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Re: John William Hightower wife Cora Lee Wilson
Posted by: Susan Nass (ID *****9061) Date: December 24, 2010 at 06:13:31
In Reply to: John William Hightower wife Cora Lee Wilson by Emma Fox of 1389

Hello Emma,

I am not related to these families in any way. Saw your post and this is what I have found. All information from www.ancestry.com (pay to view site) unless otherwise noted.

1930 United States Federal Census
about Edward Burks
Name: Edward Burks
Home in 1930: Forest, Bedford, Virginia
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Age: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White

Household Members: Name Age
Edward Burks 56, head, owned home, $1500, married, married at 22, b. VA, parents b. VA, foreman, building contractor
Emma C Burks 54, married at 20, b. VA, parents b. VA
John W Burks 23, son, carpenter, building contractor
Mary L Burks 20, daughter, saleslady, dry goods store
Emma E Burks 9, daughter
Cara Lee Wilson 8, GRANDDAUGHTER, b. VA, parents b. VA <+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Forest, Bedford, Virginia; Roll: 2436; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 776.0.

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John HIGHTOWER
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1920
Death Date: 17 Aug 1992
Social Security Number: 224-34-5736
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Virginia

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 23970
Localities: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
about John W Hightower Jr
Name: John W Hightower Jr
Birth Year: 1920
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Virginia
State of Residence: Virginia
County or City: Mecklenburg

Enlistment Date: 14 Jul 1942
Enlistment State: Virginia
Enlistment City: Richmond
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, with dependents
Height: 66
Weight: 123

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1930 United States Federal Census
about Johnnie W Hightower
Name: Johnnie W Hightower
Home in 1930: Red Oak, Brunswick, Virginia
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Violet A Hightower
Race: White

Household Members: Name Age
Johnnie W Hightower 47, head, married at 30, b. VA, parents b. VA, farmer, general farm
Violet A Hightower 39, wife, married at 20, b. Del., parents b. Del.
Johnnie W Hightower <Jr.> 9, son, b. abt. 1921, VA<+++++
Carrie V Hightower 4 3/12, daughter, b. VA

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Red Oak, Brunswick, Virginia; Roll: 2437; Page: 24A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 367.0.

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1920 United States Federal Census
about Mattie M Holton
Name: Mattie M Holton
Home in 1920: Brodnax, Brunswick, Virginia
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
Race: White
Sex: Female
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age
Mattie M Holton 53, head, widow, b. VA, parents b. VA, merchant,
Blanch Holton 14, daughter, b. VA
Mary Holton 12, daughter, b. VA
Violet Hightower 29, daughter, married, b. VA
Jonnie Hightower 32, son in law, married, farmer, general farm

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Brodnax, Brunswick, Virginia; Roll: T625_1881; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 862.

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1910 United States Federal Census
about John Hightower
Name: John Hightower
Age in 1910: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's name: George A Hightower
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Home in 1910: Brodnax, Brunswick, Virginia
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
John Hightower 25, head, b. VA, parents b. VA, farmer, general farm
George <Georgia?> A Hightower 64, mother, widow, 8 children, 5 living 1910, b. VA, parents b. VA
M M Simmons 24, sister, widow, 2 children, 2 living 1910
Hattie D Hightower 21, sister, b. VA
Zelma G Simmons 6, niece, b. VA
Eula Bell Simmons 4, niece, b. VA

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Brodnax, Brunswick, Virginia; Roll: T624_1623; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 421.

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1900 United States Federal Census
about J R Hightower
Name: J R Hightower
Home in 1900: Meherrin, Brunswick, Virginia
[Brodnax, Brunswick, Virginia]
Age: 49
Birth Date: Dec 1859
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Spouse's name: G V Hightower
Marriage Year: 1875
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 25

Household Members: Name Age
J R Hightower 49, head, see above, farmer
G V Hightower 49, wife, b. Aug. 1850, married 25 yrs, 8 children, 5 living 1900, b. VA, parents b. VA
John W Hightower 17, son, b. April 1883, farm labor <++++
Maude M Hightower 13, daughter, b. Sept. 1886
Hattie Hightower 11, daughter, b. June 1889

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Meherrin, Brunswick, Virginia; Roll: T623_1702; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 8.

