Melissa Jane Bigler

25 March 1825–25 October 1898 (Age 73)
Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Melissa Jane

When Melissa Jane Bigler was born on 25 March 1825, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, her father, Mark Bigler, was 39 and her mother, Susannah Ogden, was 39. She married Alfred Boaz Lambson on 25 March 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1899. She died on 25 October 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Boaz Lambson
Melissa Jane Bigler
Marriage: 25 March 1845
Melissa Jane Lambson
Julina Lambson
Ebner Lambson
Edna Lambson
Ebenezer Lambson
Alfred Boaz Lambson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 5
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a curve in a street or river, or in a nook, from Middle High German biegel ‘nook, corner’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Alfred Boaz Lambson - The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volume 6, pgs. 145-153

    ALFRED BOAZ LAMBSON Alfred Boaz Lambson, son of Boaz and Polly Wallworth Lambson, was a pioneer of 1847, having come to the Salt Lake valley in the fall of that year. He was born in Niagara County, …

    Sources (118)

    • Melissa Jane Lambson in household of Alfred B Lambson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Melissa J Biglow, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Melissa J Pyler Lambson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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