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Captain John Joseph Higginbotham, Captain

Birthdate:
Birthplace: St Phillip, Barbados, British Indian Ocean Territory
Death: April 17, 1742 (46)
Saint Philip, Barbados, British Indian Ocean Territory
Place of Burial: Amherst, Amherst, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Higginbotham and Ann Rawlins Higginbotham
Husband of Frances Rachel Higginbotham
Father of Moses M Higginbotham, Sr; Mary Adams; Capt. Aaron Higginbotham; John Higginbotham, Jr.; Benjamin Aimsley Higginbotham, Sr. and 6 others
Brother of Joseph Higginbotham; Dr. Charles Higginbotham, II; William Higginbotham; Thomas Jefferson Higginbotham; Cleaver Higginbotham and 2 others

Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Raymond Isaac Booth, III
Last Updated:

About Capt. John Joseph Higginbotham

Occupation: Planter

CONFLICT: NOT PROVEN SON OF CHARLES of Barbadoes. Old Records in VA refer to Widow Higginbotham, and her children. No evidence has been found as to her surname or Mr. Higginbotham's first name.

Tradition says that three Higginbotham brothers coming to what is now Amherst Co. VA abt 1735, John, Thomas, and Joseph. According to the testimony of a gdau of John, Tirzah H. London, these Higginbothams emigrated from Ireland.

- John came to Virginia about 1735 and contracted for land on Rutledge Creek (2,430 acres). He died prior to 1745 and the land he had contracted for was conveyed to his oldest, Moses, in April 1745. Moses partitioned this land in 1751 among his brothers and sister probably after the death of his mother, (Frances Riley?), who was not mentioned in this partition as receiving any dower

Tradition has it that John came from Ireland to VA early in the 18th century with 5 children, John, Moses, Aaron, James and Anne and that four others were born in VA, Benjamin, Joseph, Rachel and Thomas.

Documentation of this tradition has been difficult to prove. VA Mag reports that the ancestry of John as presented here is strenghtened by the finding of an old book dated 1662 with the signature of a Nicholas Higginbotham in the flyleaf found in an old trunk belonging to Col. James Higginbotham, son of John and Frances.

p. 505 Shows John Higginbotham from Ireland was living in Virginia as early as 1751 m. to Frances Riely.

The ancestry of our John or Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM is still unproven. We may never be able to prove our ancestry but of course we will continue to try. Perhaps new evidence will turn up as time goes by.

There was no reference for this on "Long Island Genealogy Founding Fathers Surname Resouece CD." John Higginbotham Born: BET 1690 AND 1695at: Whitestown, Ireland Married: ABT 1712 Died: 1741 at: Amherst, VA Father:Charles Higginbotham Mother:Ann Wife: Frances Riley born: ABT 1693 at: Ireland Died: ABT 1751 at: VA


John Higginbotham(parents Charles Higginbotham & Ann Rawling)

