Jacob George Bigler (1813 - 1907)

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Birthplace: near Enterprise, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), USA
Death: Died in Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
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About Jacob George Bigler

Birth: Apr. 4, 1813 Shinnston Harrison County West Virginia, USA Death: Feb. 23, 1907 Nephi Juab County Utah, USA

Mormon Polygamist who had five wives:

Mary Ann Boggess (died in Nauvoo, Illinois before he married the others) Amy Lorette Chase Armelia Caroline Mangum Nancy Ann Keller Eliza Cannon Miller

From the Deseret Evening News, Wednesday February 27, 1907:

NEPHI

FUNERAL OF JACOB G. BIGLER

Honored Patriarch Closes Eventful Career at Ninety-four

Special Correspondence

Nephi, Juab Co. Feb 26. --The funeral of Patriarch Jacob G. Bigler was held today in the Nephi tabernacle and was attended by a very large number of relatives and friends who came from far and near to pay respect to one of the oldest and most highly esteemed members of the Church, the deceased being in his 94th year. President Joseph F. Smith was the principal speaker, other prominent speakers were Elders George Albert Smith and Angus M. Cannon. All of them paid high tributes to the memory of Patriarch Bigler and in discoursing on the principles of the resurrection, spoke in a comforting manner to those who survive the venerable man.

Mrs. Bathsheba W. Smith, president of the Relief societies of the Church, and a sister of the deceased patriarch, was also present.

Father Bigler leaves a large number of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, being related to about half the population of Nephi.

Jacob G. Bigler was born in Virginia in 1813. He moved to Missouri in the pioneer days of that state. He joined the Mormon Church in 1838 and was a zealous advocate of the new faith. He shared in the vicissitudes of the Church in Missouri and Illinois, and assisted in building the temple in Nauvoo in the latter state. At the expulsion of the saints from Illinois he shared in the exodus and was bishop of Kanesville, Iowa, one of the recruiting settlements founded by the pioneers on the way to Utah. He came to Utah in 1850, remaining in Salt Lake City until 1852, when he came to Nephi and established his permanent home. He participated in the Walker and Black Hawk Indian wars, was bishop of Juab, was six times a member of the territorial assimbly and was mayor of Nephi in 1861. From 1854 to 1876 he was probate judge in Juab county and in 1869 was a member of the territorial council. When the settlements of Juab county were organized into the Juab stake, he was chosen as its first prsident. He was ordained patriarch in 1878 and retained that position in the Church until his death.

Elder Bigler performed a mission to Ireland, where he was in charge of the branch of the Church and was in charge of the European mission in 1862.


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Parents:
 Mark Bigler (1785 - 1839)
 Susannah Ogden Bigler (1785 - 1847)

Children:
 David George Bigler (1846 - 1882)*
 Jacob G. Bigler (1848 - 1914)*
 Mary Ann Bigler Tanner (1850 - 1943)*
 Amy Lorette Bigler Mangum (1852 - 1891)*
 Abner Chase Bigler (1854 - 1930)*
 Don Mangum Bigler (1854 - 1905)*
 Mark Bigler (1856 - 1945)*
 Roxcy Lucina Bigler Blackburn (1856 - 1899)*
 Amy Armelia Bigler Grover (1857 - 1934)*
 Charles Edwin Bigler (1858 - 1935)*
 Susannah Bigler Goldsbrough (1860 - 1956)*
 Caroline Eliza Bigler Grover (1861 - 1890)*
 Alice Bigler Garrett (1866 - 1940)*
 James Bigler (1866 - 1947)*

Spouses:
 Nancy A. Keller Bigler (1836 - 1900)
 Eliza Cannon Miller (1817 - 1905)*
 Amy Lorette Chase Bigler (1822 - 1907)*
 Armelia Caroline Mangum Bigler (1834 - 1916)*
 

Burial: Vine Bluff Cemetery Nephi Juab County Utah, USA Plot: Vb_B_3_1_18



      
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Jacob Bigler's Timeline

1813
April 4, 1813
Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), USA
1836
April 19, 1836
Age 23
Harrison County, VA
1838
June 10, 1838
Age 25
1844
June 18, 1844
Age 31
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL
1845
December 25, 1845
Age 32
1846
February 8, 1846
Age 32
Nauvoo County, Illinois
1850
July 24, 1850
Age 37
Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa
1852
July 17, 1852
Age 39
Nebraska Territory
1854
August 6, 1854
Age 41
Nephi, Juab County, Utah