Alfred Higgins (1832 - 1862)

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Nicknames: "Alf"
Birthplace: Huron, Erie, Ohio, USA
Death: Died in Rich, Utah Territory, USA
Managed by: LaNeda Jepsen Vancura
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About Alfred Higgins

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Mormon Battalion Sick Detachments (1847)

Age at departure: 15

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Birth: Jul. 27, 1832 Huron Erie County Ohio, USA

Death: Jun., 1862 Rich County Utah, USA

Son of Nelson Higgins and Sarah Blackman. Baptized into L.D.S. Church in 1842 or August of 1847.

Endowed at the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah and married Diantha Allen on February 16, 1858 at the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Alfred had been a Private in Company "D" of the Mormon Battalion.

Alf was also a rustler and a fugitive. After he and an associate had escaped from prison and after being apprehended (according to legend) they were both shot and buried by a Utah posse near Bear Lake, Rich County, Utah under a warrant of issued by Sheriff Orrin Porter Rockwell.

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Parents:
  • Nelson Higgins (1806 - 1890)
  • Sarah Blackman Higgins (1806 - 1864)
Spouse:
  • Diantha Allen Berry (1839 - 1873)
Children:
  • Alfred Alonzo Higgins (1857 - 1893)*
  • Sarah Ann Higgins Berry Allen (1860 - 1941)*
  • Alfred Moroni Higgins (1861 - 1900)*
  • Louisa Jane Higgins Roundy (1862 - 1888)*
Siblings:
  • Almira Higgins Chase (1830 - 1873)*
  • Alfred Higgins (1832 - 1862)
  • Drusillah Higgins Snow (1833 - 1892)*
  • Nelson Daniel Higgins (1835 - 1890)*
  • Heber Kimball Higgins (1839 - 1873)*
  • Carlos Smith Higgins (1842 - 1919)*
  • Alice Higgins Curtis (1852 - 1934)*
  • Melvin Andres Higgins (1863 - 1863)**
  • Nelson William Higgins (1865 - 1941)**
  • Joseph Henry Higgins (1866 - 1933)**
  • Lewis (Louis) Higgins (1870 - 1935)**
  • Nancy Loretta Higgins Ide (1876 - 1943)**
  • Joseph Henry Higgins (1892 - 1893)**

  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically: In unmarked grave near Bear Lake in Rich County Utah.


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Created by: Carl W. McBrayer Record added: Jun 02, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 37834393

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Alfred "Alf" Higgins's Timeline

1832
July 27, 1832
Huron, Erie, Ohio, USA
1857
June 27, 1857
Age 24
Manti, Sanpete, Utah Territory, USA
1858
February 9, 1858
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1860
January 2, 1860
Age 27
Provo, UT, USA
1862
May 30, 1862
Age 29
Utah, Utah, UT, USA
June 1862
Age 29
Rich, Utah Territory, USA
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In unmarked grave near Bear Lake in Rich County Utah.