Nahum Bigelow

9 February 1785–28 January 1851 (Age 65)
Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Nahum

When Nahum Bigelow was born on 9 February 1785, in Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Simeon Bigelow, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Rebecca Foster, was 24. He married Mary Gibbs about 12 December 1826, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 28 January 1851, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nahum Bigelow
Mary Gibbs
Marriage: about 12 December 1826
Mary Jane Bigelow
Hiram Bigelow
Lucy Bigelow
Asa Elijah Bigelow
Lovina Bigelow
Liola Bigelow
Sariah Bigelow
Moroni Lafayette Bigelow
Daniel Bigelow
Joseph Smith Bigelow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 12 December 1826Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State
    Age 6
    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
    Age 18
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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    Story Highlight

    16. Trek West

    "The move westward had been decided on by the Church and preparations were being hastily made to get the people away by the coming spring. 'Only to get my family moved and to see them settle …

    Sources (44)

    • Nahum Bigelow, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
    • Nahum Bigelow in entry for Asa Elijah Bigelow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Hiram Bigelow, "United States Census, 1850"

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