scott & Rosanne Conway 1979) p. 40 Bigelow Book, Vol. I

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Bigelow Timothy [Male] b. 21 NOV 1763 Hanover, Hunterdon Co, NJ - d. 8 APR 1847 Lyon's Farms

born 21 Nov 1763 in Hanover, Hunterdon co, NJ. He married, 10 Apr 1789, Hannah MEEKER, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (OGDEN) MEEKER, and granddaughter of Jonathan OGDEN of Elizabeth, NJ. She was born 12 Dec 1766 at Lyon's Farms. While still a boy, Timothy enlisted in the Revolutionary War as a teamster, and served until the close of the war. He then drove stage between Pollus Hook and Philadelphia, at which period he became acquainted with his future wife. They settled at Lyon's Farms, where he died 8 Apr 1847, his wife on 23 May 1852.

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