Catherine Ann Bigelow

30 January 1826–9 August 1856 (Age 30)
Junius, Seneca, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine Ann

When Catherine Ann Bigelow was born on 30 January 1826, in Junius, Seneca, New York, United States, her father, Isaac Bigelow, was 41 and her mother, Angelina Prentice, was 41. She married William Henry Souther on 18 September 1844, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 9 August 1856, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Souther
Catherine Ann Bigelow
Marriage: 18 September 1844
Meream Souther
Clara Irene Souther
Angeline E. Souther
Catherine Souther
William Henry Souther
Mary Elizabeth Souther

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1844Moultrie, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 1
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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
    Age 10
    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

    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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    Sources (4)

    • Catherine Souther, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Cath A. Bigalow, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Catherine Ann Bigelow Souther, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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