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Thomas Hightower
Birth: Feb. 5, 1736
Farnham
Richmond County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1808
Warren County
Kentucky, USA

Thomas was the son of Thomas Hightower Sr. and Kindness (maiden name unknown). There are comments out there on various Net locations giving the maiden name of Kindness as Prentess but they are without any real genealogical support. No later than 1768 Thomas married Susanna (maiden name unkown). There are comments out there on various Net sites giving the maiden name of Susanna as Harrington or Herrington but they are without any real genealogical support. A "Mrs. Hightower" was ordered executed in the Greenville District of South Carolina about 1780 by the notorious "Bloody" Bill Cunningham, a Tory, for refusing to divulge the location of her husband. This "Mrs. Hightower" is believed to be Susanna. Thomas was at the time serving in Col. Roebucks Regiment, South Carolina Militia. In about 1786 he married Jane "Jinsey" or "Jency," whose maiden name may have been Judson.

Other children of Thomas and Jane "Jency" were:
Mary Ann about 1788-after 1860
John Hightower about 1792-about 1847
Joshua Hightower 1797-1882


Edgar D. Byler III (gggg-grandson)(edited by Ed Hightower)

"Thomas Hightower, born 5 February 1736, Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. He moved with parents to Anson County, North Carolina, before 1758. Married first to Susanna who was brutally murdered about 1780 in South Carolina, by the notorious Bill Cunningham. Thomas Hightower was at the time serving in Col. Roebucks Regiment, South Carolina Militia. After the Revolutionary War, and before 1786, Thomas married his second wife, a young Indian woman named Jinsey (or Jane). The family resided in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, until 1794 when the moved to Warren County, Kentucky. Thomas Hightower died in Warren County, Kentucky, after 1807 but before 1810. Exact date and place of death and burial have not been determined. Thomas Hightower was a Revolutionary War Veteran serving the cause of the new Confederacy."

Edgar adds this about Thomas' second wife:

"Jinsey or Jane (no maiden name found at present) is thought to have been born in either North Carolina or South Carolina about 1760-65. She may have been married prior to her marriage to Thomas Hightower, but no record has been found. Family tradition in my line as well as other descendants of Jinsey, claims that she was Native American. No proof has yet been found. Following the death of Thomas Hightower, she moved with her children to Izard County, Arkansas in November 1829. It has been reported, but not proven, that she later moved to what is today Oklahoma where she died sometime after 1840. No other information available."

 
 
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 Children:
  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
 
Note: While this Memorial to Thomas Hightower will remain on FAG there is no proof based on sound genealogical research which indicates he was buried in this cemetery.
 
Burial:
Beaver Dam United Baptist Church Cemetery
Rhoda
Edmonson County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Ed Hightower
Originally Created by: Goldenrod102
Record added: Jun 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38540302
Thomas Hightower
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Added by: Brandon A. Cowles
 
 
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God bless you, dear grandfather
- Dr. William McDonald
 Added: Jun. 10, 2017
Thomas Hightower is my 5th Great Grandfather. His wife Susannah Harrington is the mother of my 4th Great - John Hightower. John is the father of Thomas L. Hightower of Georgia. Thomas is the father of my 2nd Great Granddad John Zacharias Hightower of Nass...(Read more)
- Mike McGlon
 Added: Apr. 6, 2016

- Gary Hewitt
 Added: Jan. 24, 2016
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