Thomas Huggins (c.1800–1858) of Lexington, Kentucky

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‡ Please note that this biographical sketch mentions enslaved people who were enumerated (but nameless) in the U.S. 1830–1850 censuses.

Introduction:—Thomas Huggins was the youngest son of William Huggins of Gortgonis and Coalisland, and Sarah Kennedy of Cookstown, both of the county of Tyrone. He was born in about 1800, probably in Gortgonis townland in the parish of Tullyniskin. [1] Thomas had three older brothers and a sister when their father died in about 1802. [2] In his last will and testament, Mr. Huggins consigned the custody of his children –“then wee infants”– to his nephew, Samuel Carson Huggins, of Ivylodge in Donnydeade townland, parish of Clonfeacle, south of Dungannon. [3] Neither the original will document nor a transcript survive. However, Thomas' sister was bequeathed a £1,000 marriage dowry by her father. [4] It seems reasonable to assume that Thomas and his brothers, James and William, were similarly provided for. His eldest brother, John Alexander Huggins (1794–1858), inherited their father’s leaseholds and other real property in Ireland.

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Timeline:

1811-12-23 – The only evidence found of Thomas’ youth is a news item published in the Belfast Commercial Chronicle newspaper of this date. He and his brother, James, were in a boarding school at Crumlin academy in county Antrim, and their permanent address was the same as their elder first cousin and guardian, Samuel Carson Huggins. Thomas was rewarded for his progress in Christian Morality and Evidences, and English, while James was awarded premiums for elocution, book-keeping, and English. [5] 

1823-03-25 – Thomas and his brother, James, appear to have emigrated from Ireland to Kentucky at about the same time. On this date, Thomas married Miss Margaret Crowe in Fayette County, Kentucky, probably at Lexington. [6] 

☛ Many family trees show (without supporting source references) Margaret Crowe as an emigrant from Ireland, and as the sister of Catherine Crowe, wife of Thomas Huggins’ friend, Samuel Pilkington. Having undertaken a study to determine whether this relationship existed as just described, a wide range of records have borne out that Catherine was born in Ireland, the daughter of John Maxwell Crowe and Elizabeth Young of Legarhill, county Monaghan. While there were several key points of intersection between these four parties, However plausible in the circumstances the assertions of relationship may appear, proximity and plausibility do not provide genealogical proofs. The sources reviewed and analyzed to date are insufficient to identify Margaret Crowe as a member of that family. [7]  

1824-02-29 – Birth of son, William H. Huggins, in Lexington. [8] [9] 

c.1827 – Birth of daughter, Matilda. [9] [10] 

c.1828 – Birth of son, James. [9] [11] 

c.1830 – Birth of son, John M. [Maxwell?] Huggins. [9] [12] 

1830-06-01 – The U.S. 1830 census enumerated Thomas’ and Margaret’s household as follows [with the transcriber’s estimates as to the names of Margaret and the children:]

  • 1 white male aged between 30 and 40 years [Thomas]
  • 1 white male between 5 and 10 years [son, William H.]
  • 2 white males under 5 years [sons, James and John M.]
  • 1 white female between 90 and 100 years [unknown]
  • 1 white female between 80 and 90 years [unknown]
  • 1 white female between 20 and 30 years [wife, Margaret]
  • 1 white female under 5 years [daughter, Matilda]
  • Total no. of slaves, 2, including 1 male under 10 years, and 1 female between 10 and 23 years 
  • Total all persons in family, 8
  • census place: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky [9]

    Thomas Huggins’ neighbours were Samuel Pilkington and Catherine Pilkington, née Crowe, his wife.

1832-04-24 – Death of Samuel Pilkington, Esq. [13] By his last will and testament, Mr. Pilkington had appointed his friend, Thomas Huggins, his executor, with a sum of $600 for admnistering the estate. [14] 

c.1833 – Birth of son, Thomas, probably in Lexington. [15] [16] 

1833-06-06 – Death of Thomas’s wife, Margaret Crowe, aged about thirty-five years, having fallen victim during an outbreak of cholera in Lexington; [17] buried in Old Third Street (Episcopal) Cemetery, Lexington. [18] 

1835-12-02 – Married secondly, to Catherine Crowe, [19] widow of Samuel Pilkington, and daughter of John Maxwell Crowe (d. c.1800) of Legarhill, county Monaghan, and Elizabeth Young of Corlesmore, county Cavan.

