Jesse Bigler Martin

11 April 1825–17 October 1908 (Age 83)
Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse Bigler

When Jesse Bigler Martin was born on 11 April 1825, in Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, John Snyder Martin Sr., was 24 and his mother, Agnes Matilda Bigler, was 18. He married Sophronia C. Moore on 17 December 1848, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Harrison, Virginia, United States in 1840 and Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States for about 10 years. In 1880, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as farmer in Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States. He died on 17 October 1908, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Jesse Bigler Martin
Sophronia C. Moore
Marriage: 17 December 1848
Jesse Bigler Martin Jr
Isabelle Martin
Sophronia Lydia Martin
Eunice Sylvia Martin
John Snyder Martin
Matilda Martin
Samuel Moore Martin
Marintha Althera Martin
Stephen Erastus Martin
Orson Lorenzo Martin
Harriet Maria Martin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1848Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 8
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 23
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.English: variant of Marton .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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    JESSE BIGLER MARTIN 1825 – 1908

    (Written by Sophronia Lydia Smith Brimhall, a granddaughter.) Jesse Bigler Martin is the son of Matilda Bigler and John Snyder Martin. He was born on April 11, 1825, in Harrison Co., West Virginia …

    Sources (88)

    • Jesse B Martin, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Jesse B Martin in entry for Jonathan Buckley and Lucy May Wasden, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Jessie B. Martin in entry for Ezra Martin, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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