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John Higginson, II

Also Known As: "Higgason"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Guilford, Hartford , Connecticut
Death: March 23, 1719 (73)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. John Higginson and Sarah Higginson
Husband of Sarah Higginson and Elizabeth Higginson
Father of Nathaniel Higginson; Mary Lindall; John Higginson, III; Margaret Higginson; Sarah Higginson and 2 others
Brother of Sarah Wharton; Anna Dolliver; Thomas Higginson; Francis Higginson; Henry Higginson and 1 other

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About Capt. John Higginson


  • Savage: "HIGGINSON, JOHN, Salem, eldest s. of the preced. m. 9 Oct. 1672, Sarah, d. of Thomas Savage of Boston, not (as in Geneal. Reg. VII. 18, told), eldest, but seventh ch. had Mary, b. at Boston, 27 or 28 Sept. 1673, the same hour with her cous. Thomas Thacher; John, 20 Aug. 1675, who was not (as Geneal. Reg. V. 48 calls him), H. C. 1717, but f. of that gr. (by his first w. Hannah Gardner); Thomas, 16 Dec. 1677; Nathaniel, 1 Apr. 1680; Sarah, 1 June 1682; Elizabeth 3 Oct. 1684; and Margaret, 10 Nov. 1686, wh. d. in few. mos.; was selectman, rep. 1689, and of the counc. 1700-19 and d. 23 Mar. 1720."
  • Maine, Indian Land Speculation, and the Essex County Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692 By Emerson W. Baker and James Kences from Maine History, volume 40, number 3, Fall 2001 (pp. 159-189). "In June 1688 Harlackenden Symonds sold Coxhall [Maine] to 38 men from Ipswich and other Essex County towns. Many of these men would have some tie to the witchcraft outbreak. Six of the proprietors were kinsmen of witches. Three proprietors testified against witches while four signed petitions supporting the accused. Some proprietors had multiple ties to the trials. For example, proprietor Thomas Higginson was the son of Salem's esteemed minister, Reverend John Higginson. His brother, Captain John Higginson was a court officer during the witch trials, and his sister, Ann Higginson Dolliver was an accused witch. Proprietors were also the alleged victims of witchcraft. ..."


  1. 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.  


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Capt. John Higginson's Timeline

Guilford, Hartford , Connecticut
September 27, 1673
Age 27
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
August 20, 1675
Age 29
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 29
King William, Virginia, United States
December 23, 1677
Age 31
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
April 1, 1680
Age 34
Salem, Massachusetts
June 1, 1682
Age 36
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
November 10, 1686
Age 40
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA