I have not found a source for this person. Here is what I know. 1) The 1900 census for Dock and Mary Higgins indicates they were married in 1867. This same census indicates that Mary has given birth to eleven children and as of 1900, all eleven are still living. Children shown are Robert, Josiah, Linnie and Walter. Josiah, Linnie and Walter are young enough for this to be their first census. 2) The 1870 Census shows children Rosa and Babe. Babe is shown as two months old and female. 3) The 1880 census shows 6 children. They are Rosette, Willie, Robert, Bailey, Andrew and Henry. Rosette is the only girl. Willie is a boy but the birth date matches close enough to the 1870 census for a match.
James could be real but something is wrong. The 1868 birth date is not supported by census data. I am missing a couple children most probably from early 1880's birth dates. James could be one of the missing in census data.
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