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PART 16

  NORTH CAROLINA

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Gaston
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, North Carolina Mounted Infantry 


HIGGINS JOHN   50 M W NC NC YANCEY BALD CRK P O 1860
 Name Age 
John Higgins 50  
Winna Higgins 52  
Emeline Higgins 20  
John Higgins 17  
Sanders Higgins 14  
Gaston Higgins 12  
Sarah Higgins 10  
Wilson Higgins 8  
James V Harper 88  

HIGGINS GASTIN 22 M W NC NC YANCEY EGYPT TWP  1870 
Household:1880
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's
Birthplace 
 Gaston HIGGINS Self M Male W 33 NC      NC NC  
 Susan HIGGINS  Wife M Female W 32 NC    NC NC  
 Throwar HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 NC Laborer NC NC  
 Elizabeth HIGGINS Dau S Female W 10 NC  NC NC  
 Shelby HIGGINS  Son S Male W 8 NC       NC NC  
 Jane HIGGINS  Dau   S Female W 7 NC     NC NC  
 Nelly HIGGINS Dau   S Female W 5 NC     NC NC  
 Buddy HIGGINS Son   S Male   W 2 NC     NC NC  
 Sister HIGGINS Dau  S Female W 1 NC     NC NC  

Source Information:
  Census Place Ramseytown, Yancey, North Carolina 
  Family History Library Film   1254988 
  NA Film Number   T9-0988 
  Page Number   554D  

HIGGINS GASTON 62 M W NC NC YANCEY RAMSEYTOWN TWP 1900

HIGGINS GASTON 70 M W NC NC YANCEY CANEY RVR TWP  1910

Gaston Higgins appears on 1890 Veterans Census
Schedule Ramseytown, Yancey County, North Carolina. 

Civil War pension records show Gaston Higgins received
an invalid's pension un what appears to say December
11,1889 for his service in Company "G" 3rd N.C.
Mounted Cavalry (Union).A pension for a minor named
Thomas H. Edwards was also given April 10,1920 .

North Carolina Deaths
Name: Gaston Higgins Death Date: 7 Feb 1919 
Death State: North Carolina  Death Age: 83      
Birth Date: 1836 Race: White      
Source: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths,
1908-67  
see also on site
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/s-bodford-Gwen.htm

also
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/4319/hnames.htm
   YANCEY COUNTY MARRIAGES 


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2
Higgins, James
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, North Carolina Mounted Infantry

Civil pension index shows James H. Higgins received an invalid's pension for his service in Company "G" 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry (Union), July 26, 1890 (Application # 832677 - Certificate # 675730)
Index gives his date of death as May 7, 1924 at Higgins, North Carolina.
His widow Elizabeth received a widows pension May 14, 1924
(Application # 1219364 - Certificate # 950864) All given in N. C.

Appears on 1890 Veteran's Census Schedule - Egypt - Yancey County, N.C.
Service noted as above.

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3
Higgins, John
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, North Carolina Mounted Infantry

Civil War pension records show John Higgins received an invalid's pension May 5, 1887 for his service in Company "A" 3rd regiment North Carolina Mounted Infantry (Application # 608615 Certificate # 478862). Index shows his date of death as April 14, 1898 in North Carolina. His widow applied for a pension (application # 703308) but no record of it being granted.

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4
Higgins, Lucius
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, North Carolina Mounted Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State Of North Carolina (NARA)
Lucius Higgins enlisted February 1, 1865 at the age of 18 as a Private in company "G" of the 3rd regiment North Carolina Infantry for 3 years service. His place of enlistment was Knoxville, Tennessee. He was mustered in on February 16, 1865. By February 28th he is listed as Corporal. Died of fever in General Hospital at Knoxville on April 1, 1865.

Personal Information: Born Yancey County, N.C., Dark Eyes, Dark Hair, Fair Complexion, 5 ft 5 in tall. His occupation is noted as farmer. File notes his residence as Burrville, Yancey County, N.C.

HIGGINS-MASSIE-48-F-W-NC-NC-YANCEY-BALD_CRK_PO-1860
1860; Census Place: Yancey, North Carolina; Roll: M653_919; Page: 431; Image: 362
Name Age
Massie Higgins 48 F
David Higgins 23 M
Lucius H Higgins 12 M



HIGGINS, LUCIUS CO. G, 3RD N.C. INFANTRY (U.S.A.) 
CIVIL WAR , DATE OF DEATH: 02/04/1865 
BURIED AT: SECTION B SITE 1430 KNOXVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY 
939 TYSON STREET, N.W. KNOXVILLE, TN 37917  (423) 855-6590 

Civil War pension Index shows Esther Higgins received a widow's pension (Application # 103883 & Certificate # 75357) on July 29 1865 for her husband, Lucius Higgins', service in Company "G" 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry (Union). She also received a pension (Application # 189184 & Certificate # 171181) on July 23,1896 for a minor named Joseph Andrew Higgins. It does not state where they were filed.

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans - WC 75357 - Pension Application # 103883

Esther Elizabeth Higgins (nee Sparks), age 18 (Born April 25, 1846), a resident of Egypt, Yancey County, North Carolina, filed for a pension for the service of her husband, Lucius Higgins of Company "G" 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry, who died of the measles on April 1, 1865 at General Hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee. He had enrolled for duty on February 1, 1865 and was mustered in as a Private on February 16, 1865 for 3 years or war. He attained the rank of Corporal. He had married Esther Sparks on September 9, 1863 in Yancey County, North Carolina. They had one son born, Joseph Andrew Higgins, born June 3, 1864. Personal description: Age 18, 5 ft 5 in tall, Fair complexion, Dark hair, Dark eyes, A farmer by occupation. Esther Higgins later married Solomon Miller on February 9, 1866. Solomon Miller died January 1, 1905 at Burnsville, North Carolina.

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5
Higgins, William M.
Union 
Infantry 
3rd Regiment, North Carolina Mounted Infantry 

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Egypt, Yancey County, North Carolina. Refers to his service as a Private in Company "E" 3rd North Carolina Mounted Infantry from September 1,1864 to August 8,1865.

Civil War pension records show William M. Higgins received an invalid's pension September 1,1890 for his service as noted above. His wife Rutha Higgins received a widows pension February 17,1908. 

North Carolina Deaths
Name: Rutha E Higgins Death Date: Oct 1936 
Death State: North Carolina  Death Age: 88      
Birth Date: 1848 Race: White      
Source: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67  

HIGGINS WILLIAM M 63 M W NC NC YANCEY EGYPT TWP 1900
 



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