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Claimant Name Application Number County Husband Husband's Application Number
Higgins, A. J. 22660 Rockwall    
Higgins, Arthur W. 25248 Jefferson    
Higgins, Bettie 27606 Hill Higgins, James Monroe 15783
Higgins, Ephfum rej Red River    
Higgins, J. R. 42176 Bowie    
Higgins, James Bright (Mrs) rej Ellis Higgins, James Bright  
Higgins, James E. rej Hill    
Higgins, James Monroe 15783 Johnson    
Higgins, John C. 19092 Limestone    
Higgins, Mary Ann 25540 Cherokee Higgins, Jefferson  
Higgins, Minerva C. 45723 Young Higgins, William M. 02202
Higgins, Rose A. 31714 Eastland Higgins, Moses Brasher  
Higgins, Sam 07688 Taylor    
Higgins, Sarah A. C. 07619 Jefferson Higgins, Robert J.  *1880 Census
Higgins, William Clark 25039 Morris    
Higgins, William Clark (Mrs) 42522 Morris Higgins, William Clark 25039
Higgins, William M. 02202 Jack    

*1880 Census Household: Added 04 March 2003

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

Robert J. HIGGINS Self M Male    W 56 SC 
                                     Gun Smith        SC SC 
Sarah HIGGINS     Wife M Female W 53 GA 
                                     Keeping House --- --- 
Emma HIGGINS     Dau S  Female W 20 TX 
                                     At Home           SC GA 
Frank HIGGINS      Dau S Female  W 18 TX
                                     At Home           SC GA 
Patillo HIGGINS      Son S Male     W 17 TX 
                                     Works At Sawmill SC GA 
Gillie HIGGINS        Dau S Female  W 12 TX
                                     At Home            SC GA 
Source Information:
Census Place Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas Family History Library Film 1255313 
NA Film Number T9-1313 Page Number 182C 

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Texas Adjutant General Service Records
Name Organization Call Number 
Higgins, David M. TVG 401-197 
Higgins, Elijah P.   FB  401-155 
Higgins, Pat         SR  401-83 
Higgins, Polk M.  USV  401-234 
Higgins, William  TST   401-35 


Republic Claims Search Results
Claimant Name Type Claim Number Name Mentioned Reel

Higgins, Ignatius UN N/A 252 96 102 
Higgins, Jacob C. PD 279 161 297 299 
Higgins, James AU 2844 44 472 475 
Higgins, James PE N/A 220 420 434 
Higgins, James PE N/A 
Higgins, James A. 220 427 427 
Higgins, James PE 
N/A Higgins, W. E. 220 427 427 
Higgins, James UN N/A 252 103 106 
Higgins, Thompson PD 3412 
Higgins, Narcissa C. 161 303 305 
Higgins, Thompson PD 3412 161 300 308 
Higgins, Thompson PD 3412 
Higgins, W. A. 161 301 308 
Higgins, William AU 1330 44 476 480 
Higgins, William AU 4086 44 481 483 
Higgins, William AU 4684 44 484 486 
Higgins, William A. PD 1823 161 309 314 
Higgins, William A. PD 1863 161 315 327 
Higgins, William A. PD 1864 161 328 341 
Higgins, William A. PD 1865 161 342 353 
Higgins, William A. PD 1975 161 354 363 
Higgins, William A. PD 1976 161 364 373 
Higgins, William A. PD 1977 161 374 389 
Higgins, William A. PD 1978 161 390 401 
Higgins, William A. PD 1979 161 402 405 
Higgins, William A. PD 2137 161 406 413 
Higgins, William A. PD 2202 161 414 417 
Higgins, William A. PD 2203 161 418 426 


Republic Claims of others that have Higgins' mentioned

Name Mentioned Type Claim Number Claimant Name Reel

Higgins (Capt.) PE N/A De Morse, Charles 212 74 75 
Higgins (Capt.) PE N/A Hoskins, Edward 221 298 298 
Higgins (Master) UN N/A Mills, Catherine S. 254 334334 
Higgins, Henry PD 1862 Estes, John 152 50 50 
Higgins, Henry PD 1867 McIntyre, Hugh C. 172 260 362 
Higgins, Henry PD 2129 Tom, Charles 191 367 367 
Higgins, J. AU Unnumbered 03 Cruger & Moore 127 676676 
Higgins, J. C. PE N/A Highsmith, Benjamin F. 220 440441 
Higgins, Jacob C. PD 924 Allen, Isaac 132 50 50 
Higgins, Jacob C. PE N/A Bissell, Theodore 203 248 252

