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Harmon Higgins, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1812
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1887
Compton
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Parents: Josiah & Barbara Higgins

Source: An Illustrated History of Los Angeles County, California. Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Company,1889 Pg. 759
HARMON HIGGINS, deceased, came to California in 1844. He was born in Illinois, February 19, 1812. His parents, Josiah and Margaret Higgins, of Tennessee, moved to Platt County, Missouri, when Harmon was one year old. There he was reared and educated, receiving both a common-school and a college education. He was married in Holt County, Missouri, December 25, 1842, to Miss Malinda Durbin, a native of Platt County, Missouri, and a daughter of Daniel and Thurza (Fuget) Durbin. They were natives of Missouri and Kentucky respectively. The father traces his genealogy back to the Irish and Welsh, and the mother to the French and Welsh. They reared a large family, seven girls and three boys. Two years after his marriage the subject of this sketch set out for California, coming overland in company with a train consisting of twenty-six families, with Niel Gillam as their Captain. They arrived in Portland, Oregon, about Christmas, where they remained until the spring of 1849, during which time Mr. Higgins was engaged in the management of a large sheep and cattle ranch. He then moved to San Francisco, and for six months was engaged in mining. He subsequently moved to the Napa Valley where he farmed for three years, and then returned to his ranch in Oregon, remaining there six months. In 1861 he moved to El Monte, where he rented land four years. In 1865 he bought eighty acres of land where the city of Compton now stands, and was one of the original settlers of the place. He subsequently purchased 160 acres of land in San Diego County, residing on it one
year, and then moving back to his Compton ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins have reared a large family, eleven children in all, ten of whom are yet living: James P., Dallas A., Josiah, Harmon, Buchanan, William R., Wallie, Mary E., wife of Madison Sutton; Augusta, wife of Jefferson Mago; Cassanda, wife of John Hollman; and Frances M., who died at the age of eleven years. Mr. Higgins led a useful life and was a highly respected citizen. His death occurred March 2, 1887, at his home in Compton. Mrs. Higgins has recently built a large and elegant residence on the old farm just inside the city limits of Compton, where, with her sons and two grandchildren, she is spending the evening of life in a manner which only those who have led a useful life can enjoy.
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 Spouse:
  Malinda Frances Durbin Higgins (1826 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Harmon Higgins (____ - 1935)*
  James Polk Higgins (____ - 1927)*
  Dallas A Higgins (1847 - 1916)*
  Josiah Daniel Higgins (1848 - 1930)*
  Benjamin B Higgins (1856 - 1931)*
  Augusta Ann Higgins Mayo (1858 - 1933)*
  Cassandra M Higgins Holman (1861 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Compton
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: 6-2, Lot 24
 
Created by: WMP
Record added: Aug 24, 2012
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