James Otis Bigelow Sr

14 June 1824–20 October 1886 (Age 62)
Junius, Seneca, New York, United States

The Life Summary of James Otis

When James Otis Bigelow Sr was born on 14 June 1824, in Junius, Seneca, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Bigelow, was 39 and his mother, Angelina Prentice, was 39. He married Elizabeth Cazier on 7 May 1848, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Crawford Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 20 October 1886, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Millville City Cemetery, Millville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Otis Bigelow Sr
Elizabeth Cazier
Marriage: 7 May 1848
Orson Henry Bigelow
James Otis Bigelow Jr
William Orlando Bigelow
Isaac B Bigelow
Darwin Bigelow
George Albert Bigelow
Pleasant Elizabeth Bigelow
Mary Ellen Bigelow
Maranda Bigelow
Rose Ann Bigelow
Rosann Biglow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1848Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    The Life of James Otis Bigelow - By Himself

    James Otis Bigelow (1824-1886) By James Otis Bigelow Transcribed and edited by Carol Cazier Reynolds Including footnotes, pictures and some punctuation (1) Son of Isaac and Angeline Bigelow, I was bo …

    Sources (23)

    • James Biglow, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Otis Bigelow in entry for Rosann Bigelow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964" - Child #10
    • James C Biglow, "United States Census, 1870"

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