Thankful Higgins

24 August 1696–28 February 1771 (Age 74)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Thankful

When Thankful Higgins was born on 24 August 1696, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ichabod Higgins, was 33 and her mother, Melatiah Hamblin, was 28. She married James Robbins on 15 April 1714, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 28 February 1771, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Robbins
1690–1717
Thankful Higgins
1696–1771
Marriage: 15 April 1714
Joseph Robbins
1714–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 April 1714
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(1)

    Joseph Robbins

    Male1714–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking’, ‘searover’ (from Old Norse víkingr).2 Irish: variant of Hagan .3 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick .

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

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  • Thankful Higgins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thankful Higgins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thankful Robbins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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