DOB: June 10, 1695 in St. Philip’s Parish, Barbados, BWI.
DIED: Bet. 1741-1744
Married: Frances Riley who was born abt. 1697 in England.
Children: (these are only the known children, resources lead us to believe that there may have been a total of eighteen children).
Thomas HIGGINBOTHAM
Moses HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1718
Aaron HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABT. 1720
John HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1726
James HIGGINBOTHAM b: 25 DEC 1729
Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABT. 1730
Anne HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1731
Benjamin HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1735
Rachel HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1737
Tradition says that three Higginbotham brothers coming to what is now Amherst Co. VA abt 1735, John, Thomas, and Joseph. According to the testimony of a granddaughter of John, Tirzah H. London, these Higginbothams emigrated from Ireland.
John came to Virginia about 1735 and contracted for land on Rutledge Creek (2,430 acres). He died prior to 1745 and the land he had contracted for was conveyed to his oldest, Moses, in April 1745. Moses partitioned this land in 1751 among his brothers and sister probably after the death of his mother, (Frances Riley?), who was not mentioned in this partition as receiving any dower.
Tradition has it that John came from Ireland to VA early in the 18th century with 5 children, John, Moses, Aaron, James and Anne and that four others were born in VA, Benjamin, Joseph, Rachel and Thomas.
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VA Mag reports that the ancestry Of John as presented here is strengthened by the finding Of an old book dated 1662 with the signature Of a Nicholas   Higginbotham in the flyleaf found in an old trunk belonging to Col. James Higginbotham, son of John and Frances. p. 505 Shows John Higginbotham from Ireland was living in Virginia as early as 1751 m. to Frances Riley.
Tradition has it that John came to Virginia in the winter and died in the spring, "having taken cold prospecting government lands."
  A genealogy written in 1958 by a George Daniel Higginbotham from N.C. that states that 4 children came with John and Frances.  RE:  Moses, John Jr., Aaron, James [Rev War Vet].  He states John & Frances came over from Ireland on the William & Mary and settled in VA about 1730.  Also from a gook on micro-film “Threads of our Ancestors”.  I have one page it states that John and Frances came to VA from Ireland in the early 18th century, with 5 children:  John, Moses, Aaron, James and Anne.  An older John came with them in the winter and died in the spring.  States that John Sr was born 10 June 1695 in Whitestown, Ireland and died 1760 in Amherst Co., VA
 William and Mary Quarterly Volume XXVI. April 1918 No. 4. pages 205, 206.  The parish registers of one town, alone, Stockport, [Cheshire, England], contain 88 references to Higginbotham’s between the years 1584 and 1620.
 Members of the Cheshire branch of the family settled at an early date in Barbados, B.W.I. and among the probate acts of the Prerogative Court of Chancery [in London], we find a will of Otwell Higginbotham, “17 Sept. 1649, in the Barbados, being bound in a voyage for England,” in which he makes bequests to “my chosen Captain John Higginbotham in the Barbados,” and to John, Joan, Martha, Alice, Sara, Priscilla and Mary, children of Captain John Higginbotham, Nicholas Higginbotham of Cheshire [England], and Captain John Higginbotham of Barbados are named as executors of the will which was proved [in England], “30 January 1651-52.”
 Captain John Higginbotham, Sr., [”Lieutenant-Colonel”, in his will], was a wealthy and influential planter of Barbados, whose will was entered for probate [in Barbados], November 27, 1673.  His Son, Captain John Higginbotham Jr, was engaged in trade with Jamaica and New England, “In February, 1683, Chr. Codrington leased to him his two plantations, in St. John’s parish, Barbados, called Didmartons and Consetts, together 750 acres, at the annual rent of £2,200 sterling.”
 Captain John Higginbotham, Sr., is mentioned as early as 1638, in “A List of names of the Inhabitants of Barbados in the year 1638, who then possessed more than ten acres of land.”  He may be identical with the “Jo Hickcombottom, 24 years old,” who was a passenger on the Bonaventure, sailing from London for Virginia in 1634.
 In a list of “Gentlemen of the country,” [Barbados[ about the year 1666, we find mentioned: “Lt Coll. Higgenbottome, Lt. Coll Richd Bayley & Major Wm Bates, stout men and fitt for command.
 On 12th August, 1663, proposals were made to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, by “several gentlemen and persons of good quality,” in the island of Barbados, for a settlement in Carolina, between Cape Fear and Florida.  In the same year commissioners were sent from Barbados to explore the Cape Fear River, and their favorable report of the country and its advantages for settlers, resulted in a settlement, or, rather, two settlements, for about the same time proposals were also opened between the Lords Proprietors and Major William Yeamans, a high official of Barbados, and others, for a settlements “broke up in the summer or early fall of 1667,” some of the settlers going up “to the Albemarle settlement and to Nansemond County in Virginia in part and in part to Boston.”
 It is possible that Captain John Higginbotham, Sr., was interested in the Cape Fear settlement and that some of his family settled there, and went thence to Nansemond County, Virginia, where we find the name of record in the years 1783 and 1784.
 John and Frances [Riley] Higginbotham came to Virginia from Ireland, early in the eighteenth century, with several children, one of whom was named John; others are said to have been Moses, Aaron, James and Anne, and settled in what is now Goochland County.  Tradition has it that John Higginbotham, Sr., came to Virginia in the winter and died in the spring, “having taken cold prospecting government lands.”
 Other children of John and Frances [Riley] Higginbotham, evidently born in Virginia, were Benjamin, Joseph, Rachel and Thomas.
 In the office of the Land Register at Richmond [Virginia], are recorded patents to Higginbotham’s for about 20,000 acres of land in Albemarle and Amberst Counties between the years 1749 and 1800.
