Charles Philip Swengel

M, #9901, b. 1780
FatherJohann Michael Swengel b. 23 Aug 1743, d. Nov 1794
MotherElizabeth Zeller b. 28 Nov 1744, d. 26 Oct 1823
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Charles Philip Swengel was born in 1780.1
     Charles Philip Swengel (an unknown value.)2

Citations

  1. [S728] Unknown author, Kathy Applebaum (n.p.: Family Tree Information on GenServ, unknown publish date).
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Johannes Rieth

M, #9902, b. 15 October 1755, d. 26 December 1827
FatherJohan George Rieth b. 4 Jun 1714, d. 23 Jun 1791
MotherCatharina Elizabeth Zeller b. 1714, d. c 1755
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Johannes Rieth was born on 15 October 1755.1
Johannes Rieth died on 26 December 1827 at age 72.1
     Johannes Rieth (an unknown value.)2

Citations

  1. [S730] Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott, Blue Book of Schuylkill County (n.p.: Pottsvill Pa "Republican" Joseph Zerbey, Proprietor Publishers 1910, unknown publish date), 251.
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Frances Riley1

F, #9903, b. 1692, d. 1751
FatherJohn Riley2 b. 1676, d. 1723
MotherMary Ford3 b. 1676, d. 1712
Last Edited26 Mar 2018
     Frances Riley was born in 1692 at Ireland.4 She married John Joseph Higginbotham, son of Charles Higginbotham and Ann Rawlings, in 1713.1,5
Frances Riley died in 1751 at Amherst Co., Virginia, USA.4
Frances Riley was buried in 1751 at Higginbotham Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst Co., Virginia, USA; From Find A Grave:
     Birth:      1692, Ireland
     Death:      1751, Amherst County, Virginia, USA
     Married 1713
     Family links: Parents:
      John Riley (1676 - 1723)
      Mary Ford Riley (1676 - 1712)
     Spouse: John Joseph Higginbotham (1695 - 1742)*
     Children:
      Moses Higginbotham (1714 - 1790)*
      Joseph Higginbotham (1720 - 1805)*
      Aaron Higginbotham (1720 - 1785)*
      John Higginbotham (1726 - 1814)*
      Benjamin Aimsley Higginbotham (1729 - 1791)*
      James Higginbotham (1729 - 1813)*
      Ann Higginbotham (1731 - 1751)*
     Sibling:
      Frances Riley Higginbotham (1692 - 1751)
      Daniel Riley (1728 - 1805)*
     Burial: Higginbotham Cemetery, Amherst, Amherst County, Virginia, USA
     GPS (lat/lon): 37.55231, -79.04283
     Created by: Gary Parker
     Record added: Feb 14, 2006
     Find A Grave Memorial# 13346751.4
     Frances Riley and John Joseph Higginbotham immigrated to Goochland Co., Virginia, USA; From History of the Higginbotham Name:
     John Higgenbotham and his wife, Frances Riley, came from Ireland to Virginia in the early eighteenth century, bringing with them numerous children, among whom were Moses, John, Aaron, James, and Anne. This family settled in Goochland County, where are believed to have been born at least four more children, Benjamin, Joseph, Rachel, and Thomas."6

Family

John Joseph Higginbotham b. 10 Jul 1695, d. 17 Apr 1742
Children

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Frances Riley Higginbotham: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13346751. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Riley, Jr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120025896/john-riley
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Ford Riley: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120025980/mary-riley
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Frances Riley Higginbotham: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13346751/frances-higginbotham
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, John Joseph Higginbotham: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13346740/john-joseph-higginbotham
  6. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, History of the Higginbotham name seen on the Oliver Higginbotham family tree Ancestry.com on 19 Oct 2017 at: Found: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/5407581/person/-1457480964/media/405545c0-5871-4a6b-be00-51d2e3304c3e. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  7. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Moses Higginbotham: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25637686/moses-higginbotham
  8. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Capt Aaron Higginbotham: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101873546/aaron-higginbotham
  9. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Col James Higginbotham: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25639035/james-higginbotham

