First husband of Alice Featherston Higgs Clymer. He is listed as being from Louisville, Kentucky. He and Alice had three children: Gustavus (Guss) Adolphus, Jr.; Alfred (Al) Higgs ; and Eugene Higgs. Gustavus Sr. died as a result of stab wounds. Family history has him listed as being buried in White Oak Cemetery in Jenny Lind, Arkansas. Notes say the cemetery is no longer used and is now a cow pasture.