Sena HIGDON1,2 ID#7384, b. about 1855
Father*Robert Daniel HIGDON3 b. a 1815
Mother*Lettie M HEARNE3 b. 1808
Birth*Sena HIGDON was born about 1855 in Alabama.3 
She was the daughter of Robert Daniel HIGDON and Lettie M HEARNE.3 
Census 1860Sena HIGDON appeared on the 1860 census of Robert Daniel HIGDON on 18 July 1860 in Northern Division, Talladega County, Alabama; R. D. Hegden 50 , L. 50 female, J. 18 male, D. R. 12 male, S. 5 female, D. 3 female. Living next to Robert is F. Blankenship 24, E. Blankenship 20 and A. O. Blankenship 7/12.3

Marriage*Sena HIGDON married (surname unknown) TAYLOR about 1871.1 
Marriage*Sena HIGDON married John BLANKENSHIP about 1879.1 
Census 1880Sena HIGDON appeared on the 1880 census of John BLANKENSHIP on 1 June 1880 in Ward 5, Union Parish, Louisiana; John Blankenship 18 (parents born in Alabama), wife Sena 25 (she had been married to a Mr. Taylor and had 4 children; Benjamin 8, Allen 6, Travis 4 and Robert 3) and John and Sena's new daughter Mary, born in February 1880.1


The 1860 Federal Census for Robert Daniel Higdon: The 1860 census of R. D. Higdon shows a male "J. Higdon 18" and female "J. Higdon 5". If you compare the handwriting you can see that the daughter's name starts with an "S", not a "J". Also, the family listed next to R. D. Higdon is F. Blankenship.

The 1900 Census for Jacob W. Higdon is on 2 census pages as follows: In 1900 Federal Census, Joseph P. Blankenship, the son of John and Sena Blankenship, is listed as the nephew of Jacob W. Higdon, the son of Robert Daniel Higdon. Therefore, Jacob W. Higdon had a sister who married a Blankenship and they had a son named Joseph Blankenship. The father of Jacob W. Higdon and Sena Higdon Blankenship was Robert D. Higdon.2,3,1


Family 1

(surname unknown) TAYLOR d. b 1880

Family 2

John BLANKENSHIP b. a 1862

Sources (

  1. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  3. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
Last Edited20 Oct 2022