Henry W Bigler

Brief Life History of Henry W

When Henry W Bigler was born on 24 April 1796, in Enterprise, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Bigler, was 44 and his mother, Hannah Booher, was 35. He married Hannah Dickinson on 3 October 1822, in Harrison, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Spiceland, Spiceland Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 8 September 1859, in Enterprise, Harrison, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Knightstown, Wayne Township, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry W Bigler
1796–1859
Hannah Dickinson
1803–1875
Marriage: 3 October 1822
Daniel Mark Bigler
1823–1889
Elbert Francisco Bigler
1825–1882
John Henry Bigler
1830–1894
Jacob A J Bigler
1830–1902
Mary Ann Bigler
1833–1833
Amanda Ann Bigler
1835–1843
Elvira B Bigler
1840–1879
Oscar Bigler
1844–1894

Sources (16)

  • Henry Bigler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Bigler, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Henry Bigler, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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Story Highlight

Henry Bigler names Alpheus Harmon as his Missionary Companion; Bathsheba mentions his going on mission.

Brother Alpheas and Jesse Harmon have gone. Appleton [Harmon] intends to go tomorrow. 1. LETTERS OF BATHSHEBA WILSON BIGLER SMITH 1. Mr. George A. Smith Nauvoo, Illinois, October 12th, 1842 http:// …

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