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PART 15

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MISSOURI 


No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Aaron D
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Aaron D. Higgins, age 40, Private, Captain Burris' Company "I", 1st Missouri State Militia Cavalry. Joined for duty and enrolled February 26, 1862 at Gallatin, Mo for during the war in Missouri. Mustered in on April 3, 1862 at Hamilton Mo.
Discharged at Clinton, Mo. on December 23, 1863 by reason of surgeons certificate . Old age and rheumatism.

Civil War pension records show Aaron D. Higgins filed for an invalid's pension for his service in Company "I" 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
No record of it being granted.  Pension filed for in Kansas.

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2
Higgins, Aaron D
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Merrill's Horse) 

Civil War pension records show Aaron D. Higgins received an invalid's pension December 10,1883 for his service as Corporal in Company "F" 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry. Notes service as enlisting Aug 6,1861 and discharge Sept 15,1864.It was filed for in Missouri. Notes his death as October 14,1914 at the Kansas Military House.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Shows an enlistment date of September 3,1861 as a Corporal in Company "F" 2nd Missouri Cavalry. Shows discharge on September 14, 1864 at St. Louis, Missouri due to expiration of term of service.
Entered the Soldiers home with disabilities of Auricular Rheumatism and Arteriole Sclerosis. Admitted to home on May 15, 1916 at age 78.
He was 5 ft 11 in tall, light complexion, blue eyes, grey hair, can read & write, Protestant religion, Farmer by occupation. Was a widower. Last residence was Blue Ridge, Harrison County, Missouri. Nearest relative is his brother Thomas J. Higgins, also of Blue Ridge. Notes his date of death of Apoplexy on October 14,1921 at Bain City, Kansas. His pension certificate # was 326373.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=higgins&GSiman=1&GScid=2151068&GRid=23834893&

A D Higgins

His brother Thomas Higgins' death certificate
http://www.sos.mo.gov/TIF2PDFConsumer/DispPDF.aspx?fTiff=/archives/DeptofHealth/Death/1929/1929_00001272.TIF&Fln=1204262.pdf
Parents: Tolbert Higgins & Matilda Jones

http://www.interment.net/data/us/ks/smith/cedar/cedar_aj.htm

Cedar Cemetery - Smith County, Kansas
Higgins, Aaron D., d. ??, CO. I 1 Mo S.M. Cav, GAR emblem

HIGGINS AARON D 72 M W MO MO HARRISON 1-WD BETHANY 1910
Name Age
Aaron D Higgins 72
Nancy H Higgins 68

HIGGINS AARON D 62 M W IN MO DAVIESS SALEM TWP 1900
Name Age
Aaron D Higgins 62
Henriette M Higgins 56
 

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3
Higgins, Absolom C
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Absolom C. Higgins joined at age 20 for duty and enrolled on March 28,1864 at St. Louis, Missouri for 3 years service in Company "H" 11th Missouri Infantry. Was mustered in at Benton Barracks on April 29, 1864. On Sept/Oct 1864 roll it notes that he is absent sick at Memphis, Tennessee since September 1864. On Nov/Dec 1864 roll he is listed as absent without leave since December 15, 1864. On Jul/Aug 1865 roll, listed as absent having been wounded during the siege at Spanish Fort, Alabama on March 30, 1865.Mustered out on January 15, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.
(Nature of wounds: Wounded left wrist & temple, Right arm slight, head and both legs serious.
Personal Information from this file: Born Crawford County, Illinois, Occupation farmer, Gray eyes, light air, Light Complexion, Height 5 foot 6 inches.

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/wilson/library/military/1883union.html 

VETERANS OF THE WAR 
List of Union Soldiers Living in Wilson County 
(Wilson County Citizen, July 20, 1883) 
The following information was submitted by Bill Bentley. 

A Higgins, H, 11 Missouri, Neodesha 

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1880 Census Household: 

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age 
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 

Absalom HIGGINS Self M Male    W 35 IL Farmer KY IL 
Damaris HIGGINS Wife M Female W 36 IL Keeping House VA KY 
Viola HIGGINS      Dau S Female W  7 IL IL IL 

Source Information: 
Census Place Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas Family History Library Film 1254399 
NA Film Number T9-0399 Page Number 100D 


See On Site Marriage Record 
...
Civil War pension record show an invalid's pension being paid to Absolom Higgins of Company "H" 11 Missouri Cavalry on January 18th 1880 and a widows pension being paid to his wife Damaris Higgins on July 10 1894.
. . . 

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/civilwar/Cemeteries%20%20M_N.htm 
  NEODESHA CEMETERY, NEODESHA, KS
Last Name First Name Unit Born Died 
Higgins Absalom CO. H, 11th MO. VOL.  Sep. 28, 1844 May 9, 1894 

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Grave marker image courtesy of John Jackson's FLICKR page

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4
Higgins, Albert
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Albert Higgins joined for duty and enrolled as a Private for 3 years service on August 1, 1861 in Company "K", 1st regiment Missouri Cavalry. Discharged at age 28 on surgeon's certificate March 12, 1862. Personal description: 6 foot tall, Fair Complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair. by occupation a farmer.

Civil War pension records show Albert Higgins received an invalid's pension April 27,1868. (Application # 132972 & Certificate # 95763), His widow Margaret L. Higgins applied for a pension in Illinois, but no record shows that it was granted, date appears to say 1888 (Application # 368551). A pension for a minor was also given .

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5
Higgins, Alfred J
Union 
Infantry 
44th Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records
Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force 1861-1865

Enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant. Commission in Company I, 44th Infantry Regiment Missouri. Resigned Company I, 44th Infantry Regiment Missouri on 4 Nov 1864.

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Missouri. (NARA)                                                              Alfred J. Higgins, at age 35, was mustered into Company "I" 44th Missouri Infantry on September 22, 1864 at Rolla, Missouri for 1 year service. On Sept/Oct 1864 roll, states he has been sick in quarters since September 28,1864.
Resigned due to disability (Chronis Dysentery) on November 4, 1864. Furnished surgeon's certificate to confirm disability.

Webmaster believes this Alfred Higgins is the same as the one listed on this 1850 Indiana census already on site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/1850-IN-Robert%20Higgins.gif 
and related to the the Orangeville Indiana Higgins family posted at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/indiana.htm#cemetery  
which originally was from Tennessee

HIGGINS ALFRED J 30 M W TN MO SULLIVAN NEWTOWN P O 1860 

Civil War pension records show Alfred J. Higgins received an invalid's pension  (Application # 536514 & Certificate # 367719)
April 2 1885 for service in what appears to say Company "I" 44th Missouri Infantry. It also mentions service in Company "A" 66th Enrolled Missouri Militia (EMM) & Company "A" Mercer County Battalion Missouri Militia Infantry. He died January 5, 1912. His wife Louisa B. Higgins received a widows pension January 17,1912.   (Application # 978431 & Certificate # 898486)

HIGGINS ALFRED 40 M W TN MO SULLIVAN CLAY TWP 1870 

Household:1880 Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Alfred J. HIGGINS Self M Male W 51 TN Farmer VA VA 
Louisa B. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 49 IL Keeping House KY KY 
Sarah A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 21 MO School Teacher TN IL 
Charles E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 17 MO Works On Farm TN IL 
Homer A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 MO Works On Farm TN IL 

Source Information:
Census Place Clay, Sullivan, Missouri Family History Library Film 1254738 
NA Film Number T9-0738 Page Number 219D 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule for Clay, Sullivan County, Missouri, mentions his service as a Corporal in Company "A" Clark's Battalion from August 1861 to March 1862. Has note saying "after enlisted again in militia then Co. I 44th Missouri Infantry". States he suffered from Piles & Chronic Diarhea

HIGGINS ALFRED J 71 M W TN MO SULLIVAN CLAY TWP 1900 

HIGGINS ALFRED J 82 M W TN MO SULLIVAN POLK TWP 1910 

HIGGINS LOUSIA 88 F W IL MO SULLIVAN 3-WD; MILAN; POLK 1920 
....
Source: http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/search.php?action=list  
Name State Branch Cemetery Location 
Higgins, Alfred J. Union, MO 44th, INF Company "I" MO Rank 1st Lt.
Detail: Born May 23,1827 - Died Jan 12, 1912 
Buried Harris Cemetery ,Sullivan County, Missouri

Death certificate can be viewed at
http://www.sos.mo.gov/TIF2PDFConsumer/DispPDF.aspx?fTiff=/archives/DeptofHealth/Death/1912/1912_00003863.TIF&Fln=186308.pdf

List his birthplace as Tennessee, his father as William Higgins and his mother as Nancy (Harrison) Higgins

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6
Higgins, Amos C.
Union 
Cavalry 
5th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Joined for duty and enrolled at St. Louis, Mo on January 15, 1862. Enlisted at age 19 as a Private in Captain Smith's Company "A", 2nd Mounted Rifles Missouri State Militia which later became "H" 5th Missouri (for a while it was the 13th Missouri Militia Cavalry. On Jul/Aug 1862 roll is listed as absent on sick furlough.
Discharged for disability April 23, 1863 at Waynesville, Mo.
An Adjutant General's Office letter dated April 11, 1868 states the following;
Amos Higgins was enrolled on February 18,1862 in 13th Regiment Missouri Militia Cavalry for service during war. Was mustered in as a Private on April 12, 1863.

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7
Higgins, Charles
Union 
Cavalry 
6th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Charles Higgins, enrolled March 11, 1861 at Houston, Missouri for 3 years service. Private, Company "A" Wood's Battalion*, 6th Missouri Cavalry. Died May 1, 1862 at Houston, Missouri.
* Subsequently became Company "G", 6th Missouri Cavalry.

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8
Higgins, Christopher
Union 
Infantry 
48th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Christopher Higgins joined for duty and enrolled on July 30,1864 at Waynesville, Missouri for 1 years service as a Private in Company "A" 48th Missouri Infantry. He was 27 when he mustered in on August 3,1864.File states he was born in Pulaski, Missouri, was a farmer by occupation. Had Blue eyes, light complexion, light hair. Height 6 foot 2 inches tall. He was married and his wife's name was Dicy A. Higgins of Waynesville, Missouri. Was left sick in Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on December 24, 1864. Died of chronic diarrhea in General Hospital # 3 at Nashville, Tennessee on March 4, 1865. Buried March 5, 1865.

http://www.interment.net/data/us/tn/davidson/nashnat/index_henhim.htm
Nashville National Cemetery - Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee
Higgins, Christopher, d. 03/04/1865, PVT CO A 48 MO INF, Plot: H 9436, *

Source: Civil War pension index - Company "A" 48th Missouri. A widows pension was given July 28,1865 (Application # 103884 Certificate # 56732)

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans (NARA)  

Dicy A. Higgins (nee Ray), widow of Christopher Higgins of Company :A: 48th Missouri Infantry, applied for a pension April 3, 1865 in Pulaski County, Missouri. They were married by the Justice of the Peace on January 14, 1855 at Pulaski County, Missouri. Her husband had died at U.S. General Hospital # 3 at Nashville, Tennessee of chronic diarrhea on March 4, 1865. They had the following children;

Benjamin Higgins, born November 9, 1856 (Drowned on April 15, 1868 in a boating accident at Crawford County, Missouri)

Jeremiah L. Higgins, born January 1, 1857 (Drowned on April 15, 1868 in a boating accident at Crawford County, Missouri)

Mary E. Higgins, born September 25, 1859

Lorinda Higgins, born November 19, 1861

Robert Merian Higgins, born December 19, 1862 (he died April 18, 1870)

By 1870 Dicy was a resident of Steeleville, Crawford County, Missouri.

1850; Census Place: District 72, Pulaski, Missouri; Roll: M432_411; Page: 101B; Image: 210
Name Age

Lorena Higgins 40
Elizabeth Higgins 16
Christopher Higgins 12
David M Higgins 9

HIGGINS-CHRISTOPHER-21-M-W-MO-MO-PULASKI-38-TWP-RANGE-13-1860

1860; Census Place: Township 38 Range 13, Pulaski, Missouri; Roll: M653_641; Page: 320; Image: 318
Name Age

Christopher Higgins 21
Dusha Ann Higgins 23
Benj Higgins 4
Jeremiah Higgins 2
Mary E Higgins 1

HIGGINS-DICIA-35-F-W-MO-MO-CRAWFORD-LIBERTY-TWP-1870

1870; Census Place: Liberty, Crawford, Missouri; Roll: M593_772; Page: 633A; Image: 643
Name Age

Joshua Ray 43
Mary Ray 29
Susana Ray 9
Dicia Higgins 35
Mary E Higgins 11
Lorana Higgins 10
Henry Ray 18
Thomas Ray 13
Marion Ray 7
James Ray 3
William Ray 16

HIGGINS-DYSA-A-47-W-MO-MO-CRAWFORD-LIBERTY-1880

Household: 1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Dysa A. HIGGINS Self W Female W 47 MO Keeps House KY ---
Mary E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 20 MO MO MO
James R. RAY Son S Male W 13 MO IL ---
Source Information:
Census Place Liberty, Crawford, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254683
NA Film Number T9-0683 Page Number 54C


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9
Higgins, Christopher W
Union 
Infantry 
47th Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Christopher W. Higgins, enlisted at Pilot Knob, Missouri on August 12, 1864, at age 17, as a Private, Company "B", 47th Missouri Infantry for 6 months service. He was mustered in on August 29, 1864. File states he was born in St. Louis County, Missouri. Had black eyes, black hair, dark complexion. 5 ft tall.

http://www.mostateparks.com/ftdavidson/unionsoldnot.pdf  
Union Soldiers Not in the Engagements Beginning 26 Sep 1864
NAME RANK REGIMENT COMPANY Residence DATE OF ENTRY DATE OF DISCHARGE NOTATIONS

Higgins, Christopher W. Private 47th MO Infantry B 12 Aug 1864 29 Mar 1865 Age 17

Civil War pension records show Christopher Higgins received an invalid's pension September 15, 1890 for his service in Company "B" 47th Missouri Infantry.

