HIGGINSON, Stephen, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., November 28, 1743; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and was an active and successful shipmaster 1765-1775; served in the Massachusetts legislature, 1782; Member of the Continental Congress in 1783; naval officer at the port of Boston 1797-1808; prominent in putting down Shays' Rebellion; served as lieutenant colonel of the Boston regiment; became a Federalist in politics; died in Boston, Mass., November 22, 1828; interment in Central Burying Ground.
Father: Stephen HIGGINSON b: 31 JUL 1716 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
Mother: Elizabeth CABOT b: 12 JUN 1715 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
Marriage 1 Susannah CLEVELAND b: 1 MAR 1740/41 in Medford, Middlesex Co., MA
Marriage 2 Elizabeth PERKINS
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