John Philip Rieth

M, #9904, b. 1698, d. 1783
FatherHans George Riet d. 1710
MotherAnna Catharine Sterf b. c 1661, d. 28 Sep 1730
Last Edited22 Oct 2001
     John Philip Rieth married Veronica (?) John Philip Rieth was born in 1698.1
John Philip Rieth died in 1783.1
     John Philip Rieth (an unknown value.)2

Family

Veronica (?) b. 1702, d. 1792
Child

Citations

  1. [S730] Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott, Blue Book of Schuylkill County (n.p.: Pottsvill Pa "Republican" Joseph Zerbey, Proprietor Publishers 1910, unknown publish date), 256.
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Ann Marie Maurer

F, #9905
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Ann Marie Maurer (an unknown value.)1

Family

Michael Reed b. 1728, d. 1806
Child

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Michael Reed

M, #9906, b. 1728, d. 1806
FatherJohn Philip Rieth b. 1698, d. 1783
MotherVeronica (?) b. 1702, d. 1792
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Michael Reed was born in 1728.1
Michael Reed died in 1806.1
     Michael Reed (an unknown value.)2

Family

Ann Marie Maurer
Child

Citations

  1. [S730] Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott, Blue Book of Schuylkill County (n.p.: Pottsvill Pa "Republican" Joseph Zerbey, Proprietor Publishers 1910, unknown publish date), 256.
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Veronica (?)

F, #9907, b. 1702, d. 1792
Last Edited22 Oct 2001
     Veronica (?) married John Philip Rieth, son of Hans George Riet and Anna Catharine Sterf. Veronica (?) was born in 1702.1
Veronica (?) died in 1792.1
     Veronica (?) (an unknown value.)2

Family

John Philip Rieth b. 1698, d. 1783
Child

Citations

  1. [S730] Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott, Blue Book of Schuylkill County (n.p.: Pottsvill Pa "Republican" Joseph Zerbey, Proprietor Publishers 1910, unknown publish date), 256.
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Elizabeth Horner

F, #9908
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Elizabeth Horner (an unknown value.)1

Family

John Philip Reed b. 1764, d. 1836
Child

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Philip Reed

M, #9909, b. 1764, d. 1836
FatherMichael Reed b. 1728, d. 1806
MotherAnn Marie Maurer
Last Edited29 May 2001
     John Philip Reed was born in 1764.1
John Philip Reed died in 1836.1
     John Philip Reed (an unknown value.)2

Family

Elizabeth Horner
Child

Citations

  1. [S730] Mrs. Ella Zerbey Elliott, Blue Book of Schuylkill County (n.p.: Pottsvill Pa "Republican" Joseph Zerbey, Proprietor Publishers 1910, unknown publish date), 256.
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Andrew Emerich

M, #9910, b. 1744, d. 1811
FatherJohannes Jacob Emerich b. c 1714, d. c 1803
MotherMargaretha Elizabetha Rieth b. 20 Mar 1720/21
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Andrew Emerich was born in 1744 at Bethel Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
Andrew Emerich died in 1811 at Lwr. Manhanoy Township, Northumberland, England.1
     Andrew Emerich (an unknown value.)2

Citations

  1. [S718] D.L. Emrick, Emmerich, Emerich, Emerick, Emrick, Emrich Home Page (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), Descendants of Johann Michael & Elizabeth (Krantz) Emerich.
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Johannes Heinrich Meyer

M, #9911, b. 24 January 1736/37, d. circa 1806
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Johannes Heinrich Meyer was buried at Pickaway Co., Ohio, USA.1 He was born on 24 January 1736/37 at Oberhochstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.1 He married Anna Magdalena Emerich, daughter of Johannes Jacob Emerich and Margaretha Elizabetha Rieth, on 14 January 1783 at Stouchsburg, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
Johannes Heinrich Meyer died circa 1806 at Scioto Co., Ohio, USA.1
     Johannes Heinrich Meyer (an unknown value.)2

Johannes Heinrich Meyer immigrated on 3 September 1739 to Philadelphia Aboard The "Friendship".1

