Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Baptist Higdon

Male Bef 1733 - Aft 1790  (> 59 years)


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  • Name John Baptist Higdon 
    Born Bef 1733  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1790  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I057571  Tree1
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2021 

    Father Thomas Higdon,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1771, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret Barron,   b. Abt 1708, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 1725  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      May 13, 1771 - The Charles Co., Md. Inventory of Thomas Higdon.
      Nearest kin: Leonard Higdon, William Higdon.
      Administrator: John Baptist Higdon, who filed the inventory July 4, 1771.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Inventories, 1766-1773, p. 397, and (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1769-1772," p. 70.
      Comment: There is no administration account or balance book record for Thomas Higdon.

      1777 - John Baptist Higdon, Private, Maryland Militia, 12th Battalion, Capt. John Parnham's Company, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Peden, Henry C., Jr., "Revolutionary Patriots of Charles County, Maryland, 1775-1783," p. 144.

      Mar. 1778 - John Baptist Higdon is on the list of free male persons from 18 years old and upwards in East Hundred, Newport, Charles Co., Md.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber X No. 3, p. 633.

      1783 - John Baptist Higdon of Charles Co., Md., petitioned the Council of Maryland in 1783 stating that he had not taken the Oath of Allegiance due to any disaffection with government, but from a variety of incidents, and was unjustly penalized as a non-juror and fined unfairly; therefore he asked the Council to consider ordering the County Justices to remit the fines they imposed on him and others who signed the petition. The Council of Maryland, after reviewing his case, indicated they believed the truth of the facts stated in the petition and ordered a remission of the fines and penalties on Sep. 17, 1783.
      Source: Peden, Henry C., Jr., "Revolutionary Patriots of Charles County, Maryland, 1775-1783," p. 144.

      1783 - Baptist Higdon is in the 1783 Tax List of Newport Hundred, Charles Co., Md., as follows:
      --6 white inhabitants
      --no land
      --1 slave under 8 years of age
      --3 horses
      --7 black cattle
      --total value of all property: 63/0/0
      Source: Maryland Tax List of 1783; District 2 (Newport Hundred) of Charles Co. (Maryland State Archives Microfilm Roll M871)

      1790 - John B. Higdon is in the 1790 Census of Charles Co., Md., as follows: 1-2-2-0-0.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 52. Jul 22, 1761 from Thomas Higdon Sr and Margret Higdon, his wife of CC, to Abraham Higdon and John the Baptist Higdon, for 1000 lbs of crop tobacco & natural love that they have for their sons, Abraham and John the Baptist Higdon, they grant their sd sons a parcel of land called Berris, being part of a tract of land called Bettys D{elight} lying in CC, containing 100 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Higdon, Marget (+ her mark) Higdon. Wit - Jno Winter*, Robt Horner*. Recorded Nov 11, 1761
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 565. Oct 4, 1764 from Thomas Higdon, Abraham Higdon, and John the Baptis Higdon of CC, to Thomas Hencock of CC, for 6000 lbs of crop tobacco, a tract of land in CC called Berrias, being part of a tract of land called Bettys Delight, bounded by the parcel of land commonly called Berries, containing and laid out for about 100 acres. Signed - Thomas (X his mark) Higdon Sr, Abraham (X his mark) Higdon, John ye Baptist (X his mark) Higdon. Wit - Jno Winter*, Geo Dent*, Robt Horner, William Scott. Recorded Nov 29, 1764.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 308-42: BETTYS DELIGHT: 150 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Hanson, John Sr. : Surveyed 22 Oct 1670 for Thomas Cocker at a bound oak standing on the West side of Port Tobacco Creek near the main road.: Other notes - Isaac Lemashe from Abraham Lemashe; 9 Sept 1721, 100 Acres - Abraham Harguis from John Lemashe; 3 Feb 1747.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-37: BETTYS DELIGHT: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Leimaster, Abraham: Surveyed 22 Aug 1672 for Edward Evans at a bound black oak of Capt Boarman's near HALLS PLACE: Other Tracts Mentioned: HALLS PLACE; other notes - 200 Acres - Richard Leimaster from John Leimaster; 29 Sept 1727, 60 Acres - Thomas Higdon from Sarah Tennison; 9 June 1752.

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