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the eyes of so many were turned upon the Rev. Andrew Bigelow, that the Committee engaged him, Marc, and Nathan Adams, Esqs. June 14, 1823, Mr. Bigelow accepted this invitation by a long and abley giving six months notice to that effect. Mr. Bigelow, in his letter, says, After a painful view the town and church relating to the call of Mr. Bigelow had been considered, and all other requisity to proceed with the installation of the Rev. Andrew Bigelow as pastor of the church and congregatlished together by a vote of the parish. Mr. Bigelow was born in Groton, Mass., May 7, 1795, andf July and the 29th of October, 1826, the Rev. Andrew Bigelow preached sermons containing his reasohat the Committee be directed to request of Mr. Bigelow a copy of the two discourses mentioned in hus Christ in all faithfulness and love. Mr. Bigelow baptized 66 persons; married 37 couples; ofdissolution of the pastoral relation of Rev. Andrew Bigelow, and found them regular. They next exa[7 more...]
Brooks1787 Luther Stearns1791 Hall Tufts1794 Abner Bartlett1799 John Hosmer1800 Aaron Hall Putnam1800 John Pierpont1803 Daniel Swan1803 John Brooks1805 Joseph Hall1807 William C. Woodbridge1811 Edward Brooks1812 David Osgood1813 Andrew Bigelow1814 Gorham Brooks1814 Jonathan Porter1814 John P. Bigelow1815 Convers Francis1815 Charles Brooks1816 William Ward1816 Sidney Brooks1819 Thomas Savage Clay1819 William H. Furness1820 Edward B. Hall1820 George B. Osborn1820 John Angliam Channing Woodbridge. Modern School Geography and Atlas, eleventh edition. Annals of Education, editor. Woodbridge and Willard's Geography; accompanied by an Atlas, Physical and Political, for the Use of the Higher Classes. Rev. Andrew Bigelow. This gentleman has published a large octavo volume, describing his travels in Europe, and several sermons, and very valuable reports respecting the ministry to the poor in Boston. Of the much that he has written so well, we regret tha
Index. Academies, 291. Adams, 42, 231, 323. Albree family, 499. Albree, 103, 334, 393, 483, 507, 508, 536. Alms-houses, 347. Andrews, 41. Angier family, 501. Angier, 36, 110, 213, 231. Apple, Baldwin, 19. Auld, 48. Authors, 310. Avey, 43. Baldwin, 19, 20. Ballard family, 501. Baptist Society, 271. Bellevue, 54. Berry, 36, 43. Betts, 37. Bigelow, 249, 308. Birdue family, 501. Bishop family, 501. Bishop, 36, 49, 54, 95, 110, 336. Blanchard family, 502. Blanchard, 36. Blaney, 44. Boylston, 506. Bradbury, 36. Bradshaw family, 504. Bradshaw, 36, 65, 103, 329, 335, 431, 478, 526. Bradstreet, 28, 37, 97, 103, 482, 504, 544, 558. Brickmaking, 355. Bridges, 59, 72. Brook, Whitmore's, Marble, &c., 9. Brooks family, 506. Brooks, 19, 29, 34, 36, 43, 49, 51, 53, 55, 65, 72, 106, 109, 112, 114, 126, 127, 161, 164, 185, 197, 225, 255, 265, 285, 307, 315, 411, 545, 563, 569, 570. Brown, 509.
