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21 Mar 2010

Source: Nashville directory, Volume 17 - 1881
Higgins Charles (c), porter 28 S Market, h Ewing nr Ash.
Higgins Eliza, widow James, h 199 N Market.
Higging Flem (c), stonemason, h Porterfield nr Clay.
Higgins Fleming, laborer, h Marina nr N Fourth.
Higgins Thomas (c), porter 89 S College.
Higgins William E, huckster Market-house, h Pearl nr Wntkins.

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18 Jan 2010

I am at a stand still for the last 15 years with my great great grandmother and her family.
He name was Sarah Matilda Higgins Anderson. She was born 19 May 1863 in TN and died 1936 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK. She married David Presley Anderson sometime between later 1870's to 1880 as I have found them married and living in Ursa, Adams Co., Ill. She is listed in 1880 census with David Anderson as Matilda which is her middle name. Their first daughter was born there about 1882. Every census I have found her on lists that she was born in Tn and so were her parents. His parents were born in North Carolina and his lineage is just as difficult as hers.  They later moved to Guthrie OK about 1883 after the birth of their first daughter. .
I am looking for her family. If anyone has any ideas on this one please help
Thank you
Regards
Kathleen Burns  AT yahoo.com

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

David ANDERSON Self M Male W 31 IL Laborer NC NC
Matilda ANDERSON Wife M Female W 16 TN Keeping Hse TN TN
Source Information:
Census Place Ursa, Adams, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254174
NA Film Number T9-0174 Page Number 335C

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04 Mar 2009

Hello,

I was wondering if you might help me find my family tree, such as my grandparents, there kids, such as my dad?  My dads name was Spencer C Higgins he was born in Toledo Ohio, his mother was Ella Mae Arnold. She married my grandpa and his name was Logan Higgins they lived in Tennessee but i don't know if they were born there. Logan had a sister name Effie Davenport and lived and died in Murfreesboro TN. My dads brothers were Emmit, Hugh, Bonnie, sisters were Evelyn her last name is Oliphant and resides in Lewisberg Tennessee along with her sister Sis, Glenda. any thing would help ive just come to a dead end when it calls for looking for my grandparents thanking you in advance

Belinda Higgins-Scott -

HIGGINS R A 59 M W TN TN RUTHERFORD 18-DIST 1920
Name Age
R A Higgins 59 
Mary Higgins 53 
Logan Higgins 15 
Odell Higgins 12 
with the following Higgins family living next door
Name Age
Frank Higgins 36 
Carey Higgins 23 
Luial Higgins  5 
Robert Higgins 3 11/12 
James Higgins  1 6/12   

HIGGINS ROBERT A 48 M W TN TN RUTHERFORD 18-DIST 1910
Name Age
Robert A Higgins 48 
Mary L Higgins 44 
Effie Higgins 17 
Logan L Higgins 5 
Clara O Higgins 2 


HIGGINS ROBERT A 40 M W TN TN CANNON 2-DIST 1900
Name Age
Robert A Higgins 39 
Mary Higgins 34 
Mae Higgins 10 
Effie Higgins 6 
Bertha Higgins 11/12 

-Best Connections on Census' below-
-Subject to Confirmation-
Household:1880
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Robert HIGGINS Self M Male W 55 TN Farmer TN TN 
Susan HIGGINS  Wife M Female W 51 TN Keeping House TN TN 
Eliza A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 21 TN At Home TN TN 
Robt. A. HIGGINS Son S Male   W 19 TN Works On Farm TN TN 
Henry M. HIGGINS Son S Male   W 14 TN Works On Farm TN TN 
Sarah S. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 TN At Home TN TN 
Source Information:
  Census Place District 6, Cannon, Tennessee
  Family History Library Film   1255246
  NA Film Number   T9-1246   Page Number   590B 
  

HIGGINS ROBERT 45 M W TN TN CANNON WOODBURY P O 1870
Name Age
Robert Higgins 45 
Susan Higgins 41 
Columbus Higgins 17 
Eliza A Higgins 11 
Robert A Higgins 9 

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08 Jan 2009

http://data.tennessean.com/obits/jackson/index.php?m=dtl&pro=Js0101040450-01

Floyd J. Higgins

Jackson, TN - Funeral services for Mr. Floyd J. Higgins, 78, will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, January 8, 2009 in the Chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Browns Cemetery.

Mr. Higgins died January 4, 2009 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the son of the late Floyd Clinton and Loraine Johnson Higgins and was educated in the local schools. Mr. Higgins was a retired veteran of the U. S. Navy and also retired from American Olean Tile Company. He was a member of the V.F.W.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Bill Higgins.

He leaves a son, Jerry G. Higgins and wife, Linda of Charleston, SC; three grandchildren, Tammy (Eddy) Harris of Charlotte, NC and Crissy Higgins and Jennifer Higgins both of Charleston, SC; ten great-grandchildren, Ray Harris, Cole Harris, Conner Harris, Emma Harris, Destinee Higgins, Chelsea Higgins, Erica Higgins, Tyler Higgins, Autumn Higgins and Jayden HIggins.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home

Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home
This obituary was published in the Jackson Sun on Jan 6, 2009.

