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Stephen Higginson

Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen H. Higginson, Hon. and Elizabeth Mary Higginson
Husband of Susanna Higginson; Sarah Perkins and Elizabeth Higginson
Father of Henry Higginson; Barbara Cooper Higginson; Elizabeth Tyng; George Higginson; John Higginson and 5 others
Brother of Sarah Higginson; Elizabeth Cabot; Deborah Higginson; Deborah Higginson; Henry Higginson and 1 other

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About Stephen Higginson

Stephen Higginson (November 28, 1743 – November 28, 1828) was an American merchant and shipmaster from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a delegate for Massachusetts to the Continental Congress in 1783. He took an active part in suppressing Shays' Rebellion, was the author of the Laco letters (1789), and served the United States government as navy agent from May 11 to June 22, 1798. Although he was a privateer during the American Revolutionary War he became a "blue light", extreme-Federalist during the War of 1812 and was one of the members of the Essex Junto.

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Stephen Higginson's Timeline

November 23, 1743
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
October 20, 1763
Age 19
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
January 15, 1765
Age 21
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
June 11, 1766
Age 22
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
February 12, 1768
Age 24
November 20, 1770
Age 26
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
January 15, 1774
Age 30
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
August 5, 1776
Age 32
July 19, 1779
Age 35
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
February 5, 1781
Age 37
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA