Raleigh Hightower
of Navarro County, Texas


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Birth: Dec. 11, 1830
Chickasaw County
Mississippi, USA
Death:  Apr. 17, 1920
Frost
Navarro County
Texas, USA
 
Raleigh was sometimes called "Rolly" or "Roll". He was the son of Charnell Hightower and Elon Watts. He married Aletha Jane Thompson Dec 18, 1850 in Chickasaw Co., MS. Jane's father gave them a pair of mules and a wagon to start their life on the frontier. They had nine children. Raleigh was buried in his Confederate Army uniform. Aletha Jane is also buried at Frost Cemetery.
 
Burial:
Frost Cemetery
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section H
 
Record added: Mar 30 2001
By: Shirley Hightower-Johnston
 

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OBITUARY

 

Raleigh R. Hightower
Dec 18, 1822 - Apr 17, 1920

OLD CITIZEN PASSED AWAY
Was Possibly Oldest Man in Navarro County.
Rol Hightower, aged ninety-seven years and nine months, and for more than sixty years a resident, of Navarro county, died at the home of his son-in-law, Fred Guines, near Frost Saturday night and the remains were interred at Frost Sunday afternoon.
The deceased was a native of South Carolina, but had lived in Texas for near seventy years. He is survived by four children, William Hightower, of Round Rock; Rol Hightower of Graham, Mrs. Fred Guines and Miss Ellen Hightower of Frost, many
grandchildren and several great grand children.

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West End News.

Uncle Rall Hightower died near Frost Saturday, the 17th, and was laid to rest Sunday, the I8th, in the Frost cemetery, witnessed by the largest crowd that has ever attended a
funeral in Frost. Uncle Rall was the oldest man at his death that was living in Navarro county. He was 97 years and 5 months and 4 weeks old to a day.

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