Capt Jacob Higginbotham

Capt Jacob Higginbotham

Amherst County, Virginia, USA
Death Jan 1836 (aged 84)
Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, USA
Cenotaph Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, USA
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Affidavit Of Service
Military Records
Revolutionary War
Jacob Higginbotham, Sr.

In the records of the National Archives under File.
No. R4977 is found the following:

Affidavit of John Higginbotham dated 21 Apr 1855
before a Justice of the Peace of Hart Co., GA in
which he identifies himself as one of the children
of Captain Jacob Higginbotham who served in the
Revolution from Amherst Co., VA, said Jacob having
been sent from Amherst Co. to General Green in
North Carolina at the time of the battle of Guilford
courthouse and that Jacob did not reach General Green
until the day after the battle was fought.

The affidavit further states that Jacob married his
wife Anne on 18 Oct 1772, that Jacob died in Jan.,
1836, and that the children of Jacob and Anne were:
Hannah, born 27 Aug 1773; James, born 13 Feb 1775;
Jacob, Jr., born 6 Jul 1776; John, born 9 Jan 1778;
Elizabeth, born 14 Jan 1780; Jane, born 3 Mar 1782;
Joseph and Benjamin, born 27 Feb 1784; Caleb, born
3 Apr 1787; Anne, born 11 Dec 1788; William, born
13 Sep 1790; Riley, born 22 Sep 1793; and Frances G.,
born 11 Dec 1796.

The affidavit of John further stated that Jacob, Sr.
died in Elbert Co., GA and the affidavit was
accompanied by a sworn statement of Thomas J. Maxwell
that he was acquainted with Jacob Higginbotham, Sr.
in his lifetime and that the Family Record is in
the handwriting of the said [Jacob] Higginbotham.
The affidavit and the sworn statement were both
witnessed by George Pulliam, JP.

[Submitters notes: Jacob Higginbotham, Sr. was the son
of Joseph and Hannah Smith Higginbotham of Amherst Co., VA.
His wife Anne Higginbotham was his first cousin and
the daughter of Benjamin Higginbotham and wife Elizabeth
Graves, Benjamin and his family having also moved from
Amherst Co., VA to Elbert Co., GA. Some of the children
of Jacob Higginbotham, Sr. moved from Elbert Co. to
Feliciana Parish, LA along with several cousins from
Benjamin's family. See book "Higginbotham descendants
of Moses and Frances Kyle Higginbotham" by Earl and
Nena Higginbotham.]

Submitted by: Chandler Eavenson

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GPS coordinates of the Jacob Higginbotham grave, thanks to cousin Linda Wood: GPS coordinates for Jacob Higginbotham's grave:(34.20732 -82.89878).