1835-12-20 – Death of son, James; [20] burial in Old Third Street Cemetery. [11] 

1836 – Built two double (or semi-detached) houses in Mill street, Lexington. [21] 

1836-08-13 – Thomas Huggins was a member of the School Committee for the City School in Lexington. [23] 

1837-05-16 – It appears that Thomas Huggins also tried his hand at real estate agency, as when he listed a tw0-storey brick house for sale by auction. [24] 

1838–39 – Thomas Huggins succeeded his wife’s late husband, Samuel Pilkington, in his wholesale and retail grocery, and resided in half of the double house formerly occupied by Mr. Pilkington. Mrs. Huggins [Catherine Crowe] was listed as one of the managers of the Orphan Asylum of Lexington. In the general directory of resident was recorded, “Huggins Thomas, wholesale and retail grocer  29 W Main st c S Mill st  r W High st c S Mill st.” [25]  

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Source: Mac Cabe, Julius P.
Directory of the City of Lexington and County of Fayette for 1838 & '39. Lexington, Kentucky: J.C. Noble, 1838.
Extract: "Huggins Thomas, wholesale and retail grocer
29 W Main st c S Mill st  r W High st c S Mill st.” (pg 53.)

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1839-10-10 – Mrs. Huggins [Catherine Crowe] was recorded as a member of the Board of Managers in charge of the Female Benevolent Society and Provident Association of Lexington. [26] 

1839-10-15 – Thomas Huggins co-signed a marriage bond for his wife’s nephew, the Rev. Charles E. Crowe, to marry her daughter, Mary Jane Pilkington. [22] 

1840-06-01 – The household was enumerated in the U.S. 1840 census, as follows, [with estimated names for each gender/age range combination]:

  • 1 white male, aged between 40 and 50 years, [Thomas]
  • 2 white males, between 15 and 20 years, [son, William H., and ?]
  • 2 white males, between 10 and 15 years, [son, John M., and ?]
  • 1 white male, between 5 and 10 years, [son, Thomas, jun.]
  • 1 white female, between 40 and 50 years, [2nd wife, Catherine]
  • 1 white female, between 10 and 15 years, [daughter, Matilda]
  • 1 male slave, between 36 and 54 years, 
  • 1 male slave, between 24 and 35 years, 
  • 2 male slaves, under 10 years, 
  • 1 female slave, between 55 and 99 years, 
  • 1 female slave, between 24 and 35 years, 
  • 1 female slave, between 10 and 23 years, 
  • 2 female slaves, under 10 years, 
  • Total number of slaves, 9. 
  • Total, all persons in household, 17.
  • Number of persons employed in Commerce, 2.
  • census place: Lexington, Edmonson County, Kentucky [15] 

1840-10-15 – The Kentucky Gazette remarked on the agricultural products from Kentucky soil, in particular, a cocoanut [sic] squash from Mr. Thomas Huggins, weighing twenty pounds and reported as “uncommonly pleasant.” [31] 

1844-09-18 – Catherine Huggins purchased two lots, one of 32 acres from the Troye family, and the other of 56 acres from the Flemings, for $3,100 each. [27] 
☛ The land was probably situated in Scott County, and 
the sale had, perhaps, evolved out of the settlement of the estate of Abraham Sebastian Vandergraff who died 2nd October 1832, and whose daughters, Cornelia, had married E. [Edward] Troye (1808–1874), “the famous animal painter," and Agnita had married William B. Fleming of Woodford County. The Flemings and the Troyes sold these lots, intending to purchase land in the western part of the state. [28]

1846-09-08 – Marriage of son, William H. Huggins, to Sarah A. Wake, daughter of Alexander Wake and Celia McDowell of Nicholasville, Kentucky. [29] 

