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John Higginson

Male 1646 - 1719  (73 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Higginson was born 1646, Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut; died 23 Mar 1719, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "John Higginson was one of the great merchants of Salem, and held many public offices. In 1678, he was chosen to keep the town books, and was frequently selectman. He was deputy from Salem, 1685, 1689, and 1691, and a member of the Council from 1700 until his death. He was also county treasurer and justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He was commissioned ensign in 1675 and promoted until, in 1701, he ranked as colonel." [Descendants of the Reverend Francis Higginson, citation details below.]

    John married Sarah Savage 9 Oct 1672, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Capt. Thomas Savage and Mary Symmes) was born 25 Jun 1653, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died Bef 26 Jun 1713; was buried 26 Jun 1713, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. John Higginson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 20 Aug 1675, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 26 Apr 1718, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Higginson Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born 20 Aug 1675, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 26 Apr 1718, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    A merchant. Registrar of probate, 1698-1702; selectman in 1704. A lieutenant in 1797, his estate settlement calls him "captain."

    John married Hannah Gardner 11 Sep 1695, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Lt. Samuel Gardner and Elizabeth Browne) was born 4 Apr 1676, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 24 Jun 1713, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Higginson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 28 Jun 1696, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 20 Mar 1723, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Elizabeth Higginson Descendancy chart to this point (2.John2, 1.John1) was born 28 Jun 1696, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 20 Mar 1723, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Elizabeth married Rev. Benjamin Prescott 20 Oct 1715, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Rev. (son of Capt. Jonathan Prescott and Elizabeth Hoar) was born 16 Sep 1687, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 27 May 1777, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Benjamin Prescott  Descendancy chart to this point was born 29 Jan 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 18 Aug 1778, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Benjamin Prescott Descendancy chart to this point (3.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.John1) was born 29 Jan 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 18 Aug 1778, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Rebecca Minot 12 Aug 1741, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Col. James Minot and Martha Lane) was born 5 May 1720, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 8 Oct 1761, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Rebecca Prescott  Descendancy chart to this point was born 20 May 1742, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; died 19 Apr 1813, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Rebecca Prescott Descendancy chart to this point (4.Benjamin4, 3.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.John1) was born 20 May 1742, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; died 19 Apr 1813, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Also spelled Rebekah.

    Rebecca married Roger Sherman 12 May 1763, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts. Roger (son of William Sherman and Mehetabel Wellington) was born 19 Apr 1721, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 23 Jul 1793, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Roger Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 16 Jul 1768, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 5 Mar 1856, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Roger Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (5.Rebecca5, 4.Benjamin4, 3.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.John1) was born 16 Jul 1768, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 5 Mar 1856, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Shortly after the Revolution, he spent two weeks visiting George Washington at Mount Vernon.

    On 31 Jan 1794, with his uncle Benjamin Prescott, he formed the firm of Prescott & Sherman, trading in dry goods, groceries, navigation, shoemaking, and tanning.

    Representative for New Haven in the Connecticut General Assembly, May and October 1810 and May 1811.

    Roger married Susanna Staples 7 Jan 1801, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. Susanna (daughter of Rev. John Staples and Susanna Perkins) was born 20 Aug 1778, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut; died 22 Nov 1855, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 27 Oct 1823, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 10 Mar 1917, Nordhoff, California.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (6.Roger6, 5.Rebecca5, 4.Benjamin4, 3.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.John1) was born 27 Oct 1823, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 10 Mar 1917, Nordhoff, California.

    Notes:

    Nordhoff, California was renamed Ojai during World War I.

    Elizabeth married Thomas Anthony Thacher 1 Aug 1860, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. Thomas (son of Peter Thacher and Ann Parks) was born 11 Jan 1815, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died 7 Apr 1886, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Elizabeth Thacher  Descendancy chart to this point was born 22 Sep 1868, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 14 Aug 1952, Marin, California.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Elizabeth Thacher Descendancy chart to this point (7.Elizabeth7, 6.Roger6, 5.Rebecca5, 4.Benjamin4, 3.Elizabeth3, 2.John2, 1.John1) was born 22 Sep 1868, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 14 Aug 1952, Marin, California.

    Notes:

    From www.ywcasf-marin.org/marin-womens-hall-fame/honorees/elizabeth-thacher-kent:

    Elizabeth Thacher Kent, a matriarch in the founding family of Kentfield, is one of the few Marin County women to be elected posthumously to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame. Kent was a distinguished proponent of women's rights and international peace and was instrumental in securing women's right to vote.

    Kent took up permanent residence in Marin in 1907 and immediately became a vocal activist in support of women's' suffrage. When her husband, William, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Kent leveraged her position as a Congressman's wife to support the national suffrage movement. She was a featured speaker at the 1913 and 1914 conventions of the National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and shortly thereafter assumed leadership of their Congressional Committee. By 1915, she helped form the Congressional Union (later re-named the Women's Party), which picketed the White House in support of suffrage. Kent was arrested twice for her suffrage demonstrating. However, her cause prevailed and in August 1920 the Susan B. Anthony Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed guaranteeing American women the right to vote.

    In addition to supporting suffrage, Elizabeth Kent was committed to the cause of world peace. In the 1930's, she provided leadership to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She and her husband were also early supporters of the fledging conservation movement. They donated a large tract of land to the U.S. Government to preserve old-growth redwoods. Their gift, the Muir Woods National Monument, provides a lasting testimony to the Kents' exemplary lives of public service.

    Elizabeth married Rep. William Kent 26 Feb 1890, Nordhoff, California. Rep. (son of Albert Emmet Kent and Adaline Elizabeth Dutton) was born 29 Mar 1864, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died 13 Mar 1928, Kentfield, Marin, California. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born 8 Jan 1894, Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died 12 Jan 1952, Marin, California.