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 George Bouncer Higginson

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George Bouncer Higginson

  • Birth 11 Aug 1831 England
  • Death 22 Apr 1893 Santaquin, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Santaquin, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot 0000C-0045-#1ET
  • Memorial ID 35449647

George Bouncer Higginson was born 11 August 1831 in Caynton House, Beckbury, Shropshire, England and died 22 April 1893 at Santaquin, Utah County, Utah - plot 0000C-0045-#1ET

He had several wives. There were three children by Maria Katharine Olsen (our ancestor); Eight children by Elizabeth Gardner and at least one by Mary Hazelwood.

George B. Higginson was a missionary in the Creek Nation and knew Elder Parley P. Pratt. The story is told in our family that Elder Higginson gave Elder Parley B. Pratt his last drink of water. We know from a history of Elder Pratt that after his murder, George B. Higginson helped to bury Elder Pratt.

Apostle Parley P. Pratt was assassinated by Hector H. McLean near Van Buren, Crawford Co.,Arkansas. Following is an account of the assassination written by Elder George Higginson to
President Brigham Young:
“Account of The Assassination of Parley P. Pratt on the 13th May 1857"
By Elder George Higginson, a Missionary in The Creek Nation”

Please see the memorial record or document of his association with Elder Pratt on familysearch.org Under George B. Higginson's memories/document.

I am sure there is much more that could be said and I would appreciate and welcome any input from descendants that may have stories to share.




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  • Maintained by: Eleanor L. Johnson
  • Originally Created by: ACSwanson
  • Added: 2 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35449647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Bouncer Higginson (11 Aug 1831–22 Apr 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35449647, citing Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Eleanor L. Johnson (contributor 23983836) .