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Stephen Higginson
Birth: Nov. 28, 1743
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1828
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Continental Congressman, American Politician. During the Revolutionary War he was a privateer. He was elected to the Massachusetts General Court in 1782, then to the Continental Congress in 1783. He was chosen a delegate to the Annapolis Convention in 1786, but refused to attend this stepping-stone between the Articles of Confederation under which the states of the newly formed nation were governing themselves and the Constitution that had yet to be written. Stephen advocated for a strong federal government, which he believed would favor trade and merchants. He was instrumental, second in command, in putting down Shay’s Rebellion in 1786, riding out of Boston on a snowy November eve with 100+ men to arrest the leaders of the Rebellion in Western Massachusetts. In 1891, he served on an appointed committee to revise the governance of Boston from the town it was into a city. It took the town of Boston over 30 years before it adopted the committee’s recommended changes. His final governmental service was to serve briefly at acting Secretary of the Navy in 1798. (bio by: Nanny ) 
 
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  Sarah Higginson Atkins-Tyng (1766 - 1808)*
 
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Burial:
Central Burying Ground
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: May 28, 2003
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Stephen Higginson
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Stephen Higginson
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Stephen Higginson
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