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10
Higgins, David M
Union 
Infantry 
48th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
David M. Higgins at the age of 23 joined for duty and enrolled on July 30,1864 at Waynesville, Missouri for 1 years service as a Private Company "A" 48th Missouri Infantry. Was mustered in on August 3,1864. File states he was born in Pulaski, Missouri, was a farmer by occupation. He was 6 foot 1 inch tall. Had Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion. He died of measles in hospital at Nashville, Tennessee on January 12, 1865.

 http://www.interment.net/data/us/tn/davidson/nashnat/index_henhim.htm  
Nashville National Cemetery Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee
Higgins, David M, d. 01/12/1865, PVT A 48 MO INF, Jan 12 1865, Plot: G 8353, 

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11
Higgins, Francaway
Union 
Infantry 
23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Francaway Higgins joined, at the age of 20, for duty and enrolled August 17, 1861 at Sullivan County, Missouri for 3 years service as a Private in Company "A" 23rd Missouri Infantry. Transferred to Company "G" on November 1, 1861. He was killed by gunshot to left breast in action on April 6, 1862 at Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee.
Personal Information from this file: Born Maynard County, Illinois,5 Foot 11 inches tall, Blue eyes, fair complexion, dark hair. By occupation was a farmer.

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12
Higgins, Francis M
Union 
Cavalry 
15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry 

Civil War pension records shoe Francis M. Higgins received an invalid's pension June 1 1888 for his service in Company "D" 15th Missouri Infantry & Company "D"'7th PROVISIONAL ENROLLED MISSOURI MILITIA

A unit history OFF SITE http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmoinf2.htm

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13
Higgins, George H.
Union 
Infantry 
47th Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
George H. Higgins, Private in Company "K", 47th Missouri, Infantry. Enlisted September 1, 1864, Was mustered in September 5, 1864 at Pilot Knob, Missouri for 6 months service. File states he was born in St. Genevieve County, Missouri. Was 18 years old and by occupation a farmer. File states he was born in St. Louis County, Missouri. File also states his residence before enlistment was St. Mary's Landing, Missouri. Had black eyes, black hair, dark complexion. Was 5 foot 5 inches tall. Sick in hospital in Nashville on January 30, 1865. Died in U.S. General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee of Small Pox on January 30,1865.

http://www.interment.net/data/us/tn/davidson/nashnat/index_henhim.htm  
Nashville National Cemetery
Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee
Higgins, G H, d. 01/31/1865, PVT K 47 MO INF, Plot: R7493, 

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14
Higgins, George W
Union 
Infantry 
11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
George W. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled as a Private for 3 years service at Sumner, Illinois on July 20, 1861 at age 20 in Company "H" 11th Missouri Infantry* .On Jan-Feb 1862 roll is listed as absent sick at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. On detached service in Pioneer Corp since March 1, 1863 through December 31 1863 when he was discharged for re-enlistment on January 1,1864 in Veteran Volunteer regiment at LaGrange, Tennessee. On Mar-Apr 1864 roll listed as absent without leave since April 26, 1864. On May-June 1864 roll he is listed as sick at Memphis, Tennessee since June 20,1864. On Nov-Dec 1864 roll listed as sick at Nashville, Tennessee since December 15, 1864. Mustered out January 15, 1866.

Enlistment declaration states he was born in Crawford County, Illinois. Has dark eyes, Light hair, light complexion and is six feet tall. Stated his occupation as a Farmer.

* At time of enlistment organization was called Captain Oldman's Company First Missouri Rifles.

Source: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879- ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9

George W. Higgins, Private Company "H" 11th Missouri Infantry, died November 19,1895 and is buried in Palestine Cemetery in Palestine Illinois.

Civil War pension records show George W, Higgins received an invalid's pension September 10,1887. A widows pension was applied for on October 3,1916 by an unnamed spouse, does not show it was granted. Date of death given as November 19,1895 at Palestine, Illinois. A pension for a minor also was given.

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15
Higgins, Henry
Union 
Infantry 
47th Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Henry Higgins enlisted, at age 40,as a Private in Company "G' 47th Missouri Infantry at Patterson, Missouri on November 11, 1864 for 6 months service, Was mustered out on Marc 29, 1865 at Benton Barracks, Missouri.
Personal Information from is file: Born
(unreadable), Tennessee, Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion,5 foot 10 inches tall.

Civil War pension records show Henry Higgins received an invalid's pension April 22,1892 for his service in Company "G" 47th Missouri Infantry. 
His wife Della Higgins received a widows pension March 29, 1909.

Appears as Henry Higgens on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Woodside, Oregon County, Missouri.
Service noted as from March 1864 to April 1865.

Census Scan  HIGGINS HENRY 55 W TN MO OREGON HIGH LAND 1880 
     wife's name differs from future census'

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 


Henry HIGGINS Self M Male W 55 TN Work On Farm TN TN 
Lean HIGGINS Wife M Female W 54 GA Keeping House GA GA 
Sintha HIGGINS Dau S Female W 21 GA At Home TN GA 
Polina D. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 17 GA At School TN GA 
Sarah E. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 GA At Home TN GA 

Source Information:
Census Place Highland, Oregon, Missouri Family History Library Film 1254707 
NA Film Number T9-0707 Page Number 324B
 

Census Scan  HIGGINS HENRY 76 M W TN MO OREGON WOODSIDE TWP 1900 

Census Scan  HIGGINS DELLA 50 F W TN MO OREGON WOODSIDE TWP 1910
  Henry's widow in 1910 census 

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16
Higgins, J. W.
Union 

Sullivan County, Missouri Home Guard

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
J. W. Higgins enlisted in Sullivan County Homeguard* on June 20, 1861 at Sullivan, Missouri and served as a Private for 2 months 9 days. Discharged August 30, 1861. File states he later enlisted in 18th Missouri Infantry.
(18th Mo. Service not noted on NPS list)
* also known as Captain Cooper's (Independent) Company Infantry. Sullivan County Home Guard.

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17
Higgins, Jacob
Union 
Cavalry 
15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Jacob Higgins enlisted, at the age of 28, as a Private in Company "D" 7th Regiment Provisional Missouri Militia* on May 3, 1864.
(length of service enlisted for appears to say 20 months). Was mustered in at Springfield, Missouri on July 3, 1864. On roll Jan/Feb & Mar/Apr 1865 rolls listed as absent sick in St, Clair County, Missouri. Mustered out July 1, 1865 at Springfield, Missouri.
Personal Information from his file:
Born Illinois, by occupation a farmer, Blue eyes, red hair, red complexion, 5 foot 3 inches tall, Residence listed as Washington Township, St. Clair County, Missouri.
* This organization subsequently became Company "D" 15th Missouri Infantry.

Civil War pension records show Jacob Higgins received an invalid's pension November 19,1877 for his service in Company "D" 15th Missouri Cavalry. His wife Sarah J. Higgins received a widows pension November 7 1894.

