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31. Anne HIGGINBOTHAM was born (date unknown).

Anne HIGGINBOTHAM and Jacob HIGGINBOTHAM were married on 18 October 1772 in Amherst County, Virginia.45 Jacob HIGGINBOTHAM12,45,46, son of Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM and Hannah SMITH, was born about 1751 in Amherst County, Virginia.9 He died in 1836 at the age of 85 in Elbert County, Georgia.12

Jacob and Ann were first cousins. They moved to Elbert Co GA ca 1784 along with Jacob's uncle Benjamin and his entire family. Benjamin was, of course, also his father-in-law.

NDEX TO THE HEADRIGHT & BOUNTY GRANTS OF GEORGIA 1756-1909; Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., Vidalia GA, c1970
Jacob Higganbotham, Elbert Co, Grant Book VVV, #335, 879 acres, 1792
Jacob Higganbotham, Elbert Co, Grant Book AAAAA, #470, 400 acres, 1798

GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM THE GA JOURNAL [MILLEDGEVILLE] NEWSPAPER, 1809-1840
Fred R. & Emilie K. Hartz; Vidalia GA 1990
[Milledgeville, Baldwin Co was the capital of GA 1807-1868.]
VOL 2 1819-1823, p.25 2 Feb 1819 Lost in Monticello, small red Morocco Pocket Book with several notes...one note given to me by Jesse Dennis for $10 ..one note given me by William Higginbotham for $20 ...one of $60 endorsed to me by Samuel Dennis. $5 for delivery of pocket-book and its contents. Signed: Jacob Higginbotham.

1820 Census. Christian, Elbert Co GA
Jacob Higginbotham. 2m 16-26, 1m 26-45, 1m 45+. 1f 16-26, 1f 26-45.

William Pulliam was appointed administrator of his estate 7 Mar 1836.
Sale was recorded 19 Sep 1836; Buyers on 5 May 1836 included: Wm Pulliam, Francis Higginbotham, Thomas Hilley, John Higginbotham, John G. Higginbotham, Marhew Pulliam, Thomas J. Maxwell, William Maxwell, George Evinson, Jesse Maxwell, etc.
Elbert Co GA, Court of Ordinary, Loose Papers.

Some of the children of Jacob moved to Feliciana Parish LA with their uncle Francis Higginbotham. They included James, Jacob Jr. Benjamin, Joseph, Riley & Anne.

25 Apr 1855, Son John applied for a pension based on the Captaincy of Jacob in the Amherst Co VA militia. He gave the births of his siblings in his testimony. The claim was rejected as no proof of service was produced. Rejected File, #4977; Bureau of Pensions.
Mrs. Ophelia Maxwell Quillian nevertheless qualified for DAR membership based on the service of Jacob Higginbotham.
Amherst County Virginia In the Revolution, Lenora Higginbotham Sweeny, J. P. Bell Co., Lynchburg, VA, 1951
p.136 June Court, 1780, Amherst Co VA. Jacob Higginbotham took the oath as Liet. At a Court held 5 Jul 1784, he was recommended as Captain.


Elbert County Ga Archives Military Records.....Higginbotham, Sr., Jacob April 21, 1855
Revwar - Pension
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Chandler Eavenson yonahdells@alltel.net April 7, 2005, 10:29 am

Affidavit Of Service
Military Records
Revolutionary War
Jacob Higginbotham, Sr.

In the records of the National Archives under File.
No. R4977 is found the following:

Affidavit of John Higginbotham dated 21 Apr 1855
before a Justice of the Peace of Hart Co., GA in
which he identifies himself as one of the children
of Captain Jacob Higginbotham who served in the
Revolution from Amherst Co., VA, said Jacob having
been sent from Amherst Co. to General Green in
North Carolina at the time of the battle of Guilford
courthouse and that Jacob did not reach General Green
until the day after the battle was fought.

The affidavit further states that Jacob married his
wife Anne on 18 Oct 1772, that Jacob died in Jan.,
1836, and that the children of Jacob and Anne were:
Hannah, born 27 Aug 1773; James, born 13 Feb 1775;
Jacob, Jr., born 6 Jul 1776; John, born 9 Jan 1778;
Elizabeth, born 14 Jan 1780; Jane, born 3 Mar 1782;
Joseph and Benjamin, born 27 Feb 1784; Caleb, born
3 Apr 1787; Anne, born 11 Dec 1788; William, born
13 Sep 1790; Riley, born 22 Sep 1793; and Frances G.,
born 11 Dec 1796.

The affidavit of John further stated that Jacob, Sr.
died in Elbert Co., GA and the affidavit was
accompanied by a sworn statement of Thomas J. Maxwell
that he was acquainted with Jacob Higginbotham, Sr.
in his lifetime and that the Family Record is in
the handwriting of the said [Jacob] Higginbotham.
The affidavit and the sworn statement were both
witnessed by George Pulliam, JP.

[Submitters notes: Jacob Higginbotham, Sr. was the son
of Joseph and Hannah Higginbotham of Amherst Co., VA.
His wife Anne Higginbotham was his first cousin and
the daughter of Benjamin Higginbotham and wife Elizabeth
Graves, Benjamin and his family having also moved from
Amherst Co., VA to Elbert Co., GA. Some of the children
of Jacob Higginbotham, Sr. moved from Elbert Co. to
Feliciana Parish, LA along with several cousins from
Benjamin's family. See book "Higginbotham descendants
of Moses and Frances Kyle Higginbotham" by Earl and
Nena Higginbotham.]
Submitted by: Chandler Eavenson
File at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/elbert/military/revwar/pensions/
higginbo373mt.txt

Anne HIGGINBOTHAM and Jacob HIGGINBOTHAM had the following children:

90

i.

Hannah HIGGINBOTHAM.

+91

ii.

James HIGGINBOTHAM.

92

iii.

Jacob HIGGINBOTHAM Jr..

93

iv.

John HIGGINBOTHAM.

94

v.

Elisabeth HIGGINBOTHAM.

95

vi.

Jane HIGGINBOTHAM.

96

vii.

Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM.

+97

viii.

Benjamin HIGGINBOTHAM.

98

ix.

Caleb HIGGINBOTHAM.

99

x.

Anna HIGGINBOTHAM.

100

xi.

William HIGGINBOTHAM.

101

xii.

Riley HIGGINBOTHAM.

102

xiii.

Frances HIGGINBOTHAM.