1846-11-22 – Death of son, John M. [Maxwell?] Huggins, in Nicholasville, Kentucky, aged sixteen years; [30] buried in Old Third Street Cemetery in Lexington. [12] 

1847-03-17 – Thomas Huggins was one of eight signatories to a request submitted to the Rev. James Craik, Rector of Christ Church in Louisville, for permission to publish the address made by Rev. Mr. Craik on the occasion of the laying of the corner-stone in the new building. [32] 

1849-07-02 – Death of wife, Catherine, of cholera, aged about fifty-nine years. [33] 

1850-06-01 – When the 1850 census was enumerated, Thomas Huggins was recorded in the household of Joseph M. Pilkington, his late wife Catherine’s son from her first marriage:

  • J. M. Pilkington, age 25, male, born in Kentucky, value of real estate $10,000
  • N. [or M.] C. Pilkington, age 22, female, do.
  • M.G. [or M.E.] Pilkington, 5/12, female, do.
  • Thomas Huggins, age 50, male, Grocer, born in Ireland, value of real estate $2000
  • W.?. Hanley, age 20, male, Clerk, do.
  • census place: Fayette County, Kentucky [34] 

1851-02-13 – Marriage of daughter, Matilda, to Hezekiah Winn of Winnfield in Woodford County, Kentucky. [35] 

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Location of Winnfield in Woodford County, Kentucky (1861).

Source: Hewitt, E.A. (Earl Albon), and Hewitt, George Washington.
Topographical Map of the Counties of Bourbon, Fayette, Clark, Jessamine,
and Woodford, Kentucky From Actual Surveys
.
New York: Smith, Gallup & Co., 1861.
Original record held by the Library of Congress. Geography and
Map Division. (Washington, D.C.). Archival ref. 2011588004;
digital ID hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3953b.la000225
(accessed 2019-07-02, and adapted by Alison Kilpatrick to highlight
locations pertaining to Huggins, Sublett, and Winn in Woodford County).

Click on image to view larger map of this location
 and the surrounding district in Woodford Count
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1852-12 – Thomas Huggins became increasingly “financially involved.” His houses were heavily mortgaged to his late wife Catherine’s nephew, the Rev. Charles E. Crowe, and son, Joseph M. Pilkington. Finally, in December 1852, Mr. Huggins conveyed his houses in Mill street to Francis K. Hunt, agent for Messrs. Crowe and Pilkington, in order to satisfy the debt. [21] 

1856 – Still in a financial bind, Thomas Huggins made an assignment of his grocery store to John B. Wilgus and Elbin Milton. [21] 

Mr. Huggins though a worthy and industrious man was not successful.

—William Leavy (1943) [38]

1856-04-10 – Death of son, Thomas Huggins, jun., in Fayette County (probably at Lexington), aged twenty-three years. [36] 

1858-10-27 – Death of Thomas C. Huggins at Lexington, aged fifty-eight years; [37] buried in Old Third Street Cemetery. [12] 

Postscript – Within two years, Thomas Huggins' two surviving adult children, William H. (1860) and Matilda (1863), would die, also—each having lived but thirty-six years. [8] [39]  

☛ In spite of these morbid notes, two lines descend from the William H. Huggins and Matilda Huggins Winn. These have been fairly well documented by other family historians. Input of those descendants’ biographical notes and significant events to WikiTree are pending at this date (2017-08-27).

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Links:

Sources:

1.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 487-292-312988Capt. Alexander Richardson, Royal Tyrone Militia, to William Huggins of Gortgonis (dated 26 March 1795; registered 1 April 1795). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 535727). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-08-02.
☛ This was the first deed executed by William Huggins from Gortgonis
.

2.

(i) Church of Ireland. Prerogative Court. Wills and Probate. Index entry: “William Huggins, 1802, Coal Island, county Tyrone.” Original record: Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations indexes 1595-1858. Archival ref. W97. Second entry in the 1809 index, ref. W235. Held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast); extract by Alison Kilpatrick, November, 2003.
(ii) Vicars, Sir Arthur Vicars. 
Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536–1810, and Supplement (1914). Digital copy of the index entry online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed 2015-09-19, by subscription). The original document does not survive.

