[Marriage date based on age of James Thomas born Jun of 1886.]
1880 Henderson County TX p.138, ED 32 (read by Shirley Baker). W. L. Higginbotham, age 35 living with Frances, Thomas, Violetta and Willis. A neighbor may have given the census info as he's listed as older than Frances and no relationship is stated for them. His wife is living with her brother Cicero Prather - p.160, ED 34, along with their first 4 children. Although they are obviously estranged, they will have one more child before divorcing.
William Leroy HIGGINBOTHAM and Martha Jane PRATHER were married on 23 December 1869 in Freestone County, Texas.107 Martha Jane PRATHER107, daughter of Jeff F. PRATHER and Nancy [PRATHER], was born in 1848 in Georgia.126 1870 Freestone Co TX Census. Dwelling 107, next to Williams's father Thomas and brother Jack. Martha gave her age as 22.
William Leroy HIGGINBOTHAM and Martha Jane PRATHER had the following children:
William Leroy HIGGINBOTHAM and Mary Frances "Fannie" BREWER were married about 1884 in prob Falls County, Texas.117 Mary Frances "Fannie" BREWER, daughter of James BREWER and Mary Ann WARNICK, was born on 5 April 1847.127 She died on 24 March 1910 at the age of 62 in Coleman County, Texas.127
William Leroy HIGGINBOTHAM and Mary Frances "Fannie" BREWER had the following children: