Otis Ware Bigelow

Male1821–about 1925

Brief Life History of Otis Ware

When Otis Ware Bigelow was born in 1821, in Seneca Falls, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Bigelow, was 36 and his mother, Angelina Prentice, was 37. He died about 1925, at the age of 105.

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Isaac Bigelow
Angelina Prentice
Ellen Augusta Bigelow
George Washington Bigelow
Nancy Maria Bigelow
James Bigelow
Otis Ware Bigelow
Martha Spring Bigelow
James Otis Bigelow Sr
Catherine Ann Bigelow

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 0

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 6

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 42

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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