Mount Desert Island Historical Society
Documentation for Levi Higgins and Bathsheba Young



Levi Higgins, wife Bathsheba (Young) Higgins, and their then two children (sons Nehemiah and Elkanah) moved from Eastham, Massachusetts, to Mount Desert Island sometime between 16 August 1769 (the birthdate of Elkanah, who was born in Eastham) and 9 August 1771 (the birthdate of Eunice, who was born in what is now Bar Harbor).

Birth Data

The family record of Levi Higgins and Bathsheba Young (from page 70 of Eden town record book [1?]):



Census Data - 1790

  free white males 16 and upwards free white males under 16 free white females
Levi Higgins 2 3 7

1790 Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine:



The following reconstruction of Levi Higgins's household in 1790 is consistent with the census report above.
free white males 16 and upwards free white males under 16 free white females
Levi (47) Theophilus (11) Bathsheba (?)
Nehemiah (23) Richard (8) Eunice (19)
Josiah (6) Chloe (16)
Mercy (15)
Hannah (13)
Deborah (4)
Mary (2)

Death Data

Death record of Bathsheba Young (from page 70 of Eden town record book [1?]):


Notes

1792 March 28: When Bartholomy and Maria Theresa DeGregoire settled up with those who were living on Mount Desert Island land east of the French Line, Levi Higgins purchased two lots totaling 100 acres for "five Spanish milled dollars" [Hancock County Registry of Deeds book 1, pages 451–452].

1796 April 4: At the first town meeting of Eden, Levi Higgins was one of three selectmen elected, Ezra Young and Samuel Hull being the other two.