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Higdon References


Long, long, LONG ago Higden

Ranaulf Higden, d. 1364.
Ranulf wrote Policronicon which was published in 1527, a reprint of the edition printed by Wynken de Worde in 1495. Hidgen's work, divided into seven books and extending to the year 1348, was originally written in Latin. The present English translation was made by John de Trevisa, who continued it to 1357. The eighth book, 1358-1460, was added by Caxton, who in 1482 printed the work from Trevisa's translation, revising the antiquited text. The first book comprises a brief description of the countries of the known world, and a more particular account of Great Britain.
The books can be found in the Library of Congress, LC Control Number 03009417 & call number Incun. 1498 .H5 Rosenwald Coll for the 1495 version, and LC Control Number 48031297 & call number D17 .H6 for the 1527 one; Rare Book/Special Collections Reading Room (Jefferson LJ239)


Not quite so long ago Higton

The Transactions of the East Riding Antiquarian Society, Volume 13, Part 2 By East Riding Antiquarian Society (Yorkshire), 1906.
[p 158] Messrs. Higdon and Fulthorpe, who owned two of the manors at the time, were the most important villagers.
   [p 162] The Howden historian, Johnson, writing in 1670, describes the Laxton Manors as (1) Metham Manor, (2) Higdon Manor, (3) Lowson Manor, possessed by the Fulthorpes.
   [p 167, some Howdenshire Villages] In 1608, the last mentioned Robert Brandling, by indenture dated Sept. 29th, 6 J. 1, sold his manor of Laxton and one cottage and 137 acres of land...also 136 acres in Linton, and a capital messuage and 17 acres in Balkholme, to Robert Thoron and John Higdon, the elder and younger, and by indenture of 14th Jan., 6 J. 1 (1609), it was agreed that the Higdons should take the Lexton Property and the Thorntons that in Linton and Balholme. A month later, the Higdons further increased their estate, for by indenture of 21st Feb., 6 J. 1, they bought from Sir Thomas Fairfax, of Denton,...the manor of Pennythorpes in Co. York, with three closes containing 60 acres, also one close called West Close in Laxton...
   John Higdon, who recorded three generations of his pedigree in 1612, came of a Nottinghamshire family, and was the grandson of John Higdon, of Epperstone, in that county. John Higdon, the son of the latter, acquired land in Howdenshire, and in 1567 was paying lord's rent of 4/6 for a house in Howden, and 32/6 for his free farm in Skelton. He was summoned by Glove in 1585 to record his pedigree as one of the Howdenshire gentry, but does not appear to have done so. His son John acquired the Brandling and Pennythorpe manors, the courts of which were subsequently held under the name of "The Manor of Laxton and Pennythorpes;" many of the rolls have been preserved, and will be more fully described hereafter.
   John Higdon died on the 1st Sept., 1622, seized of one capital messuage, two other messuages, three cottages and 186 acres of land meadow and pasture held of Sir Thomas Metham...John Higdon, aged 6, son and heir.
   John Higdon, the younger, who had married Elizabeth, daughter of John Monckton of Cavell, shortly before, died 15th October, 1641, seized of the above property, his brother Laurence, aged 21, next heir.
   His will is dated 1st August, and proved 2nd Nov., 1641. In it he leaves small parcels of land to his brothers, William and Ralph, and his borther-in-law, John Cogan, and legacies to Mr. and Mrs. Monckton, his father and mother-in-law, and to different members of their family. Mr. Philip Monckton, his brother-in-law executor. Ralph Higdon, who was collector of subsidies for the East Riding in 1672, occurpied the largest dwelling in Laxton, presumably the manor house, in 1673.
   John Higdon seems to have impoverished the property by his numerous bequests, and his brother Laurence fell into reduced circumstances; the latter mortgaged the Laxton estates and sold part of the land, and by indentures of 3rd May, 1682, and Fine 34 C. II., his son, Laurence, with his mother, Mary, conveyed the manner and 150 acres of land with the capital messuage and all...to Christopher Baylis.
   [p 174] The Manor Farm, which lay in the west of the townships, was partly, at any rate, composed of the land which belonged to the old Hotham fee, and no doubt contained the 137 acres which John Higdon bought from Robert Brandling in 1608, and part of the estate which he purchased from Sir Thomas Fairfax the following year....
   Browser's Farm, so called after its late owner, was composed of 92 acres, scattered in small parcels throughout the township, all freeholds of the Metham manor, and in 1623 was held by John Higdon of Sir Thomas Metham, as his manor of Laxton. Laurence Higdon, nephew of the above, sold it in 1650 to Thomas Althorp....
   Eland's Farm, so called after the late proprietor, was comprised of fields dotted about in the extreme north and west of the township a considerable distance from the homestead, which stands next to that of Johnson, and is now occupied by the schoolmaster.
   It originally belonged to the Higdons, and in 1668 Laurence Higdon sold 50 acres to John Althorp.
   [p 187] Higdon's Charity. John Higdon, of Laxton, by his will dated August 1st, 1641, left £1 annual to the poor of Laxton chargeable on the "Fogclose."
From Howdenshire History
In 1608 the Brandling family sold their Laxton manor to John Higdon. He was already living there as he was listed in the muster roll with his own armour in 1584. His son, also John, married Elizabeth Monkton of Caville. From the 1672 hearth tax records: Ralph Higdon was living in Laxton in a house with 7 hearths. This could have been on site of today’s Manor Farm.

Registers of Howden, Co. York from The Transactions of the East Riding Antiquarian Society

1661 December 16 - The county of Derbyshire raised £2,299 12s 0d. Subscriptions from the Wirksworth Hundred, which included Cromford, were listed by the King's Commissioners and amounted to £371 4s 4d. Thirty three men of Cromford contributed. Most gave 2 shillings, except where indicated. This would be £10 today (allowing for inflation). Only one occupation was given - ...Anthony HIGTON, Thomas HIGTON

Ref: http://www.pandyweb.freeserve.co.uk/crom_his.html

Higdons Marriages in Frederick Co, MD in early 1800s

From Marriage Licenses of Frederick Co, MD by Margaret Myers


Maryland Deaths

From HEALTH DEPARTMENT, BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS (Death Record, Index) 1875-1972 MSA CE 42-33S
Generally excludes Baltimore,
see below

Higdons in Howard County, MD

Marriages from
Howard County Genealogy Society and the Howard County Historical Society
Higdon AgeResidence Partner AgeResidence Marriage Date
Higdon, Alice T. 19Baltimore City, MD Tontz, Lawrence E. 23Frank Ave & Main Lakeland09 Apr 1923
Higdon, Charlotte40Baltimore, MD Waters, Charles B. 45New York, NY 21 Sep 1929
Higdon, Ella E. 18Baltimore City, MD Stevens, Lester E. 26Baltimore City, MD 06 Dec 1921
Higdon, Lydia J.- - Keefer, Francis M. Jr.-- 27 Sep 1914
Higdon, George M.-- Ireland, Alice O. - - 15 Jul 1900
Higdon, James A. 23Baltimore City, MD Cassell, Myrtle M. 22 Baltimore City, MD 13 Nov 1911

Higdons in Montgomery County, MD

Marriages

From Marriage Licenses of Montgomery Co., MD 1798-1898

Tax Assessment

From Western MD Genealogy Vol 12, No. 3 July 1996; "Montgomery County 1793 Assessment" by Donna VAlley Russell:

Wills

From Abstracts of Wills of Montgomery Co., MD by M.G. Malloy, J. C. Sween, J. D. Manuel Genealogical Abstracts from the Montgomery County Sentinel 1855-99

MD Oaths of Allegiance

From Catholic Families of Southern Maryland:
1778 - John Higdon

Higdons in MD Militia in Revolutionary War

From MD Militia in the Revolutionary War by S. Eugene Clements and F. Edward Wright:


Higdons in War of 1812

  • Barry Higdon - 2 Regiment (Brent's) District of Columbia Militia.
  • Benjamin Higdon - 13 Reg't (Gray's) Kentucky Militia.
  • Benjamin D. Higdon - 5 Reg't (Sterett's) MD Militia.
  • Daniel Higdon - Lieut. Col. Neilson's Detachment, Mississippi Militia.
  • Francis Higdon - 1 Reg't (Hawkin's), MD Militia.
  • Francis Higdon - 43 Reg't (Hamilton's) MD Militia.
  • Gabriel Higdon - 3 Reg't (Copeland's) West Tennessee Mil.
  • Gustarus Higdon - 2 Reg't (Brent's) District of Columbia Mil.
  • Ignatius Higdon - Cramer's Detachment, MD Militia.
  • James Higdon - 15 Reg't (Slaughter's) Kentucky Militia.
  • John Higdon - 1 Reg't District of Columbia Militia.
  • John S. Higdon - 1 Reg't District of Columbia Militia.
  • Joseph Higdon - 17 Reg't (Beall's) MD Militia.
  • Joseph Higdon - 34 Reg't (Beall's) MD Militia.
  • Leonard Higdon - 1 Reg't (Hawkins'), MD Militia.
  • Leonard Higdon - 7 Reg't (Pearson's) North Carolina Mil.
  • Leonard P. Higdon - General Thomas' Detachment, Kentucky Militia.
  • Leonard P. Higdon - 15 Reg't (Slaughter's) Kentucky Militia.
  • Peter Higdon - 7 Reg't (Barbee's) Kentucky Militia.
  • Ralph Higdon - 30 Reg't (Fowler's) MD Militia.
  • Robert Higdon - Freeman's Squadron Cavalry, Georgia Mil.

    Civil War

    2nd MD Battalion, organized in September of 1862, under Lt-Col James R. Herbert: Ordnance Sergeant - Francis L. Higdon

    Higdons in Charles County, MD

    1600s - 1700s

    From Abstracts of Charles County Circuit Court, Court and Land Records, Vol 2, 1665-1695

    17 Apr 1693 - Indenture from William Dent, planter, to John Higdon of St. Mary's Co., planter; for 2000# tobacco; a parcel of land called Hallyfax; located on the north side of Oxon Run; containing 90 acres; /s/ William Dent (mark); wit. Ralph Shaw, Cleborne Lomax

    From Charles County, MD, Land Records, 1750-1796

    25 Nov 1789 - Theophilus Tabbs served notice on 2nd inst on William Swann and Leonard Higdon, and on 4th inst. on James Semmes.

    From Early Families of Southern Maryland, Vol. II, p 138

    William Higdon
    A John Higdon gave a deposition in 1683, age ca 25. The John Higton [sic], wife Menesenca, who d. in Charles Co. in 1723 names the following children: John, Charles, Benjamin, Thomas, William, and Mary Sims [Md. Cal. Will, Vol V, p. 138]. The William Higdon, Sr. who gave his age as 50 on 29 Aug 1758 mentioned his father, John, living 35-36 years ago [Chas. Co. Dep., Barnes]. Other depositions by William give his age as 58 in 1767, 70 in 1178 [sic] and 71 in 1779, consistent with a 1708/9 date of birth.
    William Higdon, b. ca 1709, d. after 1779, m. 1732 Jane Boarman, d/o Benedict Leonard Boarman and Ann Brook; children b. Charles Co [Gardiner]:
    • Benjamin Higdon, b. 11 Dec 1733, m. 1754 Amelia Downing
    • William Higdon, b. 21 Feb 1735
    • Benedict Leonard Higdon, b. 6 Aug 1740
    • Ignatius Higdon, b. 12 Aug 1741; m. 8 Feb 1781 Elizabeth Taylor
    • Susannah Higdon, b. 25 Jun 1743
    • Martha Higdon, b. 13 Nov 1745
    • Clare Higdon, b. 2 Feb 1748

    From Maryland Colonial Abstracts 1772-77 by J. M. Magruder

    • 10 Oct 1773 [prob. 20 Dec 1774] - Margaret Montgomery, Charles Co. Son Joseph Montgomery, dau. Mary Montgomery, sons and daus. William Montgomery, Mary Macatee, Susana Higden, Margaret Turner.
    • 6 Mar 1776 [prob. 12 Jun 1776] - Fedelmus Seemes, Charles Co. Dau. Elizabeth Knott, four grandchildren (Francis, Elizabeth, Anne, and Winefred Higdon), three granchildren (Sympson), two sons (John Seemes, Ex.; Mark Seemes).

    From Maryland Records by G. M. Brumbaugh

    • 29 Dec 1788 - Winefred Higdon m. Raphael Mattingly, by Rev. Henry Pile, Roman Catholic
    • 1781/2 - Ignatius Higdon m. Elizabeth Tayler, by Rev. Ignatius Matthews, Roman Catholic

    From Charles County Gentry by Harry W. Newman

    • Johanna Dent d/o Benjamin Dent (d. 1778) married ? Higdon.
    • 31 Dec 1794 - Gideon Dent purchased Higdon's Chance from Henry Gardner and Cathereine his wife, John Edelen and Monica his wife, and Ignatius Gardner and Anne his wife. [Deeds, Liber N, #4, folio 338, La Plata]
    • 13 Dec 1802 - Inventory of Michael Dent appraised at $892 and filed by Elizabeth Dent. First and only account in 1805 by Joseph Watson and Elizabeth, his wife, with Thomas Dent of William and Joseph Watson as bondsmen. Disbursements to: among others, Elizabeth Dent Higdon, Levi Higdon.
    • Elizabeth Sophia Dent d/o Zachariah Dent m. Benedict L. Higdon. Zachariah devised his daughter the dwelling plantation being portions of Turner's Forest and Church Over. Elizabeth obtained judgment against her brother Zachariah for $278.27 as executor for her deceased father. In Aug 1834, Zachariah Dent, Jr., instituted action against his sister Elizabeth Sophia and her husband Benedict Higdon. The bill stated that Zachariah Dent Sr. had died testate on 18 Dec 1828, and had bequeathed to daughter Elizabeth certain property subject to the life interest of his widow who had died in the spring of 1830. It was also stated that during and after the death of the widow, Elizabeth and her husband had dissipated the estate. Among witnesses were John F. S. Higdon and John Thomas Higdon, brothers of Benedict Higdon. Theophilius Dent stated that he had heard Mrs. Elizabeth Dent, widow, say before her death that Benedict Higdon had "stripped her of everything and had carried of wheat, meat, corn, and tobacco." Case also showed that Elizabeth Sophia Dent had married Benedict L. Higdon on 26 Feb 1829.
    • 19 May 1874 - Will of Pamelia A. Dent, widow of Levi Dent, proved by Thomas Carico, Francis L. Higdon, and Joseph R. Harrison. [Note 1850 census: Francis Higdon listed w/George Carrico]
    • James Edelen of Thomas received 120 acres of Sympson's Supply where Richard Higdon lived.

    From The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland, Vol 1 and 2 by Ralph D. Smith

    • Jan 1724/5 - Maryland Perogative Court. Charles Co. Returns at the Feb 4, 1724/5 court. Benjamin Higton [sic} his administration bond in common form by John Higton his administrator, with John Lemaister and Cleborn Simms his sureties in 100 pounds sterling. Dated Jan 12, 1724/5. Bond ordered to be filed. Source: MD Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Book 27, p. 145.
    • June 1752 - Sarah Tennison, of Charles Co., MD deeds to Thomas Higdon, of Charles Co., MD, for £1200 of tobacco...tract of land being Berry's called Betty's Delight situate in Charles Co...of the Reverend Isaac Campbell's dividing line. Source: Charles Co., MD Court and Land Records, Liber A No. 3, pp 8-9. Comment: When the Revd. Campbell purchased his portion of Betty's Delight in 1751 from Abraham Hargis, it was said to adjoin Berries. In the rent roll, Sarah's deed to Higdon is recorded under Betty's Delight. In Jul 1761, Thomas Higdon, Sr., and Margaret his wife, deed to their sons Abraham Higdon and John the Baptist Higdon, a parcel of land called Berris [sic] being part of a tract of land called Betty's D___ and containing 100 acres. In Oct 1765, Thomas Higdon, Abraham Higdon, and John the Baptist Higdon deed to Thomas Hencock, a tract of land called Berrias, being part of a tract of land called Betty's Delight. Source T.L.C. Genealogy, Charles Co., MD, Land Records, 1761-65, pp. 8, 73. The Charles Co. Debt Books of the 1750's do not show Thomas Higdon as owning either Betty's Delight or Berry, but only 50 acres of Dogwood Fortune.

    From Charles County Maryland Probate Records, Inventories, Book 1717-1735 (date is that of the Inventory)
    Folio 145 - John Hidgton decd 12 Dec 1723 - John Higton & Brian Higton Kin.

    Charles County MD Tax Lists - 1733 & 1758

    File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by John B. Lomax, JBLomax@aol.com

    A List of the Number of Taxables Belonging to the Several Persons in Charles County abstracts from the Several Constables Lists for the year 1733

    Surname        Given Name   Taxables   Number  District
    Higdon         John               2      46    Newport West Side Lower Part
    Higdon         Millisent          1      18    Newport West Side Lower Part
    Higdon         Thomas             1       5    Newport West Side Lower Part
    Higdon         William            1      13    Newport West Side Lower Part
    

    A List of Taxables of the Upper Hundred in Trinity Parish taken by Elisha Harbin Constable 1758

    Surname      Given Name	  Slaves    Taxables    Record Number     District
    Higdon Sen.     John                    1            108          Trinity Parish Upper Hundred
    

    1783 Charles County Assessment

    Index, Maryland State Archives, MSA S 1437
    • Leonard Boarman. Higdons Chance, 280 acres. Notes: escheat. CH 2nd District, Land p. 1. MSA S 1161-4-9 1/4/5/47
    • Baptist Higdon. CH 2nd District, General p. 5. MSA S 1161-4-8 1/4/5/47
    • Benjamin Higdon. CH 2nd District, General p. 4. MSA S 1161-4-8 1/4/5/47
    • Francis Higdon. Notes: 1/2 the value of Brookes land. CH 2nd District, General p. 5. MSA S 1161-4-8 1/4/5/47
    • Leonard Higdon. CH 2nd District, General p. 5. MSA S 1161-4-8 1/4/5/47
    • William Higdon, Jr. CH 2nd District, General p. 5. MSA S 1161-4-8 1/4/5/47

    Settlers of MD 1766-83

    Higdon, John Jr.; Charles Co; Higdon's Chance 280 acres 12/12/1775 MD Archives BC49/482 BC51/287

    MD Gazette

    MD Gazette 1727-61 by Karen Mauer Green

    Thursday, 10 Apr 1760 #779
    William Higdon, senior, has a stray mare at his plantation in Charles Co.

    From The Rent Roll of Charles County, to Michaelmass 1753

    • Dogwood Fortune, 210 acres. Surveyed April 1, 1705 for John Barron, beginning at a bounded red oak, a bounded tree of Bowlings Plains.
          Possr: 50 Thomas Higdon / 160 Thomas Barron
    • Noes Desart, 96 acres. Survey April 9, 1707, for John Noe Jr and patented to Richard Lemaster, beginning at Bettys Delight.
          Possr: 96 Edward Davis
          50 John Higdon Jr from Basil Warthen, Jan 3, 1753

    Charles County Inventories

    • August 1797
          Leonard Higdon Sr - Inventory. Late of Charles County, decd. May 11, 1797
          Negro woman Terry (aged 35 years); Negro girls Poll (12), Videlia (), Charity (3); Negro boys Nace (8), Bob (5). Total value: 510.9.11 1/2
          June 17, 1797 Cerified by Mark Simms, William Corry. Creditor: Douglass Simmes
          Nearest relatons: Francis Hogdon [sic], Leonard Higdon. Administratrix: Joanna Higdon

    Charles County Court Records

    • Guardianships
      Date of bond Wards Names Guardian Securities Amount Allowance Balance Overpaid Number When Settled
      June 14 John F. S. Higdon
      aged 16 30 Jany 1826
      John Tho Higdon Edmund H. Contee
      Benedict L. Higdon
      $100
      $15.40
      $19
      15
      $81 First
      Secd
      June 13th, 1827
      June 10, 1828
      Guardian excused from providing annual acct.
      James W. S. Higdon
      aged 11 years 19th Jun 1826
      John Tho Higdon same securities $62.00
      3.72
      $94.84 2/3
      $9.00
      3.72
      99.18
      $53
      -
      4
      -
      -
      $4.30
      First
      2d
      3
      June 13th, 1837
      June 10, 1828
      May 1st
      Same order
    • March 1759, p. 30
          John Glassford and Co. vs Richd Ferrall & John Higdon
          Richard Ferral and John Higdon, late of Charles County, planters, were summoned to answer to John Glassford & Co, that they render to them the penal sum of 12,586 lbs of crop tombacco. George Johnson, their attorney, said that Richard and John Higdon, on November 26, 1755 at Charles Co., acknowledged themselves to owe 6428 lbs of crop tobacco and cost of suit brought by said John Glassford & Co against Richard Ferrall in Prince Georges county, to be paid th the said John Glassford & co when requested, to the said payment truly to be made, we bind outselves in the penal sum of 12856 lbs of crop tobacco. John Glassford & Co, on May 1, 1757, at Charles Co., requested of Richard and John the said sum of 6428 lbs of crop tobacco and the costs of suit, and John Glassford & Co further said that the Richard and John have not paid them the sum of 6428 lbs of crop tobacco and the cost of the suit ... have damage to the value of 12856 lbs of crop tobacco, and therefore suit is brought.
          Richard Ferrall & John Higdon acknowledged owing John Glassford 6428 lbs of crop tobacco and cost of suit...and bound themselves in the penal sum of 12856 lbs of crop tobacco. Signed Nov 26, 1755 - Richd Ferrall, John [X his mark] Higdon. Wit - Stale Jeffrays, Alexr Burrell.
          Whereupon Peter Dent, newport of Charles Co., planter, comes into Court in his proper person, and becomes pleds and security for the aforesaid John Higdon, such that if Higdon is convicted, that said Peter Dent newport, if the dept and damges to the Glassford Co are not paid, will render his body to the custody of the Sheriff, and Higdon, by John Hall, hiss attorney, asks to imparle here until June Court. At said June Court, came the parties by their attorneys, and Higdon, by his attorney, asks for more time to imparle, until August Court. At August Court, comes here the parties aforesaid by their attorneys, and Higdon by his said attorney asks for more time to imparle, until November Court. At November Court, comes here the parties aforesaid by their attorneys, and Higdon by his attorney asks further time to imparle, at March Court, and now here, at March Court, come the parts by their attorneys, and Higdon by his said attorney, says that he cannot deny the action aforesaid of them, the said Glassford & Co, nor but that he owes John Glassford & Co 12856 lbs of crop tobacco, and no more.
    • March 1759, p. 75
          John Hanson Jr vs Abraham Denport S of John Higdon
          John Hanson Jr, lately in Court in Charles Town, on the 2nd Tuesday in August, 1756, and by judgment of the same Court, has recovered against John Higdon, late of Charles Co., planter, a certain debt of 2454 lbs of crop tobacco, and also for 404 lbs of tobacco and 6 pence Currency for his damages, which he has sustained by occasion of detaining that debt whereof the said John Higdon is convicted, and now on part of the John Hanson Jr in Court before us, we understand that although the judgment be thereof given, yet execution of the dept and damages aforesaid to him still remains to be done, and whereas Abraham Devenport of Charles Co., planter, at the same Court, to whit, the 2nd Tuesday in August aforesaid, in the year aforesaid, personally came and because secuirty and bail for the aforesaid John Higdon, in the case said Higdon is convicted. Yet the aforesaid John Higdon the debt and damages aforesaid to the foresaid John Hanson Jr has not as yet paid,...you cause the aforesaid Abraham to know that he appear before us at Charles Town on the 2nd Tuesday in June next, to show, if anything for himself he has or knows to say, why the aforesaid John Hanson might not to have their execution against him for the debt and damages ...should not have execution against him, as special bail of John Higdon before Justinian Burch Jr and William Courts Jr, two good and lawful men of my bailiwick. Signed John Fendall, Sheriff.
          And the said Abraham, by John Hall, his attorney, prays license to imparle until next August Court, then to next November Court, then to next March Court, at which Court, said Abraham, by his said attorney, comes and nothing in bar or retardation of the execution aforesaid, does he say, whereby the said John remains undefended. Ordered that the said John have his execution against the said Abraham, of the dept, damages, and costs aforesaid...315 lbs of tobacco.
    • March 1759, p. 180
          You, Lemaster Cooksey, Peter Dent, and John Higdon, do confess judgment to John Jordan for 1246 lbs of tobacco damages and 260 lbs of tobacco costs, which sums were recovered by John Jordan on ? Mach last in Charles Co. Court. June 25, 1759.
    • March 1759, p. 205
          Philip Key vs John Higdon Sr.
          John Higdon Sr, late of Charles Co., planter, was summoned to answer unto Philip Key, regarding 3140 lbs of good, sound tobacco, which Higdon owes to Key. Philip, by Edmund Key, his attorney, says that whereas aforesaid John, on September 3, 1755, at Charles Co., ackowledges to be bound in the sum of 3140 lbs of good, sound tobacco, to be paid to said Philip when afterwards requested. But John, although often asked, has not paid, wherefore he says he is the worse, and has damages to the value of 2000 lbs of tobacco, and therefore suit is brought.
          John, in person, proposed paying 1570 lbs of good, inspected crop tobacco in hosheads of 900 lbs of such tobacco clear of wood in a warehouse convenient to the Wecomico River, by next May 10, then the obligation should be void. James Campbell, in person, pledged security for John Higdon. John Higdon imparled until March and then June Courts, at which Higdon's attorney did not deny the debt. The Court ordered Philip to recover damages by delay of the debt, in amount of 6 pence and 261 lbs of tobacco.
    • June 1759, p. 219
          Sam. Hanson vs John Higdon jr & Thomas Higdon
          John Higdon Jr and Thomas Higdon Sr, late of Charles Co., planters, were summoned in regard to plean by Samuel Hanson of Charles Co., to render unto him, the penal sum of 6288 lbs of crop tobacco, which they obliged themselves, on November 8, 1755, to pay 3144 lbs of crop tobacco, in hogsheads of 900, clear of cask, and bound themselves in a penal sum of 6288 lbs of crop tobacco. Hanson says, on June 1, 1758, and often before and since, he requested the 3134 lbs of tobacco, and the costs of action which amounts to 235 lbs of tobacco. Hanson says the Higdons have not paid him and they refuse to pay.
          John Higdon Jr and Thomas Higdon Sr, both of Charles Co., acknowledged they owed Samuel Hanson 3144 lbs of crop tobacco and all the costs of suit, and they bound themselves to the penal sum of 6288 lbs of like tobacco. Signed November 8, 1755 - Jno Higdon Jr and Thos. [his mark] Higdon. Witness - Smith Middleton.
          William McPherson of Charles Co., planter, appeared to offer pledged security for John Higdon. John Higdon appeared to state he cannot deny the action of Hanson, nor that he owes 6288 lbs of crop tobacco. The Court ordered Hanson to recover his debt and damaged of 1 shilling and 351 lbs of tobacco, from John Higdon.
    • June 1759
          Alexr Lothian for the use of Buchanan & Co vs Benja. Higdon. Dt 1790 lbs crop tobacco. MS.
    • June 1759
          Jonathan Swillivan [sic], John Higdon, & Thomas Higdon Sr. confessed judgment to John Harbin for 21 shillings, 9 pence and 2 shillings, 6 pence, costs, which were reccovered by John Harbin before James Nivison. Sums to be levied against their property in case Jonathan Silivan [sic] shall not pay next February 10. Signed August 6, 1759 - Jno. Winter
    • April term 1847, p. 341 [^ indicates text inserted]
          [?] apply Francis ^L.^ Higdon, a minor son of John T. Higdon ^dec^, aged about 13 years, is by the Court placed under the Guardianship of ^his uncle^ Leonard Farrall upon his filing an approved bond for his fathful performance of his said trust.
          Stanislaus Higdon, a minor son of John T. Higdon deceased, ^aged about 12 years^, is by the court placed under the Guardianship of his uncle Leonard Farrall upon his filing an approved bond for his fathful performance of his said trust.
          James E. Higdon, a minor son of John T. Higdon deceased, aged about 8 years, is by the court placed under the Guardianship of his uncle Leonard Farrall upon his filing an approved bond for his fathful performance of his said trust.
          Laura C. Higdon, a minor daughter of John T. Higdon deceased, aged about 5[?] years, is by the court placed under the Guardianship of his uncle Leonard Farrall upon his filing an approved bond for his fathful performance of his said trust.
          Thomas Higdon, a minor son of John T. Higdon deceased, aged about 3 years, is by the court placed under the Guardianship of his uncle Leonard Farrall upon his filing an approved bond for his fathful performance of his said trust.
    • August 1858
          It is ordered by the Court that Sallie Marie Higdon aged seventeen years the fifth day of October next, and Ann Elizabeth Higdon aged fifteen the eighth day of October next, be and they are hereby placed under the guardianship of James S.[?] L. Tennisson [sic],, who being present accepts said trust. The said Guardian to execute a Bond to be approved by the Court for the faithful performance of his said Trust.
    • April term 1871, p. 609
          Charles S. Higdon, a minor aged three years February ? 1871 is by the Orphans Court for Charles County placed under the Guardianship of Francis S. Higdon who being present accepts ...17th day of May 1871
    • April Term 1911, p. 455
          Florence M. Higdon, will
      To her sister Mary Gardiner $850; niece Mae R. Thompson $50; nephew Algernon Gardiner $50; niece Florence Peters daughter of A. S. Peters of Oakland, California, $10, if not found, then to Catholic[?] Church of Newport, Charles Co.; cousin N. D. West $25; nephew Lorenzo J. Gardiner $500; to John T. Higdon [nothing listed]; contingent beneficiaries the children of Mae R. Thompson, Miles Thompson and Burdette Thompson. Appoint Mae R. Thompson and Sydney E. Mudd Jr. executors.

    Higdons in Charles Co, MD, 1800s on

    Wills:  

    • 16 Jul 1778 (probated 23 Aug 1778) - Benjamin Dent, p 207; to wife, sons Gideon Dent, John Bruer Dent, Benjamin Dent, Shadrick Dent, Zachariah Dent, Titus Dent, daughters Chloe Waters, Joana Higdon, Hezia Burroughs, Susannah Dent; except that Chloe, Joana, & Hezia not listed as one of his seven children.
    • 21 Jan 1783 (prob. 11 Mar 1783) - Elizabeth Burtles, p 127, to my sister Sarah Burcles... to Eleanor Higdon and to Elizabeth Higdon £20 each from Sarah Burcles after they turn 16.
    • 07 Mar 1783 (prob. 18 Oct 1790) - Elizabeth Thompson p 517, to sister Susanner Green w/o Thomas Green, brother James Thompson. Ex. James Thompson. Wit: Bennet Hamilton, Elender (X her mark) Hegdon (Higdon)
    • 13 Apr 1788 (prob 4 May 1789) - William Burtles to my sons William Burtles, Andrew Burles, Benjamin Burtles and daughters Molsey Simms, Susanna Simms, Eleanor Higdon, Sarah Simpson. Ex: William Burtles Jr.
    • Francis Higdon - liber WDM 1, folio 148
    • Leonard Higdon - liber HB 13, folio 278 
    • 07 Oct 1835 - Benedict L. Higdon. List wife Elizabeth Sophia Higdon.  Brother John F. S. Higdon, executor.
    • 11 Apr 1847 - Mary E? Higdon - liber DJ 16, folio 420; property to children and brothers.
    • 9 May 1883 - William Ludwell SHEIRBURN - liber MT 18, folio 240; John T. HIGDON witness for will of William L. Sheirbun of Charles Co on 9 and 18 May 1883; will proved 13 Nov 1883.
    • 08 Jan 1889 - Benedict (L. or S.) Higdon - liber MT 18, folio 340; wife Sallie C.; wife's sisters Ellen Rose Miles, Anna F. Miles, Mary H. Miles.  Farms Locust Hill and Barbers Quarters near Newport.
    • 27 Dec 1899 - John T. Higdon - liber CHP 19, folio 81; wife Florence.

    Administrations / Inventories:

    18/01/1845 - John T. Higdon
    20/05/1845 - Joanna Higdon
    29/04/1847 - Francis Higdon
    29/04/1847 - John T? Higdon
    08/06/1847 - Mary E. Higdon
    23/09/1858 - John F.S. Higdon
    6/1865 - John F.S. Higdon distribution mentions Stewart Higdon, widow Margaret E. Higdon, daughters Sally M., Elizabeth, and Lucy.
    16/08/1901 - Thomas Higdon
    17/11/1903 - Sarah C. Higdon

    Land Transactions:

    • 1683 - John Higdon from William Dent, Liber S/pg 187
    • 1752 - Thomas Higdon Sarah Tennison, A/8
    • 1759 - John Higdon, Jr. from Basil Wathen, G/Book 3/294
    • 1759 - John Higdon to Leonard Boarman, G/3/298
    • 1759 - Jane Higdon to Leonard Boarman, G/3/298
    • 1761 - Abraham Higdon (AP=Other) from Thomas Higdon (AP=Other), L/3/52
    • 1761 - John the Babtist [sic] Higdon from Thomas Higdon (AP=wife), L/3/52
    • 1761 - Margaret Higdon to Abraham Higdon, L/3/52
    • 1761 - Thomas Higdon (AP=wife) to Abraham Higdon, L/3/52
    • 1761 - John Higdon, Jr. to Thomas Contee, L/3/119
    • 1762 - John Higdon (AP=wife) to Abraham Davenport, L/3/189
    • 1762 - Mary M. or H. Higdon to Abraham Davenport, L/3/189
    • 1764 - Abraham Higdon to Thomas Hencock, L/3/565
    • 1764 - John the Babtist Higdon to Thomas Hencock, L/3/565
    • 1764 - Thomas Higdon to Thomas Hencock, L/3/565
    • 1810 - John S. Higdon (AP=wife) to Joshua Mudd, JB/8/408
    • 1810 - Ann E. Higdon to Joshua Mudd, JB/8/408
    • 1810 - John S. Higdon (AP=wife) to Philip J. Ford, JB/10/98
    • 1810 - Ann E. Higdon to Philip J. Ford, JB/10/98
    • 1832 - Benedict L. Higdon from Francis A. Hagan, FS, JB/20/29
    • 1839 - Elizabeth S. Higdon to Theophilus Dent, deed, JB/23/278
    • 1867 - Benedict L. Higdon from Richard H. Edelen, deed, GAH/1/274
    • 1868 - Benedict L. Higdon from James H. M. Burroughs, deed, GAH/1/405
    • 1868 - Benedict L. Higdon from Stanislaus Farrall, deed, GAH/1/407
    • 1868 - Martha A. Higdon from Francis T. C. Dent (AP=wife), deed, GAH/2/523
    • 1868 - Benedict L. Higdon from Frederick Stone, deed, GAH/1/459
    • 1870 - Francis L. Higdon from John B. Lawson, deed, GAH/2/523
    • 1870 - B. L. Higdon from Thomas Ward (AP=wife), deed, GAH/2594
    • 1871 - Francis L. Higdon to Thomas A. Carrico, mortg, GAH/3/170
    • 1871 - Francis L. Higdon to Lindley M. Vail, deed, GAH/3/317
    • 1876 - Jane C. Higdon to John H. Evans, deed trust, BGS/1/409
    • 1876 - John S. Higdon to John H. Evans, deed trust, BGS/1/409
    • 1877 - John T. Higdon from Thomas D. Stone (AP=wife) deed, BGS/2/103
    • 1878 - John T. Higdon to Samuel Cox Jr., mortg, BGS/2/105
    • 1878 - John T. Higdon from John W. Mitchell, deed, BGS/2/448
    • 1878 - John T. Higdon to Frecerick Stone, mortg, BGS/2/449
    • 1878 - J. S. Higdon to Frederick A. Richmond, mortg, BGS/2/562
    • 1882 - Mary Z. Higdin [sic] from Aaron Young, Deed, BGS, 5, 441
    • 1883 - John T. Higdon from John E. Ware (AP=wife), deed, BGS/6/331
    • 1883 - Jane C. Higdon from John Grinder, deed, BGS/6/353
    • 1883 - Jane C. Higdon to John J. Griggs, d trust, BGS/6/387
    • 1883 - John S. Higdon to John J. Griggs, d trust, BGS/6/387
    • 1884 - Margaret E. Higdon from Miley Thomas, deed, BGS/7/428
    • 1885 - Jane C. Higdon from John J. Griggs, release, BGS/8/80
    • 1885 - John S. Higdon from John J. Griggs, release, BGS/8/80
    • 1886 - Margaret E. Higdon to George W. Higgs, deed, BGS/8/546
    • 1886 - Margaret E. Higdon from George W. Higgs (AP=wife), mortg, BGS/8/547
    • 1887 - Lewis A. Higdon (AP=wife) to William M. Dubois, mortge, JST/1/509
    • 1887 - Margaret S. Higdon (AP=husb) to William M. Dubois, mortge, JST/1/509
    • 1887 - J. S. Higdon to REv. James Gibbons, deed, JST/1/515
    • 1887 - F. L. Higdon to Hatherly Spear, deed, JST/1/663
    • 1887 - T. S. Higdon to Hatherly Spear, deed, JST/1/663
    • 1887 - Lewis A. Higdon from William M. Dubois (AP=wife), deed, JST/1/673
    • 1889 - Mary Zora Higdon from Thomas J. Boarman, mortge, JST/2/673
    • 1890 - Mary C. Higdon to Daniel J. Bragunier, mortge, JST/3/143
    • 1890 - Thomas Higdon to Daniel J. Bragunier, mortge, JST/3/143
    • 1890 - Mary C. Higdon from Daniel J. Bragunier, deed, JST/3/154
    • 1891 - J. B. Higdon to Joseph P. Johnson, mortge, JST/4/275
    • 1891 - J. B. Higdon to Martin Hayden, mortge, JST/4/280
    • 1891 - James B. Higdon from Joseph P. Johnson, deed, JST/4/361
    • 1891 - Louis A. Higdon from Augustus Briscoe, deed, JST/4/437
    • 1891 - James B. Higdon from Charles F. Hayden, deed, JST/4/465
    • 1892 - Lewis A. Higdon from William M. Dubois (AP=wife), deed, JST/5/347
    • 1894 - Catharine Higdon to S. Houston Morris, deed, JST/6/338
    • 1894 - J. Stanislaus Higdon to S. Houston Morris, deed, JST/6/338
    • 1894 - Francis Higdon from James F. Matthews Tr [sic], JST/7/106
    • 1894 - Louis A. Higdon from Peter R. Lathroum (AP=wife), deed, JST/7/132
    • 1895 - John T. Higdon from Wshington Thomas (AP=wife), deed, JST/7/446
    • 1895 - Florence M. Higdon (AP=husb) to John Lee Wathen, deed, JST/7/455
    • 1895 - John T. Higdon (AP=wife) to John Lee Wathen, deed, JST/7/455
    • 1895 - John T. Higdon from J Lee Wathen, mortg, JST/7/549
    • 1896 - Mary C. Higdon (AP=husb) to John H. Mitchell, mortg, JST/8/325
    • 1896 - Thomas Higdon (AP=wife) to John H. Mitchell, mortg, JST/8/325
    • 1897 - John T. Higdon from George M. Lloyd (AP=wife), deed, JST/9/5
    • 1897 - Florence M. Higdon (AP=husb) to Mary M. Tipett, deed, JST/9/7
    • 1897 - John T. Higdon (AP=wife) to Mary M. Tipett, deed, JST/9/7
    • 1898 - Thomas L. Higdon to J. Benjamin Mattingly, d/rel, BGS/9/280
    • 1899 - Ella R. Higdon from Rachel Hamilton, deed, BGS/9/626
    • 15/02/1900 - Francis Higdon to Jane C. Higdon
      15/09/1909 - Lewis A. and Margaret Higdon to Ziegler
    • 11/07/1930 - Mary? and Joseph Higdon to Joseph B. Higdon
    • 22/01/1934 - Thomas L. and Ella R. Higdon to Thomas L. Higdon, Jr.
    • 1949 - Thomas W. Higdon to Catherine E. Higdon
    • 1945, 1954 - Clayton I & Margaret P. Higdon
    From Lloyds of Southern Maryland by D. B. Lloyd
      The Higdon's "Pleasant View" tract is just west of Milton Hill, on the north side of Route 257 and about halfway between Mill Run Road and Shiloh Road. The is just north of Harris Lot, where John Stanislaus Higdon and wife Kate Lloyd Higdon are listed in the 1870 census.
    Charles County, Maryland Inventory of Historic Sites
    • Benedict Hill House (The Plains) (Higdon House); Center Street, Benedict
    • Higdon, Lucy C., Property (John Timothy & Faith Modic Property); 8377 Leonardtown Road Hughesville; built 1940
    • Dr. Thomas Higdon Farmhouse & Office; 11060 Milton Hill Place, Wayside 1899 T 83, P 22
    Charles County Maryland Inventories
    • p. 145-145: John Higdton dec'd 12 Dec 1723; John Higton exr.; kin Brian Higton.
    • p. 159-163: Benjamin Higdon dec'd
    • p. 170-170 John Ellis dec'd 30 Apr 1725, John Higton admr.
    • p. 72-73: John Higdon dec'd 19 Mar 1736/7 Tho Higdon & William Higdon nearest of kin; Margaret Higton admx.
    • p. 448-451: Leonard Higdon Jr. dec'd 11 May 1797; Francis Higdon & Leonard Higdon Kin; Joanna Higdon admx.
    • p. 238-140: Leonard Higdon dec'd 23 jan 1800 Francis Higdon & Livi Higdon nearest kin; Eleazer Dent Higdon & Leonard Higdon admr.
    Maryland Militia in the War of 1812, Vol. 5, St. Mary's & Charles Co. by F. Edw. Wright

    15 Mar 1851 - Francis Higdon (55-120-11194), private, Capt. Posey. App Mary Higdon 62 res Balt City, widow Francis Higdon; states he was drafted Charles Co 1814, disch Newport Charles Co; they m. St. Thomas, Charles Co about 30 Mar 1809 by Mr. Piles, a clergyman; her fn was Mary Goodrick; Francis Higdon d. Charles Co 11 Nov 1833; acq: Thomas Higdon, Sylvester Higdon/ 20 Dec 1852 app William Holmes, res Charles Co, 2nd Lieut in Capt Posey's Rifle Co and acq with service of Francis Higdon/5 Aug 1853 app Thomas C. Higdon and Sylvester U. Higdon acq of Francis and Mary Higdon.

    Early Charles Co MD Settlers 1658-1745
    • Higton, John; planter. Will to sons John, Charles, & Benjamin and dau. Mary Sims. Wife Menessenca extx. Kin John Higton & Benjamin Higton. (Will 18.108; 29 Apr 1723; 11 Jun 1723; Inv 9.289-12 Dec 1723)
    • Higdon, Benjamin Mentions John Hawsse, Mary Lommes, Charles Hidgon (Inv 10.363; c1725) Benjamin Hidgon was dead as of 12 jan 1724 See Will of Johjn Semms 18.368 15 Apr 1723-13 Jan 1724
    • Higdon/Higton John; Next of kin Thomas Hidgons, William Higdons. Admr. Bathia Higton. (Inv. 23/24; 19 Mar 1736;13 jun 1737)
    • Hidgen, William & Jane. Their chidren: Benjamin b. 11 Dec 1733; William b. 21 Feb 1735; Benedict Leonard b. 6 Aug 1738; Ignatius b. 12 Aug 1740; Susanna b. 25 Jun 1743; Martha b. 13 Nov 1745 (Trinity 106)
    • Semms, Marmaduke to son Anthony plantation where Thomas Hidgon lives. Will 22.22 17 Jan 1738.
    Abstracts from the Port Tobacco Times and Charles County Advertiser, Vol. 1-5 by Roberta J. Wearmouth
    • 13 May 1847 - Mary E. Higdon estate probated, Cedar Point Neck home and personal property being sold
    • 20 May 1847 - John T. Higdon will probated, adm. John F. S. Higdon
    • 24 Jun 1847 - John F. S. Higdon constable 2nd Dist
    • 23 Dec 1847 - Mary E. Higdon estate probated by Leonard Farrell, adm.
    • 8 Sep 1852 - John F. S. Higdon Charles Co. Agricultural Soc. Poultry Chairman
    • 25 Nov 1852 - John F. S. Higdon, best heifer common breed. Absalom Tennison, Best pair of mules..
    • 27 Oct 1853 - John F. S. Higdon, best display of agricultural implements at 6th Annual Ag. Exch.
    • 4 Oct 1855 - M. L. Semmes & John F. S. Higdon of St. Thomas' Manor advertise they are holding a stray heifer & ram
    • 12 Apr 1855 - Absalom Tennison dec'd; public sale of property; Francis Tennison, adm.
    • 26 Apr 1855 - John F. S. Higdon's negro boy ran off with Higdon's double-barrelled shot gun
    • 15 May 1856 - J. F. S. Higdon vs. F. R. Wills, hogs killed by dog. Plantiff awarded $50 damages. [similar item for M. J. Simmes vs FR Wills]
    • 14 May 1857 - F. R. Wills vs. J. F. S. Higdon, trespass. Verdict awarding plantiff $38.16 damage. [similar item for FR Wills vs Mark L. Simmes]
    • 30 Jul 1857 - John F. S. Higdon of St. Thomas' Manor advertises gilts found trespassing [?]
    • 18 Mar 1858 - John F. S. Higdon warns trespassers "...on my shores or on any part of my farm.
    • 12 Aug 1858 - John F. S. Higdon d. at his residence near St. Thomas Manor on 28 Jul, 47 yr old
    • 30 Sep 1858 - John F. S. Higdon, dec'd, estate probated by adms Margaret E. Higdon and Frederick Stone
    • 6 Jan 1859 - Benedict L. Higdon, ex. for Henry Mattingly, dec'd
    • 3 Jan 1861 - J. S. Higdon m. Miss K. J. Lloyd at St. Thomas' on 27th of Nov by Rev. Barker
    • 31 Oct 1861 - B. L. Higdon, Newport, advertises reward for runaway negro Henry Williams
    • 4 Sep 1862 - Miss M. E. Higdon willopen a school for young ladies in Sept. Apply at her residence "St. Thomas' Manor."
    • 13 Nov 1868 - B. L. Higdon, Knight of the Valley at Bensville Tournament
    • 12 Feb 1869 - Benedict L. Higdon, adm. for Thomas Burke, dec'd
    • 9 Apr 1869 - B. L. Higdon, adm. for Thomas Burke, will have sale of corn, tobacco, and hogs
    • 30 Apr 1869 - B. L. Higdon m. Sallie C. Milles, 22nd inst., by Rev. McAttee
    • 30 Apr 1869 - J. Thomas Higdon m. Miss F. M. Gardiner, 27th inst. by Rev. Jordan
    • 6 May 1870 - Miss Bettis A. Higdon just opened a millinery shop in Bryantown
    • 19 Aug 1870 - J. E. Higdon, witness to grand inquest
    • 10 Jul 1873 - Thomas R. Gardiner, Esq, of St. Mary's Co. formerly of Charles Co, m. Lucy A. Higdon, youngest d/o late John F. S. Higdon at St. Mary's Church, Bryantown, 25 June, by Rev. Peter Lingahan
    • 29 Jul 1870 - Mark L. Simmes dec'd, adms Louise E. Simmes and James E. Higdon
    • 19 Aug 1870 - collectors for assessments and insolvencies use M. E. Higdon for incidental charges
    • 19 Aug 1870 - B. Leonard Higdon, grand juror
    • 19 Aug 1870 - extra hired team on Port Tobacco Canal, B. L. Higdon
    • 9 Sep 1870 - B. L. Higdon, grand juror
    • 14 Oct 1870 - B. L. Higdon, Democratic Conservative Club #1, Port Tobacco
    • 21 Oct 1870 - J. T. Higdon wishes to employ a miller for his mill near Newport
    • 21 Oct 1870 - Mitchell Higdon stricken from voter list 4th Dist; Contee Higdon, John S. Higdon voters 5th Dist.
    • 21 Oct 1870 - Charles H. Higdon on corrected list for Voters 1st Dist; Thomas Higdon voter 2nd Dist; Francis L. Higdon stricken from Voters 2nd Dist; Benjamin Higdon and Francis L. Higdon voters 4th Dist.
    • 25 Nov 1870 - M. L. Semmes, dec'd, personal property sold, L. E. Semmes and J. E. Higdon adms.
    • 28 Jul 1871 - Benedict Higdon, G. T. Higdon winesses in
    • 7 Feb 1873 - Thomas Higdon found a brindle yearling
    • 25 Sep 1874 - Bernard Z. Tennison adm for Benjamin P. Donnelly to sell "Westwood Manor" 100a on both sides of road from Newport to Centreville adjoining lands of Thomas Carrico, Thomas Higdon, Lucretia Lancaster, and Joseph Wathen
    • 26 Feb 1875 - Francis Higdon appointed by Co. Commission to be Road Supv.
    • 23 Apr 1875 - Miss Higdon will reopen Col. Cox and Mr. Hawkins hotel
    • 20 Aug 1875 - Philip Albert d. "At old House Hill"on 25 Jul after short illness; son of James R. Lawson and Sarah M. Higdon 6y-9m-6d
    • 29 Oct 1875 - John t. Higdon, grand juror
    • 09 Jun 1876 - J. E. Higdon one of three appointed to draft a resolution by Chalres Co. Teachers' Assoc. following death of Philip Harrison.
    • 06 Oct 1876 - B. L. Higdon, a supervisor of elections in 1st E.D.
    • 06 Oct 1876 - B. L. Higdon, Vice President of Tilden and Hedricks Clubs in 1st Dist.
    • 03 Nov 1876 - John T. Higdon, Petit Juror
    • 18 Mar 1877 - J. S. Higdon appointed Trustee of the Public School #2, 5th E.D.
    • 27 Jul 1877 - S. Cox, attorney for Thomas D. & Elizabeth Stone offer property...Part of Parnham Hall, on west side of Gilbert Swamp, Newport, near J. T. Higdon's mill, 15 acres.
    • 28 Sep 1877 - J. Stan. Higdon, delegate from 5th E.D.; J. E. Higdon, delegate from 8th E.D.
    • 26 Oct 1877 - Knightly contest held on Mr. Higdon's grounds near Port Tobacco.
    • 02 Nov 1877 - B. L. Higdon, Petit Juror.
    • 20 Sep 1878 - J.E. Higdon, herald, and B. L. Higdon, judge, at Tournament and Ball at Cox's Station Benefit Yellow Fecer Sufferers
    • 26 Sep 1879 - John T. Higdon, one of Committee of Arrangement for Grand Tournament and Ball at Samuel G. Lancaster's residence.
    • 10 Oct 1879 - B. L. Higdon and Washington A. Posey refuse nomination for County Commissioner on the Fusion ticket.
    • 17 Oct 1879 - Mitchel Higdon stricken from List of Registration for 5th Dist.
    • 07 Nov 1879 - B. L. Higdon, Grand Jury member.
    • 02 Apr 1880 - B.L. Higdon and Francis W.Weems to appraise estate of Dr. Robert Ferguson, deceased.
    • 16 Apr 1880 - J. T. Higdon reappointed tax collector 2nd E. D.
    • 21 Mau 1880 - John T. Higdon, Grand Jury.
    • 04 Jun 1880 - B. L. Higdon 1st E.D., and J. L. Higdon 5th E.D.; delegates Democratic County Convention.
    • 13 Aug 1880 - John L. Higdon, Grand or Petit Juror May 1880 term.
    • 27 Aug 1880 - J. E. Higdon, 8th Dist. delegate Democratic convention.
    • 08 Aug 1881 - B. L. Higdon, judge, at Tournament and Ball at Pomfret
    • 12 Aug 1881 - B. L. Higdon, Petit Juror, Nov 1880 term.
    • 12 Aug 1881 - J. T. Higdon, collector Insolvencies and Assessments
    • 21 Oct 1881 - M. Higdon, newly registered, 5th Dist.
    • 21 Apr 1882 - B. L. Higdon, Petit Jury.
    • 04 Aug 1882 - J.E. Higdon, Judge and Clerk of Election for Charles Co year ending 30 Jun 1882.
    • 04 Aug 1882 - J. T. Higdon, Collectors, Insolvencies and Assessments.
    • 04 Aug 1882 - James B. Higdon, qualified voter, Dist. 5 Harris Lot.
    • 27 Oct 1882 - Benedict L. Higdon, Judge of Election, 1st E.D.
    • 15 Dec 1882 - B. L. Higdon warns trespassers with carts and wagons to and from warehouse at Port Tobacco "This travel has become seriously inconvenient to me..."
    • 11 May 1883 - J. S. Higdon, white school trustee, E.D. 5, P.S. 2.
    • 03 Aug 1883 - B. Len. Higdon, Judge and Clerk of Election for Charles Co year ending 30 Jun 1883.
    • 03 Aug 1883 - John T. Higdon, Collector Insolvencies and Assessments for Charles Co year ending 30 Jun 1883.
    • 19 Oct 1883 - B. L. Higdon, Judge of Election, 1st E.D.
    • 01 Aug 1884 - Severe storm: Bridge near B. L. Higdon's gate on reoad from Port Tobacco to St. Thomas' Church carried away and prevented people from attending divine service Sunday.
    • 29 Aug 1884 - Francis L. Higdon, Juror, for Charles Co year ending 30 Jun 1884.
    • 10 Oct 1884 - B. L. Higdon, Judge of Election, 1st Dist.
    • 9 Jan 1885 - B. L. Higdon "the enterprising farmer of our neighborhood" has 16 new lambs
    • 20 Feb 1885 - B.L. Higdon's sheep had 25 young lambs-all but 4 thriving
    • 26 Jun 1885 - John E. Higdon of Bryantown will attend State Teachers Assn meeting at Deer Park
    • 14 Aug 1885 - J. L. Higdon, Judge or Clerk of Elections
    • 16 Oct 1885 - B. L. Higdon judge of Elections 1st Dist.
    • 8 Oct 1886 - Francis L. Higdon, grand juror
    • 29 Jul 1887 - B. L. Higdon, Judge of Elections
    • 27 May 1887 - John S. Higdon, juror
    • 4 Jan 1889 - B. L. Higdon, Chief Judge of Orphans Ct. died
    • 12 Jan 1889 - Benedict L. Higdon, deceased, Orphans' Court - Sallie C. Higdon, executrix
    • Jan 1889 through Jul 1893 - Actions by Justice F. L. Higdon
    • 12 Jul 1889 - Benedict L. Higdon dec'd; Orphans Ct, Sallie C. Higdon, ex.
    • 23 Aug 1889 - Thomas Higdon, Judge or Clerk of Elections
    • 1 Apr 1892 - J. Thomas Higdon had accident while riding colt near his farm in Newport area; thrown to ground breaking forearm.
    • 12 Apr 1892 - J. E. Higdon, trustee PS6 in ED8
    • 20 May 1892 James E. Higdon excused juror
    • 30 Sep 1892 - Democrats organize at Hill Top; Thomas Higdon on Exec. Comm.
    • 7 Oct 1892 - Thomas Higdon tally clerk 2nd ED
    • 25 Nov 1892 - J. T. Higdon vs. John B. Lynch, judgment against Higdon by Justic Gough reversed by Circuit Ct.
    • 4 Aug 1892 - J. E. Higdon, trustee PS6 in ED8
    • 14 Apr 1893 -Mr. & Mrs. Z. H. Wood near Allen's Fresh gave party; attending J. Higdon, W. Tippett, J & George Thompson, F. Mattingly, etc.
    • 31 Dec 1892 - Mrs. S. M. Gardiner d. Sunday last at residence of son-in-law J. Thomas Higdon at Newport from old age and a general decay of the vital powers. Widow late Luke Gardiner, mother Mrs. J. T. Higdon and Miss Mamie Gardiner of Baltimore. Funeral Tuesday, interment St. Mary's Catholic Church near Bryantown.
    • 29 Apr 1893 - Thomas L. Higdon, son of Francis L. Higdon appointed teacher of public school at Newburg. He has been engaged in teaching in this and Prince George's County sine he left Charlotte Hall where he was educated. He attended lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimotre during the scholastic year just closed and will return there in fall.
    • 2 Jun 1893 - Mrs. Thomas Higdon has guest Blanche West of Baltimore
    • 27 Oct 1893 - Julian Higdon at party in Salem
    • 23 Jan 1894 - local appts made by Gov. Brown: Justice of the Peace Thomas Higdon; officers of registration James E. Higdon
    • 23 Feb 1894 - Robert D. Wills has built new blacksmith shop at Lothair. Hired Robert Higgs who served apprenticeship with C. F. Higdon of Bel Alton.
    • 21 Sep 1894 - James F. Matthews and A. Posey, trustees, sole ½ interest in farm, Issue, 5th E.D. occupied by J. S. Higdon for $500 - sold to Mr. Higdon
    • 3 Aug 1894 - Mrs. M. E. Higdon returned home from visiting relatives in Baltimore
    • 2 Nov 1894 - Mary Tennison gave a very pleasant calico party; guests Katie Higdon, Maggie Lloyd, Lydia Thompson, Durant Higdon, Johnny Higdon
    • 28 Nov 1894 -St. Mary's church, Newport, had fine music on Christmas Day. J. T. Higdon, Jr. accompanied choir on violin. Soloists Mrs. J. T. Higdon.
    • 18 Jan 1895 - John Higdon employed clerk in store John W. Thompson, Holly Springs
    • 8 Feb 1895 - J. R. Lawson's residence scene of pleasant entertainment. Attending were: Hattie Higdon, Maggie Lloyd, Johnny Higdon, Frank Higdon and brothers
    • 1 Mar 1895 - Mr. R. T. Hardesty's home "Melrose," McConchie scene of dance. Mary E. Higdon, Joshua and Thomas E. Higdon
    • 5 Jul 1895 - Mrs. J. T. Higdon visiting friends at Newport, has returned to her home Harris' Lot. Kittie Higdon visiting Bertie Lawson of "Cedar Hill"
    • 6 Sep 1895 - registration notice, Sept sitting, 1895 - James E. Higdon officer of registration 8th district
    • 26 Nov 1895 - representatives of Chapel Point Convetion 4th district Lewis Ryce, 5th district Judge of Election J. S. Higdon
    • 6 Dec 1895 - circuit court case against T. H. Hayden, Robert Blackiston, Francis W. Higdon, J. B. Higdon, Calistus Hayden, J. Nick Norris, and Conrad Posey indicted for selling liquor on Sunday. Guilty, fined $20 and costs.
    • 22 May 1896 - School Trustees appointed for white schools: ED 4, school 4, Lewis Higdon
    • 29 May 1896 - circuit court indictments filed against J. B. Higdon, F. W. Higdon for selling liquor on Sunday
    • 29 May 1896 - county commissioners appoint district assessors; 4th district James T. Higdon
    • 1 Jan 1897 - John T. Higdon, Newport, fined $10 and coss by Justic Roby for assualt on John T. Higdon, Jr. orphan raised by Mr. Higdon
    • 12 Jan 1897 - Roberta Lawson "Cedar Grove," Newburg entertained friends. Attending were Katie Higdon, Frank Higdon, Johnie Higdon
    • 15 Jan 1897 - Mrs. Nannie E. Pilkerton died at her home "Bunker Hill:" Sunday near Allen's Fresh. Wife Joseph C. Pilkerton. Interment Newport Catholic church; pallbearers J. R. Lawson, J. T. Higdon, J. W. Pilkerton, C. R. Johnson, w. T. Tippett, and Philip Lang.
    • 16 Jan 1897 - Dr. Thomas L. Higdon invited editor to attend annual commencement of Baltimore University, of which he is a graduate. Son Francis L. Higdon of this county. Wish him success in chosen field.
    • 18 Jan 1897 - John Herbert married Lida Thompson at Newport Catholic Church on Wed. He is merchant at Thompkinsville. Bride daughter of George W. Thompson, Newport. Bride attended by Sarah Perry and best man was thomas L. Higdon.
    • 26 Feb 1897 - Nannie F. Miles married James R. Carlin St. Thomas' Church Tuesday by Rev. Father Broderick. No cards issued due to recent death of bride's mother. Bride daughter late Robert A. Miles, 4th district, sister of Mrs. Sallie E. Higdon, Port Tobacco, with whom she has lived for several years. Groom native of Frederick county but has lived in 4th district for 25 years.
    • 1 Oct 1897 - election supervisors, following changes made: 2nd district Democratic clerk excused and Thomas Higdon appointed and 4th district T. H. Ching Republican judge excused and J. R. Ryce appointed.
    • 22 Oct 1897 - marriage license issued to John Brown and Henrietta Higdon
    • 5 Nov 1897 - Mrs. M. E. Higdon, Lothair, visiting Beatrice Gardiner, Bryantown

    St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church at Pomfret*

    • Ann M. Higdon; consort of John F. S. Higdon, b. 25 Jan 1815, d. 3 Oct 1838, age 38-8-9.
    • Elizabeth Ann Higdon; consort of John F. S. Higdon, b. 4 Sep 1815, d. 17 Oct 1843
    • John F. S. Higdon; d. 28 Jul 1858 in 47th year

    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church at Newport*

    • Benedict Leonard Higdon; b. 3 Nov 1793, d. 12 Jul 1836.

    St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church at Chapel Point*

    • B. L. Higdon; d. 22 Dec 1885 age 53. [Based on last entry above for Judge of Election, this item must be in error.]
    • B. L. Higdon; d. 22 Dec 1888 age 53.
    • Mary Ellen Higdon, infant d/o B. L. H

    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church at Bryantown*

    • Hi [might be Higdon; two stones fallen over and embedded in ground]
      • Florence M., 1851 - 19??
      • John T. Higdo? [dates buried]

    * From Charles County, MD, Tombstone & Bible Records compiled by Committee of Martha Washington Chapter of DC DAR, 1940

    St. Mary's Church at Newport
    W. S. Higdon; b. 6-19-1815 d. 1-31-1852 (or 1859)[looks like 1832] inscription not clear; near Joanne & Absolom Tennison in NW corner

    Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church

    From Charles County, MD, miscellaneous records / collected and complied by a Committee of the Martha Washington Chapter, DC, DAR, FHC fiche #6019856. Cemetery noted as heavily overgrown (1944), near Issue, MD at southern tip of Charles Co.

    • J. S. Higdon, d. 4/25/1909, age 72
    • Kate C. (Lloyd) Higdon, w/o J.S. Higdon, 9/1/1840-2/3/1931
    • Francis W. Higdon, 4/1/1863-3/13/1937
    • Stanislaus T. Higdon, s/o J.S. & Kate Higdon, age 7 years 9 months, no dates
    Miscellaneous
    Ralph Mattingly m. Winifred Higdon 12-29-1788.

    Higdons in St. Mary's Co, MD

    Higdon, Joseph - Aug 1852, GC 2 / 417:

    23 Aug 1852 - Joseph Higdon suffering under great bodily disease. Bequeath to James Henry Baily all property owing to him should he live to the years of maturity as embraced in the will of his father (John Davis). Make and appoint Nocy [Noah] Baily "the gardian [sic] for the same James Henry Bailey until he shall become the age of twenty-one." If said James Henry Bailey dies before he reaches 21, then his Father Nocy Bailey should be sole heir. Witnessed by R. P. Blakistone, Ann Bailey, and Nocy Bailey. Subsequent entries involve Richard P. Blakistone proving the will 23 November 1852, and stating that he had said to the testator that "if he was not of age he could not make a will conveying his lands to when the testator replied that he was of age and that he had voted." That entry also lists the other witnesses as Ann Bailey and Noah Bailey. Then there's an entry noting on 7 Sep 1852, the Orphans court was "satisfied that none of the next of kin of the said deceased resided in St. Marys County," passed an order to place a notice once a week in the Alexandria Gazette, and subsequently admitted the will to probate.

    St. Mary's Beacon Index

    • 10 Sep 1857 - A. F. Higdon, carpenter & builder [notice] V12:35, p2, c6
    • 15 Oct 1868 - Joseph Higdon, voter 3rd E.D.
    • 07 Oct 1869 - Joseph Higdon, voter 3rd E.D.
    • 03 Jul 1873 - Lucy Higdon, marriage to Thomas R. Gardiner, 10th ult., by Rev. Father Linnaban.
    • 12 Oct 1876 - Andrew Higdon, new voter 4th E.D.
    • 05 Apr 1877 - Lewis A. Higdon marriage.
    • 10 Aug 1877 - Joseph Higdon, Flagrante Delicto [newspaper not on microfilm, so who knows?]
    • 20 Sep 1877 - Lewis A. Higdon, new voter 4th E.D.
    • 12 Jun 1879 - Lavina F. Higdon, marriage to Wm. F. Perry 9th inst. by Rev. Father McHugh.
    • 02 Oct 1879 - John T. Higdon, on Committee of Arrangements for Oct 22 Grand Tournament & Ball, Newport, Charles Co.
    • 26 Aug 1880 - Lucy B. Higdon, w/o Lewis A. Higdon, died, age about 20.
    • 23 Sep 1880 - A.F. Higdon and Louis A. Higdon, new voters 3rd E.D. & removed 4th E.D.
    • 11 Jan 1881 {13 Jan} - CAPT Higdon, Briery Branch {editorial}.
    • 14 Jan 1881 {20 Jan} - CAPT Higdon, Briery Branch {editorial}.
    • 20 Jul 1882 - Joseph W. Higdon, voter 3rd E.D.
    • 18 Oct 1883 - Joseph W. Higdon, list of dead voters.
    • 31 Jan 1884 - Alphonso DeWolf Higdon died, s/o A.F. & Mary D. Higdon. Poem.
    • 25 Dec 1886 - B.L. Higdon, juror at trial of John Benjamin Biscoe, "Guilty of murder in the first degree" V47:313, p3, c2

    Marriages & Deaths in St. Mary's Co, MD

    Marriages

    • 1811 - Clare Higdon ml Jesse Carter
    • 5 Apr 1877 [Beacon] - Higdon, Lewis A. m. Lucy Hancock
    • 1879 - Lavina Higdon m. William F. Perry
    • 1880 - A.F. Higdon & Maria Theodosia Guy; wit. Thos. Camalier, Anna Hayden
    • 16 Jan 1883 - Lewis A. Higdon, age 25m widower, engineer, s/o Andrew Francis Higdon, m. Susan Thompson, 22, single d/o Crawford Thompson at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church; wit. Robert Hill, Lucy Ann Bowles
    • 9 Jan 1899 - Lewis Ambrose Higdon, 21 of Charles Co m. Amelia Edwards, 17 of St. Marys Co at Bryantown

    Deaths

    • 22 Jan 1884 - Higdon, Alphonse DeWolf, infant s/o A F. & Mary T. Higdon, d. at Bladensburg, Prince Geo. Co [Beacon 31 Jan]

    Colonial Settlers of St. Clements Bay, St. Marys Co, MD 1634-1780

    Mary Mills b. St. Marys Co., d/o Nicholas Mills & Elizabeth Heard, m. Richard Barron (d. 16 Jul 1733). Next of kin on his inventory are Thomas Barron & Margaret Higdon. Mary Barron wrote will 31 Mar 1734 probated 2 Apr 1734. Named brother James Mills; 5 children: Eleanor & 4 sons.

    Proceedings of the Orphans Court

    • Feb 1801, pg 3 - Court binds Richard Higdon (orphan of John Higdon) to Barnaby McConvill until age of 21 (18 on 25 Feb or Mar). Barnaby McConvill obligates to give 6 mos schooling, find him during his service sufficient accommodations, and at expiration of his service give him Customary Freedom Due and necessaries to set up a trade.
    • Apr 1808, pg 174 - Petition of William Mills, exec. of Joseph Hargis & Josiah Long, adm. of Abednego Higdon. Court appoints Jeremiah Albey & Anthony Simms Jr. to settle accounts.
    • Feb 1806, pg 117 - Abednego Hegdon [sic]; appointment of Josiah Long, court grants letters of adm. for estate of Abednego Higdon, late of St. Marys Co.
    From Chronicles of St. Marys Co
    • 23 Mar 1811 - Abednigo Higdon, dec'd, Josiah Long adm; L 126.13.7, L 96.6.3; equally Josiah Long, Jane Fellows, Richard Higdon, Clare Rock, Clare Higdon d/o Chloe Higdon [p 323]
    • Joseph Higdon owned back part of Calvert Manor, originally called Brotherhood then Old Slye Place at Benedict-Leonardtown

    Higdons in Prince George's Co., MD

    Prince George's County Maryland Indexes of Church Registers

    King George's Parish (Piscataway or St. John's at Broad Creek) -
    • 3 Mar 1765 - Higdon, Eleanor Downing, d/o Benjamin & Ann Higdon
    • 8 Oct 1775 - Higdon, Benjamin Downing, s/o Benjamin & Ann Higdon, p 352
    • 23 Nov 1793 - Higdon, Pheobe Eleanor confirmation
    • 22 Dec 1793 - Higdon, Pheby Eleanor m. to John B. Lambert

    Index to Probate Records of Prince George's County, MD

    • 03 Feb 1795 - Higdon, Benjamin; ex. John S. Higdon.
    • 22 Mar 1796 - Higdon, Benjamin; adm. Bk ST 2, folio 212
    • 12 Apr 1796 - Higdon, Benjamin; adm. Bk ST 2, folio 214
    • 04 Aug 1870 - Higdon, John C.; file 0839

    Marriage Records of Prince George's Co., MD 1777-1836 by Greene

    • 18 Aug 1779 - Higdon, James to Rawlings, Ann
    • 17 Mar 1787 - Higdon, Mary to Mayhew/Mahew, Timothy
    • 11 Oct 1783 - Higdon, Joshua to Roberts, Mary
    • 21 Sep 1793 - Hygdon, Lydia to Wm. Gitling
    • 17 Dec 1793 - Higdon, Phoebe Eleanor to Lambert, John B.
    • 29 Jan 1797 - Higdon, James to Linton, Ann
    • 10 Jun 1797 - Higdon, Thomas to Alby, Ann
    • 27 Apr 1798 - Higdon, Mary Ann to Long, John
    • 14 Dec 1804 - Higdon, Nancy to Jenkins, John
    • 12 Dec 1806 - Higdon, John S. to Beall, Ann E.
    • 24 Aug 1820 - Higdon, Susan to Ward, John

    Higdons listed for Francis Gasch's Sons Funeral Home, Prince George's Co., MD

    • 5 May 1916 - Higdon, ? child; of Mr. Higdon, Brookland NE, DC
    • 26 Aug 1921 - Higdon, John W., husband of Catherine P. Higdon. Notice in Evening Star 26/27 Aug 1921, pg 7 reports died 26 Aug 1921 at residence in Riverdale, MD.
    • 11 Jun 1935 - Higdon, Florence E., mother of William Frank Cumberland. Evening Star 11 Jun 1935 pg A-11. Buried 13 Jun 1935 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
    • 20 Dec 1937 - Higdon, Catherine P., mother of Mrs. Jardine of same address. 212 E. Madison Ave., Riverdale, MD. Evening Star 20 Dec 1937 pg A-12, Buried Arlington National Cemetery.
    Stones & Bones
    • St. Paul's Methodist Church [African American] St. Barnabas Rd. & Tucker Rd. Oxon Hill, MD
      • Rue Higdon, 1900-1943
    • St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery
      • Agnes M (Mary Higdon) Early, 17 Jul 1901-20 Sep 1977

    Higdons in District of Columbia 1800s on

    From "Capitol Overseers & Labourers, November 1795," National Archives
       - Samuel Higdon, overseer; 25 days; 90/0 pence per day; total 4/6/6 pounds

    From Time Rolls, December 1794, National Archives
       - Gustavus Higdon with George Fenwick

    From Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, Washington Parish, 1795-1921, 620 G St. SE

    • May 1807 - Harriet Higdon b. to Thomas & Ann Higdon
    • 11 Aug 1897 - Raymond Wellington Higdon bap., s/o John W. & Mabel Parker Higdon
    • 11 Aug 1897 - Ralph Walton Higdon bap.,   "

    DC Marriages

    From Trinity Church Marriage & Baptism Records 1795-1805
    • 11 Jun 1791 - Baptized Francis Rigdon, born December 21, 1791, of Thomas & Tracy (Lucy) Rigdon, living in George Town; sponsor Arnold Newton, Monica Tinson
    • 26 Dec 1797 - Baptized Elizabeth Young, Natural son [sic] of Racheal Young born Nov 17, 1797; God Mother Elizabeth Young
    • 01 Apr 1799 - Baptized Elizabeh Rigden born January 22, 1799 of Thomas & Lucy Rigden living in George Town; God Mother Mary Richard
    • 24 Aug 1799 - By publications on the 4 August & the three ensuing Sundays were married on ths day day [sic] John Baptist Higdon to Rachel Young, both of George Town - before the witnesses: Robert Young, Frater; Elizabeth Young, Soror
    • 03 Mar 1800 - Baptized Thomas Higdon, born January 23, 1800, of John & Rachel Higden living in George Town; God Mother Elizabeth Young
    • 10 Apr 1803 - Baptized Mary, born February 21, 1802, of John & Rachel Higdon living in George Town; God Mother Teresa Kaderbach(?)
    • Same - Baptized Anne, born January 25, 1802, natural daughter of Elizabeth Young, living in George Town; God Mother Elizabeth Young
    From Baptisms of Trinity Church, Georgetown (Source:
    Georgetown Digital Library) From Deaths of Trinity Church, Georgetown

    From DC Marriage Index (1858-1870; 1877-1885) by Wesley Pippenger and D. Province

    Name Spouse Date Event Book Page
    Higdon, Mary Ann Chambers, William 19 Nov 1867      
    Higden, Eliza Regina Julihn, Magnus L. 08 Feb 1864      
    Higdon, Florence R. Julihn, M. L. 06 Oct 1885 License 20 462

