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Rev James Bignall
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Birth: 1799
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1869
Ionia County
Michigan, USA

Died: age 70 years. He was the son of Ruliff and Sabra Thompson Bignall.

From "Free Baptist Cyclopedia", pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward:
"Rev. James Bignal was baptized by Eld. Wire [Samuel] in 1820, and in 1828, he was ordained by the Holland Purchase Y.M. of Freewill Baptists, at Potter, NY. His early labors were in western New York and northern Pennsylvania. The esteem in which he was held is evinced by his serving as a delegate from Holland Purchase Yearly Meeting to the General Conference of 1831 and 1835 from NY and PA, Yearly Meegings in that of 1844. One of the two last named he was made ass't moderator. The Conference Hymn Book was published by him in the early years and ran through several additions. In 1844, he moved to Ingrahm Co. MI where he labored ten years. After this he continued the work until his death. Bro. Bignal associated with Revs David Marks, Samuel Wire, and others, enduring the hardships of the itinerant period joyfully that he might win souls.
He was a safe counselor, a good deciplinarian, sometimes pronounced "ahead of the times" and never a laggard in any good work. His children are useful members of the church."
He was married to Sarah KNAPP.
She was in the Free Will Baptist Church in Barrington, NY, which her father, Matthew KNAPP, was instrumental in organizing. He served as a deacon and then later,was voted by Y.M.(Yearly Meeting) to license him to preach.
1850 MI Census Ingham Co Stockbridge
James Bignall 51
Sarah Bignall 47
Sabra Bignall 20
Jesse Bignall 13
Louisa Bignall 9
Sally Bignall 7
James M Bignall 3 d. age 3
Seba Chalkers 17
Orville Simeson 16

1860 MI Census Washtenaw Co Salem
James Bignall 61
Jessey K Bignall 23
Sally Bignall 17

Family links: 
  Sarah Knapp Bignall (1803 - 1859)
  Sabra Bignall Moyer (1830 - 1904)*
  Jesse K Bignall (1836 - 1903)*
  Louisa Bignall Packard (1840 - 1925)*
  Sarah B Bignall Whitney (1843 - 1919)*
  James Myron Bignall (1847 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Lapham Cemetery
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Created by: wvy
Record added: Dec 01, 2012
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Rev James Bignall
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Rev James Bignall
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Rev James Bignall
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Rest in peace.
- wvy
 Added: Dec. 1, 2012

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