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Shirley Hightower-Johnston

AncientFaces Member since May 26, 2015

About: Researching several years - Hightower, Fergus,Shelton, Gray, Phillips,Sanders, Forrest, Horton, LeCroy, Price, Vaught, Wilkerson & others. Would like to communicate with others researching these surnames.

Researching: Shelton, Price, Berry, Wilkerson, Phillips, Gray, Fergus, Horton, Sanders, Forrest, Hightower, Vaught, Hyer, Lecroy

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Martha was born 20 Apr 1861 in Erath Co., TX, died of pneumonia 6 Apr 1940 in Crowell, TX. On 15 Mar 1881 she married Dr. William A. Gordon in Erath Co., TX. William was born 18 May 1859, died 24 Apr 1906 at Tolar, Hood, TX. They are both buried at Hightower Cemetery, Erath Co., TX. They had four daughters - Bonnie, Effie, Sallie & Marie.
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I know very little about this photo. It was emailed to me about a year ago from a fellow researcher. I was told this was one Robert Lee Hightower & "could it possibly be my Uncle?". My Dad had a brother by this name. I STILL do not know. There are a dozen or more by that name in our Hightower lines. Only clue is the "Cotton Palace" on this vehicle, which was in Waco, TX many years ago. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.
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This is the backside of the James Ingram Fergus Photo posted. Perhaps a viewer will note something on here that we have missed. Any help in obtaining information of him will be greatly appreciated.
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James Ingram Fergus was born 26 Nov 1846 (Back of his photo says Salt Lake City, UT), died 10 Dec 1875 (Back of photo says Bonham, Fannin, TX - see the backside of this photo posted). James was the first husband of Margaret Jane Vaught, born 1855 MO, died late 1915 Bryan Co., OK (See her photo). They married 05 Nov 1869 in Cedar Co., MO. Two children were born to them, Jennie & Mary Jane. The sisters married brothers (Hightower). We are searching for information on James Ingram Fergus.
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Most information for Nathan is posted under his photo. Elah Haynes was born 26 Jan 1871, died 25 May 1942. Locations not known. They had the following children: Caroline Elah, Rubenia, Claude Marion, Nay Warren, James Clinton, Witt Willie, Odle J., C.B., T.C., & Melvin.
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Nathan was born 13 Nov 1868 Navarro Co., TX, died 1 Oct 1924 Idalou, Lubbock, TX. On 16 Dec 1886 he married Elah Haynes (1871-1942)in Navarro Co & they had ten children. The photo shows the first three children. Nathan was the third child of Charnel Berrian Hightower & Martha J. McCord . His life was cut short when he was killed in a dispute over a real estate transaction.
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Charnel Berrian was born 3 Nov 1841 Chickasaw Co., MS, died 24 Mar 1919 Waco, McLennan, TX, buried at McCord Cemetery, Frost, Navarro, TX. He married 1) Martha J. McCord on 26 Mar 1861 Navarro Co., had three children: Charnel Thomas, Mary Permelia & Nathan Marion. Married 2) Lauretta Eleanor Woodward 14 Jan 1871 Hill Co., TX & had three children: Mittie Eugenia, Minnie Estelle & Claudius Rufus. He was the second child of Thomas Preston Hightower & first wife, Louisa Hodge.
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Almost nothing is known about Marshall Hyer. He was born in 1892 to Margaret Jane Vaught (Fergus-Wilkerson) & third husband Richard W. Hyer. We do know that he had a son, & possibly more children. Anyone with any info on him, we would appreciate your contacting us.
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Mildrid was born 1 Jan 1910, died 26 May 1954, buried at Frost Cemetery, Frost Navarro, TX. She was the daughter of Warren M. Hightower & Hattie Z. Crabtree.
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Hattie was born 11 Feb 1882 in Ellis Co., TX, died 18 May 1968 & was buried at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro, TX. She was the daughter of James Jefferson Crabtree & Dicy Ellen Borders. She married Warren M. Hightower (See his gravesite)on 8 Aug 1901. They had two children, losing one in infancy, & one daughter Mildrid (See her gravesite).
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Shirley Hightower-Johnston Hi - I love this photo, however I am wondering how it ties in with the Phillips surname. Shirley
Jan 07, 2003 · posted to the photo Scott Yeatmans Grand daughter