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Aaron Higginbotham[1]

Male 1778 - 1879  (101 years)


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  • Name Aaron Higginbotham 
    Born 10 May 1778  Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1879  Higginbotham Cemetery,Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 13 Aug 1879  Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2193956136  Earnest
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2009 

    Father Samuel Higginbotham,   b. 1745, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1832, Elbert County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Jane Satterwhite,   b. 1750, Caroline County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Elbert County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1768  Essex County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
      Marriage date also listed as ABT 1769 Albemarle County, Virginia.
    Family ID F2616351514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Allen 
    Married Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
    Family ID F2616351570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Christian,   b. Abt 1785 
    Married 1810 
    Notes 
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    Children 
     1. Samuel E. Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1811, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Houston Higginbotham,   b. 9 Jul 1812, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896  (Age 83 years)
    +3. James Madison Higginbotham,   b. 24 Aug 1814, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1903  (Age 89 years)
     4. Frances Higginbotham,   b. 23 Nov 1817
    +5. Fanny Higginbotham,   b. 23 Nov 1817, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1866  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F2616351571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Elizabeth Metts,   b. Abt 1783, Tennessee Or North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1870, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 1811 
    Notes 
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    Children 
     1. Thomas Higginbotham
     2. Andrew Higginbotham
     3. Lawson Higginbotham
    +4. Samuel E. Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1811, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1886, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +5. John M. Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1812, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +6. Horslie M. Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1813, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +7. James W. Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1814, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     8. Mary B. Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1823, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. H. B. Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1825, Warren County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Henry Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1830, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2616351569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Mary Brooks,   b. 1786, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1817 
    Notes 
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    Children 
     1. Jackson Higginbotham
    Family ID F2616351568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Resodemce: 1800 Moved to Warren County, Tennessee.
      There was no tombstone.
      Per Constance Bonnette.
      REFN: 2283
      "Moved to Georgia as a boy where he arried (perhaps the second time) Mary Allen. We find records of this Aaron in Bledsoeand Waarren Counties, Tennessee where he was a surveyor and owned land prior to 1810. They lived in Warren County, Tennessee near McMinnville where they raised a large family and spent the remainder of their lives. Several of the sonsand grandsons fought, some died, for the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Higginbotham descendants of this old couple represents a major branch of our Higginbotham family to this day.
      The Cumberland Cave, second largest in America, ! known as Higginbotham Cave for many years--was discovered by Aaron Higginbotham in 1819. It is now a well known tourist attraction, although it's most beautiful feature is not open to the public--a 15 foot pure white stalagmite, its surface embedded with diamond-like crystals, and judged to be among the most beautiful in the world.
      The legend is that Aaro himself was the firstto venture into the cave alone where he was trapped on a high ledge in total darkness after his torch went out. Three dys later, he was miraculously found safe and sound, but his hair had turned white as snow."
      Higginbotham Descendants of Moses and Frances (Kyle) Higginbotham, by Earl & Nena Higginbotham, pg 21.
      Aaron and Elizabeth (Christian) Higginbotham had seven children. Three are unknown.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1132440065] A Roots and Wings: Founding Florida Pioneers & Their Descendants", Constance Bonnette.