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Norma Jane Higgins-Raney

My birth mother was Norma Jane Higgins. My father William Arthur Raney. Norma was born approx. 1918 in Columbus, Nebraska.
They were in San Diego, CA in 1946. William was in the Navy.
Any info would be very helpful. Sharon Consolvo Contact Sharon  



View 1920 Census Scan  John Higgins   age 25

1930 United States Federal Census 
        John J Higgins     Head 37 b Nebraska 
              father born Irish Free State Mother Born New York
        Margaret Higgins  Wife 35 b Nebraska 
              Father born Iowa Mother Born Pennsylvania
        Evelyn M Higgins Daughter 9 born Nebraska
        Norma J Higgins  Daughter 8 born Nebraska 
        Leon A Higgins    Son 2 10/12th born Nebraska
        Location - Lost Creek, Platte, NE 

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17 Aug 2005 
Looking for info on Ross Floyd Higgins family. 
His father Carl Higgins, his dad, Hardy Watson Higgins.
Hardy's brothers: Robert, Benjamin, John and G. J. Higgins. Elizabeth, Eliza Ellen, James Edward, Cassandra or Cassie.
Father was James Owen, mother Clarissa Ward
Hope this will help. also James Owen was a jr. his dad James Owen sr. married Hannah Painter. whose husband died in the Mexican war 1848 he had served with James. All were from Arkansas.

Ross Floyd Higgins jr.  kikstart74@yahoo.com 


   
SUBJECT TO SUBMITTER VERIFICATION

View 1850 AR Census Scan   James O Higgins age 54
                                       James Higgins    age 25
                                       Sevier County Washington Twp

View 1860 AR Census Scan  J O Higgins  age 35
                                      SEVIER WASHINGTON TWP AR    

View 1870 AR Census Scan  HIGGINS JAMES O 45 M 
                                      AR PERRY HIGGINS TWP

1880 Census Household:

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

  J. O. HIGGINS       Self M Male    W 63 TN Farmer TN TN 
  Hannah HIGGINS   Wife M Female W 52 TN TN TN 
  Robert B. HIGGINS Son S Male     W 14 AR TN TN 
  H. W. HIGGINS      Son S Male     W 10 AR TN TN 

  Source Information:
  Census Place Higgins, Conway, Arkansas 
  Family History Library Film 1254041 
  NA Film Number T9-0041 Page Number 385A 

Other Higgins Families in Perry County in 1870 Census

View 1870 AR Census Scan  image 1 (Bottom) Image 2 (Top) 
        HIGGINS ANDREW 34 AR PERRY HIGGINS TWP 
        Includes a 
        HIGGINS NICHOLAS 34 AR AR PERRY HIGGINS TWP
                                       living nearby
View 1900 AR Census Scan HIGGINS JAMES O 76 
                                     Perry County Adona 
                     Living with daughter and son in law Melvin & Cassie Reed
                      with grandson Bentley 
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Possible connection to the above inquiry

On Site  
11 Higgins, John
            Confederate 
            Cavalry 
            Davies' Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry
&
8  Higgins, James
           Confederate 
           Cavalry 
           Davies' Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry

and
from
http://www.couchgenweb.com/civilwar/daviesbc.htm 
DAVIES BATTALION ARKANSAS CAVALRY COMPANY C 
NAME -RANK- ENLISTED - AGE- EYES- HAIR- COMPLX- HT -OCCUPATION -BORN 
HIGGINS, JAMES Pvt- 
   Ark-35-Blue-lt-fair-5'5"-Farmer-Ark 
HIGGINS, JOHN Pvt-
   Ark-19-blue-blk-drk-5'7"-Farmer-Ark 

Also See 2007 Inquiry
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15 Aug 2005 
I've been trying to find out more about James Higgins and Catherine Van Pelt. I suspect this may be the correct family that I'm looking for, but I don't have many resources available to prove one way or another. 

I'm trying to prove that their son Joseph Samuel Higgins (1843-1900) is the same Joseph S. Higgins (b. abt 1842 NJ - d. aft 1880) who married Ella Osterhoudt in 1878 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY. They are found on the 1880 census in Dutchess Co, NY:

1880 Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Joseph S. HIGGINS    Self M Male     W 38 NJ Farmer NJ NJ 
Ella HIGGINS            Wife M Female W 24 NY Keeping House NY NY 
John H. OSTERHOUT FatherL M Male W 65 NY Farmer NY NY
Margret OSTERHOUT MotherL M Female W 50 NY NY NY 
Ida OSTERHOUT       SisterL S Female W 20 NY NY NY 
Harry J. HIGGINS      Son S Male       W 5 NY NJ NY 

Source Information:
Census Place La Grange, Dutchess, New York 
Family History Library Film 1254824 
NA Film Number T9-0824 Page Number 280B 

I don't know when Joseph S. Higgins or wife Ella died, but the 1880 census was the last time I found info on Ella, but it's possible that Joseph was on the 1900 census in Middlesex Co, NJ with his widowed sister in law. In 1900, their son Harry J. Higgins was living with his grandmother Margaret Osterhoudt in Dutchess Co, NY. 

