Alfred Higdon

M, #7103, b. circa 1875, d. 5 Nov 1913
Relationship
4th cousin 2 times removed of Beryl Virginia Burns
     Alfred Higdon was born circa 1875 in GA.1 He was the son of Tarpley Higdon and Anna Johnson. Alfred Higdon was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Russell Co., AL in the household of Elizabeth Cato (his uncle's mother-in-law.)2

Alfred Higdon married Lizzie Guber on 14 Feb 1902 in Muscogee Co., GA.3

Alfred Higdon was living in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, between 1906 and 1914, where Alfred was recorded in the city/county directories.4 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1910 in Harris Co., GA with others in the household: Lizzie Guber.5

Alfred Higdon died on 5 Nov 1913 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, His obituary confirms that his father was T. B. Higdon, and his brother was Ernest Higdon.6 He was buried on 6 Nov 1913 in Riverdale Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.7

Citations

  1. [S496] US1880.
  2. [S555] US1900.
  3. [S1241] Marriage Books-County Ordinary Court-Georgia Archives, Georgia Marriage Records from Microfilm (Georgia Virtual Vault), Muscogee County Marriage Book, 1895 - 1902, p. 425.
  4. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory (Detroit, Columbus, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Richmond: R. L. Polk & Co.),
    Higdon Alfred (Lizzie), wks Muscogee Mill, h 1410 Broad (1906)

    Higdon Alfred (Lizzie), wks Muscogee Mill, h 1414 Broad (1910)

    Higdon Alfred (Lizzie), mill opr, h 1824 2d av (1912)
    . Hereinafter cited as Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory.
  5. [S663] US1910.
  6. [S1718] Columbus Daily Enquirer, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, Thursday, November 06, 1913 Volume:LXXXV Issue:240 Page:Five. Hereinafter cited as Columbus Daily Enquirer.
  7. [S1964] Cemetery Marker in Riverdale Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, I didn't find his grave, but his obituary say he was buried in Riverdale Cemetery.

Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs

M, #7104, b. 8 Sep 1882, d. 21 Oct 1939
     Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs was born on 8 Sep 1882 in Muscogee Co., GA.1 He was the son of Jerry Grubbs and Martha J. Fields. Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Muscogee Co., GA in the household of Jerry Grubbs (his father.)2

Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs married Annie Alice Lepino, daughter of Charles Lepino and Bethany Higdon, between 1910 and 1918.3

Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs was living in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, between 1918 and 1927, where Richard was recorded in the city/county directories.4 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1920 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA with others in the household: Annie Alice Lepino (his wife.)3

In 1920, Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs was the informant of the death of his wife's uncle, Tarpley Higdon.5 Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1930 in Muscogee Co., GA with others in the household: Annie Alice Lepino.6

Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs died on 21 Oct 1939 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, at age 57.7,8 He was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.7,9

Citations

  1. [S1744] "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942," Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 3 Nov 2015), Citing Georgia Archives, Morrow, Certificate #24389. His 1900 census rcd says he was born in Alabama. His parents were in Alabama in the 1880 census.
  2. [S555] US1900.
  3. [S681] US1920.
  4. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory (Detroit, Columbus, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Richmond: R. L. Polk & Co.),
    Grubbs Richard M (Alice), mill opr, h 7 16th (1918)

    Grubbs Richard M (Alice), taxi driver, h 7 16th (1921)

    Grubbs Richard M (Annie), mill opr, h 7 16th (1923)

    Grubbs Richd M (Annie A), h 7 16th (1925)

    Grubbs Richd M (Annie A), draymn h 7 16th (1927)
    . Hereinafter cited as Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory.
  5. [S854] Georgia Virtual Vault, Georgia Death Certificates, Georgia Archives, Morrow, GA, Certificate 23880. Hereinafter cited as Georgia Death Certificates.
  6. [S679] US1930.
  7. [S1744] "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942," Images, FamilySearch, Certificate #24389.
  8. [S1718] Columbus Daily Enquirer, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, Sunday, October 22, 1939, Page:4. Hereinafter cited as Columbus Daily Enquirer.
  9. [S1967] Cemetery Marker in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.

? Young

M, #7105
     ? Young married Annie Alice Lepino, daughter of Charles Lepino and Bethany Higdon, between 1900 and 1910.1

Citations

  1. [S663] US1910.

Jerry Grubbs

M, #7106, b. Aug 1859
     Jerry Grubbs was born in Aug 1859 in AL.

Jerry Grubbs married Martha J. Fields circa 1878.1 Jerry Grubbs was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1900 in Muscogee Co., GA with others in the household: Martha J. Fields and Richard M. (Guy) Grubbs (his wife and son.)1

Child of Jerry Grubbs and Martha J. Fields

Citations

  1. [S555] US1900.

