Brewster Higley, IV

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Brewster Higley, IV

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death: June 20, 1847 (88)
Rutland, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Rutland, Meigs County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Brewster Higley, III and Esther Higley
Husband of Naomi Higley (Higley)
Father of Brewster Higley, Jr.; Cyrus Higley; Harriet Lucy Bingham; Lucius Higley; Joseph Trumbull Higley and 3 others
Brother of Louisa Root; Anna Campbell; Zilpah Higley; Delight Deacon; Erastus Higley and 4 others

Occupation: Judge and Post Master
Managed by: Mike Brumble
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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


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

Veteran of the Revolutionary War. Served as private in the Connecticut and Vermont troops. Fought in the battle of White Plains (October 27, 1776) under Colonel Ethan Allen. He was in the Vermont Military in the winter of 1778. He was in one of the boats that crossed the Delaware on Christmas night with General George Washington. He received a pension.

Brewster Higley was the first settler in Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio. He emigrated to Ohio in 1799 from Simsbury, Connecticut. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He served as a Justice in Vermont. Governor Arthur St. Clair of Ohio appointed him a justice for Washington County (of which Meigs was yet a part) on Dec. 28, 1791. He was one of the first Associate Judges of Gallia County (of which Meigs was then a part) and in 1815 was made the second postmaster of Rutland, Ohio. He died June 20, 1847, in his 89th year. Brewster Higley was a learned man and was one of the first trustees of Athens Ohio College.

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Brewster Higley, IV's Timeline

March 14, 1759
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Age 24
July 26, 1787
Age 28
Vermont, United States
February 17, 1793
Age 33
October 24, 1796
Age 37
Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Age 40
December 28, 1801
Age 42
Chillicothe, OH, United States
Age 55
OH, United States
June 20, 1847
Age 88
Rutland, Meigs, Ohio, United States