Emeline Bigler

Brief Life History of Emeline

When Emeline Bigler was born on 20 August 1824, in Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Bigler, Jr., was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Harvey, was 29. She married John W Hess on 5 November 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 31 January 1862, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John W Hess
Emeline Bigler
Marriage: 5 November 1845
Jacob Hess
John Henry Hess
Sarah Jane Hess
Hyrum Wilson Hess
Elzada Emeline Hess
Moroni Hess
Jedediah Morgan Hess Sr.
Joseph Wells Hess
Albert Carrington Hess

Sources (70)

  • Emeline Hess in household of Jno W Hess, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emeline Bigler, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Pueblo Detachment of the Mormon Battalion

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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Will of Basil Harvey

Basil Harvey’s Will – In the name of God, amen. I, Basil Harvey of the county of Harrison, Commonwealth of Virginia being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and judgment for which I thank God and …

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