te of Massachusetts and was elected Mayor of Boston, December 1848, and served three terms.
During his term of office, the completion of the lines of railroads connecting Boston with Canada and the Great Lakes was celebrated with great elaborateness, and he is said to have done the honors of the city very handsomely.
The first gift of money to the Boston Public Library was from John P. Bigelow.
Was he the John P. Bigelow who was Commander of the Medford Light Infantry, 1821-1823?
Elizabeth Prescott, the youngest daughter, was married June 4, 1839.
Andrew was married soon after his settlement over the church here, and these marriages with Katherine's also, are found on our Medford records, where also to be found are the deaths of the following: Edward, July 1, 1838, aged 38; Helen, unmarried, April 14, 1865, aged 61 years, 8 months; Francis R., unmarried, June 28 1886, aged 80 years, 6 months.
Helen and her brother Francis each led the life of a recluse, using only a portion o