Born: 1787 New Hampshire
Flourished: 1838-1850 Springfield, Illinois
Higby was the collector and assessor of the city of Springfield in the late 1830s, and he was an unsuccessful candidate for that office in 1849. In 1850, he lived in Springfield with his wife Eveline and owned $700 in real property. He was a frequent juror in the Sangamon County Circuit Court in Springfield.
U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 118; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 8 April 1837, 3:1; 12 April 1839, 3:4; 3 May 1839, 3:2; 27 November 1840, 2:2; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 17 April 1849, 3:1; For cases where Higby served as a juror, search "Higby, Lemuel," Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org.