Martha J. Fields

F, #7107, b. Mar 1861
     Martha J. Fields was born in Mar 1861 in GA.1

Martha J. Fields married Jerry Grubbs circa 1878.1 Martha J. Fields was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Muscogee Co., GA in the household of Jerry Grubbs (her husband.)1

Child of Martha J. Fields and Jerry Grubbs

Citations

  1. [S555] US1900.

Missouri Folds

F, #7108, b. 25 Jul 1868, d. 23 Jun 1940
     Missouri Folds was born on 25 Jul 1868 in Meriwether Co., GA.1,2,3 She was the daughter of David D. Folds and Elizabeth Cato. Missouri Folds was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Heard Co., GA in the household of David D. Folds (her father.)4 Missouri Folds was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Randolph Co., AL in the household of David D. Folds.3

Missouri Folds married Philip G. Higdon, son of Philip Higdon and Sarah (Clary Ann) Gardner, on 13 Dec 1888 in Muscogee Co., GA.5 Missouri Higdon lived with or near Elizabeth Cato in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1894.6 Missouri Higdon lived with or near Philip G. Higdon in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1900.7 Missouri Folds was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA in the household of Philip G. Higdon (her husband.)8 Missouri Folds and Philip G. Higdon were divorced on 6 May 1908 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.9 Missouri Folds was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA in the household of Elizabeth Cato (her mother.)10

Missouri Folds was widowed on 19 Feb 1912.11,12

Missouri Folds married Harrison McDaniel between 1912 and 1914 in GA.9,11,13 Missouri McDaniel lived with or near Harrison McDaniel in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1914.13

Missouri Folds was widowed between 1914 and 1925. She lived with or near Jacob Bockman in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1925. Missouri is listed as the widow of Harrison.14 Missouri Folds was enumerated in the census of 1930 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA in the household of Lydia A. Folds (her sister.)15 Missouri McDaniel lived with or near Lydia A. Folds in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1937. She's living with her sister and her son-in-law and daughter.16

Missouri Folds died on 23 Jun 1940 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, at age 71 her son; the informant of the death was William G. Higdon.1,2 Missouri Folds was buried on 24 Jun 1940 under the name Missouri Folds Higdon, in Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.1,2

Children of Missouri Folds and Philip G. Higdon

Citations

  1. [S1744] "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942," Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 3 Nov 2015), Citing Georgia Archives, Morrow, Certificate No. 15639.
  2. [S1969] Cemetery Marker in Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA (4161 Macon Road).
  3. [S496] US1880.
  4. [S497] US1870.
  5. [S1241] Marriage Books-County Ordinary Court-Georgia Archives, Georgia Marriage Records from Microfilm (Georgia Virtual Vault), Muscogee County Marriage Book, 1884 - 1890, p. 418.
  6. [S1971] Zorn's City Directory of Columbus, Ga (Owensboro, Ky: Messenger Job Printing Company),
    Folds Elizabeth (wid David G). res 1813 Second ave. (p. 90)
    Folds Amanda, res 1813 Second ave.
    Folds, Lydia, asst Mus mills res 1813 Second ave.
    Higdon Mrs. Missouri, res 1813 Second ave. (p. 111)
    . Hereinafter cited as Zorn's City Directory of Columbus, Ga.
  7. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory (Detroit, Columbus, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Richmond: R. L. Polk & Co.),
    Higdon Philip (Missouri), lab, r 5 14th (1900)
    . Hereinafter cited as Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory.
  8. [S555] US1900.
  9. [S891] The Constitution, Atlanta, GA, Issue Date:Thursday, May 7, 1908, Page 7. Hereinafter cited as The Atlanta Constitution.
  10. [S663] US1910.
  11. [S1718] Columbus Daily Enquirer, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, Tuesday, February 20, 1912. Vol. LXXXIV, Issue 330, Page 3. Hereinafter cited as Columbus Daily Enquirer.
  12. [S1967] Cemetery Marker in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.
  13. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory,
    McDaniel Harrison (Missouri) millopr h 1518 1st av (p. 334).
  14. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory,
    Bockman Jacob (Tressie Mae) carp h837 Front (p. 124)
    McDaniel Missouri (wid Harrison) r837 Front (p. 444).
  15. [S679] US1930.
  16. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory,
    Sorrell Lydia (wid Jas) gro 806 Front av h808 do (p. 443)
    McDaniel Missouri L (wid Harrison) r808 Front av (p.323 )
    Bockman Jacob (Theresa M) carp h808 Front av (p. 65).