    From District of Columbia Marriage Licenses 1811-58 by W. E. Pippener

    From Washington DC Marriages From 1806 to 1850

    From DC Marriages 1811-1858 abstracted from DC Court Records; notebooks at main DC Library

    DC Marriages from Vital Records cards

    DC Deaths and Wills

    From William King's Mortality Book VI, 1795-1832, Georgetown Furniture & Coffins, by J. Donovan and Carlton Fletcher

    From DC Death Records 8/1/1874 - 7/31/1879 by W. E. Pippenger

    Washington DC Deaths

    Name Race ? Date of Death  Cert. No. Residence Age Birthplace Spouse
    Old Record - Jan 1855 to Aug 1874
    Higdon, John C. 1874-5 18
    Vol 1 - Aug 1874 to Feb 1878
    Higdon, John 1874-5 1340
    Vol 2 - Feb 1878 to Jul 1882
    Higdon, Clara 1878-9 20712
    Vol 4 - 1 Jan 1890 to Aug 1894
    Higdon, Anne B. W 08 Mar 1892 82743 493 G SW 11 MD?
    Higdon, Bertie 1892-3 85527
    Heigdon, Leon 1893 88320
    Heigdon, Mary 1893-4 93272
    Vol 5 - Aug 1894 to 1 Jul 1900
    Higdon, Lewis A. W 20 Aug 1894 97911 9 mos DC
    Higdon, Maggie 1895 103831
    Higdon, Joshua 1896 107514
    Higdon, George 1896-7 111015
    Higdon, Raymond W. W 02 Oct 1897 115759 315 Washington St. Anacostia   1 m/25 DC
    Higdon, Ralph W. W 30 Oct 1897 116031 315 Washington St. Anacostia   3 mos DC
    Higdon, Ada 1898 118500
    Higdon, Horace W 28 Nov 1898 122167 Langdon, DC 5 m/5 d DC
    Higdon, Emma W 21 Jul 1899 123169 305 Monroe St. Anacostia 2 mos. DC
    Higdon, Martha 1899 127055
    Vol 6 - 1 Jul 1900 to 31 Dec 1903
    Higdon, Catharine 01 Jan 1901 134697 1911 New Hampshire NW 83 Ireland single
    Higdon, Lena E. W 13 Mar 1903 147908 30 PA
    Higdon, Benjamin 1903 149879
    Vol 7
    Higdon, Andrew P. W Oct 1904 153803 41 MD
    Higdon, Mary 19-6-7 170197
    Vol 8 - 5 Feb 1909 to 31 Jan 1913
    Higdon, Florence W 13 Mar 1911 197717 Newport, MD 57 MD
    Higdon, James W 29 May 1911 199102 Langdon, DC 11 MD
    Higdon, Margaret W 12 Jun 1911 199305 [remains to 2210 Channing] 65?
    Higdon, Mary Amelia W 10 Sep 1912 207129 Hosp. for Insane 30-4-4 MD
    Higdon, Mary C. 1912-3 207207
    Vol 9
    Higdon, Julian W 10 Feb 1915 221572 1405 S st? 62 VA
    Higdon, Earl W 30 Nov 1914 220317 1160 Neal NE 2 m/4 d DC
    Volume 10 - 3 Feb 1916 to 1 Feb 1919
    Higdon, Frances Anthony W 09 May 1916 229900 3219 12th NE 8 m/24 d DC
    Higdon, Ida W 23 Nov 1918 249013 764 Howard Ave. Anacostia 35? VA
    Hegdon, Richard 1918 249424
    Vol 11 - 2 Feb 1919 to 12 Jan 1924
    Higdon, infant of Sherman A & Gertrude 01 May 1921 265154 2241 Douglas NE 4 hr. DC
    Higdon, Regina E. W C 18 Nov 1922 274494 1630 G SE 5 DC
    Higdon, Mitchell OL 1922-3 275434
    Higdon, Louise W OL 09 Aug 1923 280268 2510 24 st NE 4 DC
    Higdon, Thomas B. W C 12 Dec 1923 282069 2514 22 st NE 54 MD Mary C. Higdon
    Vol 12 - Apr 1924 to Dec 1929
    Higdon, Lucile ElizabethW C 10 Oct 1924 287466 1630 G st. SE 11 MD
    Higdon, Catherine R. W C 07 Apr 1925 290954 1630 G st. SE 33 PA James S. Higdon
    Higdon, Mary W 09 Sep 1925 293778 459 New York Ave NW 46 DC Ernest Higdon
    Higdon, Sarah OL 1926 300369
    Higdon, Francis X. W OL 19 Sep 1928 315572
    Vol 13
    Higdon, Mary C. W IV 07 Mar 1930 326430 1203 6th SE 53 MD Thomas B. Higdon
    Higdon, Mary E. W VII   26 Dec 1931 340035
    Higdon, Mary E. W X 10 Apr 1932 342574 3110 S. Dak NE 41-7MD Joseph Higdon
    Higdon, Margaret SuzanneW II 30 Dec 1932 348114 2209 Channing NE 72-6-4   St. Marys MD Louis Higdon
    Higdon, Lewis A. W VII 02 Dec 1933 355912 2615 22 NE 77 MD (? Baltimore)  Margaret Suzanne Higdon
    Higdon, Harrison C IX 05 Jan 1934 356205
    Higdon, Samuel C VII 09 Dec 1934 363866
    Vol - 14 Jan 1935 to Dec 1939
    Higdon, Contee C VII 28 Jan 1935 365098
    Higdon, Florence E. W 11 Jun 1935 28599* 1304 Channing NE 66 MD
    Higdon, Sarah S. C VII 03 Jun 1936 377020
    Higdon, Clayton W 26 Aug 1936 29788*
    Higdon, Johann W II 13 Aug 1939 403729
    Vol 15 - 1 Jan 1940 to 31 Dec 1943
    Higdon, Paul I W II 16 Aug 1942 429794
    Higdon, Richard C 17 Jun 1943 37824*
    Higdon, Rue E. C VII 02 Sep 1943 439595
    ? unexplained entries in index
    * foreign deaths

    From Index to DC Wills 1921 - 1950

    Name Year Box #
    Higdon, Florence Irene Elizabeth 1936 1297
    Higdon, Mary Catherine 1930 1030
    Higdon, Mary E. 1932 1113
    Higdon, Sherman Andrew 1945 1775

    From District of Columbia Interments (Index to Deaths) 1855-74 by W. E. Pippenger

    Cemeteries

    Rosemont Cemetery (formerly Moore's) by Paul E. Sluby Sr. & Stanton L. Wormley
    Records of Payne's Cemetery by Sluby & Wormley
    No Higdons listed as buried in East Methodist Cemetery, Rock Creek Cemetery 1822-1906, Columbian Harmony Cemetery 1831-1959, Presbyterian Cemetery (Georgetown) 1856-97, or Joseph F. Birch Funeral Home 1847-1938.

    DC Probate Index

    From District of Columbia Probate Index by Weley Pippenger

    • Ann Higdon (X her mark) witness for Joseph Varden. Will 7 Oct 1809; proved 10 Oct 1809.
    • Benjamin Higdon, friend, received 15 shares of Baltimore & Frederick Tpk Rd and 20 shares of Baltimore Union Bank plus lot and houses adjacent to Basil Bowlings (formerly owned by Thomas Duckett) from Nataniel Clagett. Will 21 Nov 1807; proved 1 Feb 1809.
    • William Augustine Washington of DC to son 105 acres called "Johnathan's" purchased by my farther of Higdon. Will 12 Jul 1810; proved 8 Oct 1810.
    • Gustavus Higdon was witness for
      • Walter Adams of DC Will 27 Jun 1810; proved 26 Jan 1811.
      • Thomas Reynolds of DC Will 2 Sep 1820, proved 3 Feb 1825.

    Congressional Cemetery Records

    from Congressional Cemetery website:
    Names Date of detah Location
    Higdon, (Child of J.W.) d. 3 Oct 1897 R56/290
    Higdon, (Child of John W.) d. 22 Aug 1894 R56/290
    Higdon, Barbara Ann d. 8 Mar 1892 R56/290
    Higdon, Catherine R. d. 7 Apr 1925 R98/317
    Higdon, Earl A. d. 8 Oct 1945 R25/49
    Higdon, Lucille E. d. 13 Oct 1924 R98/317
    Higdon, Regina E. d. 20 Nov 1922 R98/318

    Court

    From Proceedings of Orphans Court, Washington Co., DC 1801-1808 by W. E. Pippenger

    Newspaper Abstracts

    Guardianships

    From District of Columbia Guardianship Index 1802-1928 by Wesley Pippenger

    DC Indentures of Apprenticeship

    from District of Columbia Indentures of Apprenticeship 1801 - 1893 by D. S. Provine

    No. 53 (Vol I, 41-42) 19 Aug 1802
    Eleanor Higden/Higdon to Samuel Lewis
    Eleanor Higden, an orphan who will be 13 on next 16 Nov., is apprenticed until age 16 (a6 Nov1 1805), to Samuel Lewis, accountant, and his wife, Tomasann?, to learn plain needlework and housekeeping.

    No. 663 (Vol II, 157-158) 17 Apr 1816
    Thomas Higden/Higdon to Alexander Carmichael
    John B. Higdon of Georgetown apprentices his son, Thomas Higdon, who was 16 last 23 Jan, until age 21, to Alexander Carmichael of Georgetown, to "learn his art, trade or mystery."

    No. 956 (Vol II, 362-363) 10 Nov 1818
    William Higden/Higdon to Ignatius French
    William Higden, an orphan aged 13 last 2 Mar., is apprenticed until age 21, with Ignatius French to learn the trade of lady shoemaker. Ann Higden, mother of apprentice, consents.

    No. 957 (Vol II, 363-364) 12 Oct 1818
    John Higden/Higdon to Ignatius French
    John [B.] Higden of Georgetown appentices his son, John Higden, who on 29 Oct. instant will be 13 years old, until 29 Oct 1826, to learn the trade of lady shoemaking. Includes Joseph Higdon signature.

    No. 1313 (Vol III, 352-354) 5 Feb 1826
    Augustus Higden/Higdon to William Good
    Augustus Higdon, with the consent of his parents, apprentices himself for 6 years, with William Good, to learn the trade of a tobacconist and "segar maker." John B. X Higdon; August X Higdon; William Good; confirmed by 2 justices of the peace for Georgetown on 28 Feb 1826.

    No. 1368 (Vol III, 418) 12 Jun 1826
    Josephine Higden to Leonard Ashton
    Josephine Higden, an orphan aged about 12 on 1 Jan 1826, is apprenticed until age 16 (1 Jan 1830), to Leonard Ashton.


    Baltimore

    City Directories

    1812
    • No entry
    1814 and 1815
    • Higdon, Richard 28 Hanover St., tailor
    1816
    • Higdon, Richard 29 Hanover St.
    1817 and 1819
    • Higdon, Richard 30 Hanover St.
    1823
    • Higdon, Ralph. brickmaker, Hill, S side W of Sharp
    1824
    • No entry
    1827 Matchett's
    • Aldridge & Higdon, dry goods merchants, 17l 1/2 Baltimore
    1829 Matchett's
    • Aldridge, Higdon & Co. importers of dry goods, 171 1/2 W Baltimore st [pg 5]
    • Aldridge Andrew, of the firm of Aldridge and Co. dw 121 Hanover st
    1831
    • Higdon Ralph, fisherman, Hill st near Sharp
    1833 Matchett's
    • Aldridge Higdon & Co. importers of dry goods, 12 s Charles st [pg 10]
    • Aldridge —— , firm of do. dw 121 Hanover st
    1835 Matchett's
    • Aldridge Andrew, 34 s Howard st [pg 27]
    • Aldridge, Higdon, b, Co. importers dry goods, 12 n Charles stt
    • Aldridge Andrew, firm do dw corner Howard and Lombard sts
    1837 Matchett's
    • Aldridge Andrew, Charles st near Franklin
    • Aldridge, Higdon & Co. importers of British dry goods, 14 s Charles st
    1840
    • Higdon Benjamin D from Aldridge, Higdon & Co. cor Mulberry
    1842 Matchett's
    • Higdon Ralph, labourer, Eutaw st n of Ostend
    • Higdon Thomas, shingle shaver, Gould's court n of Montgomery st w of Light
    1845 Wholesale Business Directory & Business Circular
    • Aldridge, Higdon & Co.. importers of British dry goods, 5 German st. [pg 22]
    • Higdon Ralph, fisherman, 107 Hill st. [pg 69]
    1847-8 Matchett's
    • Aldridge, Higdon & Co. im. of British dry goods & com merchants, 5 German st [pg 16]
    • Aldridge Andrew, dw corner Hamilton and Charles sts
    • Higden Wm. J. painter, Harford avenue [pg 515]
    • Higdon T. & Brothers, chair makers, 91 Harrison st
    • Higdon T. dw 58 e Lombard st
    1851 pg 126
    • Higdon Baptist, fisher, Hamburg n Ostend
    • Higdon Henry, shingle shaver, Eutaw n Estend
    • Higdon Sylvester, chair maker, Eager st e York av
    • Higdon Thos, fisher, 288 S Charles
    • Higdon Thos, chair maker, 63 Mullikin
    • Higdon, Wm. J. painter, 91 n Gay st. dw 202 Harford av
    1853-4 Matchett's pg 144
    • Higdon Baptist, fisher, Eutaw st s of West
    • Higdon Ralph, fisher, s extremity Eutaw st
    • Higdon Sylvester, chair maker, Orb al
    • Higdon Thomas C. chair maker, 63 Mullikin
    1855-6 Matchett's pg 155
    • Higdon Baptist, fisher, 389 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Thos. C , chair maker, 113 Mullikin
    • Higdon Wm. H. fisher, 393 s Eutaw
    • Aldridge Andrew, (A. Higdon & Co.) h 124 n Charles
    • Aldridge, Higdon & Co, importers British dry goods, 5 German
    1856-7 Wood's
    • Aldridge, Higdon & Co. importers British dry goods, 5 German
    1856-7
    • Higdon Baptist, fisherman, 393 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Raphael, fisherman, 363 Ostend
    • Higdon Rebecca, tailoress, 2 McKim
    • Higdon Thos, Goodman al
    • Higdon Thos C. chair maker, 113 Mullikin
    • Higdon Wm. H. fisherman, 387 s Eutaw
    1858-9 pg 158
    • Higdon Alexander B. laborer, bds 412 West
    • Higdon Baptist, laborer, h 412 West
    • Higdon Ralph, laborer, bds West n Weaver
    • Higdon Sylvester, chair maker, h 106 Green Mount av
    • Higdon Thomas, chair maker, h 244 E Baltimore
    • Higdon Thomas, fisherman, Goodman's al nr Cross
    • Higdon William H., fisherman, h 387 s Eutaw
    1858-9 West's pg 212
    • Higdon Alexander, fisherman, 412 West
    • Higdon Raphael, fisherman, 388 West
    • Higdon Sylvester, 106 Green Mount av
    • Higdon Thom. C., chair maker, 244 e Baltimore
    • Higdon Thomas, fisherman, Goodman al near Cross
    1860-1 pg 179
    • Higdon Baptist, fisherman, 393 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Sylvester, chair maker, h 106 Greenmount av
    • Higdon Thomas, chair maker, 120 e Lombard
    • Higdon Thomas, fisherman, 80 Goodman al nr Cross
    • Higdon Wesley, painter, 120 e Lombard
    • Higdon Wm. H., tavern, 387 s Eutaw
    1864 pg 184
    • Higdon Alexander B. fisherman, 393 West
    • Higdon Baptist, fisherman 393 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Henry, fisherman, 387 s Exeter
    • Higdon James, soldier, 412 West
    • Higdon John H. soldier, 263 West
    • Higdon Joseph, fisherman, 412 West
    • Higdon Mrs. Harriet, 412 West
    • Higdon Robert, soldier, 412 West
    • Higdon Thomas, carter, 263 West
    1865-6 pg 194
    • Higdon Alexander B. fisherman, 393 West
    • Higdon Baptist, fisherman 393 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Henry, fisherman, 387 s Eutaw
    • Higdon James, soldier, 406 West
    • Higdon Joseph, fisherman, 406 West
    • Higdon Mary E. saleswoman, 115 n Gay
    • Higdon Mrs. Harriet, 412 West
    • Higdon Robert, soldier, West betw Russell and Eutaw
    • Higdon Thomas, soldier, 115 n Gay
    • Higdon Thomas, fisherman, 358 Ostend
    1866-7 pg 241
    • Higdon Alex. B. fisherman, 408 West
    • Higdon Baptist, fisherman 377 s Eutaw
    • Higdon James, fisherman, 410 West
    • Higdon John W. laborer, 43 e Eager
    • Higdon John H. carter, 98 Goodman al
    • Higdon Joseph, laborer, 377 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Rebecca, 15 Choptank
    • Higdon Robt. fisherman, 406 West
    • Higdon Wm. fisherman, 387 s Eutaw
    1867-8 pg 237
    • Higdon Alex B. fisherman, 393 West
    • Higdon Henry, fisherman, 383 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Jas, fisherman, 404 West
    • Higdon John, laborer, 43 e Eager
    • Higdon John H. carter, 358 Ostend
    • Higdon John, driver, 368 Ostend
    • Higdon Joseph, laborer, 360 Ostend
    • Higdon Rob't, fisherman, 390 West
    • Higdon Thos. C. chair maker, 11 s Central av
    • Higdon Thos. fisherman, 358 Ostend
    1870-1 pg 275
    • Higdon Alexander B. fisherman, Stockholm nr Eutaw
    • Higdon Baptist, fisherman, 401 s Eutaw
    • Higdon James, fisherman, 410 West
    • Higdon John W. laborer, 43 e Eager
    • Higdon Joseph, laborer, 401 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Rebecca, 15 s Choptank
    • Higdon Robert, fisherman, 406 West
    • Higdon Thomas, laborer, 291 s Charles
    • Higdon Thos. C. chairmaker, 11 s Central av
    1871-2 pg 278
    • Higdon Alexander B. fisherman, Stockholm nr Eutaw
    • Higdon Baptist, fisherman, 412 West
    • Higdon John H. laborer, 244 Cross
    • Higdon John W. laborer, 43 e Eager
    • Higdon Jos. laborer, 401 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Rebecca, 485 e Baltimore
    • Higdon Robt, fisherman, 408 West
    • Higdon Thom. laborer, 244 Cross
    • Higdon Thos. C. chairmaker, 44 Jackson
    1875-6 pg 268
    • Higdon Alexander B. fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    • Higdon George, fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Henry, fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    • Higdon James, lab, 40 Wyeth
    • Higdon John H. lab, 119 Leadenhall
    • Higdon Joseph, lab, 6 Stockholm
    • Higdon Thomas, fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Thos. jr lab, 112 Leadenhall
    • Higdon Wm. fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    1876-7 pg 289
    • Higdon Alexander B. fisherman, 354 s Eutaw
    • Higdon George, fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Henry, fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    • Higdon James, lab, 40 Wyeth
    • Higdon John W. car inspector, Washington nr Chas
    • Higdon Joseph, lab. 413 s Eutaw
    • Higdon Robert, fisherman, 378 West
    • Higdon Thomas, fisherman, 161 n Paca
    • Higdon Thomas, fishermen, 291 s Charles
    • Higdon Wm. fisherman, 399 s Eutaw
    1881
    • Alex B. Higdon fisherman, 138 Ridgely
    • Alex B. Higdon jr. machinist, 138 Ridgely
    • George W. Higdon lab. 401 s Eutaw
    • Jas. Higdon lab. 40 Wyeth
    • Jas. R. Higdon lab. 138 Ridgely
    • John H. Higdon lab. 291 s Charles
    • John W. Higdon car insp'r 6 e Federal
    • Joseph Higdon lab. 399 s Eutaw
    • Robt. Higdon lab. 401 s Eutaw
    • Thos. Higdon jr. lab. 291 s Charles
    • Thos. Higdon fisherman, 291 s Charles
    • Thos C. Higdon chairmkr, 365 n Central av
    • Thos F. Higdon farmer, 365 n Central av
    • Wm. Higdon fisherman 6 Stockholm
    1890
    • Alex Higdon machinist 1730 Hanover
    • Baptiste Higdon mariner 1241 s Eutaw
    • Jas Higdon glassblower 1233 s Eutaw
    • Jas A Higdon laborer 624 Wyeth
    • Jas R Higdon glassblower 1233 s Eutaw
    • John H Higdon laborer 17 e Williamson alley
    • John T Higdon laborer 328 e Winder
    • Joseph Higdon laborer 1223 s Eutaw
    • Robt Higdon fisherman 1233 s Eutaw
    • Thos Higdon huckster 919 s Charles
    • Thos Higdon, jr huckster 919 s Charles
    • Thos E Higdon saloon near s end Harman's Bridge
    • Wm Higdon tinner 17 e Williamson alley
    • Wm H Higdon glassblower 1241 s Eutaw
    1891
    • Alex Higdon, mach, 704 w Ostend
    • Alex Higdon, mariner, 1577 Ridgely
    • Aug Higdon, fisherman, 1233 Eutaw
    • Baptise Higdon, mariner, 1241 Eutaw
    • Edwd Higdon, lab, South Balto
    • Elijah Higdon, driver, 616 Wyeth
    • Florence M Higdon, boarding, 325 St. Paul
    • Frank H Higdon, lab, South Balto
    • Jas Higdon, lab, 616 Wyeth
    • Jas A Higdon, lab, 1233 s Eutaw
    • Jas R Higdon, glassblwr, 1577 Ridgely
    • Jas T Higdon, driver, 616 Wyeth
    • John H Higdon, lab, 919 s Charles
    • John T Higdon, driver, 210 e Barney
    • Jos Higdon, lab, 1223 s Eutaw
    • Robt Higdon, fisherman, 1223 s Eutaw
    • Thos Higdon, lab, 917 s Charles
    • Thos Higdon jr, lab, 917 s Charles
    • Thos E Higdon, lab, South Balto
    • Thos F Higdon, mach, 1223 n Washington
    • Wm Higdon, tinner, 919 s Charles
    • Wm H Higdon, glassblwr, 1241 s Eutaw