 We find from the records of Albemarle County [formerly a part of Goochland County], that Moses Higginbotham [who was apparently the eldest son], under dates of April 23 and 24, 1745, purchased from George Braxton, Jr. [a brother of Carter Braxton, the Signer], of King & Queen County, two parcels of land consisting of 1,000 and 1,430 acres respectively, located on Buffalo River, Albemarle County.  Between April 30 and May 11, 1751, Moses conveyed 2,024 acres of this property to his brothers and to William Morrison [died 1761].a who had married his sister Rachel Higginbotham.  All of the parties to the transaction [except George Braxton, Jr], were of Albemarle County.  The consideration named was the nominal sum of five shillings, “current money of Virginia,” for each parcel of land, as follows: To Aaron Higginbotham [204 acres], To Benjamin Higginbotham [204 acres[ and To John Higginbotham [200 and 204 acres], To Joseph Higginbotham [200 and 204 acres], To James [200 and 204 acres]. To William Morrison [200 and 204 acres].
 We conclude from the above, that this was a division of the estate left by the father to his eldest son, Moses.
 As no mention is made of his sister Anne, it is presumed that she either received her share in money, or else had died previous to the above date.  Moses’s brother, Thomas, apparently received his share in money, as we find that about this time he sold his holdings in Albemarle County, and removed with his family to Georgia.
 According to the census returns and tax lists the following heads of families of the name were living in Virginia towards the close of the eighteenth century:--[1783 & 1785] in Amherst County.  William, Benjamin, Benjamin Jr, Jacob, Joseph, Samuel, Aaron, Aaron Jr, James [Col], John [Capt], Moses and Caleb.
 In Nansemond County:  William Higembotham and William Hickumbotham.
 Caleb, Jacob, Benjamin and Benjamin Jr.  These Higginbothams migrated to Elbert County, Georgia, where their names are found of record.  The name of Aaron Higginbotham, Sr., is not found on the census of 1785, he having died in that year.  Samuel Higginbotham is supposed to have migrated to Georgia and settled in Glynn County.
 In Greebrier County: 1784-1786.  Joseph Hickenbottom and Moses Hickenbottom.
 From the Bible record of Tirzah [Higginbotham], London, [1783-1841]. daughter of captain John and Rachel [Banks] Higginbotham, and wife of John London [1775-1823]: “Tirzah London was a daughter of John Higginbotham who came from Ireland when he was nine years old with his father and mother and several other children.”  This record is in possession of Miss Emmie Cabell Davies, granddaughter of Tirzah London, Amherst Court House, Virginia.
 The Pennsylvania Gazette, of December 8, 1763, contains an interesting letter from Captain William Christian, dated “Roanoke [Virginia], October 19, 1763.” describing an affair with the Indians which took place October 12th, from which we extract the following:
 “Being joined by Captain Hickenbotham, with twenty-five of the Amherst militia, we marched on Tuesday last to winston’s Meadows, where our scouts informed us, that they had discovered a party of Indians about three miles off.  Night coming on, prevented our meeting them; and next day, being rainy, made it difficult to follow their tracks.  As they were on their return, Captain Hickenbotham marched to Join Captain Ingles down New River, etc.”
 Unfortunately, Captain Christian does not state which Captain Higginbotham was concerned in this affair.  There were six Higginbotham brothers living in Amherst County in 1763.  Aaron, Benjamin, James, John, Joseph and Moses, any one of whom was at that time old enough to have been the “Captain” Higgenbotham mentioned.
  Higginbotham Cemetery in Virginia. - Cemetery notes and/or description: Higginbotham Family Cemetery Amherst County, Virginia Located on property originally divided among the siblings of Moses Higginbotham (ca1713-1791) in 1751, the Higginbotham Family Cemetery may be the oldest cemetery bearing this surname in the United States. The cemetery is located on that portion allotted to John Higginbotham (1726-1814), which is adjacent to the allotment of his brother Moses, who being the eldest son, presumably kept the land owned by his parents, thought by many to be John (ca1695-ca1741) and Frances Riley Higginbotham. Located on the parcel allotted to Moses was, until a few years ago, an old house foundation that may have been dated to the early to mid 1700's, according to Beverly Morris Higginbotham (1886-1968). The foundation stones have since been removed by person (s) unknown according to Eric Smith of Westvaco, who saw the stones when his company was harvesting the trees located thereon. The property passed through several hands down through the years, among which have been a family by the name of Whitten. It is currently owned by Westvaco and is used as a tree farm. The cemetery was not disturbed during the original harvesting and is currently untended and overgrown. This cemetery is listed in the "Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County Virginia", Revised Edition 1999, published by the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society, as the Whitten Place Cemetery on page 292. The entry reads: "Thomas Higginbotham large stone only marked grave, surrounded by graves marked with field stones said to be the graves of his slaves who were freed long before the "War Between the States".
Barbados Baptism records page 452.
Genealogies of Barbados Families page 316.  Charles Will.  WILL - Charles Higginbotham of the parish of St. Philip and Island of Barbados, gent.  Will dated 17 August 1732.  To my wife Ann H. the negro women Folly, Cubba and Accamema, Violet and Quashebah girls, and Benn, Cuffef and Bemass boys and all my household goods and cow.  To my son Cleavor H. the reversion of the above.  To my granddaughter Ann Reddin a negro girl Sarah.  Mr granddaughters Hepsibah H. and Ann H. All residue to my son John H. My wife to be sole Ex'trix.  In the presence of Rd Sandford, Tho Heggenbotham.  By his Excellency Mr. Tho. H. app read and was sworn.  At Pilgrim 20 May 1734.  Signed "Howe"  Entered 28 May 1734.  Will dated 29 March 1732.  Will Probated 20 May 1734.
*Arthur Brock’s 6 x Great Grandfather(maternal)
CHARLES HIGGINBOTHAM
Charles Higginbotham(parents Capt. John Higginbotham & Alice Unk)
DOB: 1664 in St. Philip’s Parish, Barbados, BWI.
DIED: Aug. 17, 1734 in St. Philip’s Parish, Barbados, BWI.
Married: Charles Higginbotham married Ann Rawling. Ann Rawling was born abt. 1666 in Barbados BWI..
Children

Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM b: Abt 1690 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies Cleaver HIGGINBOTHAM b: Abt 1710 Millicent HIGGINBOTHAM b: Abt 1707 Benjamin HIGGINBOTHAM b: Abt 1703 William HIGGINBOTHAM b: Abt 1699 Charles HIGGINBOTHAM b: Abt 1698 Thomas HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1697 John HIGGINBOTHAM b: 10 Jun 1695

*Arthur Brock’s 7 x Great Grandfather (maternal)
CAPTAIN JOHN HIGGINBOTHAM JR.
Capt. John Higginbotham (parents John (Lt. Col.) Higginbotham & Alice ?)
DOB: 1639 Lancaster, England
DIED: Sept. 14, 1714 in St. Philip, Barbados, British West
Married: Capt. John Higginbotham married Mary Cleaver abt. 1670 in Landcaster, England. Mary Cleaver was born abt. 1651 in England.
John Higginbotham became a Captain in the British service in Barbados. His will is dated 09-04-1713 and was proved 10-23-1714 at Cheshire, England.
Children

Charles HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1664 in St Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies John HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABT 1671 Cleaver HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABT 1673 Millicent HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABT 1675 in St Phillip, Barbados, British, West Indies Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABT 1678 in St Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies Beulah HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABT 1678 in St Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies

*Arthur Brock’s 8 x Great Grandfather (maternal)
(LT., COL.) JOHN HIGGINBOTHAM Sr.
LT. Col. John Higginbotham (parents Anthony Higginbotham & ?)
DOB: 1599 in St. Philip, Barbados, BWI
DIED: Nov. 27, 1673 in St. Philip, Barbados, BWI
Married: John Higginbotham married Alice ?. Alice was believed to have been born abt. 1620.
Lt. Col. John Higginbotham is thought to be the John "Hickenbottom/Higginbotham", who sailed on the good ship BONAVENTURE from London to Virginia in 1634. Much trade was going on between the colonies of England and Barbados in those days. The principle trades were slaves, rum, molasses, and sugar. Many Virginia colonists had plantations or holdings in both Virginia and Barbados. He took the oath of allegiance to the British Crown and became a soldier, he was styled a Lt. Colonel in 1666. His will was probated in the Parish of St. Philip, Island of Barbados, 11-27-1673.
Children

Martha Higginbotham b: ABT 1633 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies Alice Higginbotham b: ABT 1635 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies Sarah Higginbotham b: ABT 1637 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies John (Capt.) Higginbotham b: 1639 in Lancaster, England Priscilla Higginbotham b: ABT 1640 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies Joseph Higginbotham , SR. b: BEF 1642 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies Mary Higginbotham b: ABT 1642 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies Joan Higginbotham b: ABT 1647 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies

*Arthur Brock’s 9 x Great Grandfather (maternal)
Anthony Higginbotham
Anthony Higginbotham (parents Nicholas Jr. Higginbotham & ?)
DOB: 1572 in Stockport, Cheshire, England
DIED: Aft. 1611 in St. Philip, Barbados, BWI
1 spouse unknown.
Married about 1606 in England.
Children:
1.Thomas Higginbotham
2. John (LT. COL.) Higginbotham b: 1599 in St. Phillip, Barbados, British West Indies
*Arthur Brock’s 10 x Great Grandfather (maternal)
NICHOLAS JR. HIGGINBOTHAM
Nicholas Jr.. Higginbotham (parents Nicholas Sr. Higginbotham & ?)
DOB: abt. 1547-1550 in Stockport, Cheshire England
DIED:?
Children (known): Anthony Higginbotham
*Arthur Brock’s Great Grandfather (maternal)
WILLIAM K. HICKENBOTTOM
William K. Hickenbottom (parents Aaron Hickenbottom & Anna?)
DOB: abt. 1836-1839 VA.
DIED: bel. 1870
William married Nancy Dill Nov. 17. 1859 in Sequatchie Co. TN. by the Justice of the Peace. Nancy was born in 1835 in TN.
Nancy Dill was William K. Hickenbottom/Higginbottom's first wife.
Nancy was a housekeeper.
Children:
1.John Moses Hickenbottom..b..1865
2.Chana A. Hickenbottom..abt..1858
3.W.D. Hickenbottom
*Arthur Brock’s Great Great Grandfather(maternal)
AARON HICKENBOTTOM
Aaron Hickenbottom(parents Moses Higginbotham, Jr. & Elizabeth Farries/Faries/Farris
DOB: 1798 Virginia
DIED: aft. Aug. 1887 Bledsoe Co. TN.
Aaron married Anna?
Children:
1.Jane Hickenbottom b: 1825 in VA
2.Ellen Elizabeth B Hickenbottom b: 1829
3.Sidney Hickenbottom b: 1830 in VA
4.Westley Hickenbottom b: 1832
5.Elizabeth M Hickenbottom b: 1834
6.Mary M Hickenbottom b: 1837
7.Nancy E Hickenbottom b: NOV 1839 in TN
8.William K Hickenbottom b: NOV 1839
9.Aaron Armstrong Hickenbottom b: 1843
*Arthur Brock’s 3x Grandfather(maternal)
MOSES HIGGINBOTHAM, JR
Moses Higginbotham, JR. (parents Moses Higginbotham, SR. & Frances Kyle)
Alias: Old Moses/Higginbotham
DOB: 1773 VA
DIED: Nov. 1, 1826 Tazewell Co., VA.
Occupation: Hatter, particularly fur hats
ABSTRACTS OF TAZEWELL COUNTY VA.,WILL BOOK #1-1800-1832,pg.190.
MOSES HIGGINBOTHAM, (page 211); made 27 October 1826; Proven Nov 1826
Wife, Betsy---all real and personal estate so long as she remains single. Confirms gift of land to son Joseph, beginning at the white oak corner, running with fence to the corner of the meadow, running up the fence to the dry brand to the water gap, thence to the walnut stump joining the said Joseph Higginbotham's own land. After death of wife, all land to three children; George, Charles and Thomas. Thomas is to have the home place. Wills the sugar place to Moses and Aaron Higginbotham. It is his wish that all his children receive an equal portion of his estate and those children who have received no portion should receive equal portion with the others. To daughter Francis---negro girl named Sall. To daughter, Jane---negro girl named Sophia. To daughter Rachel---a negro girl named Emily. If the children all can agree, Stephen can choose his own master among the children, if he behaves himself. Executors; sons William and Joseph. Witnesses; James Stephenson, David Belchee and Joshua Belchee.
Appraisement: (Page 215) 21 December 1826
Negroes: Stephen, Egypt, Pleasant, Milly, small boy: Sampson, Fanny, Amy, Adam, Henry. Appraised by William Barns, William Thompson, Reese Bowen.
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ABSTRACT OF TAZEWELL COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK #1-1800-1832, pg.193
MOSES HIGGINBOTHAM, (page 243), 23 June 1828
Settlement of Estate. Widow: Elizabeth. Slaves: Egypt, Amy & child. Milly, Addam, Pleasant, Sampson, Henry. "Heirs of the said Moses
Higginbotham, dec'd, all being present (to wit): William, Moses, James, Joseph, George,
