Jediah Higgins Jr

Jediah Higgins Jr (1691 - bef. 1772)

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Jediah Higgins Jr
Born in Piscataway, Middlesex County, Province of East
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Husband of — married 1715 in New Jerseymap
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Died before in New Brunswick, Middlesex, Province of New Jerseymap
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Jediah Higgins Jr, son of Jediah Sr and Mary Newbold Higgins, was born April 11 1691 and died before April 17 1772 the day his will was approved. He married Hannah Stout, daughter of Jonathan and Anne Bollen Stout, in her hometown, Hopewell, NJ, in 1715.[1] [2] [3]

Jediah was born in Piscataway (Edison), Middlesex County, Province of East Jersey. [In 1702 East and West Jersey united to became the Province of New Jersey.] In his teens, he moved with his parents down the trail [Rte 27] to the Milestone River, where his father established his farm near what became the town of Kingston. The highway divided Somerset and Middlesex counties, but the boundaries along the road fluctuated. Although his home was on the north [Somerset Co.] side of the road, his will says “I Jediah Higgins of Kingston in the Corporation of New Brunswick in Middlesex County, yeoman” His father, who had lived in the same house, is recorded as being ‘of Somerset County”.

They were the parents of: [4]

  • 1. Joseph
  • 2. Jonathan
  • 3. Joshua
  • 4. James
  • 5. Mary m Benjamin Stout, son of David and Rebecca Ashton Stout
  • 6. Rachel m James Stout, son of Freegift Sr and Mary Higgins Stout
  • 7. Hannah m Henry Gulick
  • 8. Ann m Robert Davisson.

While processing relationships in the gedcom some additional information was found which may be relevant.

Higgins (Higgens) Family Burying Ground <2> This old private cemetery is located on the south side of Route 27,.1 mile south of Raymond Road. The remains of this cemetery are in a small wooded area between a grassy area and a field. According to a family member, several slaves were buried in the area. Part of the cemetery was disturbed when a pipeline was laid nearby. Only two stones were found in 1975. Higgins, Charles W., son of Chas. and Ellen, d. Sept. 17, 1823, aged 1.5.22 Higgens, Hanna, wife of Jediah, d. July 14, 1779, in 87th yr. Higgens, Jediah, Esq., d. Feb. 19, 1772, in 82nd yr. Higgins, Joshua, d. March 4, 1804, aged 72 yrs. Higgins, Mary, wife of Joshua, d. Aug. 6, 1803, aged 77 yrs. -- H (fieldstone ) --+L, Dyd Jun 8, 1803 (fieldstone)



Source S370
Media: Internet
Abbreviation: New Jersey Marriages, Colonial Era, 1665-1800
Title: New Jersey Marriages, Colonial Era, 1665-1800
Publication: [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: Nelson, William. Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Vol. XXII: Marriage Records 1665-1800. Patterson, NJ, USA: Press Printing and Publishing, 1900.
  1. Herald F. Stout, Stout and Allied Families, 1970 (2nd edition), 7: "m 1715".
  2. #S352
  3. Richard Higgins, Katherine Chapin Higgins, 1918, page 61
  4. Calendar of New Jersey wills, administrations, etc, William Nelson, etal, Vol 5 page 243

<2> "Cemeteries of South Brunswick" These cemetery listings are as written by Janet Riemer in 1977. On-line listing by the South Brunswick Public Library.


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Higgins-292 and Higgins-228 appear to represent the same person because: Hi, Higgins-292 did not have a profile manager so I adopted it. it is the same as your Higgins-228 which is why I propose a merge to get it out of the system. Hopefully you agree.

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Jediah is 18 degrees from Greg Clarke, 13 degrees from George Hull and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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