    Marriages (1852-60) and Index of Obituaries & Marriages (various) in the Baltimore Sun by F. P. O'Neill

    • 12 Jun 1838 - Elenora Higdon m. F. H. Clements [15 Jun; 2]
    • 11 Feb 1839 - Lydia A. Higdon m. Robert Gabel [13 Feb; 2] {both of this city...by Rev. Dr. Roberts}
    • 10 Dec 1846 - Sylvester Higdon m. Rebecca Edwards [12 Dec; 2]
    • 06 Jun 1852 - Higdon, Andrew F. to Thomas, Elizabeth Ann [7 Jun; 2]
    • 05 Jun 1856 - Higden, Alexander to Allison, Ann Eliza [7 Jun; 2]{from Thomas Hollowak book}
    • 10 Apr 1863 - Mary Jane (Mrs.) Higdon d. [11 Apr]
    • 06 Feb 1865 - Mary A. Higdon m. Hartman, George H. [11 Feb]
    • 28 Feb 1865 - Robert Higdan [sic] m. Reesides, Annie [11 Mar]
    • 22 Sep 1866 - Elizabeth Higdon, age 55 yrs, d. [24 Sep; 2B]
    • 28 Feb 1867 - Mary E. Higdon, m. Lee Charles T. [5 Mar; 2C]
    • 20 Aug 1867 - Harry Herbert Higdon, age 1 yr 3 mos, d. [21 Aug; 2B]
    • 28 Feb 1867 - Mary E. Higdon m. Charles T. Lee [5 Mar; 2C]
    • 13 Jul 1868 - Leah Higdon m. John T. Hilton [17 Jul; 2B]
    • 18 Nov 1869 - Mary E. Higdon m. Simmons, Richard L. [22 Nov; 2C]
    • 11 Dec 1869 - Mary Isabella Higdon, age 25 yrs, d. [13 Dec; 2C]
    • 23 Mar 1871 - Robert W. Higdon, age 5, d. [25 Mar; 2C]
    • 28 Apr 1871 - Joseph Henry Higdon d. [1 May; 2C]
    • 21 May 1871 - Harriet Higdon, age 68, d. [23 May; 2B]
    • 27 Nov 1872 - Joseph Higdon m. Mrs. Margaret Turner [2 Dec; 2C]
    • 17 Jul 1873 - Nancy Higdon, age 9 mos d. [18 Jul; 2B]
    • 17 Aug 1873 - Thomas Higdon m. Sarah E. Fithian [19 Aug; 2B]
    • 06 Mar 1877 - William Higdon (3 yrs) d. of burns [6 Mar; 4C]
    • 08 Apr 1878 - Ann Higdon (24 yrs), d. [9 & 10 Apr, 2B]
    Other Baltimore Marriages
    • 23 May 1797 - Jane Higdon m. Edward Fellers, St. Paul's, Baltimore
    • 09 Nov 1933 - Ethel E Higdon m. Daniel Fisher III, Baltimore Baltimore

    Baltimore Obituaries

    • Higdon, Sallie - d. 16 Jan 1921, Sallie, wife of Charles E. Higdon, aged 62 years, 7 mos, and 11 days.
    • HIGDON - On April 3, 1948, at Tsintao, China, SERGT. ROBERT L., beloved son of William H. and Florgence L. Higdon, of 2931 Westwood avenue.
         Friends may call at William J. Tickner & Sons, North and Pennsylvania, after 6 P. M. on Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 A. M. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery [Baltimore].
    • HIGDON - On May 5, 1948, MYRTLE M. (nee Cassell), beloved wife of James A. Higdon, of Point Pleasant, Anne Arundel county, Maryland.
         Funeral from the home of her brother, Albert McKinley Cassell, 2813 East Madison street, on Monday at 3 P. M. Interment in Parkwood Cemetery.
    • Robert J. Higdon [May 1949] - Robert J. Higdon, a retired patrolman, collapsed over the wheel of his automobile yesterday afternoon at Edmonson avenue and Cooks lane and was pronounced dead at the West Baltimore General Hospital.
         He had been 23 years on the police force, appointed October 28, 1925, and retired January 13, 1949, because of a heart condition. He was 55.
         Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Higdon; a son, Robert Higdon; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Wiessner; and one grandson, all of Baltimore.
         Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday at the home.
    • Higdon, Thomas Eugene [Southern Maryland Times, 11 Jan 1951] - Funeral services were held recently at St. Francis Xavier Church for Thomas Eugene Higdon of Indian Head who died at Eudawood Sanitorium in Baltimore.
         Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery near Baltimore.
         Born and reared in Charles County, he deceased was one of Indian Head's oldest residents. He retired from employment at the Naval Powder Factory some years ago.
         He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Higdon, and the following Children: Thomas C. Higdon, W. Eugen Higdon, Miss Marie Higdon, Mrs. Agnes Kelser, Mrs. Kellie Bowler, Mrs. Katherine Taylor, James E. Higdon; two sistems, Mrs. William J. Mattingly of Indian Head and Richard Wright [sic] of Marbury and two brothers, Alonzo Higdon and Francis Higdon, and a number of grandchildren.
    • HIGDON [Baltimore Sun 11 Mar 1957] - On Saturday, March 8, 1957, DR. THOMAS LAWSON HIGDON, beloved husband of Ella Norris Higdon, father of Mrs. F. Freeman tippett, Miss Eleanor B. and Thomas L. Higdon.
         Remains restsing at the Arehart Funeral Home, Inc., La Plata, Md., until Tuesday, March 12, at 9:30 A.M. Mass will be offered at Holy Ghost Church, Issue, Md., at 10 A.M. Interment in St. Mary's Newport. Prayers Monday at 7:30 P.M.
    • HIGDON [9 Jul 1960; Baltimore Sun 9 Jul 1960] - On July 9, 1960, WINNIE EDNA, of Queenstown, Md., wife of the late Frank H. Higdon, and beloved mother of Mrs. Edna Price, Queenstown.
         Funeral services on Tuesday, 2 P.M., Barton Bros. Chapel, Centreville, Md. Interment in Chesterfield Cemetery.
    • HIGDON [7 Jun 1968; Baltimore Sun 9 Jun 1968] - On June 7, 1968, JOHN B. SR. of 3811 Monterey road, beloved husband of Mary E. Higdon (nee Gladfelter), devoted father of Mrs. Dollie Hardesty, Mr. Carroll B. Higdon, and Mr. John B. Higdon Jr., devoted stepfather of Mr. Nelson M. Zirkler and Mrs. Doris M. Hartje and devoted brother of Mrs. Madeline Koontz. Also survived by thirteen grandhchildren.
         Services at the Leonard J. Buck Funeral Home, Inc., 5305 Harford road (at Echodale avenue), on Tuesday at 8:15 A.M. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard's Church at 9 A.M. Interment in New Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and-
         John B. Higdon, Sr.
         A requiem mass for John B. Higdon, Sr., a clerk for 52 years with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, will be celebrated at 9 A.M. in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 928 Gorsuch avenue. Burial will be in the New Cathedral Cemetery.
         Mr. Higdon, who was 69, died Friday at Maryland General Hospital after a short illness. He was a Navy veteran of World War I, serving as a seaman on the U.S.S. Nevada.
         Born in Queenstown, he moved to Baltimore at an early age and attended St. Mary's Star of the Sea Parochial School and Baltimore Polytechnica Institute. He lived at 3811 Monterey road.
         He was a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Baltimore Lodge 70. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Parkville American Legion Post 183, and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
         Survivors include his wife, the former Mary E. Gladfelter; a sister, Mrs. Madeline Koontz, a daughter, Mrs. Dollie Hard-... Carroll B. Higdon, and John B. Higdon, all of Baltimore; a stepson, Nelson M. Zirkler, Jr. of Whittier, Cal; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Doris M. Hartje of Woodland Hills, Cal., and thirteen grandchildren.
         HIGDON - Baltimore Lodge No. 70, Loyal Order of Moose, regrets to announce the death of Brother John B. Higdon. Joseph H. Kramer, Governor.
    • HIGDON [15 Mar 1969; Baltimore Sun 16 Mar 1959] - On March 15, 1959, OAKLEY KERSEY, of Queenstown, Md., son of Mars. Winnie E. and the late Frank H. Higdon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17 at 3 P.M., at Barton Bros. Funeral Chapel, Centerville, Md. Interment in Chesterfield, Centerville, Md.
    • HIGDON, William H. [20 Feb 1977; Baltimore Sun 21 Feb 1977] - Funeral services for William H. Higdon, a retired boilermaker, will be held at 1 P. M. today at the McCully funeral establishment, 237 East Patapsco avenue.
         Mr. Higdon, who was 91 and lived at 2106 Sideny avenue, died Friday at a nursing home after a long illness.
         Before his retirement 36 years ago, he had worked for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for many years and before that for the Barlett Hayward Company.
         A native of Queenstown, Md., who had come to Baltimore as a youth, he kep an interest in fishing and crabbing and made his own crab netting.
    • HIGDON, Robert [17 Apr 1977; Baltimore Sun 18 Apr] - Robert G. Higdon, the present of Higdon Typewriter and Supply Company, died yesterday at St. Agnes Hospital after an illness of six weeks.
         Funeral services for Mr. Higdon, who was 57 and lived at 408 Montrose avenue in Catonsville, will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday at the West Baltimore United Methodist Church, Charing Cross road and Greenwich avenue.
         He had been associated for many years with the typewriter firm that was started 60 years ago by his father.
         A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Catonsville High School, he served in the Army during World War II.
         Mr. Higdon belonged to the Concordia Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.
         A member of the board of the Silver Cross Home, he also belonged to the Catonsville Rotary Club, the Grachur Club, the Sales Promotion Club and the Executives Association of Baltimore.
         He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Crawl; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Morgan, of Severna Park, Mrs. Vivian Seaman , of New Windsor, Md., and Margaret Higdon, of Catonsville; two brothers, Edgar Higdon, of Catonsville, and William Seaman, of Ilion, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
    • HIGDON, William [10 Dec 1980; News American 14 Dec 1980] - Services for William Higdon, 81, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at McCully Funeral Home of South Baltimore, 130 E. Fort Ave. He died of pneumonia Wednesday at Mercy Hospital.
         A lifelong south Baltimore resident, Mr. Higdon most recently resided on Fort Avenue in Locust Point.
         He worked as a tractor-trailer driver for Maryland Container Corp. for 20 years before he retired in 1965. Mr. Higdon received several company citations for his clean driving record. Earlier, he worked as a packer for the new-defunct Heintze Meat Co. for 30 years.
         He served with the 2nd Signal Corps of the Army during World War II.
         Mr. Higdon was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time.
         He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn, of Baltimore, and a sister, Alice McCracken, of Glen Burnie.
         Burial will be in Baltimore National Cemetery.
    • HIGDON, Laura Belle [Baltimore Sun 29 Apr 1985] - Services for Laura Belle Higdon, a Sunday school teacher for many years, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Barton funeral etablishment in Queenstown.
         Mrs. Higdon, who was 89 and lived in Queenstown, died Saturday at Easton's Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months.
         She taught Sunday school classes for many years at Calvary United Methodist Church in Queenstown.
         The former Laura Belle Sparks was a ative of Carmichael. Her husband, Charles Cockey Higdon, who was a waterman and shipyard worker, died in 1947.
         She is survived by a daughter Belle Austin, of Elizabethtown, N.J.; two sons George C. Higdon, of Queenstown, and V. Lee Higdon, of Centreville; a sister, Evelyn Evert, of San Diego; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

    Deaths Baltimore City Death Index, Maryland State Archives:
    • 1875-1880, MSA S 1483
      • Ann Higdon 1877/05/09 17443 CR 48,050.
      • Annie Higdon 1878/04/08 24443 CR 48,052.
      • George Higdon 1875/02/16 01024 CR 48,045.
      • Maggie Higdon 1879/07/08 33370 CR 48,055.
    • 1943-1949, MSA S 1483
      • Annie Higdon 1943/11/23 G 10475 CR 48,268.
      • Charles R. Higdon 1946/04/24 G 39665 CR 48,278.
      • Earl J. Higdon 1949/02/12 G 71505 CR 48,286.
      • Fannie Higdon 1948/07/15 G 65070 CR 48,285.
      • Girl Higdon 1948/10/30 G 68296 CR 50,227.
      • John E. Higdon 1943/03/27 G 02673 CR 48,265.
      • John T. Higdon 1948/02/07 G 59962 CR 48,284.
      • Lydia Jane Higdon 1948/05/03 G 62886 CR 48,285.
      • Mary T. Higdon 1944/02/05 G 13882 CR 48,269.
      • Minnie Higdon 1944/11/03 G 22293 CR 48,271.
      • Myrtle M. Higdon 1948/05/05 G 63019 CR 48,285.
      • Robert J. Higdon 1949/05/16 G 74432 CR 48,287.
      • Rosalie A. Higdon 1945/08/02 G-31288 CR 48,275.
      • William F. Higdon, Jr.1947/08/23 G 54557 CR 48,282.
      • William H. Higdon, Sr.1943/01/21 G 00239 CR 48,264.
    • 1905-1942
      1905 - 1908 illegible
      • Higdon, Beulah L. 3/12/1910 C-31151
      • Higdon, Mary Ann 11/30/1910 C-38580
      • Higgon, Boniface 5/21/1911 C-43884
      • Higdon, Amanda M. 6/22/1912 C-55019
      • Higdon, Mary E. 2/11/1913 C-61221
      • Higdon, Anna R. 11/19/1915 C-89801
      • Higdon, William H. 4/28/1915 C-84929
      • Higdon, Charlotte 3/3/1916 C-92870
      • Higdon, Edwin 7/19/1916 C-96704
      • Higdon, Sarah E. 4/1/1918 D-14927
      • Higdon, Alexander 2/9/1918 City Hospital --30848
      • Higdon, Cecelia 10/18/1918 D-22839
      • Higdon, Thomas 7/14/1919 D-33516
      • Higdon, Mary 10/27/1919 D-36216
      • Higdon, James A. 9/19/20 D-46659
      • Higdon, Francis W. 1/22/1922 D-60571
      • Higdon, John H. 2/13/24 D-83875
      • Higden, James R. 6/30/25 D-99966
      • Higden, George 3/13/1925 D-96269
      • Higdon, Florence P. 3/28/1925 D-96808
      • Higdon, Margaret C. 11/27/1926 E-13648
      • Higdon, Thomas 11/27/1927 E-27936
      • Higdon, Helen V. 3/08/1929 E-43849
      • Higdon, Edward V. 4/08/1929 E-44911
      • Higdon, Elizabeth E. 1/18/1929 E-41798
      • Higdon, Joseph 5/21/1931 E-69029
      • Higdon, Hilda 4/12/1931 E-67736
      • Higdon, William 4/5/1932 E-77428
      • Higdon, Ralph 10/22/1933 E-04626
      • Higdon, Frances D. 5/14/1834 F-01399
      • Higdon, Mary J. 2/13/1935 F-09646
      • Higdon, Thomas 1/19/1937 F-31428
      • Higdon, Alice T. 4/11/1940 F-68279
      • Higdon, William H. 11/23/1942 F-97915
      • Higdon, Lillian E. 6/6/1942 F-92907
      • Higdon, Alexander 4/14/42 F-91256
      • Higdon, Edward 2/16/42 F-89291
    From Baltimore City Deaths & Burials 1834-40 by Henry Peden Jr.
    • Higdon, Mary - age about 20 or 24, died of decline; buried "free" in Cathedral Cemetery on Nov. 11, 1837

    Obituaries

    South Md. Times, 11 Jan 1951
      Thomas Eugene Higdon Funeral services were held recently at St. Francis Xavier Church for Thomas Eugene Higdon of Indian Head who died at Eudawood Sanitorium in Baltimore.
      Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery near Baltimore.
      Born and reared in Charles County, the deceased was one of Indian Head's oldest residents. He retired from employment at the Naval Powder Factory some years ago.
      He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Higdon, and the following children: Thomas C. Higdon, W. Eugene Higdon, Miss Marie Higdon, Mrs. Agnes Keiser, Mrs. Kellie Bowler, Mrs. Katherine Taylor, James E. Higdon; two sisters, Mrs. William J. Mattingly of Indian Head and Richard Wright of Marbury and two borthers, Alonzo Higdon and Francis Higdon, and a number of grandchildren.

