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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lincoln County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1886.  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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H. C. HIGGINS is a son of Owen W. Higgins, who was of Scotch descent, born in Kentucky in 1802. He came to Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1806 with his father, and eventually became the owner of 200 acres of land, about five miles from Fayetteville. He was married about 1824 to Fannie H. Stone, and by her was the father of eleven children, eight of whom are living: Nancy (widow of Daniel Tucker), Sallie (Mrs. Daniel B. Shull), Mary (Mrs. Isaac Holman), George W., a lawyer in Fayetteville; Martha D. (Mrs. James Cato), Fannie E. (Mrs. J. E. Carrigan), Virginia (widow of Prof. Peter Hunbaugh) and our subject, H. C. Their father died in 1865, and their mother, who was born in 1806, in Virginia, died in 1871. The subject of our sketch was born near his present place of residence in 1846, and was educated in the neighboring schools and at Fayetteville, and made his home with his mother as long as he remained unmarried. December 22, 1868, he wedded Fannie Stone, daughter of L. L. Stone. Mrs. Higgins was born in Lincoln County, and has two children: Berry Owen and Julia. Mr. Higgins and wife own 488 acres of land, and have a beautiful and comfortable home. Mr. Higgins is a man of good business qualities, and in politics is very conservative, casting his first presidential vote for Seymour and Blair. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and he and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 137 biographies included in The History of Lincoln County, Tennessee published in 1886.  The History of Lincoln County was included within The History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin & Moore Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin , Moore Counties of Tennessee

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