Hightower Family Genealogical Database

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  • ID: I12499
  • Reference Number: 12499
  • Name: Raleigh Hightower
  • Given Name: Raleigh
  • Surname: Hightower 1
  • Name: Rolly Hightower
  • Given Name: Rolly
  • Surname: Hightower 2 1
  • Name: Roll Hightower
  • Given Name: Roll
  • Surname: Hightower 1
  • Name: Rollie Hightower
  • Given Name: Rollie
  • Surname: Hightower 3
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 28 JAN 2015
  • Birth: 11 DEC 1830 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA 4
  • Note: Grave marker shows birth date as 18 December 1822 5 3 6 7 2 1
  • Census: 19 JUL 1860 Henderson County, Texas, USA 8
  • Note:
    Roll: M653_1297
    Beat 2
    Written Page No. 28
    Dwelling No. 191
    Family No. 175
    Lines 34 through 38

    Roley Hightower, 29, famer, born in Mississippi
    Lutha J. Hightower, 23, domestic, born in Alabama
    Sarah F. Hightower, 5, born in Mississippi
    Lutha E. Hightower, 4, born in Mississippi
    Wm. A. Hightower, 2, born in Mississippi
    1
  • Event: Milit-Beg MAR 1862 Confederate States Army, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, USA
  • Note: War Between the States, Private, served first in Whitfield's Legion, Co. F, for six months. Transferred to Co. A, Gould's 17th Texas Regiment, Cavalry for about two and one-half years. 9
  • Note: Texas State Archives, Austin, Texas, Soldier's Application For A Pension, File #29499, filed 13 October 1914, awarded 1 December 1914 1
  • Event: Milit-End MAY 1865 Evergreen, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA 1
  • Census: 1870 Navarro County, Texas, USA 10
  • Note:
    Roll: M593_1600
    Beat 5
    Written Page No. 51
    Stamped Page No. 112
    Day and Month of Enumeration Not Stated
    Dwelling No. 333
    Family No. 333
    Lines 11 through 17

    Hightower, R., 48, farmer, born in Louisiana
    Hightower, Jane, 40, born in Mississippi
    Hightower, Ellen, 14, born in Mississippi
    Hightower, Wm., 12, born in Mississippi
    Hightower, L., 10, born in Mississippi
    Hightower, R., 6, born in Mississippi
    Hightower, Dick, 5, born in Mississippi
    1
  • Census: 11 JUN 1880 Navarro County, Texas, USA 11
  • Note:
    Roll: T9_1321
    Written Page No. 30-A
    Stamped Page No. 444
    Enumeration District No. 135
    Dwelling No. 224
    Family No. 224
    Lines 39 through 46

    Hightower, R., 50, stock raiser, born in Mississippi
    Hightower, L. Jane, 47, wife, keeping house, born in Alabama
    Hightower, Elen, 22, daughter, keeping house, born in Texas
    Hightower, Wm., 20, son, farmer, born in Texas
    Hightower, Lida, 18, daughter, keeping house, born in Texas
    Hightower, Raleigh, 14, son, born in Texas
    Hightower, Richard, 12, son, born in Texas
    Cox, Henry, 23, son, born in Texas (note: it appears that the designation as "son" in an error)
    1
  • Census: 18 JUN 1900 Navarro County, Texas, USA 12
  • Note:
    Roll: T623_1662
    Justice Precinct No. 5
    Written Sheet No. 21-A
    Stamped Page No. 140
    Enumeration District No. 106
    Dwelling No. 362
    Family No. 366
    Lines 41 through 43

    Hightower, Rollie, head, December 1832, 67, married 44 years, born in Mississippi, landlord
    Hightower, Jane, wife, July 1835, 64, married 44 years, 9 children born with 4 living, born in Alabama
    Hightower, Ellen, daughter, January 1859, 41, born in Mississippi
    1
  • Note:


