Hiram Bigelow was born 20 May 1829 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois to Nahum Bigelow (1785-1851) and Mary Gibbs (1809-1888) and died 29 February 1916 Webb, Cochise County, Arizona of unspecified causes. He married Martha Mecham (1839-1924) 12 December 1856 in Provo, Utah County, Utah.

1850 Hunter Wagon Company


Numbered amoung the participants in the Edward Hunter 1850 Pioneer Company, a early Mormon pioneer wagon train traveling from to Salt Lake City in the early summer. 261 individuals and 67 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). This company was organized at 12-mile creek near the Missouri River. It was the first Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company of LDS Church. Its leader, Edward Hunter would go to become the 3rd presiding bishop of the church the following year. Several diary/biographical accounts exist for this group.


Offspring of Hiram Bigelow and Martha Mecham (1839-1924)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hiram Simeon Bigelow (1857-1937)
Mary Elvira Bigelow (1858-1946)
Moses Daniel Bigelow (1860-1862)
Lucy Celestia Bigelow (1862-1885)
Martha Jane Bigelow (1863-1917)
Joseph Parley Bigelow (1865-1928)
George Nahum Bigelow (1867-1872)
Hannah Medora Mariah Bigelow (1868-1962)
Orson Moroni Bigelow (1870-1952) 5 July 1870 Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States 22 October 1952 Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States Elmira Lucinda Marble (1875-1945)
John Arty Bigelow (1875-1952)
Emily Aurilla Bigelow (1877-1964)
Milton Eugene Bigelow (1879-1964)



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