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1880 United States Federal Census
about Jno. R. Hightower
Name: Jno. R. Hightower
Home in 1880: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: G. V. Hightower
Father's name: Wm. H. Hightower
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
Jno. R. Hightower 30, head, farm labor
G. V. Hightower 32, wife
Arrabella Hightower 3, daughter
Eliza Hightower 1, daughter
Wm. H. Hightower 63, FATHER, at home, b. VA, parents b. VA
Mary J. Birchet 12, servant

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1378; Family History Film: 1255378; Page: 246D; Enumeration District: 149; .

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1870 United States Federal Census
about William Hightower
Name: William Hightower
Birth Year: abt 1813
Age in 1870: 57
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Brydton <Boydton>

Household Members: Name Age
William Hightower 57, head, farmer, $300, $300, b. VA
John Hightower 20, son, farm labor, b. VA
Victoria Hightower 16, daughter, b. VA
Peter W Crutchfield 31, farm laborer
Javonia Crutchfield 27, wife
Algenor J Crutchfield 2, son
Cornelius R Crutchfield 11/12, son
Cely Cook 12, black, nurse

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia; Roll: M593_1663; Page: 463B; Image: 552; Family History Library Film: 553162.

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There is more Hightower information at www.familysearch.org - free site, and www.rootsweb.ancestry.com - free site.

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See Cara Lee WILSON above

********************************************** 1920 United States Federal Census
about Edward M Burks
Name: Edward M Burks
[Edward M Burts]
Home in 1920: Forest, Bedford, Virginia
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Emma C Burks
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age
Edward M Burks 46, head, carpenter, house
Emma C Burks 45, wife
Charles R Burks 23, son, carpenter, house
Bessie M Burks 21, daughter, bookkeeper, retail company
Minnie C Burks 19, daughter, bookkeeper, candy factory
William H Burks 17, son, shipping clerk, candy factory
Edward M Burks 15, son
John W Burks 13, son
Mary L Burks 10, daughter - twin
Martha B Burks 10, daughter - twin
Emma C Burks 0[2/12], daughter

Boom?boro Pike

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Forest, Bedford, Virginia; Roll: T625_1881; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 53; Image: 191.

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1910 United States Federal Census
about Edd M Burks
Name: Edd M Burks
Age in 1910: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Spouse's name: Emma M Burks
Home in 1910: Forest, Bedford, Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
Edd M Burks 37, head, marriage 1, married 15 yrs, b. VA, parents b. VA, foreman, roads and bridges
Emma M Burks 36, wife, marriage 1, married 15 yrs., 8 children, 8 living 1910, b. VA, parents b. VA
Radford C Burks 13, son
Bessie M Burks 12, daughter
Minnie C Burks 10, daughter
William H Burks 8, son
Edward M Burks 6, son
John W Burks 3, son
Martha V Burks 11/12, daughter - twin?
Mary L Burks 11/12, daughter - twin?

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Forest, Bedford, Virginia; Roll: T624_1622; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 392.

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1900 United States Federal Census
about Edward M Burks
Name: Edward M Burks
Home in 1900: Forest, Bedford, Virginia
[Forest, Bedford, Virginia]
Age: 26
Birth Date: Nov 1873
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Spouse's name: Emma C Burks
Marriage Year: 1896
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 4

Household Members: Name Age
Edward M Burks 26, head, see above, farmer
Emma C Burks 25, wife, b. Sept. 1874, married 4 children, 3 children, 3 living 1900, b. VA, parents b. VA
Charles R Burks 3, son, b. Dec. 1896
Bessie M Burks 1, daughter, b. Dec. 1898
Minnie C Burks 3/12, daughter, b. Feb. 1900

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Forest, Bedford, Virginia; Roll: T623_1700; Page: 20; Enumeration District: 6.

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I suggest that you send for Cara Lee WILSON's birth certificate to see who her parents were. There were WILSONs living in Forest, Bedford Co., VA in the 1920s.

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Hope this helps. I didn't see any reference to the HIGHTOWERs being stagecoach drivers or horse thieves.

Regards,
Susan Nass
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