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81. Robert HIGGINBOTHAM73 was born on 15 July 1792 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia.8 He died on 18 August 1875 at the age of 83 in Amherst County, Virginia.8

Amherst Will Book 8 Page 173, 2 Jan 1832
Will of William Higginbotham
Division of slaves: To son Robert
John and his wife Francis and their six children, viz. Little John,
Washington, Mary, Henry, Malinda and Henrietta, and "my Negro man named Isaac
and who it is my wish shall not be sold out of my family"

Robert HIGGINBOTHAM and Flora B. KNIGHT were married. Flora B. KNIGHT73 was born on 10 August 1798 in New Glasgow, Amherst County, Virginia. She died on 14 October 1833 at the age of 35.

Robert HIGGINBOTHAM and Flora B. KNIGHT had the following children:

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i.

Mary Margarett HIGGINBOTHAM73 was born on 26 January 1819.

175

ii.

Shannon HIGGINBOTHAM73 was born on 20 October 1820. He died on 25 July 1855 at the age of 34.

176

iii.

William K. HIGGINBOTHAM73 was born on 19 November 1822. He died on 11 January 1825 at the age of 2.

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iv.

Solon HIGGINBOTHAM73 was born on 2 April 1825. He died on 10 March 1845 at the age of 19.

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v.

Lucy Jane HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 16 February 1828.

Lucy married Samuel D. Staples, 1 Feb 1844, Buffalo Springs, Amherst Co VA.

Their children:
Robert Miflin, b. 2 Mar 1846
Mary Flora, b. 24 Nov 1848
Lilian Penn, b. 5 Oct 1851
Sallie Knight, b. 2 Mar 1854
Jane Lucy, b. 5 May 1857
Frances Ann Marie, b. 4 Jul 1860
Samuel Wm Jackson, b. 4 Jun 1863
Albert Sidney Lee, b. 29 May 1867
Charles Walter Clyde, b. 5 Sep 1870
Martha Viola Choghill, b. 6 May 1873


1870 Census. Dan River Twp, Patrick Co VA, Hh 315
Saml D. Staples, age 50. Jane L. age 42.
Robert 24, Mary F. 21, Lillian P. 18, Sarah K. 16, Jane L. 13, Frances A. 10, Saml. W. J. age 7, Albert S. L. age 3.

1880 Census. Pine Creek Dist, Carroll Co VA, Hh 428
Sam D. Staples, age 60. Jane L. age 53. They and their parents, born Virginia.
Lucy Jane, dau, age 23. Frances A., dau, age 19. Samuel W. son, age 17. Albert Sidney, son, age 13. Charles Walter, son, age 9. Martha Violah, dau, age 7.

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Martha Flora HIGGINBOTHAM73 was born on 14 November 1830.

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Sarah Knight HIGGINBOTHAM73 was born on 27 March 1833.