- Webmaster's Findings -
Tennessee State Marriages
Name: Miss. Lorain Johnson Spouse: Floyd Higgins
Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1929 Marriage County: Madison
Marriage State: Tennessee

Social Security Death Index
Name: Floyd C. Higgins Born: 14 May 1906 Died: 12 Dec 1995
Last Residence: 38305 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Last Benefit: 38305 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, U.S.A.
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (1951)

- Closest Census Connections -
HIGGINS JOSEPH B 33 M W TN TN MADISON 15-DIST 1910
Name Age
Joseph B Higgins 33
Ollie Higgins 31
Mamie L Higgins 8
Plumber Higgins 6
Floyd Higgins 3

HIGGINS J B 49 M W TN TN MADISON 4-DIST 1920
Name Age
J B Higgins 49 born Georgia
Olga Higgins 38 born South Carolina
Mamie Higgins 18
Plumber Higgins 16
Floyd Higgins 13
Clarence Higgins 9

Clarence Higgins appears on a 2nd page of census (Not Shown)

1930; Census Place: District 6, Madison, Tennessee; Roll: 2264; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 30; Image: 370 (No Image Available)
Name Age
Floyd Higgins 23
Rosaine Higgins 19

and living next door is
Name Age
Plumber Higgins 27
Elmer Higgins 22
Elvis Higgins 1

Social Security Death Index
Name: Joe B. Higgins
Born: 7 May 1934 Died: 27 May 2002
Last Residence: 38305 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, U.S.A.
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)

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30 Dec 2009

My name is Todd Higgins and was wondering if you could help my brother Chad and I find our fathers Higgins lineage.

His name is Ovelen Bud Higgins and was born May 1947 and lived in Erwin Tennessee. His fathers name was Harley Higgins and his mother was Maude Higgins. We have no other information than that besides that our dad had three sisters. thanks for any information you may have.

Thanks, Todd D. Higgins , Nampa, Idaho
flying.coyote AT hotmail.com

- Webmaster's Findings -
- Subject to Inquirers confirmation -

Tennessee State Marriages Name: Maude Willis
Spouse: Harley Higgins Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1945
Marriage County: Unicoi Marriage State: Tennessee

Tennessee State Marriages
Name: Dorsey Huel Higgins Spouse: Faith Wheeler
Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1983 Marriage County: Unicoi
Marriage State: Tennessee

Social Security Death Index Name: Harley Higgins
Last Residence: 37650 Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States of America
Born: 26 Aug 1927 Died: May 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: This census is the closest I can connect with Harley's date of birth Tennessee (Before 1951)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ola Higgins
Last Residence: 37650 Erwin, Unicoi, Tennessee, USA
Born: 28 Oct 1932 Died: 15 Jan 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (1959)

Census Place: District 8, Unicoi, Tennessee; Roll: 2280; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 1063  (No Image Available)
Name             Age
J Arthur Higgins 41 Farmer
Bertha L Higgins 28
Paul Higgins 11
Vance Higgins 9
Texie Higgins 8
John Higgins 6
Harley Higgins 2 8/12
Chester Higgins 1 5/12

HIGGINS ARTHUR 30 M W TN TN UNICOI 8-DIST 1920
Name           Age
Arthur Higgins 30 Farmer
Bertha Higgins 18
Robert Higgins 10/12

Tennessee State Marriages
Name: Arthur Higgins Spouse: Bertha Edwards
Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1916
Marriage County: Unicoi Marriage State: Tennessee

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060307/obi_20070603027.shtml
Darlene Higgins
Obituary
Juneau resident Darlene Martha Higgins died May 30, 2007, in her home. She was 61.
Born on Aug. 21, 1945, in Longview, Wash., she was a retired homemaker. She attended Kelso High School in Kelso, Wash.
She enjoyed watching the cruise ships and loved working at her desk making cards and bookmarks, family members said. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family, numerous friends and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ovelen "Bud" Higgins; and father, Raymond Slavens.
She is survived by her mother, Vivian Slavens, of Phoenix; children, Todd Higgins, of Nampa, Idaho, Carmen Frawley, of Juneau, Janel Higgins, of Kelso, Wash., and Chad Higgins, of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Caleb and Bethany Frawley, Justin, Kelsey and Julia Higgins, Jordyn Higgins and Clayton Baskett, and Emily, Maggie Higgins; sisters, Sandra Hamon, of Phoenix, and Rhetta Kent, of Yakima, Wash.; and numerous friends, including special best friend, Jeanne Berglund.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 4, at the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Donations may be made to The Reifenstein Dialysis Center, 9109 Mendenhall Mall Road, Juneau, AK 99801.

Family and friends may gather after the service at the Frawley residence, 3251 Douglas Highway
.

http://www.vbbeacon.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2009/04/02/49d5030d14383
Vance Higgins
Vance Higgins, Age 88, 969 Spivey Mountain Road, Erwin, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a lifelong resident of the Coffee Ridge and Spivey Communities of Erwin and was a son of the late Arthur and Bertha Higgins Edwards. Mr. Higgins was a World War II Navy Veteran. He was a Plant Foreman for Vulcan Materials where he worked for twenty-three years until 1974. Mr. Higgins then worked for Daniels Construction as a Millwright until his retirement in 1983 then worked in the Old American program with the National Forest Service until 2000. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Jack Nile Higgins and Donnie Lee Higgins, one daughter, Joyce Britt, four brothers, Harley, John, Regis and Paul Higgins, two sisters, Ola Higgins and Texie Richards.
Mr. Higgins is survived by: his wife of sixty-nine years, Eva Jane Willis Higgins; four sons, Dorsey Huel Higgins, David Higgins and wife Linda, Danny Higgins and wife Diane, all of Erwin, Roger Higgins and wife Susie, Unicoi; four daughters, Geneive Bagwell, Riverside, California, Brenda Lewis and her husband The Reverend Ross Lewis, Marion, North Carolina, Sharon Tilson, Debbie Phillips and husband Gary, all of Erwin; one brother, Chester Higgins, Grand Junction, Colorado; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mr. Higgins was conducted Friday, March 27, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Kevin Laws and the Reverend Tommy Hensley officiating. Special music was provided by Tim and Kelly Lewis and family and Inez Chandler. The graveside committal service was held Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in Higgins Cemetery, Coffee Ridge Community, Erwin, with military honors being accorded. Active pallbearers were grandsons Jimmy Britt, Keith Britt, Jason Tilson, Greg Lewis, Tim Lewis, Jerry Lewis, Jeff Lewis and Caleb Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Higgins, Gary Phillips and Ross Lewis. Family, ministers, pallbearers and friends were requested to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 a.m. Saturday. The family received friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be sent to rfledford@earthlink.net.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements, 743-1380.

