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
Persis Higbee
Marriage: 7 March 1832
David Alonson Hiscock
Rebecca Hiscock
Anna Hiscock
Mary B. Hiscock
Sarah Hiscock
Higbee Phelps Hiscock
Rebecca Hiscock
Richard Hiscock

Spouse and Children

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


    David Alonson Hiscock



    Anna Hiscock



    Sarah Hiscock


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


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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