Samuel Merwin Bigelow

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

The Life of Samuel Merwin

When Samuel Merwin Bigelow was born on 17 September 1828, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, 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 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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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.
1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated

Age 6

An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.

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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