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29 Jun 2007

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_104107.asp
Higgins, Craditt F. (Cohutta) posted March 23, 2007

Craditt F Higgins, 85, formerly of Cohutta, and Cleveland, Tn., died on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in a health care facility in Calhoun, Ga.
He was of the Baptist faith. He was a master Mason and a 50-year member of Cohutta Lodge 64 at Cohutta, He was retired from Southern Railway. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Higgins was the son of the late Fred A. Higgins and Ethel Higgins and also was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lois Marie Higgins; a daughter, Beverly Higgins; and a son, Terry Higgins.
He is survived by his children, Betty Higgins, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., Kenneth Higgins, of Cleveland, Tn., Brenda Kittle, of Rocky Face, Ga., and Tim Higgins, of Cleveland; one sister, Mary Ellen Berry; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. A Masonic service will be conducted following the graveside service. Memorials may be made to the Mount Carmel Cemetery Fund.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view
the Higgins family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.

His family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, 3000 Commerce Drive, Cleveland, TN 37311. 

   

1930; Census Place: District 1, Bradley, Tennessee;
Roll: 2234; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 999
Name                Age 
Fred A Higgins     38  
Ethel Higgins       34  
Willard W Higgins 15  
Robert E Higgins  12  
Cradit F Higgins    8  
Mary E Higgins     4 3/12  
Marie W Higgins   1 6/12  


       HIGGINS FORD A 28 M W TN TN BRADLEY 1-DIST 1920 

       HIGGINS ROBERT J 38 M W TN TN HAMILTON 3-DIST 1910 

      http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1
      HIGGINS, CRADITT F  PVT US ARMY  WORLD WAR II  
      DATE OF BIRTH: 06/17/1921 DATE OF DEATH: 03/21/2007  
      BURIED AT: MOUNT CARMEL CEMETERY  CLEVELAND, TN 37311


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04 Mar 2007

http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfalls/bioHIGGINSroberts.htm  
ROBERT S HIGGINS

Robert S. Higgins, b April 30, 1811 in Tennessee, d January 6,1883 in Falls County, Texas and was buried there in Blue Ridge Cemetery - was a son of James Higgins, Jr., b 1785 in Maryland, d between 1850 and 1859 in Giles County, Tennessee, and his first wife (name not known), who was born ca 1789, died ca 1827 in Giles County, Tennessee. James Higgins, Jr. was a son of James Higgins, Sr., b 1751 in Maryland, died after 1840 and before 1850 in Giles County, Tennessee, who was enlisted July 20, 1776 by Joseph Burgess "for the Flying Camp" during the American Revolutionary War. In 1840 in Giles County, the census noted that James, Sr. was receiving a pension for his services during the American Revolution. His wife (name not proven) was born ca 1761 in Maryland, dafter 1830 and before 1840 in Tennessee. They had moved into Tennessee prior to 1805 and settled on land "opened up as grant lands for veterans of the American Revolution." Their son, James Higgins, Jr. was a Methodist minister. By his first wife, he had eleven children, but only five have been identified by name: Daughter b ca 1807, Daughter b ca 1809, Robert S. Higgins b April 30,1811; David M. Higgins, b ca 1813; Andrew J. Higgins, b ca 1815; Daughter b ca 1817, Daughter b ca 1819; Benjamin Franklin Higgins, b ca 1821; Daughter b ca 1823, Daughter b ca 1825, and Angelina Higgins, b 1827. James Higgins, Jr. married second ca 1830 to Mary (maiden name unknown), and they had eight children by this marriage: Louisa Higgins, b 1832; Johanna Higgins, b 1834; Sarah A. Higgins, b 1836; Martha M. Higgins, b 1838; James B. Higgins, b 1840; Samuel A. Higgins, b 1842; Henry Clay Higgins, b 1844; and Josephine G. Higgins, b 1846. In 1860, James Higgins, Jr. was taxed for owning ten slaves. 

Robert S. Higgins, who came to Falls County, Texas, married ca 1846 in Giles County, Tennessee to Anna Elizabeth O'Neal, b September 27, 1828 in Tennessee, d November 19, 1873 in Falls County, Texas and buried there in Blue Ridge Cemetery - a daughter of Braxton (b 1798 in Alabama) and Mary b 1805 in Tennessee O'Neal, and among their children were Anna Elizabeth b 1828, Thomas James b 1832, twins: George Washington and Francis Marion b 1834, Mary b 1836, Sarah Amanda b 1838, and Susan A. b 1842. Several of the Higgins and O'Neal family members settled in Falls County, Texas. 

Robert S. and Anna Elizabeth (O'Neal) Higgins brought at least six of their seven children - all born in Giles County, Tennessee - to Texas after the Civil War, and settled in east Falls County in the Blue Ridge Community. Their children were: James P. Higgins, b February 1848 - married ca 1878 to Martha E. Williams, b November 1858 in Alabama - the daughter of Jehu Williams and his second wife, Amanda (McDowell) Herring Williams. They had eight identified children. 

Mary F. C. Higgins, b 1850 - either died or married in Tennessee, as there has been no record found of her coming to Texas with her parents. 

