Mary A. <I>Bachelder</I> Hightower

Mary A. Bachelder Hightower

Georgia, USA
Death 30 Nov 1905 (aged 75–76)
Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Burial Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 74661760 · View Source
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Chambers County, AL Marriage Record:

Isaac Hightower and Mary Bachelder on December 1, 1846.
1850 Chambers County,(Dist. 19) AL Census:


Josiah W. Bachelor 53M Merchant R$1,600 (5-Slaves) Born New Hampshire
Caroline M. Bachelor 44F Born GA
Caroline E. Bachelor 23F Born GA
Sarah F. Bachelor 17F Born GA
Harriett A. Bachelor 15F Born AL
Augusta B. Bachelor 13F Born AL
George W. Bachelor 12M Born AL
Laura Bachelor 10F Born AL
Octavia J. Bachelor 7F Born AL
Julia A. Bachelor 5F Born AL
Florance Bachelor 2F Born AL
Isaac M. Hightower 26M Merchant Born GA
Josiah M. Hightower 2M Born AL
1860 Randolph County, (Wedowee) AL Census:


I. M. Hightower 37M Merchant R$120 P$2,500 Born GA
J. B. Hightower 11M Born AL
T. W. Hightower 9M Born LA
T. A. Manly 17M Clerk Born SC
J. J. Hill 24M Lawyer Born NC
1870 Chambers County, (LaFayette) AL Census:


Mary Hightower 35F Housekeeping P$150 Born GA
T. W. Hightower 19M Druggist R$50 P$1,000 Born LA
Clarence Hightower 6M Born AL
1880 Chambers County, (LaFayette) AL Census:


T. W. Hightower 29M Druggist Born LA
Lula E. Hightower 24F Wife Keeping House Born AL
Mary E. Hightower 3F Daughter Born Born AL
Annie Hightower 2F Daughter Born AL
M. A. HIGHTOWER 45F Mother Born AL
Clarance Hightower 16M Brother Clerk in Store Born AL
Rachel White 45F (Black) Domestic Servant Born AL
Charlie White 10M (Black) Born AL
1900 Chambers County, (LaFayette-Columbus St.) AL Census:


M. A. Hightower 64F Born Feb. 1836 in AL (Widow. Mother of 3 children; 0 children living)
Lizzie Batchelor 69F Sister Born March 1831 in AL
Julia Batchelor 50F Sister Born August 1849 in AL
"The LaFayette Sun" - December 6, 1905:

Death of Mrs. Hightower.
Only a Short Time Since the Demise of Her Lamented Sister.

Mrs. Mary Hightower died at her home in the city last Thursday morning. While she was feeble, yet her death was sudden and unexpected. Only about eight days previously had her sister, Miss Sarah Bachelor (Bachelder), died in the same house. The family is prominently connected with the history of LaFayette, and is noted for its intellectual attainments. The deceased leaves three sisters of her immediate family: Miss Lizzie Bachelder and Mrs. W. D. Wood, of LaFayette; and Miss Julia Bachelder, of Washington, D. C. The funeral took place at the city cemetery witnessed by sorrowing relatives and sympathetic friends.
"The LaFayette Sun" - January 3, 1906:

In Memoriam.

On the 30th day of November 1905, the gentle spirit of Mrs. Mary Hightower, daughter of Mr. J. M. and Mrs. C. M. Bachelder and widow of Mr. I. M. Hightower, passed from earth to heaven. By the mercy of her gracious heavenly Father, she was granted a long pilgrimage in this world, and all along the way she was a joy and a blessing to those she loved. For many years a consistent and loyal member of the Methodist Church, she lived the life of faith. Through long years she was a faithful wife and mother and a devoted sister. Her two sons, Thos. W. and Clarence, died years ago. The former is well remembered as a successful man of affairs, whose word was as good as his bond and a most public minded citizen.
The life and the death of Mrs. Hightower is another bright example of the power of the Christian religion to make both life and death happy and peaceful. She leaves her grandchildren a precious heritage of priceless value. It is theirs to follow along the way of faith and trust and so honor the memory of her who has gone on before them to the land of eternal rest. One of the most blessed teaching of the Holy Scriptures is that some sweet day all who love and trust God shall find eternal reunion around the great white throne.

"One of those days we shall know the reason.
Haply, of much that perplexes now;
One of these days in the Lord's good season
Light of His peace shall adorn the brow."

- An Old Friend.


"Wife of Isaac M. Hightower; Daughter of Josiah W. and Caroline D. Bachelder and Mother of Joe B., Thomas W., Charles and Clarence R. Hightower"

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