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16 Jan 2008
Source: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windham County, Vt., 1724-1884
-Town of Jamaica-

Higgins Almena, (Jamaica) off r 33, widow of Isaac, resident, aged 83.
  HIGGINS ISACC 65 M W VT VT WINDHAM JAMAICA 1860
  HIGGINS ISAAC 73 M W VT VT WINDHAM JAMAICA 1870

Higgins Alva, (Jamaica) r 33, farmer, works for I. W.

Higgins Elisha, (Wardsboro) off r 48, sugar orchard 1,000 trees, farmer 145, in Wardsboro 45, in Stratton 180.
 
  HIGGINS ELISHA 59 M W VT WINDHAM JAMAICA 1860

HIGGINS ELIZA A., (Jamaica) off r 48, owns in Wardsboro 80 acres.
  HIGGINS ELIZA A 64 F W VT VT WINDHAM JAMAICA 1900

Higgins Horace P., (Wardsboro) off r 48, farmer, with Elisha.

Higgins J. Wilson, (Jamaica) r 33, manuf. of lumber, farmer 400

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

 
I. Wilson HIGGINS Self M Male W 46 VT Farmer VT VT
Elzina E. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 48 VT Keeping House MA VT
Alva E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 18 VT Works On Farm VT VT
Edmon E. HIGGINS Son S Male W 14 MA Works On Farm MA MA
Carrie M. HIGGINS Dau S Female W 11 MA Attending School MA MA
Emely RICE MotherL W Female W 76 VT VT VT

Source Information:
Census Place Jamaica, Windham, Vermont Family History Library Film 1255349
NA Film Number T9-1349 Page Number 402A


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


Preston H. HIGGINS Self M Male W 53 VT Farmer VT VT
Eliza A. HIGGINS Wife M Female W 46 VT Keeping House VT MA

Source Information:
Census Place Jamaica, Windham, Vermont Family History Library Film 1255349
NA Film Number T9-1349 Page Number 399C


HIGGINS ELISHA 69 M W VT VT WINDHAM JAMAICA 1870

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


Elisha HIGGINS Self S Male W 79 VT Farmer VT VT
Pheah HIGGINS Sister S Female W 77 VT VT VT

Source Information:
Census Place Jamaica, Windham, Vermont Family History Library Film 1255349
NA Film Number T9-1349 Page Number 399D


  HIGGINS ELIZA A 64 F W VT VT WINDHAM JAMAICA 1900


 22 Dec 2007
Harold S. Higgins

Clyde - Harold Sidney Higgins, 86, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Haywood Regional Medical Center after a brave battle with cancer. He was a native of Hartford, Vt. where he spent most of his life, retiring to Clyde 11 years ago. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II having served in Canada, North Africa and Italy as a member of the 389th battalion. Mr. Higgins is a member of the Disabled Veterans of Haywood County, the American Legion of South Royalton, Vt. and a life member of the VFW. He retired from his own business of wallpaper hanging and painting in 1993, after 33 years in business. He was an active member of Clyde Central United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, and Clyde Lions Club where he served as president. Prior to moving to North Carolina, he was an active member of the Grange for 50 years, serving as master for seven years in East Barnard, Vt. The son of the late, David H. and Emma Sawyer Higgins, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elsa Spillman Higgins; one daughter, Linda Benoit and her husband, Larry; one granddaughter, Teresa Twomey; one grandson, Marc Ostrosky; two great-grandchildren, Gary Chubbuck and James Ostrosky, all of Brockton, Mass.; one sister, Evelyn Lusco of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Clyde Central United Methodist Church, on Charles Street in Clyde, with the Rev. Randall Tingle officiating and assisted by the Rev. James Hart. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Interment will be in the Veterans State Cemetery of East Randolph, Vt. Memorials may be made to Clyde Central United Methodist Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 8, Clyde, NC
© 2006 Asheville Citizen-Times
-Webmaster's Findings-

HIGGINS DAVID H 26 M W VT VT WINDSOR WILDER;HARTFORD 1920
Name Age
David H Higgins 26
Emma L Higgins 23
Hazel E Higgins 4
Evelyn E Higgins 2
Doris E Higgins 1 4/12
Harold S Higgins 2/12

HIGGINS HARRY N 40 M W VT VT WINDSOR WILDER 1910
   Image 1 &
Image 2
Name Age
Harry N Higgins 40
Jennie M Higgins 37
David H Higgins 16
Clarnece H Higgins 15
Florence M Higgins 12
Dexter C Higgins 10
Ella L Higgins 8

