Anne Bigelow

25 March 1740–12 January 1826 (Age 85)
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Anne

When Anne Bigelow was born on 25 March 1740, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joshua Bigelow I, was 39 and her mother, Lydia Hastings, was 35. She married Nathan Hagar on 1 January 1771, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 12 January 1826, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Hagar
1744–1802
Anne Bigelow
1740–1826
Marriage: 1 January 1771
Child Hagar
1771–1771
Child Hagar
1773–1773
Eunice Hagar
1774–1783
Elizabeth Hagar
1776–1854
Isaac Hagar
1778–1828
Nathan Hagar
1780–1840
Elisha Hager
1782–1871
Eunice Hager
1785–1879
Anna Hagar
1787–
Polly Hagar
1789–1865
Sarah Hagar
1789–1867
Amos Hagar
1791–1875
Leafy Hagar
1797–1814

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1771
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 36

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 46

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlāw).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Hagar in entry for Elizabeth Bunce, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Anna in entry for Sally Hagar, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Anna in entry for Anna Hagar, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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