Thomas Benton Higgins, b June 28, 1852, d February 26, 1945 and buried in Calvary Cemetery- married Mary Elna Fountain, b March 17, 1867 in Alabama - a daughter of Thomas G. Fountain and his second wife, Lydia (Davison) Fountain. They had six identified children. 

       http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfalls/CALVARYCEMETERY_Sec2_05202004.htm
         CALVARY CEMETERY  Falls Co., Texas  Page 2
         HIGGINS, Thomas Benton    b 6-28-1852  d 2-26-1945 
         HIGGINS, Mrs Thomas B.    b 3-17-1867  d 2-13-1951 
         HIGGINS, Robert Fountain  b 4-16-1889  d 10-30-1963 
         ADAIR, Cassie Higgins            1888 -        1973

Family connections to this Higgins family Mary Elna FOUNTAIN who married Thomas Benton HIGGINS 
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dzjohnking.html 
and
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dzhughandress.html 
http://www.tcarden.com/tree/ensor/onealjames.htm 

http://www.tcarden.com/tree/oneal/pedigree.cfm?qikey=2465 

   Abbie L. Higgins

http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Falls/cemetery/blueridge.htm
 
Blue Ridge Cemetery
Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments 
HIGGINS Robert S. Apr 30 1811 Jan 06 1883 
                     (aged 71 years, 8 months, 27 days) 
HIGGINS Anna Elizabeth (O'Neal) Sep 27 1828 Nov 19 1873 
      w/o Robert S. Higgins; d/o Braxton & Mary O'Neal of Tennessee 
(other names mentioned in Biographies are noted at this cemetery)

Images of Robert & Anna Higgins headstones
http://www.blueridgetx.com/inventory/details.php?image_id=401&mode=search 
http://www.blueridgetx.com/inventory/details.php?image_id=402&mode=search
 
Search engine link for other names
http://www.blueridgetx.com/inventory/index.php 

Sarah Elizabeth Higgins (later spelled "Sara"), b February 16, 1855, d May 10, 1937 - married December 25, 1873 to John Harlan Millerman, b January 26, l851, d May 4, 1935 - a son of John Sanford and Mary Harlan) Millerman. They had six children. 

Francis Marion Higgins, b February 1858 - was alive in September 1885 when he joined his brothers, James P. and William W. Higgins, in a sale of their deceased father's property to the other brother, Thomas B. Higgins

Virginia Higgins (called "Ginny"), b 1861, married October 2, 1879 to Benjamin Franklin Cornelison - a son of Jesse and Mary Elizabeth (Saxon) Cornelison. 

William W. Higgins, b February 1865 - married in 1889 to Rhoda (maiden name unknown), and moved to Bell County, Texas.

HIGGINS W M* 35 M W TN TX BELL 1-WD BELTON 1900 
                   * images shows "W"
HIGGINS W W 45 M W TN TX HARRIS 4-WD HOUSTON 1910 

HIGGINS WILLIAM 55 M W TN TX HARRIS 4-WD HOUSTIN 1920

Copyright Member of Falls County Historical Commission. "Families of Falls County", Compiled and Edited by the Falls County Historical Commission, page 227 column 1 and 2. 


-Census Findings-
1860
       HIGGINS ROBERT S 50 M W TN TN GILES ELKTON P O 1860

       HIGGINS DAVID H* 47 M W TN TN GILES ELKTON P O 1860
   * Middle initial indexed as �H� ,image shows �M�

       HIGGINS MARY 49 F W TN TN GILES ELKTON P O 1860

1870
       HIGGINS ROBERT S 59 M W TN TN GILES ELKTON P O 1870

       HIGGINS BENJAMAN 48 M W TN TN GILES ELKTON P O 1870

1880
       HIGGINS R S 69 M W TN TX FALLS 37-DIST 1880

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

       R. S. HIGGINS Self Male W 69 TN Farmer TN TN 
       T. B. HIGGINS Son Male W 27 TN Farmer TN TN 
       F. M. HIGGINS Son Male W 22 TN Farmer TN TN 
       W. W. HIGGINS Son Male W 16 TN At Home TN TN
       Source Information:
      
Census Place E.D. 37, Falls, Texas Family History Library Film 1255302 
       NA Film Number T9-1302 Page Number 180C 

1900
       HIGGINS JAMES P 52 M W TN TX FALLS 3-PCT 1900 
       HIGGINS THOMAS B 48 M W TN TX FALLS 3-PCT 1900

1910
       HIGGINS THOMAS B 57 M W TN TX FALLS 3 J-PCT 1910 

1920
       HIGGINS T BENTON 66 M W TN TX FALLS 3 J-PCT 1920


http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfalls/bioHIGGINSthomasbenton.htm -
Thomas Benton Higgins

Thomas Benton Higgins, b June 28, 1852 in Giles County, Tennessee, d February 26, 1945 and buried in Calvary Cemetery in Marlin, Falls County, Texas- was the third child of Robert S. and Anna Elizabeth (O'Neal) Higgins, natives of Giles County, Tennessee, who settled in the Blue Ridge Community of Falls County, Texas, where they both died. 

Thomas Benton Higgins was married to Mary Elna Fountain, b March 17, 1867 in Alabama, d February 13, 1951 and buried in Calvary Cemetery - a daughter of Thomas G. Fountain and his second wife, Lydia (Davison) Fountain, who settled in 1869 in the Hog Island area of Falls County, Texas, which later became the area near Reagan, Texas. 

Thomas Benton Higgins was appointed Postmaster at the Reagan Post Office, and served there for fifty years, before he retired. His daughter, Cassie B. Higgins, was Interim Postmaster until her uncle, William Higgins, was appointed to the position as afull-time Postmaster. 