1900 census, Dist. 46, Town of Millbrook, Washington Twp, Dutchess Co, NY (June 4, 1900) Grant Street
Margaret Osterhoudt - 63, b. Mar1837 NY, widow, mother of 2 children-1 still living, farmer, owned home
Harry Higgins-23, grandson, b. Jan 1877 NY, occ: Printer

By 1910, Henry "Harry" J. Higgins had moved to the Bronx, where he died in 1932. He married Edith Edna Luikert in 1907. 

Any info you can provide would be most appreciated!
Julie H. Ganis julieganis@yahoo.com



   SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION FROM SUBMITTER 

View 1860 NJ Census Scan   James Higgins  age  47
                    MIDDLESEX SOUTH BRUNSWICK TWP

View 1870 NJ Census Scan   James S Higgins     age  57  
                    Page 1   Includes James S Higgins age 27 
                    Page 2 
                    

View 1900 NJ Census Scan   Joseph S Higgins  age  57 

View 1910 Bronx NY Census  Edith Higgins        age 20
                            Includes   Henry Higgins       age 31

View 1920 NY Census Scan   Henry J  Higgins   age  43 

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  28 July 2005
My mother-in-law was orphaned at an early age. Her father was Jimmie Higgins who died as the result of a mining accident in Blackey/Carbon Glow, KY in1929. His parents were: Higgins and Helsey from Unicoi, TN
I am trying to find Jimmie's parents names. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
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New July 2006

James Higgins death certificate lists him as being born in Unicoi, Tennessee to H H Higgins and DK Helsey. Jimmy was born in 1883 and died in Letcher County, KY in April of 1929.

 Martha Gammons Contact Martha   





http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyletch/queries_old/let_que3.htm 
DONALS, GAMMONS, HIGGINS, RUTHERFORD
December 3, 1998 Martha Gammons 
I am interested in locating my mother-in-law's half sister, Helen Jean RUTHERFORD. My mother-in-law's name is Norma GAMMONS. Norma's parents were James HIGGINS, born September 1883, in Unicor Co., TN, and Ella Ray DONALS, born 1887, in Scott Co., VA. James died following a mine accident in April 1929, in Letcher Co., KY. Ella married Sheriff Bud RUTHERFORD (or Ruford) and had a daughter, Helen Jean. Helen was born between 1929 and 1936. They lived in the Whitesburg or Carbon Glow area. Ella died in 1936 in Letcher Co., KY. Helen Jean married ? and may have move to Ohio. 


View 1900 TN Census Scan   Wm E Higgins      age 44
        Includes several Higgins as Heads of Household

View 1910 TN Census Scan   William E Higgins  age 54
        Includes several Higgins as Heads of Household

1930 KY Census
  Ella Higgins         River, Letcher, KY abt 1898 Virginia Head 
  Arnold Higgins     River, Letcher, KY abt 1916 Son 
  Marie Higgins      River, Letcher, KY abt 1918 Daughter
  Junia Higgins      River, Letcher,KY abt 1922 Daughter 
  Junior Higgins     River, Letcher,KY abt 1924 Son 
  Buaneda Higgins River, Letcher, KY abt 1927 Daughter 
  Normana Higgins River, Letcher,KY abt 1928 Daughter

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27 Jul 2005
Looking for American side of Higgins family

Looking to trace  Randolph Higgins in the Montana area
Married Rhoda Toomer had children: Don Cleo Ray John, my father, and Cathleen, not all born in the USA, around 1920 - 1930
 TONY  Higgins71d@aol.com 



   View 1920 MT Census Scan   Rhoda Higgins 

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12 July 2005 

From a small town near Galway 
Our great grandfather, Bartholomew Higgins, came to the U.S. in the 1850's and first settled in Lancaster, PA, then moved to Illinois [See Census details]. He served in the Civil War in Renwick's Raiders from Elgin. 

Bart's son, Edward Charles (Higgins), was my grandfather. Edward became an attorney in Chicago [1910 Census]. It is family lore that he was a great friend of Clarence Darrow and sat with him at the Scopes trial. 
Edward named his first son, Clarence, in honor of his friend Clarence Darrow. Clarence never married so had no children. The second child was named Whilomena (Wilma) who married but also had no children. The third child was Eileen who was quite ill and died when she was a teenager or in her early twenties. His fourth child was Edward Charles (Higgins), Jr., who married and had four children.

I am wondering if he might be related to any of the Higgins in your genealogy. 

