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Bigelow - Temple House

Bigelow - Temple House

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Title:
Bigelow - Temple House
Name on Item:
Taken by Mr. and Mrs. James F. Higgins
Date:
[ca. 1895–1900]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Location:
Beaman Memorial Library
Collection (local):
Beaman Memorial Public Library Historical Collection
Subjects:
Houses
Barns
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)West Boylston
Extent:
1 photograph : print ; sheet 12 x 17 cm
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Notes (date):
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Notes:
Title from materials accompanying item.
Current address 63 Temple Street. This house was built by Deacon Amariah Bigelow around the time of his marriage to Lidia Brigham in 1747. She died in 1748 leaving a daughter. Deacon Bigelow remarried in 1753 to Sarah Evilth of Stow. There third son Dr. Amariah Bigelow inherited the property in 1780. He married Persis Beaman, daughter of Maj. Ezra Beaman, in 1781. Dr. Bigelow died suddenly in 1787. In 1793 she married John Temple whose first wife, Lois Hartman died in 1792. Persis died in 1793 and John Temple died in 1841. The property was inherited by Edmond F. Brigham who was married to Hannah Temple, John Temple’s niece. The housed the passed to his son George T. Brigham who sold it to Andrew J. Scarlett who sold it to the present owners.
Identifier:
h63
Call #:
WBR 917.443 HIG v.II