Persis Higbee

Female5 May 1805–8 April 1896

Brief Life History 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, Aetna Township, 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

Sources (21)

  • Perses Hiscock in household of Luther Hiscock, "New York, State Census, 1865"
  • Persis Higbee Hiscock, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Percy Hiscock in entry for Rebecca Hotaling, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1832Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 6

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.

    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 (London): perhaps 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.

    History: The name was brought to North America in the 1640s from Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire, England.

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

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