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John Oldham HIGHTOWER and Sarah Jane PARKER

Husband: John Oldham Hightower

LifeNotes: Called "Oldham". Not named in his father's will. At the time (1794) he was living in Washington County, TN.

Born: 17 September 1744, probably in Brunswick County, VA (Bible Records of Oldham Hightower); Married: 1763; Died: October 24, 1823 Hickory Flat Plan, near Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL (thanks to Tegwin Matenaur)
Parents: Austin or Augustine Hightower and Jane Oldham

Wife: Sarah Jane Parker

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William HIGHTOWER and Amelia FARR

Husband: William Hightower

LifeNotes: Moved to NC; had property. Moved to GA; had property. Moved to Autauga Co., AL; had property.

Born: July 25, 1746 Brunswick Co, VA; Married: 1766; Died: 1832 Autauga Co., AL
Parents: Austin or Augustine Hightower and Jane Oldham

Wife: Amelia "Milly" Onslow Farr

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Born: ; Married: 1766; Died: May 1833 Autauga Co., AL
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  • Charnel Hightower, born 1774. Married 1800 to Susannah Hudson. Their child: William T. Hightower (b. 1805; m. Royzamond Anderson Lloyd in 1828; d. 1845). Charnel Hightower died 1829 Autauga Co., AL.
  • Reuben Hightower. See his page. Married 1st-Temperance "Tempey" House on 25 Jan 1812 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Their children were: William Jackson Hightower (b. 1820 per Pontotoc Co., MS census for 1860; m. Jane Williams on 1 Apr 1838 in Autauga Co., AL; may have been in Monroe Co., AL in 1840, and was in Ponototoc Co., MS by 1850; m. 2nd-Amelia Whitley; m. 3rd-Ellen Stuart?), Harriet Hightower (b. about 1818; m. James J. Hightower on Dec. 27, 1836, Autauga Co., AL, marriage bond signed by James J. Hightower and Miles G. Turner), Milly Hightower, Anthony Hightower, Eliza Hightower (m. L. B. Hall), Married 2nd- Rebecca ?. Last two children may be hers.-- Emeline Hightower (m. Elias Taylor), George W. Hightower.
  • Mar. 9, 1841 Autauga Co., AL Special Orphans Court, Estate of Reuben Hightower, Administrator Wm. Aldridge, final settlement and distribution names heirs including Harriett Hightower. Reuben's widow was at that time Rebecca - apparently Tempy had died and Reuben remarried: Estate of Reuben Hightower, Administrator William Aldridge, Final settlement & distribution of $3,808 to wife Rebecca, $761.77 & equal shares of $507.84 to each of the 6 children.


    John HIGHTOWER and Sarah DODSON

    Husband: John Hightower

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    Born: ca 1748-9
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    Died: ca 1798
    Parents: Austin or Augustine Hightower and Jane Oldham

    Wife: Sarah Dodson

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    Austin HIGHTOWER and Kezziah ?

    Husband: Austin Hightower

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    Born: ca1750; Married: ; Died: after 1804 Christian ? Co., KY
    Parents: Austin or Augustine Hightower and Jane Oldham

    Wife: Kezziah

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    Sterling HIGHTOWER and Bathsheeba (Sally) DAVIS

    Husband: Sterling Hightower

    LifeNotes: Sterling, next to his youngest son, as an executor, therefore, was of legal age when his father prepared his will, Sterling's birthdate is placed at about1761

    In 1785, Edgefield District, SC, Court: Fields Pardue vs. Sterling Hightower.

    In 1793, March 23, Elbert Co., GA, Martha Hightower of Elbert County, GA deeds to one, John Hightower of Buncombe County, NC, one slave. Sterling Hightower witness. (Note: It was apparent that Sterling moving around with Oldham Hightower had his mother, Martha, with him and it is believed that he was single up until this time.

    Some reports say that Sterling attended Oxford University and graduated prior to 1793 and that he did extensive educational work among the Indians and the uneducated white people of the Colonies, but it cannot be substantiated.

    Sterling Hightower made entry of land 640 acres, Buncombe County, NC on August 15, 1793 on French Broad River, two miles above the painted rock. (Grant was never made).

    August 15, 1793, Sterling Hightower made another entry for 640 acres adjoining his prior entry. Survey ordered March 10,1794. Grant was never made.

    November 16,1796. Pendleton District, SC. Deed. John McCosky to James Hagood 137 acres, George's Creek, Soluda River. Sterling Hightower, witness.