HIGGINS CHAS E 72 M W VT VT ORANGE THETFORD 1900
Name Age
Chas E Higgins 72
(See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mjhiggins/n-cw12d.htm
4 Higgins, Charles S.)
Harry Higgins 31 Nephew
Jennie M Higgins 26 Neice
Walter H Higgins 8 Grand Nephew
David H Higgins 6 Grand Nephew
Clarence H Higgins 5 Grand Nephew
Florence Higgins 1 Grand Neice
Dexter Higgins 7.12 Grand Nephew

Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's
Birthplace
Hiram A. HIGGINS Self D Male W 47 VT Clock Cleaner
NH VT
Harry N. HIGGINS Son Male W 11 VT VT VT
Charlie S. L. HIGGINS Other S Male W 21 VT Laborer
VT VT
Source Information:
Census Place Thetford, Orange, Vermont
Family History Library Film 1255346
NA Film Number T9-1346
Page Number 202D

Living next door is
Household:1880
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age
Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 
Charles E. HIGGINS Self S Male W 51 VT Farmer NH VT
Betsy HIGGINS Mother Female W 76 VT Keeping House ---VT
Source Information:

Census Place Thetford, Orange, Vermont
Family History Library Film 1255346
NA Film Number T9-1346
Page Number 202D

HIGGINS HIRAM 37 M W VT VT ORANGE THETFORD 1870
   Image 12 -Image also includes Charles & Betsey living next door

HIGGINS CHARLES E 31 M W VT VT ORANGE THETFORD 1860
Name Age
Charles E Higgins 31
Betsey Higgins 55
Warren j Higgins 21
Wm A Higgins 18
Hiram J Higgins 27

Source:Gazetteer of Orange County, Vt.,
1762-1888,Pub.1888
Higgins,Betsey E.,(Post Mills)r 4,Widow of Joel,age 83
Higgins,Charles E.,(Post Mills)r 4,Butcher,Stone
Mason,Farmer About 85
Higgins,Hiram A.,r 4,Traveling Clock Tinker
Higgins,Leon K.,r 4,Farm Laborer
Higgins,William r 13, Farmer

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14 Dec 2005
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/90SuccessfulVermontersWmHiggins.html  
Original Source: Successful Vermonters, William H. Jeffrey, E. Burke, Vermont, The Historical Publishing Company, 1904, page 116-117.
 
HIGGINS, WILLIAM, son of John and Ella (Ide) Higgins, was born in St. Johnsbury, May 28, 1835. Situated on a broad northwestern slope overlooking the village of St. Johnsbury and the crests of the western hills beyond, is a noble homestead where three generations have found prosperity and contentment. When we consider the site, the land, the buildings, the location, one mile from Main street, St. Johnsbury,  this is one of the most desirable farms in the state. 

John Higgins settled on this farm some seventy years ago, and there resided until the close of his long and useful life in 1883. He was a thoroughgoing farmer and improved his farm. His three sons, J. Clark Higgins, George I. of West Concord, and William Higgins, were born and bred here. The latter remained and assisted his father in the management of the 300-acre farm. He completed his education at St. Johnsbury academy, and in 1862 married Miss Julia C Blinn of this town. Mr. Higgins is a successful farmer and has invested a portion of his savings in that safe and sound bank, his farm. 

He formerly pursued mixed farming, but in recent years the dairy has been the principal feature. He has recently retired from the active management of his farm, which is assumed by his son, Albert J. Higgins. Forty-five full blood and high grade Jersey cows and twenty-five young cattle are now kept upon the farm, and the milk and cream are sold at St. Johnsbury village. 

In 1884 the large barn, 50x100 with entire basement was erected. The house was rebuilt and another story added in 1894. The implicit confidence of the public in the judgment and integrity of William Higgins is evidenced by his election for thirteen years as selectman, usually as chairman, and four years as road commissioner. He has had a large experience in the settlement of estates. 

His eldest son, Charles H. Higgins, born in 1863, is the proprietor of the Ingleside farm. Albert J. was born in 1868 and is a good representative of the progressive Vermont farmer. He married in 1894 Nellie Marden of St. Johnsbury and they have one daughter, Celia. Miss Ellie B., only daughter of William Higgins, a graduate of St. Johnsbury academy of the class of '93, is residing with her parents. 

