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Subject: Higgins' from Nevada Co., Cal.
Author: Jim Higgins
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999
Classification: Query
Surnames: Higgins

I am looking for assistance in identifying descendents of some of my Higgins relatives who went west from Pa. to Nevada Co. Calif. in the 1860s.

William Higgins was born on about February 14, 1835 in Tamaqua, Pa. and his brother Hugh Charles was born in May, 1850, also in Tamaqua.

William and Hugh, both went west probably in the early 1860's. They settled in Grass Valley, Nevada Co., California. In the 1880 census William and his wife, Annie Breslin, are living in Grass Valley, Nevada Co., Cal. All of their children (Alice M., Elizabeth E., Annie, George W., May, Matilda, and Hannah) were born in Calif. between 1864 and 1877. Hugh's wife was named Mary E. I don't have any info on possible children of Hugh and Mary E.

Jim Higgins
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.