Joseph Higbee

17 December 1830–9 February 1850 (Age 19)
Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Higbee was born on 17 December 1830, in Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Higbee Jr., was 32 and his mother, Keziah String, was 27. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 9 February 1850, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Higbee Jr.
Keziah String
Josiah Higbee
Mary Keziah Higbee
Sophia Somers Higbee
Amanda Melvina Higbee
Hannah Higbee
Joseph Higbee
Alma Higbee
Emma Higbee
Margaret Keziah Higbee
Lucy Ann Higbee

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War
Age 2
"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 2
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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 6
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (London): perhaps a habitational name, but no place of this name is known in Britain. The proposed etymology from an Old English personal name, Higbert, is equally doubtful.History: The name was brought to North America in the 1640s from Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire, England.

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

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Story Highlight

Family Organization 1955 - 1956

Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers Family Organization 1955-1956 Printed at Provo, Utah July 1956 Volume 1 Number 2. On Research The spirit of Genealogy's come to our house to stay. To help us doing te …

Sources (8)

  • Joseph Higby, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Higbee - birth: 15 December 1830; Hamilton, Ohio, United States
  • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Joseph Higbee

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