3.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland (Dublin). Memorial no. 1836-4-36Samuel Carson Huggins to John Huggins (dated 10 February 1836, registered 10 February 1836). Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 469010); photocopy obtained in SLC, 18 May 2016. Transcribed and indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2019-06-18.

4.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast. William McCormick, the younger, of Tattykeel, county Tyrone, gent., and Margaret McCormick otherwise Huggins, his wife, to William Richardson, of Drum, and Alexander Stewart, of Drumreagh, county Tyrone, trustees in marriage settlement. Archival ref. PRONI D4269/62 (1812–1834) (accessed in Belfast, November, 2003; transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick).

5.

Belfast Commercial Chronicle, 21 December 1812. “Crumlin Academy,” re: Christmas Examinations: James Huggins and Thomas Huggins, Ivy Lodge, Dungannon (sons of William Huggins, d.1802, under the guardianship of Samuel Carson Huggins, Ivy Lodge). Digital copy online at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-12-31).

6.

(a) Dodd, Jordan, compiler. Kentucky Marriages, 1802–1850 (database online). Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1997. Extract: Thomas Huggins and Margaret Crowe, at Fayette, Kentucky, 25 March 1823. Original data: electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Kentucky. Index online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2015-03-02.
(b) Fayette County, Kentucky (USA). Marriages. Extract: “Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Huggins & Samuel Pilkington are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Sum of Fifty pounds Current money of Kentucky to the payment of which well and truly to be made We bind ourselves Our heirs &c Jointly firmly by these presents seal’d and Dated this 25th day of January 1823. The Condition of the above obligation is such that Whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnised betwen [sic] the above bound Thomas Huggins and Margaret Crowe of the County of Fayette Now if it shall always hereafter appear that there is no legal obstruction to said marriage then the above obligation to be void else to remain in full force and Virtue [signed:] Thomas Huggins (Seal) Sam’l Pilkington (Seal).” Microfilm copy of original record held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 9001). Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-07-10).

7.

To name just two:
(a) Ó Mórdha, Pilip. “Some Notes on Monaghan History (1692–1866). Section entitled, “The Crowe Family.” Clogher Record. Vol. 9, No. 1 (1976), pp. 17–63.
(b) Crossle, Dr Francis Clement (1847–1910), and Philip Crossle (1875–1953). "Exchequer Bill: Clarke v. Young, 2 January 1795.” 
Crossle Genealogical Abstracts. Citing a family tree with the surnames Young, Crow, and Walsh. Original record held by the National Archives of Ireland (Dublin). Archival ref. [not cited]. Digital images hosted online by findmypast.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and extract transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-01-01).
☛ Please refer to 
Crowe of Leagar (Legarhill), county Monaghan – Research & analysis.

8.

Smith, Jonathan Thompson. “Genealogical abstracts from reported deaths, The Nashville Christian Advocate, 1861; 1872-1872.” Death notice published in The Louisville and Nashville Christian Advocate, 21 March 1861: “Tribute of Respect for WILLIAM H. HUGGINS, born Feb. 29, 1824; died Dec. 15, 1860; joined MECS [Methodist Episcopal Church, South?] Jan. 29, 1855; by Sabbath School, Nicholasville Station, Kentucky Conference, March 3, 1861.” Online at www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/nca4-02.htm (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2010-04-29).

9.

U.S. 1830 Census. Thomas Huggins’ household in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Original record: Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, D.C. Archival ref. NARA series M19, roll no. 35, page 267; per Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah) film no. 7814. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-02).

10.

U.S. 1860 Census. H. Winn, age 46, with Matilda (33), Fannie W. (3), Sallie (7), Chas. W. (5), Thos. (2), Henrietta (8 mos.), and William Lewis (22); in Woodford County, Kentucky. Original record: 1860 US census population schedule, NARA film no. M653-400, pg. 939, image 313 (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-05).

11.

