The HIGDON family is a large family descended from Finis Ewing Higdon. Other prominent names in the tree are: O'Shaughnessy , Sharp, Mott, Metcalf, Strickland, Tawney and Old. This family has been traced back to the Revolutionary War through the names Trigg, Garner and Pemberton. The family is originally from Virginia and moved through Kentucky to Missouri.
Additionally related to the O'Shaughnessy's are the Hergen family and Hergenrother family listed in World Family Tree # 2295.
Also related is the Morton family of Virginia. A hall at Hampton-Sidney is named after one of the ancestors of the family. The current branch resides in Charleston, WV and Beavercreek, OH.