Barney Higgins

1798–1855 (Age 57)
Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Barney

When Barney Higgins was born on 20 March 1798, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Barnabus 'Barney' Higgins, was 36 and his mother, Mary Polly Prentice, was 36. He married Phebe Miller on 5 December 1827, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 31 December 1855, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Kinne Brook Cemetery, Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Barney Higgins
1798–1855
Phebe Miller
1809–1861
Marriage: 5 December 1827
Martha Maria Higgins
1829–1848
Moses Gamwel Higgins
1831–1863
Barney Prentiss Higgins
1833–1918
Higgins
1835–1835
Abigail Philen Abby Higgins
1837–1872
Phebe Mariah Higgins
1839–
Nancy Higgins
1841–1842
Edward Louis Higgins
1843–1910
Nathan Miller Higgins
1845–1907
Mary Higgins
1849–
Sarah Amanda Higgins
1851–1880

Spouse & Children

  • Male1798–1855Male

  • Phebe Miller

    Female1809–1861Female

MARRIAGE
5 December 1827
Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

  • Martha Maria Higgins

    Female1829–1848Female

  • Moses Gamwel Higgins

    Male1831–1863Male

  • Barney Prentiss Higgins

    Male1833–1918Male

  • Higgins

    Male1835–1835Male

  • Abigail Philen Abby Higgins

    Female1837–1872Female

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Barney Higgins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barney in entry for Edwin L. Higgins and Ellen S. Broomley, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Barney Higgins in entry for Charles H. Bromley and Sarah A. Higgins, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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