Biography of Nathaniel Higbee

Higbee, Nathaniel, Monkton, North Ferrisburgh p. o., was born in Monkton, Vt., on January 10, 1831. He was married in 1854 to Eliza A. Patterson, who was born in England in 1832. They have had four children born to them — Mary Louise (born in 1857 ; was married in 1878 to Albert Baill; she died in 1882, leaving one daughter — Edith), Etta I. (was born in 1859 and died in 1879), Wilbur E. (was born in 1863), and Frederick N. (was born in 1868). Eliza A. Higbee was a daughter of William and Mary A. Patterson, who were born and married in England, and settled in Monkton, Vt., in 1838. William died in Perrington, N. Y., in 1871. His wife, Mary, is now living. Nathaniel Higbee was a son of James and Clarinda (Carpenter) Higbee. She was born in Charlotte, Chittenden county, Vt., and died in 1883, aged seventy-five years. James was born in Greenbush, Rensselaer county, N. Y., on August 3. 1804. They were married in 1826, and had a family of four children born to them — Mary Ann (was born in 1826, and married in 1847 to George Hurlburt; she died in 1853, leaving one daughter — Helen), Nathaniel, Margaret (born in 1838, marred Mitchell Kingman), and William Henry Harrison (born in 1842, and married in 1860 to Lura Saulsbury). He enlisted in Company G, Second Vermont Regiment, and served from 1862 to 1863, and died in the hospital at Washington in 1863, leaving a widow and one daughter — Mary A. Hindes, Charles W., Addison, was born in the town of Moriah, Essex county N. Y., on July 21, 1836. His parents were Aaron and Betsey M. (Hurd) Hindes. Aaron Hindes was born in Addison, Addison county, Vt., on October 28, 1811, on the place which was first settled on by his father, Aaron Hindes, sr., who came to Vermont at an early day, and was a very prominent man ; was born in 1779. Aaron Hindes, jr., lived much of his lifetime on the home place on which he now resides. He had a family of three children — Eliza M. (now Mrs. Dr. George L. Whitford, of Cold Water, Mich.), Charles W., and Amanda E. (now Mrs. H. C. Burwell, of Bridport, Vt.). He was a selectman for several years. His wife died on January 29, 1883. Charles W. Hindes was educated in the common schools at Addison, was brought up to farming, and taught school for one term. He was married on March 28, 1861, to Mary B. Donnelly, and resided on the home place until 1874, when he purchased the farm where he now resides. It was formerly the John Hindes place, and consists of one hundred acres and a residence which was built by John Hindes at an early day. He is a successful farmer and breeder of fine-wool sheep. He had two children born to him — Lillie M. (now Mrs. W. H. Rockwood, who resides at Shoreham, Vt.) and Bertha A. He is a successful and self-made man. Aaron Hindes, sr., was born in New Jersey, and settled in this State about 1803. He had a family of three children. Aaron is now the only one living. He held some of the town offices, and died in 1841.



Addison County VT,

Smith, H. P. History of Addison County Vermont: With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men And Pioneers. Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & co., 1886.

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