HIGGINS JACOB 34 M W IL MO ST CLAIR WASHINGTON TWP 1870 

Household: 1880 Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

Jacob HIGGINS Self M Male W 43 IL Farmer --- IL 
Sarah J. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 34 MO Keeping House --- --- 
Margarett S. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 18 MO IL MO 
Elmore M. HIGGINS Son S Male W 16 MO Works On Farm IL MO 
Louisea HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 MO IL MO 
Mary A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 12 MO IL MO 
Ulysses G. HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 MO IL MO 
Mattie I. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 1 MO IL MO 

Source Information:
Census Place Doyal, St. Clair, Missouri Family History Library Film 1254714 
NA Film Number T9-0714 Page Number 384D 


Appears on 1890 Veterans Schedules Doyal, Saint Clair, Missouri and refers to his service as a Private in Company "D" 15th Missouri Cavalry from June 1864 to July 1865. States his disability that was occurred was "sore eyes".

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18
Higgins, James
Union 
Cavalry 
13th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
James Higgins enlisted April 1, 1864 at the age of 18 as a Private in Company "F" 13th Missouri Cavalry at Pilot Knob, Missouri. On a roll dated December 31, 1865 is listed as a Teamster at Monument Station, Kansas. Remained as teamster until February 1, 1866. File does not note muster-out date.
Personal Information from his file: Born New Orleans, Louisiana, a farmer by occupation, Light Complexion, Blue eyes, light hair, 5 foot 4 inches tall.

Source: Civil War pension index - Service in Company "D" 1st Mo. State Militia Infantry & Company "F" 13th Missouri cavalry
Invalid pension Nov 2. 1890
(Application # 972926 Certificate # 704994)
His widow applied for pension, no record of it being given.
Per pension records, same soldier as # 19 below
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19
Higgins, James H.
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Infantry
Per pension records, same soldier as # 18 above
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20
Higgins, James R.
Union 
Infantry 
12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

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Not on NPS listing
James R. Higgins

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
James R. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled, at age 22, on August 17th, 1861 for 3 years service at Sullivan County, Missouri as a Private in Company "A' 23rd Missouri Infantry. Had been temporarily assigned to Company "K" of same regiment. Mustered in August 22, 1861 at St. Louis. On August 1862 roll is listed as absent without leave since August 29, 1862.
Om April 10, 1863 roll it is noted he was absent without leave from March 4 to March 21, 1863. File notes he was a regimental teamster (Daily Duty) since July 20, 1863. Discharged October 13, 1864 due to expiration of service near Rome, Georgia.

- Closest Census Matches - Subject to confirmation -

HIGGINS N B 34 W M MO GRUNDY 1850
Name Age
N B Higgins 34
Henrietta Higgins 31
Catherine Higgins 14
James R Higgins 11
Francis Higgins 9
Madison Higgins 7
Matilda A Higgins 6
Marion Higgins 4
William W Higgins 2
Geo W Higgins 0

HIGGINS JAMES 21 M W IL MO SULLIVAN WINTERSVILLE P O 1860
Name Age
James Higgins 21
Martha Higgins 21
Fransway Higgins 19
(may be # 11 above)

and living next door

Name Age
N B Higgins 45
Heneretta Higgins 42
Masterson Higgins 17
Matilda A Higgins 15
Marion Higgins 14
William Higgins 12
George W Higgins 10
Jasper Higgins 8
Newton Higgins 6
Thomas Higgins 4
Mary E Higgins 3

HIGGINS JAS R 31 M W IL IL MENARD PETERSBURG TWP 1870
Jas R Higgins 31
Martha Higgins 34
Amelia Higgins 6
Marion Higgins 5
Joel Higgins 2
Newton Higgins 16

- Closest Census Match -
Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James R. HIGGINS Self M Male W 41 IL Farming KY KY
Martha E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 43 IN Keeping House VA IN
Amelia J. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 16 MO At Home IL IN
Marion O. HIGGINS Son Male W 14 MO On Farm IL IN
Joel T. HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 MO On Farm IL IN
Emmy B. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 7 IL IL IN
James A. HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 IL IL IN
Source Information:
Census Place Sand Ridge, Menard, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254236
NA Film Number T9-0236 Page Number 149C


Civil war pension records show Martha Higgins, widow of James R. Higgins of Company "A" 23rd Missouri Infantry, received a pension on August 25, 1885.
(Application # 330137 - Certificate # 439184. She received the pension in Illinois.)

HIGGINS THOMAS 32 M W MO IL MENARD SANDRIDGE PCT 1900
Name Age
Thomas J Higgins 31
Martha E Higgins 64
Emma B Higgins 27
Ellis I Higgins 9

HIGGINS JOEL T 42 M W MO IL MENARD SANDRIDGE PCT 1910
Name Age
Joel T Higgins 42
Martha E Higgins 73
Amelia J Higgins 46
Ira E Higgins 18

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21
Higgins, John
Union 
Cavalry 
15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
John Higgins enlisted , at the age of 21, as a Private in Company "D" 7th Regiment Provisional Missouri Militia* on May 3, 1864.
(length of service enlisted for appears to say 20 months) and was mustered in July 1, 1864 at Springfield, Missouri. Mustered out July 1, 1865 at Springfield, Missouri.
Personal Information from his file: Born St. Clair County, Missouri.
Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion.5 foot 3 inches tall. Residence listed as Washington Township, St. Clair County, Missouri.
* This organization subsequently became Company "D" 15th Missouri Infantry.

Civil War pension records show John G. Higgins' wife
Miriam L. Higgins received a widows pension, June 9th 1893, for her husbands service in Company "D" 7th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia and later in Company "D" 15th Missouri Cavalry 

http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Quad/6460/CW/EMM/EMMhist.html 
A Brief History of the Enrolled Missouri Militia

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22
Higgins, John
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry


Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Appears on a roll of substitutes (for James .W. Bell) forwarded for the 1st Missouri Cavalry dated August 25,1864 at St. Louis, Missouri. Enlisted as a Private for 3 years on August 8, 1864 at St. Louis, Mo.. Enlistee was born in Ireland, 27 years old, a laborer by trade, Grey Eyes, Brown Hair. Name appears on a list of deserters at Little Rock, Arkansas, date December 15, 1864.

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23
Higgins, John
Union 
Cavalry 
3rd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Enlisted at Quincy, Illinois, by Captain James Howland on August 13. 1861 for 3 years service as a Private in Company "A" 3rd Missouri Cavalry. On Nov/Dec 1861 roll is absent with General Prentiss in pursuit of the enemy. On Mar/Apr 1862 is listed as absent on extra duty building a blockhouse at South River since April 24th 1862. On Sept/Oct 1862 roll is listed as absent sick in hospital. On Nov/Dec 1862 roll is listed absent, is orderly for Major Carrick near Rolla Mo. On Mar/Apr 1863 roll is listed absent sick in post hospital at Ironton, Mo. His discharge papers list his place of birth as Londonderry, Ireland, that he was 5 ft 8 in tall, Fair Complexion, Blue eyes, grey, his occupation was listed as laborer. Discharged June 4, 1863 at the age of 34 at Pilot Knob, Missouri on Surgeons Certificate - Disability was disease of the chest (Bronchitis) contracted while in Army. Also deemed unfit for service in invalid corps.

