to the aid of his mother, upon whom fell the care of the family, occasioned by the absence of the patriot father.
Timothy Bigelow, Esq., son of Col. Timothy and Anna (Andrews) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, April 30, 1767.
His early life was therefore passed in that great early struggle for life through which this country su an original character, a plain man, but rich in what are called ordinary virtues.
Abner Bartlett, Esq., was born at Plymouth, January 1, 1776, son of Abner and Anna (Hovey) Bartlett.
He was a descendant of Robert Bartlett, who came to Plymouth in the Ann in 1623. Mr. Bartlett, after graduating at Harvard University in 1799, b, social and obliging.
He occupied various official positions in the town previous to his infirmity.
He married, July 22, 1823, Catherine, daughter of Samuel and Anna (Orne) Gray of Medford.
On June 11, 1859, he passed from the stage of human action, aged sixty-seven.
As has been well said, the history of man and human prog