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192. Eleanor HIGGINBOTHAM was born circa 1800. She died on 5 February 1864 at the age of 64 in Rusk County, Texas.

Eleanor HIGGINBOTHAM and Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM were married on 8 December 1817. Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM76, son of Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM and Frances HIGGINBOTHAM, 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.

Eleanor HIGGINBOTHAM and Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM had the following children:

180

i.

Mary Jane HIGGINBOTHAM.

181

ii.

Burrus HIGGINBOTHAM.

182

iii.

Joseph James HIGGINBOTHAM.

183

iv.

Frances Rebecca Ann HIGGINBOTHAM.

184

v.

Absalom HIGGINBOTHAM.

185

vi.

Lucinda HIGGINBOTHAM.

186

vii.

Seaton HIGGINBOTHAM.

187

viii.

William Lindsey HIGGINBOTHAM.

188

ix.

John Willis HIGGINBOTHAM.

189

x.

Jasper Newton HIGGINBOTHAM.