Father was Robert Edward HIGGINS, Mother Julia MEALS
Tenative ancestral line still working on more sources.
John Higgins b 1528 died County of Herfordshire, UK
County of Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Scott David Hibbard on July 5, 2008
wife was Elizabeth CLYNTON, father was 8th Baron Thomas Fiennes-Clinton of Marstoke
Richard had brothers: Thomas and Jonathan Higgins
Richard was married to Mary Snow Yates, Yes also to Lydia Chandler 1st wife.
Dispute yet about 2nd wife's last name I found in papers after intense research she was Snow Yates. Still in debate. She was a SNOW m a YATES then Richard HIGGINS.
His Children as I know so far are:
Jonathan, born Plymouth in July 1637*
Benjamin Higgins Sr., born Plymouth July 1740*
Mary Oliver, b 27 Sept 1652*
Eliakim Higgins, b 20 October 1654*
William b 15 December 1654*
Jediah Higgins ** b 5 March 1656.*
*Records of Plymouth colony Birth, Marriages and Deaths
Also stated was this ( John Yeates, the son of John Yeates, deceased, which said John Yeates, Jr is the son in law to the said Richard Higgens, was borne att Duxburrow the 15th of August 1650.
Jediah HIGGINS** 5 March 1655/6 Eastham, Mass death 1715 New Jersey Somerset Co., N.J.
wife married May 12, 1684 Burlington, N. J.
Mary NEWBOLD b 23 May 1661, Eckington County, York, England d 1715 New Jersey
Will of Jedidiah(sic) HIGGINS April 3, 1715 Somerset, East Jersey.
Data taken from Richard HIGGINS and His Descendants of Plymouth Eastham and Piscataway.
There is much more
|Age at Death:||59|
|Burial Place:||Kingston, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA|
here in above she is referred to as Yates. It was this link that lead me to SNOW.
The second wife was Lydia Snow Yates.
Jediah HIGGINS b 11 April 1691 d 19 Jan 1772 New Jersey
wife Hannah STOUT b 29 Mar 1694 New Jersey, 14 July 1779 New Jersey
I have a shingle off the STOUT house in NJ.
James H HIGGINS, wife Sarah Stout
son Joseph HIGGINS
b 15 Oct 1773 died 7 Jan 1840 West Virginia
married Mary Henderson
daughter Elizabeth HIGGINS b 16 May 1809, Greene Co. PA death 3 Feb 1877 Aleppo, Greene Co. Pa married 9 April 1826 Greene Co. PA. Henry Huffman later changed to HOFFMAN.
Much on older computer and reverifying data now from 1970 to 1990 work. Very large large family.