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Angeline Higginson

Angeline Higginson was the youngest daughter of Washington Higginson and Eliza Crews. She was born 27 June 1855, probably in Webster or Henderson Co, KY. She died at a young age on 28 April 1896 in Union Co, KY.

In her short life Angeline married three times - first to James T. Whitledge 8 Jan 1874 in Henderson Co and they had one child Ida Frances Whitledge. When they divorced and why is a mystery at this date.

Angeline Higginson's second marriage was to Andrew Duncan; they married in Shawneetown IL 17 Feb 1879 (it was common in those times to cross the Ohio River to get married). Apparently their marriage lasted only a year, with Andrew leaving Angeline and running off to Detroit, MI, where he died.

Andrew Duncan's body was apparently shipped back to Kentucky, but his burial location is unknown. There was one child from this union, George Franklin Duncan, Dan Duncan's great grandfather.

Angeline's third marriage was to Andrew's brother, Lynn Boyd Duncan, 30 Jan 1883, according to Dorothy Duncan Hickman's memory. They became the parents of three children. Andrew and Lynn Boyd Duncan being brothers has yet to be proven because census records indicate that Andrew's father was a William Duncan and that Lynn Boyd Duncan's father was Bedford Duncan. Dan thinks that William and Bedford Duncan may have been brothers but further investigation is needed to prove this connection. Nothing is conclusive at this time.

This sketch of Angeline Higginson was obtained through Dorothy Duncan Hickman of Henderson, KY. Dorothy is the great-granddaughter of Angeline Higginson and Andrew Duncan; this sketch was handed down to her through her father. Dan Duncan is the great-great grandson of Angeline Higginson and Andrew Duncan.

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