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[VA] Higginbotham Marriages
In Response To: [VA] It all started here ()

Several pages of information relating to the marriages of persons
with the surname HIGGINBOTHAM in Tazewell County, Virginia, have made
their way into my possession. Included in these documents are records
of "colored" marriages, which I shall post here in the hopes they may
be useful to someone:

Tazewell Co., VA Marriages #2 1850-1973
Transcribed by William Morris Higginbotham
Misterhigg@aol.com
Charleston, WV
02/18/2000

01/29/1850
Julia M. Higginbotham to Felix Warren
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 22y/4m/28d
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: Johnson & Cynthia Warren
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 16
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Harriett Higginbotham
Married by: Charles Lewis
Location: Jeffersonville, VA
Book 3 Page 54 Line 11

03/10/1850
Isabella Higginbotham to Augustus Young
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 22
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: D. & M. Young
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 19
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: F. & M. Higginbotham
Married by: Simon S. Mann
Location: Tazewell Co., VA
Book 3 Page 54 Line 22

06/11/1866
Kate Higginbotham to Ward Wolford
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 22
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Harry & Sittie Wolford
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 23
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Sarah Higginbotham
Married by: W. S. Bowen
Location: Tazewell Co., VA
Book 3 Page 21 Line 72

10/31/1872
Catherine Higginbotham to Berv? Dickenson
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 53
Grooms birthplace: Grayson Co., VA
Grooms status: Widowed
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: Matt Dickenson
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 33
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Widowed
Brides parents: L. J. Dickenson
Married by: A. G. Higginbotham
Location: Tazewell Co., VA
Book 3 Page 26 Line 79

03/20/1875
Ellen Higginbotham to George Jones
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 23
Grooms birthplace: Washington Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: Jepe? & C. Jones
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 22
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: F. & M. Higginbotham
Married by: Charles Price
Location: Tazewell Co., VA
Book 3 Page 42 Line 33

11/27/1879
M. J. Higginbotham to J. P. Toney
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 23y/11m/2d
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: L. L. Toney
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 15y/3m
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Married by: Charles Lewis
Location: Tazewell Co., VA
Book 3 Page 53 Line 100

11/07/1888
Annie Higginbotham to Simon L. Trigg
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 26
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: Elizah & Deborah Trigg
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 22
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Harriet Higginbotham
Married by: R. J. Buckner
Location: Liberty Hill, Tazewell Co., VA

10/28/1891
Mariah E. Higginbotham to Charles M. Dickerson
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 21
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Bartley & Sarah Dickerson
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Augustus & Caroline Higginbotham
Married by: J. R. Louderback
Location: John Smith residence

12/22/1892
Belle Higginbotham to William C. Hendricks
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 22
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Brakeman
Grooms parents: Alex & Agnes Hendricks
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Flem & Louisa Higginbotham
Married by: L. H. Gardner
Location: Graham, Tazewell Co., VA

08/16/1893
Lou Higginbotham to Charles Grey
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 23
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: H. C. Barmer & Elen Gary
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Fleming & Elen Higginbotham
Married by: James Arnold
Location: Osker Yeaper house

01/20/1895
Emma Higginbotham to Christopher Young
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 39
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Divorced
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Samuel & Eliza Young
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 27
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Widowed
Brides parents: Martha Floyd
Married by: William H. Kelley
Location: William H. Kelley residence

06/02/1897
Florence Higginbotham to Charles Holley
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 33
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Johnston & Janis Holley
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 33
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Louice Higginbotham
Married by: J. F. Prizmore
Location: Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA

01/26/1898
Mary C. Higginbotham to J. F. Dickerson
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 31
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Miner
Grooms parents: Bartley & Sarah Dickerson
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 17
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: A. & Caroline Higginbotham
Married by: J. R. Louderback
Location: Tazewell Co., VA

09/07/1899
Augustus Higginbotham to Louisa Bowen
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 51
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Divorced
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: Sarah Higginbotham
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 45
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Widowed
Brides parents: Mitchell & Angeline Harman
Married by: J. R. Louderback
Location: Mudfork, Tazewell Co., VA

12/29/1901
Rosa Higginbotham to John Peoples
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 31
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Widower
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Emily George
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 35
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Divorced
Married by: W. W. Yost
Book 3 Page 149 Line 303

12/25/1902
Martha Higginbotham to William Howe
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 36
Grooms birthplace: Bland Co., VA
Grooms status: Widowed
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Joseph & Eliza Howe
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 23
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Divorced
Brides parents: Daniel (Hoskins)
Married by: G. W. Alexander
Location: Tip Top, Tazewell Co., VA

11/30/1910
Ada A. Higginbotham to F. W. Wilson Jr.
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 21
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Clothes cleaner
Grooms parents: Wash & Mary Wilson
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 18
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Mary Higginbotham
Married by: W. H. Pleasants
Location: Wash Wilson's residence

12/04/1910
William Higginbotham to Mary Clark
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 21
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Buck & Emily Higginbotham
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: Chatham, VA
Brides status: Widowed
Brides parents: Garland & Judith Dodd
Married by: G. M. Dickerson
Location: Tazewell, VA

04/19/1911
Reese Higginbotham to Justin Young
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 52
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Widowed
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: Catherine Dickerson
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 45
Brides birthplace: Grayson Co., VA
Brides status: Widowed
Married by: J. Z. Thompson
Location: Tip Top, VA

07/24/1919
Rosa Higginbotham to L. Conway Goodman
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 22
Grooms birthplace: Graham, VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Laborer
Grooms parents: Wm. S. & Loula Goodman
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: John Higginbotham & Martha Howe
Married by: Rev. R. R. Henry
Location: Graham, VA

03/28/1923
Ulyssess R. Higginbotham to Lucille Pleasants
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 26
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms parents: John & Martha Higginbotham
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: Smyth Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: James & Mary Pleasants
Married by: Emory L. Wright
Location: Graham, Tazewell Co., VA

10/28/1925
Mary A. Higginbotham to J. H. Taylor
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 63
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Widowed
Grooms occupation: Farmer
Grooms parents: John & Jane Taylor
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 48
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Widowed
Brides parents: Alexander & Hannah Dickenson
Married by: G. M. Dickerson
Location: Tazewell Co., VA

12/23/1933
Robert Higginbotham to Willie Byrd Holley
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 21
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: Student
Grooms parents: Albert & Martha Ward Higginbotham
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Ezekiel & Rettie Campbell Holley
Married by: J. A. Pickett
Location: Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA

03/02/1940
Clarence J. Higginbotham to Thelma Johnson
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 21
Grooms birthplace: Monroe, VA
Grooms status: Single
Grooms occupation: C. C. C.
Grooms parents: Charles & Mary Isabelle Higginbotham
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 21
Brides birthplace: War, WV
Brides status: Single
Brides parents: Mack & Pearl Mills Johnson
Married by: G. M. Dickerson
Location: Tazewell, VA

11/22/1948
Albert Higginbotham to Eva Glover Slater
Grooms race: Colored
Grooms age: 58
Grooms birthplace: Tazewell Co., VA
Grooms status: Widowed & divorced
Grooms previous marriages: 3
Grooms occupation: Janitor
Grooms parents: William Ander & Emma Floyd Higginbotham
Brides race: Colored
Brides age: 46
Brides birthplace: Jefferson Co., GA
Brides status: Widowed
Brides previous marriages: 1
Brides occupation: Housekeeper
Brides parents: Sam & Eliza Spikes Glover
Married by: Rev. V. C. Sherman
Location: Tazewell, VA

There are more but I'll have to post them later. Best wishes.

Jessica Bonner


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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