Higbee, Chauncey Lawson (1821-1884), legislator, jurist; born at Tate, Clermont County, Ohio, where he was also educated. Living at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, during his Mormon years. He was accused of immorality at Nauvoo, joined with opponents of Joseph Smith, and was excommunicated. He later continued the study of law and was admitted to the bar in Pittsfield, Pike County. Married Julia M. White, 1854. Elected to the Illinois general assembly, 1854, and in 1858 to the state senate. In 1861, while serving in the senate, he was elected circuit judge and continued as such until his death. Appointed in 1877 a member of the appellate court. President of First National Bank. Died at Pittsfield.
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