Robert Daniel HIGDON

HAIRSTON.org ID#8021, b. about 1815
Father*Daniel HIGDON1 b. 1 Aug 1755, d. 1 Dec 1844
Mother*Mary BRYANT2 b. a 1778
Birth*Robert Daniel HIGDON was born about 1815 in North Carolina; Federal Census records show Robert D. Higdom as follows; 1850 census born in South Carolina about 1814, 1860 census born in Georgia about 1810, 1870 census born in Georgia about 1814 and the 1880 census born in North Carolina about 1815. Using the information in Daniel Hidgon's revolutionary war pension application (Robert Daniel Higdons father), it appears to me that Robert Daniel was born in North Carolina.3 
He was the son of Daniel HIGDON and Mary BRYANT.1,2 
Marriage*Robert Daniel HIGDON married Letty M (surname unknown) about 1836 in Georgia.2 
Census 1840*Robert Daniel HIGDON appeared on the census of 1840 in District 921, Muscogee County, Georgia, Robt D Higdon, Males under 5 2, 5-9 1, 20-29 1, Females under 5 2, 20-29 2.4 
Census 1850*He appeared on the census of 9 November 1850 in Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama; Robt D Higdon 36, Letty M. 36, Thomas 13, Caroline 11, Joseph 9, Jefferson 6, Doctor R. 8/12.2
Census 1860*He was Head of Household 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 F. Blankenship 24, E. Blankenship 20 and A. O. Blankenship 7/12.5

Census*He appeared on the census of 1866 in Talladega County, Alabama; R. D. Higdon, males: 10-20 1, 20-30 1, 50-60 1, females: under 10 2, 10-20 1, 20-30 1, 40-50 1.
Census 1870*He was Head of Household on 14 June 1870 in Ward 2, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, R D Higdon 56, L M 56, A A 13 Female, E Blankenship 31 Female (born Georgia - this could be Caroline from 1850 census), M. Blankenship 12 female (born Alabama), J Blankenship 8 male (born Alabama). The 8 year old J. Blankenship may be the 18 year old John Blankenship that married Sena Higdon in 1879.6
Death Spouse*His wife, Letty, died between 1871 and 1876. 
Marriage*He married Calpurnia BAKER on 26 March 1877 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.7
Census 1880*Robert Daniel HIGDON appeared on the census of 15 June 1880 in 3rd Ward, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Robert D. Higdon 65, Caferny 38, Armilda 7, William 2, Emma E. 1. Listed next to Mary J. Higdon and family and Thomas Higdon and family.8

Family 1

Letty M (surname unknown) b. a 1815
Children

Family 2

Calpurnia BAKER b. 14 Feb 1841, d. 10 Jun 1910

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S57] U. S. Revolutionary War Pension Application, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Ancestry.com.
  2. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  3. [S3678] Revolutionary War records regarding pension applications for Daniel and Mary Higdon of North Carolina. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Files, The National Archives, publication M804, catalog 300022, Record Group 15, Roll 1270., Fold3.com.
  4. [S1840] 1840 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S290] Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, Provo Utah, Ancestry.com.
  8. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited20 Oct 2022