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William Hightower
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Birth: 1805
Bowling Green
Warren County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1846
Izard County
Arkansas, USA

William was the son of Thomas Hightower and Jane "Jensy," whose last name is in doubt but some say Judson. His mother was said to be part Cherokee.

In 1830, William, his brother, Joshua, and sister, Elizabeth Wren, with her seven children left Kentucky, where they lived near Bowling Green, and trekked westward across the Mississippi River to Arkansas Territory, settling in Rocky Bayou, Izard County. Elizabeth's husband joined her a few weeks later. The next year, William married Martha F. "Aunt Patsy" Downey. They had the following children: James Downey, Mary Jane, Thomas A., John R., Green Hill, William Robert, Martin Van Buren, Nancy Ann, Elizabeth, and Henry M.

[Note: Some family trees show William as "William Robert Hightower, Sr." This may be because he had a son who is shown as "William Robert Hightower" on his marriage record (source: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900); however, the relative who originally submitted the marriage information later discovered that the middle name Robert was not correct for William, Jr. (source: Tony, contributor #46571983). The middle name is unknown for William Hightower shown in this memorial. His son's middle initial is R, but his middle name is also unknown.]
Family links: 
  Thomas Hightower (1736 - 1808)
  Martha F. Downey Hightower (1808 - 1894)*
  Thomas J. Hightower (1833 - 1862)*
  John R. Hightower (1836 - 1862)*
  Green Hill Hightower (1836 - 1912)*
  William R Hightower (1838 - ____)*
  Martin Van Buren Hightower (1839 - 1905)*
  Elizabeth A. Hightower Miller (1844 - 1908)*
  Henry M. Hightower (1846 - 1878)*
  John Hightower (1774 - 1850)*
  Henry H. Hightower (1777 - 1858)*
  Elizabeth Hightower Wren (1794 - 1882)*
  Charity Hightower Karr (1802 - 1881)*
  William Hightower (1805 - 1846)
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Cemetery
Izard County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Heartsong
Originally Created by: Goldenrod102
Record added: Aug 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29021418

- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Oct. 20, 2016

- Gary Hewitt
 Added: Feb. 29, 2016

- Andraya
 Added: Jan. 29, 2010
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