Moroni 7 BIGELOW
16167.38 Moroni 7 BIGELOW,
son of Nahum 6 ( Simeon
, John 4 , Joshua
1), and Mary (GIBBS) BIGELOW, was born at Grimsby,
Mercer, IL on 0l September 1840. At the age of 3, his parents moved the
family to Nauvoo, IL to avoid religious prosecution and by the age of 10
his parents had moved the family from Nauvoo into Utah. Moroni married
on 23 August 1863 Elvira Jane Mecham. She was the daughter of Moses and
Elvira (Derby) Mecham and born at Montrose, Lee, IA on 0l September 1840.
Before the age of 30 "Moroni was returning from a religious mission to
the states and was killed on the steamboat
Mary McDonald and thrown
into the Missouri River between Camden and Wellington, IL 13 April 1870".
As was then the custom, the older brother married the widow of a younger
and supported the widow and children, so Elvira was married to Asa
Elijah Bigelow (16167.34) on 10 October 1872. Elvira died on 04
January 1920 at Salt Lake City, UT. Asa had died earlier, 09 November 1911,
at Payson, UT.
Children of Moroni and Elvira (Mecham) Bigelow:
16167.381 Moroni Lafayette, b 29 July 1864 Provo,
UT; bur. 17 May 1932 Centro, Imperial, CA. It is rumored that he married
and had a daughter - there was little contact between his family
and "Lafe" for many years.
Young, b 21 March 1866 Provo; d 24 July 1955 San Francisco, CA;
m 27 Nov 1885 Mary Elizabeth Ewell, 8 children.
16167.383 Nahum, b 04 Oct 1867 White Pine, NV;
d 24 Oct 1868 Provo; unm.
16167.384 Eustis Leo, b 25 April 1869 Provo;
d 18 Dec 1909 bur. Provo; unm.
The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Volume II, page 198;
Howe,Bigelow Family of America;
Book of Rememberance, Descendants of Asa Elijah and Moroni Bigelow;
Bigelow Society records.
Modified - 09/27/2002
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Rod Bigelow (Roger Jon 12 Bigelow)
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