Aaron, Charles, Thomas and Rachel Higginbotham & Bolam Boling and Francis, his wife (late Francis Higginbotham), Samuel Sawyers and Jane, his wife (late Jane
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Higginbotham), and Elizabeth Higginbotham, guardian for Thomas and Rachel, infants." Commissioners: Henry Bowen, William Thompson, William Barns.
The following is from ANNALS OF TAZEWELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA, pg.#459.
THE HIGGINBOTHAM FAMILY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY
Moses Higginbotham, who came from Amherst County, Virginia, is the progenitor of the Tazewell County branch of the family. It is understood that he was a hatter near Liberty Hill, in that part of Tazewell County which was, at that time, embraced in Russell County. He selected for his home a spot where squirrels were plentiful. The old homeplace where he resided at the time of his death and where his widow lived, is located on the south side of Paint Lick Mountain within a half mile west of Liberty Hill, or Knob, as it was later called. Most of the Higginbothams were born in and near this little village. Liberty Hill is about eight miles west of Tazewell Courthouse and was formerly a prominent business and social center.
There was also a Robert Higginbotham who appears to have been living near the home of Moses Higginbotham. From Tazewell court records we find that he bought a tract of land on the waters of Maiden Spring, April 14, 1802. On August 23, 1814, Robert Higginbotham and Nancy his wife conveyed a tract of land to David Young. On November 23, 1823, Robert Higginbotham of Madison County, Alabama, made a deed to George Higginbotham of Tazewell County for land lying between Paint Link and Deskins Mountains. It is not known who this Robert Higginbotham was, but it is surmised that he was a brother of Moses , and that the two came together and settled in Southwest Virginia. Robert Higginbotham served on the second grand jury in Tazewell March 3, 1801--Vol. 1, Annals of Tazewell. He appears listed as a soldier in the Revolution, in Battle of Kings Mountain.
From Marriage Register No. 1, of Tazewell County, we find the marriage of Fannie Higginbotham to William Garrison in 1801, and of Mary
Higginbotham to Henry Boling in 1809. We surmise that the Fannie and Mary Higginbotham were daughters of Robert; or they may have been sisters of Moses.
Moses died November, 1826, at his old home place and was buried in the old family graveyard, afterwards known as the "Granny Higginbotham Graveyard." His widow Elizabeth survived him about nineteen years.
There were eleven children born to this union, eight sons and three daughters; namely, William K., Moses, James, Joseph, George, Aaron, Charles, Thomas, Rachel Francis (Mrs.Balaam Bowling), and Jane, who married Samuel Sayers. Of the eight sons, only three lived and died in Tazewell County; William K., James G., and Joseph; and of three
daughters, only one, Fannie Bowling, lived and died in Tazewell County. The others lived
in Tazewell for a time and then moved away, going west. Several settled in Kentucky. We believe they left Tazewell at different times between 1830 and 1850. They are found to have scattered through West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Utah,
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Washington and other states. A good many are still found in Amherst County, and in and about Richmond.
Moses Jr., George, Aaron, Jane and Rachel went west. It is said Aaron went to Illinois and Jane to Missouri. It is said Charles went to Kentucky about 1840.
Marriages:
1. Elizabeth Garrison
2. Elizabeth Farries/Faries/Farris *Aaron’s mother..Elizabeth born in 1775.
Children of Moses. Jr.:
George Higginbotham

