Jefferson Franklin Hightower

7 April 1839–16 January 1863 (Age 23)
Greene, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jefferson Franklin

When Jefferson Franklin Hightower was born on 7 April 1839, in Greene, Georgia, United States, his father, Elias Dorsey Hightower, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann "Polly" Peek, was 25. He lived in Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Polk, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died on 16 January 1863, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in White, Randolph, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Dorsey Hightower
Mary Ann "Polly" Peek
William Henry Hightower
Thomas Hightower
Thomas Milton Hightower
Vincent Marion Hightower
Jefferson Franklin Hightower
Martha Ann Hightower
Nancy Ann Elizabeth Hightower
Sarah Ann Rebecca Hightower
Mary Ann Arabella Hightower
Elias Green Hightower
John Dorsey Hightower Sr.
Daniel Newman Hightower
Orah Anna Hightower

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World Events (5)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 5

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 8

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered form of Hayter ( see Hight ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jefferson F Heightower in household of Elias D Heightower, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jefferson F Hightower in household of E D Hightower, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jefferson F. Hightower, "Find A Grave Index"

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