Biography of Justin V. R. Higgins
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Higgins, Justin V. R., was born on a farm in the town of Hornellsville, December 29, 1854. Russell Higgins, the father of our subject, was a native of Otsego county. When he came to Steuben county he located in the town of Howard and made his home there until about 1850. He then located on a farm on Penn Hill, where he spent the balance of his days, and died there in 1855. Justin was the youngest of a family of seven children, all living today. He was given a common school education, and remained with his mother on the old homestead farm until 1860. Mr. Higgins then bought the Ward farm of twenty acres, and later bought additional land and has increased the farm to 115 acres, on which he raises principally potatoes and grains. Mrs. Higgins died the spring of 1891. Justin was married in 1879 to Miss Mary Ellis, daughter of Albert Ellis of South Dansville. They have one child, Florence E., now in her fifteenth year. A son of his brother, John Ellis, Roy, forms a part of Mr. Higgins's family.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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