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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HENRY B. HIGGINS, oldest child and son of Capt. Robert H. Higgins, was born in Georgetown August 30, 1859. He grew to manhood in his native village, and received a good education in its public schools. In 1875, he was appointed Deputy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas by his father, and the latter’s successor, John Lafabre, retained him. In the spring of 1882, he was re-appointed by C. C. Blair, the present Clerk. Mr. Higgins is a promising young man, and an active member of the Democratic party. In April, 1882, he was elected Village Clerk, which position he also holds. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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