HIGGINS FAMILY
Compiled October 2008 by:
Nancy Revenaugh Chamberlain - lyndav@comcast.net

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Daniel Higgins (1759-1848) - Click to download pdf.
Daniel Higgins Revolutionary Patriot

Wendy Adkins shared the following family history with her: In Wendy's line a Daniel Higgins (Sr.) father of Daniel Higgins Jr (married 2 Delilah Revenaugh) married a Mary Pegg. Wendy did find and sent me obits from the Steubenville Daily Herald of Delilah Revenaugh Higgins, 1887 and d/0 Daniel and Delilah, Trissa Higgins also 1887. I also have a HIGGINS DEATH RECORDS IN JEFF. CO. 1867 to 1902 showing a Daniel Higgins (1-98-119) married, carpenter, born Va., died Warrenton 20 Mar. 1875 age 89y 6m of old age...Reported in Warren Twp. (b:1786) --In the Warrenton Cemetery listing I show only Catherine Higgins and Elizabeth (Revenaugh) Higgins buried there.

Nancy has a large (probably over 100 pages) of MY ANCESTORS compiled by EMMA FRANCES HIGGINS sent to me by John S. Dorrell of Indianapolis. She states he was born North of Ireland August 25th 1759 and died in Jefferson Co about 1848. Also that he was in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Mary Pegg Higgins died in 1835 Butler Co. OH and is buried there. Daniel returned to Jefferson Co. where his other children lived. He died at the home of his son Daniel Jr. about the year 1848 and was buried in the "Old Leuthersburg" Cemetery, where several of his children were also buried. I have pictures of the tombstones that I took in the 1980's Daniel Sr. died at his son's home (Lot 8 on Broad St.) he is probably buried at Warrenton Cemetery, Warren Twp. Jefferson County, Ohio, but no tombstone has been located to date.

Obituaries

Steubenville Daily Herald, Thurs Dec 22, 1887 Delilah Higgins Revenaugh - WARRENTON, Frv 21. - Grandmother Higgins, a highly respected and Christian lady, died suddenly at her home Sunday about 12 o'clock, and was buried Monday at three o'clock at Warrenton cemetery, Rev. Meek officiating.

Steubenville Daily Herald Dec 15, 1887. WARRENTON Dec 14. - After a lingering illness with consumption Miss Trissa Higgins in the forty-eighth year of her age, died at her home Saturday, Dec 10 at 12 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church at two o'clock, conducted by Revs. Phillips of Wellsburg and Meek, of this place; a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives followed her remains to the Warrenton cemetery. John Chamberlain, wife and little daughter, of Wellsburg, attended Miss Higgins funeral.

Ohio Press Steubenville Friday Dec 23, 1887, pg 5
FROM WARRENTON Miss Trissie Higgins, after a long and painful illness, peacefully passed away on Saturday afternoon. The funeral was largely attended on Sunday evening; services conducted by Rev. Meek, assisted by Rev. Phillips

This is a fact they were both buried in the Warrenton Cemetery. I have been there twice in the early 1980's and could not find a stone for either of them.

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Warrenton Cemetery, Warren Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio - This picture was taken August 1983 and from a visit made in the 1950's by a fellow researcher. This has to be the stone she was referring to as being John Revenaugh, the stone on the right was laying on the ground next to the JR stone which ws said to be that of his wife Catherine (Barnhart)

Warrenton Cemetery, Warren Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio - The top tombstone is Catherine Higgins died 1823, I have no idea who she was. The bottom one was Christian (Revenaugh) Higgins. As you can see they were almost illegible and the birds were living on them. The weeds were as tall as the tombstones. Today at 25 years later they probably can't be read at all.


From chapter member
Christopher Hoctor
christopher.hoctor@scott.af.mil
October 21, 2008

Here is (Sergeant) Daniel Higgins Jr. under Capt David Peck, Jefferson County, Ohio Militia in the War of 1812.
Not sure if I have any other evidence besides Emma Higgins' stories written in the 1930's.

Chris Hoctor

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