Sariah Bigelow

Brief Life History of Sariah

When Sariah Bigelow was born on 29 January 1838, in Coles, Illinois, United States, her father, Nahum Bigelow, was 52 and her mother, Mary Gibbs, was 28. She married Daniel Dean Cook Sr. in August 1853. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 11 January 1877, in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Dean Cook Sr.
Sariah Bigelow
Marriage: August 1853
Daniel Dean Cook Jr
William Fitch Cook
Mary Sariah Cook
Alpheus Bingham Cook
Marvin Lyman Cook
Zina Lovina Cook

Sources (17)

  • Saria Bigelow in household of Asa Bigelow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sariah Bigelow Cook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sariah Bigelow in entry for Daniel Dean Cook, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


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


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, 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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