't believe more than half of it. But the sleeping embers of dissent and disunion were soon kindled after his death. Early in 1823 a call was made upon the Rev. Andrew Bigelow to become the pastor. This call of course was made by the town, the primary authority, as has been shown, but was far from unanimous, the vote being nine, like the parson under the English law, to have a freehold. It was his property, in the enjoyment of which he could not be disturbed. But in the settlement of Mr. Bigelow a novel clause was for the first time in the history of Medford, and perhaps of Massachusetts, introduced, providing that the relation between them might be terminated by either party, upon six months written notice. Mr. Bigelow availed himself of this provision in November, 1825. My first visit to Medford was to my uncle, the Rev. Caleb Stetson, who then lived in the house in West Medford afterwards occupied by Jonathan Brooks, where Miss Lucy Ann Brooks, the last of his descendants,
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Evolution of the Medford public Library. (search)
We find that the first thought of the library for the people here arose in the mind of the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Medford in 1825, the Rev. Andrew Bigelow. In the records of that church is to be found the following account. Mr. Bigelow's letter to the church is as follows: August 7, 1825. Believing tMr. Bigelow's letter to the church is as follows: August 7, 1825. Believing that a Library composed of serious books established in a Christian society, and conducted on proper principles is of great utility, and that such an Institution is needed by ourselves especially for the benefit of the poorer members of the Flock, I respectfully propose the formation of a religious Library as a subject for your seriapproval) on the measures proper to be devised for the gradual increase of the Library and for the management of its concerns. Your affte. & obliged pastor Andrew Bigelow. August 28, 1825. The committee to whom was referred the subject of a Social Library have met and had the subject under their consideration, and they no
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., The second Congregational and Mystic churches. (search)
The second Congregational and Mystic churches. by Charles Cummings. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, Nov. 20, 1899.] Rev. Doctor Osgood, pastor of the First and only church then existing in Medford, died in December, 1822. Early in the following year the Rev. Andrew Bigelow became a candidate for settlement as Doctor Osgood's successor. The majority of the church were pleased with his services, and proposed his installation, which took place July 9; but a minority, recognizing that his theological views did not harmonize with their own, deemed it expedient to withdraw from that church, and form a new one. Accordingly seventeen members, in a very courteous and Christian manner, asked for letters of dismission, which, accompanied with expressions of the most tender and affectionate regard for the petitioners, and of deep regret at parting with so many valuable members, were granted. Many others who were not members of the church withdrew from the congregation t
ere not ignored, although their higher education was not much talked of then. I think we were commencing to leave (slowly to be sure) the clinging vine period, which attitude was then considered the proper one for women. However that may be, I find on the list the names of Mrs. Sigourney and Grace Greenwood (Mrs. Lippincott). Among their male associates were Rt. Rev. Manton Eastburn, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts; President Walker, of Harvard; President Sears, of Brown; Judge Bigelow, of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts; Hon. Rufus Choate; Rev. Dr. Lothrop, pastor of Brattle Square Church of Boston; Hon. Charles Sumner; Henry W. Longfellow; Father Taylor, of the Seamen's Bethel; Dr. D. Humphreys Storer; Gen. John S. Tyler; and others, too numerous to mention. I find that all the different religious denominations were represented, save the Roman Catholic, and I have not the slightest doubt that if Mrs. Smith had started her school fifty years later, Cardinal Gibbon
wo equal parts and faithfully read one section a week, until he had read it from cover to cover. The creed which he adopted is embodied in the church manual of the first Trinitarian church, established in Medford in 1823, and again in that of the Mystic church in 1847, and was just as firmly his when he died in 1879. When Mr. James settled in Medford permanently, he connected himself actively with the parish church. After the death of Dr. Osgood, the majority of the church called Rev. Andrew Bigelow, a Unitarian, to be the pastor. Deacon James led the minority who wished an evangelical minister. Mindful of that disgraceful day in the Dorchester meeting-house, Mr. James favored no public demonstration of disagreement, but in friendly words, letters were sent back and forth between the opposing parties which resulted in four men and thirteen women asking for dismission to form a new church. The letter making the request was probably written by Mr. James. It closed as follows:
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The first Parish in Medford. (search)
y of forty-eight years. In March, 1823, Rev. Andrew Bigelow was engaged to preach as a candidate, ag for him to three against him. On June 14, Mr. Bigelow accepted the call, approving of the clause ited by the church and town, met to install Mr. Bigelow as pastor. Some names of clergymen composie rote of the sea which foretells a storm. Mr. Bigelow was known to belong to the school of thoughsmall communities have a special aptitude. Mr. Bigelow was cognizant of this; the diminished atten sea. With a quaintness peculiar to him, Mr. Bigelow forecasts what soon happened, for the next believe to be the views and preaching of Rev. Mr. Bigelow, it becomes our painful duty to separate wn support. From July, 1823, to May, 1824, Mr. Bigelow was paid by the town, after that date Unitahe division of the parish at the opening of Mr. Bigelow's ministry was wholly independent of him. Ihis brief ministry of less than four years. Mr. Bigelow was well known, having spent his later yout
Katherine Bigelow Lawrence married Augustus Lowell, whose son Abbott Lawrence Lowell has the honor to succeed Charles William Eliot as head of Harvard. Andrew, a brother of Katherine, after graduating from Harvard, entered the ministry and settled in Medford, succeeding Rev. David Osgood as pastor of the church in the town. Soon after his settlement, 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
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