Creator

Date Original

1804-1882

Description

This collection contains bills of sale, receipts, deeds, slave lists, and genealogical information of the Hightower family of Lincoln County, Tennessee, and Panola County, Mississippi.

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen Lee Hightower was born October 3, 1777, in Amelia County, Virginia, the son of Joshua and Phebe Hightower. He married Tabitha Baugh on July 21, 1808, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The family was living in Lincoln County, Tennessee, by 1820, where John D. Hightower was born April 23, 1834. Shortly afterwards the family moved to Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, where Stephen died July 21, 1860, and where John D. died July 31, 1899. Before the Civil War, the Hightowers were cotton planters who owned large numbers of African American slaves. They lost their land during Reconstruction. After 1900, members of the family moved to Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Tennessee; Mississippi

Language

English

Identifier

MG.00282

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Stephen and John D. Hightower slave and plantation records, MG.00282

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Stephen and John D. Hightower Slave and Plantation records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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