Otis Ware Bigelow

1821–about 1925 (Age 104)
Seneca Falls, Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States

The Life 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 104.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Bigelow
1785–1845
Angelina Prentice
1784–1833
Ellen Augusta Bigelow
1813–1854
George Washington Bigelow
1817–
Bigelow
1820–1826
Nancy Maria Bigelow
1814–1852
James Bigelow
1819–1844
Otis Ware Bigelow
1821–1925
Martha Spring Bigelow
1822–1896
James Otis Bigelow Sr
1824–1886
Catherine Ann Bigelow
1826–1856

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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.
1863

Age 42

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

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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