William Huffman HIGDON

William Huffman HIGDON[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1816 - 1903

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  • Name  William Huffman HIGDON 
    Born  14 Sep 1816  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Gender  Male 
    Died  5 May 1903  Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20
    Buried  Macon County, North Carolina - Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 21, 22, 23
    Person ID  I1641  Schultheis
    Last Modified  18 Dec 2010 

    Father  Leonard HIGDON, III,   b. Abt 1795, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Eva HUFFMAN,   b. Abt 1793, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1860, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Dec 1815  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1003  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Eva Jane BUCHANAN,   b. Abt Sep 1814, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1891, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Dec 1837  Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28


    • MARRIAGE NOTES:
      North Carolina Marriage Bond:
      - Higdon, William H. to Buchanan, Jincy, applied 2 Dec 1837, rec # 061-01-005 (Macon County), bondsman Joseph Buchanan, witness Joel Simmonds, bond No 000077427, James Buchanan 2nd bondsman
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      General Index and Revised Marriage Register for Macon County, North Carolina, From 1828 thru 1942 "Man", page 163 located at the Macon County Courthouse:
      - Date of Marriage was 12-2-1837. Higdon, William H., to Buchanan, Jincy. Witnessed by Joel Simmonds
    Children 
     1. Martha Jane HIGDON,   b. 17 Apr 1838, Haywood County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1902, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph Huffman HIGDON,   b. 25 Jul 1839, Haywood County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1909, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Unnamed Twin HIGDON,   b. 25 Jul 1839, Haywood County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1839, Haywood County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Washington HIGDON,   b. 27 Dec 1841, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1911, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eva HIGDON,   b. 15 Oct 1844, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1871, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth HIGDON,   b. 22 Feb 1846, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1920, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Margaret HIGDON,   b. 10 May 1847, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1934, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Samuel Alexander HIGDON,   b. 13 Jan 1849, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1916, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joshua A. HIGDON,   b. 1 Nov 1850, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1911, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Elenor HIGDON,   b. 26 Sep 1852, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1932, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Thomas Bragg HIGDON,   b. 4 Jun 1855, Jackson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1938, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1000  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Charlotte MATHIAS,   b. 5 Jun 1870, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  12 Feb 1896  Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [29, 30, 31


    • MARRIAGE NOTES:
      General Index and Revised Marriage Register for Macon County, North Carolina, From 1828 thru 1942 "Man", page 164, located at the Macon County Courthouse:
      - Date of Marriage was 2-12-1896. Higdon, Wm. H., age 79 to Matthews, Charlotte, age 25. Held in Franklin, N. C. Performed or recorded by J. T. Wade, minister. Witnessed by L. D. Ewing, F. T. Smith, and Mrs. J. C. Wright.
    Family ID  F1002  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    HIGDON, William Huffman - Gravestone
    HIGDON, William Huffman - Gravestone

  • Notes 


    • INDIVIDUAL NOTES:
      1830 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - Page 3
      - Lenord Higdon, Jr. head of household
      - 1 male age 0-4 (Leonard)
      - 2 males age 5-9 (Thomas & Samuel)
      - 2 males age 10-14 (William & Eleazer)
      - 1 male age 30-39 (Lenord)
      - 1 female age 0-4 (Nancy)
      - 1 female age 30-39 (Eva)
      - No slaves
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      1850 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 523
      - Given name was "Wm H."
      - Age 33, married to Jane
      - Occupation was farmer
      - Value of real estate was $1,100
      - Born in Burke County, North Carolina
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      1850 Macon County, North Carolina Agricultural Schedule, page 85 (abstract):
      - Farm: 50 improved, 60 unimproved acres. Farm value, $400. Farm implements, $50. Livestock value, $200: 1 horse, 5 milch cows, 5 other cattle, 21 sheep, 25 swine. Produce: 300 bu. Indian corn, 50 bu. oats, 30 lbs. wool, 100 bu. sweet potatoes, 100 lbs. butter, 8 tons hay. Homemade manufacture, $100. Animals slaughtered, $60.
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      1860 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 32
      - Age 43, married to Jane
      - Occupation was farmer
      - Value of real estate was $13,500
      - Value of personal estate was $1,810
      - Born in Burke County, North Carolina
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      1870 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 73, Ellijay Township
      - Age 53, married to Jane
      - Occupation was farmer
      - Value of real estate was $30,000
      - Value of personal estate was $3,000
      - Born in North Carolina
      - Joseph Ammons (relationship unknown), age 22, and Margaret (?) Buchanan (sister in-law), age 65, living in household
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      1880 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 112, Ellijay Township
      - Age 63, married to Jane
      - Occupation was farmer
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
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      1900 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 1, Ellijay Township
      - Age 83, married to Charlotte for 4 yrs
      - Born Sep 1816
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
      - Occupation was farmer
      - Can read and write
      - Speaks English
      - Owns home free of mortgage, farm
      - Tishie J. Higdon (granddaughter), age 21, living in household
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      Obituary published in The Franklin Press, Macon County, North Carolina, dated May 1903:
      Memoir.

      Maj. William H. Higdon a well known and highly respected citizen, died at his home on Ellijay, Macon Co., N. C., May 5, 1903. He had reached the extreme age of 86 years, and up to the time of his last illness, was not greatly superannuated.
      He connected himself with the Baptist chuch in early manhood, and was afterwards, ordained a Deacon, which position he held till his death. His liberality for chuch support, was a strong factor, and his ready means were often used for public enterprises.
      He was not long ill, but from the first attach, seemed to be aware of approaching dissolution, and expressed a willingness to undergo it--an ordeal through which all must pass. With our best preparation how weak we are! David says, "verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity." (Ps, 39:5); but Bro. Higdon had a strong hold upon the Christian religion.
      During the Civil War Mr. Higdon was Major of the Confederate Home Guard, in Macon County, and from that time, bore the title of his rank.
      The boyhood of the deceased dates back to the pioneer dasy. His opportunities for acquiring an education were meager, indeed.
      His parents _____ possessed of small accumulated an ample estate.
      Maj. Higdon's aspiration sometimes led him into the political field, and those who opposed him, way he ever treated difference in a kindly spirit.
      He was twice married. By his first wife eleven children were born to them, eight of whom still live. The second wife, whom he married late in life, survives him, without issue.
      Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Brendle, and closed with prayer by Bro. T. R. Gray. The freemasons then bore the remains from the Sugar Fork Baptist church to the adjoining cemetery; there the body was interred with appropriate Masonic honors.
      We now bid adieu to our dear old friend and father, and may all, by the grace of God, meet where they shall have a right to the Tree of Life.
      The relatives of the deceased return appreciative thanks to kind friends who rendered so much service in hours of need.

      ONE BEREFT.
      Higdonville, N. C.

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