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Hugh Higgins
« on: Monday 04 May 20 04:50 BST (UK) »
I would like help to find any marriage, death or probates/wills for Hugh Higgins born in Offaly, Ireland in 1838, emigrated to the United States in 1860 at the age of 22.  Thank you. Higginsag.

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 May 20 20:20 BST (UK) »
Where did he go when he arrived in the US? There are a couple of possibilities in the census, but need to narrow it down.

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 May 20 20:44 BST (UK) »
What were the parents names ?

Pure guess - could this be a possible  ???

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Hugh Higgins - 1838 -1907  ( Born in Ireland, son of John Higgins and Catherine Flynn )

Saint Marys Cemetery Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117188745

Catherine “Kate” Ellis Higgins 1843 - 1878

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189853315/catherine-higgins

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 May 20 07:12 BST (UK) »
Thank you Sandra and Eileen
I am afraid I had already located Hugh Higgins who died on 21 Sept 1907, married to Catherine.  (It was great to see the tombstones tho).  There are many pieces to the puzzle.  I was following a Hugh Higgins whose parents were Paul and Margaret Madden from Offaly, as he had an older brother Michael (my g.grandfather was Michael who emigrated to NZ). We also knew that Hugh in the States did not have children - well no son anyway. I also believed that my Higgins aunt who was born in 1914 in NZ was a young girl when advice of Hugh's death arrived by letter (which was lost and not replied to) from a lawyer in New York - so his death would have been a later date.  I have found another Hugh Higgins married to Catherine Kelly Higgins who had three children, all of whom did not survive infanthood (William, Catherine and Mary-Ellen). But if it were our Hugh, he would be childless but he would have been 48 when his first child was born. I do wish the Irish had given their children second names!  I have viewed a large number of census papers.  I do not know the parents' names of my ancestors.  Thank you again, Higginsag.

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 May 20 05:34 BST (UK) »
I have found a Hugh Higgins who died in Kings County, New York, in 1912.  He was a widower and according to the NY Kings County Estate Files his legatees are all nieces and nephews, two in the States all the rest in Ireland.  This fits with what little I know about him, but tells me nothing about him.   I would love to find his date of birth and his marriage details. Can anyone help.  The nephew ("over 21 years of age") who represented as next-of-kin was a Bernard J Higgins of the Bronx. Thank you, Higginsag. 

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 May 20 10:57 BST (UK) »
If listed, can you outline the names of the rest of the nieces and nephews.  I find a Bernard Higgins in the Bronx in the 1920 Census but not in 1910.

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 21 May 20 11:46 BST (UK) »

For reference:-

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 21 May 20 11:49 BST (UK) »

Could be this one: Hugh Higgins - death date could be interment date

Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA  Show Map
Plot   Holy Name, System  CEM, Section  HONA, Row  30, Plot  54

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173196284/hugh-higgins

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Re: Hugh Higgins
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 21 May 20 11:53 BST (UK) »