Postermaster in Trouble

The article below was sent to our HFA Website by Mr. Tony R. Curtis of Little Rock, AR. 

Mr. Curtis states ”I am working on a book related to the Skelton family.  I own a house, in Little Rock, that was built by a Kirby/Skelton union from Jackson County, Alabama.”

Deputy Marshal Skelton in the story below is a relative of the Skeltons who built the house Mr. Curtis owns. Scottsboro is one of the larger towns in Jackson County, Alabama. The town of Higdon, Alabama, is nearby Scottsboro. Mr. Curtis came across this article in his ongoing research connected with the restoration of his Samual B. Kirby house in Little Rock. 

The story below concerns T. W. Higden, known to Higdon researchers as Thomas Walker Higdon, son of James Blackburn Higdon, founder of Higdon, Alabama. Further genealogy information, based on recent DNA searching techniques, is available on James Blackburn Higdon’s parents, John Higdon & Nancy Moses in an article explaining how the Alabama Higdons are working to connect their ancestors to one of the three earliest colonial Higdons found by Lucille B. Coone and documented in her book: Colonial Higdons and some of their Descendants.

If you are on Faceboo, you can see information on a truly amazing restoration of a historic house. Click on:

We hope to find out more about T. W. Higdon and what happened in his situation as soon as research allows.

The Citizen-Examiner (Hayneville, Alabama) Thursday, April 2, 1896, Front Page

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