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James Perkins Higginson (abt. 1791 - 1878)

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James Perkins Higginson
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Boston, MAmap
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"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; [1]

Marriage and Children

"James Perkins [Higginson], b. at Boston, July, 1791, married Martha, widow of George Higginson, and had children; Frances Saltonstall; Louisa Gore; Marry Hubbard; Sarah Rhea; Charles James; John Augustus; Henry Frederick."[2]

Death and Burial

January 10, 1878; James P. Higginson; age: 87; address: 3 Spruce St; sex: M; condition: W [widow]; occupation: Merchant; father: Stephen; cause of death: Old Age; interment: 13 Central; informant: L. Jones [3]


  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:
  2. Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 5; Essex Institute; 1863; page 41; Digital Image, Google Books:
  3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988; Boston Deaths, 1878; Digital Image,
  • "Massachusetts, State Census, 1865," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 February 2015), Jas P Higginson, Boston, Ward 06, Suffolk, Massachusetts; State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 954,376.

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