Hi. I'm looking for descendants of James and Winifred Higgins, who were both born in Ireland but who were living in Hudson, NY in 1880. I have reason to believe that James was a son of my great-great-grandfather, Morris Higgins.
Morris (c.1820-1879) came to the U.S. from Ireland in 1850, with his wife Kathryn. They settled first in Moira, Franklin County, NY, and in 1853 moved to Hudson. They had 17 children, three of whom died in infancy. One of the children was named James.
The 1880 Hudson, NY census record shows a James Higgins (age 35) living with his wife Winifred (age 30). They had three children: James Jr., age 6, Martin, age 4, and Patrick, age 1. I don't know if this is my family and if anyone can help me determine this I'd really appreciate it. Please reply here and I'll be notified and get in touch with you. Maybe we can discuss trading copies of family memorabilia. I have a lot of great stuff.