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  • Helen Allison Obit

  • Eugene Smith Obit

  • John A. Higdon Obit

  • Request about William Higdon of GA

  • 2012 Higdon Family Meeting

  • Wade Higdon Obit

  • Patricia Keene Obit

  • Steve W. Higdon Obit

  • Judy Higdon Gray Request

  • Higdon Siblings Pictures Found

    MARCH 31, 2015
    Deadline for
    HFA Scholarship


    Calling all Genealogists and Higdons, fun, family and knowledge await!
    HFA President Karen Nave Fickes has made a smooth recovery and landing with her plans for our annual meeting. Even with the "Houston we have a problem" of having to find a new venue for the meeting, she came through with flying colors. The Hampton Inn near Dulles Airport was a good place to stay and was near almost any freeway you would need to get somewhere.

    Higdons swooped into the Hampton Inn Suites in Sterling VA, via car, plane and shuttle. More later with photos.

    Other Sites To See

    National Air Museum Dulles

    The Kennedy Center

    The National Botonical Garden

    The National Museum
    of the American Indian

    The United States
    Holocaust Memorial Museum

    George Washington's
    Mount Vernon

    National Mall in Washington, D.C

    The United States Capitol
    Historical Society

    The National Gallery of Art

    The Arlington National Cemetery

    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    The Lincoln Memorial

    The Korean War Veterans Memorial

    The DAR Headquarters

    The Smithsonian Museum

    You might consider adding a couple days at the beginning, end or both of the meeting, so you can visit some of the prime genealogy repositories. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the Library of Congress (LOC) are all located in Washington, D.C. and records in their facilities are viewable by researchers. Check out to find out how to examine real military pensions, census papers, military service records, etc.


    Group Name:Higdon Family Association
    Group Code:HFA
    Hotel Name:Hampton Inn & Suites Washington-Dulles International Airport
    Hotel Address:22700 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, Virginia, 20166
    Phone Number:703-537-7800

    2014 HFA Registration Form (Adobe PDF format)


    2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

    William R. "Bill" Higdon, of Moon, Virginia, is pleased to announce this year's winners of the Higdon Family Association scholarship award. Amber Smith and Leah Wood, last year's recipients, have done very well in their college studies and will receive the award again for the next academic year. Leah is completing her freshman year at Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia, hopein gto pursue a bachelor's degree in English with a business/public policy minor. This spring Amber will finish her sophmore year at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She plans to transfer to the University of Louisville School of Nursing in the fall to prepare for a career in nursing.

    Leah is the daughter of Keith and Teresa Wood, of Andrews, NOrth Carolina and the granddaughter of HFA member Eva Higdon Wood, who recommended her for the award. Amber is the daughter of Douglas and Mary Smith, of Leitchfield, Kentucky and the granddaughter of HFA member Eugene Smith who recommended her.

    Both young women were also recommended enthusiastically by their professors and others who know them. As well as excelling in their college courses, both participate in extracurricular activities. Leah was employed in the College's costume shop, where she assisted with theatrical productions. Amber workedwith at risk youth at the clarkson, Kentucky Resource Center and as a Student Ambassador at ECTC to help mentor students, conduct campus tours, and perform other service projects. The Higdon Family Association congraulates them on their achievements.

    Serving on the scholarship committee with Bill Higdon are Charles P. Higdon, of CLinton, Tennessee, and Sally Higdon Swain, of Lebanon, Tennessee. For further details about the Higdon Scholarship program, visit the HFA scholarship page.

    2013 Scholarship Winners

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