John Higgs,a Revoluntionary Soldier and ancester of the wiregrass Georgia family of the name ,was born in ,Bertie County ,North Carolina,in,1757,and Died 1840,at the home of his son ,Jesse Higgs ,in ,Montgomery County,Georgia.His wife was named ,Elizabeth,but her maiden name has not been learned. It appears likely they were married after he came to ,Georgia . They had the following known children:
1.) Jesse Higgs,Born: 1793,married Racheal__?___,
2.) William Higgs ,Born: 1795,married ,Mary Fiveash.
3.) Sarah Higgs,Born:1798, Married ,Jacob Taylor,April 9 1818.
4.) Ann Higgs, Born: 1802,married Groves Sharpe,Jr., September 18,1823.
5.)John Higgs,Jr.,Born:1806,married ,Sarah Brack.
6.)Patience Higgs,Born: 1810,Married Thomas Simmons.
John Higgs ,on ,October 2 ,1832,executed his pension application in, Montgomery County,Georgia. In it he testified that he had served a three month tour under ,Captian Folk,at ,Northwest Bridge,Va.,and later served a six month tour by substitute.His application was rejected on the grounds that he had not himself served as much as six months in the service.
Two years after the Revolutionary War,Mr.Higgs,moved to ,Washington County,Georgia,with his brother in law and sister,Lewis Willford,R.S. and wife Elizabeth. He married and continued living in ,Washington County,until about 1812,when he moved to ,Tattnall County,Georgia.Due to old age of both himself and wife ,he being old and blind and she being old and infirm,they moved to ,Montgomery County, and made their home with their son ,Jesse Higgs,and a deed on record there dated ,July 25 ,1833 says that because of said age infirmities he being no longer able to work and farm,he conveyed all his property of every kind to his son ,Jesse ,on condition that he (Jesse) would look after and support them both as long as they lived.
Mr.Higgs,Drew land in the Cherokee Land Lottery,of 1838,as a Revolutionary soldier.
Census References: 1820,1830,Tattnall.
Tattnall County Census: 1850
Jesse Higgs,age 57, Born:1793, M/W,Farmer Washington County,Head of Household.
Wife: Rachel ___?__,43,1807,W/F,N.Carolina
Martha Higgs,age 21, 1829,W/F,Washington
James Higgs,age: 16,1834,W/M,Montgomery
Mary Higgs,age: 10,1840,W/F,Montgomery
William Higgs,age:7, 1843,W/M,Montgomery Elizabeth Higgs,Age:6,1844,W/F, Montgomery.
These are my Higgs Family of , Georgia. Will send you more information later . My Grandmother was ,Mamie "Alma" Higgs,born:1910,She was the daughter of ,Robert Jasper Higgs and Mary Katherine Stewart,who married to ,Samuel "Newton"Jarriel,born: 1909,of ,Tattnall County,Georgia. Robert Jasper Higgs ,was the son of , Bascom M. Higgs and Nancy Odom.Bascom M. Higgs was the son of ,John Higgs Born:1827,married to ,Jane ___?___. John Higgs was the son of ,Jesse Higgs, Born: 1793,married to, Rachel___?___.
I have more on this family.