We have never met but your mother was Aunt Mattie and I met her when I was a little girl. Pinkem Higgins was my Great-great grandfather. His father was John Higgins who was married to Sally Sparks born in NC.
His wife Mary Jane Whitt born in either Va or NC her parents Grandpa Whitt and a Betty Whitt who was his second wife.
Please contact me at Nekomidori@yahoo.com
I have been trying to find info on this side of my tree for a while now and glad to find you. Carrie Higgins(Mattie and Pearl's sister) is the grandmother to a woman named Benita Cypers. She has a website with the Higgins and Whitt side in it. Really great site. www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/6793
-your not so distant cousin Nicole