Isaac Newton Bigelow

1838–1922 (Age 84)
Nova Scotia

The Life of Isaac Newton

When Isaac Newton Bigelow was born in May 1838, his father, David Bigelow, was 25 and his mother, Martha Jane Weaver, was 26. He married Emeline Davison on 24 November 1863, in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1863 and Seattle, King, Washington Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 27 June 1922, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Illinois, United States.

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Isaac Newton Bigelow
Emeline Davison
Marriage: 24 November 1863
David Edward Bigelow
Edwin Victor Bigelow
Clara May Bigelow

Spouse and Children

24 November 1863
Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada


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1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

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.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 23

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English (Merseyside and Cheshire): probably a habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Big Low in the township of Rainbow. This place name is not on early record; it means ‘big mound’, from early Modern English big + low ‘mound’, ‘hill’ (Old English hlāw).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac W Bigelow, "United States Census, 1880"
  • I N Bigelow, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Isaac Bigelow, "United States Census, 1900"

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