Samuel Merwin Bigelow

17 September 1828–29 December 1857 (Age 29)
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Merwin

When Samuel Merwin Bigelow was born on 17 September 1828, in 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, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

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World Events (4)

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 (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlāw).

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

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  • Samuel Merwin Bigelow, "Find A Grave Index"

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