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BRANTLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

P.O. BOX 1096, Nahunta, Georgia 31553

This page was updated April 27, 2014

ISAAC HAMPTON HIGHSMITH *CSA*

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Isaac Hampton Highsmith enlisted into the Confederate Army as a Private on July 29, 1861, assigned to Company C, 26th Regiment Georgia Infantry and was later appointed Sergeant. Having been elected as Clerk of Court of Wayne County, he was discharged on March 16, 1864.

    

Isaac Hampton was born December 28, 1825 to David and Annis Highsmith living in Wayne County, Georgia. Isaac Hampton married Sarah Ann Lewis October 7, 1849, daughter of Jesse Lewis and Millicent Bryant Lewis. Sarah was born November 18, 1830. Isaac died on June 8, 1884 and is buried in Robert Lewis Cemetery.

 

Children of Isaac and Sarah Ann were:

 

1) James R. Highsmith, b. February 10, 1850 m. Elizabeth Thomas.

 

2) Susan Highsmith, b. February 2, 1852 m. Joseph Hiers Strickland 1870 b. 1839, son of Levi Strickland and Martha Hiers Strickland.

  

3) Samuel Newton “Newt” Highsmith, b. December 25, 1853 d. September 5, 1922 Samuel married Theodocia “Dora” Riggins in 1877, b. May 1, 1858 d. March 14, 1910. Newt and Dora are buried in Rob Lewis Cemetery.

 

4) Millie E. Highsmith, b. December 12, 1855 d. 1891, m. George W. Highsmith 1878; b 1836.

 

5) Curtis H. “Curt” Highsmith, b. December 8, 1857 d. October 27, 1926 m. Arra Ann “Arrie” Smith m. January 31,1883 daughter of George Smith and Sarah Warner Smith b. August 4, 1861 d. May 30, 1945. Curt and Arrie are buried in Smyrna Cemetery.

 

6) Matilda Wealth Highsmith, b. July 29, 1861 m. Jack Gardner.

 

7) David Warren Highsmith, b. September 8, 1861 d. October 26, 1896 m. Emma Malissa Herrin January 11, 1883 d. December 12, 1929, daughter of Daniel and Jemima Ammons Herrin. David and Emma are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

 

8) Mary M. Highsmith, b. April 9, 1864 m. Joseph B. Barber.

 

9) Frances Victoria Highsmith, b. March 25, 1866 d. February 17, 1925 m. Sherrod F. Louis Herrin b. September 4, 1859 d. December 27, 1947. Sherrod was the son of Daniel and Jemima Ammons Herrin. They are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

 

10) Leighton Highsmith, b. February 25, 1868 d. October 29, 1929; m. Laura Willis b. April 18, 1870 d. October 24, 1943; Leighton and Laura are buried in Smyrna Cemetery.

 

11) William Tell “Bill" Highsmith, b. November 3, 1871 d. February 9, 1931; m. Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Strickland, January 20, 1924; b. April 1, 1883 d. June 6, 1963. Bill and Mollie are buried in Smyrna Cemetery.

 

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