    Photograph of Raleigh Hightower made in 1908, and contributed by Carl Martin Stewart on May 21, 2008.
    3
  • Death: 17 APR 1920 in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA 4 5 3 6 7 1
  • Burial: 20 APR 1920 Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA 4
  • Note: Raleigh Hightower was buried in his Confederate Army uniform, and has a Masonic emblem on grave stone. He is buried in Section H. 5 3
  • Note: Tombstone inscription: R. Hightower, Born Dec. 18, 1822, Died 17 April 1920, Thy life was beauty, truth, goodness and love 6 7 1
  • Note:


    Photograph of the grave marker for Raleigh Hightower contributed by Shirley Ruth Johnston (nee Hightower) on 28 March 2001.
    13 1



    Father: Charnell Hightower b: 1796 in Wilkes County, Georgia, USA
    Mother: Elon Watts b: 1797 in Greene County, Georgia, USA

    Marriage 1 Alletha Jane Thompson b: 11 JUN 1828 in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
    • Married: 18 DEC 1850 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA 4 5 3 6 7 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Aletha Ellen Hightower b: 12 NOV 1852 in Mississippi, USA
    2. Has Children Sarah F. Hightower b: 30 JUL 1854 in Mississippi, USA
    3. Has Children William Allen Hightower b: 18 JAN 1859 in Red River, Grayson County, Texas, USA
    4. Has Children Lydia Arvline Hightower b: 13 MAY 1860 in Red River County, Texas, USA
    5. Has Children Raleigh Benjamin Hightower b: 06 JUL 1863 in Texas, USA
    6. Has Children Richard J. Hightower b: 09 JUL 1866 in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA
    7. Has No Children Charnel Berrian Hightower b: 15 MAR 1868 in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA
    8. Has No Children John B. Hightower b: 08 JAN 1872 in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA
    9. Has No Children David Hightower b: 06 APR 1874 in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, USA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Hightower Family Genealogical Database [database online]. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: Anthony Lee Rockefeller
      Abbrev: Hightower Family Genealogical Database [database online]. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: Anthony Lee Rockefeller
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1996-2015, Anthony Lee Rockefeller
    2. Title: Family Bible of Charnel Hightower
      Abbrev: Family Bible of Charnel Hightower
      Author: Charnell Hightower
      Note:
      The Charnel Hightower Family Bible was in the possession of Junious Orme Lloyd. It was lost when his home burned on January 31, 1977.
    3. Title: Stewart, Carl Martin, Research, personal knowledge and family records
      Abbrev: Stewart, Carl Martin
      Publication: 1997
    4. Title: Smith, Hazel Betty (nee Hightower) (1909-2000), Research, personal knowledge and family records
      Abbrev: Smith, Hazel Betty (nee Hightower) (1909-2000)
      Publication: 1980-1994
    5. Title: Joy, Shirley Fay (nee Godsell), Research, personal knowledge and family records
      Abbrev: Joy, Shirley Fay (nee Godsell)
    6. Title: Crilley, Virginia A. (nee Ruffin), Research, personal knowledge, and family records
      Abbrev: Crilley, Virginia A. (nee Ruffin)
      Publication: 1997
    7. Title: Callanan, Shana Zoe (nee Wheeler), Research, personal knowledge and family records
      Abbrev: Callanan, Shana Zoe (nee Wheeler)
    8. Title: 1860 Federal Census of Henderson County, Texas
      Abbrev: 1860 Census of Henderson County, Texas
    9. Title: Pension Records from the State of Texas for military service during the War Between the States
      Abbrev: Civil War Pension, Texas
      Repository:
        Name: Texas State Archives
    10. Title: 1870 Federal Census of Navarro County, Texas
      Abbrev: 1870 Census of Navarro County, Texas
    11. Title: 1880 Federal Census of Navarro County, Texas
      Abbrev: 1880 Census of Navarro County, Texas
    12. Title: 1900 Federal Census of Navarro County, Texas
      Abbrev: 1900 Census of Navarro County, Texas
    13. Title: Johnston, Shirley Ruth (nee Hightower), Research, personal knowledge, and family records
      Abbrev: Johnston, Shirley Ruth (nee Hightower)
      Publication: 20 August 1999

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