Family

Anna Magdalena Emerich b. 13 Oct 1761, d. 5 Feb 1852
Children

Citations

  1. [S731] Unknown author, Samuel J. Wonders (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Christena Myers

F, #9912, b. 17 February 1789, d. 6 April 1879
FatherJohannes Heinrich Meyer b. 24 Jan 1736/37, d. c 1806
MotherAnna Magdalena Emerich b. 13 Oct 1761, d. 5 Feb 1852
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Christena Myers was buried at Arcadia Brethren Cemetery, Arcadia, Indiana, USA.1 She was born on 17 February 1789 at Tulpehocken Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She married Peter Martz on 30 November 1809.1
Christena Myers died on 6 April 1879 at Monpelier, Blackford Co., Indiana, USA, at age 90.1
     Christena Myers (an unknown value.)2

Family

Peter Martz

Citations

  1. [S731] Unknown author, Samuel J. Wonders (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Peter Martz

M, #9913
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Peter Martz married Christena Myers, daughter of Johannes Heinrich Meyer and Anna Magdalena Emerich, on 30 November 1809.1
     Peter Martz (an unknown value.)2

Family

Christena Myers b. 17 Feb 1789, d. 6 Apr 1879

Citations

  1. [S731] Unknown author, Samuel J. Wonders (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Gideon Myers

M, #9914, b. 17 February 1799, d. 17 October 1868
FatherJohannes Heinrich Meyer b. 24 Jan 1736/37, d. c 1806
MotherAnna Magdalena Emerich b. 13 Oct 1761, d. 5 Feb 1852
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Gideon Myers was buried at Zion Lutheran Church, East Germantown.1 He was born on 17 February 1799 at Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Catherine Crull on 25 July 1822.1
Gideon Myers died on 17 October 1868 at Wayne Co., Indiana, USA, at age 69.1
     Gideon Myers (an unknown value.)2

Citations

  1. [S731] Unknown author, Samuel J. Wonders (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Catherine Crull

F, #9915
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Catherine Crull married Gideon Myers, son of Johannes Heinrich Meyer and Anna Magdalena Emerich, on 25 July 1822.1
     Catherine Crull (an unknown value.)2

Family

Gideon Myers b. 17 Feb 1799, d. 17 Oct 1868

Citations

  1. [S731] Unknown author, Samuel J. Wonders (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Mary Meyer

F, #9916
FatherJohannes Heinrich Meyer b. 24 Jan 1736/37, d. c 1806
MotherAnna Magdalena Emerich b. 13 Oct 1761, d. 5 Feb 1852
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Mary Meyer (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Elizabeth Reed

F, #9917
FatherJohann Casper Rieth b. 11 Dec 1752, d. 4 Feb 1814
MotherMary Elizabeth Bauschlag
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Elizabeth Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Benjamin Reed

M, #9918
FatherJohann Casper Rieth b. 11 Dec 1752, d. 4 Feb 1814
MotherMary Elizabeth Bauschlag
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Benjamin Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Casper Rieth

M, #9919
FatherJohann Casper Rieth b. 11 Dec 1752, d. 4 Feb 1814
MotherMary Elizabeth Bauschlag
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Casper Rieth (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Leonard Rieth

M, #9920, b. circa 1725, d. after 1745
FatherGeorge Rieth b. 1689, d. 1753
MotherAnna Margaret (Schaeffer) Dieffenbach b. 1693
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Leonard Rieth was born circa 1725 at Stouchsburg, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Leonard Rieth died after 1745.
     Leonard Rieth (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Jacob Rieth

M, #9921, b. 10 May 1781
FatherCasper Johannes Rieth b. 24 Jan 1761
MotherElisabeth Rieth
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Jacob Rieth was born on 10 May 1781 at Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He was baptized on 5 June 1781 at Atolheo Lutheran, Tulpehocken Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
     Jacob Rieth (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Charles Higginbotham1

M, #9922, b. 6 February 1663, d. 17 August 1732
FatherCapt. John Higginbotham2 b. 1636, d. 4 Sep 1713
MotherAnne (?)3 b. 1638, d. a 1713
ChartsAncestors - Myrtle Lee ROBERTS
ReferenceGAV6
Last Edited19 Oct 2017
     Charles Higginbotham was born on 6 February 1663.1 He married Ann Rawlings on 9 August 1688 at Saint Philip Parish, Barbados; Ancestry.com - Caribbean, English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800
     Name:     Chs. Higginbotham
     Event Type:     Marriage
     Marriage Date:     9 Aug 1688
     Marriage Place:     St Philip Parish, Barbados
     Spouse:     Ann Rawlins
Others on Record:     Name     Relationship
          Chs. Higginbotham     
          Ann Rawlins     
     Source Citation
Barbados Marriages, Vol II, 1643-1800; Section: St Philip Parish
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Caribbean, English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
     Original data:
          Joanne McRee Sanders. Barbados Records: Marriages, 1643-1800. Vols. 1-2. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982. p. 537.4
Charles Higginbotham died on 17 August 1732 at age 69.1
     GAV-6.
Reference: Barbados Queries - Subject: HIGGINBOTHAM
     Posted by:Margie Nelson on Tue, 09 Jun 1998
     Surname:
     We are researching The Higginbotham family history and it has lead us to Barbados. We show Anthony Higginbotham was born in England and died in Barbados. We are looking for the name of his wife and the dates of her birth and death. They had a son named John Higginbotham. He was born 1614, and died 1673. He was a Lt. Col. in some type of British service and he married Alice and we need her surname. They had one son and he was John Higginbotham and he was in the service and had the rank of a Capt. He was born in 1636 and died in either 1713 or 1714. He married Ann born in 1638. We need her surname also.
     "     Subject: Higginbotham
     Posted by:Shiela Saunders on Tue, 29 Sep 1998, in response to HIGGINBOTHAM, posted by Margie Nelson on Tue, 09 Jun 1998
     Surname: Higginbotham
     I, too, have been researching the Higginbotham line. Your John Higginbotham born 1636 is my 9th great-grandfather. Here's some of the info I have, but also have been unable to find maiden names of the Higginbotham wives.
     John Higginbotham born 1636 in St. Phillip Parish, Barbados; died September 4, 1713 in St. Phillip Parish. John married Anne (last name unknown) born 1638 in Salford, Lancaster, England; died after 1713 in Salford, Lancaster.
     Children of John and Anne: Charles (my line), John, Cleaver, Millicent, Beulah, and Elizabeth.
John Higginbotham (father of John above) born 1608 in Salford, Lancaster, England; died November 27, 1673 Barbados. Married Alice (last name unknown).
     Children of John and Alice: John, Martha, Alice, Sarah, Priscilla, Mary, and Joan. I show that this is the first Higginbotham of this line to go to Barbados.
     Anthony Higginbotham (father of John above) born abt 1588 Stockport, Cheshire, England. I have not identified his wife yet. The only child I have identified is John above.
     Nicholas Higginbotham (father of Anthony above) born in England. This is the only info I have on Nicholas.
     If you can help me fill in any gaps, I would really appreciate it. Hope some of this helps you.
     Shiela
     o     Subject: Higginbotham
     Posted by:Shirley Baker on Thu, 22 Oct 1998, in response to Higginbotham, posted by Shiela Saunders on Tue, 29 Sep 1998
     Surname:
     Nicholas Higginbotham born 1550 in Cheshire, England. Married 1574 to unknown wife. 1 known Son -Anthony born 1575 in Cheshire, England.
Anthony Higginbotham married 1613 in England wife unknown - only reference Mrs. Higginbotham - born 1586 in England.
     2 known sons -
      Lt. Col. John Higginbotham born 1614 in Salford, Lancashire, England.
      Lt. Thomas Higginbotham born 1616 Cheshire, England
     Anthony's will in magazine of History and Biography, Volume 52, page 290.
     Lt. Col. John Higginbotham married 1635 Alice ??. Had 7 or 8 children:
      Captain John
      Joane
      Martha
      Alice
      Mary
      Sarah
      Pricilla
      Katherine - not mentioned in will so I'm not sure she is his child.
     Hope this helps.
     o     Subject: higginbotham
     Posted by:kevin davis on Tue, 27 Oct 1998, in response to Higginbotham, posted by Shiela Saunders on Tue, 29 Sep 1998
Surname:
     katherine md john bruce yes this is LT.john's daughter
     me are in the same line Charles Higginbotham then Thomas then Moses the so on
     "     Subject: Higginbotham
     Posted by:Shirley Baker on Thu, 22 Oct 1998, in response to HIGGINBOTHAM, posted by Margie Nelson on Tue, 09 Jun 1998
     Surname: Higginbotham
     Need information on John Higginbotham son of Charles and Ann Higginbotham. John born June 10, 1695 in St. Philips Parish, Barbados, BWI or born in Ireland. He married Frances Riley born 1695 or 1692 in Whitestown Co, Wxford, Irl. Married 1713 Amherst Co, Va. or married in Ireland. Have seen lists with 7 - 11 children. Some say older children born in Ireland, other lists say all children born in Amherst, Va. Any help appreciated.
     o     Subject: John Higginbotham
     Posted by:William M. Osborne, M.D. on Wed, 08 Sep 1999, in response to Higginbotham, posted by Shirley Baker on Thu, 22 Oct 1998
     Surname: Higginbotham
     John Higginbotham b. 1695, m. Frances Riley, was born in Barbados. His father was the first missionary to Barbados. He went to Virgia about 1735 with his brothers. There is a book: Higginbotham, descendants of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Graves) by Mabel LaBiche. I got one from Amazon.com
     "     Subject: Higginbotham
     Posted by:Rick Ward on Wed, 04 Nov 1998, in response to HIGGINBOTHAM, posted by Margie Nelson on Tue, 09 Jun 1998
     Surname: Higginbotham
     Ann Rawlins married Charles Higginbotham on August 9, 1688 in St. Philip. Barbados Archives cite RL1/24, 1688. I have some more info about Anne's family if you would like.3
Reference: History of the Higginbotham Name - Posted 25 jul 2009 by wilcoxpr1
Higgenbotham Family - Added by lhostler135 on 9 Feb 2008
THE NAME AND FAMILY OF HIGGINBOTHAM
     The surname of HIGGINBOTHAM is generally believed to be derived from the residence of its first bearers at a place called Higginbottom, in the neighborhood of Marple and Macclesfield, East Cheshire, England. It is generally agreed that the name, itself, was first given to "the bottom, or hollow depression in the land, where Higgin or Hickin resided", Higgin and Hickin being diminutive forms of the nickname Hick, for Richard. Some historians, however, maintain that the name is of German origin and a corruption of the name Ickenbaum, meaning "an oak tree".
     In ancient English and early American records the name appears in the various spellings of Hickinbottom, Higginbottom, Higenbotam, Higgenbotam, Higgenbottom, Higginbottom, Hyggynbothom, Hyggynbottom, Hichinbothome, Hichinbothom, Hichinbottom, Hickinbothom, Hickingbottom, Hickenbothom, Hickenbotham, Hickinbotham, Higgenbothom, Higginbothom, Higginbotham, and innumerable others.
     Of the forms mentioned, the last is the spelling most often used in America in modern times, while several of the others are also occasionally in evidence. Early seated in the English Counties of Chester, Derby, Lancaster, and York, the families bearing this name were, in some part, of the landed gentry of the British Isles.
     According to some family traditions, the family went from Germany to England at an early date and settled at Hayfield or Glossop, in Derbyshire. Certainly, Ralph Higginbottom was resident in that vicinity at an early period. The records of this line are not, however, complete.
     Other early records of the family in England include those of John Hyggynbothom, of Cheshire, as early as 1563; those of Nicholas Hickingbotham or Hichinbothome, of Marple, in Cheshire, about 1579; and those of Alice Higginbotham, of Marple, in 1595.
     The parish registers of Stockport, in Cheshire, alone contain eighty-eight references to the Higginbotham family between the years 1584 and 1620. These evidences of the early residence of the family in the County of Chester bear out the first theory of the origin of the name, as given above.
     One branch of the family settled at an early date in Ireland. Of this branch, John Higginbotham, a Cromwellian soldier, died about 1656, in which year his will was probated, probably in Dublin.
     The records of the various lines of the family in the British Isles are not complete; and it is not definitely known from which of these branches the first emigrants of the name to America traced their descent.
     Early in the seventeenth century the cousins Otwell and John Higgenbotham settled in the Barbados, in the West Indies. The will of Otwell, dated 1649 and proved at London about 1651, mentions his cousin, Captain John Higginbotham, in the Barbados, and his children, John, Joan, Martha, Sara, Alice, Priscilla, and Mary. The executors of the will were Nicholas Higginbotham, of Cheshire, England, and Captain John Higgenbotham, of Barbados.
