Thomas Higgs

17 December 1822–12 April 1895 (Age 72)
Welton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Higgs was born on 17 December 1822, in Welton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Higgs, was 28 and his mother, Susannah Reynolds, was 27. He married Elizabeth Stowe on 22 May 1844, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1856 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1879. He died on 12 April 1895, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Higgs
Elizabeth Stowe
Marriage: 22 May 1844
William Wallace Higgs
Sarah Ann Higgs
Mary Susannah Higgs
Sophia Louisa Higgs
Anne Elizabeth Higgs
Thomas Young Higgs
Brigham Thomas Higgs
Wallace James Higgs
Zina Maria Higgs
Harriet Eliza Higgs
Margaret S. Higgs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1844Utica, Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 21
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English:variant of Hicks with voicing of -k-.variant of Higg, itself from Middle English Higge (a pet form of Hugh), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Higson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    THOMAS AND ELIZABETH HIGGS: 1856 Mormon Pioners From Iowa

    Written by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, an Assistant Professor of Church History at Brigham Young University. He is the coauthor of many books and articles pertaining to Mormon history, including, Their …

    Sources (54)

    • Thomas Higgs, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Thomas Higgs in entry for Brigham Thos. Higgs and Alice Marie Reid, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Thos in entry for Thos Reynolds Higgs, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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