Charles Higginbotham Rachel Higginbotham Frances Higginbotham Jane Higginbotham William Kyle Higginbotham Moses Higginbotham James Garrison Higginbotham I Joseph Higginbotham Aaron Hickenbotham Thomas H Higginbotham Gideon Hickinbottom William K Higgenbottom Laticia Higginbotham Tabitha Higginbotham Sydney Jane Higginbotham

*Arthur Brock’s 4x Grandfather (maternal)
MOSES HIGGINBOTHAM, SR.
Moses Higginbotham Sr.(John Higginbotham & Frances Riley)
DOB: 1718 Ireland
DIED: Bet. 1790-1791 Sweetbriar Estate, Amherst Co., VA.
Military Soldier in the Revolutionary War.
As a young man, moved to Goochland Co. VA. with his parents, five brothers, and one sister.
Married: Mary Frances Kyle on Aug. 19, 1750. Frances Kyle was born 1734 in Virginia.
Children

Frances HIGGINBOTHAM Rachel HIGGINBOTHAM Joseph HIGGINBOTHAM Robert HIGGINBOTHAM Moses HIGGINBOTHAM b: ABOUT 1760 in Amherst Co., Virginia William HIGGINBOTHAM Charles HIGGINBOTHAM

Moses purchased two parcels of land totaling 2430 acres in Albemarle Co. He transferred 2024 of these acres to his brothers and brother-in-law, William Morrison.
Moses' will was entered in probate 02-07-1791.
Letter from Pennsylvania Gazette of 12-08-1763 from Captain William Christian, dating 10-19-1763.
"Being joined by Captain Hickenbotham, with 25 of the Amherst militia, we marched on Tuesday last to Winston's Meadows, where our scouts informed us, that they had discovered a party of Indians and about three miles off. Night coming on, prevented our meeting them; and next day, being rainy, made it difficult to follow their tracks. As they were on their return, Captain
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Hickenbotham marched to join captain Ingles down New River, etc." The letter does not state which Higgenbotham he is referring to. There were six brothers in Amherst Co in 1863.
WILL OF MOSES HIGGINBOTHAM, SR.
"In the Name of God Amen, I Moses Higginbotham of the County of Amherst and State of Virginia being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the direction of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give Demise and Dispose of the same in the manner and form as followeth-Item, I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Frances Higginbotham six negroes, to wit, Lewis, Phillis, Elisabeth, Amy, Sarah and Caroline and two hundred and four Acres of land i now live on, and all my Horses, Cattle, Sheep and hogs and all my Household furniture during her widowhood or life -Item, I give to my well beloved son, Joseph Higginbotham one negro boy named Solomon and Two Hundred Acres of land on both sides of Rutledge Creek the Land my aforesaid son Joseph now lives on, to him and His heirs forever-Item I give to my well beloved son Robert Higginbotham one negro by named Fountain and one feather bed, to him and His heirs forever-Item I give to my well beloved son Moses Higginbotham one negro boy named Stephen to him and his heirs forever -Item I give to my well beloved son William Higginbotham ,one negro boy named John and two hundred and four acres of land whereon I now live and that the said William Higginbotham to take possession of the said land at my well beloved wife's Marriage or Death, to him and his heirs forever-Item I give to my well beloved daughter Rachel Higginbotham on negro boy named Lewis and two hundred acres of land on the Branches of Harris Creek to be taken off of the lower end of my tract of four hundred acres of Land on the Branches of the said Creek to her and her heirs forever - Item I give to my well beloved son Charles Higginbotham one negro boy named Bartley, and two hundred acres of land on both sides of Rutledge Creek and adjoining Buffalow River on the south side whereon I formerly had a mill to him and his heirs forever. - Item I give to my well beloved daughter Frances Higginbotham one negro girl named Easter to her and her Heirs lawfully begotten and one feather bed. - Item I give to my well beloved sons Joseph, William and Charles Higginbotham all my Black Smith's tools and one Still, and one Whipsaw to be in common between the above mentioned Joseph, William and Charles Higginbotham. Item I give to my well beloved sons Robert and Moses Higginbotham, two hundred acres of land on
(Continued Will of Moses Higginbotham, Sr.)
the branches of Harris Creek to be taken off the upper end of my tract of four hundred acres of land on the Branches of the said creek to be equally divided between them.
Item I give to my well beloved Sons and Daughters Joseph Higginbotham, Robert Higginbotham, Charles Higginbotham, Moses Higginbotham, William Higginbotham, Rachel Higginbotham, and Frances Higginbotham, Six Negroes, to-wit, Lewis, Phillis, Elizabeth, Amy, Sarah and Caroline and their Increase, to be equally divided between my aforesaid children, Joseph, Robert, Moses, William, Charles and Frances, at my well beloved Wife's death.