The children of Thomas Benton and Mary Elna (Fountain) Higgins were:

Cassie B. Higgins, b March 1888 in Falls County, Texas, d 1973 and buried by her parents in Calvary Cemetery - married Eugene T. Adair - an automobile dealer in Amarillo, Texas. After his death, Cassie returned to Falls County to make her home. They are reported to have had one son and five daughters. No further information. 

Robert F. Higgins, b March 1891 - married April 10, 1925 to Mary Thomason, in Waco, Texas. No further information. 

Winnie D. Higgins, b December 23,1892, d July 11, 1961 and buried in Calvary Cemetery at Marlin, Texas - married Paul H. Van Pelt, b October 23, 1889, d October 30, 1963 and buried in Calvary Cemetery. 

Abbie L. Higgins, b December 2, 1894, d July 3, 1926 of tuberculosis and buried in Calvary Cemetery in Marlin - married J. T. Thompson, b July 1899, d March 6, 1942 and buried in Calvary Cemetery - had one daughter, who was reared by her mother's aunt, Mrs. John (Lula Fountain) Hume, of Houston, Texas. 

Loraine Higgins, b December 1896 - married a Mr. Bruner - a druggist in Ennis, Texas. After his death, she lived in Corsicana, Texas. No further information.

Eunice Higgins, b February 1899 - married Lloyd Atkinson. No further information. 

Lula Higgins - married Charles E. Maurice. No further information. 

Copyright Member of Falls County Historical Commission. "Families of Falls County", Compiled and Edited by the Falls County Historical Commission, page 227 column 2 and page 228 column 1.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfalls/bioHIGGINSjamesp.htm  

JAMES P HIGGINS
James P. Higgins, b February 1848 in Giles County, Tennessee*, date of death unknown - was the eldest son of Robert S. and Anna Elizabeth (O'Neal) Higgins, natives of Tennessee, who brought their family to Texas and settled at Blue Ridge in East Falls County. 
(* Original text on website states Giles County, Texas ,corrected by MJH)
James P. Higgins was married ca 1878 to Martha E. Williams, b November 1858 in Alabama, date of death unknown - a daughter of Jehu Williams, b 1825 in South Carolina, and his second wife, Amanda (McDowell) Williams - a widow Herning, who settled on Blue Ridge in the Stranger Community of Falls County, and later in the Blue Ridge Community. 

James P. and Martha E. (Williams) Higgins lived in the Blue Ridge Community, 
            were members of the Blue Ridge Baptist Church. He was a farmer. 
             They were the parents of eight known children: 

Robert A. Higgins, b August 1879 in Falls County, Texas 
          - married August 20, 1914 to Ida Bell Hall in Tyler, Texas. 

Mertie Higgins, b September 1881 - no information. 

Lelia Higgins, b September 1883 - no information.

William P. Higgins, b July 1886 - no information.

Zena Higgins, b December 1888 - no information. 

Edine Higgins, b July 1891- no information. 

Clayton Higgins, b June 1893 - no information. 

Homes
(sic "Holmes") Higgins, b December 1895 -- no information. 

Original Copyright Member of Falls County Historical Commission.
"Families of Falls County", Compiled and Edited by the Falls County Historical Commission, page 226 column 2 and page 227 column 1. 


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   25 Aug 2006  
Memphis Tn 1909
- Polk's City Directory
Higgens, Milton,(c), resides 977 S. Colwell alley
Higgins, Anna L., Mrs., Clerk Henry Loeb & Co.boards 447 Eastmoreland Ave.
Higgins, Arthur,Saloon,921 Willoughby
            HIGGINS AUTHOR 31 M B TN TN SHELBY 13-WD MEMPHIS 1910 
Higgins, Charles,(c), resides 788 Williams Avenue
Higgins, Cora, (c), boards 695 Maple

Higgins, C., (c), works American Bag Company, boards 288 E. McElmore Avenue
Higgins, Elizabeth, widow John, resides 195 Commerce Ave.
Higgins, Emma, widow Benjamin T., resides Binghamton
           HIGGINS BENJ T 52 M W GA TN SHELBY BINGHAMPTON 1900 
Higgins, Emma E., Mrs., Bookkeeper I.L. Higgins,boards 1705 Euclid
Higgins, Fannie E.,Miss, boards 234 S. Waldran Boul.

Higgins, George, (c), barkeeper Cary McNeal, rooms 308 North Front
Higgins, George B.,(c), resides 239 Turley
Higgins, George G., Cond., resides 234 S. Waldran Boul.
Higgins, George G.Jr.,Clerk, boards 234 S. Waldran Boul.
            HIGGINS GEORGE G JR 19 M W AL TN SHELBY 11-WD MEMPHIS 1910 
Higgins, I. Lee, Electrical contractor,73 Monroe Ave.(2nd Floor),
           resides 1705 Euclid

Higgins, James, County Sanitary Inspector,boards 593 Alabama
            HIGGINS JAMES E 39 M W TN TN SHELBY 8-WD MEMPHIS 1910 
Higgins, Jesse,(c), resides 1070 Delaware
Higgins, Lena, Miss, boards 234 S. Waldran Boul.
Higgins, Margeret, widow of Patrick,boards 107 S. 4th
Higgins, Mattie, domestic Peabody Hotel,boards 729 N. Bellevue boul

Higgins, Morris,(c), resides Patton Ave south east corner of Essex Ave
Higgins, Robert, (c), boards 416 Monroe Ave
Higgins, Robert, (c), Barber 416 Beale Ave.,resides 210 S. Wellington
           HIGGINS ROBERT 37 M B TN TN SHELBY 7-WD MEMPHIS 1910 
Higgins, Theresa, Miss, Domestic 211 Monroe Ave
Higgins, Thomas D.,boards 234 S. Waldran Boul.

