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Israel Higgins

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Middle Haddam, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Higgins and Hannah Higgins (Cole)
Husband of Ruth Mayo Higgins and Ruth Higgins
Father of Israel Higgins, Jr.; Pvt. Jesse Higgins_ KIA-Continental soldier Of The Line; Ruth Stocking; Ensign Sylvanus Higgins; Lydia Higgins and 4 others
Brother of Theodore Higgins; Ichabod Higgins and Samuel Higgins
Half brother of William Higgins; John Higgins and Simeon Higgins

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About Israel Higgins

wikitree: (Last modified 26 Mar 2017 | Last edit: 26 Mar 2017)

'Israel Higgins Sr. (1706 - 1788)

Captain Israel Higgins Sr.

Born 26 Apr 1706 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

Son of Samuel Higgins and Hannah (Cole) Higgins

Brother of Theodore Higgins, Ichabod Higgins, Samuel Higgins and William Higgins

Husband of Ruth (Brown) Higgins — married about 1728 in Massachusetts

Father of Israel Higgins, Jesse Higgins, Ruth (Higgins) Stocking and Sylvanus Higgins

Died 7 Feb 1788 in Middle Haddam, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

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Higgins-2315 created 25 Oct 2013 |

Last modified 26 Mar 2017 | Last edit: 26 Mar 2017

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Categories: Eastham, Massachusetts | Barnstable County, Massachusetts | American Revolution Veterans.

Event years 1773-1789. Join: 1776 Project Discuss: 1776 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 25 July 2016), "Record of Israel Higgins, Sr.", Ancestor # A210193.

Biography

Israel Higgins was born April 26, 1706 at Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. He was the son of Samuel Higgins and Hannah Cole. [1][2][3][4][5]

On Nov. 2, 1727, he married Ruth Brown, with whom he had 10 children[6] [7][8]:

Israel, b. Oct. 3, 1728[9]; m. Elizabeth Aiken </ref> In 1779, Israel Higgins served in Captain Daniel Sullivan's company of volunteers in the Bagaduce expedition. (DAR books reports his death as 1818 in Eden, Maine). [10] Sylvanus, b. June 8, 1735 [11] Lydia,, b. Oct. 9, 1737 Heman, b. Nov. 25, 1740 Rachel, b. June 28, 1743 Eunice, b. Oct. 30, 1745. d. Nov. 22, 1748 (Eunice was the only Higgins child to die in childhood). Hannah, b. May 22, 1748 Seth, b. Feb. 4, 1750/1 His first wife Ruth died June 13, 1768.[6] On March 9, 1769, Israel married the widow, Ruth (Mayo) Smith, "daughter of Israel and Mercy (Ryder) Mayo and widow of Thomas Smith.[5]

Israel died at Middle Haddam, Connecticut, on Feb. 7, 1788.[5][12] He is buried at Cover Burying Ground in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [13]

Research Notes

Not to be confused with his son Israel Higgins: "Israel Higgins served in the French and Indian War and in the Revolution. He was a private in Capt. Elijah Robinson's co., of Col. John ELy's Connecticut regt. in 1777. His name appears on a "billeting roll" of the Company with remarks,-- "Enl. June 16, 17_., Marched from home July 22, 17_. No. of days billeted himself, 37." He resided in Middle Haddam parish, town of Middletown (lated Chatham), Conn. George Higgins was appointed administrator on estate of Israel Higgins April 1, 1793. Distribution to heirs Jan. 14, 1794."

Children

Timothy Higgins b: in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Anna Higgins b: in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut William Higgins b: in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Eunice Higgins b: 23 Feb 1754 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut George Higgins b: 20 Oct 1756 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Elizabeth Higgins b: 16 Sep 1757 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Israel Higgins b: 22 Feb 1761 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Lydia Higgins b: 18 Apr 1763 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; m Henrietta Bradford, 28 Jun 1788 East Haddam/Chatham Mollie Higgins b: 12 May 1765 (kiwidave) 7 8 9

Marriage Notes (Elizabeth Aiken) Sources for KC Higgins: Middletown Ct vital records; Middle Haddam church records; "Record of Men in the War of the Revolution"; Middletown Probate Records, vi:20, 53, 64 6

Sources

↑ "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQDD-694 : 4 December 2014), Israel Higgins, 26 Apr 1706; citing EASTHAM,BARNSTABLE,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0907350 IT 2-6, 905406. ↑ Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births and Deaths: From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Volumes 1 & 2. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1992. ↑ Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). ↑ Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Vol. 338. ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Higgins, Katherine Chapin. Richard Higgins : a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants, 1918, pp. 119ff. Archive.org (This research is mentioned positively in the entry on Richard Higgins in The Great Migration Begins pp. 928-932). ↑ 6.0 6.1 ↑ Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Source number: 3417.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: LSS ↑ Bailey, Frederic W. Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. ↑ "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQDD-3RW : 4 December 2014), Israel Higgins in entry for Lydia Higgins, 09 Oct 1737; citing EASTHAM,BARNSTABLE,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0907350 IT 2-6, 905406. ↑ Lineage Book - National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volumes 57-58. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1921. p 54. <ref> Jesse, b. June 26, 1731 <ref>"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCQ8-BXP : 4 December 2014), Israel Higgins in entry for Jesse Higgins, 26 Jun 1731; citing , EASTHAM, BARNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS, 2:179F4QG; FHL microfilm 905,406. Ruth, b. June 5, 1733 <ref>"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQDD-SYQ : 4 December 2014), Israel Higgins in entry for Ruth Higgins, 05 Jun 1733; citing EASTHAM,BARNSTABLE,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0907350 IT 2-6, 905406. </li> <li id="_note-8"> "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQDD-WMB : 4 December 2014), Israel Higgins in entry for Sylvania Higgins, 08 Jun 1735; citing EASTHAM,BARNSTABLE,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0907350 IT 2-6, 905406. </li> <li id="_note-9"> Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.</li> <li id="_note-10"> Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com : accessed 26 July 2016), memorial page for Israel Higgins (1706–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132,588,682, citing Cover Burying Ground in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.; the accompanying photographs by Mary Harrell-Sesniak only provide an image of the cemetery entrance sign but no stone of inscribed data. </li></ol></ref>


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Israel Higgins's Timeline

1706
April 20, 1706
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
1728
October 3, 1728
Age 22
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
1731
June 26, 1731
Age 25
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1733
June 5, 1733
Age 27
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
1735
June 8, 1735
Age 29
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
1737
October 9, 1737
Age 31
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1740
November 25, 1740
Age 34
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1743
June 28, 1743
Age 37
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States