Michael Edward Higgins mhiggins@passionist.org 

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Checking for this soldier on the Civil War Pension index with regiment mentioned I found that his death pension was given to his wife Bridget Higgins, with that information the webmaster has researched further for this person and has found

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/acm/art-renw.htm 
Renwick's Elgin Battery, Light Artillery 
Name Rank Residence Date of Muster Remarks 
HIGGINS, Bartholomew Private Elgin Nov 15, 1862
             Mustered out July 18, 1865 
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http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilart2.htm#renwicks 
Renwick's Elgin Independent Battery Light Artillery
Organized at Elgin, Ill., and mustered in November 15, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky and attached to District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, February, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Bowling Green, Ky., until May, 1863, and at Glasgow and Tompkinsville until July. At Munfordsville July. Operations against Morgan in Kentucky July 2-26. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. At Loudon until November 9. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Moved to Kingston and duty there until December 4. Repulse of Wheeler's attack on Kingston November 24. Near Kingston December 4. March to Mossy Creek December 4-27. Action at Mossy Creek, Talbot's Station, December 29. At Mossy Creek until January, 1864. Post and garrison duty at Knoxville and other points in East Tennessee until February, 1865. Ordered to North Carolina. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 1-21. Battle of Wise's Forks, N. C., March 8-10. Occupation of Goldsborg March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in Dept. of North Carolina until July. Mustered out July 18, 1865.
Battery lost during service 13 by disease.

View 1870 IL Census Scan   Bartholomew W Higgins   age 36

1880 Household:

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

  Bart HIGGINS     Self M Male     W 48 IRE Brick And Stone Mason IRE IRE 
  Bridget HIGGINS Wife M Female W 45 IRE HousekeepingIRE IRE 
  Mary HIGGINS    Dau S Female  W 23 IL Dressmaking IRE IRE
  Anna HIGGINS    Dau S Female  W 21 IL Home IRE IRE 
  Katie HIGGINS    Dau S Female  W 20 IL Works Out IRE IRE 
  John HIGGINS     Son S Male     W 18 IL At School IRE IRE 
  Eddie HIGGINS    Son S Male     W 14 IL At School IRE IRE 
  Thomas HIGGINS Son S Male     W  8 IL At School IRE IRE 
  Willie HIGGINS     Son S Male     W  1 IL IRE IRE 

  Source Information:
  Census Place Woodstock, Mc Henry, Illinois 
  Family History Library Film 1254228 
  NA Film Number T9-0228 Page Number 122C

View 1900 IL Census Scan   Bartholomew Higgins   age 48* 
       *Note: Scan says 48 yrs, that is wrong, 
         he has been married 48 years, 
         the age appears to say 69 years old
         Bridget's birth year listed as 1864,
         that can't be right because it says her age is 62
         Enumerator errors

View 1910 IL Census Scan   Bridget Higgins           age 73 

View 1910 IL Census Scan   Edward C Higgins        age 43
               Page 1   Page 2 

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01 Jul 2005
Higgins of West Georgia

I am from Georgia, I don't know very much past my parents. Would like to talk to anyone who has information any Higgins from the west Georgia area.

The counties I know of are Polk, Haralson, Carroll, Paulding in Ga. I know my parents met in Anniston Alabama. My grandfather who died in the 1960's was Robert Luther Higgins aka "Luke". He was married several times. My grandmother's first name was Mamie 

Deborah Higgins dgoldhiggs@yahoo.com 



1930 United States Federal Census 
Robert L Higgins Polkville, Calhoun, AL abt 1902 Alabama Head 
Mamie L Higgins Polkville, Calhoun, AL abt 1904 female 
R L Higgins         Polkville, Calhoun, AL abt 1929 Son 
James R Higgins Polkville, Calhoun, AL              Son
 
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25 May 2005
Higgins From Laurel County, Kentucky

I'm seeking the ancestry of my great-great-grandfather, William B. Higgins, born June 13, 1817, in Laurel County, Kentucky, and died May 21, 1858, in Mercer County, Missouri. He married Sarah P. Owen, born October 27, 1824, in Laurel County, Kentucky, and died July 6, 1892, in Mercer County, Missouri. 
They had the following children:
   Rachel S.
    John M.
    Sarah Ann
(my great-grandmother)
    Julia E.
    Buenavista
    William Richard
    Mary Eliza
    Margaret Jane
    Jehu


Any information will be much appreciated.
Chris West  Sixfiveplus@aol.com 


                                 21 Oct 2005

Household:1880

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

William R. HIGGINS    Self M     Male     W 23 MO Farmer KY KY 
Sarah P. HIGGINS     Mother W Female W 54 KY Keeping House NC KY 
Buena Vista HIGGINS Sister S   Female W 24 MO Teaching KY KY
 
Source Information:
Census Place Morgan, Mercer, Missouri 
Family History Library Film 1254703 
NA Film Number T9-0703 Page Number 79C 


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Household: 1880 Census

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

Jehu M. HIGGINS      Self M Male    W 34 KY Farmer KY KY 
Fieda M. HIGGINS    Wife M Female W 31 OH Keeping House VT NY 
Roberta HIGGINS      Dau S Female W 10 MO KY OH 
Mina L. HIGGINS       Dau S Female W  8 MO KY OH 
Ambrosia A. HIGGINS Dau S Female W  6 MO KY OH 
Ora V. HIGGINS        Dau S Female W  4 MO KY OH 
Aaron L. HIGGINS     Son S Male     W 3 MO KY OH 
Sarah L. HIGGINS     Dau S Female W 3M MO KY OH 
Ira W. WHITTINGTON Other S Male W 19 MO Works On Farm VA KY
Mary C. SMITH Other S Female       W 21 MO House Work IN KY 

