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Stephen Higginson (abt. 1743 - 1828)

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Stephen Higginson
Born about in Salem, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Brother of
Husband of — married in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NHmap
Husband of — married in Medford, Middlesex Co., MAmap
Died in Boston, Suffolk, Msscmap
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Biography

Marriage 1 and early Career

"on his marrying, at twenty-one (in 1764), Susan, daughter of Aaron and Susanna (Porter) Cleveland, a second cousin of his, residing in Connecticut, he at once became a supercargo and then a navigator, voyaging to England, Spain, and elsewhere, as part owner. It is known that his family disapproved of the marriage... and this may be the reason why the rash young couple went to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to be wedded..." pages 15-16; [1]

"In the early part of the Revolutionary War, Stephen Higginson turned his energies, like most Salem sea-captains and shipowners, to privateering; he was credited with having made by this pursuit the sum of $70,000... In 1778 he removed from Salem to Boston, and became a partner of his kinsman, Jonathan Jackson, was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1782, and was elected thence to the Colonial Congress on October 2, 1782." page 42-43; [2]

"Stephen Higginson was one of the proposed delegates from Massachusetts to Annapolis [Convention of Sept, 1786], not one of whom actually attended; and this for some reason not now quite clear." page 67; [3]

"Stephen Higginson's first wife died in 1788, and he married for his second wife, on May 15, 1789, Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of an English merchant residing in Boston, and of no known kinship to the well-known Boston family of that name. She had one child only, - James Perkins, born July, 1991... This wife dying, he married, in September 1792, as a third wife, her sister [Sarah Perkins]." page 252-253; [4]

Death and Burial

Central Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Find A Grave Memorial# 7504592


Sources

  1. Life and Times of Stephen Higginson: Member of the Continental Congress (1783) and Author of the "Laco" Letters, Relating to John Hancock (1789); Thomas Wentworth Higginson Houghton, Mifflin, 1907; Digital Image, Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=o5scAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA15#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. Life and Times of Stephen Higginson: Member of the Continental Congress (1783) and Author of the "Laco" Letters, Relating to John Hancock (1789); Thomas Wentworth Higginson Houghton, Mifflin, 1907; Digital Image, Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=o5scAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA42#v=onepage&q&f=false
  3. Life and Times of Stephen Higginson: Member of the Continental Congress (1783) and Author of the "Laco" Letters, Relating to John Hancock (1789); Thomas Wentworth Higginson Houghton, Mifflin, 1907; Digital Image, Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=o5scAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA67#v=onepage&q&f=false
  4. Life and Times of Stephen Higginson: Member of the Continental Congress (1783) and Author of the "Laco" Letters, Relating to John Hancock (1789); Thomas Wentworth Higginson Houghton, Mifflin, 1907; Digital Image, Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=o5scAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA252#v=onepage&q&f=false
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:9WMN-D6R : accessed 2016-06-15), entry for Stephen Higginson.


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