- Birth Date
- 28 August 1815
- Death Date
- 24 November 1900
Henry William Bigler
Henry was a member of the Mormon Battalion, and as a result he initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley from California with the Jonathan H. Holmes/Samuel Thompson Company in 1848, as indicated in Henry’s reminiscences.
At the end of a mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1855, he traveled with the William McBride Company as sergeant of the Guard and company historian. His obituary erroneously states that he returned to Utah in 1854. Company sources make it clear that Henry did travel in 1855 with the McBride company. Upon reaching Utah, he married Cynthia Jane Whipple, who also traveled with the McBride company.
At the end of another mission to the Sandwich Islands, William traveled home with the Frederick A. Mitchell Company in 1858.
- Age at Departure: 32
- Age at Departure: 39
- Age at Departure: 43
- 1880 Utah Census.
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Allred, Redick Newton, Journals, 1852-, reel 9, vol. 2.
- [Bigler, Henry W.], Henele Pikale, "Recollections of the Past," Juvenile Instructor 21, no. 24 (15 Dec. 1886): 371.
- Bigler, Henry William, Reminiscences and diaries 1846-1850, vol. 1, 91-106.
- Bigler, Henry William, Reminiscences and diaries 1846-1850, vol. 2, 1-13.
- "Discoverer of California Gold Dies at St. George," Salt Lake Herald, 27 November 1900, .
- Find a Grave (Website)
- McBride, William, Journal, vol. 2, in William B. McBride, Journals 1854-1855; 1874.
- Mitchell, Frederick Augustus Herman Frank, Journals, 1856-1858 and 1899.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 222.
- Pratt, Parley P., Journal 1855 [Apr]-Nov., fd. 2, 162-64, in Collection [ca. 1835-1896].
- Pratt, Parley P. to George A. Smith, 30 April 1855, "Elders' Correspondence," Deseret News [Weekly], 22 August 1855, 190.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 , , 222-23.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin. The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996, 23.
- "Sandwich Islands Mission", Deseret News [Weekly], 1855 August 22, 6.