Biography of Norman L. Higgins
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Higgins, Norman L., born in Hector, Schuyler County, August 16, 1824, was educated in the common schools until he was eighteen years old. He then learned the blacksmithing trade and followed it successfully until 1863. October 28, 1847, he married Jeannette E., daughter of Stephen and Fanny Chubb, of Dundee, Yates County, N. Y. He deals in real estate. Mr. Higgins was a war Democrat until the time of Mr. Lincoln's assassination, when he became a Republican. Her father, Elisha, was born in Connecticut; his mother was born in Massachusetts. His father was one of the party who threw the tea into the Boston harbor. Elisha married Nancy Meade and had five children. Mr. Higgins's grandfather was a sailor in the English navy, but espoused the cause of the Colonists.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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