SAVE THE DATE!
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2014
HFA ANNUAL MEETING
IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA
HFA President, Karen Nave Fickes, has planned to have our 2014 get-together near many national historic sites and museums. She writes: "I have rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn right out of Old Town Alexandria. It is within walking distance to the metro. From there, you can metro to the National Mall, etc., so I was thinking that Friday afternoon, we can do something close in.
"One thing that is a must see is the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, which is out by Dulles Airport. It is the companion facility to the National Air and Space museum located on the Mall in D.C. and it houses the space shuttle Discovery, a Concorde, and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. I am hoping we can do that Friday morning, and then return to the D.C. area in the early afternoon ahead of the rush hour traffic.
"Right now, I have a block of rooms reserved for Thursday, September 25th checking out Sunday the 28th. A few people have mentioned staying over. I would recommend staying over Sunday evening as room rates are the lowest on the weekend. The hotels raise their rates for business travelers during the week. However, I may be able to get the weekend rate for Wednesday evening if some want to come in on Wednesday the 24th."
Further details will be forthcoming. Sightseeing and tours have always been popular events at HFA meetings in such far-flung citities as Fort Worth, Texas, Atlanta, GA, Kalamazoo, MI, and even Elkins, WV.
From: Judy Gray
Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM
I did not see any other email address, so I will to ask you this question..
Several years ago, my dad, Barlow Higdon, bought the publication _"Colonial Higdons and Some of their Descendants". Do you know if this is still available for sale? Or who would I need to email to ask this question?
My family is from the Daniel line and his son John. And I did attend one of the meetings with my dad, Ford Barlow Higdon, in Vicksburg, MS years ago. I really enjoyed it.
And yes, I would like to have a copy. ..so please post.
Thank You..I appreciate your help.
Judy Higdon Gray
Information Request Answer
The book "Colonial Higdons and Some of their Descendants", by Mrs. Coons is out of print and the HFA no longer has any copies of this book for sell. If anyone has a copy of this book they would like to sell or give to Judy Higdon Gray, please contact her at the above email address. As a possibility, we are investigating the development of an update to Mrs. Coons book. Please check back with the Association at a later date for further updates.
Subject: Higdon family Geneo.
From: John Higdon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:21 PM
Hi, my name is John William Higdon, descendant of Jessy Bird Higdon. I have dates and some picts of some missing Higdon s and a few picts of J B H son Jewel, his wife Hazel , and their 3 children ( my dad, and uncles). I'm new to this research but maybe I have info that would and could fix someone's puzzle. Hope to help. Contact me at 818 795 2658 or johnhigdon@aol. Also I have EXTENSIVE info on Hazel Christine Bachman ( Jewel or (Joe) s wife of 60 years, if any one is interested in Bachman.
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Information Request: Picture Found, Can You Identify?
I purchased some old photographs- with partial ID information on them.
I am hoping to find the families of those in the photographs- to reunited them.
I have a photograph of 4 Higdon siblings.
please see attachment- can you help in locating any current family?
The following message was sent to me asking for help locating any information concerning William Higdon from Blue Ridge, GA. I sent this message to a couple of members to see if they knew anything about William Higdon. I am now publishing this for a wider scope of knowledge.
From: G.R. Hood
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2013 11:12:47 PM
Subject: William Higdon from Blue Ridge GA served WWII in Combat Engineer's BAT Pacific
My father Grady Hood served in the Army Combat Engineers in the Pacific and often mentioned a buddy of his name William Higdon of Blue Ridge GA.
He mentioned to my father that if he didn't have a good home to go back to after the war or if William Higdon was killed in the war that his family would be glad to accept him in Blue Ridge GA. I guess that they were good drinking buddies and friends.
Anyway my father passed away in 2007, neber being able to find Mr. William Higdon? Do you know of anyone that may have been named William Higdon that served in WWII approx 1944-1945-1946?
Probably was part of the occupation of Japan after surrender.
The following was sent in later with more information.
From: G.R. Hood
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2013 11:12:47 PM
Subject: RE: William Higdon from Blue Ridge GA served WWII in Combat Engineer's BAT Pacific
Janice an update on the William Higdon my father was friends with-- according to one story when my father left Japan--Mr. Higdon was in the military confinement, for having wrecked a weapons carrier on a trip into town without permission? At that time under occupation laws he was probably confined for a very short time. Thanks for any help on the matter.
If you have any information on William Higdon, please let me know so we can add it to the information we have on Higdons.