Timothy Bigelow (April 30, 1767 – May 18, 1821) was an American lawyer in early 19th-century Massachusetts.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to parents Timothy Bigelow and Anna Andrews,Bigelow was educated at Harvard University, where he graduated in 1786. He then studied law, and from 1789 until 1807 he practiced in Groton, Massachusetts. In 1807, he moved to Medford and opened a law office in Boston. It is said he argued 15,000 cases in the course of his 32-year legal career.
In 1802, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Bigelow was also a founding member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1812. He served as Massachusetts Speaker of the House, 1805–1806, 1808–1810, and 1812–1820. In 1814, he was among the delegates from Massachusetts to the Hartford Convention. In 1818, Bigelow purchased 10 shares of the Suffolk Bank, a clearinghouse bank on State Street in Boston. He died in 1821, at age 55, in Medford.
Timothy married Lucy Prescott (1771-1852; niece of William Prescott) in 1791 in Groton, Massachusetts.They had 7 children, including: Katherine Bigelow (married Abbott Lawrence); Andrew Bigelow; John Prescott Bigelow; Edward; Helen; Francis; and Elizabeth Prescott.
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Timothy Swan (1758–1842) was a Yankee tunesmith and hatmaker born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. The son of goldsmith William Swan, Swan lived in small towns along the Connecticut River in Connecticut and Massachusetts for most of his life. Swan's compositional output consisted mostly of psalm and hymn settings, referred to as psalmody. These tunes and settings were produced for choirs and singing schools located in Congregationalist communities of New England. Swan is unique as an early American composer in that he composed secular vocal duets and songs in addition to sacred tunebook music. The tunebook, New England Harmony is a collection of his sacred music compositions, while The Songster's Assistant is a collection of his secular music. Swan was also a poet and teacher of singing.
Timothy Bigelow fought as a patriot in the American Revolution.
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Gilman Bigelow Howe (1850–1933) was an American government official in the employ of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Commerce, known for his genealogical work on the families of New England and his 1922 presidency of the National Genealogical Society.
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