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Reverend Brewster was born in 1680. He passed away December 17, 1775. 
Brewster and Esther (Holcomb) Higley of Simsbury were identified as the parents of Elizabeth, who married Gideon Mills on November 23, 1748.
She died in Simsbury in 1774 at the age of 51.
"On the 17th of February, 1709, he married Hester Holcombe, 1
the daughter of Deacon Nathaniel and Mary (Bliss) Holcombe
of Simsbury, an old family of excellent standing.
In December of the same year their first child was born, and named Brewster, who when he reached manhood was known as
Brewster Higley, 2d. They had been married five years when
their " honored father " Captain Higley died. After this event,
upon the removal of Captain Higley's widow to Windsor, in the
spring of 1725, Brewster and his young family, with his eldest
brother John, took up their residence in the old homestead at
Higley-Town, which lost none of its former prestige through its
new occupants. It was here the younger members of their circle
of eight children, who gradually filled the family home, were born.
There were four sons and four daughters, viz. :
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Brewster by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Brewster: