On findagrave.com there is a Mattie Danielly Higgins whose tombstone is pictured, dod Oct 31 1888.Higgins Cem., Chambers Co., AL.
1880 census: 1880 > Alabama > Chambers > Lafayette > District 21 pg 1(written), enum 21, Jun 1 1880, stamped 102 1/1ANC John T. Higgins w m 24 m merchant AL SC GA Martha w f 23 wife m khouse AL AL AL Robt. F. w m 3 son s AL AL AL(Higgins Cem) James P. w m 1 son s AL AL AL ----- A 1900 census (Chambers Co., AL) has a John (L.) Higgins married to a Fannie (Fannie Whatley, again per findagrave.com).Both are buried in the same cem. as Mattie Danielly Higgins.
On rootsweb.com, there is a marriage date for John T. & Fannie Whatley Higgins, May 24 1887, a year before Mattie died.Could there have been a divorce?I haven't found a mention of one.
Is the date on Mattie's tombstone incorrect, or is the marr. date, as listed, incorrect.I have not seen a copy of the marr. paperwork.
I'm questioning this because of the children listed in the 1900 census.There is a Pierce Higgins b. Sep 1878, listed as a boarder, the bdate matches that of James P. in the 1880 census.Mattie's mother's surname was Pierson.
There is a dau. named Lola, bdate Jun 1880.
There is a son, Walton, bdate Jun 3 1888.Is this a son of Mattie's, her tombstone says she died in Oct 1888, OR is this a son of Fannie's, whose listed marriage date is 1887?????
I would appreciate any information on this family.Before now all I had seen listed on an old Danielly family website was that Martha had married an unknown first name Higgins.
Thanks for any help.Sorry if this message just rambles on, I'm trying to get my thoughts together. r. unrein