Dorwin Higley

Last updated 18 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 7 Sep 1846 in , Licking County, Ohio, United States

Died: 21 Jun 1918 in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Father: Edwin Higley (1818 – ?)

Mother: Catharine ____ (1827 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1850-ps-oh-licking-liberty-318a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Licking County, Liberty Township, page 318A (stamped) or 635 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Licking > Liberty" image 1; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 703 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 39, dwelling 10

Comment: Source includes name (Dorwin Higley).

census-us-1860-ps-oh-licking-bennington-44: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Licking County, Bennington Township, page 45 (form), 322 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 November 2007) > "Ohio > Licking > Bennington" image 14; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803999]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 374

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> Higley). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes name (Dorwin Higley).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes name (Dorwin Higley).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 20, dwelling 34

Comment: Source includes name (Dorwin Higley).

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes name (Dorwin Higley). The name is somewhat sloppy.

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes name (Dorwin Higley).

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,
birth

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes date (Sep/1846), age (53), and location (Ohio). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1846 to 1 June 1847, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 20, dwelling 34

Comment: Source includes age (68) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 Mar 1915 gives a birth date range from 2 Mar 1846 to 1 Mar 1847.

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (September 7, 1846) and location (Licking County, Ohio). The text actually identifies the county as Licken. However, I could find no Licken County during Dorwins lifetime, after checking a map of Ohio counties from 1845, 1856, and following a sequence of county formation up to 1888 (all at mapgeeks.org/ohio). Therefore, the text is presumed to be an error and the county is actually Licking, the closest match I could find. (Lucas county is a potential candidate.)

census-us-1850-ps-oh-licking-liberty-318a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Licking County, Liberty Township, page 318A (stamped) or 635 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Licking > Liberty" image 1; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 703 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 39, dwelling 10

Comment: Source includes age (3) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1850 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1846 to 1 June 1847.

census-us-1860-ps-oh-licking-bennington-44: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Licking County, Bennington Township, page 45 (form), 322 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 November 2007) > "Ohio > Licking > Bennington" image 14; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803999]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 374

Comment: Source includes age (13) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 June 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1846 to 1 June 1847.

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

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,
death

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (June 21, 1918) and location (Atwood, Kansas).

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Arabell "Bill" Beals (1850 – ?)

Married: 3 Dec 1863 in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38,39, dwelling 154

Comment: Source identifies Arabell Higley as the wife of Dorwin Higley.

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8,9, dwelling 125

Comment: Source identifies Arabell Higley as the wife of Dorwin Higley and the number of years married (<conflict>) for both. See research notes for ether Dorwin or Arabelle for conflict details.

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (Dec 3, 1863) and location (Knoxville, Ill).

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Child: Samuel Edward Higley (1872 – 1907)

Child: Earl Higley (1874 – ?)

Child: Clara Higley (1878 – ?)

Child: Harry E. Higley (1882 – ?)

Child: Ray D. Higley (1884 – ?)

Child: Roy C. Higley (1890 – 1918)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Military Induction: (U.S. Army) 15 Jul 1863

Military Rank: (Private) 15 Jul 1863

Military Unit: (Company C, 129th Ohio Infantry) 15 Jul 1863

Military Discharge: (U.S. Army) 11 Jun 1865

Military Rank: (private) 11 Jun 1865

Military Unit: (Company C, 11th Ohio Infantry) 11 Jun 1865

Moved To Residence: 1883 at , Butler County, Nebraska, United States

Moved To Residence: 1885 at Mirage Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Cemetery: (Atwood Fairwood Cemetery) at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes location (Atwood [Fairview] cemetery [, Atwood, Kansas]).

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1863).

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes date (July 15/63) and implied induction into the U.S. Army. The 5 in the date is not clearly a 5, but that is the most reasonable interpretation.

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes date (July 15/63) and rank (P [private]). The 5 in the date is not clearly a 5, but that is the most reasonable interpretation.

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes date (July 15/63), company (C) and regiment (129 Ohio Inf). The 5 in the date is not clearly a 5, but that is the most reasonable interpretation.

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes date (June 11/65) and implied induction into the U.S. Army.

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes date (June 11/65) and rank (P [private]).

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes date (June 11/65), company (C), and regiment (11 Ohio Inf).

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1883).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1883) and location (Butler county, Nebr.).

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1775) and location (moved to Rawlins County, homesteading in Mirage township).

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes location (Atwood [Fairview] cemetery [, Atwood, Kansas]).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1850 at Liberty Township, Licking County, Ohio, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1860 at Bennington Township, Licking County, Ohio, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1880

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Maquon Township, Knox County, Illinois, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 31 Dec 1891

Residence: 31 Dec 1891 at Mirage Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (Sheriff of Rawlins County) 1899 at , Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Celia Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Residence: 12 May 1907 at Celia Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Mar 1915

Residence: 1 Mar 1915 at Celia Township, Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Occupation: (county treasurer) 1916 at , Rawlins County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1850-ps-oh-licking-liberty-318a: 1850 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Licking County, Liberty Township, page 318A (stamped) or 635 (penned); 1850 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 4 August 2018) > "Ohio > Licking > Liberty" image 1; citing “Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 703 (of 1009), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 39, dwelling 10

Comment: Source includes date (1 June 1850) and location (Liberty Township in the County of Licking, State of [Ohio]).

census-us-1860-ps-oh-licking-bennington-44: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Licking County, Bennington Township, page 45 (form), 322 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 November 2007) > "Ohio > Licking > Bennington" image 14; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803999]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 374

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and location (Bennington Township in the County of Licking, State of Ohio).

