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Aaron Lewis Higginbotham[1]

Male 1826 - 1906  (79 years)


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  • Name Aaron Lewis Higginbotham 
    Born 31 Dec 1826  Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 1906  Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 10 Feb 1906  Mount Pleasant,Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2193956560  Earnest
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2009 

    Father Absalom Higginbotham,   b. 2 May 1781, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1866, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary C. Sandidge,   b. 26 Aug 1789, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1871, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1806  Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
    Family ID F2616351605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Ann Sandidge,   b. 1836, Amherst County,Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1860  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1856  Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
    Children 
     1. Ida Loving Higginbotham,   b. Abt 1858, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Nathaniel Higginbotham,   b. 7 May 1860, Lynchburg,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1925, Waukegan,Lake County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F2616351616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Josephine Temperance Patterson,   b. 23 Nov 1860,   d. 16 Feb 1924, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1885  Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • _STATMARRIED
    Children 
     1. William Myers Higginbotham
     2. Grover Jay Higginbotham,   b. 4 Nov 1888, Buena Vista,Rockbridge County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1954  (Age 65 years)
     3. Rufus Aaron Higginbotham,   b. 20 May 1890, Buena Vista,Rockbridge County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1947, Buena Vista,Rockbridge County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Mary Pearl Higginbotham,   b. 12 Feb 1893, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1977, Tyro,Nelson County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F2616351617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Per Constance Bonnette.
      Occupation: Farmer
      Residence: Mount Pleasant, Amherst County, Virginia
      Note.
      REFN 29
      Aaron served in Company I, 19th Virginia Infantry of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. He was wounded at Seven Pines in June 1862. Aaron L. Higginbotham was probably wounded asecond time. In the Richmond, Virginia Chimborazo Hospital Surgical Record for May 1874, the name of Aaron L. Higginbotham is listed. His age is given as 37, and his rank is that of private in the 19th Regiment, Company I. His occupation is listed as a farmer. The nature of his wound is described as "V. S. face, fract mala & submaxillary right side." (Frank S. Johns and Anne Page Johns, "Chimborazo Hospital and JB McCaw, Surgeon-in-chief, "THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE of History and Biography, Vol 62, No 2 [April 1954], figure 4, opposite page 195.)
      Aaron Lewis Higginbotham Will 01/18/1906
      Transcribed by William Morris Higginbotham
      Misterhigg@aol.com
      Charleston, West Virginia
      06/09/2000
      Amherst County, Virginia Will Book 24 Pages 60-61
      I, Aaron L. Higginbotham, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and realizing that my bodily condition is suchthat it is wisest for me to express my wishes and purposes concerning the estate hereinafter set forth, do make this my last will and testament, revoking anyother that may have been made by me. I first set forth that under my father'swill (Absalom Higginbotham, Sr.) the two tracts of land I now hold consisting of about 111 3/4 and 87 3/4 acres, respectively were devised in trust for the benefit and support of myself and family, with right to distribute among my family as I by writing in the nature of a last will appoint at the time of my death.
      Then also came to me subject to the same conditions of my father's will a trust fund from the sale of the dower tract wich first passed into Jas, Higginbotham's hands as Trustee, then into the hands of Taylor Berry as Trustee, then into the hands of W. B. Rucker as Trustee, whose said fund with some accumulated interest has been since 1885. The re also came to me from 1885 to 1900, subject to same conditions of my father's will, a trust fund from the sale of my brother Absalom Higginbotham's Junior land and from a trust fund for his benefit, which land money and trust fund was paid into the hands of my present Trustee, W. B. Rucker, or rather my portion thereof was so paid, where it has been with some of the accumulated interest during that period.
      I have in addition to the above estates and interests some personal property, of no great value, consisting of household and kitchen furniture &c cow, calf &c, farming implements and some crop %c, which personal property is all I possess of any kind of property whatsoever. Having set forth then what my relation is to my estate, and what that estate is, I now will and devise.
      lst: That all my debts be paid includingmy funeral expenses and costs of administration.
      2nd: Whatever personal property there may be belonging to me at the time of my death I will and bequeath to my wife for her sole use and benefit during her life and at her death to go to her four children, namely Grover Jay, Rufus Aaron, Maary Pearl and Wm. Myers.
      3rd: I will and devise to my wife Josephine T. Higginbotham, during her lifeand no longer, for the use of herself and four children above named, the two tracts of land namely, 111 3/4 and 78 3/4 acres, also allotted to me in the division of my father's estate under his will, and after the death of my said wife to go to our four children, Grover J., Rufus A., Mary Pearl and Wm. M, equally in fee simple, and in the event of the death of any of said four children, the share or shares of the child or children dying to be equally divided among or go to the heirs or heir of the deceased.
      4thly: There now remains for disposition by will the two trust funds which I have mentioned above, namely, the one from sale of dower tract of my mother, and the one

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