Town of Higden, Cleburne County ArkansasSubmitted by former County Coordinator Tom Martin
Cleburne County Historical Journal Spring 1987Higden, Arkansas is named after the Thomas Geoffrey Higdon Family
Thomas Geoffrey Higdon, after whom the town of Higden was named, was born about 1815 in North Carolina. His parents were Simeon and Margaret Higdon. It is believed Thomas G. Higdon served in the Civil War and was seriously wounded. He died about 1900 and is buried at Colony Cemetery near Morganton, Van Buren County, Arkansas. The town of Higden sponsored a fund drive to place a marker on his grave and held a memorial service on April 19, 1986, for their part in observing Arkansas' Sesquicentennial.
Thomas Geoffrey Higdon was married to Dolly Thompson March 14, 1839. She was born 1821 in Tennessee, the daughter of William Thompson and Penelope Holland; Dolly Thompson Higdon died in Tennessee. Thomas and Dolly Higdon had ten children.
John Higdon, born 1867, died 1884.
Statistics below from Carroll Co Tn Historical Society, Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogical Library
Thomas Higdon m. Dolly Thompson 14 Mar 1839 Benton Co., TN
NOTE: Added by Mary Turney Miller:Using census records and family history, we had figured out that the above mentioned Anna Jane Mullins (Malone) was the mother of James Buel Mullins - our great-grandfather. We could not find the father of James Buel Mullins. James was born 1863 in Tn - during the Civil War.
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