1935 Rural, Greenwood County, Mississippi 1940 Leake, Greenwood, MS Ben Higgs, b. MS, 43, farmer Eula, wife, b. MS, 29 Pearlile Smith, b. MS, 12, adopted dau Bernice Mayhan, white, b. MS, 8, adopted dau Sarah Ellen Higgs, b. MS, 2, dau
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