William Gaylord Higley

23 July 1818–27 October 1893 (Age 75)
West Granby, Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of William Gaylord

When William Gaylord Higley was born on 23 July 1818, in West Granby, Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Theodore Higley, was 45 and his mother, Anna Gaylord, was 28. He married Maria Dayton on 13 February 1850, in Holt, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 27 October 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gaylord Higley
Maria Dayton
Marriage: 13 February 1850
Theodore Higley
Annie or Anna Gaylord Higley
Josephine Higley
William Higley
Dolly Higley
Lula Higley
Frank Higley
Leon Higley
Willard Higley
Maud Higley
William Higley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1850Holt, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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 2
    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.
    Age 28
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (34)

    • William Higley in household of Theodore Higley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William G. Higley in entry for Anna Gaylord Pitt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • W G Higley, "United States Census, 1860"

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