Trabue, Alice. “Inscriptions on Tomb Stones in Old Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky. (Partial List).” Register of Kentucky State Historical Society. Vol. 23, No. 67 (January 1925), pp. 100–108. Inscription: “In memory of / JAMES / son of / THOMAS AND MARY / HUGGINS / who departed this life / 20 December, 1835 / aged 7 years.”

12.

Trabue, Alice. “Inscriptions on Tomb Stones in Old Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky. (Partial List).” Register of Kentucky State Historical Society. Vol. 23, No. 67 (January 1925), pp. 100–108. Inscription: “In memory of / JOHN M. / son of / THOMAS AND MARGARET / HUGGINS / who departed this life / 22 November, 1846 / aged 16 years / THOMAS HUGGINS / Died / Dec. 27th, 1858 / aged 58 years.”

13.

Trabue, Alice. “Inscriptions on Tomb Stones in Old Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky. (Partial List).” Register of Kentucky State Historical Society. Vol. 23, No. 67 (January 1925). Inscription: “Erected by / the widow / to perpetuate / the memory of / her lamented husband / SAMUEL PILKINGTON, ESQ. / Born Armagh, Ireland / Died April 24, 1832, aged 50.” (pg 105.)

14.

Dunn, C. Frank. “John Lowman House.” In, Old Houses of Lexington. Not dated; copy held in the Kentucky Room, Lexington (Kentucky) Public Library. Citing also an abstract of the last will and testament of Samuel Pilkington (d.1832). Transcribed by Pam Brinegar, June 2000, and hosted online at Fayette County Geanealogy and History (Pam Brinegar 1999–2006, and Bill LaBach 2006–2014), at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfayett/dunn/lowmanjohn.htm (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-05).

15.

U.S. 1840 Census. Thomas Huggins, in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky; with 8 free white persons and 9 slaves enumerated. Original record: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Archival ref. Year: 1840; Census Place: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; Roll: 109; Page: 110; Family History Library Film: 0007825. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-02).

16.

State of Kentucky (USA). Death Records, 1852–1953. Thomas Huggins, age 23, male, single, Clerk, son of Thomas Huggins, cause of death: Delirium tremens. Original record: Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records;  Microfilm (1852-1910), rolls #994027-994058; held by Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2015-04-29).

17.

The Kentucky Reporter (Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky), 22 August 1833 (pg. 1). "A List of Deaths by Cholera, in the CITY OF LEXINGTON, from the 1st of June to the 1st of August, as reported to the City Council by a committee appointed for that purpose, consisting of Messrs. Leavy, Layton, M'Kinney & Gough. Persons whose names are preceded by a star, died of other diseases.” Microfilm copy held by the Kentucky Room, Lexington Public Library, Lexington; transcript online at Fayette County Geanealogy and History, by Pam Brinegar 1999–2006 and Bill LaBach 2006–2014, at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfayett/1833_deaths_reporter.htm (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-05).

18.

(a) Trabue, Alice. “Inscriptions on Tomb Stones in Old Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky. (Partial List).” Register of Kentucky State Historical Society. Vol. 23, No. 67 (January 1925), pp. 100–108. Inscription: “Sacred to the memory of / MARGARET HUGGINS / who departed this life / June 6, 1833, aged 35 years.”
(b) Find-a-Grave Memorial no. 5220039. Margaret Huggins, born 1798 in USA [sic], died 1833; buried in Old Episcopal Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA. Memorial created by Anne Rupert, 20 February 2001. Online at www.findagrave.com/memorial/5220039/margaret-huggins (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-05).

19.