Higgins, James AU Unnumbered 01 Parmalee, Richard 80 667 667 
Higgins, M. C. PD 1867 McIntyre, Hugh C. 172 315 357 
Higgins, M. W. PD 2206 Clemons, Lewis C. 144 199 202 
Higgins, Thompson PD 3414 Harrell, John 159 426 426 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1286 Kiger, Daniel J. 166 91 201 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1287 Billingsley, Jesse 137 281 434 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1457 Coe, Philip H. 144 443 487 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1687 Tom, Charles 191 362 363 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1859 Owens, M. T. 177 561 567 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1860 Hood, Thomas 162 362 366 

Higgins, W. A. PD 1861 Fuller, Ralph W. 154 358 363 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1862 Estes, John 152 52 56 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1866 Allen, James M. 132 64 114 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1867 McIntyre, Hugh C. 172 260 376 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1868 Crenshaw, John C. 146 613 616 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1915 Swords, A. 190 179 182 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1980 Giddings, J. D. 155 552 554 
Higgins, W. A. PD 1982 Benson, Ellis 137 182 184 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2068 Price, James M. 180 211 211 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2125 McCaleb, Alson 171 292 297
Higgins, W. A. PD 2126 Webb, Thomas H. 195 142 146 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2127 Wilkinson, Hardin G. 196 494 499 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2129 Tom, Charles 191 366 371 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2134 Lee, Vardeman 168 60 66 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2204 Carothers, S. D. 142 619 625 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2205 Carothers, Robert J. 142 613 618 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2207 Watson, John 194 703 708 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2209 Rucker, Benjamin F. 183 366 371

Higgins, W. A. PD 2210 Buchanan, Gilbert M. 141 158 163 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2776 Hensley, William 161 137 144 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2777 Buster, Claudius 141 557 562 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2778 Dodd, John 149 592 596 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2780 Layne, Robert 167 477 483 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2834 Erath, George B. 151 646 648 
Higgins, W. A. PD 2842 Puckett, R. R. 180 622 622 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3048 Edney, Newton J. 23 236 241 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3048 Edney, Newton J. 151 236 241 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3103 Irvin, Thomas 164 172 177 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3105 Lusk, P. H. 169 519 530 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3106 Graham, Joshua 157 20 24 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3107 Wills, Reuben 197 635 638 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3391 Veazey, Wiley G. 193 10 15 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3410 Williams, Allen B. 196 629 633 

Higgins, W. A. PD 3411 Williams, Allen B. Jr. 196 635 639 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3413 Winfield, E. H. 198 159 168 
Higgins, W. A. PD 3414 Harrell, John 159 426 428 
Higgins, W. A. PD 347 Smith, Jesse 186 459 461 
Higgins, W. A. PD 982 Dallas, James L. 147 455 457 
Higgins, W. A. UN N/A Hardeman, John M. 251 599 599 
Higgins, W. C. PD 1119 Gentry, James R. 155 206 206 
Higgins, W. H. PD 2049 Bailey, Thomas 134 693 706 
Higgins, W. T. PD 1515 Lubbock, Francis Richard 169 408 415 
Higgins, W. T. UN N/A Rodgers, Magnus T. 256 25 28 
Higgins, William AU 1343 Odell, Henry 79 93 93 
Higgins, William AU 2147 Wilson, William F. 116 690 690 
Higgins, William PD 1393 Adams, James M. 131 56 117 
Higgins, William A. PD 548 West, George W. 195 474 489

Higgins, William T. AU 5760 Winfield, E. H. 117 137 141 
Higgins, William T. PD 1607 Moore, John W. 175 155 155

Higgins, William T. PD 3341 Lowery, James P. 169 376 376 

Headstone Text
J. S. Higgins 1849-1930 Co. A. 3. Ala. Inf. Tenn. Army C. S. A. 
Full Name: J. R. Higgins 
Section: Confederate Field, Section 1
Row: V Number:10 
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1849 
Died: July 9, 1930 
Buried: July 10, 1930 

Higgins references from 
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New Link (Mar 2009)

HIGGINS, PATTILLO (1863-1955). Pattillo Higgins, called by some the "prophet of Spindletop," was born on December 5, 1863, in Sabine Pass, Texas, the son of Robert James and Sarah (Raye) Higgins. [
1880 Census]
(see website for a lengthy biography)
Using search function of same website, do search on HIGGINS


Edited and Brought to Date by EUGENE C. BARKER, Ph. D.