Source Information:
 
Census Place Morgan, Mercer, Missouri 
  Family History Library Film 1254703 
  NA Film Number T9-0703 Page Number 76B
 

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25 May 2005
Ireland to New Jersey to Iowa 

The earliest Higgins family that I know of is Thomas and Margaret Agin-Higgins who lived New Jersey Monouth Co. Have maps where they lived. He was a farmer. They had a John, Mary, Bridget, Margaret and I believe a Rose. The next information I have on them is when their daughter Mary Higgins marries Thomas Doolin and Mary's Sister marries a Grady. Thomas Doolin and Grady were friends and Grady signed Thomas Doolin Nationalization papers. I have a map where Thomas Higgins lived at in the early 1880's near Holbrook, Iowa located in Iowa Co. Green township. Margaret is shown to have lived several place with her children and they finally died and are buried with the Thomas Doolin Family at the Holbrook Cemetery St. Michaels Catholic Church. John Higgins ran a tavern in Iowa City and I believe that one of the girls went to Nebraska and one to Mishagan. But then I loose track of where all that family went to. They show up on records in the Iowa City Catholic Church in the early 1900's as visiting their mom at the church, I believe it was St. Patrick Church. 
Shari Stogdill  ndstogdill@yahoo.com 



View 1870 IA Census Scan   Thomas Higgins age 50

View 1900 IA Census Scan  Thomas Doolin age 54

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13 May 2005
Subject: Higgins Family
 
 My name is Suzie McDaniel 
 I am doing research on the Higgins Family and I hope you can help me.
 The Higgins family that I am researching were in the area of Little River & Sevier Co AR & McCurtain Co OK.
 I want to find out about Sarah Ellen Higgins who married Obediah B (Monk) Jenkins 1901 in Little River Co AR, and after his death she married John Fisher
Her children that I know are:
 Charlie Jenkins, Jess Jenkins, William (Bill) Jenkins and Jim Fisher.
 Sara, Obidiah Jenkins, John Fisher and some of the children are buried in Piney Cemetery in Little River Co AR.
 
 Here are some Higgins that were married in Little River Co AR
 
 Erma Higgins   + Cecil Finley        1942
 Gracie Higgins + Barney Gallagher 1931
 L Higgins        + D Gibson            1901
 Lola Higgins    + Walter Lindsey    1912
 Melvin Higgins + Tula Parks          1939
 John Higgins   + Emma Smith        1920
  
Robert Higgins was married to Dovie Bell Davis they had two children Gracie & Hattie. Dovie later married Silas Stevens
 
John Higgins (a brother of Robert) was married to Oma Dunlap Davis and they had a son Leroy Oma had been married to George Davis and they had three children William Oscar, Fanny & Mary.
 
 Higgins buried in Piney Cemetery Little River County AR
 John L Higgins 1 Dec 1887 15 Aug 1964
 Dock Higgins 15 June 1863 10 June 1941
 Betty Higgins 28 Aug 1853 15 April 1931
 Ernest Ray Higgins 12 Dec 1914 15 Aug 1928
 Robert Higgins 1893 20 Nov 1920
 Infant son of Robert & Belle Higgins 20 Dec 1920 

 I hope that you can help me . This is all I have .
 
 Thanks Suzie steve-mcdaniel@sbcglobal.net 
REPORTED AS BROKEN OCT 2005

A RESPONSE 31 Oct 2005
I am responding to Suzie McDaniel's inquiry for information about Elizabeth Betty Higgins who married James M. Higgins in Lamar Co., TX. Elizabeth Betty Higgins was the daughter of Gordis J. and Sarah Ann (maiden name unknown) and the sister of my g-grandfather. I have information on this line that I am eager and willing to share. 

Linda Prickett  Contact Information
CLOAKED

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http://www.rootsweb.com/~arlrcgs/marriages/h.html  
Little River County Arkansas Marriages to 1930
Brides Last Name Brides First Name Grooms Last Name Grm First Name Book Page Year

Higgins S                              Jenkins O F                           0092 1901

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22 April 2005  
My father was Edward M Higgins born 02/03/21 
father George Higgins born 1882 and died 1936 and 
His father Malachi Higgins born 1844 Ireland
 came here 1866 on Harvest Queen and settled in Paterson NJ and can't
 find death dates in NJ  
 Thanks Robert Higgins  Robert_Higgins_779@hotmail.com  


       Census findings 

View 1870 NJ Census Scan  Malachi Higgins 

1880 Census Household:

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

Mauchai HIGGINS Self M Male W 39 IRE State Detective IRE IRE
Harriet HIGGINS Wife M Female W 30 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE 
Mary HIGGINS Dau S Female W 8 NJ IRE IRE 
John HIGGINS Son S Male W 6 NJ IRE IRE 
Thomas HIGGINS Son S Male W 4 NJ IRE IRE 
Maggie HIGGINS Dau S Female W 2 NJ IRE IRE 

