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Jacob George Bigler

Birthdate: (93)
Birthplace: near Enterprise, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), USA
Death: February 23, 1907 (93)
Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi Juab County, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Mark Bigler and Susanna Bigler (Ogden)
Husband of Eliza Bigler; Mary Ann Bigler; Armelia Caroline Bigler; Amy Lorette Bigler and Nancy Ann Keller
Father of Caroline Eliza Grover; Jacob George Bigler, Jr; Mary Ann Tanner; Charles Edwin Bigler, Sr.; David George Bigler and 9 others
Brother of Agnes Matilda Martin (Bigler); Nancy Fleming (Bigler); Jonathan Bigler; Mariah Israel; Sarah Lyons / Taylor and 2 others

Managed by: Scott Christopher Swingle
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About Jacob George Bigler

Photo and memorial provided by: Beeswax, added: Aug 28, 2000 to Find A Grave Memorial# 5045645


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 and 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 assembly 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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Jacob George Bigler's Timeline

April 4, 1813
Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), USA
April 19, 1836
Age 23
Harrison County, VA
June 10, 1838
Age 25
December 25, 1845
Age 32
February 8, 1846
Age 32
Nauvoo County, Illinois
November 11, 1848
Age 35
Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa
July 24, 1850
Age 37
Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
July 17, 1852
Age 39
Nebraska Territory