View 1860 VT Census Scan HIGGINS JOHN 55  CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY 

View 1870 VT Census Scan HIGGINS JOHN 64 M  CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY 
                   Image 1        Image 2

Household:1880

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

Wm. HIGGINS        Self M Male     W 44 VT Farmer VT VT 
Julia HIGGINS        Wife M Female W 38 VT Keeping House CANADA VT 
Charles H HIGGINS Son S Male      W 16 VT At School VT VT 
Albert J HIGGINS    Son S Male      W 11 VT VT VT 
Ellie HIGGINS         Dau S Female  W  6 VT VT VT 
John HIGGINS        Father W Male W 74 VT Retired Farmer VT VT 
Mina ATWELL        Other Female   W 22 VT Servant VT VT 
Richard BENNETT  Other Male       W 36 CANADA Farm Laborer CANADA CANADA 

Source Information:
C
ensus Place St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont  Family History Library Film 1255342 
NA Film Number T9-1342  Page Number 215D 


View 1900 VT Census Scan HIGGINS ALBERT 32 M W VT VT CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY

View 1900 VT Census Scan HIGGINS CHARLES H 37 M W VT VT CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY
    above image includes HIGGINS WILLIAM 65 CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY living next door

View 1910 VT Census Scan HIGGINS ALBERT J 41 CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY
        image includes HIGGINS WILLIAM 74 M  CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY
 
View 1920 VT Census Scan HIGGINS ALBERT 51 CALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY

View 1920 VT Census Scan HIGGINS WILLIAM 84 ALEDONIA ST JOHNSBURY

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Vermont Historical Society

http://www.state.vt.us/vhs/civilw.htm#G-I

Diary of George Briggs, 1862 September-December.

Civil War diary kept by George Briggs of Brandon, Vt., who was a servant of Chaplain Charles S. Hale of the 5th Vermont Regiment. Diary begins September 29, 1862 and ends December 31, 1862. It covers the battle at Fredericksburg. There is also a letter and pass for Briggs to travel to acquire a horse for Hale; and a typed description of Briggs' marriage in 1881 to Annie S. Higgins

Size: 1 folder.    Call Number: Misc 0127 

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Higgins, Greene and Hyde 
   Higgins Compound 
   Rutland VT
      Also See: Higgins Companies 

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10 May 2003
Source: Vermont Encyclopedia of Biography-Page 220

John Middlebury HIGGINS
Hotel Keeper, Born Arlington, December 8, 1853; son of Michael and Mary (Cullinan) Higgins. Educated in the public schools. In 1876 married Ellen Welch of Arlington, who died in 1906; They had three children, Margaret, Michael and Edward
Was clerk in Hotel Arlington 1875-1885;clerk in Hotel Bennington 1885-1887;Manager Brandon House 1887-1889;Manager Lake Dunmore House 1889-1891; Proprietor Addison House, Middlebury 1891-1899; Pierce House, Middlebury 1899-1901; Addison House 1901 to date. Is a Democrat. In religious belief a Roman Catholic.

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

John HIGGINS      Self M Male     W 26 VT Hotel Clerk IRE IRE 
Helen HIGGINS     Wife M Female W 24 NY Keeping House IRE IRE 
Margaret HIGGINS Dau S Female  W  7 VT VT NY 
Michael HIGGINS   Son S Male     W  4 VT VT NY 
Edward HIGGINS   Son S Male     W  2 VT VT NY 

Source Information:
Census Place Arlington, Bennington, Vermont 
Family History Library Film 1255341 
NA Film Number T9-1341 Page Number 291D 
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Link about Middlebury Inn
http://www.nationaltrust.org/historic_hotels/hotel.asp?hID=153

Link showing Lake Dunmore House
http://geology.uvm.edu/landscape/Vermont/Addison/salisbury/dunmore.html


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24 July 2003
All of these are in Rutland County, VT.

    at W. Rutland County Clerk's (Rutland County, VT):

    William Higgins 
       b Ireland, stone cutter 
      m. Julia Taylor b Canada. 
      Had the following children:
      1. Marguerite d 6 Dec 1899 ae 2y2m 
      2. Sarah b 6 Oct 1889 
      3. Ellen b 7 Mar 1891 
      4. Mary b 29 July 1894 
      5. Julia b 16 June 1896 
      6. female b 24 Sep 1897 
      7. Charles b 12 Sep 1904
      8. (missing one! b elsewhere)
      9. 9th child no name b 24 Mar 1909 

