Dr. Joel W. Williams

M, #2039, b. 10 Mar 1832, d. 15 Aug 1902
     Dr. Joel W. Williams was born on 10 Mar 1832.1 He was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Decatur Co., GA, in the household of unresearched people.

Dr. Joel W. Williams married Mary Jane Higdon, daughter of John Higdon and Rebecca Matilda Overstreet, on 14 Nov 1856 in Decatur Co., GA.2,3,1,4 Dr. Joel W. Williams was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL, with others in the household: Mary Jane Higdon. Dr. Joel W. Williams was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Decatur Co., GA, with others in the household: Mary Jane Higdon.

Dr. Joel W. Williams was mentioned in the will of John Higdon (his father-in-law), dated 23 Nov 1877, Decatur Co., GA.5 Dr. Joel W. Williams was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Decatur Co., GA, with others in the household: Mary Jane Higdon.

Dr. Joel W. Williams died on 15 Aug 1902 at age 70.1 He was buried in 1902 in Attapulgus Methodist Church Cemetery, Attapulgus, Decatur Co., GA.6 Alternatively, Joel was buried in 1902 in Bethel Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA.7,1

Citations

  1. [S3] Floreda Duke Varick, Grady County, Georgia, Tomb Index (Tallahassee, FL: Varick, c1980). Hereinafter cited as Grady Co., GA, Tomb Index.
  2. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/decatur/vitals/marriages/…), Certificate # A-235.
  3. [S294] Jo Ann Smith, editor, Higdon Family Newsletter (Box 30093, Raleigh, NC 27622: Mrs.HA Smith, 1972), #78, p. 5. Hereinafter cited as Higdon Family Newsletter.
  4. [S402] US1860, says they were married within the year.
  5. [S1610] "Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990," Images, unindexed, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 11 May 2014), Citing Decatur County State of Georgia Court of Ordinary Wills Book B 1873-1913, Will of John Higdon, pp. 103-6.
  6. [S780] Transcribed by Ida Kirkland Boyce, Decatur Co., Georgia Cemeteries, GA GenWeb (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/decatur/cemeteries).
  7. [S711] Cemetery Marker in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Decatur Co., GA (located D19 LL288, southwest of Reno, adjacent to the old Bethel Church. This cemetery may be the oldest in the county - the oldest marked grave is dated Oct. 17, 1829. (Surveyed before 1963)).

Burrell Higdon1

M, #2041, b. circa 1773, d. 1845
Relationship
3rd great-grandfather of Beryl Virginia Burns
Charts
Beryl V. Burns Pedigree
     Burrell Higdon was born circa 1773 in St. George Parish, GA.2,3 He was the son of John Higdon and Sarah <...>. (Most of St. George Parish became Burke Co. in 1777.)

Burrell Higdon was on the 1797 taxlist in Montgomery Co., GA. He paid 1 poll, but had no property there.4

Burrell Higdon began military service on 16 Jul 1798 in the Quasi-War, or undeclared war with France, which took place from 1798 to 1800. He was an Ensign in Montgomery Co. Battalion M.5

Burrell Higdon was living in Washington Co., GA, on 22 Dec 1798, when he was listed as a voter for 1st Lieutenant in Capt. Higdon's Company.6

Burrell Higdon married Nancy Roberts circa 1805.7,8,1

Burrell Higdon was on the taxlists of 1805,9 and of 1806 in Montgomery Co., GA.10

Burrell Higdon was enumerated as Head of Household in the censuses of 1820 in Emanuel Co., GA,11 and of 1830 in Emanuel Co., GA.12 Burrell Higdon was awarded land, as follows: 1000 acres in Emanuel Co., GA, headright, on the Ogeechee River.13,14 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1840 in Laurens Co., GA.15

Burrell Higdon died in 1845 in Laurens Co., GA.2

A summary of Burrell's census records:
Head of Household Household Member Age Year State County
Higdon, Burrel Taxlists 1797 GA Montgomery Co.
Higdon, Burrel Taxlists 1805-6 GA Montgomery Co.
Higdon, Burrell 45+ 1820 GA Emanuel Co.
Higdon, Burrel 50-60 1830 GA Emanuel Co.
Higdon, Burrell 60-70 1840 GA Laurens Co.