    Baltimore Sun, 21 Feb 1977
      Funeral services for William H. Higdon, a retired boilermaker, will be held at 1 P. M. todya at the McCully funeral establishment, 237 East Patapsco avenue.
      Mr. Higdon, who was 91 and lived at 2106 Sideny avenue, died Friday at a nursing home after a long illness.
      Before his retirement 36 years ago, he had worked for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for many years and before that for the Barlett Hayward Company. A native of Queenstown, Md., who had come to Baltimore as a youth, he kep an interest in fishing and crabbing and made his own crab netting.
      He is survived by his wife, the former Minnie W. Rixsie; three daughters, Audrey Higdon, of Baltimore, Mrs. Hilda Baker of Baltimore Highlands, and Mrs. Norma Turlis, of Bridgeport, Conn.; three sons Raymond, Carroll and Franklin Higdon, all of Glen Burnie; a sister, Mrs. Amelia Kaplan, of Glen Burnie; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

    Baltimore Sun 29 Apr 1985
      Services for Laura Belle Higdon, a Sunday school teacher for many years, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Barton funeral etablishment in Queenstown.
      Mrs. Higdon, who was 89 and lived in Queenstown, died Saturday at Easton's Memorial Hospital after an illness of several months.
      She taught Sunday school classes for many years at Calvary United Methodist Church in Queenstown.
      The former Laura Belle Sparks was a ative of Carmichael. Her husband, Charles Cockey Higdon, who was a waterman and shipyard worker, died in 1947.
      She is survived by a daughter Belle Austin, of Elizabethtown, N.J.; two sons George C. Higdon, of Queenstown, and V. Lee Higdon, of Centreville; a sister, Evelyn Evert, of San Diego; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

    Baltimore Sun 16 Mar 1959
      HIGDON - On March 15, 1959, OAKLEY KERSEY, of Queenstown, Md., son of Mars. Winnie E. and the late Frank H. Higdon.
      Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17 at 3 P.M., at Barton Bros. Funeral Chapel, Centerville, Md. Interment in Chesterfield, Centerville, Md.

    Cemeteries

    Mt. Olivet Cemetery Caretaker Records compiled by J. J. Winterbottom
    • Lot 379-A; owned by Harriot Higdon
      • Child - 28 May 1858
      • Wm. T. Higdon - 28 Oct 1863
      • M. C. Higdon - 13 Feb 1869
      • Child - 11 Jul 1869
      • Wife of Jos. Higdon - 11 Dec 1869
      • Child of Jos. Higdon - 15 Nov 1869
      • Child - 24 Mar 1871
      • Robert Higdon - 2 Jul 1880
      • Mary Higdon - 27 Jul 1880
      • Harriet Higdon - 21 May 1871
      • Jos. Higdon (no date given)
      • Ralph Higdon - 6 Jun 1858
    • Lot 446-A; Mary Stevens
      • Elizabeth Higdon - 18 Jul 1873
    • Lot 378-A; Thomas Higdon
      • Child - 7 Aug 1857
      • Amanda Taylor - 19 Jun 1858
      • Alelia Taylor - 14 Jan 1858
      • Wm. Taylor - 4 Jun 1858
      • Ann Taylor - 28 Dec 1863
      • Willie Higdon - 30 Jul 1868
      • Elizabeth Taylor- 21 Oct
    • Lot 466A; Elizabeth Allison
      • George Higdon - 27 Nov 1856
      • Alexander Higdon - 9 Apr 1857
      • Child - 5 Jun 1870
      • Child of J. B. Higdon - 24 Mar 1877
      • Baptist Higdon - 7 Dec 1891
    • Lot 462D; Robert Higdon
      • Wm. (Sommers) - 25 Nov 1896
      • Ide Reeside - 31 Dec 1901
      • Annie E. Higdon - 11 Feb 1908
      • Robert Higdon - 29 Oct 1908
      • Wm. T. Reeside - 5 Oct 1925
    • Lot 34B; Saml. Haslan & John Peddicord
      • Ernestine Higdon - 30 Jul 1954
    • Lot 71D; James Kidwell
      • John L. Higdon - 3 Apr 1890
      • Lewisa [sic] Higdon (no date given)
    • Lot 506D; Eliza Higdon
      • Eliza Higdon - 26 Feb 1914
    • Lot 129E; multiple
      • John H. Higdon - 18 Feb 19(2)4
      • Eliz. E. Higdon - 21 Jan 1929
    • Lot 171F; multiple
      • Annie Higdon - 27 Nov 1943
    • Lot 174F; Lucy Burch, Hester S. McCullough, Wm. H. Higdon
      • Annie Higdon - 9 Dec 1913, d. 8 Dec
      • W. H. Higdon - 8 Apr 1921
    • Lot 233F; multiple
      • F(illegible) Higdon - 31 Oct 1912
      • (Fannie) Higdon (no date given)
    • Lot 187I; Alexander Higdon
      • Ann E. Higdon - 10 May 1877
      • Howard Higdon - 20 May 1886
    • Lot 237I; Elizabeth Carson
      • Lottie Higdon - 12 Feb 1898
      • Stillborn of Mary & Edwd. Higdon - 20 Feb 1914
    • Lot 266I; Geo. W. Higdon
      • Mary E. Higdon - 18 Mar 1881
      • Lydia Jane Higdon - 5 May 1948
    • Lot 113J; John Gable, Mrs. Margaret Fritz
      • Ella Higdon - 12 Nov 1885
    • Lot 232J; Ann E. Higdon
      • Alex B. & Harry Higdon - 8 Aug 1892
      • Child of Higdon - 5 Jan 1895
      • Infant of Minni & Jos. Higdon - 23 Dec 1895
      • Stillborn - 1 Oct 1898
      • Stillborn of J. R. Higdon - 5 Feb 1900
      • Infant of Minnie Higdon - 5 Feb 1900
      • Stillborn of Minnie Higdon - 10 Feb 1902
      • Alexander B. Higdon - 29 Sep 1898, disinterred
      • Stillborn of J. R. & M. Higdon - 18 Jan 1904
      • Annie E. Higdon - 24 Sep 1906, disinterred
      • Geo. Allison - 2(9) Nov 1907
      • Infant of Minnie Higdon - 21 Feb 1910
      • Sarah V. Wingate - 14 Feb 1912
      • Stillborn of J. R. &l Annie Higdon - 20 Jul 1916
      • Beulah Higdon - 14 Mar 1910
      • Alexander Higdon - 11 Mar 1918
      • Ambrose Wingate - 22 Jul 1922
      • Belle Lee - 13 Apr 1925
      • Edw. Lee - 4 Aug 1928
      • Annie E. & Alex B. Higdon - 1 Dec 1925, moved to Lot 9K
      • Luzetta Zimmerman - 7 Nov 1933
      • Jos. Zimmerman - 31 Jul 1934
    • Lot 283J; Edw. L. Hill
      • Thos. P. Higdon - 28 Apr 1894
      • Nancy Higdon - 4 Aug 1894
    • Lot 9K; Sarah R. Duff
      • Anne E. Higdon - 24 Sep 1906 from 232J
      • Alex B. Higdon - 29 Sep 1898 from 232J, moved 1 Dec 1925
      • William H. Duff - 25 Apr 1923
      • Sarah R. Duff - 25 Feb 1950
      • Others: Duff, Zimmerman, Smith
    • Lot 78O; James A. Kerr, Elizabeth Laura Mitchel, Thos. Higdon
      • Sarah E. Higdon - 3 Apr 1918
      • Thos. Higdon - 30 Nov 19(2)7
    • Lot 99O; Jos. Higdon, W(m) Higdon, others
      • Annie R. Higdon - 22 Nov 1915, buried in 139O
      • Annie R. Higdon, disinterred & reinterred - 25 Nov 1915
      • Jas. R. Higdon - 1 Dec 1904
      • Elijah Higdon - 26 Feb 1934
      • Jos. Higdon - 25 May 1931
    • Lot 103O; single graves
      • Cecelia Higdon - 19 Oct 1918
    • Lot 114O; Hugo O. Heubner
      • Hilda L. Higdon - 14 Apr 1931
    • Lot 134O; multiple
      • Mary C. Higdon - 12 Feb 1913
    Greenmount Cemetery Lotholders lists B. D. Higdon, Area G, Lot 98 A 427

    Baltimore Patriot Advertisements

    • 8 Jul 1814 (Vol 4, Issue 4, pg 3)
      WANTED
      An Apprentice to the Tailoring Business, of from 13 to 15 years of age, who has been rasised in a city, and of respectable connexions.
      RICHARD HIGDON, Hanover street
    • 26 May 1813 (Vol 1, Issue 124, pg 1)
      RICHARD HIGDON
      MERCHANT TAILOR
      No. 3, Hanover street (opposite Gadsby's Hotel)
      Returns his most grateful acknowledgements for past favors, and informs his friends and the public, that he has now on hand, a neat assortment of
      Summer Goods, which he will sell, or make up in the most approved style, and at the shortest notice.
         Superfine London, French, and Domestic Cloths, Cords and Cassimeres, Vestings &c. on hand
         may 21

    Higdons in Virginia

    Alexandria

    • 1787 Alexandria, VA census - no Higdon listed
    • 1791 Alexandria, VA directory - no Higdon listed
    • 1799 Alexandria, VA census from Virginia Genealogist, #4, p 164
      • Higdon, Jno. & wife, bricklayer, 3 children, 2nd Ward
    • 1800 Alexandria, VA Tax List
      • Higdon, John - 1-0
    • 1803 Alexandria, VA Tax List from Virginia Genealogist, #4, p 20
      • Higdon, John - 2-0
    • 1804 Alexandria, VA Tax Register
      • Higdon, John 2 [peths?]
    • Obituary Notices from the Alexandria Gazette by the staff of Lloyd House, Alexandria Library
      • ? 1838 [27 Feb; p3] - Higdon, John
      • 25 Jun 1938 [28 Jun, p3] - Higdon, Gustavus
      • 27 Feb 1843 [29 Mar, p3] - Higdon, Charles
      • ? 1855 [12 Dec; p3] - Higdon, James
      • 26 Oct 1857 [28 Oct; p3] - Higdon, Julia Ann
      • ? 1862 [12 Jun; p3*] - Higdon, H.
      • 11 Jun 1862 [1 Jul; p4*] - Higdon, William J.
      • 5 Aug 1865 [12 Aug, p4] - Higdon, James
      • 6 Feb 1867 [7 Feb] - Higdon, Rebecca
      • 11 Jun 1878 [21 Jun; p2] - Higdon, John Bernard A.
        * Hard copy available in Alexandria VA Library Special Collection, Manuscript Collection Box 47A
    • Alexandria (Arlington) Co. Death Records 1853-96, p. 45, by W. E. Pippenger
      • 11 Dec 1855 - Higden, John L., W[hite], M[ale], Alexa, infla. of liver, 5y, J. H. & M. A. Higden, J. H. Higden, father, p. 10
      • 11 Dec 1855 - Higdon, J. H., W, M, Alexa., bilious diarrhea, 38y, -, tailor, consort of Mary Ann Higdon, J. W. Higdon, brother.
      • 18 Jan 1858 - Higdon, Julia, W, F, Alexa, overdose laudanum, 30y, consort of J. W. Higdon, J. W. Higdon, husband
      • 16 Feb 1867 - Higdon, Rebecca, W, F, Alexa., pleurisy, 76y, Wm. & Hannah Reynolds, Alexa., housekeeper, married, Wm. E. Atwell, friend, p23.
    • Alexandria and Alexandria (Arlington) County Virginia Minister Returns & Marriage Bonds 1801-52 by T. M. Miller
      • 21 Feb 1816 - John Higdon & Rebecah Reynolds; bondsmen John Higdon, John Shackleford
      • 23 Feb 1842 - William Higdon & Julia Ann Allan; bondsmen William H. Higdon, Ignatius Allan
      • 8 May 1845 - John F. S. Higdon & Margaret E. Banque; bondsmenJohn F. S. Higdon, Francis Wills
      • 13 Dec 1848 - John H. Higdon & Mary Ann Pickering; bondsmen John H. Higdon, Henry Cryss
    • Alexandria City Directories 1876 & 1870 - No Higdon entries.
    • Alexandria VA Birth Records 1853-1911
      • Jul 1853 - W. P. F. Higdon, father W. J., mother Julia A., white, male?, registry #5
      • 18 Aug 1854 - Sarah R. Higdon, father J. H., mother Mary A., white, female, registry #13
      • 26 Dec 1857 - Katie Higdon, father J. H., mother Mary Ann, white, female, registry #29
    • Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, VA Vol2 by W. E. Pippenger
      • Mary Jane Higdon Atwell, wife of Wm. E. Atwell, 1817-1910, E74, Methodist Protestant Cemetery, Wilkes St. & Hamilton Lane.
      • 7 Feb 1852-11 Sep 1852 - Atwell, Mary E. d/o Wm. E. & Mary J.
    • History of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Alexandria VAby R. L. Kaye
      • 1846-7 - Sergeant William J. Higdon in Mexican War
      • 31 May 1862 - William J. Higdon killed at Seven Pines
    • Pen Portraits of Alexandria VA 1739-1900 by T. M. Miller
        Mexican War - On 12 Dec 1846, company left Alexandria on steamer Phoenix for Aquia Creek and then took the train...Turner W. Ashby 1st Lieutenant resigned 22 Feb 1848; sergeant W. J. Higdon was elected to fill vacancy. In roster, W. J. Higdon listed as Orderly Sergeant.
    • Legislative Petitions of the Town & County of Alexandria 1778-1861 by W. E. Pippenger
      • 29 Jan 1846 - J. H. Higdon; accepting retrocession to Virginia of portion of District of Columbia south of the Potomac.
      • 28 Apr 1852 - W. J. Higdon; mechanics and merchants erecting, repairing, or supplying materials to buildings request re-enactment of lien law as before retrocession.
    • Alexandria Hustings Court Deeds 1797-1801 by J. D. Munson
      • 23 Jun 1797 - Thomas & Nancy Richards to John Norwood; John S. Higdon witness.
    • Alexandria, Virginia, Marriage Index by W. E. Pippenger
      • 22 May 1902 - Sarah M. Higdon + J. H. Atkins (c)

    Capt. John Washington

    • Will - Alexander Webster, John Elliot, Richard Craddock, James Taylor, and John Higdon valued and appraised the estate.
    • Inventory - John Elliot, James Taylor, John Higdon, and Laurence Abbington
    • 26 Aug 1713 Inventory - Thomas Arrington, Jno Higdon, Jos. Weekes, Thos. Robbins

    Augustine Washington

    • 08 Dec 1725 - Westmoreland Co., VA deed Vol#8-1, pg 175
      Daniel Higdon, John Pope, and Jane Pope of parish of Washington and county of Westmoreland for £200 deed 215 acres on south side of Potowmack River between Popes Creek and a small creek commonly called Bridges Creek and is part of the patent first granted to Henry Brooks in 1657.

    Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850

    • 13 Dec 1828 - James ELLIOTT & Elizabeth HIGDON in Orange
    • 13 Dec 1848 - John H. HIGDON & Mary Ann PICKERING in Arlington

    King George Co., VA Marriagies Vol I by E. N. Lee

    • 22 Dec 1788 - Charles Higdon & Mary Mitchell
    • 25 Jul 1812 - Sally Higdon & Thomas Muse
    • 7 Oct 1826 - Betsey Higdon & Thomas James

    Married Well & Often - Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia 1649-1800 by R. K. Headley

    • Higdon Daniel & Muse Mary (wid) before 1717, bride was d/o John & Sarah (Roxall) Elliott and widow of Nicholas Muse. She died ca. 1737 & Daniel Higdon mar. Margaret Pope, the widow of Nathaniel Pope.
    • Higdon John & Marson Margaret (or Mason) before 28 Mar 1694, bride was d/o Jn Marson (Mason)
    • Higdon John & wickliff Elizabeth (wid) before 30 Mar 1699, relic of David Wickliff
    • Higdon Richard & Brooks Jane between 28 Jan 1657/8 - 21 Jun 1662, bride was d/o Hen. (shipwright of Appomatox for d WC/662-63) & Jane Brooks

    Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800 by Wulfeck

    • 2 Mar 1746/7 - Higdon [Hogdon], Nathaniel m. Margaret Oliver, St. Paul's Church, Stafford Co., VA

    Virginia Wills

    5 Feb 1697 or 98 - John Higdon witness for will of Original Browne, Westmoreland Co., VA; Book 2, 142A-144.

    From Wills of Westmoreland County, Virginia by A. B. Fothergill
    • CAMPBELL, James - 20 November 1702; 30 December 1702. To John Higdon's sons, Original, Daniel and John one heifer each; to Nathaniel Pope's two children Mary and William late of Richmond county when 21 years of age two cows and calves; to Elizabeth Higgins' two sons 5 shillings each; to Mary Triplett 10 shillings; to Original Roe 2 years schooling; wife Jane exx. and estate not willed.
    • HIGDON, John - 7 Sept. 1718; 21 Oct. 1718. Sons Daniel and John land, 1 negro and personal property; son John exr.
    • HIGDON, John - 28 April 1720; 29 June 1720. Son John; bro. Daniel; wife Magdalene exx; son and wife equal parts of estate.
    • MASON, John - 16 Jan. 1725; 23 Feb. 1725. Land, stock and pewter to cousin John Higdon when 20 years of age; to Richard Wroe my tools; to William son of William Brown 3 years schooling; to Mary Brown 20 shillings; to Hannah Wroe 20 shillings; to Walter Brown a heifer; to Original son of John Wroe « of my personal estate; exrs. Capt. Augustine Washington and William Brown.
    • HIGDON, Daniel - 26 Oct. 1739; 27 Nov. 1739. Lands to my daus. Mary and Jane; son in law John Muse; wife Margaret; Humphrey Pope that married my dau. in law Sarah; John McLarran my clothes.
    • WILLIAMS, Chambers - 12 Jan. 1748-9; 31 Jan. 1748-9. Edward Guinness and wife Catherine live on my land until son is 18 years of age and pay rent of 800 lbs. of tobacco a year; son Daniel estate at 18 years of age; son Thomas personal estate; John Higdon and his wife Sarah; exr. Humphrey Pope.
    • HIGDON, John - 23 Dec. 1770; 26 Mar. 1771. Children Elizabeth, Original, John and Richard Higdon
    From Westmoreland Co., VA Deeds & Wills by J. F. Dorman
    • WICKEFF, Robert - 25 Jan 1697/8, 30 Mar 1698/9 [p. 131-131a]. Will of Robert Wickeff, being sick of body. Unto my loving brother David Wickleff one servant boy Samuel Dutten. Unto my son David Wickleff my plantation with all my land. In case my son David should die before he comes of age or without issue, my well beloved wife Margarett have my plantation during her life and afterward to return to my loving brother David Wickleff. My beloved wife Margaret have every part of my movable estate, and the other half to my son David [sic]. My well beloved wife Margarett executrix and my honored father in law Colo. William Peirce executor.
      Wit: Original Browne, John Higdon, Lau Abbington.
      30 Mar 1698 - Provided by Laurence Abbington. Original Brown is since dead and John Higdon sick and not able to come to Court. Ordered that John Higdon be sworne before Capt. William Bridges.
      19 May 1698 - By virtue of an odered 30 Mar 1698 John Higdon doth declare Robert Wickleff did sign and seal that will which I produced. William Bridges.
    • SAXON, William - 26 Feb 1699/1700; 28 Feb 1699/1700. William Saxon of Westmoreland Co., planter, to John Higdon. 48 acres commonly called by the name of Jonathan's, on the western side of Pope's Creek in Mattox Neck. Gives bond for 20,000 pounds of tobacco payable if Saxton shall lay any after claims to the land. William & Margaret Saxton. Wit: William Rollins, Laurence Pople.
      28 Feb 1699/1700. Acknowledge by William Saxton. Margt. his wife relinquished her right of dower.
    • CAMPBELL, Jane - 25 Jan 1702/3; 24 Feb 1702/3 [p. 123-124]. Jane Campbell of Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co., to my loving son John Higdon and his children. For natural love and affection. All that parcel of land he is now seated on, being formerly surveyed for 150 acres...on the south side of Diggwood Swamp which tree divideth this land and the land formerly sold by my former husband James Campbell and myself to my son in law Nathaniel Pope...trees that divides this land and the land formerly belonging to Lawrence Abingdon...land formerly in possession of David Whickliffe now in the tenure of my son in law Nathl. Pope. To my son John Higdon during his natural life, the remainder to his two eldest sons Original Higdon and John Higdon to be equally divided.
      Wit: Nathaniel Pope, Jane Pope.
      24 Feb 1702/3 - Mr. Nathaniel Pope by virtue of a power from Mrs. Jane Campbell acknowledged the deed of guift to John Higdon and his two sons Original Higdon and Daniel [sic] Higdon.
      24 Feb 1702/3 - I appoint my son in law Nathl. Pope my attorney to acknowledge the deed of gift. Jane Campbell. 24 Feb 1702/3 - Wit: Wm. Chambers, Wm. Thompson. Proved.
    From Calender of State Papers, Colonial Series (Volume 20), America and West Indies, Jan.-Dec. 1, 1702, preserved in the Public Record Office (Vaduz: Kraus Reprint Ltd., 1964) First Published London: HMSO, 1912. pp. 155-160, Cecil Headlam, ed.
    • Daniel Higdon, Grand Jury, Charles City County
    From King George County Virginia Will Book A-1 1721-1752 and Miscellaneous Notes by G. H. S. King
    • 28 Jun 1726 / 5 Nov 1726 - Richard Jones of King George Co. Notes by the author state John Jones Sr (? - 1726), a smith of Saint Mary's Parish, Richmond Co., purchased land in what was to become Hanover Parish, King George Co. John Jones Sr. married first Mary Stiles and secondly Ann ?, who married John Higdon. Mark Jones (1711-31) was the bastard son of Catherine Jones, daughter of John and Mary Stiles Jones.
    • 27 Jul 1731 / 3 Sep 1731 - Mark Jones of the Parish of Hanover County of King George reserving to my Grandmother who was the widdow of my Grandfather John Jones and now wife to my good and kind friend John Higden and likewise reserving to the said Higdon during their two natural lives the full use of all my lands lying and being the western branch of Muddy Creek and the River of Rappahannock...my aforesaid good friend John Higden who has always been kind to me and especially now in my last sickness and great extremity, but only first reserving my black horse named Spanker which I give to said John Higden and desire he may have him before any division is made...lastly, I do appoint my unkle Charles Webster the husband of my aforesaid aunt Barbery to be my executor.... My will is that my executor bear all the charge of my funeral expense out of his part and that John Higden bear the trouble of my sickness.

    Loudoun Co., VA

    • Loudoun County, Virginia Birth Register 1853-1879 and 1880-1896, by P. B. Duncan
      • Higdon, Virginia E., WF, 18 Dec 1853, Ldn, Chas. H. Higdon, brick layer, Ldn, Eliza A. Higdon, I (Info)-Chas. H. Higdon, f, 2:29[3]
      • Higdon, Harriet A., WF, 28 Jan 1858, Ldn, James W. Higdon, farmer, Ldn, Mary J. Higdon, I-James W. Higdon, f, 77:28[99]
      • Higdon, James L., WM, 5 Apr 1854, Ldn, James W. Higdon, farmer, Ldn, Mary J. Higdon, I-Mary J. Higdon, m, 16:30a[47]
      • Higdon, Robert T., WM, 16 Dec 1859, Ldn, James W. Higdon, farmer, Ldn, Mary J. Hidon, I-James W. Higdon, f, 91:32[111]
      • Higden, Robert T., WM, 16 Dec 1859, Ldn, Jas. W. Higden, farmer, Ldn, Mary J. Higden, I-Jas. W. Higden, f, 109:398
      • Higden, Wm. W., WM, 7 Jul 1865, Hermitage, James W. Higden, farmer, Hermitage, Mary J. Higden, I-James W. Higden, f, 125:44
      • Higdon, Wm. W., WM, 7 Jul 1865, Hermitage, Jas. W. Higdon, farmer, Hermitage, Mary J. Higdon, I-Jas. W. Higdon, f, 116:19[6]
      • Higdon, Robert, WM, 21 Aug 1881, Ldn, James L. Higdon, farmer, nr Leesburg. Mattie Higdon, I-James L. Higdon, f, 277:81.
      • Higdon, Nora, WF, 4 Jun 1883, Maryland, James L. Higdon, farmer, nr Daysville, Martha Higdon, I-Martha Higdon, m, 305:94
      • Higdon, Alva, WF, 20 May 1886, nr Guilford, James L. Higdon, farmer, nr Guilford, Martha Higdon, I-Jas. L. Higdon, f, 339:82
      • Higdon, Samuel, WM, 17 Jul 1888, nr Sterling, Jas L. Higdon, laborer, Sterling, Martha A. Higdon, I-Jas L. Higdon, f, 372:85
      • Higdon, Lutie, WF, 14 Mar 1890, Farmwell, James L. Higdon, farmer, Farmwell, Martha A. Higdon, I-James L. Higdon, f, 395:63
      • Higdon, Ashby, WM, 7 Mar 1894, Taylorstown, James Higdon, farmer, Taylorstown, Martha Higdon, I-NG, 440:19
    • Loudoun Marriages 1760-1850 by J. Vogt & T. W. Keithley Jr.
      • 14 Nov 1842 - James Lacock to Mary White; bondsman James Higdon
      • 17 Nov 1845 - Susan A. E. Higdon to John Beach; bondsman James D. McPherson
      • 21 Apr 1849 - Charles H. Higdon to Eliza Ann Beans; s/o John H. Higdon; bondsman Aaron Beans
      • 28 Oct 1850 - James W. Higdon to Mary Jane Newton; d/o John Newton; minister H. Holland
    • Loudoun County Virginia Will Book Abstracts, Books A-Z by P. B. Duncan
      • Charles Higdon - 30 Oct 1813, settle acct, Admr Silas Wherry. CtOD 15 Dec 1812. Payments, crops totaling $102.61. Charles was an overseer, died about the last of Sep 1811. RtCt 10 Nov 1813. K:344
      • James Higdon - 5 Jun 1832, 25 Feb 1834, purchases
      • James Higdon - 19 Nov 1840, appraiser
      • James Higdon - will of 31 Mar 1850, unnames wife, son Charles J. H. Higdon (Exr), daughter Susan Ann Elizabeth & Marth Ellen, wit. M. C. Shumate & Mrs. Fulton. RcCt 13 Nov 1865.
      • James W. Higdon - 26 Feb 1870, Acct/Inv. Admr Sheriff S. Bolyn. CtOD 14 Feb 1870. Several bonds total $1585; household items total $46.00; land warrant No. 36809 for 80 acres of land, bounty for services rendered as private in war of 1812, Capt. Stevens Company, Va Militia, considered very doubtful. Apprs Benjamin Brown, James Lacock, William Lowe. RtCt 28 Feb 1870. 2V:136
      • George B. Beach - 29 Dec 1865, Acct/Inv, Admr Charles H. Higdon, widow Martha Ellen Beach & children George Campbell who m. Salley & to guardian of Martha Beach, James Beach, George Beach, May Beach, & Samuel Beach (some <14y).
      • Charles H. Higdon - 19 Apr 1870, bought 8a.
      • Sarah Higdon - Acct/Inv Admr Charles H. Higdon. $400 note from Joseph Mead. Apprs Wm Hall, Benjamin Brown, Wm Lowe. RtCt 13 Feb 1871 2W:54
      • Sarah Higdon - 20 May 1874, settle acct, Admr Charles H. Higdon. $419.02 distributed to Charles H. Higdon, Zenas Milbourn, & Martha E. Beach. RtCt 10 Aug 1874 2Z:135
    • Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Loudoun Co., VA by Elizabeth R. Frain
      • Lot 599 purchased 4 Jan 1900, owner Charles H. Higdon, p. 250 -
        • Charles H. Higdon - death: 1907/12/30; age 82 yrs; cause General Deblity; TS age 81 yrs 11 mos 24 days
        • Eliza A. Jane Higdon - death 1917/12/20, age 89 yrs; cause old age; on stone with Charles H. Higdon; TS age 89 yrs 10 mos 22 days
      • Lot 320 purchased 21 Mar 1877, owner E. Higdon; p. 124 -
        • Mrs. Mary Jane Higdon - TS: wife of James W. Higdon; age 86 yrs; birth 1827/03/08; death 1914/01/12; cause old age.
      • Lot 733 E purchased 28 Aug 1926, owner James L. Higdon; p. 30 -
        • James L. Higdon - cause nephritis, age 81 yrs, birth 1854/04/05, death 1935/05/23, burial 1935/05/25
        • Martha Alice Higdon - cause nephritis, age 73 yrs, birth 1858/05/30, death 1927/04/27, burial 1927/04/29
    • Index to Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Books by P. B. Duncan
      • 2W:023 24 Dec 1817 James Higdon witness
      • 2W:004 3 Feb 1818 James Higdon witness
      • 2W:239 29 Apr 1818 William Higdon land adjoining
      • 3X:229 8 Feb 1832 RtCt 13 Feb 1832
        Jacob Carnickle/Carnicle & wife Sarah of Ldn to James Higdon of Ldn bargain & sale of lot prch of Peter Benedum Dec 1822. Wit. Saml M. Edward, Thos. Saunders
      • 3Z:368 26 Feb 1833 RtCt 26 Feb 1833
        Henry Benedum to Edward Hammat. Trust for dept to Joseph Laycock & James Higdon using house & lot N side of Loudoun St. in Lsbg now occupied by widow Newton
      • 4B:281 30 Aug 1833 RtCt 15 Jan 1834
        Josiah Conwell & wife Ann & Jonathan Connell of geurnsey Co. Ohio & Elizabeth Conwell of of geurnsey Co. Ohio (heirs of Elizabeth Conwell wife of Loveless Conwell) to James Higdon of Ldn bargain & sale of 2a & Peter Benedum, Charles Binns, Joseph Mead...
      • 4C:315 9 Jan 1835 RtCt 23 Jan 1835
        John Nixon Jr. & wife Cassander/dra of Ldn to James Higdon of Ldn bargain & sale of 20a & 8a wood lot (allotted in div of father George Nixon dec'd. Wit: Henry T. Harrison, Presley Cordell. Delv. to Higdon 20 Apr 1843.
      • 4K:006 13 Jan 1838 RtCt 13 Jan 1838
        John Gray of Ldn to James Higdon of Ldn bargain & sale of 2a (p/o purch of Charles Binns) adjacent to Higdon, Joseph Mead
      • 4O:417 1 Mar 1841 RtCt 2 Mar 1841
        John Gray of Lsbg to Robert Elgin of Ldn bargain & sale of lot less 2a cnvy/b John Gray to James Higdon DBK 4k convey/b Charles Binns to John Gray & Robert Bently 1833
      • 4S:150 11 Mar 184 RtCt 20 Apr 1843
        Samuel LaCock & wife Matilda of Ldn to Joseph Lacock of Ldn. Trust for debt to James Higdon using nearly 50a on small branch of Seconels Creed adjacent to...
      • 4T:158 25 Jan 1844 RtCt 25 Jan 1844
        Robert Elgin Sr. of Ldn to James Higdon of Ldn bargain & sal of 23a on road from Lsbg to Mt. Gilead and road from Lsbg by Oatlands (part of prch of John Gray) adjacent to Mrs. Benedum, Higdon, Joseph Mead...

    Orange Co., VA, Marriages 1747-1850 by J. Vogt & T. W. Keithley, Jr.

    • 3 Jun 1796 - John Higton to Mary Ross; minister George Bingham
    • 13 Dec 1828 - Elizabeth Higdon d/o John Higdon to James Elliott; wit: William G. Huckstep, Jonathan Havy, Reynolds Chapman; bondsman William G. Huckstep.

    Virginia in 1740 - Reconstructed Census by TLC Genealogy

    • John Higdon - Westmoreland Co., Westmoreland Co. Order Books 1739-43
    • Daniel Higdon - Westmoreland Co., ditto, Westmoreland Co. Records & Inventories, No. 1, 1723-46
    • Sarah H. Higdon - Westmoreland Co., ditto & ditto

    Virginia in 1760 - Reconstructed Census by TLC Genealogy

    • John Higdon - Westmoreland Co., Westmoreland Co. VA Order Books 1758-64 AGLL V297-39 143

    1787 Culpeper Co. Personal Property Tax - C List

      Higdon, James self 0/0/0/1/0 [white males 17-20/black males>16/black males<=16/horses/cattle].

    1787 Westmoreland Co. Personal Property Tax - A List

      Higdon, John self 2/2/1/2/7 [see key above]

    Military

    From Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers 1818-64 by A. T. Pierce

    • 20 Dec 1843 - Higdon, Charles; Westmoreland Co., VA
      Thomas James intermarried with Elizabeth Higdon, only child of Charles Higdon, late pensioner (former mariner in Manly Galley), who resided in county 5 years and was previously in King George Co. Collect arrears 4 Sep 1842 - 20 Feb 1843 (date of death). Appointed attorney H. A. Washington.

    From Virginia Soldiers of the American Revolution1 by H. J. Eckenrode & Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution2
    • Higden, Charles - (n.)(King Geo.) S of W, 1835, Pen 2 1571
    • Higden, Charles - (n.) B.W.1
    • Higden, Isaac, G. - VA H 1831; 1 VA State Register2
    • Higdon, John - R.C.1
    • Higden, Richard - B.W.; R.C.1
    • Higden, Ridguel - (n.) B.W.1; Navy1
    • Higdon, Charles - (n.) E1; War 5/891; Navy2
    • Higdon, John - (n.) Aud Acct XXII 630; B.W.; E1; War 5/841; Navy2
    • Higdon, John - B.W.1
    • Higdon, Joseph - B.W.1; Barren Co. KY mpl2
    • Higdon, Richard - War 5/901; Art. nbll2
    • Higdon, Ridguel - (n.) B.W.1; Navy2
    Sources
    Aud Acct - Auditors Account Book (MS)
    B.W. - Bounty Warrants, applications for grants of bounty land. A MS index to collection of loose manuscripts.
    War #/## - Collection of MS volumes bearing on the military establishment of the state during and after the Revolution; # is volume, ## is page.
    E# - Collection of loose papers, MS, & printed, mostly partial pension lists
    R.C. - Rejected Claims, MS index to loose manuscript applications for bounty grant rejected by governor
    nbll - Name in Army Register but did not receive bounty land
    2Found in alphabetical index of papers in Old Records Div., Adjutant General's Office, War Dept. or Navy Dept.

    From Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants by L. D. Backstruck
    • Higden, John - VA, sailor, 6 Jun 1783, 100 acres
    • Higden, Ridgnal - VA, sailor, 30 Dec 1839, 75 a
    • Higder [sic], Charles - VA, sailor, 27 Sep 1786, 100 a
    • Higdon, John - VA, seaman, 15 Jun 1858, 100 a
    • Higdon, John - VA, corporal 21 Jan 1799, 200 a
    Notes:
    100 acres if served 3 year enlistment or until end of war
    200 acres if non-commissioned officer serving 3 years
    If killed, heirs entitled to grant as if had served at least 3 years
    Land grants for above were in IN, KY, and OH
    From Revolutionary War Records Virginia by G. M. Brumbaugh
    • Higdon, Richard - soldier, Art., Bounty Land Warrant
    • Higdon, John - corporal, 3 years, #4880 Continental Line Warrant, Miliatry District Ohio
    • Higdon, Joseph - corporal, 3 years, #4898 Continental Line Warrant, Miliatry District Ohio


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