I am looking for the parentage and siblings of Lula Elizabeth Higgins. Lula Elizabeth married James Marion Banks in Etowah County, Alabama on January 2, 1876. James Marion Banks was born August 31, 1853 in Alabama and is listed on the 1870 census as living in Chambers County, Alabama with his mother. James was the son of Robert T. Banks and Frances Salina Jones. James and Lula Elizabeth had three children. Walter Palmer Born May 13, 1879 Willie Born May 13, 1879 Died May 13, 1879 Ella Arizona Born June, 1881
Lula Elizabeth died when Ella Arizona was about four years old and when she was five James Marion moved his two children to Texas where he remarried. Ella Arizona knew very little about her mother. She was told her mother had Tuberculosis but I do not know if this is true. I have tried to find James and Lula on the 1880 census but have not been successful. I think Lula is connected to the Palmer Ashley Higgins family that lived in Chambers County and Etowah County but I have not been able to make a connection as yet. I think this for the following reasons. I know there were Higgin's living in Chambers county (there is a Higgins cemetery there) some of whom were kin to Palmer Ashley Higgins, and Palmer Ashley Higgins is on the 1880 census of Etowah County. James Marion Banks lived in Chambers County but he and Lula were married in Etowah County. They gave their son Walter the middle name Palmer. If anyone has knowledge of a Lula Elizabeth being born to a Higgins family about the mid 1850's please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Lula Elizabeth and James Marion were my GGGrandparents and I would like to know her family history. It is very important to my father. Ella Arizona was his grandmother. Thank You.