20 June 2013

Random Person of the Day - Hannah Drake

Today's random person I don't have much information about.  She was the first wife of my ancestor Captain John Higley, a colonial immigrant from England.  According to the Simsbury Historical Society, John Higley was an indentured servant to Hannah's father John Drake.  From these humble beginnings, John Higley became quite successful and married the daughter of the family he had served.

All I have on Hannah is a note of their marriage, on 9 Nov 1671 in Windsor, CT.  She is said to have been born in 1653 and died in 1739.  The majority of John's children appear to be born to her, but I am descended from his second wife, Sarah Bissell nee Strong.

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