Lizzie Guber

F, #7109, b. circa 1883
     Lizzie Guber was born circa 1883.1

Lizzie Guber married Alfred Higdon, son of Tarpley Higdon and Anna Johnson, on 14 Feb 1902 in Muscogee Co., GA.2

Lizzie Guber was living in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, between 1906 and 1914, where Lizzie was recorded in the city/county directories.3 She was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Harris Co., GA in the household of Alfred Higdon.1

Citations

  1. [S663] US1910.
  2. [S1241] Marriage Books-County Ordinary Court-Georgia Archives, Georgia Marriage Records from Microfilm (Georgia Virtual Vault), Muscogee County Marriage Book, 1895 - 1902, p. 425.
  3. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory (Detroit, Columbus, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Richmond: R. L. Polk & Co.),
    Higdon Alfred (Lizzie), wks Muscogee Mill, h 1410 Broad (1906)

    Higdon Alfred (Lizzie), wks Muscogee Mill, h 1414 Broad (1910)

    Higdon Alfred (Lizzie), mill opr, h 1824 2d av (1912)

    Higdon Lizzie(wid Alfred), h 203 20th (1914)
    . Hereinafter cited as Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory.

David D. Folds

M, #7110, b. 1806, d. between 1880 and 1894
     David D. Folds was born in 1806 in GA.1

David D. Folds married Nancy Carden on 8 Dec 1831 in Jasper Co., GA.2

David D. Folds was a successful drawer in the 1832 Georgia Land Lottery. He was living in Jasper Co., GA. He drew land in Cherokee Co., Ninth District, First Section.3

David D. Folds served in 1836 from GA in the Creek Indian War, as a 1st Lieut.4 David D. Folds was awarded land, as follows: Warrant No. 55-120-80822, for service in the 1836 Creek Indian War.4 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1840 in Meriwether Co., GA.5 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1850 in Meriwether Co., GA with others in the household: Nancy Carden and Elisha D. Folds.6

David D. Folds married Elizabeth Cato. David D. Folds signed the Qualified Voters list on 15 Jul 1867 in Heard Co., GA. He was in the 987 Election District.7 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Heard Co., GA with others in the household: Elizabeth Cato, Amanda Folds and Missouri Folds.8 David D. Folds was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Randolph Co., AL with others in the household: Elizabeth Cato, Amanda Folds, Missouri Folds, Lydia A. Folds, Mary Folds and William D. Folds.9


This is the last record of David D. Folds that I have found, so far. I have kept these two parts of David D. Folds together, even though a tombstone in Union Baptist Church Cemetery says he died in 1861. I don't know if this is one person or two different people. I was unable to find a divorce record for David and Nancy. She continues on with the children (until 1895, according to her obituary. Her tombstone says 1895).

When David and Elizabeth Cato were enumerated in 1870, he is listed as 64 years old. A reconstruction oath dated July, 1867 is in Heard Co. where he was enumerated in 1870.

In favor of one David, two wives:
•     The ages are continuous, i. e. his age at supposed death continues to increase with Elizabeth Cato.
•     I found no other David D. Folds in the age range, in Georgia or Alabama. All other David Folds have a different middle initial and none were born in the age range.
•     Missouri’s death certificate says her parents were David D. Folds and Elizabeth Cato. Missouri is enumerated in the 1930 census with Lydia Folds Sorrells, as her sister. And the death certificate for Elisha Folds says his parents were David D. Folds and Nancy Carden. Elisha is enumerated in the 1910 census with James and Lydia Folds Sorrells, as James’ brother-in-law. Elisha's age is consistant with his early ages with his mother, Nancy Carden. So Missouri and Elisha are tied together (and the two groups of children) by Lydia Folds Sorrells.
•     The obituary of Elizabeth Cato names her surviving daughters and son, plus a step-son Elisha “Dock” Folds (son of David D. Folds and Nancy Carden).

In favor of two Davids:
•     David’s tombstone in Union Baptist Church Cemetery says he died in 1861. However, it has been pointed out that the tombstone is the type furnished by the government for Confederate soldiers after 1929.
•     Nancy Carden is buried in this same cemetery.
•     His tombstone says he was a 1st Lieut. in the GA Militia, Indian Wars, and CSA, but Statements of Service say he was a Pvt. in Co. D, 8 Reg’t, Georgia Vol. Inf., and that he was discharged in 1861 by the Surgeon as having Anasarca (edema). It gives his age as 57.

