Charlotte Jane Bigelow

Brief Life History of Charlotte Jane

When Charlotte Jane Bigelow was born about 1827, in Milo, Yates, New York, United States, her father, James W. Bigelow, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Leah Lena Van Gorden, was 26.

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James W. Bigelow
Sarah Leah Lena Van Gorden
Oscar F. Bigelow
James V Bigelow
Charlotte Jane Bigelow
Urlunzo L. Bigelow
Anna Roxana Bigalow
Sarah Maria Bigelow
Samuel J. "Ell" Bigelow
Melvina Bigelow

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    World Events (3)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    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.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    Name Meaning

    English or Irish: perhaps a variant of English Bigley or Irish Begley .

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

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