     Captain John Higginbotham, mentioned above, was living in the Barbados as early as 1638 and may have been identical with the John "Hickcombottom", aged twenty-four years, who sailed in the Bonaventure from London for Virginia in 1634. In 1666 he was styled "Lieutenant Colonel Higgenbottome". It is thought possible that the Barbados line may have been the parent line of the family in Nansemond County, Virginia, but this is not certain.
     John Higgenbotham and his wife, Frances Riley, came from Ireland to Virginia in the early eighteenth century, bringing with them numerous children, among whom were Moses, John, Aaron, James, and Anne. This family settled in Goochland County, where are believed to have been born at least four more children, Benjamin, Joseph, Rachel, and Thomas.
     Moses Higginbotham, apparently the eldest son of John and Frances, purchased two thousand, four hundred and thirty acres of land in Albemarle County (formerly part of Goochland County, Virginia, as early as 1745. By his wife Frances, he was the father of Joseph, Robert, Moses, William, Rachel, Charles, and Frances.
     Joseph, eldest of the sons of the first Moses of Virginia, made his home in Amherst County, Virginia, and died in 1827, leaving at least two children, James S. and Frances.
     Moses, son of the first of that name in Virginia, removed to Tazewell County, Virginia, before 1800, probably with his brother Robert, since one of that name appears in the Tazewell records about 1802. Robert, however went with his wife Nancy to Madison County, Alabama, as early as 1823. By his wife Elizabeth, Moses Jr. was the father of eleven children, William K., Moses, James, Joseph, George, Aaron, Charles, Thomas, Rachel, Frances, and Jane.
     William, son of the first Moses of Virginia, died in 1832 in Amherst County. He was married in 1790 to Mary Shannon, of Augusta County, Virginia, and their children included Robert and Jane S. Higginbotham.
     Captain John Higginbotham, son of John and Frances (nee Riley), was married in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1767 to Rachel Banks, of that place. To this union were born Thomas, James, John, Anne S., David, Jesse, Daniel, Mary, Tirzah, Francis Riley, Eugene, and Reuben.
     Thomas, eldest son of Captain John of Amherst County, died in 1834, leaving no issue, but a considerable estate, which was divided among his brothers and sisters. Of these, John married Margaret Washington Cabell and was the father by her of two children, William Thomas and Laura; and Reuben married a Miss Vaughn, of Kentucky, by whom he probably left issue.
     Aaron Higginbotham, son of John and Frances (nee Riley), died in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1785. His will, of that date, mentions his sons, Samuel and Aaron, and four daughters, Frances, Mary Ann, Tamasin, and Margaret. His wife was Clara Graves, a direct descendant of Captain Thomas Graves of Jamestown, Virginia.
     Samuel, son of the first Aaron, was the father by his wife Jane of at least two children, John and Joseph, of whom the former was married in 1792 to Anne Staunton Higginbotham, daughter of Captain John and Rachel (nee Banks) Higginbotham. This family is believed to have removed to Georgia, but the records concerning it are not complete.
     Aaron Higginbotham Jr. married Nancy Croxton and had issue by her of at least three children, Joanna, Elizabeth, and Absalom.
     Colonel James Higginbotham, son of the immigrant John and Frances (nee Riley), was married in 1779 to Rachel Campbell, of Amherst County. He served in the Revolution and died in 1813, leaving four children, Joseph Cabell, George Washington, James Jr., and Judith.
     Of these, Joseph Cabell Higginbotham was the father by his wife, Lucy Wills, of Joseph Cabell Jr; George Washington first married Elizabeth Cashwell, by whom he had a son named James, and later married Joanna, daughter of Aaron and Nancy Higginbotham, by whom he had further issue of Daniel, Nancy, Mary Ann, and Jennie; while James Jr. married Eliza Thomson, of Bedford County. The names of the children of the last couple are not, however, at hand.
