Robert Higginbotham (1752 - 1825)

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Birthplace: Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Hazel Green, AL, USA
Managed by: Leigh Withers
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About Robert Higginbotham

Robert Higginbotham was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1754. He was the son of Moses Higginbotham and Frances Kyle.

At an early age, he went to Tazewell County, Virginia, and settled on a large plantation at Liberty Hill.

When the Revolutionary War began, Robert joined the Washington County Colonel's Army. He was in Capt. James Dysart's Light Horse Company under command of Colonel William Campbell. With these men, he fought in the decisive battle of King's Mountain.

In 1813 he took his wife, Nancy, and eleven children, and went to Huntsville, Alabama. He died in Huntsville in October of 1825.

This information can be found in "The Past is Presented for the Future" by Edna Baynes, page 199, where it was copied verbatum. One sources was shown as "From the Will of John Higginbotham in the Probate Registry, Cheshire, England."

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Robert and Nancy lived near McAdams Creek. Washington County, Virginia for more than 30 years. All of their children were born there. (Washington County later became Tazewell County.)

He received certificate #1010 dated December 11, 1813 for 160 acres in about the same area as his son Charles. This area was part of the Mississippi Territory, which later became Madison County, Alabama. This land was located about two miles southwest of present day Hazel Green. The certificate was not registered until October 5, 1819.

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Robert Barkley Higginbotham's Timeline

1752
1752
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States
1782
1782
Age 30
Russell, VA, USA
1783
1783
Age 31
VA, USA
1785
1785
Age 33
VA, USA
1787
1787
Age 35
Tazewell, VA, USA
1792
1792
Age 40
VA, USA
1795
1795
Age 43
VA, USA
1798
November 5, 1798
Age 46
Tazewell, VA, USA
1800
1800
Age 48
VA, USA
1803
1803
Age 51
VA, USA