The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 684, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"DANIEL HIGMAN, son of JOHN and LUCRETIA (BOUGHTON) HIGMAN, was born in Delaware, January 18, 1811. In 1832, he came to Carroll County, this State (Indiana), farmed there several years, and then moved to Tippecanoe County. July 19, 1836, he married ANNA FAIR, daughter of WILLIAM and MARY (SHAW) FAIR, who has borne him two children - MARY E. and LUCRETIA E., both now married. In 1841, MR. HIGMAN bought eighty acres of wild land in this township, built a house, fenced, and broke the land. This he has increased to 120 acres. He conducts general farming and rears some stock. He was one of the first Trustees elected after the formation of the township, and held the office three years; he has also been Road Superintendent two or three times. In politics, he is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the United Brethren Church."