Source Information:
Census Place Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey 
Family History Library Film 1254795 
NA Film Number T9-0795 Page Number 42C 

View 1900 NJ Census Scan  Harriet Higgins 
View 1910 NJ Census Scan  Malachie E Higgins
View 1920 NJ Census Scan  Malachi Higgins 

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10 Apr 2005
Do you have any information on a Tom Higgins and his son Essie, lived in Linn Co. KS in early 1900's? Would appreciate hearing from you if you have any record of this family.
Thank You Marcy Volny  JOMARVOL@peoplepc.com 



   View 1910 KS Census Scan Thomas N Higgins
                   Linn Scott Twp 

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05 Apr 2005
Marshaline Higgins, born about 1840, was my great-grandmother. She was married to Enoch Toliver Galyean. Her parents were Goldman Higgins and Juda Kirby. I would really like to find a picture of Marshaline as we have none. Just thought I would take a chance on your having her in your records. I would appreciate any information you might have on Marshaline. Thanks!! 
Joan Nash
JOANNASH@peoplepc.com 

August 2005

1880 census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
E Toliver GALLYAN Self M Male W 22 VA Farmer VA VA 
Marshline GALLYAN Wife M Female W 23 NC Keeping House NC VA 
Robert L GALLYAN Son S Male W 4 NC VA NC 
L Jane GALLYAN Dau S Female W 2 NC VA NC 

Source Information:
Census Place Glade Creek, Alleghany, North Carolina 
Family History Library Film 1254951 
NA Film Number T9-0951 Page Number 245A 

View 1860 NC Census Scan Goldman Higgins 
View 1870 NC Census Scan Goldman Higgins 

Internal Link  North Carolina 

External link to a genealogy of Goldman Higgins
http://www.moonzstuff.com/Cheek/HigginsLinville.html#goldman  

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24 Mar 2005
 Hi, I believe I have a real puzzler... 
My  great-uncle was Richard Higgins, born in Valley Township, Chester County, PA around 1874.
 Richard was the son of Martin Higgins (b. Ireland  2/05/1836, Ballymacotter, County Cork, Ireland) and Ellen Toomey Higgins (b. 1837,  Ireland). Martin and Ellen were married in St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Coatesville, PA on 1/27/1869. Their children were all born in Valley Township, Chester County, PA:
 Ellen E., b.04/1871; d. 01/1959
 Richard, b. 9/1873? 24 Mar d. unknown
 John Joseph, b. 10/1875; d. 11/1936 (my grandfather)
 William M. b. 9/1878; d. 9/1954
 Thomas E. b. 4/1881; d. before 1964
 Mary Teresa, b. 3/1885; d. 7/1977
 Margaret Elizabeth, b. 8/1889; d. 3/1963
 
 The story goes that my Great-Uncle Richard was kind of a hellion. He married a woman named Margaret, b. approx 1883, and had two children, Martin, b. approx. 1904; and Marian, b. approx.1908. Richard lived in Indiana at the time of his father, Martin's death in 1908 and he, his wife, and children show-up in the 1910 Milwaukee, WI, Census. Finally, we know Richard was dead at the time of my grandfather's death in 1936. 
 
 Supposedly, Richard and Margaret took their two children to Niagara Falls. Then, Richard and Margaret disappeared. The two children were discovered in a motel in Niagara Falls, apparently abandoned. Their Aunt Ellen Higgins, Richard's older sister, went to Niagara Falls to get them, brought them back to Chester County, PA, and raised them. Richard and Margaret were never heard from again. I would really like to know the details of Richard and Margaret's disappearance.
 No one really knows what became of Martin and Marion after Aunt Ellen took them in either. 
 
 Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much,
 Mary Higgins Pothen  Mary.Pothen@anoka.k12.mn.us 
 

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/n/s/Kathleen-A-Anstaett/  
Descendants of Richard and Ellen Higgins of Ballycotton, IRE

View 1870 PA Census Scan HIGGINS Martin 22 Chester Valley Twp

1880 Census Household:

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

Martin HIGGINS Self M Male     W 38 IRE Works Roll Mill IRE IRE 
Ellen HIGGINS   Wife M Female W 35 IRE Keeps House IRE IRE 
Ellen HIGGINS   Dau S Female  W  9 PA At Home IRE IRE 
Richard HIGGINS Son S Male    W  6 PA At Home IRE IRE 
John HIGGINS   Son S Male      W  4 PA At Home IRE IRE 
William HIGGINS Son S Male      W 1 PA At Home IRE IRE 

Source Information:
Census Place Valley, Chester, Pennsylvania 
Family History Library Film 1255114 
NA Film Number T9-1114 

View 1900 PA Census Scan HIGGINS Martin 61 Chester Valley Twp

View 1910 PA Census Scan HIGGINS John 34 Chester Coatsville 

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23 Mar 2005 
Seeking genealogical information on the families of  Alfred and John Higgins who were early settlers (1800 -1840) in Jefferson and Knox Counties, TN 
Herb Perry  busterherb@yahoo.com 

