Susan Bigler (Dock) (1783 - 1854) Icn_world

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
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About Susan Bigler (Dock)

Mrs. Susan Bigler, mother of Gov. William Bigler, of Pennsylvania, and Gov. John Bigler of California, died at her residence in Delaware township, Mercer county, on Wednesday the 18th with age about 70 years. Her disease was paralysis. The first attack occurred two years since; the third and last on Sunday, 12th. After three days of suffering, she expired on Wednesday following. She was a strict member of the Presbyterian Church, and died in the fullest confidence of the christian. The Pittsburg Union informs us that she was born in Lancaster county in the year 1784. Her father, Philip Dock was an old resident of that county, in high repute for integrity among all his neighbors, and noted for his sternness and indomitable energy. She married Jacob Bigler. About 33 years of age, with a large family of children, they moved to Mercer county, which was then almost a wilderness. About five years after, Mr. Bigler died, leaving her in that wild unsettled region, with ten children dependent upon her alone for support. She maintained them all, maintained them in knowledge, and impressed upon their minds lessons usefulness to guide them safely and with honor through subsequent life. During the 28 years of her widowhood, she resided upon the same old farm, about nine miles from Mercer, on which she died. From the quiet homestead, her children, as they grew up around her, went out on the journey of life in different directions. At her death one son is Governor of Pennsylvania and another Governor of California. [More continues here but is unreadable from the microfilm] Lawrence Journal, New Castle, Pennsylvania, March 25, 1854

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Susan Bigler's Timeline

1776
1776
1783
1783
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1803
January 11, 1803
Age 20
Newville, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
1805
January 8, 1805
Age 22
Landisburg, Perry, PA, USA
1807
June 28, 1807
Age 24
LANISBURG, CUMBERLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
1809
November 25, 1809
Age 26
SHERMSVILLE, PERRY, PENNSYLVANIA
1810
1810
Age 27
SHERMSDALE, CUMBERLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
1812
1812
Age 29
1814
January 11, 1814
Age 31
Perry, Pennsylvania, United States
1820
February 20, 1820
Age 37
SHERMSDALE, CUMBERLAND, PENNSYLVANIA