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   Born on:  31 Jan 2006 
   Updated: 31 Jan 2006

A Submission From: Rose Wallace

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 Higgins of Mason Co., WV
Descendants of James H. Higgins


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JAMES H. HIGGINS was born 02 Apr 1827 in PA, and died 16 Jul 1882. 
   He married MARGARET PARKER, daughter of WILLIAM PARKER and MISE STONE. 
   She was born Feb 1831 in OH, and died 1900.

Notes for JAMES HARVIS HIGGINS: Title: Rev. 
When West Virginia became a State in 1863, James Higgins was the Representative from Jackson County. His picture hangs in the Dept. of Archives & History at the State Capitol. [Census Locations]

JACKSON COUNTY LEGISLATORS LEGISLATORS of. JACKSON CO. WV.
  House: Higgins, James H., Cottageville, 1866
         
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvjackso/county/legislat.htm  

 Children of JAMES HIGGINS and MARGARET PARKER are:

i. LEROY CLINTON11 HIGGINS, 
       b. 26 Jan 1851; d. 27 Nov 1912.

ii. WILLIAM LEONIDAS HIGGINS, 
       b. 29 May 1853; d. Nov 1931.

iii. LAURA HIGGINS, 
       b. 1855; d. Jun 1926.

iv. HARRIET C. HIGGINS, 
        b. 01 Jan 1860; d. 28 Jul 1941.
        Note: HARRIET  HIGGINS Saint and mother to many orphaned relatives

v. JAMES CURTIS HIGGINS, 
        b. 1863; d. 1892.

vi. LEONORA VANDALE HIGGINS, 
        b. 1865; d. 1904.

vii. ARTHUR IMES HIGGINS,
        b. 29 Jan 1868, WV; d. 06 Mar 1943. 

married (1) SARAH ELIZABETH DONOHUE 12 May 1888 in Jackson Co, WV,
               daughter of ANDREW DONOHUE. 
                She was born 18 Oct 1869 in WV, and died Bef. 1895. 
               Marriage Notes
                Database: West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900 
                HIGGINS, ARTHUR Spouse: DONOHEW, SARAH E. 
                Marriage Date: 12 May 1888 
                County: Jackson State: WV
                Children of ARTHUR HIGGINS and SARAH DONOHUE

married (2) ISABELLE R. HYATT 17 Aug 1895 in Mason Co, WV. 
                She was born 22 Oct 1877 in Mason Co, WV, 
                and died 10 Jun 1935 in Mason Co, WV. 
                Note: Census 1800 Arthur Imes Higgins Cologne, Mason, WV
                Database: West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900 
                HIGGINS, ARTHUR Spouse: DONOHEW, SARAH E. 
                Marriage  Date: 12 May 1888 
                County: Jackson State: WV 
                HIGGINS, ARTHUR I. Spouse: HYATT, BELLE 
                Marriage Date: 17 Aug 1895 
                County: Mason State: WV

viii. FRANK HARVIS HIGGINS, 
         b. 22 Jul 1870.

ix. BERTON S. HIGGINS, 
         b. 1873; d. 1933.
            Bachelor

Census:
James H Higgins Household: 1880 United States Census
Census: 1910 Putnam Co., West Virginia 
Census: 1920 US Federal Census State: WV County: Mason Township: Lewis 
Census: 1930 United States Federal Census West
Virginia County: Mason Township: Point Pleasant 

 Children of ARTHUR HIGGINS and SARAH DONOHUE are:
i. CLAUDE ORAN HIGGINS, 
    b. Aug 1890, WV; d. 1950.

ii. RUPERT ARGO HIGGINS, 
     b. 11 Jul 1892, WV; d. Jul 1981, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ.

   Children of ARTHUR HIGGINS and ISABELLE HYATT are:

iii. WILLIAM MCKINLEY12 HIGGINS, 
     b. 1896, WV; d. 13 Mar 1957.

iv. MARGARET LEOTA HIGGINS, 
     b. 1898.

v. MAUDE NATELLA HIGGINS, 
     b. 1903, WV.

vi. PAUL HIGGINS, 
     b. 1906; d. 1906.
     Notes for PAUL HIGGINS: Paul and Pauline twins died 1906
 
vii. PAULINE HIGGINS, 
      b. 1906; d. 1906.
      Notes for PAULINE HIGGINS: Pauline and Paul twins died 1906

viii. THOMAS HYATT HIGGINS, b. 1909.

ix. LILLIAN JULIA HIGGINS, b. 1912.

x. MILDRED MAE HIGGINS, b. 1915.