Children of Burrell Higdon and Nancy Roberts

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), V16 (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.
  2. [S296] Bettina Blanche (Pearson) Higdon Higdon-Whitaker and Allied Families, Vol. 1 (Cullman, AL: Gregath Co., 1982), p. 28, 82. Hereinafter cited as Higdon-Whitaker and Allied Families.
  3. [S328] Lucille B. Coone, Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants (Manassas, VA: Coone, Lucille B., 1978), p. 64. Hereinafter cited as Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants.
  4. [S1683] "Some early tax digests of Georgia," database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 27 Jan 2015), Citing Blair, Ruth,. Some early tax digests of Georgia. Atlanta?: Georgia Dept. of Archives and History, 1926, p. 93.
  5. [S1680] "Hicks, Thomas N. - Higginbotham, Benjamin"; Card File, p. 35; General Name File; Georgia Archives, Morrow, GA; (MC 1798-1800, p. 78).
  6. [S1684] "Records of Washington County, Georgia," Database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed 15 Feb 2015), Citing De Lamar, Marie. Records of Washington County, Georgia. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.
  7. [S296] Bettina Blanche (Pearson) Higdon Higdon-Whitaker and Allied Families, p. 82.
  8. [S328] Lucille B. Coone, Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants, p. 92.
  9. [S990] "Georgia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890," Database, Ron V. Jackson (AIS) (http://ancestry.com : accessed 28 Jan 2015), Citing microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes, p. 102.
  10. [S990] "Georgia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890," Database, Ron V. Jackson (AIS), p. 110.
  11. [S595] US1820.
  12. [S657] US1830.
  13. [S1675] "Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909," Images, unindexed, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 15 December 2014), citing Headright and bounty documents 1783-1909, Heron, Heron-Higgs, William; State Archives, Morrow, image 237.
  14. [S1682] "Georgia Archives. File II, Reference Services, RG 4-2-46," Images, Georgia Archives (www.cdm.sos.state.ga.us : accessed 25 Dec 2014), Citing Mary H. Abbe, Georgia Colonial and Headright Plat Index, 1735-1866 (United States: R. J. Taylor, Jr., Foundation and The Georgia Archives, 2005), Vol. WWWW, p. 14.
  15. [S285] US1840.

Nancy Roberts1

F, #2042, b. circa 1783, d. May 1870
Relationship
3rd great-grandmother of Beryl Virginia Burns
Charts
Beryl V. Burns Pedigree
     Nancy Roberts was born circa 1783 in GA.2,3

Nancy Roberts married Burrell Higdon, son of John Higdon and Sarah <...>, circa 1805.4,3,1

Nancy Roberts was widowed in 1845 in Laurens Co., GA.5 She was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Laurens Co., GA, in the household of James Marshall Shepard (her son-in-law.) Nancy Roberts was recorded as a person who died during the census year of 1870 in Pulaski Co., GA.6

Nancy Roberts died in May 1870 in Pulaski Co., GA.7

A summary of Nancy's census records:
Head of Household Household Member Age Year State County
Higdon, Burrell (Higdon, Nancy) 16-26 1820 GA Emanuel Co.
Higdon, Burrel (Higdon, Nancy) 40-50 1830 GA Emanuel Co.
Higdon, Burrell (Higdon, Nancy) 50-60 1840 GA Laurens Co.
Not found 1850
Sheapard, James M. Higdon, Nancy 77 1860 GA Laurens Co.
Higdon, Nancy Mortality 87 1870 GA Pulaski Co.

Children of Nancy Roberts and Burrell Higdon

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), V16 (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.
  2. [S402] US1860.
  3. [S328] Lucille B. Coone, Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants (Manassas, VA: Coone, Lucille B., 1978), p. 92. Hereinafter cited as Colonial Higdons and Some of Their Descendants.
  4. [S296] Bettina Blanche (Pearson) Higdon Higdon-Whitaker and Allied Families, Vol. 1 (Cullman, AL: Gregath Co., 1982), p. 82. Hereinafter cited as Higdon-Whitaker and Allied Families.
  5. [S296] Bettina Blanche (Pearson) Higdon Higdon-Whitaker and Allied Families, p. 28, 82.
  6. [S497] US1870.
  7. [S786] US1870 Mortality Schedule.