Higgins, Walter J., Salesman The Reliable Furniture Company, boards Fransioli Hotel
            HIGGINS WALTER J 45 M W MD TN SHELBY 4-WD MEMPHIS 1910 
Higgins, Wesley, Moulder, resides Binghamton

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01 Sep 2005  
Higgins Chapel Cemetery of Sam's Gap
            Flag Pond, Unicoi County, Tennessee

http://www.geocities.com/higginschapel/higginschapelcemetery.html 

23. HIGGINS, Clyde Russell
      b. February 14, 1911 - d. March 18, 1978,
      US Army WWII 

55a. HIGGINS, William Thomas
       b. December 16, 1844 - d. March 10, 1919
           Pvt. & Sgt. Co. M, 8th Tennessee Regiment, Calvary - Union Army
           [s/o Ellis Higgins and Ruth Tilson 
                  Flag Pond School Cemetery #30/31;
NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins;
          William Thomas donated a portion of his land for the erection of
          Higgins Chapel and the school]

55b. HIGGINS, Amanda E. SMITH
       b. December 16, 1847 - d. June 14, 1923
       [w/o William T. Higgins]
       NOTE: ground stone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

96. HIGGINS, Samuel
     b. May 13, 1819 - d. February 1, 1902 
               SamuelHigginsTombstone.JPG
     [s/o Barbara Hensley #98 and Holland Higgins; 
      husband of Elizabeth M. Tilson #97


97. HIGGINS, Elizabeth M. [TILSON]
      b. August 12, 1823 - d. September 22, 1909
        
ElizabethHigginsTombstone.JPG
     [d/o John Tilson and Mary Erwin; w/o Samuel #96;
     children are: Ruth, Margaret, Barbara M. #93,
                       Lydia Emeline #115, William Ellis #99, 
                       Nancy B., Sarah R. #151]

98. HIGGINS, Barbara ["Barbary" HENSLEY]
       b. December 27, 1792 - d. June 14, 1882
       "Honored, Beloved and Wept - Here Mother Lies"
       [w/o Holland Higgins (b. 1779 - d. Nov. 30, 1824) 
       buried Higgins #2 Temple Hill; killed by David Grier); 
       d/o Henry "Harry" HENSLEY and Barbara ANGEL;
      Children are: 
      Ellis Flag Pond Cemetery #30, John, Sarah "Sallie", Nancy, James,
      Samuel #96, Margaret, Barbara, Malinda, George W. 
      Old Hensley Cemetery #3 Row 7-#8
      NOTE: Holland Higgins is not buried next to wife; 
      Tombstone photo H. Higgins courtesy of Mike Shelton;
      Barbara's siblings are: George Washington, James, Nancy, Henry Halen,
                                    Lewis, Benjamin, Zania, and William A. Hensley
                                    Old Hensley Cemetery #3 Row 11-#11] 
      Tombstone photo of Barbara Higgins courtesy of Doug Higgins

99. HIGGINS, William Ellis
      b. April 9, 1856 - d. November 6, 1934
       [husband of Marietta C. #100; 
         s/o Samuel Higgins #96 and Elizabeth M. #97;
         grandson of Holland Higgins and Barbara "Barbary" Hensley #98]
       Tombstone Photo 

100. HIGGINS, Marietta C.
       b. October 17, 1863 - d. June 9, 1941
       [w/o William Ellis #99; 
        children are: Della M. #101, Roy #102, Arthur #103,
        infant #104 Ogle #105] 
       Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

101. HIGGINS, Della M.
       b. July 29, 1898 - d. July 1, 1909
       [d/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

102. HIGGINS, Roy
       b. October 5, 1900 - d. July 2, 1906
       [s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

103. HIGGINS, Arthur
        b. May 17, 1904 - July 11, 1904
        [s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

104. HIGGINS, Infant son
       b/d March 8, 1894
       [s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

105 HIGGINS, Ogle
       b. May 27, 1892 - Aug. 24, 1892
      [s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

106. HIGGINS, Infant
      b/d June 16, 1960
      [s/o Edward Higgins Jr.]

107. HIGGINS, (private)

108. HIGGINS, Ethelyne
       b. August 28, 1911 - d. February 16, 1977
      [w/o Walter J. #109]

109. HIGGINS, Walter J.
        b. August 19, 1905 - d. July 11, 1906
        [s/o John Lovejoy Higgins and Ruhamma Runnion #143/144]

110. HIGGINS, Infant Daughter
        b/d April 20, 1910
        [s/o John Lovejoy Higgins and Ruhamma Runnion #143/144]

143. HIGGINS, John Lovejoy
        b. 1881 - d. 1951

144. HIGGINS, Ruhamie [RUNNION]
        b. 1885 - d. 1970
        [w/o John Lovejoy #143; mother of 8 children;
         4 died as infants, Roscoe C. #196, Holt #215; 
                      infant dau. #110, Walter J. #109]

151. HENSLEY, Sarah R. [HIGGINS]
b. April 14, 1860 - December 11, 1926
[d/o Samuel Higgins #96 and Elizabeth Tilson #97]

162. HIGGINS, Vince
b. November 20, 1910 - d. December 5, 1910
[s/o Wiley and Iva Higgins]

163. HIGGINS, Della L.
b. May 2, 1909 - d. August 9, 1967

164. HIGGINS, (private)

165a. HIGGINS, James Edgar
         b. May 19, 1889 - d. October 10, 1965

165b. HIGGINS, Pearl
         b. January 10, 1900 - d. August 16, 1981
        [w/o James Edgar #165]
        NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

