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85. Willis HIGGINBOTHAM74,75 was born on 5 April 1792 in Elbert County, Georgia.41 He served in the military in 1812 at 10th & 20th Consolidated Regt, LA Militia in War of 1812. He died on 30 July 1861 at the age of 69 in Lafayette County, Mississippi.41

Moved with other Higginbothams families to East Feliciana Parish LA ca 1810. Willis, his brother Lindsey, and cousins, served in the 10th & 20th Consolidated Regt., Louisiana Militia, War of 1812. Journeyed back to Amherst Co VA to represent his family in the settlement of his grandmother's estate. Moved to Indian lands near Springdale, Mississippi near his brother Lindsey ca 1835. Lafayette Co was formed in 1836 from the Chicksaw Cession and he acquired several hundred acres of land.

1820, Sandy Creek, Feliciana Parish, LA. Next to his brother Lindsey & cousins James & Jacob Jr.
Willis Higginbotham. 1m -10, 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45, 1f under 10, 2f 16-26
[His sister Frances may have been living with him]

1830, East Feliciana Parish, LA
Willis Higginbotham. 1m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m 15-20, 2m 30-40.
1f under 5, 1f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40

1850, Lafayette Co MS.
W. Higgenbotham age 58, b. GA. Rebecca age 51, b. GA.
Joseph W. age 20, b. LA, Martin age 18, b. LA, Josephine D. age 13, b. MS
B. Higgenbotham, age 65, carpenter, b. GA [this would be Benjamin, his cousin, son of Jacob & Anne]
Also in Lafetteville Co were these sons of Willis:
R. C. Higgenbotham, age 24, b. LA. Elizab 19 b. TN and Catherine age 1, b. MS
John J. Higginbotham, age 26, b. GA. Lucy A. 23 b. MS. Sarah H. 3, Boliver T. 2 & Martha V. 1.

Willis HIGGINBOTHAM and Rebecca Jane HIGGINBOTHAM were married. Rebecca Jane HIGGINBOTHAM, daughter of James HIGGINBOTHAM and Mary BROWN, was born (date unknown).