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

Truman Higdon

Male Bef 1742 - Aft 1778  (> 38 years)


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  • Name Truman Higdon 
    Born Bef 1742  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1778  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067212  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    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 F10274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Mar. 3, 1753 - Mr. Richard Edelen came to a small branch that runs by Mr. Isaac Campbell's house and said that at the time he wright [sic] Abraham Lemaster's will that the said Lemaster pointed this branch whereon I stand and said that branch divided between his son John and his daughter and grand daughter and said at the same time that them hills pointing over this branch said that was Berrys Land and said that there was about 100 acres to be divided between his daughter and grand daughter, in presence of us ... Thomas Higdon, Jr., Trueman Higdon ....
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber B No. 3, p. 300.

      Apr. 1760 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of Richard Bennett Boarman shows that Boarman's estate received a payment from Truman Higdon.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1754-1760," p. 171.
      Comment: Boarman's estate made a payment to Thomas Higdon, Jr.

      June 1761 - Robert Horner vs. Trueman Higdon. Damages. 8/3/10 currency. NEJ. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K No. 3, p. 275.

      Aug. 1761 - Samuel Hanson vs. Trueman Higdon and Thomas Higdon, of Charles Co., planters. In Oct. 1760 Trueman and Thomas were indebted to Hanson in the sum of 2016 lbs. crop tobacco for divers articles purchased from Hanson as shown on their account with him (contents of account not given.) Not having been paid, Hanson brought suit in Mar. 1761. Richard Edelen youngest, of Charles Co., planter, appeared as pledge and security for Thomas. The case came on to be heard at the Aug. 1761 Court, at which time Thomas admitted that he owed Hanson the 2016 lbs. of crop tobacco. The Court ordered that Hanson recover that sum from Thomas, together with 370 lbs. of tobacco for his costs and charges.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K No. 3, pp. 350-2.
      Comment: Although the case was filed against both Trueman and Thomas, it proceeded forward against only Thomas.

      Aug. 1761 - John and James Jamieson vs. Thomas T. Higdon. Agreed. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber K No. 3, p. 378.

      Aug. 1762 - Lothian & Jordan vs. Thomas Trueman Higdon, of Charles Co., planter. (routine commercial case)
      Claim: On Dec. 9, 1760, at Charles Co., Thomas Trueman Higdon signed a note (made his mark "x") to pay Lothian & Jordan 6/16/9 currency and 1119 lbs. crop tobacco, the note payable Feb. 10 next. The note, as shown in the court record, does not include a penal clause, but, not having been paid, Lothian & Jordan sued for 13/3/6 currency and 2238 lbs. tobacco.
      Surety: Thomas Higdon of Charles Co., planter.
      Result: Thomas Trueman Higdon admits that he owes the 13/3/6 currency and 2238 lbs. tobacco, and the court finds for Lothian & Jordan in those amounts, plus costs.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 31-2.

      Nov. 1762 - Thomas Contee & Co. vs. Thomas Trueman Higdon, of Charles Co., planter. (routine commercial case)
      Claim: In Aug. 1761, at Charles Co., Thomas Trueman Higdon was indebted to Thomas Contee & Co. for 1390 lbs. of crop tobacco and 12/11/3 1/2 currency for divers articles shown in an account produced in Court.
      Sureties: Thomas Higdon and Abraham Higdon, of Charles Co., planters.
      Result: Higdon admits that he owes the amounts sued for and the Court finds for the plaintiff in those amounts, plus costs.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 95-6.

      Nov. 1762 and Mar. 1763 - Robert Horner vs. Thomas T. Higdon. Case. NEJ. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, pp. 101 and 197.

      Aug. 1763 - Andrew Buchanan vs. Thomas T. Higdon. Damages. 1970 lbs. crop tobacco and 5 pounds currency. NEJ. [docket item only]
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Circuit Court, Liber M No. 3, p. 336.

      1778 - Trueman Higdon takes the Oath of Allegiance to Maryland in Prince George's Co. before the Hon. Fielder Bowie.
      Sources: (1) Peden, Henry C., Jr., "Revolutionary Patriots of Prince George's County, 1775-1783," p. 146, and (2) Brumbaugh, Gaius M., "Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, from Original Sources," Vol. 2, p. 304.

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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      Prince George's County, Maryland, Revolutionary Patriots Listings, Page 146

      HIGDON, Truman Took the Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. Fielder Bowie in 1778 [Ref: 0-304, W-4648 (Box 4, folder 15)].

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