Posted By:wm gilbert
Subject:Re: Hightowers of Tennessee and Kentucky and famous wheel barrow pusher around world
Post Date:September 11, 2011 at 10:42:01
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This may help a little
2.3 Nathaniel Barksdale Hightower our line 1818 d 1891 Coal Creek, Anderson County Tennessee married Cassandra Francis [last name might have been Clevins]
Census shows on October 22, 1850, Barksdale and his family were in Jefferson County Tennessee district 13. Then July 24.1860 in Taylorsburg, Cocke County Tennessee district 8. Taylorsburg is now Edwina, Tn. just south of Newport, Tn. South of Edwina is Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where the Hightower family went to church. Then the family moves once again to Coal Creek, Anderson County Tennessee district 5 July 25, 1870.
3.1.        Sarah Jane Hightower, b. 1838
3.2.        Polly A ‘May’ Hightower, b. 1839
3.3.        Leander Hightower, b. 1843 killed 19 may 1902 in the Fraterville Mine explosion
.... 4.1 Bart Hightower, killed 19 may 1902 in the Fraterville Mine explosion
3.4.        Susan Hightower, b. 1845
3.5.        William Henry Hightower, b. 1841 William Hightower was the first Hightower to move into Kentucky, June 5, 1900. Followed by Ananias Nice Hightower and his family.
3.6.        John Edward Hightower, b. 1847 m. Nancy Ann McKamey
3.7.        Margret Hightower, b. 1849 married Richard Brooks
.... 4.1       Charles Brooks killed 19 may 1902 in the Fraterville Mine explosion
3.8.       Edith ‘Eda’ Hightower married John C McKamey. John and three sons, James, William and Andrew McKamey were killed 19 may 1902 in the Fraterville Mine explosion
3.9.        Martha Hightower,
3.10.       Tipton Hightower, b. Apr. 4, 1849 Newport Cocke County Tennessee d. Apr. 7, 1940
Blue Diamond Perry County Kentucky He married Lidda "Lydia" E. Carson, married 15 Jan 1875 in Anderson County, Tennessee
Tip's children are;
.... 4.1.        Charles "Frog" Hightower b. 21 Nov 1875.
.... 4.2.        Levi Hightower, b. Feb 3, 1878 d Jan 1, 1881 Peabody Cemetery LaFollette TN.
.... 4.3.        John E. Hightower, b. Mar 1880.
.... 4.4.        James P. Hightower, b. 15 Apr 1882, died in coal mine explosion, d. 19 May 1902 in Fraterville, TN (near Lake City) Fraterville Mine explosion, buried in Leach Cemetery, Lake City, Anderson County, TN.
.... 4.5.        Michael "Mitchel" Hightower, b. 1 Jul 1884 in Anderson Co, TN, occupation Coal Miner, d. 1946 in Blue Diamond, Perry Co, KY.
[Tip Hightower, the ventilation furnace operator was put on trial and was acquitted of negligence for the Fraterville Mine explosion in Briceville, TN where 216 miners inside the mine lost their lives On May 19, 1902.
Tipton's son James P Hightower was killed as were Tipton's brother Leander, and Leander’s son Bart Hightower.

3.11.       Rebecca Hightower Born: May 10, 1860 in Cocke County, TN. Died: March 8, 1951 in Lake City, Anderson County, TN. m. - ? - Leinarts, her Mother: Unknown Clevins

3.12.       Ananias Nice Hightower b. Jul. 10, 1857 Newport Cocke County Tennessee d. Apr. 26, 1942 Ages Harlan County died of a Chronic Heart Attack. In 1897 Nice was in Proctor, red Ash, KY where the non-union mines Proctor Coal Co was operating
Nice was married three times.
He married (1) Susan Craig, married 13 Jun 1878 in Anderson Co, TN, b. 1860 their children were, Barstel, Robert, Lela and Mattie.
He married (2) Lassie Bowers, married 18 Nov 1898 in Anderson Co, TN their child was, Virgil.
He married (3) Lydia Belle Hubbard, married 1899/1900, b. 15 Sep 1885 in Lily, Laurel County, KY, d. 6 Jun 1929 in Harlan Co, KY, buried in Ages Cemetery, Harlan Co, KY. Lydia: Died of a Ruptured Appendix.