Margaret HIGDON

Margaret HIGDON[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Female 1847 - 1934

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  • Name  Margaret HIGDON 
    Nickname  Maggie 
    Born  10 May 1847  Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Gender  Female 
    Died  17 Feb 1934  Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    Buried  18 Feb 1934  Macon County, North Carolina - Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 20, 21
    Person ID  I1673  Schultheis
    Last Modified  17 Jun 2007 

    Father  William Huffman HIGDON,   b. 14 Sep 1816, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1903, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F1000  Group Sheet

    Family  James Kennedy BRYSON,   b. 1 Nov 1844, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1932, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Oct 1871  Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26


    • MARRIAGE NOTES:
      General Index and Revised Marriage Register for Macon County, North Carolina, From 1828 thru 1942 "Woman", page 162, located at the Macon County Courthouse:
      - Date of Marriage was 10-1-1871. Higdon, Maggie to Bryson, James K. Performed or recorded by H. H. Elmore, J. P.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Jane BRYSON,   b. 23 Jun 1872, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1959, Solano County, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martha Cordelia BRYSON,   b. 22 Dec 1873, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1965, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eleanor Louvian BRYSON,   b. 6 Sep 1875, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1913, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Eve BRYSON,   b. 1 Jul 1878, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1946
     5. James William BRYSON,   b. 5 Aug 1879, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1940, Floyd County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Maggie Adaline BRYSON,   b. 10 Aug 1882, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1930, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ida Elmira BRYSON,   b. 25 Aug 1884, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1973, Macon County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Joseph Andrew BRYSON,   b. 25 Aug 1884, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1970, Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Roberta Harriet BRYSON,   b. 24 Oct 1887, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1916
    Family ID  F1031  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    BRYSON, James Kennedy & HIGDON, Margaret - Gravestone
    BRYSON, James Kennedy & HIGDON, Margaret - Gravestone

  • Notes 
    • INDIVIDUAL NOTES:
      1850 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 523
      - Age 4, living with parents
      - Born in Macon County, North Carolina
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      1860 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 32
      - Age 13, living with parents
      - Born in Macon County, North Carolina
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      1870 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 73, Ellijay Township
      - Age 22, living with parents
      - Born in North Carolina
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      1880 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 117, Ellijay Township
      - Age 31, married to James Bryson
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
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      1900 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 3, Ellijay Township
      - Age 53, married to James D. Bryson for 28 yrs
      - Born May 1847
      - Mother of 9 children, 9 living
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
      - Can read and write
      - Speaks English
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      1910 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 105, Ellijay Township
      - Age 62, married (1st) to James K. Bryson for 31 years
      - Had 9 children, 9 living
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
      - Speaks English
      - Can read and write
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      1920 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 95, Ellijay Township
      - Lived on Highlands Road
      - Age 72, married to James K. Bryson, living in household of son Joseph Bryson
      - Can read and write
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
      - Speaks English
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      1930 Macon County, North Carolina census (microfilm):
      - HH # 104, Franklin Township, Enumeration District # 57-6
      - Lived on Oak Street
      - Age 82, married to James K. Bryson. Age at first marriage was 24. Living in household of son in-law John M. Moore
      - Able to read and write
      - Born in North Carolina, father in North Carolina, mother in North Carolina
      - Speaks English
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      Obituary published in The Franklin Press, Macon County, North Carolina, dated February 22, 1934:

      Death claims ages resident
      Mrs. Margaret Bryson, 86, Dies After Short Illness
      Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Bryson, aged 86, widow of J.K. Bryson were held Sunday afternoon at Sugarfork Baptist Church, of which she had been a member since girlhood. Mrs. Bryson died early Saturday morning after a short illness at her home in Franklin with Mrs. J.M. Moore.
      Born in Jackson County, a daughter of Major W. H. Higdon and Jane Buchanan Higdon, Mrs Bryson moved to Macon with her father's family when she was a young girl. Shortly afterward her older brothers were called to the Confederate Army and she did a man's work in her father's fields, wearing the homespun clothes of the day and shoes fashioned for the family by Major Higdon.
      Mrs. Bryson was married in 1871 and was the mother of nine children, six of whom survive; Mrs. R.A. Henry, Ventura, Cal.; Mrs. J.W. Briggs, Albany, Ga.; Mrs. W.A. Collins, Knoxville, Tenn.; J.W. Bryson, Rome, Ga; Rev. J.A. Bryson, Columbia, Mo.; Mrs. John M. Moore, Franklin.
      One brother, T.B. Higdon, of Higdonville survives; 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
      The funeral was conducted by the Rev. E.R. Eller, who was assisted by the Rev. A.S. Solesbee. Pallbearers were Paul Carpenter, Cecil Pendergrass, Robert Blaine, Sam Murrray, Henry Cabe, Cicero Grasty.
      Among those attending the funeral were: Mrs. J.W. Briggs, Albany, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Collins, Knoxville, Tenn.; J.W. Bryson, Rome, Ga.; Mrs. J.J. Moore, Lawrenceville, Ga.; Mrs. Paul Kelley, Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • Sources 
    1. [S451] Eddie Smith, Personal records.

    2. [S377] Macon County Heritage - North Carolina, Volume I, Family History # 322.

    3. [S199] Moore Family of Ellijay, North Carolina, Page 15.

    4. [S393] Descendants of Joseph Huffman Higdon and Margaret, Page 9.

    5. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of Clementine Higdon Gribble dated 14 Jul 1932.

    6. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of James K. Bryson dated 29 Sep 1932.

    7. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of Joe Bryson dated 14 May 1970.

    8. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of Elizabeth Bryson Henry dated 25 Jun 1959.

    9. [S491] 1850 Macon County, North Carolina Census, Microfilm, HH # 523.
      date (1846)/location

    10. [S393] Descendants of Joseph Huffman Higdon and Margaret, Page 9.
      date

    11. [S179] Sharon Hedden, cemetery records.
      date (1847)

    12. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of James K. Bryson dated 29 Sep 1932.
      date (1847)

    13. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of Margaret Higdon Bryson dated 22 Feb 1934.
      location (Jackson)

    14. [S390] Photograph of headstone by Christopher Eric Schultheis.
      date (1847)

    15. [S377] Macon County Heritage - North Carolina, Volume I, Family History # 322.
      date

    16. [S451] Eddie Smith, Personal records.
      date (16 Feb 1934)

    17. [S179] Sharon Hedden, cemetery records.
      date (1934)

    18. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of Margaret Higdon Bryson dated 22 Feb 1934.
      date/location

    19. [S390] Photograph of headstone by Christopher Eric Schultheis.
      date (1934)

    20. [S179] Sharon Hedden, cemetery records.
      location

    21. [S390] Photograph of headstone by Christopher Eric Schultheis.
      location

    22. [S451] Eddie Smith, Personal records.
      date

    23. [S409] Macon County, North Carolina Marriage Register Ind, Page 162.
      date/location

    24. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of James K. Bryson dated 29 Sep 1932.
      date (1870)

    25. [S155] Franklin Press, Obituary of Margaret Higdon Bryson dated 22 Feb 1934.
      date (1871)

    26. [S421] Macon County, North Carolina Marriages 1829-1939, Page 16.
      date/location