(a) State of Kentucky (USA). Marriages, 1797–1865, by the Kentucky Historical Society (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966), pg. 85. Also in, The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society. Vol. XXXVII (1939). Extract: “Thomas Huggins to Mrs. Catharine Pilkington, both of Lexington. M in Christ’s Church, Dec. 2, 1835. OR 12/16.” (pg 36.)
(b) Clift, G. Glenn, compiler. Kentucky Marriages, 1797–1865. Extract: “Thomas Huggins, md Mrs. Catharine Pilkington, both of Lexington, in Christ Church, on Dec 16, 1835.” Transcript by Sandy Sanford; posted to “Moore News,” Vol. I, Issue 14 (14 Aug 1996), online at www.public.asu.edu/~moore/news/newsa14 (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-07-11).
(c) U.S. Marriages. Marriage Licence and Bond. Extract: “Know all men by these presents, That we Thomas Huggins and [Thomas Smith] are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money, to the true payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, &c. jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 1st day of December 1835. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Thomas Huggins and M. Catharine Pilkington widow of the County of Fayette:—Now if there shall always appear that there is no legal obstruction to said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue, Thomas Huggins (Seal)  Thomas Smith (Seal)  Test Waller Rodes D.C.” Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-07-28).

20.

Clift, G. Glenn, compiler, and Anita Comtois, indexer. Kentucky, Obituaries, 1787–1854. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1977, 1979, 1984, 1993. Reprinted by permission of The Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky. Extract: “James, infant son of Thomas Huggins, of Lexington. Died Dec. 21, 1835. OR [Lexington Observer & Kentucky Reporter] 12/23.” Digital image online at Ancestry (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2015-12-07).

21.

Dunn, C. Frank. “Thos. Huggins Houses.” In, Old Houses of Lexington. Not dated; copy held in the Kentucky Room, Lexington (Kentucky) Public Library. Transcribed by Pam Brinegar, June 2000, and hosted online at Fayette County Geanealogy and History (Pam Brinegar 1999–2006, and Bill LaBach 2006–2014), at rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfayett/dunn/huggins_thos.htm (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-05).

22.

State of Kentucky (USA). County Marriages, 1797–1954. Transcript: (i) Consent: “I consent to the marriage of my daughter Mary Jane Pilkington, who is not of age, to the Rev’d Charles E. Crowe. Lexington  October 15th 1839.  C. Huggins / Attest Thomas Huggins.” (ii) Marriage bond: “Know All Men By These Presents, That we, Ch’s E. Crowe and Tho’s Huggins are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full sum of Fifty Pounds current money, to the true payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, &c. jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 15th day of October 1839. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Ch’s E. Crowe and Mary Jane Pilkington of the County of Fayette:—Now if there shall always appear that there is no legal obstruction to said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.  Charles E Crowe (seal)  Thomas Huggins (seal) / Test, J.C. Ro[—]y, Clk.” (iii) Cover: “Crowe Ch’s E To M.L. Bond Cowealth iss’d upon Cert: C. Huggins the Mother of Mary Jane Pilkington provided by Tho: Huggins  Att J.C. Rodes Clk.” Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), FHL film no. 7897101; digital image online at www.familysearch.org (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-07-11).

23.

Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, Kentucky), 22 August 1836. Thomas Huggins, School Committee. Source: Digital image online at the Kentucky Digital Library, kdl.kyvl.org (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-11-03).
Transcript:
  City School.
The 6th Session of the City School will commence on the first Monday in September next. Mr. Josiah Gayle, Rev. Wm. Merrick, and other competent teachers have been engaged.
Jacob Ashton, H Maguire, Thos Huggins, School Committee.
Aug 13, ‘36 47 td

24.

Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, Kentucky), 18 May 1836. Advertisement placed by Thomas Huggins. Source: Digital copy online at the Kentucky Digital Library, kdl.kyvl.org (accessed and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-11-03).
Transcript:
Sale at Public Auction.
  On Saturday next, at 10 o’clock, will be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of six and twelve months, the beautiful & convenient two story Brick Dwelling Hosue [sic], now occupied by N.L. Turner, Eqs. [sic], situated on the corner of Upper and Cedar streets, with a lot fronting, the latter 260, and on the former 112 feet, the whole being enclosed by a high plank fence. There are a number of choice fruit trees on the lot, together with stables &c. and a fine well of water on the adjoining lot.
  Thomas Huggins.
  Lexington, May 16, 1837—20—td.

25.

