MS 093
AUTHOR : Higgs, Martha B., James A. Higgs, Thomas J. Higgs and Thomas Clarence Higgs.
TITLE : Higgs family papers,
DATES : 1837-1925.
SIZE : 2 boxes ; 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 5 in.
ARRANGEMENT: Corrspondence and records; Chronological arrangement. Inventory available online.
HISTORY NOTE : The Higgs family resided in various communities in Weakley and Henry Counties of Tennessee from the 1830's to the late 1920's.
CONTENTS : The collection contains correspondence, deeds, receipts, account ledgers, notebooks and other financial and legal documents of the Higgs family of Weakley and Henry of Tennessee from 1837 to 1925. The bulk of the letters are written to or from Martha Bates Higgs (1812-1873), James A. Higgs (1845-1862), Thomas J. Higgs (1844-1922) and Thomas Clarence Higgs (1873- ). Includes a genealogy, a few Civil War letters, an "Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance" to the United States (1863) and documents relating to the Spring Hill Academy of Henry County where Thomas J. Higgs was a teacher.
SUBJECT : Weakley County (Tenn.) -- History -- Sources.
Henry County (Tenn.) -- History -- Sources.
Spring Hill Academy (Henry County, Tenn.)
Private schools -- Tennessee -- Henry County.
Higgs family.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

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