Isaac Newton Bigelow

MaleMay 1838–27 June 1922

Brief Life History 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 27. He married Emeline Davison on 24 November 1863, in Cornwallis Township, 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. 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
Rev Dr Edwin Victor Bigelow
Clara May Bigelow

Sources (17)

  • Isaac W Bigelow, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaac Biglaw Or Bigelow, "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949"
  • Isaac Newton Bigelow, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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  • Marriage
    24 November 1863Cornwallis Township, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    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 or Irish: perhaps a variant of English Bigley or Irish Begley .

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

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