Levi Bidwell

1815–about 1896 (Age 81)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Levi

When Levi Bidwell was born in 1815, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Levi Randolph Bidwell, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Rachel Sullivan, was 28. He married Sarah Sally Vickers on 10 September 1849, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died about 1896, at the age of 81, and was buried in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Levi Bidwell
Sarah Sally Vickers
Marriage: 10 September 1849
Harvey John Bidwell
Susan Bidwell
Caroline Bidwell
Thomas H. Bidwell
Alfred J Bidwell
Emma Jane Bidwell

Spouse and Children

10 September 1849
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Bidwell, for example in Hertfordshire, from Old English byde(n) ‘tub’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Levi Bidwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Bidwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Levi Bidwell, "United States Census, 1880"

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