I would love to find out more about my Higgins side! John Higgins (b. 5/16/1836 in New York) was first married to a Bridget McGuire and had at least three children. Not sure when Bridget died but John was re-married to a Johanna Powers (b. 2/15/1856 in Ireland) and had seven more children. John and Johanna were married Nov 10, 1876.
Apparently, the Higgins and Powers family knew each other back in Ireland because when word spread that Bridget had died, Johanna was sent to marry John and help with the children.
Any help in finding out what happened to Bridget and who Johanna's parents are would be a great help!