Zaccheus Higgins

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Zaccheus Higgins

Birthplace: Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Higgins and Ruth Higgins
Husband of Mercy Higgins and Mercy Higgins
Father of Ruth Jerusha Higgins Nickerson; Mercy Rogers; Jerusha Eldridge; Richard Higgins; Seth Higgins and 3 others
Brother of Sarah Higgins; Zaccheus Higgins; Ruth Rogers; Hannah Higgins; Joshua Higgins and 5 others

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About Zaccheus Higgins

Added by E. C. Nickerson About my great Grandfather: In September, 1778, Maj. Zenas Winslow's regiment, the Second Barnstable County regiment of militia, was called into service on alarms at Bedford and Falmouth. In Lieut. Samuel Knowles's company were Zaccheus Higgins and Zaccheus Higgins, Jr., both privates, who served from Sept. 6 to 13, 1778.

Administration on estate of Zaccheus Higgins was granted to Thomas Higgins, March 22, 1817.


Children born at Eastham.

i. Jerusha, b. Nov. 19, 1750; married Feb. 4, 1776, Gowel Chase of Chatham.

ii. Mercy, b. June 7, 1752; married Sept. 18, 1777, Elisha Atwood of Harwich. (Rev. J. Bascom's Orleans Church record.)

iii. Richard, b. Aug. 31, 1754; perhaps married Aug. 19, 1777, Molly Smith of Chatham.

iv. Seth, b. June 1, 1756.

V. Mary, b. Feb. 27, 1759; married .

212. vi. Zaccheus, b. April 1, 1761; married Hannah Twining, vii. TuUy, b. Aug. 31, 1762.

213. viii. Knowles, b. Sept. 25, 1773; married Mary Rand.

Authorities: Eastham-Orleans Town and Church Records; Barnstable Probate Records, vol. xx, pp. 154-5, will of Paul Knowles. The name of the first wife of Zaccheus Higgins has been read "Mary Carsbury," by a careful student of Eastham records, Mr. Stanley W. Smith, but in another place the record is clearly "Mercy Crosby," so it seems probable that the former is a careless or fantastic spelling of the latter.

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Zaccheus Higgins's Timeline

October 8, 1727
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
June 1750
Age 22
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
November 19, 1750
Age 23
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
November 19, 1750
Age 23
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April 1, 1761
Age 33
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Age 34