Henry William Bigler

Brief Life History of Henry William

When Henry William Bigler was born on 28 August 1815, in Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Bigler, Jr., was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Harvey, was 20. He married Cynthia Jane Whipple on 18 November 1855, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1847. He died on 24 November 1900, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Henry William Bigler
Eleanor Parthenia Emett
Marriage: 6 March 1878
Maud Bigler
Eleanor Bigler
Edna Catherine Bigler
Henry William Bigler
Adelbert Bigler
Myrtle Ivy Bigler

Sources (77)

  • Henry Bigler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry William Bigler - birth-name: Henry William Bigler
  • Henry William Bigler, "United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923"

World Events (8)

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. 

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 


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

Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a curve in a street or river, or in a nook, from Middle High German biegel ‘nook, corner’.

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

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Short history of Jacob Bigler, his wives and children and their conversion to Mormonism

Jacob's first wife was Elizabeth Harvey. Jacob and Elizabeth were poor, humble, hard-working, honest and religious. They arose by candlelight and worked until late at night. They loomed the flax of th …

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