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87. Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM78 was born about 1794 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 13 October 1865 at the age of 71 in Rusk County, Texas.41

Moved to Feliciana Parish LA about 1811 along with family. Willis, his brother, Lindsey and cousins, served in the 10th & 20th Consolidated Regt., DeClouet's Regt Louisiana Militia, War of 1812.

Lindsey married Nelly Higginbotham, 22 Dec 1817, West Feliciana Parish, his first cousin once removed. This family moved to Indian lands in MS in 1829. In 1835 they moved into Chickasaw Indian Territory and settled in what became Yalobusha Co. In 1848 along with their married children the entire family moved to Rusk Co TX.

1820 Census: Sandy Creek, Feliciana Parish LA
Lindsey Higginbotham. 1m 16-26, 1m 26-45, 1f -10, 1f 16-26

1830 Census: Hinds Co MS
1m under 5, 2m 5-10, 1m 30-40. 1f under 5, 1f 5-10, 1f 30-40

I found these land patents for Lindsey Higginbotham in Mississippi.
1 May 1839, 160.26 acres, Yalobusha Co. NE, S6, T11S, R3W
10 Feb 1840, 39.75 acres, Hinds Co. S1/1E1/2SE, S20, T4N, R1W

1840 Census. Yalobusha Co MS
Lindsay Higginbotham: 2m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 2m 15-20, 1m 40-50. 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40

Although their son Joseph might have been in Rusk Co by 1850, I didn't find the rest of the family.

1860 Census. Rusk Co TX, Beat 13, P.O. Millville, Hh 1100
Linsey Higginbotham, age 64, b. GA
Ellen, age 60, b. GA
Seaton, age 30, b. MS. William, age 28, b. MS.
Living with them was A. Anheart, age 25, well digger, b. TX and Sarah, age 25, and Thomas age 3.

Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM and Eleanor HIGGINBOTHAM were married on 8 December 1817. Eleanor HIGGINBOTHAM, daughter of James HIGGINBOTHAM and Mary BROWN, was born circa 1800. She died on 5 February 1864 at the age of 64 in Rusk County, Texas.

Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM and Eleanor HIGGINBOTHAM had the following children:



Mary Jane HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 10 July 1819 in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.



Burrus HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 20 October 1820 in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. He died on 1 September 1841 at the age of 20 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi.



Joseph James HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 22 November 1821 in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

Joseph was about eight when his parents moved to Hinds Co, MS, and then to Yalobusha Co. He married Nancy Wright, 10 Dec 1846. Joseph's father gave him 80 acres of land which they sold to Samuel Reese, on 12 Aug 1848, just before moving to Rusk Co, TX. They lived in Rusk Co about 15 years, then moved to Upshur Co and then Rains Co by 1880.



Frances Rebecca Ann HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 17 December 1823 in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

The Bible record is difficult to read, but Frances may have died 20 Feb 1834.



Absalom HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 2 December 1825 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisana. He died on 25 November 1829 at the age of 3.



Lucinda HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 28 August 1827 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisana. She died on 28 October 1828 at the age of 1 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisana.



Seaton HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 24 August 1829. He died on 29 January 1891 at the age of 61.



William Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 30 October 1831 in Mississippi. He died on 28 June 1907 at the age of 75.



John Willis HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 9 February 1834 in Mississippi. He died on 8 September 1863 at the age of 29.



Jasper Newton HIGGINBOTHAM was born on 9 July 1835 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi. He died on 23 August 1862 at the age of 27 in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois.

Jasper was about twelve when the family moved to Rusk Co, TX. He married Temperence Goodwin, 29 Jun 1854. Before 1860 they moved to Hill Co, TX where Temperance died on 7 Apr 1860, leaving Jasper with two young children.

Jasper moved back to Rusk County and joined the 7th Texas Regt, Company I, early in the Civil War. The unit was captured at Ft. Donelson, TN, 16 Feb 1862 and he was sent to Camp Douglas in Chicago. More prisoners died there than in any other Civil War prison, North or South. He died less than a month before his unit was among a prisoner exchange in vicksburg, MS.

Jasper's father Lindsey was appointed guardian of his children Ellen and Hannibal, April 1862, but he died shortly after. The children were raised by their aunt Mary Jane Higginbotham Bennet and her husband.