Persis Higbee

5 May 1805–8 April 1896 (Age 90)
Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Persis

When Persis Higbee was born on 5 May 1805, in Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Isaac Higbee, was 26 and her mother, Rebecca Phelps, was 21. She married Luther Hiscock on 7 March 1832, in Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 8 April 1896, in Morley, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Hiscock
1801–1879
Persis Higbee
1805–1896
Marriage: 7 March 1832
David Alonson Hiscock
1833–1908
Rebecca Hiscock
1834–1841
Anna Hiscock
1836–
Mary B. Hiscock
1836–1885
Sarah Hiscock
1839–1909
Higbee Phelps Hiscock
1840–1911
Rebecca Hiscock
1844–1881
Richard Hiscock
1847–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 March 1832
Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States
children

(8)

    David Alonson Hiscock

    Male1833–1908Male

    Female1834–1841Female

    Anna Hiscock

    Female1836–Female

    Female1836–1885Female

    Sarah Hiscock

    Female1839–1909Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 25

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: of unknown etymology. It looks like a habitational name, but no place of this name is known in Britain. The proposed etymology from an Old English personal name, Higbert, is equally doubtful.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Perses Hiscock in household of Luther Hiscock, "New York, State Census, 1865"
  • Perses Hiscock in household of Luther Hiscock, "New York, State Census, 1865"
  • Persis Hiscock in household of Luther Hiscock, "United States Census, 1850"

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