James Silas “Jim” Higgins

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James Silas “Jim” Higgins

Birth
Harbin, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
Death
17 Jul 1944 (aged 79)
Eastaboga, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Ohatchee, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA Add to Map
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James Silas or Jim was born and raised on his parents' farm in Gwinnett County, GA. In early 1892, he married Ida Jane Edwards. After the birth of their first child, Jonah Lee, they relocated to Alabama following his siblings and began farming in McFall, Talladega County, AL. Before 1910, Jim and his family moved and settled in the Shady Glen or Polkville community of Calhoun County, AL. There, he and Ida farmed the land and raised their ten children. Sometime around 1940-1941, the U.S. War Dept. purchased all the land in the area and the family moved to Eastaboga, AL. In July 1944, Jim had a stroke while stalling his horse in the barn. He died a few days afterwards in his home with many of his family members close by. He is buried, along with his wife, in Oak Bowery Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohatchee, AL. James Silas has several siblings buried in the same cemetery.
James Silas or Jim was born and raised on his parents' farm in Gwinnett County, GA. In early 1892, he married Ida Jane Edwards. After the birth of their first child, Jonah Lee, they relocated to Alabama following his siblings and began farming in McFall, Talladega County, AL. Before 1910, Jim and his family moved and settled in the Shady Glen or Polkville community of Calhoun County, AL. There, he and Ida farmed the land and raised their ten children. Sometime around 1940-1941, the U.S. War Dept. purchased all the land in the area and the family moved to Eastaboga, AL. In July 1944, Jim had a stroke while stalling his horse in the barn. He died a few days afterwards in his home with many of his family members close by. He is buried, along with his wife, in Oak Bowery Baptist Church Cemetery in Ohatchee, AL. James Silas has several siblings buried in the same cemetery.

Gravesite Details

The grave marker is a large, upright single stone that marks the graves of James Silas and his wife Ida Jane. The headstone sits on the east edge of the cemetery near the old red brick church. The cemetery and the plot is well kept.