Civil War pension index shows John Higgins applied for an invalid's pension (Application # 32753) on September 14, 1863 for his service as noted above. No record of it being granted.

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[Not on this NPS Listing]
John H. Higgins served in Co. E, 76th EMM

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24
Higgins, John
Union 
Artillery 
1st Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
John Higgins enrolled July 20, 1863 for 3 years service. Was mustered in July 21, 1863 in Battery "G" 1st Missouri Light Artillery. Deserted August 2, 1863 at Cowen, Tennessee. Believed to have re-enlisted in one of the Tennessee regiments U.S. Another notation in file state may be found on Confederate Army.

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25
Higgins, John C.
Union 
Infantry 
33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
John C. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled August 16, 1862 at St. Joseph's Missouri at age 41 in Company "F" 33rd Missouri Infantry for 3 years service. Mustered into regiment on September 3, 1862. Left at Post hospital, sick, on December 23,1862. Died of Typhoid Pneumonia
(Plurisy) in Post Hospital at Benton Barracks, Missouri on December 28,1862.
Personal Information from Compiled records: Born Sangamon, Illinois, age 41, 6 foot tall, Light Complexion, Grey eyes, Grey hair, a farmer by occupation.

http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/h/jeffbarr_h16.htm
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Higgins, John C, d. 12/28/1862, Plot: 24 0 5341, bur. 12/28/1862
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Not on NPS LIST
Higgins John G 

Civil War pension records show John G. Higgins, who served in Company "D" 15 Missouri Cavalry & Company "D" 7th Enrolled Missouri Militia (EMM) 
wife, Miriam L. Higgins, applied for a widows pension June 9 1893.
Pension was file for in Kansas. The index does not show it was given.
Info on EMM- http://mmcwrt.missouri.org/2001/default0107.htm  

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26
Higgins, John M.
Union 
Infantry 
27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
John M. Higgins joined for duty and enrolled, at age 19,on August 24,1862 at Chillicothe for 3 years service as a Private in Company "B" 27th Missouri Infantry.
On Mar/Apr & May/Jun 1863 on roll as absent sick in hospital at Benton Barracks, Missouri. On September 20,1864 roll he is listed as orderly at Brigade Headquarters. On Mar/Apr 1865 listed absent sick at hospital at Troy New York since April 3,1865. Discharged July 15, 1865 from hospital to be mustered out. Mustered out at Washington D.C. June 13, 1865.
Personal Information from his file:
Born Kentucky, resident of Mercer County, Missouri, Single, nearest relative is Sarah Higgins, Princeton, Missouri.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Schedule Morgan, Mercer County, Missouri. Refers to service as a Private in Company "B" 27th Missouri Infantry from August 22,1862 to June 13,1865.
Disability Rheumatism 1863 on March from Vicksburg.

Civil War pension records show Jehu M. Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 473617 & Certificate # 497796) on February 24, 1883 for his service as noted above. Records note his date of death as June 1,1922 at Watonga, Oklahoma.

Year: 1870; Census Place: Morgan, Mercer, Missouri; Roll: M593_792; Page: 170; Image: 340
(No Image Available)
Name Age
Jehu Higgins 23
Mary F Higgins 21
Roberta Higgins 9/12

See on site at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjhiggins/usa-05.htm
1880 Census
Jehu M. HIGGINS Self M Male W 34 KY Farmer KY KY

1920;Census Place: Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1453; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 302
Jehu M Higgins, Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma, abt 1846, Kentucky, White, Boarder

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27
Higgins, Joseph
Union 
Cavalry 
16th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Joseph Higgins enlisted November 1, 1863 at Rolla, Missouri for 20 months service. He was mustered in, age 25, as a Private in Company "K", 6th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia* on September 7, 1864 at Springfield Missouri
Died at General Hospital at Springfield Missouri on September 28, 1864.
Cause of death noted as Rubella (Measles), Rank at time of death was sergeant.
Personal Information from his file: Born Mercer County, Kentucky, occupation farmer, Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion.5 foot 10 inches tall.
* This organization subsequently be came Company "K" 16th Missouri Cavalry.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites
Name: Joseph H Higgins Death Date: 28 Sep 1864
Service Info.: SGT US ARMY CIVIL WAR
Cemetery: Springfield National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 1702 East Seminole Street Springfield, MO 65804
Buried At: Section 21 Site 1174

Civil War pension index shows Joseph Higgins' widow applied for a pension May 8, 1865 (Application # 96958), no record of it being granted.
A pension for a minor (Application # 128670 & Certificate # 78134) was granted.

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans - (NARA)  A pension was given to William Franklin Higgins. who was born April 27, 1862, was the minor son of Joseph Higgins, who was a private in Company "K" 16th Missouri Cavalry and died of measles on September 28. 1864 at General Hospital at Springfield, Missouri. He had married Arminda Stegall on April 17, 1861 at Texas County, Missouri by Dabney Lynch, a minister of the gospel. His widow was not given a pension because of her re-marriage to Green B. Johnson on October 5, 1865. The pension was given to by Moses S. Eldred, a resident of Macoupin County, Illinois, for the minor.

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Joseph H Higgins
[Not on this NPS Listing]

Joseph Higgens (see 58-Higgens-Joseph-Union-Infantry-43rd Regiment-Missouri Infantry)


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28
Higgins, Madison S.
Union 
Infantry 
23rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Madison Higgins, at age 18,enrolled and joined for duty on August 17, 1861 in Company "A" of Colonel Tindall's Regiment of Missouri Infantry* at Sullivan County, Missouri. Mustered in on September 22, 1861 for 3 years service. Promoted to 2nd Corporal on June 14, 1863. On Jul/Aug 1863 roll is absent in 5th Street Hospital since July 9,1863.On Sep/Oct roll is listed as absent in General Hospital at Rolla, Missouri since October 11, 1863.On Jan/Feb 1864 roll is absent sick in General Hospital at McMinnsville, Tennessee since February 22, 1864. Mustered out and discharged as a Corporal on September 22, 1864 due to expiration of service near Atlanta Georgia.
* This organization subsequently became Company "A" 23rd Missouri Infantry.

Civil War pension index shows a date of death of February 3, 1867 at Wintersville, Missouri. Shows service also in Company "B" 6th EMM

Civil War pension records show Madison S. Higgins' re-married wife Nancy M. Thompson received a widows pension August 7,1891 for her husbands service in Company "A" 23rd Missouri Infantry. She had also filed for a pension for a minor named A.L. Thompson in 1883.No records of the minors pension being granted.

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29
Higgins, Martin
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Martin Higgins joined, at the age of 33,for duty and enrolled on July 1, 1861 at Boonville, Missouri for 3 years service. Was enlisted same date as a Private in Company "C" 7th Missouri Infantry. Promoted to Corporal on October 1, 1861 roll. On Jan/Feb 1864 roll states he is absent, in Military Prison in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mustered out at St. Louis on July 1, 1864 due to expiration of service.
Personal Information from his file: Born Ireland, was by occupation a laborer,had grey eyes, grey hair, dark complexion,5 foot 8 inchs tall.