Item. I give to my well beloved son William Higginbotham, Rachel Higginbotham and my well beloved daughter and my well beloved son Charles Higginbotham all my Horses, Cattle and Hogs to be equally divided between my before mentioned Children William, Rachel and Charles at my well beloved wife's Marriage or Death.
Also i constitute and ordain Frances Higginbotham my well beloved wife, and my sons Joseph Higginbotham and William Higginbotham my sole executors of this my last Will and Testament all and singular my Lands Messuages and Tenements by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed, and I do hereby utterly Disavow, Revoke and Disannul all and every other Former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests and Executors by me in anywise before named. Willed and Bequeathed, Rattifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty Ninth day of September One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety.
MOSES Higginbotham L.S.
Signed, Sealed published pronounced and Delivered by the said Moses Higginbotham as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names
Jno Higginbotham
James Higginbotham
Rachel Higginbotham
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"Moses purchased two parcels of land totaling 2430 acres in Albemarle Co. He transferred 2024 of these acres to his brothers and brother-in-law, William Morrison.
Cemetery on land deeded to Moses, recorded in Albemarle Co., VA, on land near Amherst Court House on Rutledge Creek, a tributary of Buffalo River, on that part allotted to John Jr. by Moses. In this
(continued from previous( MOSES HIGGINBOTHAM, SR.)
cemetery is a lone monument erected to the memory of Thomas HIGGINBOTHAM B 6/10/1769, D 2/4/1835. There are many other graves in this cemetery marked with flint rock headstones. The old abandoned residence of John Jr. stands about 600 feet easterly from this cemetery. John HIGGINBOTHAM and Frances RILEY may be buried in this cemetery, as well as Moses HIGGINBOTHAM and his wife Frances.
*Arthur Brock’s Mother
NEPPIE JANE
HICKENBOTTOM/HIGGINBOTHAM/HIGGINBOTTOM
Neppie Jane Hickenbottom (parents John Moses Hickenbottom & Sarah Jane Holland).
DOB: abt. 1884 TN
DIED: 1968 Pikeville, TN
Married: W. Edley Brock in Sequatchie Co. TN on May 9, 1900.
Children:
1. Arthur Martin Brock
2. Arnold Brock
3. Daniel Brock
4. Gayle Brock
5. Walter Brock
6. Wesley Brock
7. William (Willy) Brock
8. Maggie Brock
9. Betsy Brock
10. Hettie Mae Brock
11. Eddie Brock (female)
The name Hickenbottem is also known as Higgenbottem/Higgenbothem. The name was spelled as Higgebottem/Higgenbothem from ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland, England, and Barbados.
Eventually, Hickenbottem was the spelling. There are documents which support this fact.
**Neppie's father John Moses Hickenbottom & Neppie's mother Sarah Holland are 1st cousins. John Moses Hickenbottom married Sarah J. Holland. John's father William Hickenbottom and Sarah's mother Nancy E. Higginbotham (Holland) were brother and sister.
*Arthur Brock’s Grandfather(maternal)
JOHN MOSES HICKENBOTTOM
John Moses Hickenbottom (parents William K. Hickenbottom & Nancy Dill).
DOB: Feb. 7, 1865
DIED: Feb. 2, 1944 in Bledsoe Co. TN
Burial-Rainey-Dill Cemetery on Brockdell Mtn. (unmarked grave).
Occupation-Farm Hand
Address- Rt. 5 pisgah (possibly Pigsah) Farm Pikeville, TN.
John Moses married Sarah Jane Holland in 1883. Sarah Jane Holland was born in 1865 and died Oct.2, 1923 in Putnam Co. TN.
John Moses had two known siblings--- Chana A. Hickenbottom dob. 1858, WD Hickenbottem dob. 1858.
John Moses and Sarah had 8 children/
1. Heattie Hickenbottom dob June 1885
2. Charles Wesley Hickenbottom dob Jan. 1887 TN
3. Aaron James Higgenbottom (also listed as Hickenbottom) dob 1889
4. John Aaron Hickenbottom dob June 1889
5. Dora Evalin Higgenbottom (also listed as Hickenbottom) dob 1891
6. Bartia Hickenbottom dob. 1896
7. Huston Edgar Hickenbottom
8. Neppie Jane Higgenbottom (also listed as Hickenbottom)
John Moses Hickenbottom and Sarah Jane Holland were first cousins.
John Moses Hickenbottom’s dad, William K. Hickenbottom & Sarah Hickenbottoms’ mom, Nancy E. (Hickenbottom) Holland were brother and sister.** (William K. Hickenbottom and Nancy E. Holland had the same father, Aaron Hickenbottom).
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1695
June 10, 1695
St Phillip, Barbados, British Indian Ocean Territory
June 10, 1695
Saint Philip, Barbados, British Indian Ocean Territory
1714
1714
Age 18
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
1714
Age 18
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States
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Age 21
Virginia
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Ireland
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Age 30
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States
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Age 32
Goochland Co now, Amherst, Virginia, USA
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Age 34
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States