     Benjamin Higginbotham, who is believed to have been the first of the children of John and Frances (nee Riley) to be born in America, is known to have removed to Elbert County, Georgia, where he died in 1800. By his wife, Elizabeth Reid, he was the father of Ann, Caleb, William, Joseph, Benjamin Jr., and Francis.
     Of the last-mentioned brothers, Caleb had a wife named Mary Ann, and served as a Captain in the Revolutionary forces; William married a daughter of John Sandidge and, after serving in the Revolutionary War, settled in Tennessee; Joseph was married in 1788 to Frances, daughter of Moses Higginbotham Sr; Benjamin was married in 1782 to Mary Gatewood, of Amherst County, Virginia; and Francis married Dolly Gatewood, a sister of his brother's wife, in 1783.
     Joseph Higginbotham, son of John and Frances (nee Riley), died in Amherst County in 1805. He married as early as 1768 and was the father by his wife Hannah of Joseph Jr., Benjamin, William, Susanna, Rachel, Frances, and Jacob.
     Joseph Jr., son of Joseph and Hannah, died in 1823, leaving the bulk of his estate to his brother Benjamin and to his cousin, James S. Higginbotham; while Benjamin, son of Joseph and Hannah, died probably unmarried, in 1833.
     Of the younger sons of Joseph and Hannah, William married a daughter of John Sandidge and died in Amherst County in 1803; and Jacob left issue by his wife Anne, whom he married in 1772, of a son named John.
     Thomas Higginbotham, probably the youngest son of the immigrant John and Frances (nee Riley), was living in Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1751, but removed about eight years later to Georgia. In 1766 he was recorded as having a wife and ten children, but the names of his progeny are not in evidence.
     Emmanuel Higginbotham, who settled in Kentucky in 1795, is said by some historians to have been descended from an emigrant from Scotland, but is seems highly probable that he was descended from one of the before-mentioned lines, the more so since he had previously resided in Amherst County, Virginia. He married a Miss Reid and had, among other children, a son named William. As early as 1680 one Richard Higginbottom, a tailor, was living at New Haven, Connecticut. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Munson, of that place, and had issue by her of at least one child, Rebecca. He removed before 1692 to Elizabethtown, but returned to Connecticut and settled at Stamford, in that colony.
     Quiet, unassuming, but strong in their convictions, the Higginbothams have been chiefly engaged in business and agricultural pursuits. They have been characterized in general by their tolerance, piety, prudence, energy, and practicality.
     Members of the family who served with the Colonial forces during the Revolution included Sergeant William Higgenbotham or Higgenbottom, of Virginia; Benjamin, Lieutenant Colonel James, Captain Joh, Samuel, and Lieutenant Colonel William Higginbotham, of Virginia; Thomas Higginbottom, of Pennsylvania; and others.
     John, William, Thomas, Benjamin, James, Joseph, Moses, Charles, Robert, Samuel, and George are some of the masculine Christian names favored by the family for its progeny. Among those of the name who have been prominent in America in more recent years are:
     o Harlow Niles Higinbotham (b. 1838), of Illinois, soldier and merchant.
     o William B. Higginbotham (b. 1845), of Georgia, business man.
     o Jasper N. Higginbotham (b. 1846), of Arkansas, farmer and stockman.
     o Mary W. Higgenbothem (b. 1853), of Georgia, civic leader.
     o Walker Higginbotham (b. 1856), of Arkansas, builder and merchant.
     o Sam Higginbottom (b. 1874), of England, America, and India, missionary.
     The coat of arms of the English family of Higginbotham or Higgenbottom, to which the American families of the name are believed to be related, is described in heraldic terms as follows (Burke, General Armory, 1884):
      Arms:--"Argent, a rose gules, barbed vert, seeded or."
      Crest:--"A dexter and sinister arm shooting an arrow from a bow, all proper."
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     Virkus. Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy. 1926. 1928.
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     Burke. General Armory. 1884.
     Compiled by the Media Research Bureau
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Frances Riley (1692 - )
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Aaron Higgenbotham (1717 - 1785)
Aaron Higgenbotham (1752 - 1794)
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Family 1

