Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sylvester and Comfort Higgins

Sylvester and Comfort Higgins are buried in the Castalia Cemetery, in Margaretta Township of Erie County, Ohio. Sylvester died on February 1, 1860 at the age of 84, and his wife died on December 7, 1859. At the base of the monument is the inscription:

Erected by their son N. Higgins

At the top of the tombstone are the words Our Father & Mother, below which is a hand with a finger pointing upward to Heaven.

According to the book AMERICAN ANCESTRY, edited by Thomas Patrick Hughes,Sylvester Higgins and Comfort Lyman Higgins had a daughter named Minerva, who married William Clark. Minerva was born in Connecticut, on August 29, 1799, and died on September 10, 1875.

Sylvester (spelled Silvester in the Census) and Comfort Higgins are found in the 1850 U.S. Census for Margaretta Township, Erie County, but no children are found residing with them in that year.

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