ment, differences of opinion in religious belief caused the withdrawal of seventeen members who formed the Second Congregational Church. Rev. Andrew Bigelow was pastor of the Bulfinch Street Chapel (Unitarian) in Boston, 1845-1846.
John Prescott, a brother of the above, was Secretary of State 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,