Sarah P Shear

5 September 1832–8 November 1911 (Age 79)
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Sarah P

When Sarah P Shear was born on 5 September 1832, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, her father, John B Shear, was 37 and her mother, Catharine Clark, was 29. She married Henry L. Bigelow on 23 January 1856, in Clinton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 November 1911, in Grand Ledge, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry L. Bigelow
Sarah P Shear
Marriage: 23 January 1856
Frank Henry Bigelow
John H. Bigelow
Mary Bigelow
Catharine Bigelow
Willie P. Bigelow

Spouse and Children

    Henry L. Bigelow



23 January 1856
Clinton, Michigan, United States


    Frank Henry Bigelow


    John H. Bigelow



    Willie P. Bigelow


    Mary Bigelow


Parents and Siblings

    John B Shear


    Catharine Clark




    John Shear


    Stephen Shear


    Mary Ann Shear


    Margaret Shear


    Charlotte Shear


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 5

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 22

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a beautiful or radiant person, or one with fair hair, from Middle English scher, schir ‘bright’, ‘fair’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah C Bigelow in household of Henry L Bigelow, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah Bigelow in household of Heny L Bigelow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Bigelow in household of Henry Bigelow, "United States Census, 1870"

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