David D. Folds died between 1880 and 1894 when Elizabeth was listed in the city directory as his widow.9,10

Child of David D. Folds and Nancy Carden

Children of David D. Folds and Elizabeth Cato

Citations

  1. [S1984] Cemetery Marker in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Saint Marks, Meriwether Co., GA.
  2. [S1575] "Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978," Images, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed 21 Dec 2013), Citing County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia, p. 144, image no. 104.
  3. [S1986] "Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832," Database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com : accessed 9 Aug 2018), citing Smith, James F. The Cherokee Land Lottery, Containing a Numerical List of the Names of the Fortunate Drawers in Said Lottery. New York, USA:1838.
  4. [S1987] "Indian Wars Service Record Index"; Fold3; unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "Indian Wars Service Record Index."
  5. [S285] US1840.
  6. [S414] US1850.
  7. [S1589] "Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869," Index and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : accessed 31 Jan 2014), Citing Georgia, Office of the Governor. Returns of qualified voters under the Reconstruction Act, 1867. Georgia State Archives, Morrow, Georgia, p. 37, no. 74.
  8. [S497] US1870.
  9. [S496] US1880.
  10. [S1971] Zorn's City Directory of Columbus, Ga (Owensboro, Ky: Messenger Job Printing Company),
    Folds Elizabeth (wid David G). res 1813 Second ave. (p. 90)
    . Hereinafter cited as Zorn's City Directory of Columbus, Ga.

Elizabeth Cato1

F, #7111, b. Oct 1836, d. 11 Jun 1918
     Elizabeth Cato was born in Oct 1836 in GA.2

Elizabeth Cato married David D. Folds. Elizabeth Cato was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Heard Co., GA in the household of David D. Folds (her husband.)3 Elizabeth Cato was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Randolph Co., AL in the household of David D. Folds.4

Elizabeth Cato was living in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1894. Others living in the same household or nearby include Amanda Folds, Lydia A. Folds and Missouri Higdon. They were three of her daughters. Elizabeth is listed as widowed.5 Elizabeth Cato was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1900 in Russell Co., AL with others in the household: Amanda Folds, Lydia A. Folds, Ada Hughes and Alfred Higdon (2 daughters, her step-grandson's wife, and her son-in-law's nephew.)2

Elizabeth Cato was living in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1906, where Elizabeth was recorded in the city directory.6 On 26 Aug 1909, Elizabeth Cato was given custody of her granddaughter, Theresa May Higdon. Philip Higdon, Elizabeth's ex-son-in-law, was given custody of his son William G. Higdon. At the death of Elizabeth Cato, Theresa May would go to her mother, Missouri Folds. Missouri was Elizabeth's daughter.7 She was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1910 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA with others in the household: Missouri Folds and Theresa May Higdon (her daughter and granddaughter.)8

Elizabeth Folds was living in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, in 1912, with her son-in-law and daughter living next door. Others living in the same household or nearby include James A. Sorrell and Lydia A. Sorrells.9

Elizabeth Cato died on 11 Jun 1918 in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, at age 81, and mentioned in her obituary were: 4 daughters, Mrs. Missouri McDaniel, Mrs. Mary McDaniel, Miss Ada Folds, and Mrs. Lydia Sorrel; one son, W. T. Folds; one stepson, Dock Folds; 4 sisters; one brother, James Cato.10 She was buried on 13 Jun 1918 in Girard Cemetery, Girard, Russell Co., AL.10

Ada Folds may be the wife of Thomas B. Folds, son of Elizabeth's stepson, Elisha. She was Ada Hughes. An Ada Hughes was living with Elizabeth in the 1900 census.2,11

Children of Elizabeth Cato and David D. Folds

Citations

  1. [S1744] "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942," Images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 3 Nov 2015), Citing Georgia Archives, Morrow, Her daughter's death certificate No. 15639.
  2. [S555] US1900.
  3. [S497] US1870.
  4. [S496] US1880.
  5. [S1971] Zorn's City Directory of Columbus, Ga (Owensboro, Ky: Messenger Job Printing Company),
    Folds Elizabeth (wid David G). res 1813 Second ave. (p. 90)
    Folds Amanda, res 1813 Second ave.
    Folds, Lydia, asst Mus mills res 1813 Second ave.
    Higdon Mrs. Missouri, res 1813 Second ave. (p. 111)
    . Hereinafter cited as Zorn's City Directory of Columbus, Ga.
  6. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory (Detroit, Columbus, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Richmond: R. L. Polk & Co.),
    Foles [sic] Elizabeth (wid David) h 1514 1st av (p. 210)
    . Hereinafter cited as Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory.
  7. [S1718] Columbus Daily Enquirer, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA, Issue of 27 Aug 1909, Vol. LXXXI, Issue 194, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Columbus Daily Enquirer.
  8. [S663] US1910.
  9. [S1970] Polk's Columbus, Ga. City Directory,
    Folds Elizabeth (wid David), h 109 15th (p. 192)
    Sorrell James A (Lyda[sic]), bartndr J B Hobbs, h 107 15th (p. 419).
  10. [S1718] Columbus Daily Enquirer, Wednesday, Jun 12, 1918, Vol: XC, Issue: 182, Page 4.
  11. [S1575] "Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978," Images, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed 21 Dec 2013), Citing County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. The Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

Macajah Blackwell

M, #7112