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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 27, 2014

AARON HUGH HIGHSMITH *CSA*

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Aaron Hugh HIGHSMITH was born September 1, 1844 in Wayne now Brantley County, Georgia, to David and Annis Highsmith.

 

Aaron joined the Confederacy as a Private April 9, 1862. Company C, 26th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, “Seaboard Guards”. Aaron was injured right hand and foot (date not given). He surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia April 9, 1865.

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Aaron Highsmith married Mary E. Highsmith May 11, 1866 by Justice of Court J.N. Highsmith. Mary was born July 5, 1846 to John Thomas Highsmith and Roxie Wainright.

 

Children born to Aaron and Mary: 

 

(1) Robert Lee, born about 1866.

 

(2) Louvena, born about 1869.

 

(3) Augusta, born about 1871.

 

(4) Solomon, born about 1873.

 

(5) Alfonso, born about 1875.

 

(6) Nancy, born about 1877.

 

(7) Charles, born about 1879.

 

(8) ADDED: Grover, born cir 1885.

 

Note: With a census not available in 1890, no record was found of Grover in 1890. But, with his mother, Mary dying in 1891, and with his father, Aaron remarrying in 1893, Grover was living with his sister, Augusta in the household of Jacob A. Smith in the 1900 Glynn Co., Ga. Census. Grover is listed as a brother-in-law to head of household Jacob A. Smith.

 

After the death of the first wife on Nov. 24, 1891, Aaron married Eliza Jane Goff April 22, 1893, born April 22 1854, widow of Franklin Goff.

 

Aaron and Eliza Jane had 3 children:

 

(1) Alice, Sept. 12, 1894.

 

(2) Maggie Lee, 1896.

 

(3) David Aaron, July 4 1898.

 

Aaron Hugh Highsmith died November 6, 1913 and is buried in Smyrna Cemetery, near Lulaton.

 

Gaynell H. Sasser ordered this grave marker on January 20, 2005. Jerry V. Herrin installed this marker March 10, 2005 in Smyrna Cemetery.

 

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