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Mary Higginson (Blakeman)

Also Known As: "Mary (Blackman) Atwater Higginson"
Birthplace: of, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Adam Blakeman and Jane Walker
Wife of Joshua Atwater and Rev. John Higginson
Mother of Samuel Atwater; Anna Dummer; Joshua Atwater and Mary Coney
Sister of Rev. John Blackman; James Blakeman and Samuel B. Blakeman

Managed by: Brian A. Kowal
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About Mary Higginson

On May 6, 1651, Joshua Atwater married Mary, the only daughter of Rev. Adam Blakeman by Roger Ludlow, Esq. She was not quite 16 years of age. She married 2nd, as his 2nd wife, to Rev. John Higginson.

In the will of Adam Blakeman: "Concerning my books, which I intended for my son Benjamin, seeing his thoughts are after another course of life, that his thoughts be not to attend the work of Christ in the ministry, my wish is that my son Joshua Atwater, make his son Joshua a scholar, and fit him for that work. I give unto him all my Latin Books...."

children of Joshua & Mary (Blakeman) Atwater include:

  1. Ann
  2. Samuel b. June 20, 1654
  3. Joshua b. April 10, 1658,
  4. Mary b. 1659

and perhaps others.

Goodwin's "Gen. Notes: First Settlers of Conn. & Mass.", p. 2. "New Haven Colony History" by Edward Atwater 


  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines. History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. (New Haven, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932), 1:82.
  2. Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, first "teacher" in the Massachusetts Bay colony of Salem, Massachusetts and author of "New-Englands plantation" (1630)  by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Published 1910 by Priv. print. in [Cambridge? Mass.] . Written in English.  Page 6-7


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Mary Higginson's Timeline

Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
May 6, 1651
Age 15
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
June 20, 1654
Age 18
New Haven, New Haven, CT
Age 18
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
November 21, 1658
Age 22
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
January 15, 1659
Age 23
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Age 40
March 9, 1709
Age 73
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts