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
1784–1860
Lucinda Main
1787–1853
Hiram Bigelow
1805–1886
Christopher Bigelow
1816–
Marietta Bigelow
1818–
Asa Bigelow
1807–1892
Sarah "Sallie" Bigelow
1809–1900
Calista Bigelow
1811–1902
Jairus Bigelow
1814–1884
David Purple Bigelow
1818–1903
Alvah Bigelow
1820–1876
Albert Bigelow
1822–1913
Lucinda Bigelow
1824–1917
Franklin Bigelow
1830–1915

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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. 
1821

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.
1846

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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