Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I19021
  • Name: Stephen HIGGINSON , Jr.
  • RELA: 11th cousin 9x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 NOV 1743 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
  • Death: 22 NOV 1828 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
  • Title: Hon.
  • Occupation: Merchant & Shipmaster
  • Event: Pic Hon. Stephen Higginson
  • Event: Fact 1783 Member of the Continental Congress
  • Note:
    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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    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
    • Married: 20 OCT 1763 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH
    Children
    1. Has Children Stephen HIGGINSON III b: 20 NOV 1770 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
    2. Has Children Barbara Cooper HIGGINSON b: 15 JAN 1774 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
    3. Has Children George HIGGINSON b: 19 JUL 1779 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    4. Has Children Susan Cleveland HIGGINSON b: 20 APR 1783 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth PERKINS
    • Married: 17 MAR 1791 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has Children James Perkins HIGGINSON b: 1791 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

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