Directory of the City of Lexington and County of Fayette (Kentucky) for 1838 and ‘39. Citing listings for: (1) an advertisement placed in directory for Thomas Huggins’ grocery concern (pg. xv); (2) Mrs. Huggins, one of the managers of the Orphan Asylum of Lexington (pg. 22); and in the general directory of residents, “Huggins Thomas, wholesale and retail grocer  29 W Main st c S Mill st  r W High st c S Mill st.” (pg 53.) Digital images online at the Kentucky Digital Library, kdl.kyvl.org (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-11-03).

26.

Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, Kentucky), 10 October 1839. Mrs. Huggins, member of the Board of Managers, Female Benevolent Society and Provident Association, of Lexington, Kentucky; mentioned in the Annual Report for this institution (pg. 2). Digital image online at the Kentucky Digital Library, kdl.kyvl.org (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-11-03).

27.

Mackay-Smith, Alexander, and Edward Troye. The Race Horses of America, 1832–1872: Portraits and Other Paintings by Edward Troye. Citing the sale of two lots by the Flemings and the Troyes to Catherine Huggins of Fayette County (pg.125.) Saratoga Springs, New York: National Museum of Racing, 1981. 

28.

Perrin, William Henry; J.H. Battle; and G.C. Kniffin. Kentucky: A History of the State. “The Vandergraff Family.” 5th ed. (1987). 1st ed. pub. in Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press (1979). Transcript online at www.rootsweb.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/woodford/vandegraff.txt (accessed 2019-07-28).

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(a) State of Kentucky (USA). Marriages, 1797-1865. “William H. Huggins, formerly of Lexington, to Miss Sarah A. Wake, of Nicholasville.” M Sept 8. 1846. OR 9/12. Kentucky Historical Society, Genealogical Publishing Company (1966), pg. 120.
(b) Lexington Observer & Reporter (Lexington, Kentucky), 12 September 1846. Marriage notice: “Married—On Tuesday evening the 8th inst., by the Rev. Wm. McD. Abbott, Mr. William H. Huggins, formerly of Lexington Ky., to Miss Sarah A. Wake of Nicholasville, Ky.” Digital image from the Lexington Public Library (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2016-02-16).
(c) Clift, G. Glenn, compiler. Kentucky Marriages, 1797–1865. Extract: “William H. Huggins, formerly of Lexington, md Miss Sarah A. Wake, of Nicholasville on Sept 8, 1846.” Transcript by Sandy Sanford; posted to “Moore News,” Vol. I, Issue 14 (14 Aug 1996), online at www.public.asu.edu/~moore/news/newsa14 (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-07-11).

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(a) Observer and Reporter (Lexington, Kentucky), 25 November 1846. Death notice: “In Nicholasville on 22nd died John M Huggins of Lexington.” Hosted online by the Lexington Public Library, “Local History Index,” local.lexpublib.org/local.php (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-11-03).
(b) Clift, G. Glenn, compiler, and Anita Comtois, indexer. Kentucky, Obituaries, 1787–1854. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1977, 1979, 1984, 1993. Reprinted by permission of The Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfurt, Kentucky. Citing John M. Huggins, died in Nicholasville, son of Thomas Huggins. Online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2015-12-07).

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Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, Kentucky), 15 October 1840. Vegetable produce grown by Thomas Huggins. Source: Digital copy online at the Kentucky Digital Library, kdl.kyvl.org (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-11-03).

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Craik, James. An Address delivered on the Occaison of Laying the Corner-Stone of Christ Church, Lexington, Ky. on Wednesday the 17th of March, 1847. Citing John Ward, G.G. Moore, Ed. F. Berkley, E. Warfield, J. Hunt, D.M. Craig, Wm. Iucho, and Thomas Huggins, signatories to a request for a copy for publication. Lexington: Scrugham & Dunlop, 1847. 

