Eunice Higgins

1812–1859 (Age 47)
Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Eunice

When Eunice Higgins was born on 24 October 1812, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Barnabus 'Barney' Higgins, was 50 and her mother, Mary Polly Prentice, was 50. She married Charles Franklin Leonard on 5 March 1834, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 18 October 1859, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Benjamin Cemetery, Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Eunice Higgins
Charles Franklin Leonard
Marriage: 5 March 1834
Edward Wilson Leonard
Edward W. Leonard
Lucinda Eunice Leonard

Spouse & Children

5 March 1834
Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


  • Edward Wilson Leonard


  • Edward W. Leonard


  • Female1850–1878Female

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World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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 8

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 13

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Eunice Leonard in household of Charles F Leonard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eunice Leonard in household of Chas F Leonard, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Eunice Higgins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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