Biography of John Higgins
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John Higgins. Born in Knox county, Tennessee, February 8, 1830. When a mere child his parents moved to Illinois. In 1840 they took up their abode in Missouri. In 1845 they returned to Illinois, and there lived until 1849, when they took up their residence in Iowa. In 1850 they immigrated to California, crossing the plains with ox teams, arriving in Hangtown (Placerville) in September. After mining for some time they returned East in 1852 via Panama. In 1854 they again crossed the plains to California and settled in Contra Costa county, and one year later were residents of San Joaquin county. In 1856 they came to this county and located about two and one half miles below Hopland. In 1865 he left his father and settled on his present ranch, comprising eight hundred and sixteen acres, located about six miles from Hopland. He married, September 22, 1865, Rebecca W. Neece, a native of Missouri. Lee, George W., and Wiley are the names of their living children.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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