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Myron Spencer Higley

Myron Spencer Higley

Male 1801 - 1887  (85 years)

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  • Name Myron Spencer Higley 
    Born 29 Dec 1801  Simsbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Ancestral File Number (LDS) 4MPN-1J 
    FindaGrave Address:
    13483913 
    _AMTID 390151078435:1030:116238515 
    Died 15 Jun 1887  Hooper, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Jun 1887  Hooper, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Hooper Cemetery 
    Person ID I1108  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2017 

    Father Job Higley,   b. 31 Jul 1768, Simsbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Dorcas Eggleston,   b. 2 Feb 1772, Wintonbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1803, Bridgewater, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 9 May 1792  Windsor, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Ebberson,   b. 1 Aug 1799, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1892, Hooper, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married Jun 1836  Leeds Village, Beauce, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nelson Higley,   b. 1 Apr 1827, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Clarissa Higley,   b. 21 Oct 1829, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Pueblo County, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. George Washington Higley,   b. 20 Nov 1831, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1905, Hooper, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Edwin Higley,   b. 12 Nov 1833, Port Leyden, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1852  (Age 18 years)
     5. Adeline Higley,   b. 23 Jun 1836, Leeds Magantic, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Abigail Higley,   b. 6 Oct 1838, Port Leyden, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1928, Hooper, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. James Higley,   b. Jul 1841, Port Leyden, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jul 1841, Port Leyden, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     8. Dorcas Cynthia Higley,   b. 2 Dec 1845, Port Leyden, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1864, Virginia City, MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     9. Mary Jane Higley,   b. 13 Feb 1847, Van Buren, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1934, Ogden, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Elizabeth Ann Higley,   b. 1 Apr 1850, Bentonsport, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1926, Taylor, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     11. Myron Spencer Higley, Jr.,   b. 6 Feb 1853, Uintah, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1928, Nampa, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F4301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Myron S. Higley, son of Job Higley and Dorcus Eggleston, was born in Simsbury, Ct., December 29th, 1801. His father supposed to be dead, in his 12th year Myron, with a younger brother, was leased to an uncle, but not relishing the treatment they there received, left without warning after two years' service; wandered off some forty miles and were kindly taken in by a stranger with whom they lived some years, when they went to Gananoqui [sic] Canada, and engaged in the business of turning wooden bowls and making water buckets, which Myron exported in large quantities. 

      He married Priscilla Ebberson, October 1885 [Note: Jun 1826 is correct date]; heard and embraced the Gospel just before the Patriot War and moved to New York State; presided over a branch of the church in Port Leyden two years; made his mother a visit and converted her to the truth of the gospel, but her husband (for supposing Myer's [sic] father to be dead, she married again) being so much opposed to the religion, she concluded not to be baptized then, and requested that one of her daughters should perform that rite for her if she failed to do it for herself. While there, on that visit, Elder Higley preached night and day, as the people would give him no rest. They sent for the smartest preachers in the country round, but their doctrines were not sufficiently substantial to stand before the gospel as expounded by the Elder who to get a little rest obliged to conceal himself, "or else," said he, "they would have preached me to death."

      He now discovered that his father was not dead, and that one of his brothers went to see him where he was established as a merchant in the City of New York. Having been brought into some disgrace through the treachery of a supposed friend while doing business for a rich man, Job Higley would not write of his whereabouts and concluded not to return home until he had regained both wealth and character, and when he afterwards possessed both, and learned that his wife was married again, he would not go to see his family.

      Elder Higley moved to Nauvoo in time to participate in the persecutions inflicted upon the Saints there. From Nauvoo he moved to Benton's Fort on the Des Moines River then to Council Bluffs, and from there to Uintah, Utah, in 1852, helping a family across the plains. He went from Uintah to Mountain Green, then to Morgan, and from there to Hooper where he resided until his demise. His family number eleven children, seventy-one grandchildren and fifty-six great grandchildren. He was tender hearted, strictly honest and a faithful devotee of Mormonism.