Pattillo Higgins. It will hardly be disputed that no industry in recent years has wrought so munificently In the best interests of the great state of Texas along lines of development as has the oil industry of the different proven oil fields of the state. Developments in such fields as have thus far been exploited successfully have brought millions of dollars into the state, created a multitude of new industries and attracted the attention of the world at large to this hitherto scarce known portion of the country. When new industries are brought into being, among those men who gain prominence and fortune in the enterprise one man will usually be found who, by reason of the nature of his activities and of his relation to the enterprise, will inevitably stand forth as the human agency most responsible for the success of the project. It is here that Pattillo Higgins enters as the original locator and discoverer of the great Beaumont oil field, the
development of which soon led to the exploiting of other petroleum fields in the state, and he stands today as the accredited pioneer in the industry and as one whose word is indisputable authority when the merits and demerits of any particular suspected oil field is up for consideration.

Mr. Higgins might well be termed the Wizard of the Wells, for he has, according to all accredited reports, never yet failed in his prognostication concerning the success or failure of any projected oil enterprise whereon his opinion has been given, despite the unhappy fact that his endeavors to open the Beaumont field was for years retarded by the opinions of geological experts who brought to bear there scientific knowledge in contradiction to the less accredited but more accurate knowledge of a student of signs in Nature. For Mr. Higgins for years devoted his time to the study of surface conditions of the Beaumont field and when he attempted to open the field he knew to a certainty what would be found as a result of his work.

In a most interesting and altogether comprehensive little brochure published, under the title, "History of Oil in the Gulf Coast Country of Texas and Louisiana," Mr. Higgins has stated facts that are incontrovertible in the light of the miraculous developments in oil In recent years. He may with all propriety be quoted briefly from this little booklet, and the following sentences are offered as giving some light upon the methods and ideas of the man in his capacity as developer and exploiter. He says in part: "With me the oil business has been second nature by reason of my close association with it for many years, or since the opening of the Great Gusher pool at Beaumont. For that reason I feel competent to advance any theory I may have relative to the location of oil pools in undeveloped sections. I began at the bottom, picking up stray indications of nature here and there, and having seen them demonstrated time and again, I believe I am in a position to know, and that is the reason why I have the hardihood to submit to the public this history of oil development in the Gulf Coast Country.

"I have been one of the closest observers of this development. In fact, I have always been with the advance guard of pioneers and I know that no element of chance need enter into the development of the future great oil fields.

"This story of the oil discoveries is not intended to show the statistical side of the production, but is intended to prove that every field brought in or every condition encountered in past years only went to substantiate my theory—the theory that has since become a science—that there are surface indications of all great pools of oil. This I have contended for years. The theories I have advanced have not been received with open arms and I have been forced to prove them, at my own expense, but they have been proved, nevertheless. I have surmounted every obstacle and made it patent to men who know something of the oil business that there is a real, true science in locating oil fields. My record in the greatest fields in the Gulf Coast Country is incontrovertible evidence in support of my theories as to surface indications."

And indeed, Mr. Higgins' record has been one of which he may well be proud. For the movements he has set in in the development of the Gulf Coast Oil Country of Texas and Louisiana have been productive of enormous wealth and revived all classes of industry in the entire southwest. Prior to the discovery of oil in the Gulf Coast Country practically all manner of business was at a standstill. The discoveries attendant upon Mr. Higgins' activities have so advertised this section that millions of dollars have poured into the state for investment in all spheres of legitimate business activity. Many of these millions have been spent in the excellent work of building, equipping and standardizing railroads, as well as in erecting for them suitable and necessary depots, stations, office buildings and shops. New banks and trust companies have entered the field, well organized and with splendid backing, and those already existing have so far increased their capitalization as to permit them to keep pace with the tremendous financial progress of the day. Building and construction companies of every order have made rapid strides forward and the many substantial skyscrapers of both Houston and Beaumont bear eloquent testimony to the profits made in oil in the past ten years. All classes of lands have increased in value as the various oil fields have been developed and agriculture has received such an impetus as was never before known in this section.

