Moroni Lafayette Bigelow

Brief Life History of Moroni Lafayette

When Moroni Lafayette Bigelow was born on 1 September 1840, in Mercer Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States, his father, Nahum Bigelow, was 55 and his mother, Mary Gibbs, was 31. He married Ellen Bennett about 1862. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 13 April 1870, in Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Camden, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Moroni Lafayette Bigelow
Elvira Jane Mecham
Marriage: 23 August 1863
Moroni Lafayette Bigelow
John Young Bigelow
Nahum Bigelow
Estus Leo Bigelow

Sources (18)

  • Moroni Bigelow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moroni Bigelow, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Moroni Bigelow, "Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia"

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Historical Boundaries: 1852: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States

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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