David Purple Bigelow

3 August 1818–14 January 1903 (Age 84)
Livingston, New York, United States

The Life of David Purple

When David Purple Bigelow was born on 3 August 1818, in Livingston, New York, United States, his father, Jairus Bigelow, was 34 and his mother, Lucinda Main, was 31. He lived in Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 January 1903, in Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Grand Blanc, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jairus Bigelow
Lucinda Main
Hiram Bigelow
Christopher Bigelow
Marietta Bigelow
Asa Bigelow
Sarah "Sallie" Bigelow
Calista Bigelow
Jairus Bigelow
David Purple Bigelow
Alvah Bigelow
Albert Bigelow
Lucinda Bigelow
Franklin Bigelow

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 

Age 3

On 23 February 1821, Livingston County, New York was formed from Ontario and Genesee Counties. The county was named in honor of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and negotiated the Louisiana Purchase.

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • David Bigalow in household of Jairus Bigalow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David P Bigelow in household of Thomas Shaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David P Bigelow in household of Jairus Bigelow, "United States Census, 1880"

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