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30
Higgins, Martin
Union 
-
2nd Northeast Regiment, Missouri Home Guard 

-NPS list does not note actual service in 21st Mo.-
http://mo21infantry.tripod.com/21inf.html
The Twenty-first Missouri Volunteer Infantry was formed on December 31, 1861, when Special Order #15 merged the under-strength First and Second Northeast Missouri Regiments

http://mo21infantry.tripod.com/21codpriv.htm
Privates of Company D of 21st Missouri
N
ame-Rank-Age-Description-ht-hair-eye-comp-M or S-
Occupation-Nativity-Residence-Enlisted Date-Mustered

in When- Where-By Whom Remarks 
Higgins, Martin Private 44 5' 5" brown blue fair M
Farmer Galway Co., Ireland Knox Co., MO 15 July 1861 1
Feb 1862 Canton, MO Lt E Moore Discharged disability
30 Oct 1862 

Best census connection is
HIGGINS MARTIN 44 M W IREL MO KNOX CENTER TWP 1860  

Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
Martin Higgins - Private - Company "D" - 21st Missouri Infantry - Died February 14, 1898 - Buried Riverside Cemetery at Kalamazoo Michigan.

Catholic Riverside Cemetery - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County
Location: Catholic Riverside Cemetery is located at 1015 Gull Road (Part of Riverside Cemetery), Kalamazoo County. Although it's part of Riverside, Mt. Olivet Cemetery has the burial records for this section


Link to Image of Headstone

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31
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Michael Higgins enlisted by Captain Murray on July 9, 1864 at St. Louis, Missouri in Company "D" 7th Missouri Cavalry. Transferred on December 15,1864 to Company "K" 1st Missouri Cavalry. at the age of 18 for 3 years service. He was 5 foot tall, fair complexion, Blue, eyes and Auburn Hair. He was born in Ireland and a laborer by trade. He was enrolled as a Private into Company "K", 1st Missouri Cavalry. File states he was a substitute for G. M. Fisher. A note on an undated roll states he has been on leave since March 20,1865.
Mustered out September 1, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Same soldier as # 33  below

Civil War pension records show Michael Higgins received an invalid's pension (Application # 890434 & Certificate # 641408) on August 8,1890 for his service in Company "D" 7th Missouri Cavalry and Company "K" 1 Missouri Cavalry. The pension was filed for in Missouri. It notes his date of death as June 17, 1900 at Fall River County, South Dakota.

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32
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Infantry 
7th Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Mustered in July 1,1861 at Boonville, Missouri as a Private in Company "C", 7th Missouri Infantry. Died at age of 35 of Pneumonia at Lexington, Missouri, February 25,1862.

Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans
Michael Higgins- Company "C"-7th Missouri Infantry. Buried at Catholic Cemetery at Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri.

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33
Higgins, Michael
Union 
Cavalry 
7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry
See #31 above

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Michael Higgins enlisted* July 9,1864 at St. Louis, Missouri for 3 years service as a Private in Company "D",7th Missouri Cavalry. Transferred on December 15,1864 at the age of 19 to Company "K" 1st Missouri Cavalry.
Was a substitute for Herman Henry Wernse
Personal Information from his substitute enlistment declaration:
Age 18, born in Ireland, Boatman by occupation, Blue eyes, dark hair, Sandy complexion,5 foot 2 inches tall.

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34
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Peter Higgins joined for duty and enrolled on July 3, 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri in Company "D", (records also show service with Co. "K") 1st Missouri Cavalry for 3 years service. Sworn in and mustered as 2nd Lt. by Governor Gamble on same date. Later became 1st Lt. He was ordered (Special order # 32)to the Army of the Frontier to Captain Peabody on orders from Headquarters. He wanted to know if he was on duty or not during transfer, if not he asked to be mustered out of service. No record of reply to this question. He later received Special order # 19 dated January 27,1863 relieving him from duty with the 1st Mo.. He is to report to the General commanding in Western Missouri. No further record.

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35
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Cavalry 
Stewart's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry

Same soldier as # 37 below

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Peter Higgins joined for duty and enrolled on September 13, 1861 at St. Louis Missouri in Stewart's Battalion of Cavalry for 3 years service. He is listed as 1st Lieutenant and instructor of Company "A". Detached from 1st Missouri Cavalry. Mustered out at Benton Barracks Missouri on February 2, 1861.

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36
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Cavalry 
7th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Peter Higgins appears on muster roll of Company "D" 7 Missouri Cavalry as a 2nd Lt. dated March 2,1863. Assumed command of regiment April 2, 1863. Assigned to control of arms and company property. Relieved of command of regiment May 14,1863 and assigned to command of Howitzer battery. Responsible for ordinance and company property. Relieved of duty of this assignment on June 17, 1863.A letter dated August 20, 1863 requesting him to appear before a board of examinations for his qualifications to hold the position he then held. Assigned to duty at Camp for re-mount horses since September 24,1863. Relieved from duty at re-mount camp on January 21,1864 and is to return to his regiment. Took command of company on May 20,1864. Mustered out at age 34 on November 23,1864 by reason of expiration of service.

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37
Higgins, Peter
Union 
Cavalry 
Stewart's Battalion, Missouri Cavalry

Same soldier as # 35 above

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38
Higgins, Philamon R
Union 
Cavalry 
15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry 

Philamon R. Higgins enlisted at age 20,in 7th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia* on May 3, 1864 as a Private in Company "D", for 20 months service. It is noted he has blue eyes, dark hair, Fair complexion, and 5 foot 4 inches tall. Mustered in at Springfield, Missouri on July 3, 1864.Born St. Clair, Missouri. Mustered out July 1, 1865 at Springfield, Missouri.
* Subsequently became Company "D" 15th Missouri Cavalry.

Civil War pension records show that Philamon Higgins of the 15th Missouri Cavalry received an invalid's pension (Application # 893108 & Certificate # 810694 in Missouri) on August 2 1890 and his wife Nancy received a widows pension (Application # 1093536 & Certificate # 900247) on February 13 1917 in Oklahoma.  His pension file states his death dates as February 2, 1917 at Tulsa, Oklahoma

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39
Higgins, Richie
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Richie Higgins enrolled and joined for duty on August 1,1861 at Jacksonville, Illinois. Mustered in as a Private on September 6,1861 at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. into Company "G" 1st Missouri Cavalry for 3 years service.
Appears present on rolls until May/Jun 1862 when he is absent sick in camp at Helena, Arkansas. Present for duty on Sept/Oct 1862 roll. Present on all rolls until Jan/Feb 1864 roll where he is listed as absent with leave. Mustered out February 28, 1864 at St. Louis Missouri by virtue of Re-Enlistment as a veteran at New Madrid, Mo. Mustered in to same regiment and company. Transferred to Company "H". upon regimental reconsolidation. Transferred to Company "F". late 1864. Mustered out September 1, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Name appears on a hospital roll of Benton Barracks, Mo. dated September 5, 1865 for Cholera. Personal information noted is that he is 27 years old,single, a native of Belmont County, Ohio, gave a residence of Jacksonville, Illinois. Height is 5 ft 8 1/2 inches, Brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.

