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Biography of Ahijah Morris Highsmith / m.Deborah Turner
Posted by: Sheryl Williams (ID *****7003) Date: July 28, 2008 at 17:10:17
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Biography of Ahijah M. Highsmith
http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Herzstein_Library/Veteran_Biographies/Browse_Biographies/biographies/default.asp?action=bio&id=3235

HIGHSMITH, ABIJAH M.

"Born November 13, 1776 in North Carolina. He moved to Missouri at an early date where he married Deborah Turner, daughter of Winslow Turner..."


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1. Ahijah Morris HIGHSMITH, son of Benjamin Highsmith and Abigail Morris, was born November 13, 1776 in North Carolina and died 1 JUN 1845 in Craft's Prairie, Texas. He married Deborah "Debbie" TURNER, daughter of Winslow TURNER I and Molly Sarah STANDISH. She was born ABT. 1795 in Pembroke, Massachusetts.

Children of Ahijah Morris HIGHSMITH and Deborah "Debbie" TURNER are:

Mary HIGHSMITH
Elizabeth HIGHSMITH b: 24 JAN 1817
Benjamin Franklin HIGHSMITH b: 11 SEP 1817 in St. Charles District, Missouri Territory
Jesse HIGHSMITH b: 1819
Winslow Turner HIGHSMITH , Sr. b: 1821
William HIGHSMITH b: 6 MAY 1826


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
.... 2 Deborah "Debbie" Turner b: BET 1793 AND 1795 d: AFT 1850
.... + Ahijah Morris Highsmith b: ABT 1795 d: 1 JUN 1845
...... 3 Elizabeth Highsmith b: 24 JAN 1817 d: 22 AUG 1887
...... + Robert Henry Grimes b: 12 OCT 1814 d: 26 DEC 1862
........ 4 Mary Jane Grimes b: 1838 d: BEF 1866
........ + Paschal Randolph Turner b: 15 SEP 1834
........ 4 Abigail Elizabeth Grimes b: 1841
........ + N. A. Morris
.......... 5 A. W. Morris
.......... 5 ? Morris
.......... + J. W. Horn
........ 4 William Henry Grimes b: 1848 d: 3 MAY 1912
........ + Mattie Bell Clark b: 20 MAR 1854 d: 23 MAR 1912
.......... 5 Ada Inez Grimes
.......... 5 Ethel Louise Grimes
.......... 5 Robert Henry Grimes
.......... 5 William Thomas Grimes
.......... 5 Roy Grimes b: 22 APR 1880 d: 31 DEC 1919
.......... + Johne Maw Robertson b: 22 JAN 1885 d: 15 JUN 1945
.......... 5 Willie Belle Grimes b: 7 JUL 1890
........ 4 Jesse Robert Grimes b: 1848
........ 4 Ahijah W. Grimes b: 5 JUL 1850 d: 19 JUL 1878
........ + Charlotte A. "Lottie" Lyman b: 2 MAR 1854 d: 26 JUL 1939
..........5 Elizabeth Grimes b: 31 JAN 1875 d: 13 JUN 1958
.......... + Charles Witcher
.......... + W. E. Francis
.......... 5 Benjamin Lyman Grimes b: 19 MAY 1876 d: 5 DEC 1956
.......... + Susie Mae Highsmith b: 12 OCT 1876 d: 31 OCT 1940
.......... 5 Mabel Grimes b: 1878 d: 1957
.......... + William Moulton Cobb b: 1864 d: 1943
........ 4 Delia Ann Grimes b: AFT 1850
........ + John Wilson Kennedy
..........5 Willie Bell Kennedy
.......... + John Williams
........ 4 Albert C. Grimes b: 15 APR 1855 d: 4 AUG 1908
........ + Annie J. Feldman

