Mary Jane Bigelow

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Bigelow was born on 15 October 1827, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States, her father, Nahum Bigelow, was 42 and her mother, Mary Gibbs, was 18. She married Brigham Young on 20 March 1847, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States for about 8 years. She died on 26 September 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 40.

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Philander Bell
1823–1892
Mary Jane Bigelow
1827–1868
Marriage: 9 April 1868

Sources (8)

  • 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule: Mary Jane Bigelow
  • Mary Jane Bigelow Young, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule: Mary Jane Bigelow

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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.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

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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