Ann Rawlings b. 1666, d. 29 Mar 1740
Child

Family 2

Child

Citations

  1. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Oliver Higginbotham Family Tree: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/333903/person/-323103684/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Background and text of Will seen on Ancestry.com on 19 Oct 2017 at: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/48444/VAWillRecords-002491-600/350509?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VAWillRecords%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsfn%3dJohn%26gsfn_x%3d1%26gsln%3dHigginbotham%26gsln_x%3dNP_NN_NS%26msydy%3d1713%26_F00032DB%3d600%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dv51&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=830,438,1112,470;416,545,484,572;491,545,682,571;258,821,320,848;329,820,524,847;230,890,293,917;301,888,494,916;465,955,535,981;538,955,746,980;962,953,1152,979;644,987,835,1015;334,1030,406,1057;413,1029,607,1057;694,1061,761,1084;1001,1061,1070,1082;338,1096,531,1123;745,1094,941,1121;489,1163,684,1189;752,1162,824,1188;831,1161,1027,1188;468,1196,662,1223;788,1195,978,1222;1135,1195,1328,1222;488,1230,695,1257;817,1263,890,1288;895,1262,1089,1288;453,1297,646,1324;755,1296,947,1323;1118,1295,1313,1322;355,1331,427,1358;261,1372,323,1398;329,1371,522,1398;885,1369,1079,1395;277,1659,472,1686;765,1820,987,1847;713,1847,787,1874;792,1847,988,1874;453,1982,676,2009;336,2009,529,2037 . Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
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    and also on the Oliver Higginbotham family tree Ancestry.com on 19 Oct 2017 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/333903/person/-323103684/media/03f381b7-62b6-4e0a-9d99-f213e72c1bb0?_phsrc=OQU444&usePUBJs=true
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Catharine Rieth

F, #9923, b. 1762
FatherJohann Georg Casper Rieth b. 2 Feb 1728/29, d. b 16 Jul 1791
MotherDorothy Roehrer b. 1739, d. 16 Aug 1808
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Catharine Rieth was born in 1762.
     Catharine Rieth (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Nicholas Schengel Jr.

M, #9924
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Nicholas Schengel Jr. married Maria Barbara Rieth, daughter of Michael (Miggle) Rieth and Maria Barbara Faeg, on 16 May 1752 at Tulpehocken, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
     Nicholas Schengel Jr. (an unknown value.)1

Family

Maria Barbara Rieth b. 13 Mar 1731/32

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Michael Reed

M, #9925
FatherJohann Michael Rieth b. 4 Jun 1761, d. b 1810
MotherElizabeth Brown
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Michael Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Ludwig Reed

M, #9926
FatherJohann Michael Rieth b. 4 Jun 1761, d. b 1810
MotherElizabeth Brown
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Ludwig Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Jacob Reed

M, #9927
FatherDaniel B. Reed b. 6 Nov 1762
MotherMagdalena Witman
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Jacob Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Thomas Reed

M, #9928
FatherDaniel B. Reed b. 6 Nov 1762
MotherMagdalena Witman
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Thomas Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Jonathan Reed

M, #9929
FatherDaniel B. Reed b. 6 Nov 1762
MotherMagdalena Witman
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Jonathan Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Hannah Reed

F, #9930
FatherDaniel B. Reed b. 6 Nov 1762
MotherMagdalena Witman
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Hannah Reed (an unknown value.)1

Citations

  1. [S716] Arlean Fermanis < and e-mail address>, GEDCOM file imported on 11 Feb 2001. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).