From "Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve" Vol. II publishe 1896, page 774
Cecilia Davis, wife of Judge David Higgins, came to Hamilton, O., before 1818, and to Norwalk in 1828.
She was a woman of strong personality, highly intellectual and refined, entertaining her friends with a free hospitality indicative of her Virginia birth and training.So ready to minister to the sick and dying, it was a common inquiry at her door:“Does the woman who goes out watching live here?”Removing to Washington, D.C., in 1845, her death occurred there in the following year.
Her only daughter, Mary Higgins, became the wife of Joseph M. Farr.She was a great favorite in society and no large gathering was ever considered complete without the presence of “Mary Farr.”Her life was sacrificed to her good deeds, for in the cholera scourge of 1854, going everywhere among the sick and dying, she fell a victim to the devastating disease.