Luke Young Higley

Male19 November 1813–23 September 1883

Brief Life History of Luke Young

When Luke Young Higley was born on 19 November 1813, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Pliny Higley, was 27 and his mother, Mary Polly Willard, was 24. He married Eunice Mather Higley on 25 November 1840, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. In 1880, at the age of 67, his occupation is listed as farmer in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. He died on 23 September 1883, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Luke Young Higley
Eunice Mather Higley
Marriage: 25 November 1840
Mary Janette Higley
Daniel Mather Higley
Luke Willard Higley
Charles Sumner Higley

Sources (43)

  • Luke G Higley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Luke Young Higley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Luke Higley in entry for Hiram C Winchester and Mary J Higley, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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  • Marriage
    25 November 1840Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    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. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 7

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 19

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Highley (Shropshire), recorded as Hugelei in 1086, from an Old English personal name Hugga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The modern form Highley is probably due to folk etymology (see Highley ).

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

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