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(a) Observer and Reporter, 4 July 1849 (pg. 3, col. 6). Death notice: “Died of cholera on the 5th Mrs. Catherine Huggins, consort of Thomas Huggins.” Local History Index, hosted online by the Lexington Public Library, at http://local.lexpublib.org/local.php (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-05). Please note the discrepancy between the date of publication, the 4th July, and the date of death next day, the 5th July.
(b) 
The Kentucky Atlas, 24 August 1849 (pg. 10, cols. 1–4).. “A LIST OF DEATHS - 1849 By Cholera, in the CITY OF LEXINGTON, from the 11th of June to the present date, August 20, 1849." Reprinted in the Lexington Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, 25 August 1901. Microfilm copy held by the Kentucky Room, Lexington Public Library, Lexington; hosted online at Fayette County Geanealogy and History, by Pam Brinegar 1999–2006 and Bill LaBach 2006–2014, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfayett/1849_deaths_cholera.htm (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-05).
(c) 
The Louisville Daily Courier (Louisville, Kentucky), 3 July 1849 (pg. 3). “Cholera in Lexington.—By private advices, we regret to learn that the cholera is on the increase at Lexington. Much alarm is beginning to be experienced in that city on account of several recent cases. Mrs. Huggins, wife of Thos. Huggins, Esq., was attacked on Sunday night and died yesterday morning. …” Digital image online at newspapers.com (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-06-27).

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U.S. 1850 Census. J.M. Pilkington, age 23, with M.E. Pilkington (22) and M.C. Pilkington (age 0); also, Thomas Huggins (50) and W.J. Hanley (20); in Fayette, Kentucky. Original record: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, D.C. Archival ref. NARA microfilm publication M432-218, page 363B, image 191. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-02).

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State of Kentucky (USA). Marriage Licence and Bond. Extract: “This is to License and permit you to join in Marriage, agreeably to the usual forms and customs of the society to which you belong, Hezekiah Winn and Matilda Huggins of the County aforesaid; said Winn having executed bond according to law; … Given under my hand, this 13 day of Feby 1851, and in the 59 year. Attest: James A. Grinstead Clk. By Marcellus Chilis, D.C. To any Minister of the Gospel legally auhorized to solemnize Marriage.” Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), FHL film no. 9006. Digital image online at findmypast.co.uk (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-07-12).

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State of Kentucky (USA). Death Records, 1852–1953. Thomas Huggins, age 23, male, single, Clerk, son of Thomas Huggins, cause of death: Delirium tremens. Original record: Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records;  Microfilm (1852-1910), rolls #994027-994058; held by Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2015-04-29).

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Find-a-Grave Memorial no. 5220032. Thomas Huggins, born in 1800 in USA [sic], died Oct? 27, 1858; buried in Old Episcopal Third Street Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Inscription (very worn): “Thomas Huggins / Died / Oct 27, 1858 / Aged 58 yrs.” Memorial created by Anne Rupert, 20 February 2001; photograph of gravestone by R & K Conner, 24 October 2006. Online at www.findagrave.com/memorial/5220032 (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-02).

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Leavy, William. “Memoir of Lexington and Its Vicinity: With Some Notice of Many Prominent Citizens and Its Institutions of Education and Religion (Continued).” In, Register of Kentucky State Historical Society. Vol. 41, No. 135 (April, 1943), pp. 107–131.

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Find-a-Grave memorial no. 125871206. Matilda Huggins Winn, born 1827, died November 6, 1863 in Kentucky; buried at Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky (plot C2-S, lot 502, grave 2). Inscription: “MATILDA / wife of / Hezekiah Winn / died / Nov. 6. 1863. / Aged 36 Yrs.” Additional information posted: first wife of Hezekiah Winn; known children: Henrietta Upshur Winn, died 1860, age 11 months, Fannie b. 1852, Sallie Winn Allen (1853-1925), Charles b. 1855, Thomas b. 1858, Hezekiah b. 1862. Memorial created by “PME,” 4 March 2014; close-up photograph of gravestone by John Drew, 5 January 2015. Online at www.findagrave.com/memorial/125871206/matilda-winn (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-03-02).

If you have a family history connection to a Huggins family from the county of Tyrone in Ireland or the state of Kentucky in the U.S.—or if you have information to add to the biographical sketches presented here—please consider getting in touch via the contact page.

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