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14. William HIGGINBOTHAM8,39 was born about 1762 in Amherst County, Virginia.8 He died on 12 January 1832 at the age of 70 in Amherst County, Virginia.8

William & Mary lived in Augusta Co for several years before moving back to New Glasgow in Amherst Co. William inherited his father's old home place; later leaving it to his son Robert.

Amherst Co WB 8, p.174
Will of William Higginbotham 2 Jan 1832; probate 20 Feb 1832
To son Robert, privded he cares for his mother Mary, whole of estate. 204 acres where he now lives, houses & lots in New Glasgow, 13 slaves. At the death of Robert to be divided among his children share and share alike. All livestock, crops, utensils, furniture, all the debts due me on account of my former grocery at New Glasgow.
To grandchildren, children of daughter Jane S. Watts, dec'd: Shannon T., Sterling F., Robert William & James M. Watts, 11 slaves with their increase; their share to be delieved them when they attain the age of 21 or marry. My executors to share my interest [one and half shares] in the lands of my brother Charles Higginbotham, dec'd, on Buffalo River and pay the proceeds to my four grandchilren. All other monies to be put out to interest as a joint fund for all my grandchildren, the children of my son Robert and my daughter Watts. To Robert my man Isaac, who shall not be sold out of my family. Executors: Son Robert and son-in-law James D. Watts. Wit: Hudson M. Garland, William H. Knight.
Security: James S. Higginbotham & William S. Knight

William HIGGINBOTHAM and Mary SHANNON were married on 16 March 1790 in Amherst County, Virginia.7,8 Mary SHANNON died on 11 November 1835 in Amherst County, Virginia.8

William HIGGINBOTHAM and Mary SHANNON had the following children:






Shannon HIGGINBOTHAM was born about 1796 in Amherst County, Virginia.8 He died on 22 January 1819 at the age of 23.8

Was studying Medicine at the U of PA when he died at the age of 23.



Jane S. HIGGINBOTHAM39 was born about 1799 in Amherst County, Virginia.8 She died before 1832 at the age of 33.

Jane married a Watts and was deceased before 2 Jan 1821, when her father wrote his will. She had four children named in the will: Shannon T., Sterling F., Robert William, and James M. Watts.