Jesse Lewis1

M, #2043
     Jesse Lewis married Mary Clifton.1

Child of Jesse Lewis and Mary Clifton

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), V16 (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.

Mary Clifton1

F, #2044
     Mary Clifton married Jesse Lewis.2

Child of Mary Clifton and Jesse Lewis

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.
  2. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly, V16 (75), p. 12.

Jordan Sutton1

M, #2045
     Jordan Sutton married Matilda Durden.1

Child of Jordan Sutton and Matilda Durden

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), V16 (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.

Matilda Durden1

F, #2046
     Matilda Durden married Jordan Sutton.1

Child of Matilda Durden and Jordan Sutton

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), V16 (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.

Nancy Rhiner

F, #2047, b. 13 May 1813, d. 21 Jul 1891
     Nancy Rhiner was born on 13 May 1813.1

Nancy Rhiner married first ? Hargrove before 1869.1

Nancy's second marriage was to Matthew Overstreet, son of Daniel Overstreet Jr. and Martha Albritton, on 3 Mar 1870 in Emanuel Co., GA.1 Nancy Rhiner was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Emanuel Co., GA, in the household of Matthew Overstreet. Nancy Rhiner was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Emanuel Co., GA, in the household of John L. McLemore.

Nancy Rhiner died on 21 Jul 1891 at age 78.1 She was buried in 1891 in Swainsboro, Emanuel Co., GA.2

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), V16 (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.
  2. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly, V16 (75), p. 12, in McLemore Cemetery.

? Hargrove1

M, #2048
     ? Hargrove married Nancy Rhiner before 1869.1

Citations

  1. [S295] Mrs. Florence S. Hodges, editor, Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly (Jacksonville, Fla.: Southern Genealogist's Exchange, 1957-), V16 (75), p. 12. Hereinafter cited as Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly.

Sarah M. Parrot1

F, #2049, b. 20 Apr 1845, d. 26 Oct 1900
     Sarah M. Parrot was born on 20 Apr 1845 in FL.2

Sarah M. Parrot married James Jackson Higdon, son of John Higdon and Rebecca Matilda Overstreet, on 9 Oct 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL.1 Sarah M. Parrot was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Decatur Co., GA, in the household of James Jackson Higdon. Sarah M. Parrot was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Decatur Co., GA, in the household of James Jackson Higdon.3

Sarah M. Parrot was widowed on 13 Jun 1894.4,5 She was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1900 in Decatur Co., GA, with others in the household: Ira Higdon, Carrie Higdon, Fanny May Higdon and Mattie Higdon.6

Sarah M. Parrot died on 26 Oct 1900 at age 55.5 She was buried in Higdon Cemetery, Calvary, Grady Co., GA.7,8,5

Children of Sarah M. Parrot and James Jackson Higdon

Citations

  1. [S980] County Clerk's Office, Marriage Records of Gadsden Co., FL (n.pub.), Application No: 18600025.
  2. [S294] Jo Ann Smith, editor, Higdon Family Newsletter (Box 30093, Raleigh, NC 27622: Mrs.HA Smith, 1972), #78, p. 1; US1870 shows state. Hereinafter cited as Higdon Family Newsletter.
  3. [S496] US1880.
  4. [S251] Mary Overby, compiler, Obituaries Published by the Christian Index, 1822-1899 (Washington, GA: Wilkes Pub, Co., 1975(V1), 1982(V2)), 08-12-1886: 15, 2 (V2, p. 110). Hereinafter cited as Obituaries Published by the Christian Index.
  5. [S294] Jo Ann Smith, Higdon Family Newsletter, #78, p. 1.
  6. [S555] US1900.
  7. [S806] Grady County Historical Society Inc. (Comp.), Cemeteries of Grady County, Georgia (P. O. Box 586, Cairo, GA 39828: Grady County Historical Society, Inc., 2006), p. 204. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries of Grady County, Georgia.
  8. [S293] Cemetery Marker in Higdon Cemetery, Calvary, Grady Co., GA (located 1 mile north of Calvary Baptist Church in Calvary, Grady Co., GA, on SR 179 (30.73530 -84.35080)).
  9. [S1662] "Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1939," Certificate of Death, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 26 Oct 2014), citing Georgia Archives, Morrow, Certificate no. 26083.