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40
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Thomas Higgins enlisted June 24, 1861 and was mustered in as a Private in (New) Company "I" on October 15, 1861 at Macon Missouri for 3 years service. Deserted at Macon City, Missouri on January 31, 1862.
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41
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Thomas Higgins joined for duty and was enrolled at the age of 40 as a Private in Captain Leubbering's Company* om Missouri State Militia on February 6,1862 at St. Louis. Was mustered in on March 24, 1864 at St. Louis for the war. Deserted October 22, 1863 at St. Louis.
* Organization later became Company "B" 1st Missouri Militia Infantry

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42
Higgins, Thomas
Union 

Harrison County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Thomas Higgins enlisted September 3, 1861 in Captain Howe's Company ("E"),
Harrison County, Missouri Home Guard as a Private. He was discharged September 23, 1861
(20 days service)
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43
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
22nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Thomas Higgins joined and enrolled, at age 24, on June 24, 1861 at Hannibal, Missouri. He was mustered in as a Private in Company "C" Marion Battalion*, U.S.R.C.** Missouri Volunteers on October 15,1861 for 3 years service. Deserted at Macon City January 31st, 1862.
* This organization subsequently became Company "D", 22nd Missouri Infantry.
** United States Reserve Corp


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44
Higgins, Thomas
Union 
Infantry 
27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Thomas Higgins enrolled September 5, 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri  at the age of 28 in Company "D", 27th Missouri Infantry Regiment for 3 years service. Mustered in to regiment September 27, 1862 at Benton Barracks, Missouri. Killed in action at Resaca, Georgia on May 14,1864.

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45
Higgins, Thomas P.
Union 
Infantry 
43rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry 

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Thomas P. Higgins enlisted. at age 25, August 19th, 1864 for 1 years service at Bancroft, Missouri. He was mustered in as a Private in Company "F" 43rd Missouri Infantry on September 6, 1864 at St. Joseph, Missouri. Mustered out as 8th Corporal at Benton Barracks, Missouri on June 3, 1865.
Personal Information from his file: Farmer by occupation, Born in Rush County, Indiana, Hazel eyes, Dark hair, Dark complexion. Residence given as Salem Township, Davies County, Missouri.

Source: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903 Microfilm Publication M1845 - Roll # 9 

Thomas P. Higgins, Private, Company "F" 43rd Missouri Infantry died February 17,1894 and is buried in an unspecified cemetery at Fairview, Cedarville, Kansas.

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46
Higgins, Tolbert
Union 
Cavalry 
1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry

Same soldier as # 47 below

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Tolbert Higgins enlisted, at age 22, in February 26, 1862 at Gallatin, Missouri in Captain Burris' Company, Missouri State Militia* for the war in Missouri. Deserted at Gallatin April 4, 1862 before descriptive information was taken.
* This organization subsequently became Company "I" 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry
   
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47
Higgins, Tolbert
Union 
Cavalry 
2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Merrill's Horse)

Source: U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
(Pension Certificate # 549430)

Enlisted April 3, 1862 as a Private in Company "F" 2nd Missouri Cavalry.
Discharged April 17, 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Personal Information from his soldier's home file:
Born Missouri, Ruddy complexion, dark hair, 5 foot 10 inches tall, Protestant religion. Can read and write. Farmer by occupation.
married. Wife's name Sarah Ann Higgins, residence Seymour, Indiana.
his daughter, Mrs. Narci Handley. Grayson, Missouri.

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Tolbert Higgins joined and enrolled for duty, at age 21, on April 1, 1862 at Huntersville, Missouri. Mustered into Company "F" 2nd Missouri Cavalry Regiment (Merrill's Horse) for 3 years service. On Jul/Aug 1862 roll he is absent on detached duty in the field. On July - December 1863 rolls is listed a orderly (Daily Duty) at Regimental Headquarters. On Jan/Feb 1865 roll shows him absent on detached service at Duval's Bluff, Arkansas since November 7, 1864.
Was mustered out April 17, 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee due to expiration of service.
Personal Information from his file:
Age 21, 5 foot 10 inches tall, Ruddy Complexion, Hazel Eyes, Brown Hair, Born Davis County, Missouri. By occupation a farmer.

- Text of letter in file inquiring about status of Tolbert Higgins -
Gallatin, Mo - April 3, 1862
Col. Merrill of Merrill's Horse
Allen, Missouri


Col.
A private in Company "I" of my regiment has been recruited and induced to go to your regiment by Lieutenant Hubbard.
      I desire to inform you that said Higgins was regularly mustered into said company of Infantry, on 26th February past, and received his clothing.
I hope you will advise whether he has reached your command, and if so, in what capacity do you regard him. If as a deserter, please retain him until we can send for him.
                                           Very respectfully, your obedient servant
                                           James McFarran, Colonel
                                           Missouri State Militia

View 1870 MO Census CLINTON HARDIN TWP
  with TOLBERT HIGGINS 30 yr old 
  Wife Pamelia and daughter Carrie

1880 Census Household:
 
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
  Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
 Tolbert HIGGINS   Self M Male    W 38 MO Farmer KY KY 
  Pamelia HIGGINS Wife M Female W 28 MO Keeping House
  Clarra HIGGINS      Dau S Female W 12 MO MO MO 
  Herbert HIGGINS    Son S Male    W  8 MO MOMO 
  Narcisa HIGGINS    Dau S Female W  6 MO MO MO 
  Lura HIGGINS        Dau S Female W  3 MO MO MO 

 
Source Information:
  Census Place Salem, Daviess, Missouri 
  Family History Library Film 1254684 
  NA Film Number T9-0684 Page Number 145D 


An inquiry of a Talbert Higgins is also on site at
Where INDIANA Feb 02 2002 
   Talbert Higgins d 1840,
  
(killed in Indiana when tree fell on him) 
   m. Matilda Jones d Jan. 1901

View 1900 KS Census Scan  Talbert Higgins age 60

View 1910 KS Census Scan  Tolbert Higgins age 68 

View 1920 KS Census Scan  Tolvert Higgins age 79

Civil War pension records show Talbert Higgins received an invalid's pension February 23.1887 for his service in Company "F" 2 Missouri Cavalry. It states he enlisted April 1,1862 and was discharged April 17, 1865. (Other service noted in Company "I" 1st Missouri Militia Cavalry). The file notes his date of death as October 12,1928 at Selina Kansas.

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48
Higgins, Walter
Union 
Infantry 
30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
Walter Higgins enrolled, at age 18, on July 31, 1862 at St. Louis< Missouri in Company "C" 30th Regiment Missouri Infantry for 3 years or war. Mustered in as a Private on September 16, 1862 at Benton Barrack, Missouri. On roll ending October 31,1864, listed as absent sick on board Steamer Diana since September 3, 1864. Died at hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana on September 9, 1864.

