|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1836|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1920|
2Lt., 1 Georgia Infantry.
Enlisted and mustered into service in APR 1862 in Co. G, 1st Ga Inf.
He was wounded in action at Missionary Ridge.
William Thomas Hightower
Mary Vincent Hightower
V.M. Hightower Passed Away; Funeral Monday
V.M. Hightower, one of the pioneers of the county, died last Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.H. Yeager. He would have been 84 years old in November.
He had always [paper damaged]. His last coherent words were "all for the best" was a goodbye to his family - four generations around him - and as peaceful as a child going to sleep he passed away.
V.M. Hightower was of the kind that gives strength and stability to institutions. He believed in doing his duty as a citizen as well as an individual. The very last act of his long, busy life, was to vote in the primary just one week before the wornout machine ceased to function. Only a few survive who were here when he came, and he holds a worthy share in the upbuilding of the county.
The funeral service was conducted from the Yeager residence at 4 p.m. by Rev. O.N. Baucom, assisted by Dr. J.W. Loving and Rev. W.B. Andrews Monday. The minister referred to deceased by the beautifully apt expression "Corn reaped in its season." the services at the grave were conducted by the Masonic Lodge, of which he had been a member since its organization. Among the floral offerings was a combination wreath, offering of the two children, and nine grandchildren, crowned with a posy of rosebuds for the two great grandchildren.
Vincent Marian Hightower was born in Georgia, November 20th, 1836; he was married to Miss Matilda Caroline Perkerson March 15th, 1860. He served as Lieutenant in the Confederate army, and was severely wounded during an engagement in the battle of Missionary Ridge. After he recovered he rejoined the army and remained with it until the close of the war.
In 1866 he and his brother, William, loaded their household goods into a Prairie Schooner, piled their families on top of the load, and set out for Texas. After a weary "voyage" of two months, they arrived in what is known as the Friendship neighborhood, passing through Cleburne, a city of three log cabins.
He and his young wife and two small children together bore the hardships of the frontier life, and by industry and thrift accumulated enough to make his last years easy and pleasant.
It will be lonely the rest of the way for the aged companion, but sympathy and tender care will do all that affection can do to make the pathway easy. -
Cleburne Morning Review
7 August 1920
Young County Obituary Index
Elias Dorsey Hightower (1808 - 1892)
Mary Ann Peek Hightower (1813 - 1887)
Matilda Caroline Perkerson Hightower (1836 - 1926)
William Thomas Hightower (1860 - 1949)*
Mary Vincent Hightower Yeager (1862 - 1956)*
William Henry Hightower (1832 - 1898)*
Thomas Milton Hightower (1834 - 1910)*
2 Lt. Vincent Marion Hightower (1836 - 1920)
Martha Ann Hightower Carter (1841 - 1910)*
Nancy Ann Elizabeth Hightower Moore (1843 - 1930)*
Elias Green Hightower (1850 - 1852)*
John Dorsey Hightower (1853 - 1921)*
Daniel Newman Hightower (1855 - 1896)*
Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
Plot: B 38 L 14
Maintained by: Tony
Originally Created by: Texas CSA
Record added: May 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19590203