Mary Higby

8 February 1764–
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Higby was born on 8 February 1764, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Noah Higby, was 28 and her mother, Mary Cooper, was 20. She married Asahel Rapisco on 12 October 1785.

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Asahel Rapisco
Mary Higby
Marriage: 12 October 1785

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    Asahel Rapisco



12 October 1785

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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 17

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 36

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Higbee .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Higbe, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Higbe, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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