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Mary Whitehead

Also Known As: "Snow", "Yates", "Higgins"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Probably England
Death: December 2, 1702 (71-79)
Elizabethtown, Essex County, East Jersey
Immediate Family:

Wife of John Yates of Duxbury; Richard Higgins and Isaac Whitehead, of New Jersey
Mother of John Yates; Mary Oliver; Eliakim Higgins; Jediah Higgins; Zerah Higgins and 15 others

Managed by: John Steven Carter
Last Updated:

About Mary Whitehead

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-248645

'Mary (Unknown) Whitehead (abt. 1626 - aft. 1702)

Mary Whitehead formerly [surname unknown] aka Higgins, Yates

Born about 1626 in Cape Cod, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]

[sibling(s) unknown]

Wife of John Yates Sr — married 1649 (to 1651) in Massachusetts

Wife of Richard Higgins — married Oct 1651 (to 1675) in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Wife of Isaac Whitehead — married 1689 in Elizabeth, Essex County, New Jersey

Mother of John Yates Jr, Mary (Higgins) Looker, Eliakim Higgins, William Higgins,

Jediah Higgins, Mary (Higgins) Oliver, Zerah Higgins, Thomas Higgins,

Lydia Higgins, Rebecca Higgins, Sarah Higgins and Ruth Higgins

Died after 2 Dec 1702 in Elizabeth, Essex County, New Jersey

Profile managers: Robin Lee [send private message] and Eryn Hibbert [send private message]

Unknown-248645 created 22 Aug 2014 | Last modified 20 Jul 2016

Biography

Mary (maiden name unknown) was born between 1626 and 1630 in Cape, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

She married John Yates about 1649.[1] Their son John Yates Jr. was born in Duxbury on 15 Aug 1650.

The family moved to Eastham, when John Sr. died in 1651, before June. In October 1651,

the widow Mary and the widower Richard Higgins married.

[2] Mary and Richard had 10 children together.

They moved to Piscataway, New Jersey about 1669.

Richard died between 20 Nov 1674 and 1 Jun 1675.

Mary married for the third time to Isaac Whitehead about 1689.

[3] Isaac died about February 1691, and thereafter Mary lived with her son Thomas Higgins.

He mentioned her in his will dated 2 Feb 1702 and Mary would have been over 70 at that time.

Her actual date of death is unknown.[4]

Mary has two possible birthdates, both equally unsourced: 1626 or May 3, 1630. Also, Mary may have died either in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey or in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey. Although her third husband Isaac Whitehead was living in Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey on 8 Feb 1683 when he took an inventory for the estate of Leonard Headley,[5] it is unclear where Isaac and Mary lived during their brief marriage.

Yates is Mary's first husband's name.[6]Mary's maiden name is unknown and unsourced, as are her birth and death dates.

Sources

Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Richard Higgins, a Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918.Amos Eagle Elliston Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926. Fretz, A. J.. A genealogical record of the descendants of Leonard Headley of Elizabethtown, N.J. : together with historical and biographical sketches and illustrated with portraits and other illustrations. Milton N.J.: Joseph W. Headley, 1905. p. 13. Source: S-1366474866 Repository: #R-1563874634 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=13981146&pid=750 Repository: R-1563874634 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note: ↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. ↑ Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926. ↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. ↑ Richard Higgins, a Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918. p.41.) ↑ Fretz, A. J.. A genealogical record of the descendants of Leonard Headley of Elizabethtown, N.J. : together with historical and biographical sketches and illustrated with portraits and other illustrations. Milton N.J.: Joseph W. Headley, 1905. p. 13. ↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004 ( pg 860)

Footnotes

↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. ↑ Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926. ↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. ↑ Richard Higgins, a Resident and Pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway New Jersey and His Descendants, by Mrs. Katharine Chapin Higgins. Worcester, Massachusetts, 1918. p.41.) ↑ Fretz, A. J.. A genealogical record of the descendants of Leonard Headley of Elizabethtown, N.J. : together with historical and biographical sketches and illustrated with portraits and other illustrations. Milton N.J.: Joseph W. Headley, 1905. p. 13. ↑ Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004 ( pg 860) Acknowledgments

Thank you to Kay Martin for creating WikiTree profile Yates-1543 through the import of Martin-Rowe Family Tree.ged on Oct 22, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Kay and others.

Thanks to Robin Lee, Eryn Hibbert Josh Foulk.


