Brewster Higley, IV

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Brewster Higley, IV

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Rutland, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Brewster Higley, III and Esther Higley
Husband of Naomi Higley
Father of Brewster Higley, Jr.; Milo Higley; Cyrus Higley; Lucius Higley; Joseph L. Higley and 3 others
Brother of Louisa Root; Anna Campbell; Zilpah Higley; Delight Deacon; Erastus Higley and 5 others

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About Brewster Higley, IV

Brewster Higley IV, a Patriot of the American Revolution for CONNECTICUT - VERMONT with the rank of PRIVATE and founder of Rutland, Ohio. DAR Ancestor # A055446

from: http://www.remarkableohio.org/HistoricalMarker.aspx?historicalMarkerId=491

He was the first settler of Rutland Township in April 1799.

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Brewster Higley, IV's Timeline

1759
March 14, 1759
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1784
1784
Age 24
1799
April 1799
Age 40
Meigs County, Ohio, United States

First settler after buying a share of the Ohio Company for $1000 he came and surveyed the land. He then went back to Bellville, WV to purchase a family boat and floated down the Ohio river to the mouth of Leading creek. They used a pole to go as far up the creek to area known as Jacobs salt works. Here he and his boys took apart the boat and used the lumber to build a shanty while they cleared the land. This land later became the family graveyard.

1801
December 28, 1801
- present
Age 42
Chillicothe, OH, United States
1815
1815
- present
Age 55
OH, United States
1847
June 20, 1847
Age 88
Rutland, Meigs, Ohio, United States
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