...... 3 Benjamin Franklin Highsmith b: 11 SEP 1817 d: 20 NOV 1905
...... + Mary Jane Gray d: BET 1844 AND 1845
...... + Elizabeth Turner b: 22 MAR 1836 d: 7 OCT 1900
........ 4 John Franklin Highsmith b: 18 JAN 1854 d: 31 OCT 1891
.......... 5 John Franklin Highsmith , Jr.
.......... 5 Ada Highsmith
.......... 5 Earl Highsmith
.......... 5 Kige Highsmith
.......... 5 Lee Highsmith
.......... 5 Velma Highsmith
.......... 5 Oma Highsmith
........ 4 Adam T. Highsmith b: ABT 1855
........ 4 Samuel Monroe Highsmith b: 22 MAY 1857
........ 4 Martha "Mattie" Jane Highsmith b: 16 DEC 1859
........ + W. J. O'Brien
........ 4 Henry Thomas Highsmith b: 9 FEB 1862 d: 2 AUG 1889
........ 4 Mary Deborah "Debbie" Highsmith b: 29 OCT 1863
........ + J. M. O'Brien
........ 4 William Harvey Highsmith b: 6 DEC 1865 d: 12 MAR 1866
........ 4 Joseph Richard Highsmith b: 17 SEP 1869 d: 3 OCT 1919
........ 4 Margaret L. Highsmith b: 26 JAN 1870 d: 20 MAY 1892
........ 4 Robert Edward Highsmith b: 5 SEP 1872 d: 14 MAY 1892
........ 4 Sarah Elizabeth Highsmith b: 20 FEB 1875 d: 7 SEP 1936
........ + ? Anderson
........ 4 Wiley Don Highsmith b: 8 JUL 1878 d: 5 NOV 1879
........ 4 Ahijah Morris Highsmith II b: 5 JAN 1882 d: 5 JAN 1882
........ 4 Adam Turner Highsmith b: 9 SEP 1885
...... 3 Jesse Highsmith b: 1819
...... 3 Winslow Turner Highsmith , Sr. b: ABT 1821
...... + Sarah E. Lofton
........ 4 Winslow Turner Highsmith , Jr.
........ + Sarah E. Dillard
.......... 5 Winslow Agness Highsmith d: 1958
.......... + L. W. Murphy
........ 4 Jesse Richard Highsmith b: 22 JUN 1859 d: 16 JAN 1913
........ + Mary Emily Truss b: 6 JAN 1866 d: 12 AUG 1951
.......... 5 John Turner Highsmith b: 19 SEP 1881 d: 10 FEB 1969
.......... + Addie Julia McPhaul b: 29 AUG 1881 d: 18 APR 1964
.......... 5 Maude Highsmith b: MAR 1883
.......... 5 Coleman Highsmith b: JUN 1886
.......... 5 Lula Highsmith b: SEP 1894
...... 3 Mary A. Highsmith b: 5 JUL 1825 d: 5 NOV 1879
...... + George Jefferson Neil
...... 3 William Highsmith b: 6 MAY 1826 d: 27 NOV 1880
...... + Lucinda Catherine Foster b: 20 DEC 1835 d: 24 MAY 1929
........ 4 Deborah Ann Highsmith
........ + Thomas Malachi Mathers
........ 4 Mary E. Highsmith
........ 4 Ellie Highsmith
........ 4 John William Highsmith b: ABT 1863 d: 27 NOV 1902
........ + Lula Estelle Truss b: 22 JUN 1870 d: 22 APR 1954
.......... 5 Billie Highsmith b: 4 OCT 1886
.......... 5 Leon Highsmith b: 2 OCT 1890
.......... 5 Mamie Highsmith b: 2 JAN 1892
.......... 5 Frank Highsmith b: 26 JAN 1894
.......... 5 Stella M. Highsmith b: 15 JAN 1900
.......... + Willaim M. Lewis
.......... 5 Living Highsmith
.......... + A. H. Hamner



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This family is not identified correctly in the census:

Source: BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txbastro/bastrop.htm
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http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/bastrop/census/1860/1860-11.txt
1860 United States Federal Census
Precinct 11, Bastrop, TX
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732\687 Highsmith, Robert 44 m Farmer NC [Robert Grimes]
732\687 Highsmith, Elizabeth 39 f MO [Elizabeth Grimes]
732\687 Highsmith, Delia 11 f TX [Delia Grimes/daughter]
732\687 Highsmith, A. W. 9 m TX [Ahijah Grimes/son]
732\687 Highsmith, Albert 6 m TX [Albert Grimes/son]
732\687 Highsmith, William 13 m TX
732\687 Highsmith, Debrah 65 f NC [mother-in-law]
[nee Deborah Turner, widow of Ahijah M. Highsmith]
[William Andrew Highsmith, son of David Highsmith?]



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