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Martha "Mattie" Brooks Hightower
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1848
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1924
Leon County
Texas, USA

Mattie Hightower, age 74 of Leon County, Texas filed a widow's application for pension on 16 April 1922. The pension was approved effective 1 March 1922 (No 38170) She stated that she and GW Hightower married on 6 June 1869 in Pike County, Alabama. He served about two years as a Private in the military service of the Confederate States during the War between the States, Company I, 36th Regiment, Infantry. DL Palmer and CO Simms were her witnesses who swore they knew her personally and she had not remarried since his death. The State and County Assessor certified she was charged on the tax rolls with the property valued at $285.

An application for Mortuary Warrant of 13 December 1924, noted the pensioner Martha Hightower died on 3 December 1924 in Normangee at the home of her nephew, Wiley Mansel. Apparently Wiley Mansel was paid the Mortuary Warrant and misplaced the check, because on 20 January 1925 in Leon County, he filed a claim requesting replacement of a $65 check which had been lost or destroyed. On 22 January 1925, SH Terrell, Comptroller, approved the replacement check.

Source: Jean Kennedy and Laura Clemmons. Florence, Alabama. When in doubt or when no proof was available, we have provided the facts and given you the option of deciding for yourself which is correct. If you find errors or have additional information to contribute, please contact us.

Find A Grave contributor Carol Anne Hoch 
Family links: 
  Sterling Hayden Brooks (1824 - 1910)
  Emma Laura Brooks Mansel (1854 - 1882)
  George Washington Hightower (1847 - 1922)
  Martha Brooks Hightower (1848 - 1924)
  Emma Laura Brooks Mansel (1854 - 1882)**
  Beulah M Mansel Allen (1871 - 1967)*
  Lucy Clara Mansel Jennings (1874 - 1958)**
  Samuel Tildon Mansel (1878 - 1941)**
  Margaret Elizabeth Mansel Kitchens (1879 - 1959)**
  Wiley Robert Mansel (1880 - 1961)**
*Calculated relationship
Clear Creek Cemetery
Leon County
Texas, USA
Plot: Row 5 Plot 38
Created by: William E. "Bill" Robins...
Record added: Nov 13, 2010
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Martha Mattie <i>Brooks</i> Hightower
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Martha Mattie <i>Brooks</i> Hightower
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Martha Mattie <i>Brooks</i> Hightower
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Mattie and George had no children of their own. They raised Wiley Mansel, son of Mattie's sister, Emma Laura, as their own. Wiley took care of them as they aged. Mattie drew a widow's pension from George CSA service until her death.
- Carol Anne Hoch
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013

- Carol Anne Hoch
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013

- Judy Murphy
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013
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