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28 Feb 2005  
Need information on Angeline Higgins, date of birth, date of death. Have that she was daughter of Lydia Ring (b. Worthington, MA 27 Jan. 1792) and Luther Higgins (b. Worthington, MA c. 1794, d. Worthington, MA 25 Mar 1846, have no date of the marriage). Also have that Angeline was married to Franklin Church, in Middlefield, MA in December 1838. Thank you for your assistance.
 Ed Peterson    eandcpete@aol.com 

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27 Feb 2005
Georgia , Arkansas and Oklahoma 

My grandfather was Herman Higgins, born 7-17-1895. He married Leola Lee July 23, 1916 in Warner, Oklahoma. His mother was Madora (Dora) Robinson Higgins. She married James Higgins October 25, 1894 in Yell County, Arkansas. She was 17 and James (aka J H) was 21. James died prior to 1900. He was reportedly a Methodist minister. 
It is believed that James was the son of John and Sarah (Sahra) Higgins of Ellsworth Township, Logan County Arkansas. 
John and Sarah had the following children: 
   Nathan Higgins 1867
   Disy (Dicey?) Higgins 1868, 
    George Higgins 1872, 
   James Higgins 1874, 
   Sallie Higgins 1875, 
   Cassy Higgins 1877 and 
   Kaleb Higgins  1880. 
All were born in Arkansas except Nathan and Disy who were born in Tennessee, according to the 1880 Logan County Arkansas census. John was from Georgia. Sarah from North Carolina. 

I believe Disy married a W L  Corley July 11, 1886 in Logan County Arkansas. 

I am searching for more information about James' brothers and sisters and ancestors. I also would like to know how my greatgrandfather (James) died at a young age. 

Thanks. 
Randy Goodman 
  grandson to Herman Higgins, a Pentecostal minister in Oklahoma 

  Email rgoodman@coxinet.net  



...... Census findings etc ........

View 1870 AR Census Scan    John Higgins 

1880 Census Household:

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

John HIGGINS   Self M Male    W 34 GA Farmer NC GA 
Sahra HIGGINS Wife M Female W 34 NC Keeping House TN TN 
Nathan HIGGINS Son S Male    W 13 TN At School GA NC 
Disy HIGGINS     Dau S Female W 12 TN At School GA NC 
George HIGGINS Son S Male     W  8 AR GA NC 
James HIGGINS  Son S Male     W  6 AR GA NC 
Sallie HIGGINS   Dau S Female  W  5 AR GA NC 
Cassy HIGGINS  Dau S Female  W  3 AR GA NC 
Kaleb HIGGINS   Son S Male     W 4M AR GA NC 

Source Information:
Census Place Ellsworth, Logan, Arkansas 
Family History Library Film 1254050 
NA Film Number T9-0050 Page Number 220C 

View 1900 AR Census Scan   Dora Higgins 
View 1900 AR Census Scan   Mansel Higgins

View 1910 AR Census Scan   Alma Higgins 

View 1920 AR Census Scan   John Higgins 

http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/genealogy/gen100.html states that
William L. Corley b. 13 Dec 1863 Johnson Co., AR d. ?
                 Married: 11 Jul 1886, Logan Co., AR
Wife: Dicie Higgins b. 1868 18, from Creole on marriage date
-above link also refers to Hamilton connection noted in census below-
1880 Census for William Corley
Household:

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

Elizabeth HAMILTON Self W Female W 36 AR Farming TN NC 
William CORLEY Son S Male W 16 AR Farm Laborer MS AR
Mary E. HAMILTON Dau S Female W 12 AR At School AL AR 
James A. HAMILTON Son S Male W 9 AR AL AR 
Ellen HAMILTON Dau S Female W 6 AR AL AR 
Albert HAMILTON Sister S Female W 4 AR AL AR 
Eder A. HAMILTON Dau S Female W 2 AR AL AR 
D. E. SHERRIL Other S Male W 23 TN Farm Laborer AL AL
Source Information:
Census Place Clark, Logan, Arkansas 
Family History Library Film 1254050 
NA Film Number T9-0050 Page Number 224C 

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also
http://bethg.shutdown.com/yell/ygraves.html  
Graves Cemetery, Logan County, Arkansas
This cemetery is about 1 1/2 miles west of the Yell County line. It adjoins the First Baptist Church grounds at Delaware, Ark. on Hwy 22 West. A large cemetery and well-kept. 
Name Born Died Additional Verification 
Higgins, Athalea (Shomaker) w/o George Garland 29 Aug 1921 Living 

Higgins, George no dates 

Higgins, George Garland WWII Tec. 5 US Army 23 Mar 1919 10 Sep 1988 

Higgins, John no dates 

Higgins, Johnnie Gine no dates 

Higgins, Lucy 18 Oct 1917 9 Nov 1997 

Higgins, Mancel Monroe 12 Sep 1895 1 Jul 1986 SSDI 

Higgins, Mavern Isabell w/o Mancel Monroe 
         (M) 25 Mar 1918 4 Mar 1904 28 Nov 1994 SSDI 