    May 28, 1796. Pentleton District, SC. Deed. Howell Dowdy to George Willson 100 acres Dowdyls Creek. Soluda River. Sterling Hightower, witness, 1798 Chatham County, NC.

    Sterling Hightower of Elbert County GA, petitions the court for the original Will of Austin Hightower, his father.

    1800 Federal Census Pentleton District, SC. Sterling Hightower.
    1 white male, 16-26
    1 white female 16-26
    1 white female - 10
    (Note: This is the first record we have that Sterling Hightower is married and there is one child of this union-- a daughter.)

    In 1803, and earlier, it has been established that Sterling Hightower and his family were living in Walton County, GA (now Transylvania County, NC). There was a dispute between North Carolina and Georgia over the establishment of the County of Walton, Georgia in 1803 and Walton County was represented in the legislature for all of its turbulent career by only three men in the Senate from 1804 to 1811. Sterling Hightower represented the County in 1808. He was seated as State Senator 7 November 1808, unseated 11 November 1808 and re-seated 9 December 1808.

    Born: ca1761; Married: Died: ca 1830, Lincoln Co., TN
    Parents: Austin or Augustine Hightower and probably Martha Clack

    Wife: Bathsheeba (Sally) Davis

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    Anna or Amelia HIGHTOWER and her husbands George HAYGOOD and Jonah SCOGGINS

    Note: doubt cast on this person's id

    Wife: Anna or Amelia Hightower

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    Born: 10 June 1765, (Orange Co.?) NC
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    Parents Austin or Augustine Hightower and Martha Clack

    1st-Husband: George Haygood

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    2nd-Husband: Jonah Scoggins

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    Married: c.1789
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    Reuben HIGHTOWER and his wives Temperance HOUSE and Rebecca ?

    Husband: Reuben Hightower

    LifeNotes: Mar. 9, 1841 Autauga Co., AL Special Orphans Court, Estate of Reuben Hightower, Administrator Wm. Aldridge, final settlement and distribution names heirs including Harriett Hightower. Reuben's widow was at that time Rebecca - apparently Tempy had died and Reuben remarried:

    Estate of Reuben Hightower, Administrator William Aldridge, Final settlement & distribution of $3,808 to wife Rebecca, $761.77 & equal shares of $507.84 to each of the 6 children. There is a guardianship for Emeline Amanda Hightower, and George W. Hightower, children of Reuben.

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    Married: 25 Jan 1812 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.
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    Parents: William Hightower and Amelia Farr

    1st-Wife: Temperance "Tempey" House

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    2nd-Wife: Rebecca ?

    LifeNotes: When Reuben's estate is settled, it says " Rebecca Hightower, widow of deceased". There is a guardianship for Emeline Amanda Hightower, and George W. Hightower, children of Reuben. Last two children probably hers.

    Family is shown living in Conecuh Co., AL in 1850 census and 1860 census with the father missing.

    1850 Federal census for Conecuh Co. from Steve Martonak's site:
    District: County: Conecuh State: AL
    Date: 14 Nov 1850 Ass't Marshall: A E Jackson
    Dwelling No: 687 Family No: 687 (printed) Page No: 378
    HIGHTOWER Rebecca 37 F GA
    HIGHTOWER Emeline 21 F AL
    HIGHTOWER George 16 M Laborer AL
    Neighbors: Scott, Ross, Ross, Butler, Norwood, House, Beddingfula, Ivey, Ivey, Downs

    1860 Federal census for Conecuh Co. from Steve Martonak's site:
    (written) Page No: 96 Township: County: Conecuh State: AL
    Date: 26 Jun 1860 Ass't Marshall: R R Stallworth
    Post Office: BETTVILLE Dwelling No: 689 Family No: 669 (printed) Page No: 96
    HIGHTOWER Rebecca 58 F GA X
    HIGHTOWER George
    25 M Farmer 950 400 AL X
    HIGHTOWER
    Sarah A 2 F AL
    HIGHTOWER
    Frank 1 M AL
    Neighbors: Watts, Betts, Satter, Douglass, Taylor, Andrews, Green, Satter, Beddingfield, Gully

    Living next door to Rebecca ? Hightower in 1860 are George House, age 30, born GA and Elizabeth House, age 60, born GA. In that household is James Williams, age 70, born GA.

    Born: 1813 GA per census; Married: ; Died:
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