The coming of oil brought in the day of the million dollar concern in Texas, where prior to that time the company that had a capital of a hundred thousand dollars was indeed a rarity. Millions have been expended in the oil fields in the building of oil refineries and pipe lines and the capital of even the smaller oil companies will aggregate millions. Enormous civic improvements, county roads and immense drainage projects that have been successfully consummated in recent years may all be attributed directly to the advancement and activity subsequent to the development of the oil fields of Texas. And it is the belief and opinion of such men as Pattillo Higgins that the industry in this state is yet in its infancy.

In his booklet, "The History of Oil," Mr. Higgins sets forth his reasons for carrying his investigations into any specified field in search of oil. He claims that there are ever existent on the surface of any productive field four infallible signs that will warrant any expenditure in the opening up of that field, for the results will be sure and unfailing. He claims that these signs have been present in every Texas oil field thus far, and that he has detected them in many tracts of land as yet unsuspected, but destined to yield up their wealth when the time comes. The presence of these infallible signs induced his untiring efforts to open up the Beaumont fields, with what results the whole world is today more or less cognizant.

It was on August 24, 1892, that Mr. Higgins definitely engaged in the oil business, though he had devoted much of his time to the study of conditions in the Beaumont field before he made any open move along lines of development. At that time he organized the Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Company at Beaumont, under the laws of the state, with an authorized capital stock of $200,000. This was the first oil company incorporated in the state of Texas—a fact worthy of mention in the light of subsequent developments. It was the intention of Mr. Higgins to interest a goodly number of responsible Beaumont men in the enterprise in order to raise ample funds for the purpose of purchasing- Inga desirable lands and making needed improvements. He met with the usual disappointment of the man who, without capital of his own, endeavors to enlist the sympathies of men of means in an enterprise that has not yet been proven, and the result was that only a comparative
few of those solicited could be induced to come in with him. It is significant of the lack of doubt that was in Mr. Higgins' mind as to the ultimate success of the enterprise that he was in no wise discouraged at the lack of enthusiasm he met, but went ahead with the work with the means he was able to command. Much of the failure he experienced in gaining the ear of the investing public resulted from the interference of the State Geological Department, who on hearing of the enterprise sent one of its experts to investigate the field. His report was distinctly adverse and newspaper articles over his signature did not tend to stimulate faith in Mr. Higgins and his work. The first well contractor he secured threw up the work after failure to encounter oil at three hundred feet, but Mr. Higgins finally succeeded in making a contract with Captain A. F. Lucas to enter the field, and the work was begun in genuine earnest in 1900, and on January 10, 1901, the
first of the Texas oil gushers, later known as the Lucas well, was brought in.

In 1901 Mr. Higgins organized the Higgins Oil and Fuel Company, operating at Beaumont, and in 1911 he organized the Gulf Coast Oil Company of Houston, of which he is president and general manager. This company is now developing new fields in Texas and controls lands that have hitherto been unsuspected of hidden wealth of this nature but which will, if Mr. Higgins' prophecy does not fail, produce many more millions to the people of Texas. In the light of past and present successes, it would seem that there is no great danger that his promises of profitable development of these lands should not materialize.

Mr. Higgins is an undoubted authority on the subject of oil. and in his History of Oil a number of pages are devoted to an intensely interesting article entitled "The Great Basin, and How Oil Was Formed in the Gulf Coast Country of Texas and Louisiana." In this article he has combined a knowledge of what he terms "text-book science" with the observations of a naturally scientific mind after years of close and careful study of surface and other indications, and the result is most interesting and convincing. Certain it is that he has employed his knowledge to excellent purpose and to the undying good of the state in the last decade, with promise of much more to follow along similar lines.

Concerning the birth and parentage of Mr. Higgins, it may be said that he was born in Beaumont, Texas, in 1863, and he is the son of Richard J. and Sarah (Ray) Higgins. His father was a mechanic by trade, who came to Texas from Georgia in the year 1858 and settled at Sabine Pass. Later he moved to Beaumont, and there he died in 1891. The mother of Mr. Higgins lived until 1905, and witnessed the first years of her son's phenomenal success.