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 154

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Maquon Township, in the County of Knox, State of Illinois).

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes report date (31 Dec 1890) and occupation (Farmer).

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes report date (31 Dec 1890) and residence location (Mirage [Township, Rawlins County, Kansas]).

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes year (1899) of his election to the post (Sheriff of Rawlins County). The location is implied in the post title.

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Farmer).

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 125

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Celia Township, County: Rawlins, State: Kansas).

obituary-samuel-higley-1907: Obituary for Sam Higley (1907); “Sam Higley Killed,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 Feb 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Republican Citizen > 1907 > 05 > 16” page 1; citing “The Republican Citizen (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 16 May 1907 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (12 May 1907) and location (Celia township [, Kansas]).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 20, dwelling 34

Comment: Source includes offical census date (1 Mar 1915) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 20, dwelling 34

Comment: Source includes offical census date (1 Mar 1915) and location (Celia, Rawlins County, Kansas).

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

Comment: Source includes date (fall of 1916), occupation (County Treasurer) and location (Rawlins County).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Dorwin enlisted for a six-month service during the American Civil War. At the end of this period he re-enlisted and served for the remainder of the war. One of the campaigns in which his unit engaged was Sherman's "march to the sea." [obituary-dorwin-higley-1918]

He maintained a home library of some 20 volumes. [census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5]

Although ailing for some time, the condition was not thought serious, and Dorwin was attending to his duties as county treasurer the day before his death, which occurred in the early morning at around 3:00am. [obituary-dorwin-higley-1918]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

census-us-ks-1915-s1-rawlins-celia-5: 1915 Kansas State Census, schedule 1, Rawlins County, Celia Township, page 5; Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 13 May 2007) > "1915 > Rawlins > Celia" images 9–11; citing “1915 Kansas State Census, Microfilm reel K-191 (of 271), Kansas State Historical Society” [Each census “page” consists of four book pages, A through D.]

Additional detail for reference: Line 20, dwelling 34

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses 7 Sep 1846. Using his age (34) on the official 1880 census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1845 to 1 June 1846. (This conflict goes away if this page's enumeration date of 9 June 1880 was incorrectly used instead of the official census date.) [census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17]

Birth Date: This database uses 7 Sep 1846. The Q4 1890 muster roll for the Grand Army of the Republic [a fraternal organization created exclusively for honorably discharged Union veterans of the American Civil War; it had over 400,000 members at its height] uses an age that is unclear. Obvious interpretive choices are 42 and 49, both of which would be in conflict. The age that would not be in conflict is 44 but this seems an unlikely value. [misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890]

Marriage Date: This database uses 3 Dec 1863. The 1900 U.S. Census gives the number of years (32) of marriage, which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1900, gives a marriage date range from 2 Jun 1867 to 1 Jun 1868. [census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Dorwin. The 1860 U.S. Census uses Darwin. [census-us-1860-ps-oh-licking-bennington-44]

FOLLOWUP

According to his obituary, Dorwin moved from Ohio to Iowa in 1866, but then says "where he lived moving to Knox" which makes no sense. It may be that he lived in Iowa before moving to Knox County Illinois, or it may be improperly inserted text and he never moved to Iowa..After Knox County, he again moved, this time to Nebraska in 1883. The move to Knox County may have set the stage for him meeting and marrying Arabell in 1883, or he may have moved after meeting her. [obituary-dorwin-higley-1918]

In 1902, Dorwin was appointed by the "Federal Government Townsite Commissioner of the Cherokee Nation in the Indian Terrirory..." I'm not quite able to decipher this. It looks like his title was "Townsite Commissioner of the Cherokee Nation" but I can't find what that means. During this 3-year appontment, he was apparently living in Indian Territory (eastern portion of the Oklahoma Territory, I thnk) and afterwards returned to Rawlins County. [obituary-dorwin-higley-1918]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1860-ps-oh-licking-bennington-44: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Ohio, Licking County, Bennington Township, page 45 (form), 322 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 16 November 2007) > "Ohio > Licking > Bennington" image 14; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803999]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 374

census-us-1880-ps-il-knox-143-17: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Knox County, Maquon Township, enumeration district 143, page 17 (form/penned) or 274A (stamped); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Illinois > Knox > Maquon > 143" image 17; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 220 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 38, dwelling 154

census-us-1900-ps-ks-rawlins-134-6a: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Rawlins County, Celia Township, enumeration district 134, sheet 6A (form/penned) or page 319A (stamped); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Kansas > Rawlins > Celia > District 0134" image 5; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240496]

Additional detail for reference: Line 8,9, dwelling 125

misc-gar-muster-roll-post-233-q4-1890: GAR Adjutant’s Report and Muster Roll for McConnell Post No. 233, Quarter ending 31 Dec 1890; Kansas, U.S., Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021) > “Blakeman > McConnell Post #233 (1889-1892)”, images 18-19; citing “Kansas Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1943, Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Historical Society; Loose paper, 104 boxes”

Additional detail for reference: Entry 11

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

obituary-dorwin-higley-1918: Obituary for Dorwin Higley (1918); “Obituary,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 Mar 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Atwood > The Square Deal > 1918 > 06 > 27" page 1; citing “The Square Deal (Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas), 27 Jun 1918 (Thursday), page 1, column 1”

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