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Alexander Middleton Higginbotham[1]

Male 1788 - 1870  (82 years)


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  • Name Alexander Middleton Higginbotham 
    Born 1788  Elbert County,Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1870  Fannin County,Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2193960315  Earnest
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2009 

    Father William H. Higginbotham,   b. 1761, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Shannonville,Hardin County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Dudley Sandidge,   b. Abt 1765, Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, Hardin County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Bef Oct 1784  Amherst County,Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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    Family ID F2616352742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Amy S. Hale 
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    Children 
     1. William Hale Higginbotham,   b. 2 Oct 1839, Iowa County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1898, Deadwood,South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. John Alexander Higginbotham,   b. 7 Mar 1842, Lafayette County,Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1883, Near Kansas City,Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Family ID F2616352756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Unknown, Unknown 
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    Children 
     1. Martha J. Higginbotham
    +2. Elizabeth Higginbotham,   d. Bef 4 Jun 1846, Mills Township,Bond County,Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Levice (Nancy?) Higginbotham
    +4. Larkin Higginbotham,   b. 1814, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Alexander Madison Higginbotham,   b. 1815, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Cass County,Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +6. Mahala Higginbotham,   b. 27 Dec 1818, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Tiriza Ann Higginbotham,   b. 27 Dec 1818, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2616352757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Unknown 
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    Family ID F2616352758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Per Earl Higginbotham.


      Alexander? Middleton Higginbotham, believed to be a son of William and Dolly (Sandidge) was born in Elbert County, Teorgis? ca 1788. We find one Middleton living in Dickson County, Tennessee in 1820 with a large family. We also find a reference dated August 2, 1813 to one "Captain Alexander Higginbotham" in the Hickman County, Tennessee militia, 36th Regiment. Circumstantial evidence strongly supports my belief that "Middleton" and "Alexander" were one in the same person. On the other hand, there is a very remote possibility that Middleton and Alexander wre brothers, either twins or near the same age. The earliest known Higginbothams to live in the above mentioned counties in Middle Tennessee were the family of William and Dolly, which is the primary basis for my conclusion about Middleton's family. Also note that Middleton had a son names "Alexander Madison Higginbotham" in Illinois.

      In 1830 we find Middleton Higginbotham living in Bond County, Illinois, where his first wife apparently died. Some of their children may have died young, but those who lived to maturity grew up and married in Bond County. Members of this family later moved to Menard County, Illinois whre court records identify several brothers and sisters who moved there from Bond County. (See DAR Magazine #59 - January/December, 1925). Middleton apparently married a second time, to Mary ? and they probably had other children. He left Bond county before 1840, apparently leaving a young wife and children behind. However, the "Mary Higginbotham" wholived there might have been the widow of a deceased son of Middleton, whose name is not known. We find what appears to be Mary's second marriage to one Robert Gaston in Bond County on October 2, 1845.

      In 1840 we find "Alexander Higginbotham" living in Iowa County, Wisconsin, and by 1850 he lived in Lafayette County, Wisconsin with a young wife named Amy, and two young sons. Also living in his household is his brother "Caleb" and a nephew named "Green Higginbotham", who was probably Caleb's son. There is little doubt that Alexander and Calebare the sons of William and Dolly Higginbotham of Perry County, Tennessee.

      In his old age Middleton moved to Fannin County, Texas with his youngest son John Alexander Higginbotham, where he died in 1870.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1132440071] Nichols, Helen Nichols Murphy Battleson.