     Thomas Higgins 
        b Ireland, a marble polisher 
        m. Adelia Sherman b Clarendon VT and 
            had the following children:
       1. Archey H. Higgins 
              b 31 Aug 1888
       2. Guy Earl Higgins 
               b 25 Sep 1890
       3. Baby Marguerite was the only Higgins death 1887-1925 W. Rutland

HIGGINS Burials at Castleton Hillside Cemetery, Rutland Co., VT
        a. Bessie Higgins d 18 Nov 1901 ae 11
        b. Dorothy M. Higgins 1921-1985

HIGGINS buried at the E. Pittsford Cemetery, Rutland Co., VT
        a. Almira M. Higgins Perkins 25 May 1836- 10 June 1911

HIGGINS buried at the St Alphonus Cemetery, Pittsford, Rutland County, VT
        a. Ann Doolin Higgins 1841-1913
        b. Patrick Higgins 1833-1913 

       Another family/section with St. Alphonus
         a. Wm J. Higgins 1866-1917
         b. wife Julia A. Taylor 1865-1942 
         c. Margaret 1897-1899 
         d. Loretta E. 1909-1930 
         e. Julia V. 1897-1983

       Another family/section within St. Alphonus:
         a. Charles (Higgins) 1897-1982 
         b. wife Leona G. 1911-1988
         c. Mary F. Higgins O'Neill 17 May 1894 - 25 Oct 1988
         d. Bridget C. Higgins d 23 Jan 1935 no ae

         Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland (non-denominational)
         a. Carrie Higgins Sumner wife of Leroy 1870-1937
         b. Leroy Sumner 1867-1936
         c. son Oscar A. 1908-1926
             *Carrie is the daughter of Wm HIGGINS and Lucinda FARRELL.
               a. George W. Higgins 1884-1948
               b. Bertha B. 1895-no date

         c. Charles, father 27 May - no date
         d. Emily, mother 7 Aug 1883-26 Aug 1941
         e. Helen Higgins dau of Chas & Emma d 31 Aug 1901 ae 3m
             with her..
         f. Higgins, W. Father 1842-1898
                *Charles is the son of Wm. HIGGINS and Lucinda FARRELL.
                *Higgins, W. Father - 
                  This is William HIGGINS, father to Charles and 
                   also the son of Jonas L. HIGGINS 
                   and his wife, Margaret (SEARS) HIGGINS.

In the section of the cemetery known as Flanders Field of Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland County, VT: 
 a.. #54 - Mary M. C. Higgins Kenny 14 Oct 1916 ae 47
 b.. #57 - Lucinda HIGGINS 5 Feb 1917 ae74 
              (date may be the date of burial, not date of death)
*Note - Mary is the dau. of Wm. and Lucinda (FARRELL) HIGGINS.
*Note - Lucinda HIGGINS 
            is the wife of William HIGGINS, dau. of Thomas & Amanda (STACY)
            FARRELL and the mother to Mary, Charles and Carrie, 
            all buried within this cemetery.

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Source: A history of Coventry, Orleans county, Vermont
           -Publication date: 1859.
             White, Pliny Holton, 1822-1869

The settlement of Coventry Gore was commenced October 7th 1825, by Archibald W. Higgins, who, with three other persons, went out into the woods nearly three miles from any house, and began a clearing. They had not so much as a path to guide them, but found their way by following marked trees on the lines of lots. A log cabin was built, into which Higgins and his wife moved a few weeks after, and there they long resided without neighbors, and seeing bears much oftener than human beings. Wild beasts infested that part of the town more than any other. In those days its bore the name of "bear ridge." Higgins had many stirring adventures with his savage companions, fourteen of which he killed, three in a single day. One night as he was walking home from Troy a bear followed him three miles through the woods. Some of the time Higgins sung, some of the time he scolded, by which means and the help of a stout cudgel he kept his pursuer at bay, though he was not able to kill him or to drive him off. At another time he was confronted by a she bear with cubs. She stood on her hind feet and disputed his passage. Higgins was unarmed, save with such stones and sticks as were near at hand, but he maintained his position till his dog came to help him, and with that assistance he put his adversaries to flight. Bears have not yet been utterly exterminated from the Gore, though they are now quite rare.  So lately as the fall of 1858, Higgins had sight of one which he thought to be the largest he ever saw.*
The progress of affairs in the Gore has been quite slow. The cleared land does not much exceed two hundred acres. On this there are three dwelling houses, occupied by four families, whose whole number of members is eleven.


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