As a boy Mr. Higgins enjoyed but a meager season of schooling and when a mere youth went to work for a sawmill company. In 1884 he engaged independently in the timber business, and it was while thus engaged that he began to develop an interest in geology as applied to conditions in his district. For some years he devoted his every spare moment to the study of petroleum, oil and gas and all surface indications thereof, so that when he entered definitely into the oil enterprise he did so well equipped as a result of his study of the subject, bringing to bear the wisdom of a scientist with the skill of a mechanic upon Ms activities in development work.

The development work now under way by Mr. Higgins and his company is highly endorsed by men of unimpeachable standing in Beaumont and Houston, and he has in his possession a number of letters bearing testimony to his standing and responsibility as an oil expert by men who are of most excellent standing in financial and industrial circles in the south. Among them might be mentioned J. S. Rice, president Union National Bank of Houston; 8. F. Carter, president Lumberman's National Bank of Houston; Sam Park, president American Lumber Company of Houston; H. P. Attwater, industrial agent, the Sunset Route, of Houston; Daniel E. Garrett, Congressman at large for Texas, of Houston; B. B. Gilmer, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Houston; W. G. Van Vleck, vice president and general manager Sunset-Central Lines, of Houston; W. S. Davidson, president First National Bank of Beaumont; B. R. Xorvell, president American National Bank of Beaumont; and E. A. Fletcher, mayor of Beaumont.

The press of Texas has not withheld its need of recognition and appreciation of the activities of Mr. Higgins in the oil fields and be is everywhere accredited by the press as the originator and founder of the present enterprise in oil.

Mr. Higgins has compiled an interesting little assortment of press clippings relative to the oil enterprise in Texas and Louisiana, with dates under which they appeared in the various publications of Houston, Beaumont and other representative cities and many of them are of especial interest in their mention of him and his work. One of them appears under the heading of "Pattillo Higgins Views" in the February 2nd issue of the Beaumont Daily Journal, and is here offered in part as a comprehensive and pertinent commentary upon the standing of the man in oil circles of the state: "Pattillo Higgins, the well known oil man of Houston, spent yesterday in the city. Mr. Higgins states that his drilling operations in the Hockley field are progressing satisfactorily, and he is arranging to sink two new wells in the field. Mr. Higgins has the utmost confidence in his ability to bring in a good field at Hockley and he proposes to stay with the drilling until he has accomplished this result.

"Mr. Higgins differs from the opinion of Mr. C. H. Markham, general manager of the J. M. Guffey Petroleum Company, contained in an interview recently given out by Mr. Markham at San Antonio, that the oil fields of Texas were gradually playing out, and that a durable production was no longer expected. In combating this opinion Mr. Higgins said: 'Texas is only in its infancy in the oil business. Many large gushers will be developed in the coast country of Texas, and some of the new fields will surpass any that have so far been developed, and will surprise the world. In my opinion, other sections of the state will be developed into great paying oil fields at some future day.

" 'There is no reason for consumers of crude oil to fear the fuel problem. Nature has put great quantities of fuel right at our doors and the supply will not be exhausted. This will insure a perennial supply of oil at much lower prices than are now being paid.'

"Mr. Higgins, it will be remembered, was the first to forecast the existence of the great oil pools in the coast country of Texas, and his predictions were ridiculed at the time by wise men and oil experts, the latter making positive statements that oil could not exist in the deposits and formation of the coast country of Texas. Mr. Higgins has devoted his life to the quest of oil fields and in the face of conditions and obstacles which would have discouraged the average man, he has continued to test his theories. He says that Texas is peculiarly favored and that enormous wealth exists in the bowels of the earth in the form of oil fields, which time and enterprise will bring to light."

It is worthy of mention, in the light of the foregoing statements appearing in the press as long ago as the year 1907, that since the appearance of this article five enormously rich and productive oil fields have been brought in, four of them being in Texas and one in Louisiana, and most of which Mr. Higgins foretold the existence of and aided in their development. In the face of such a record, it is small wonder that Mr. Higgins enjoys so solid a reputation in reputable circles of his native state, and the state is distinctly to be congratulated on the possession of a man who had the foresight and knowledge of nature to bring into being the present industrial conditions that have resulted from his activities in his chosen field.

Mr. Higgins, who resides at 2208 Crawford street, was married in 1906 to Miss Annie Higgins, of Houston, and to them have been born two children—Gladys Higgins and Pattillo Higgins, Jr. He and his wife are members of the Baptist church.


