Samuel Merwin Bigelow

Male17 September 1828–29 December 1857

Brief Life History of Samuel Merwin

When Samuel Merwin Bigelow was born on 17 September 1828, in Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Rev. Noah Bigelow, was 45 and his mother, Sarah "Sally" Jackson, was 43. He died on 29 December 1857, in New York, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

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Rev. Noah Bigelow
Sarah "Sally" Jackson
Lucy Harriet Bigelow
Sarah Jane Bigelow
Sally Ann Bigelow
Elijah Bigelow
Noah Jackson Bigelow
Samuel Merwin Bigelow
Ruth Grace Bigelow

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  • Samuel Merwin Bigelow, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English or Irish: perhaps a variant of English Bigley or Irish Begley .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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