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Family Bible of
Solomon & Smithy HUGGINS

Contributed by: Jo Church Dickerson, December 1997


     SOLOMON HUGGINS BIBLE RECORD

     Bible is in possession of Solomon's descendant, Norman Huggins.
     Bible is in fair condition, several pages being loose in front, and
     pages somewhat frayed. Copied by jcd October, 1994.  
     (Parenthetical notes by jcd.)

     "The Old Testament published by N. Bangs & J. Emory for the M. E.
     Conference Office. 14 Crosby Street."  No city. No date of
     printing given.

     "Solomon Huggins" written inside front cover and inside back cover
     in a fine old hand. Oldest entries made by same hand. Newer entries
     made in a distinctly different, less refined hand.

     FAMILY RECORD
     Solomon Huggins was born 17 Jan 1801
     Smithy Huggins, wife of Solomon, was born 3 Dec 1807

     TO THEM WERE BORN -
     Mary Ann  born 5 Oct 1829
     Mourning Carolina  born 20 Aug 1831
     Nancy born 27 Oct 1835
     Clarissa  born 12 Aug 1837
     John  born 24 Aug 1839
     Ann Eliza  born 22 Jun 1843
    
     (next entry is at top of next page and in same hand)
     John E. Holmes  born 19 Oct 1839  (He remains unidentified. -jcd)
     
     (next entry is one space down from above and in different hand)
     John Lawton Huggins  born 7 May 1897
     Essie Leola Huggins  born 23 Aug 1907
     Elma Gertrude Huggins  born 8 Nov 1905
     Paul Malcolm Huggins  born 29 Nov 1909
   
     (in a new column)
     Solomon Huggins was maried (sic) to
          Susan C. Altman  25 Oct 1860
     Susan C. Altman, 
          wife of Solomon Huggins was born 13 Sep 1845

     TO THEM WAS BORN
     Solomon Siscero  born 29 Dec 1862? (last 2 digits written over)
     Anor Culbreth Huggins  born 19 Jul 1869
     Minnie B. Huggins  born 1 Nov 1882

     DEATHS
     Smithy Huggins  died 1 Jun 1857
     John B. Huggins  died 6 Jul 1857
     Ann E. Huggins  died 17 Jan 1864
     Solomon Huggins  died 29 Nov 1875
     Ciscero McMillan Huggins  died 15 Aug 1922
     Susan C. Huggins  died 6 Mar 1923

     Solomon Huggins & Smithy was married 29 Nov 1828

     END OF SOLOMON HUGGINS BIBLE RECORD
     THE FOLLOWING ITEMS were found by Norman Huggins written in the
     same old hand that appears to have been that of Solomon Huggins, on
     loose papers folded inside the Bible.

     I have almost gained my heavenly home
        my spirit loudly sings
     The holy ones behold they come
        I hear the nois of wings

     I bear my longing hart to the
        who bled & died for me
     Whose blood now clenses from all sin
        And gives me victory  (sic)

     REMEDY FOR DROPSY
     1 pr molasses
     1 Table Spoon burnt co(ffee?)
     1 Table Spoon pul(verised?) ginger
     1 Table Spoon sulpher
     1 Table Spoon lime
     DIRECTIONS
     Take 1 T(ea?)spoon full 3 times day
     before meals for 6 days then
     1-2/s one week/3rd wk one  4th week
     1/2 spoon full

     CURE FOR DROPSY
     One ha(n?)d full of cedar seed
     One of Mulein
     One of dogwood root
     2 quarts and a pint of warter boil down to
     one quart add one gill of whiskey
     Dose - one wineglass kight and morning  (sic)
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A comparison of dates given in "Rev. Simeon Campbell's Diary" shows this
Solomon's dates are the same as those Rev. Campbell gave for Solomon Huggins,
son of John Huggins of Huggins' Bridge, and his wife Nancy Campbell.

Jo



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