Darias Higgins

Male2 August 1782–

Brief Life History of Darias

When Darias Higgins was born on 2 August 1782, in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Joseph Higgins, was 22 and his mother, Lydia Harris, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Higgins
1759–1783
Lydia Harris
1762–
Darias Higgins
1782–
Hannah Higgins
1784–
Benjamin Higgins
1786–
Joseph Higgins
1788–
Dorathy Higgins
1791–

Sources (3)

  • Darias Higgins, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Darias Higgins, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (3)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 4

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 6

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking, sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Compare McGuigan .

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Higgin, itself either a Lancashire variant of Huggin (from a pet form of Hugh ), or a variant of Hickin (from a pet form of Richard ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Hick and compare Higson .

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

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