Bigelow, Horatio (unknown–unknown)

By: L. W. Kemp

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: December 4, 2018

Horatio Bigelow, a member of the Long expedition, was one of the eleven men of the supreme council of the provisional government, which, on June 22, 1819, declared the province of Texas a free and independent republic. Sometime in August 1819, with Eli Harris, he edited the Nacogdoches Texas Republican. Apparently Bigelow was captured with James Long and other members of the expedition in 1821, but by 1829 he had returned to Nacogdoches, where he was associated with the Nacogdoches Mexican Advocate.

Douglas C. McMurtrie, "Pioneer Printing in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (January 1932). Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Notes and Fragments, January 1904. Dudley Goodall Wooten, ed., A Comprehensive History of Texas (2 vols., Dallas: Scarff, 1898; rpt., Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1986).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

L. W. Kemp, “Bigelow, Horatio,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 4, 2018