|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1830|
||Apr. 17, 1920|
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
Plot: Section H
Record added: Mar 30 2001
By: Shirley Hightower-Johnston
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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.
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.