Brigham Pike

Brief Life History of Brigham

When Brigham Pike was born on 17 September 1796, in Waterford, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, Nathan Pike Sr, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Miner, was 22. He married Mary Ballou in 1811, in Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He lived in Vermont, United States in 1870. He died on 23 September 1880, in Derby, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Brigham Pike
Susanna May
Marriage: 1821
Henry Oakes Pike

Sources (26)

  • Brigham Pike in household of William Pike, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Brigham Pike, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, Birth, 1732-2005"
  • Brigham Pike, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Oldest grave seen in the Memorials list.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

Name Meaning

English: nickname, perhaps for a fisherman whose physique resembled that of a pike. One Londoner so named in 1292 was a fishmonger.

English: metonymic occupational name for a user of a pointed tool, perhaps a laborer or military pikeman, from Middle English pike ‘pike, pickaxe, pitchfork’. Compare Pick .

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Pic (Old English Pica, Old Norse Pík), of uncertain origin but perhaps from one of the words mentioned above.

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

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