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49
Higgins, William
Union 
Cavalry 
Cass County Home Guard, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
William Higgins enrolled and joined for duty, at age 20, On August 11, 1861 at Paola, Kansas for 3 years service. Mustered in as a Corporal into Company "G" of Cass County Home Guard Cavalry* on August 25, 1861 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. No further record this source.
* This organization subsequently became company "H" 9th Kansas Volunteers.
Records show the unit re-designation was not authorized by authorities.


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50
Higgins, William B.
Union 
Infantry 
42nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
William B. Higgins volunteered at Hartford, Missouri, August 12, 1864 at age nineteen, for 1 years service. Mustered in September 16, 1864 at Macon, Missouri. Died at age 20 of measles on January 14, 1865 at General Hospital # 19, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personal Information from his file: Born Wills County, Indiana, Farmer by occupation, Blue eyes, Light Hair,5 foot 3 1/2 inches tall. Residence before enlistment given as Richland, Putnam County, Missouri. Single, Nearest relative is Mariah Higgins, Cincinnati, Iowa.

http://www.interment.net/data/us/tn/davidson/nashnat/index_henhim.htm  
Nashville National Cemetery
Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee
Higgins, Wm B, d. 01/14/1865, PVT D 42 MO INF, Plot: H 9319

Source: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans (NARA)
Maria* Higgins (nee Baker), the mother of William B. Higgins filed for a pension on January 22, 1867. Her son had died of measles at General Hospital # 11 at Nashville, Tennessee on January 13, 1865 while serving as a Private in Company "D" 42nd Missouri Infantry. He was buried at Nashville, Tennessee. Maria Baker and John W. Higgins had been married on March 2, 1841 at Shelby County, Ohio. This file notes that John W. Higgins abandoned the family in the fall of 1861.  From the marriage five children were born; Sarah Higgins, b. July 30, 1842; Elizabeth Higgins, b. May 30, 1845; William B. Higgins. b. September 14, 1846; Mary Higgins, b. June 15, 1848 and David H. Higgins who was born April 10, 1851 or 57. This file shows Maria Higgins being dropped from pension roll due to her death which occurred March 22nd 1909 at San Francisco, California.
* First name also noted as Mariah

HIGGINS-JOHN-W-43-M-W-OH-MO-SULLIVAN-KIDDVILLE-P_O-1860
1860; Census Place: Sullivan, Missouri; Roll: M653_658; Page: 829; Image: 273
Name Age

John W Higgins 43
Maria Higgins 41
Sarah Higgins 18
Elizabeth Higgins 16
William Higgins 14
Mary Higgins 11
David Higgins 9

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51
Higgins, William T.
Union 
Cavalry 
15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Missouri. (NARA)
William T. Higgins was mustered in, at age 23, on November 2,1863 as a Private in Company "D" in the 7th Enrolled Missouri Militia for 20 months service. Relieved from service in 7th EMM on orders on February 29, 1864. Re-Enlisted in 15th Regiment Missouri Cavalry on April 26,1864.Mustered out July 1, 1865 at Springfield, Missouri.
Personal Information from his file: Born St. Clair, Missouri, Blue eyes, Dark Hair, Fair complexion.5 foot 5 inches tall.

Appears on 1890 Veterans Census Schedule Jasper, Dallas
County, Missouri. Refers to service as a Private in
Company "D" 15th Missouri Cavalry. No other service
info given. Notes: Living at present address since '64
(1864)

Civil War pension records show William T. Higgins
received an invalid's pension (unreadable day &
year)1886 for his service in Company "D" 15th Missouri
Cavalry. A minor named Emma Higgins was given a
pension July 28,1912.

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Not Listed on this NPS Listing for Missouri


ROSTER
CAPTAIN RAY'S COMPANY L
76TH ENROLLED MISSOURI MILITIA In the summer of 1862, Confederate guerrillas spread fear across Missouri. Unable to control them with regular troops, Union commanders created the Enrolled Missouri Militia ("EMM"). Able-bodied Missouri men not already in the military were required to report to the nearest Union post and enroll for military service in the local area 
Higgins, John H. Age 36. Enrolled Co. L, 76th EMM 2/11/1863 at Cassville (? days). Later a John H. Higgins served in Co. E, 76th EMM, enrolled 5/1864 at Greenfield, MO.

1.NAME-2.NO- 3.RANK- 4.REGIMENT- 5.CO- 6.DOD- 7.Natl
Cem info-SNC LOCATION(sec-row-num) 8.HONOR ROLL
 
Higgens, Jos. 525 sergeant 6th EMM K September 28 {1864} Joseph H. Higgins 21-0-1174 Higgins
  - Sources can be found at link at site noted above -
  - More info on the 6th EMM (Enrolled Missouri Militia) can be found at
http://www.geocities.com/~m_lause/CW/EMM/EMMhist.html  

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MISSISSIPPI 

No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name 

1
Higgins, Michael
Union 
-
1st Battalion, Mississippi Mounted Rifles


Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Mississippi. (NARA)

Michael Higgins appears on a Muster & Descriptive roll of U.S. Volunteers forwarded, as a Private for Company "G" of the 1st Battalion  Mississippi Mounted Rifles. It states he was born in Ireland. Enlisted by Captain  Samuel Gilbert at Memphis, Tennessee on March 3, 1864 for 3 years, paid bounty for enlisting. Mustered in on March 31, 1864. States he has Blue eyes, light hair, Sandy complexion, Height 5 foot 11 inches. By occupation he is a laborer. He was 29 years 6 months old at time of enlistment.
File shows service also in Company "E".
Absent on expedition December 21, 1864.
Mustered out June 26, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.
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2
Higgins, William M*
Union 
-
1st Battalion, Mississippi Mounted Rifles 

* Middle initial actually -W-

Source: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Mississippi. (NARA)

William Higgins appears on a Muster & Descriptive roll of U.S. Volunteers forwarded as a Private for Company "A" 1st Battalion, Mississippi Mounted Rifles . Enlisted by Captain Samuel Gilbert on December 25,1863 at Memphis, Tennessee for 3 years service and mustered in on December 26, 1863. Was paid bounty for enlistment. Born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Aged 19 years. A farmer by occupation. Black eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion. Mustered out June 26, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.

Civil War pension records show William W. Higgins received an invalids pension February 10,1890, for service in Company "A" 1st Mississippi Mounted Rifles.
His Wife Mary E. Higgins received a widows pension in what appears to say February 3,1901.

census-
    -Only William & Mary Higgins in this state in
Household:1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace 

William HIGGINS Self M Male W 35 MS Farmer GA NC 
Mary E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 35 SC Keeping House SC SC 
Mary P. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 13 MS Works In House MS SC 
James HIGGINS Son S Male W 12 MS Works On Farm MS SC 
Richard HIGGINS Son S Male W 10 MS Works On Farm MS SC 
Sarah M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 MS MS SC 

Source Information:
Census Place Union, Mississippi Family History Library Film 1254666 
NA Film Number T9-0666 Page Number 299B
 

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