Higginson, John son of the preceding, was born in England in August, 1616, and came to Massachusetts with his parents in 1629. In 1636 he removed to Connecticut, engaging in teaching and in theological studies. From 1659 until his death in 1708 he was minister of the church at Salem, Mass. He was zealously engaged in controversy with the Quakers, but subsequently regretted his ardor in persecution. He published several sermons and pamphlets. See Sprague, Annals, 1, 91.