166. EDWARDS, Hazel HIGGINS
       b. July 4, 1919 - d. January 27, 1999
       "In Loving Memory - Mother"
       NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

169. HIGGINS, Banner
       b. October 2, 1880 - d. February 4, 1951

170. HIGGINS, Margaret
       b. October 13, 1881 - d. December 9, 1943
      [wife of Banner Higgins]
      NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

179. HIGGINS, Gary Frank
       b/d December 30, 1947
       [infant s/o Dorsey and Eula Higgins]

196. HIGGINS, Roscoe C.
       b. 1907 - d. 1977
       "Free Mason"
       [s/o John Lovejoy #143 and Ruhamie Higgins #144]

197. HIGGINS, Annis C.
        b. 1909 - d. 1963
       [w/o Roscoe C. #187]

215. HIGGINS, Holt
       b. April 2, 1911 - d. September 27, 1974
       CM3 US Navy
       [s/o John Lovejoy #143 and Ruhamie Runnion #144]

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1880 UNICOI COUNTY CENSUS ENUMERATION FOR FLAG POND DISTRICT

http://www.geocities.com/unicoicensus/1880Flagponddistrict2.txt  
Household: 21
   James CARTER         Self M Male W 50 NC Carpenter NC NC 
   Barbra Jane CARTER Wife M Female W 40 TN Keeping House NC TN 
   John E. CARTER       Son S Male W 15 TN Laborer NC TN 
   Samuel L. CARTER    Son S Male W 13 TN Laborer NC TN 
   Sarah L. CARTER      Dau S Female W 10 TN At Home NC TN 
   James F. CARTER     Son S Male W 7 TN NC TN 
   George W. CARTER   Son S Male W 2 TN NC TN 

NOTE: James Carter is the s/o unknown Carter and Lucinda. 
         Wife Barbara Jane Higgins is the d/o 
         Ellis Higgins and Ruth Tilson [household #130]; 
         James F. Carter [son] is buried at Flag Pond Cemetery, 
                                                       Unicoi Co., TN.


Household: 39
   William HIGGINS       Self M Male    W 35 TN Farming NC TN 
   Amanda E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 32 NC Keeping House NC NC 
   Sarah C. HIGGINS    Dau S Female  W 12 TN At School TN NC 

  NOTE: William Thomas Higgins is the s/o Ellis Higgins and Ruth Tilson
           [household #130]. 
           William is buried at Higgins Chapel Cemetery, Flag Pond 
           wife Amande E. Smith's grave is unknown at this time.

1880 UNICOI COUNTY CENSUS
        [formally Washington Co.] - COFFEE RIDGE DISTRICT 
         http://www.geocities.com/unicoicensus/1880CoffeeRidgedistrict1.txt

Household 13:
   John H. HIGGINS   Self M Male     W 19 NC Farming TN NC 
   Margaret HIGGINS Wife M Female W 19 TN Keeping House TN NC

Household 20:
  John HIGGINS         Self M  Male    W 66 TN Farming TN NC 
  Nancy HIGGINS       Wife M Female W 50 NC Keeping House NC NC 
  George W. HIGGINS Son S   Male    W 12 TN At Home TN TN 
  Josh BURLISON       SSon S Male    W 16 TN Laborer TN NC 

Household 27:
  James H. HIGGINS   Self M Male      W 35 TN Farming TN NC 
  Thursey HIGGINS    Wife M Female  W 40 NC Keeping House TN NC 
  Lavina HIGGINS      Sister S Female W 14 TN TN NC 
  Barbara J. HIGGINS  Dau S Female   W 12 TN TN NC 
  Manerva E. HIGGINS Dau S Female   W  9 TN TN NC 
  William HIGGINS       Son S Male      W  7 TN TN NC 
  John HIGGINS          Son S Male      W  7 TN TN NC 

Household 61:
  Samuel HIGGINS       Self M Male    W 34 TN Farming TN NC 
  Mary M. HIGGINS     Wife M Female W 32 TN Keeping House TN TN 
  George W. HIGGINS  Son S Male     W 13 TN Laborer TN TN 
  Nancy E. HIGGINS    Dau S Female  W 12 TN TN TN
  Polly A. HIGGINS      Dau S Female  W  5 TN TN TN 
  Cora L. HIGGINS       Dau S Female W  1 TN TN TN 
  Ned SHEHAN            Other S Male  W 21 NC Servant NC NC

Higgins Chapel                    Church Tennessee Longitude 35.99944           Lat-82.53722
Higgins Chapel                    Church Tennessee

35.99972  

-82.53778

Higgins Chapel School School Tennessee            36.00028               -82.53778


1810 Rutherford County, Tennessee Census
http://www.censusdiggins.com/tennessee_census017.html 

Line Name    *1

*2

49 HIGGINS, James 00011 00301





*1 Each digit represents the number people in an age group.  See Census Key. Males 
*2 Each digit represents the number people in an age group.  See Census Key.
Females


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06 Jul 2005
http://www.tngennet.org/lewis/death_records.htm 
Lewis County, TN:
Death Records for 1909 through 1921
John Wesley Higgins
       b 25 Jul 1834, IL, 
       d 27 April 1915, Lewis Co, district 3, buried Lewis Monument. 
    Father: James Higgins, b IL, 
    Mother: Nancy Hensley b IL 
                (buried Pioneer Cemetery, Lewis Co, TN, 
He married Eunice C Goodman. 
His father and mother were not born in IL.)



