Eleanor Charnold was born in 1675 or a few years prior, and died in 1734 or thereafter.
Her family settled in the Richmond, Virginia area, and were apparently British by origin, and Eleanor married a man named Joshua Hightower. While it is thought Eleanor's surname was "Charnold," or some derivation of that spelling, this is not certain. The couple had at least six children.
The early Hightower family in America worshipped at the North Farnham Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, a church which had been established about the time of Eleanor's birth, or soon thereafter. North Farnham Church is still an active congregation three hundred years after it was originally founded.
It is thought that Joshua and Eleanor Hightower were interred in the North Farnham Episcopal Church cemetery, but this is not altogether certain, as no headstones for this couple have been located there.
The Hightower clan in America is rather unique, as researchers believe that virtually everyone with the Hightower surname, or descended from someone with the Hightower surname may trace their heritage to Joshua and Eleanor Hightower through their six children. And a subjective survey of people with the Hightower surname seems to bear out a common knowledge of Joshua and Eleanor and an interest in these ancient relatives.
Joshua Hightower (1670 - 1726)*
North Farnham Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: Dr. William McDonald
Record added: Aug 04, 2011
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