Luther Bixby

24 August 1808–6 May 1876 (Age 67)
Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Luther

When Luther Bixby was born on 24 August 1808, in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abijah Bixby, was 44 and his mother, Lydia Chamberlain, was 42. He married Joanna Elizabeth Bowman on 1 January 1839, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 6 May 1876, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Luther Bixby
Joanna Elizabeth Bowman
Marriage: 1 January 1839
Ellen Elizabeth Bixby

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    Joanna Elizabeth Bowman


1 January 1839
Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Ellen Elizabeth Bixby


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World Events (7)


Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably somewhere in East Anglia, where the name is most frequent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Luther Bixby in household of Daniel Beauheam, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Luther Bixby in household of Daniel Bouman, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Luther Bixby, "United States Census, 1850"

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