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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Higley of Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

The early Higley or Higly line is from Connecticut. My direct lines are bolded in green. Please write if you would like more information or sources. 



Generation No. 1



1.JONATHAN HIGLEY was born ABT 1620, and died 1664. He married KATHERINE BREWSTER 3 JAN 1647 in Frimley, Surrey, England, daughter of JOHN BREWSTER. She was born ABT 1622, and died 1664.
Child of JONATHAN HIGLEY and KATHERINE BREWSTER was:
+2  i.JOHN HIGLEY was born 22 JUL 1649 in of Frimley, Surrey, England, and died 25 AUG 1714 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.



Generation No. 2



2.JOHN HIGLEY (JONATHAN HIGLEY1) was born 22 JUL 1649 in of Frimley, Surrey, England, and died 25 AUG 1714 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Simsbury/Hop Meadow Cemetery, Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married HANNAH DRAKE 9 NOV 1671 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOHN DRAKE and HANNAH MOORE. She was born 8 AUG 1653 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 AUG 1694 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married SARAH STRONG 1695 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of RETURN STRONG and SARAH WARHAM. She was born 14 MAR 1666 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 MAY 1739 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of JOHN HIGLEY and HANNAH DRAKE were:
3  i.John HIGLEY was born 10 AUG 1673 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1 DEC 1741 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
4  ii.Jonathan HIGLEY was born 16 FEB 1675 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died MAY 1716 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Ann BARBER 4 DEC 1701 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
5  iii.Elizabeth HIGLEY was born 13 MAR 1677 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 9 DEC 1744 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusettsssachusetts. She married Nathaniel BANCROFT Between 1706 and 1710.
6  iv.Hannah HIGLEY was born 13 MAR 1677 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 17 MAR 1677 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
7  v.Katherine HIGLEY was born 7 AUG 1679 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 7 MAR 1740 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut. She married James NOBLE 24 FEB 1704.
8  vi.Brewster HIGLEY was born 1680 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 5 NOV 1760 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Esther HOLCOMB 17 FEB 1708 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
9  vii.Joseph HIGLEY was born 1685 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 3 MAY 1715 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
10  viii.Samuel HIGLEY was born 1687 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died MAY 1737 in Lost at sea. He married Abigail BEMAN 19 SEP 1719 in Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
+11  ix.MINDWELL HIGLEY was born 1 MAY 1692 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1 SEP 1769 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.

Children of JOHN HIGLEY and SARAH STRONG were:
12  i.Sarah HIGLEY was born 1697 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Jonathan LOOMIS 24 DEC 1723 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
13  ii.Nathaniel HIGLEY was born 12 NOV 1699 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died SEP 1773 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+14  iii.JOSHUA HIGLEY was born 8 SEP 1701 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 31 MAY 1751 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
15  iv.Abigail HIGLEY was born 4 NOV 1703 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died BEF JUL 1742 in Goshen, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. She married Peter THORPE BEF 1724.
16  v.Susannah HIGLEY was born 1705, and died AFT 1748. She married Elisha BLACKMAN 2 JAN 1724.
17  vi.Isaac HIGLEY was born 20 JUL 1707 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1758 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah PORTER 13 FEB 1735 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah LOOMIS 24 FEB 1757.



Generation No. 3



11.MINDWELL HIGLEY (JOHN HIGLEY2, JONATHAN HIGLEY1) was born 1 MAY 1692 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1 SEP 1769 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. She was buried in Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. She married NATHANIEL FITCH 17 SEP 1729 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, son of JAMES FITCH and PRISCILLA MASON. He was born OCT 1679 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAY 1759 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. He was buried in Trumbull Cemetery (Ancient Grave Yard), Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut. She married Jonathan HUTCHINSON 2 SEP 1714. He died 10 SEP 1717. She married James TISDALE 2 FEB 1727 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. He died 2 MAY 1727 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut.
Children of MINDWELL HIGLEY and NATHANIEL FITCH were:
18  i.Jabez FITCH was born 4 OCT 1730 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 14 NOV 1736 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut.
+19  ii.EZEKIEL FITCH was born 11 MAR 1732 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 22 NOV 1811 in Coxsackie, Greene Co., New York.
+20  iii.Isaac FITCH was born 10 MAY 1734 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 23 SEP 1791 in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut.

Child of MINDWELL HIGLEY and Jonathan HUTCHINSON was:
21  i.Hannah HUTCHINSON was born 23 MAY 1715, and died 26 MAY 1725.

14.JOSHUA HIGLEY (JOHN HIGLEY2, JONATHAN HIGLEY1) was born 8 SEP 1701 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 31 MAY 1751 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married DINAH GILLETT 31 DEC 1724 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of NATHAN GILLETT and REBECCA OWEN. She was born 18 OCT 1696 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 31 MAY 1751 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of JOSHUA HIGLEY and DINAH GILLETT were:
22  i.Josiah HIGLEY was born 6 NOV 1725 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
23  ii.Rebecca HIGLEY was born 22 MAY 1727 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1771 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+24  iii.SUSANNAH HIGLEY was born 6 MAY 1730 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died in Cooperstown, Otsego Co., New York.
+25  iv.Dinah HIGLEY was born 1 JAN 1732 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
26  v.Nathan HIGLEY was born 1 AUG 1736 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 MAR 1816 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Anna BARRETT. She was born 17 DEC 1733, and died 13 JUL 1813.
27  vi.Elijah HIGLEY was born 21 AUG 1740 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died in Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont. He married Anne HALLADAY 24 FEB 1763 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.