WILLIAM MCKINLEY HIGGINS was born 1896 in WV, and died 13 Mar 1957.
      He married (1) MABEL HALCOMB, daughter of RUBERTA HALCOMB. 
                          born 17 Aug 1896 in WV, and died 13 Jan 1926. 
      He married (2) ORA MCDERMOTT. 
                          born Abt. 1901 in WV.

Children of WILLIAM HIGGINS and MABEL HALCOMB are:

i. ORVILLE H. HIGGINS, 
    b. 11 Dec 1919, WV; d. 28 Sep 1998, Mason County, WV.
ii. ELOISE HIGGINS, 
     b. 13 Jan 1922, WV; d. 23 Jul 2003, Mason Co., WV; 
     m. CHARLES B. CORNWELL;
          b. 1918; d. 1972.
iii. HARRIET L HIGGINS, 
          b. 03 Mar 1924, Ohio; d. 11 Feb 2003, Mason Co., WV; 
         m. WILLIAM HENRY WALLACE.

Children of WILLIAM HIGGINS and ORA MCDERMOTT are:

iv. STEWART MCDERMOTT, 
      b. Abt. 1919, WV; 
v. THELMA MCDERMOTT, 
     b. Abt. 1922, WV; Stepchild.
vi. MARY MCDERMOTT, 
     b. Abt. 1923, WV; Stepchild.

Census Locations:
Census: 1920 US Federal Census State: WV County: Mason Township: Lewis                    Household of Father, Higgins, Arthur  Higgins, 
                   William 23 M WV Occupation: Laborer Steel Plant
          1920   Census Scan  Mabel Higgins, 23
                   wife of William Higgins listed in the 1920
                   with baby son Orville Higgins 
                   household record of her father: 
                   Ruberta Halcomb, 58, WD, WV Putman Co, Curry District.

         1930  US Federal Census State: WV County: Mason Township: Robinson
                  Higgins, William Self 32 WV; Higgins, Ora Wife 29 WV 



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 View 1870 Census Scan  HIGGINS JAMES N 43 PA WV MASON COLOGNE Twp

Household:1880

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

James H. HIGGINS   Self M Male     W 53 PA Clergyman VA PA 
Margret S. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 50 OH Housekeeping VA OH 
William L. HIGGINS   Son S Male     W 27 WV River Pilot  PA OH 
Harriet C. HIGGINS   Dau S Female W 20 OH At Home PA OH 
Lenora V. HIGGINS   Dau S Female  W 17 WV At Home PA OH 
James C.H. HIGGINS Son S Male     W 15 WV At Home PA OH 
Arthur P. HIGGINS    Son S Male     W 12 WV At Home PA OH 
Frank H. HIGGINS     Son S Male     W 10 WV At Home PA OH 
Albert S. HIGGINS     Son S Male     W  7 WV At Home PA OH 

Source Information:
Census Place Cologne, Mason, West Virginia Family History Library Film 1255408 
NA Film Number T9-1408 Page Number 232D 

  View 1900 Census Scan HIGGINS ISABEL R 23 WV WV MASON COLOGNE Dist
                                 living with her parents Albert & Evelyn Hyatt

  View 1910 Census Scan HIGGINS LEROY C 59  WV WV MASON COOPER 

  View 1920 Census Scan HIGGINS ARTHUR 51  WV WV MASON 5-WD; POINT PLEASANT;
                                 LEWIS  Image 1 Bottom Image 2 Top

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvmason/obituaries/obits1997.html 
Higgins, Ora Irene
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV December 1997
Ora Irene Higgins, 97, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a member of the Heights United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, where she was also a member of the United Methodist Women's group and the Friendship Sunday school class. A charter member of the WV State Farm Museum, she was a member of the Daughters of America. Born March 4, 1900, in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Mary (Edwards) Stewart. She was also preceded in death by her first
husband, Claud McDermitt; second husband, Rev William Higgins; daughter, Thelma Nott; son, Edward Stewart McDermitt; two sisters, Pearl Fox and Cora Roush; and two brothers, Raymond Stewart and Reuben Stewart. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bob Crawford of Palm Bay, Fla; two sisters, Catherine Russell and Geraldine Greer, both of New Haven; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Sunday, 2 pm, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 7 to 9 pm.

West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900

ARTHUR I. HIGGINS BELLE HYATT 17 Aug 1895 Mason WV 
JAMES R. HIGGINS  BETTIE MEEKS 13 Sep 1900 Mason WV 
LEROY C. HIGGINS  LUCENA SAYRE 12 Jan 1873 Mason WV 
ELIAS B. HOWELL   MARY C. HIGGINS 14 Sep 1879 Mason WV
SAMPSON S. NYE   LAURA S. HIGGINS 24 May 1877 Mason WV

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