  • in Eastham October 1651 Mary (_____) Yates, widow of John Yates of Eastham [MD 8:13] married Richard Higgins. She survived her second husband and married (3) at Piscata way as his second wife Isaac Whitehead, she having recanted her intention to marry Samuel Moore Sr. of Woodbridge [NYGBR 47:21]. She was living in 1702 when her son Thomas allowed her a life tenancy in part of his home [NYGBR 47:22].
  • obtained the right of a proprietor share in the twp. of Piscataway for her son Zerah

The Higgins Family is well documented in the book "Richard Higgins of Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts and Piscataway, New Jersey" by Katharine Chapin Higgins - 1918 -.

Richard Higgins arrived in the United States on the ship "Anne" in 1623. He married first, Lydia Chandler on 23 November, 1634 at Eastham, Massachusetts. Her father was Edmund Chandler of Duxbury and Scituate, Massachusetts. They had two sons, Jonathan and Benjaman who remained in Massachusetts and were the ancestors of most of the Higgins in New England.

After the death of Lydia, Richard married a second time to Mary Yates, widow of John Yates of Duxbury. They were married in October of 1651. Richard and Mary had ten children. In 1670 they moved to Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Richard died before 1677. Mary married a 3rd time, 1684, to isaac Whitehead of New Haven, New Haven, CT

Children

  1. John Yates , Jr. b: 15 AUG 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
  2. Mary Higgins b: 27 SEP 1652 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  3. Eliakim Higgins b: 20 OCT 1654 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  4. Jedediah Higgins b: 5 MAR 1656 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  5. Zerah Higgins b: JUN 1658 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  6. Thomas Higgins b: JAN 1661 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  7. Lydia Higgins b: JUL 1664 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  8. Rebecca Higgins b: JUL 1664 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA
  9. Ruth Higgins b: ABT 1668 in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ
  10. Sarah Higgins b: ABT 1670 in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ

Sources

  1. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England His toric Genealogical Society, 1995. "The Great Migration Begins Sketch es - "PRESERVED PURITAN - RICHARD HIGGINS
  2. Richard Higgins and His Descendants. By Higgins, Katharine Chapin. Original Printing Worcester Massachusetts, 1919
  3. A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England Before 1692. Savage, James

Publication: [Published by Broughton - Brown [Corrected electronic version copyright Robert Kraft, July 1994] Baltimore Genealogical Publishing.

Links

Married 1650 in New Haven, Connecticut


From http://www.yatesville.net/hgen/getperson.php?personID=I23012&tree=01

John Yates and his wife Mary, son John born Aug 15, 1650, John Sr died 1651 1651 , Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Title: Richard Higgins: a resident and pioneer settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts, and at Piscataway, New Jersey, and his descendants; Author; Mrs. Katharine Elizabeth Chapin Higgins; Publisher; Higgins, 1918; Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison; Digitized Jan 3, 2008; Google books, pg 32 John Yates and his wife Mary (her maiden name unknown) were of Duxbury, where their son John was born August 15, 1650. They soon removed to Eastham, where John, the father, died in 1651, administration on his estate being granted to his widow Mary Yates on June 8, 1651. Richard Higgins and Mrs. Yates found themselves congenial, and in October, 1651, they were married. There were now three boys in the Higgins household, Jonathan and Benjamin, sons of Richard Higgins, and John Yates, a little more than a year old. To these in due course of time several more were added. Mrs. Mary Higgins was destined to survive her second husband, and to marry a third, whom she also survived, as will appear. jdm6of18added this on 8 Feb 2010 (source: Google books: "Richard Higgins: a resident and pioneer Settler at Plymouth and Eastham, Massachusetts..." Author & Publisher: Katharine Elizabeth Chapin Higgins, 1918, original from University of Wisconsin, Madison)

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Mary Yates Name: Mary Yates Gender: Female Birth Place: MA Birth Year: 1632 Spouse Name: Richard Higgins Spouse Birth Place: EN Spouse Birth Year: 1603 Marriage Year: 1651 Marriage State: MA Number Pages: 1

Family Data Collection - Marriages about Richard Higgins Name: Richard Higgins Spouse: Mary Yates Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 10 Oct 1651 City: Cape Cod County: Barnstable State: MA

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Mary Whitehead's Timeline

1627
1627
Probably England
1650
August 5, 1650
Age 23
New Haven, New Haven Colony
August 15, 1650
Age 23
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
1652
September 27, 1652
Age 25
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
September 27, 1652
Age 25
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
November 20, 1652
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven Colony
1654
October 20, 1654
Age 27
Eastham, MA