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Hester Higley (Holcombe)

Also Known As: "Esther", "Hester"
Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: December 17, 1775 (91)
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Hop Meadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. Nathaniel Holcombe Sr. and Mary T. Holcombe (Bliss)
Wife of Rev. Brewster Higley
Mother of Brewster Higley; David A. Higley; Capt Joseph Higley; Hannah Owen; Hester Case and 3 others
Sister of Lieutenant Nathaniel Holcomb; Ens. John Holcombe; Martha Holcombe; Jonathan Holcombe; Margaret North and 8 others

Managed by: Lillian Pollock (Koop)
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About Hester Higley

Marriage: February 17, 1707/08 Rev. Brewster Higley Sr Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry Announces that the Lord is nigh; Come, then, and hearken, for he brings Glad tidings from the King of kings!

Then cleansed be every breast from sin; Make straight the way for God within; Prepare we in our hearts a home, Where such a mighty Guest may come.

For Thou art our Salvation, Lord, Our Refuge, and our great Reward. Without Thy grace our souls must fade And wither like a flower decayed.

Stretch forth Thine hand, to heal our sore, And make us rise and fall no more; Once more upon Thy people shine, And fill the world with love divine.

To Him Who left the throne of Heaven To save mankind, all praise be given; Like praise be to the Father done, And Holy Spirit, Three in One.

Words: Charles Cof­fin, Par­is Bre­vi­ary, 1736 (Jor­dan­is or­as prae­via). Stan­zas 1-3 trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler, Hymns of the Prim­i­tive Church, 1837; stan­zas 4-5 trans­lat­or un­known. Inscription: in Memory of Mrs Esther the relict of Mr Brewster Higley who died Decbr the 17th 1775 Aged 91

Note: stone made of schist which has deteriorated badly - with angled lighting the inscription here was barely visible at the time the picture was taken.

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Hester Higley's Timeline

February 3, 1684
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
December 12, 1709
Age 25
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 27
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
October 21, 1715
Age 31
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 17, 1717
Age 33
Simsbury, Hartford, CT
December 3, 1719
Age 35
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
February 17, 1721
Age 37
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 39
Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
Age 41
Simsbury, Hartford, CT