Asahel Bigelow Sr

11 May 1755–March 1806 (Age 50)
Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Asahel

When Asahel Bigelow Sr was born on 11 May 1755, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Cornelius Bigelow Jr, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Miller, was 17. He married Martha Hall on 30 May 1780, in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died in March 1806, in Broadalbin, Broadalbin, Fulton, New York, United States, at the age of 50.

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Asahel Bigelow Sr
Martha Hall
Marriage: 30 May 1780
Asahel Bigelow
Otis Bigelow
Asahel Bigelow
Olney Bigelow
Anson Bigelow
Daniel Bigelow
Hiram Bigelow
Martha Bigelow
Sallie Payn Bigelow

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30 May 1780
Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 21

New York is the 11th state.
1783 · A Free America

Age 28

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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  • Asahel Bigelow, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Asahel Bigelow, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Asahel Bigelow, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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