I am researching my HIGGINS ancestors, and wonder if the Patrick HIGGINS listed in your e-mail could be a relative.
My ancestor, Dennis HIGGINS was born in Ireland (I don't know what county) approximately 1810. I believe that he migrated to the United States about 1833 - arriving first in Canada. He lived in Kentucky (where his son John was born about 1851), and then moved to Minnesota (where his daughter Ellen was born about 1857). I think his wife's name was Mary, born in Ireland about 1830.
I was told that our ancestors inherited property in Ireland, but chose not to claim it, since they were already living in America.
I would appreciate any help. Thanks.