Higgins, Otis L. US Army WWII 11 Jun 1929 28 Aug 1978 SSDI 

Higgins, Permelia 18 Mar 1826 7 Dec 1910 

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23 Feb 2005
Just started looking for my family. My dad died in 1999. We've never known anything about his father - His name was Floyed Walter Higgins married Maybel Stace in Waterloo Iowa 
Would welcome any info. 
thanks  Stacie Higgins  anastacia1936@aol.com  



View 1910 IA Census Scan 

View 1920 IA Census Scan 

From Social Security Death Index
Name: Floyd Higgins 

Last Residence: 52803 Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States of America 
Born:               26 Nov 1899 
Died:               Jun 1970 
State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951 ) 

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20 Feb 2005 
VA, to TN, to AL, to Texas... 
Looking for ancestors of My grandfather William Franklin Higgins, whose father was William Claude Higgins, whose father was Jefferson Jim Higgins, whose father was Josiah Higgins
Josiah lived in Alabama with his wife Nancy J. Jefferson's brothers and sisters are: William, Philiomen, Mary, Samuel, Sarah and Nancy R Higgins....
I would love to hear about any other leads...Thanks a bunch, 
Claudette Wooddell claudette@spyderinternet.com 



1850 Census Scan ALABAMA Limestone Cty Image 1 
                                                           Image 2 

1860 TX Census Scan  Nancy J Higgins 

1870 TX Census Scan Jefferson J Higgins
                      also   Samuel M Higgins

1880 Census Household:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
S. W* HIGGINS Self M Male W 35 TN Farmer TN GA 
Lucinda E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 34 TN Keeping House TN TN 
William J. HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 TX Works On Farm TX TN 
Sarah I. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 TX TX TN 
Martha J. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 6 TX TX TN 
Laura L. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 1 TX TX TN 
Source Information:
Census Place Precinct 1, Cherokee, Texas 
Family History Library Film 1255295 
NA Film Number T9-1295 Page Number 317D 
*
After looking at image, middle initial is obviously an "M" 

http://www.tx-wooddell.net/cherokee/mid/mt_zion_cemt.htm 
Mt. Zion Cemetery Cherokee County, Texas

Mt. Zion Cemetery is located beside the Mt. Zion Church, north of Alto on FM 241, in the Central High Community. Catalogued in 1971.

Higgins, Lucinda E. 11-13-1844 d. 1-8-1908 (wife of Samuel M.)
Higgins, Samuel M. 10-15-1843 d. 2-18-1886
Higgins, Columbus W. 12-5-1886 d. 2-10-1950

from Confederate Pensions Search ResultsOn Site
Claimant Name Application Number County Husband Husband's Application Number 
Higgins, Mary Ann 25540 Cherokee Higgins, Jefferson 
-Not sure how Mary Ann is related to Jefferson-

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This information not confirmed-as always verify with other sources-
Name: Martha E Higgins 
Spouse: W C Ball 
Parents: Jefferson J Higgins , Sarah Reynolds 
Birth Place: TX 
Birth Date: 1868 
Marriage Place: Cherokee, Co, TX 
Marriage Date: 3 November 1887 

&

Name: Jefferson J Higgins 
Spouse: Sarah Reynolds 
Parents: Higgins , Mrs Higgins 
Birth Place: Cherokee, Of, TX 
Birth Date: 1840 
Marriage Place: Cherokee 
Marriage Date: 10 October 1865 

&

Name: Sarah Reynolds 
Spouse: Jefferson J Higgins 
Parents: Goodman Reynolds , Sarah Lewis 
Birth Place: Choctaw Co, MS 
Birth Date: 1846 
Marriage Place: Cherokee, Co, TX 
Marriage Date: 1 October 1863 
Death Place: Cherokee, Co, TX 

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06 Feb 2005
Higgins Queries
 
 1) Richard Higgins, died 3/10/1904, aged 74, is
    buried in one of the cemeteries in Flemington, NJ.
    Can anyone tell me which one?
 
 2) My ancestor John Frazee married Mary Oliver,
 daughter of Samuel Oliver and Mary Higgins. My guess
 is that Samuel Oliver was born in Stamford, CT in
 the mid-late 1600's and that Mary Higgins was born
 in Eastham, MA also in the mid-late 1600's. I am
 very interested in any information on Samuel and
 Mary, especially on Mary, of whom I know little, and
 of her Higgins family, of whom I know nothing.
 Bob MacAvoy   macavoy@ix.netcom.com 

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30 Jan 2005
Higgins Family Pike Co IL
I have hit the brick wall and any help would be grateful. My grandfather was Peter Higgins born in Pike Co. Ill in 1856, he had an older brother named John Higgins born in LA in 1850, Mother's name was Bridget (maiden name unknown) but his father died sometime after Peter's birth. Peter was married to Mary J. Hoskins in 1885 in Pike Co. My grandfather was Joseph Higgins and he had two sisters Rosa (married Harry Maple) and Lilly two brothers Luther and James Higgins who move to Wolf Point and Fairview Montana. I am looking for Peter and Johns father's name. Thank You 
    Gary Higgins girvy@frontiernet.net 