HIGGINS, MICHAEL FRANCIS (1909-1969). Michael Francis
(Pinky) Higgins
, baseball player, was born on May 27, 1909, in Red Oak, Texas, to Michael Francis and Mattie (Orr) Higgins


14 Apr 2005  
Michael Franklin Higgins 
    Birth: May. 27, 1909 Dallas County, Texas, 
    Death: Mar. 21, 1969, Dallas Dallas County Texas, 
Baseball player and manager. "Pinky" Higgins played 3rd base for 14 seasons in the American League, for Philadelphia, Boston, and Detroit. 
Burial: Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park
          Dallas Dallas County Texas, USA


HORRELL-HIGGINS FEUD. The Horrell and Higgins families were ranchers who settled in Lampasas County before the Civil War and were friends and neighbors until
the 1870s. The five Horrell brothers-Mart, Tom, Merritt, Ben, and Sam-first got into trouble with the State Police in 1873, when Capt. Thomas Williams and seven men went to Lampasas to put a stop to the general lawlessness prevalent there. Williams fought with the Horrell boys and their brother-in-law, Bill Bowen, in Jerry Scott's saloon. When the fight was over, four state policemen were dead. Mart Horrell, badly wounded, was confined in the Georgetown jail, but as soon as he was well enough his brothers helped him to break out. The Horrells remained in the Lampasas area for several more months, gathered a herd of cattle, and then headed for New Mexico. 
(see website for more info)

IZORO, TEXAS. Izoro is on Farm Road 1690 five miles east of the Lampasas River and 3½ miles northwest of Franklin Mountain in northern Lampasas County. It was established in the early 1880s and was originally called Higgins Gap after John Higgins, one of the early settlers in the area. During the early years the town was a rough place, subject to Indian raids and feuds among the settlers. In 1885 C. J. Dumas built a cotton gin in the community, and that same year E. J. Healer opened a general store. A post office was established in 1888 in nearby Coryell County with Thomas J. Upton as postmaster, and the town was renamed Izoro after Izoro Gillam, the daughter of a prominent settler. (see website for more info)


TULSA, TEXAS. Tulsa was southeast of Wink in southern Winkler County. Though the settlement was a product of the oil discovery of July 16, 1926, in the Hendricks
oilfield, it never boomed. A town site was laid out, and several buildings were erected. A Tulsa post office opened on August 20, 1927, with CORA HIGGINS as postmistress and closed in 1929, when the building was moved to Wink. Tulsa reported two businesses in 1931 and one in 1933, when the population was twenty-five. After 1948 the store closed, and the community, which was named for the Oklahoma boomtown, vanished. 

ALEY, TEXAS. Aley is on Farm Road 85 twenty-seven miles northwest of Athens in far northwestern Henderson County. The settlement was evidently founded soon after the Civil War. A post office operated there from 1894 to 1907. In the early 1900s J. O. Hall
and W. C. Higgins operated a local general store, and by 1910 the settlement had a combination church and school, a store operated by James Burns, and a population of twenty-five. In the mid-1930s it had a population of sixty-five, two churches, a store, and a school. After World War IIqv the population dropped to fifty and the school closed. In the early 1990s a cemetery and two stores remained

SCOTT, JAMES (?-?). James Scott, one of Stephen F Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, received title to a site of land in what is now Fort Bend County on August 7, 1824. The census of 1826 classified him as a stock raiser and farmer, aged between twenty-five and forty. He had a wife, two sons, and a daughter. Half of his league on the San Bernard River was bought by John R. Harrisqv at a sheriff's sale before May 1830.  

Another James Scott arrived in Texas from New York and signed his character certificate at San Augustine on September 22, 1834. He may have been the individual who appeared in an 1858 list of deceased persons whose heirs were "entitled to claims for land." The Scott in that list was reported to have been wounded in the Texas army and to have died in New York City in 1836. His wife was said to have returned to New York from Texas in 1838 with a Captain Higgins


Confederate Indigent Families Index
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Higgins, Calhoun  | Panola
Higgins, Elizabeth | Parker
Higgins, James     | Ellis
Higgins, John       | Montague
Higgins, John       | Navarro
Higgins, Robert    | Hill
Higgins, T           | Panola
Higgins, W          | Parker
Higgins,              | Bell
Higgins,              | Cherokee

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