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59. William Wilkerson HIGGINBOTHAM72 was born in 1785.29 He died in August 1844 at the age of 59 in Jackson County, Alabama.29,72

William was about 19 when the family moved to Madison Co AL. He and his brother Robert moved further south to Bount and Jefferson County.
He was named guardian of his younger brother Edmond after the death of their father. He was also guardian of the four children of his sister Mary: Charles, Robert, Bailey, and Ellinor Bolling.
When William died, his brother Robert was appointed guardian of his children. Elizabeth, the oldest daughter, was married and is not named. The named minor children were Robert, Mary, John, Nancy, and Ellinor.

1830 Census. Blount Co AL
William Higginbotham. 2m under 5, 1m 30-40. 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30.

William Wilkerson HIGGINBOTHAM and Nancy LITTLE were married on 7 March 1822 in Jefferson County, Alabama.72 Nancy LITTLE was born (date unknown).

William Wilkerson HIGGINBOTHAM and Nancy LITTLE had the following children:

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Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM.

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Robert B. HIGGINBOTHAM.

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Mary Ann HIGGINBOTHAM was born in 1831 in Blount County, Alabama.72

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John Wesley HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 29 July 1833 in Jackson County, Alabama.72 He served in the military in 1861–1862 at Co C, 19th Regt, AL Infantry in Civil War. He died on 27 April 1862 at the age of 28 in Saint Louis, Missouri.72

Served in Co. C, 19th Regt, AL Infantry.
Service records at Footnote.com:
Muster Roll Aug 17 to Oct 31, 1861
Enlisted Aug 1?, Mt. Pinson, Ala. for 3 years. Pay due from Enlistment. Present.
List of Confederate prisoners who have died in the Department of the Missouri
Captured at Shiloh. Gun Shot wound. Died 27 Apr 1862, at City Genl. Hospital, St. Louis
Register: Report of Killed, Wounded and Missing of the Second Corps, Army of the Miss., at the Battle of Shiloh, Apr 6 & 7, 1862.
Time and place of wound: 6th at 3 pm. Nature of wound: Bowels.
J. W. Higginbotham appears on a Report of men who lost their guns during the engagements of the 6th & 7th of April, 1862, near Shilosh. Headquarters, 19th Regt. , Alabama, 25 Apr 1862. Cause of loss: Wounded.

City USA Gen'l Hosp. St Louis Mo.
J. W. Higginbotham admitted 19 Apr 1862. He was a Rebel Prisoner with a Gun Shot wound. [in one place described as bombshell wound] Died 27 Apr 1862.

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Nancy Jane HIGGINBOTHAM was born about 1839.72

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Ellinor HIGGINBOTHAM was born about 1841.72