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From: "Sharon" <>
Subject: [MFLR] Trying to connect the higgins to the mayflower
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 20:35:48 -0500

I am trying to locate information on the HIGGINS family to the Mayflower.

My William Higgins married Keziah Littlefield daughter of Daniel Littlefield and Catherine Cole.

Does anyone have them in their search?

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thank you,


HIGGINS The name of Higgins, known in New England from the earliest colonial days, was well established in the first generation on American soil. It was a sturdy stock, and intermarried with families of similar qualities and worth. The early generations were inured to hardships in their struggles with nature: were perseveringly industrious; well trained to the use of tools. They developed splendid physiques, were of a deeply religious nature, and their excellent traits have been transmitted to the present day.

(I) Richard Higgins, the immigrant ancestor, was in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1633, when his name appears among the taxpayers. He was a tailor by trade; was admitted a freeman in 1634, and was one of the first seven settlers in Eastham, Massachusetts, in 1644. He served that town as selectman for seven years, and was deputy to the general court in 1649-61-67. He married (first) at Plymouth, November 23, 1634, Lydia, daughter of Edmund Chandler, of Scituate. He married (second) October 15, 1651, Mary Yates, widow of John Yates, of Duxbury. Children: Jonathan, born in July, 1637; Benjamin, mentioned below; Mary, September 27, 1652; Eliakim, October 20, 1654: William, December 15, 1655; Jedediah, March 5, 1657; Zerviah, in June, 1658; Thomas, in January, 1661; Lydia, in July, 1664.

(II) Benjamin, son of Richard Higgins, was born at Plymouth, July 6, 1640, died March 14, 1691. He settled in Eastham Massachusetts, and in 1675 applied to court for land in the right of his father. His estate was divided by agreement, June 25, 1691, by widow Lydia, children, Ichabod, Richard, Joshua, Samuel, Lydia and Isaac. He married, December 24, 1661, Lydia, daughter of Edward Bangs, who came from England in the ship "Ann" in 1623. Children, born at Eastham: Ichabod, born November 14, 1662; Richard, mentioned below; John, November 20, 1666; Joshua, October 1, 1668; Lydia, May, 1670; Isaac, August 31, 1672; Benjamin, June 14, 1674, died young; Samuel, March 7, 1676-77; Benjamin, September 15, 1681.

a.. Samuel Higgins (7 MAR 1677-10 DEC 1761) m(1). Hannah Cole (28 JUN 1681-25 FEB 1717) on 4 NOV 1703 at Eastham,Barnstable Co.,Massachusetts, children: 1. Israel Higgins (26 APR 1706-), 2. Theodore Higgins (26 OCT 1707-BEF 4 DEC 1752), 3. Ichabod Higgins (JUN 1709-), 4. Samuel Higgins (19 JUL 1713-BEF 10 DEC 1761).m(2). Thankful Mayo (-1723/1740) on 20 MAR 1718 at Eastham,Barnstable Co.,Massachusetts, children: 1. William Higgins (16 AUG 1719-), 2. John Higgins, 3. Simeon Higgins.m(3). Elizabeth Eldred on 12 MAR 1740 at (Intention),Eastham,Barnstable Co.,Massachusetts

Samuel HIGGINS & Thankful MAYO


Husband: Samuel HIGGINS


Born: 7 Mar 1677 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Married: 20 Mar 1718 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Died: 10 Dec 1761 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Father: Benjamin HIGGINS
Mother: Lydia BANGS
Spouses: Hannah COLE , Thankful MAYO


/--Robert HIGGINS
/--Richard HIGGINS
/ \--
/--Benjamin HIGGINS
/ \ /--Edmund CHANDLER
/ \--Lydia CHANDLER
/ \--Elizabeth ALDEN
|--Samuel HIGGINS
\ /--John BANGS
\ /--Edward BANGS
\ / \--Jane CHAVIS
\--Lydia BANGS
\ /--John BANGS
\--Rebecca HOBART
\--Margaret DEWEY

Wife: Thankful MAYO


Born: ABT 1676 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Died: BEF 12 Mar 1740 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Father: William MAYO
Mother: Elizabeth RING
Spouses: Samuel HIGGINS


/--John MAYO
/--John MAYO
/ \--Thomasine CONSTABLE
/--William MAYO
/ \ /--
/ \--Hannah LE CRAFT
/ \--
|--Thankful MAYO
\ /--William RING
\ /--Andrew RING
\ / \--Mary DURRENT
\--Elizabeth RING
\ /--William RING
\--Deborah HOPKINS
\--Elizabeth FISHER



Name: William HIGGINS

Born: 16 Aug 1719 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Died: at:


Name: John HIGGINS

Born: 16 Dec 1720 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Married: 8 Apr 1747 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Died: at:
Spouses: Mercy MULFORD


Name: Simeon HIGGINS

Born: 16 Jan 1722 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Married: at:
Died: 1786 at: Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA
Spouses: Martha SNOW

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