John Bigelow

24 September 1775–10 May 1845 (Age 69)
Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of John

When John Bigelow was born on 24 September 1775, in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Amasa Bigelow, was 20 and his mother, Roxana Cone, was 20. He married Sarah Tirza Newcomb in 1798. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 May 1845, in Pugwash, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 69.

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John Bigelow
Sarah Tirza Newcomb
Marriage: 1798
Amasa Bigelow
Isaac Newton Bigelow
Benjamin Bigelow
John Bigelow
Elizabeth Bigelow
Sarah Rose Ann Bigelow
Gideon Bigelow
Alice Bigelow

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 1

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 19

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Bigelow, "Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • John in entry for Amasa Bigelow, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Nova Scotia, Cornwallis, record of births, marriages and deaths, 1720-1885; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-VSJP-H

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