Higgins, Ira S.
Age: 26, credited to Brookline, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/10/1835, Newfane, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Taft Cemetery, Dummerston, VT
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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band
Higgins, Ira S. - Musician. (b. Newfane, Vt. July, 1835, son of Edson & Mary (Bruce) Higgins) He was 26 years old when he enlisted for service in Brookline, Vermont, 3 Sept, 1861. He was mustered in at Brattleboro, 21 Sept., 1861. He was mustered out 23 June, 1862. He m. 1861, Betsey F. (b. Dec., 1839). His brother was Alvin Granby Higgins, who died of disease in New Orleans during the Civil War, 9 Dec., 1863. When the 1870 census was taken, Ira was 34 years old and working in the organ factory in Brattleboro. His was renting a home and has personal property valued at $1,400. His wife Betsey (age 29), was keeping house. In 1920, Ira Higgins (age 84) was a widower and living with a nephew Alvan G. Higgins in Brattleboro. Margaret was listed as a widow, living at 210 Second Street in Peoria, Illinois (1890-1).
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)