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Comment by Michael (Higgins) Nier on September 13, 2019 at 3:45pm

Hi, Susi. I do have an Arthena Ruby Stout, born in 1916 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but, unfortunately, she is not connected to the Higgins side of my tree. 

Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on August 23, 2019 at 12:06pm

 When my system failed I lost some key data that took me years to find.  Even the back up drive died.   Does any of the HIGGINS, here have a link to the STOUT line

that ties to Pocahantus son.?  I spent years digging, then found it 20 years ago doin g research for another person.

Comment by Elwin James Higgins on April 16, 2012 at 4:28pm


My Dad is the author Aidan Higgins (born Kildare 1927). I can't get anything about his ancestors! think his dad was Bartholemew Joseph Higgins. 

anyone got any link?

Comment by Sue Windmill on August 24, 2011 at 12:19pm


Any info:   on Thomas J Higgins (dob)1888 married to Margaret Green

from Ireland. son Michael J Higgins dob 1857

Michael was married to Mary A Walsh from  Armagh, or Tyrone Ireland

May's name was spelled at times Welch or Walsh

Mary father John Welch -- Mother Mary Welch (no dob.)


Comment by Michael (Higgins) Nier on November 21, 2009 at 12:43pm
Welcome, Willard. Well, so far, we haven't had much luck making connections -- not that we will stop trying. I'm still trying to discover the source in Ireland of my Higgins's. I'll just keep plugging until I do.
Comment by Willard Saunders on November 20, 2009 at 10:08pm
My ancestor is William H. Higgins born 25 Feb 1813 in Barren Co, , KY; died
1865 in Cedar County, MO. William H. Higgins married Priscilla Journey
(1815-1855.) Need ancestors of both William Higgins & Priscilla Journey.
Comment by Diana Goulet on August 8, 2009 at 7:58am
My GGrandmother was Bridget Higgins, born c1852 in Quebec, Canada. I believe her parents were John James Higgins and Margaret Creen, both of whom were born c1831 in Quebec. I believe that their parents were born in Ireland; and there is a possibility that John's father was also John Higgins, and was born in Yoghal County Cork. Bridget married Terence Peter Quinn in St. Anicet Quebec and died there 7/22/1921.
Comment by Michael (Higgins) Nier on August 8, 2009 at 7:17am
If you go to and enter “Higgins,” you will see “the number and location of households of the name in Ireland 1848-64” and “variant spellings or associated names.” Apparently, we Higgins had spread over virtually all Ireland by that time, making it difficult, without some additional clues, to determine where our ancestors originated.

In my particular case, family lore suggests we came from County Cork, though none of my aunts or uncles can cite a source for this “fact.”

I continue to search for some documentation (death certificate, ship's manifest, etc.) that cites a county of origin, but so far, no luck. And in my case, the name "John Higgins" is a very common one, making my search that much more difficult.

Anyone else have a success story to share? I'd be interested in hearing about the geographic sources of Higgins immigrants, Irish or not, from any who have had any luck tracing back.
Comment by jennifer suzanne dawson on August 6, 2009 at 12:52am
Hi Michael .My Higgins appear to originate in Ireland {Tipperary} 1800. Margaret my G.G.Grandma was married in N.S.W. St. Augustines Balmain. Catholic??
Comment by Michael (Higgins) Nier on August 4, 2009 at 8:20pm
Let's see if we can begin to bring some focus to our Hggins efforts.
I don't know, yet, in which country my gggrandfather, John Higgins, was born. I want to do more research on that to prepare for a research trip to Ireland.
I think he may have been Protestant -- my grandfather was originally baptized as a Protestant, then later, at the insistence of his mother, I'm told, he was baptized as a Catholic.
Can anyone offer any clues to where your Higgins originated?
BTW, I was born Michael Higgins. My Dad died when I was seven, my mother remarried and my stepfather adopted me.

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