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265. William Leroy HIGGINBOTHAM112,117 was born on 29 October 1852 in Bienville Parish, Lousiana.107 He died on 11 March 1920 at the age of 67.107

[Marriage date based on age of James Thomas born Jun of 1886.]


1870 Freestone Co TX Census. Dwelling 107. Gave age as 20 - this actually seems more reasonable than a birth year of 1852.

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:

307

i.

Samuel HIGGINBOTHAM was born in 1872.117,126

308

ii.

Mary HIGGINBOTHAM was born in 1874.117,126

309

iii.

Cally HIGGINBOTHAM was born in 1876.117,126

310

iv.

Alred HIGGINBOTHAM was born in 1879.117,126

311

v.

John Henry HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 14 November 1881.117

John Henry's Death Certificate:
Died at Twin Oak Nursing Home, Seagoville, Dallas Co, where he had been for the past 16 months. His residence was 406 Commerce St, Marlin, Falls Co, TX. He died 31 Jan 1965 at age 78. He was born 14 Nov 1886 [says Ft. Smith Ark!]. Father was William Higginbotham; mother Martha Prather. His daughter, Mrs. A. D. Adams was informant for the certificate. He was buried Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, TX.

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:

312

i.

James Thomas "Jim" HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 27 June 1886 in Falls County, Texas.117

313

ii.

Bertha May HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 12 August 1890 in San Jacinto County, Texas.117 Said to have been born on her uncle Lee McGowan's farm.