1880 census details for this inquiry 

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Bridget HIGGINS Self W Female W 60 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE 
John HIGGINS    Son  S Male    W 30 LA Farmer IRE IRE 
Peter HIGGINS   Son  S Male    W 24 IL Laborer IRE IRE 
William HIGGINS GSon S Male   W   5 IL IRE IRE 

Source Information:
Census Place Milton, Pike, Illinois 
Family History Library Film 1254243 
NA Film Number T9-0243 Page Number 534C 

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25 Jan 2005
I have a Higgins Bible containing some of the following listings:

Bible appears to be that of Clark Higgins. Most of the data seems to be around Brown County, Illinois

William Higgins    b. 05/26/1811
David J. Higgins  b. 12/06/1812
Nathan Higgins   b. 03/09/1815
James R. Higgins b. 04/19/1817 
        m. Harriet Stableton
             b. 01/01/1821 in Ky 
Mary Jane Higgins 
        m. Evan Deakins (marriage not listed in bible)
        - From Illinois marriage records - webmaster
          Evan J. Deakins mar Mary Jane Higgins 
                                17 Oct 1839 in Brown County (IL)
John S. Higgins   b. 08/30/1821
Angeline Higgins  b. 02/25/1824 
       - From Illinois marriage records- webmaster
         Higgins, Angeline 
         married Perry, Samuel A. 09 Sep 1841 Illinois Brown County 
Ivyann Higgins    b. 01/30/1826
Clark B. Higgins   b. 11/12/1829 
           m. Mary Ann Lester
(Also in Illinois marriages)

I am willing to share all I have. Can you help me?

The Deakins line is my grandmother's.
Warren Brown 
wrbrown2@earthlink.net 


Higgins Bible page 1
under column MARRIAGES

James R. Higgins married
Harriet Stableton October the 23rd A.D. 1843

Higgins Bible page 2
under column DEATHS

Eudora Higgins    died August 2nd, 1881
James E. Higgins died March 9th 1884
Harriet Higgins    died August, 29th, 1884
James R. Higgins died January 3rd 1889

Higgins Bible page 3
under column BIRTHS

James R. Higgins was born April the 19th A.D. 1817
Harriet Higgins was born January the 1st A.D. 1821
Eliza (what appears to be an "F") Higgins
was born July the 17th ,A.D. 1850
Eudora Higgins was born June the 23rd A.D. 1853
James E. Higgins was born May the 17th A.D. 1857


Higgins Bible page 4
under column MARRIAGES

Clark B. Higgins was married to Mary A. Lester
February 16th, 1848 (bible clearly states 1848, online records state 1849)
--from Illinois marriage records- webmaster
Higgins, Clark B. married Lester, Mary Ann 16 Feb 1849
                                 Illinois Brown County 
James R. Higgins married Harriet Stableton
October the 23rd A.D. 1843

Higgins Bible page 5
under column BIRTHS

Clark B. Higgins was born November 23, 1829
Mary A. Higgins was born April 2?, 182?*
                           ? most likely are 4 or 9
James R. Higgins was born April the 19 1817
Eliza (what appears to be an "F") Higgins
was born July the 17th ,A.D. 1850
Eudora Higgins was born June the 23rd A.D. 1853
James E. Higgins was born May the 17th A.D. 1857


Webmasters findings
some findings are also in inquirers text above

View 1870 IL Census Scan  

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

Jas. R.HIGGINS  Self M Male     W 62 KY Laborer ENG KY
Harriet HIGGINS Wife M Female W 52 KY Keeping House KY KY
Jane HIGGINS    Dau S Female  W 25 IL KY KY 
Eudora HIGGINS Dau S Female  W 23 IL KY KY 
James HIGGINS  Son S Male      W 21 IL 
                                          Works On Rr Section KY KY 
Source Information: Census Place 
Vermont, Fulton, Illinois Family History Library Film 1254208
NA Film Number T9-0208 Page Number 409D 

-Awaiting confirmation from inquirer

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20 Jan 2005

My name is Julia Ann ( Cole ) Foust. I have a Margaret Higgins as my gg grandmother. She was B: 11/17/1809 D: 8/2/1889 
Her Father was William Y. ( Bill ) Higgins
She is Buried in McKee, KY.
Married to John Cole
I do not have a Mothers name.
Could you Help?
I believe she was born in VA
Thanks,
Julia Foust 
julie@voyager.net 

from the webmaster- awaiting confirmation
I think this your Margaret and John in Kentucky in 1880 census

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

John L. COLE    Self M Male     W 68 KY Lumberman KY --- 
Margaret COLE Wife M Female W 56 KY Keeps House --- KY 
George COLE    Son S Male     W 19 KY Laborer --- --- 
Elizabeth COLE Dau W Female W 32 KY Keeps House --- --- 
Susan M. COLE Dau S Female W 22 KY At Home --- --- 

Source Information:
Census Place Vanceburg, Lewis, Kentucky 
Family History Library Film 1254428 
NA Film Number T9-0428 Page Number 31B 

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