Justin V. R. Higgins
Contributed by Annette Campbell

Justin V. R. Higgins was born on a farm in the town of Hornellsville, December 29, 
1854. His father was a native of OTSEGO county. When he came to Steuben county
he located in the town of Howard and made his home there until about 1850. He
then located on a farm on Pennsylvania Hill, where he spent the balance of his
days, and died there in 1855. Justin was the youngest of a family of seven
children, all living today. He was given a common school education amd remained
with his mother on the old homestead farm until 1860. Mr. Higgins then bought
the Ward farm of twenty acres, and later bought additional land and has
increased the farm to 115 acres, on which he raises principally potatoes and
grains. Mrs. Higgins died the spring of 1891. Justin was married in 1879 to Miss
Mary Ellis, daughter of Albert Ellis of South Dansville. They have one child,
Florence E., now in her fifteenth year. A son of his brother, John Ellis, Roy,
forms a part of Mr. Higgin's family. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896.
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