Brewster Higley Sr.

Brewster Higley Sr. (1680 - 1760)

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Rev. Brewster Higley Sr.
Born in Windsor, Hartford , Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 Feb 1708 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colonymap
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Reverend Brewster was born in 1680. He passed away December 17, 1775. [1]

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.[2]

"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. :

Brewster, 2d;


  1. First Settlers of Simsbury, Simsbury Historical Society:
  2. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College (Holt, 1885) Vol. 1: October 1701-May 1745, Pt. 2, pp. 585-586.
  • Humphreys Family in America Pub,1885? Frederick Humphreys Fam 4 [S}

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