View 1870 TN Census Scan  John W Higgins age 35

View 1910 TN Census Scan  John W Higgins age 75 

1880 Census Household:

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

G. P. HENSLEY           Self M Male     W 41 TN Farming TN TN 
Mary HENSLEY           Wife M Female W 28 TN Keeping House TN TN 
Benjaman B. HENSLEY Son M Male     W 21 TN Farmer TN TN 
Nancy HENSLEY         DauL M Female W 20 TN TN TN 
Thomas HENSLEY       Son M Male      W 20 TN Farmer TN TN 
Malinda HENSLEY       DauL M Female  W 20 TN TN TN 
Lee B. HENSLEY         Son S Male       W 18 TN TN TN 
Jefferson HENSLEY     Son S Male       W 13 TN TN TN 
James R. HENSLEY      Son S Male       W  7 TN TN TN 
Margerett E. HENSLEY Dau S Female    W  5 TN TN TN 
Lavada HENSLEY        Dau S Female    W 5M TN TN TN 
Nancy HIGGINS       MotherL W Female W 73 TN TN TN 

Source Information:
Census Place Palestine, Lewis, Tennessee 
Family History Library Film 1255267 
NA Film Number T9-1267 Page Number 349D 

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http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1614&dept_id=161056&newsid=10508397&PAG=461&rfi=9

 Frank H HIGGINS, 


November 13, 2003 

HIGGINS, Frank H., 70, of Manchester, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at Medical Center of Manchester. A native of Hartford, Conn., he was retired from the U.S. Navy and was the husband of Theresa M. Higgins. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at First Baptist Church in Manchester. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to "Growing the Family" at First Baptist Church. Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. 

The Tullahoma News 2003
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Giles County Tennessee 1850
HIGGINS, James 330 Twp of Pulaski 
1 2 Name Age Sex Clr Profession Value of
Real Estate Place of Birth 10 11 12 13 
(Apparently a boarding house or apartment building) 
44 44 Samuel Mosley 46 M Landlord 7000 Virginia 

Miseniah 42 F 
Indianna 11 F Tenn X 
Augustus 9 M X 
Manilla 6 F X 
William Wells 18 M Clerk 
Robert 15 M none X 
Quincy Black 24 M Blacksmith 600 
Alexander Carter 27 M Merchant 
B.W. Mason 25 M Merchant 
John Steele 20 M Physician 1300 
Archibald White 45 M Farmer 4000 
Munroe Johnston 21 M Medical student 

Samuel Skillen 17 M Clerk Ala 
James Higgins 24 M Plasterer 
Frederick Rudd 23 M Hamup Maker England 

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 http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngiles/census/1850/d11-447.htm

HIGGINS, Benjamin 447 District #11 
1 2 Name Age Sex Clr Profession Value of
Real Estate Place of Birth 10 11 12 13 
578 578 Benjamin Higgins 28 M Farmer 750 Tenn 

Lucinda Higgins 26 F Tenn 1 
Nancy J. Higgins 9 F Tenn 
James B. Higgins 6 M Tenn 
Joseph H. Higgins 4 M Tenn 
David W. Higgins 2 M Tenn 
Thomas J. Neal 17 M Farmer Tenn

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http://www.rootsweb.com/~tngiles/census/1850/d1-448.htm


HIGGINS, Andrew J. 448 District #1 
HIGGINS, James 448 District #1 
HIGGINS, Robert L. 448 District #1 
HIGGINS, David M. 448 District #1 
1 2 Name Age Sex Clr Profession Value of
Real Estate Place of Birth 10 11 12 13 
583 583 Andrew J. Higgins 34 M Farmer 1250 Tenn 

Josephine H. Higgins 24 F Tenn 
Simeon A. Higgins 8 M Tenn 
James V. Higgins 6 M Tenn 
Eleanor Higgins 4 F Tenn 
Caroline 2 F Tenn 

585 585 James Higgins 65 M Farmer 2500 Maryland 

Mary Higgins 40 F Tenn 1 
Angelina Higgins 22 F Tenn 1 
Johannah Higgins 16 F Tenn 
Sarah A. Higgins 14 F Tenn 
Martha M. Higgins 12 F Tenn 
James B. Higgins 10 M Tenn 
Saml A. Higgins 8 M Tenn 
Henry Clay Higgins 6 M Tenn 
Josephine G. Higgins 4 F Tenn 

592 592 Robert L. Higgins 39 M Farmer 1500 Tenn 

Elizabeth Higgins 22 F Tenn 1 
James P. Higgins 2 M Tenn 
Mary F. C. Higgins 5/12th F Tenn 

595 595 David M. Higgins 38 M Farmer 2000 Tenn 

Alvira Higgins 25 F Tenn 1 
Elizabeth Higgins 9 F Tenn 1 
        
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COLONEL WILLIAM HIGGINS

http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/1812reg.htm

DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment Tennessee Mounted Volunteers 
DATES: December 1813 - February 1814 
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Madison (Ala.), Lincoln, Robertson, Smith, and Wilson Counties 
CAPTAINS: Samuel Allen, John B. Cheatham, John Crane (Craine), Adam Dale, William Doak, Thomas Eldridge,
Stephen Griffith, James Hamilton (Hambleton), John Hill, Joseph Kirkpatrick 


BRIEF HISTORY: 
Along with Colonel Perkins' regiment, this unit comprised the sixty-day volunteers enlisted by William Carroll to fill the rapidly dwindling ranks of Jackson's army decimated by the desertions of December 1813. Determined to make the most of this new army, Jackson marched these 850 green troops into Creek territory where they encountered the Red Sticks at Emuckfau and Enotochopco (22 and 24 January 1814). The Tennesseans at these battles suffered heavy casualties. The line of march went through Huntsville to Fort Strother and then to the battlefields.

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