Higginbotham Cemetery – Near Rock Camp

The cemetery is located about a mile beyond Big Run, Wetzel Co., WV on the Willey Fork Road.  It is across the stream from the Herbert Higginbotham home. 

Read by Debra King, Joyce Yowler & Carol Dulaney in May 2007.

Family descriptions by Debra King.  Photographed by Joyce Yowler

Anderson, Wilson Walter 1919 1935 Never married.  s/o John Anderson & Sarah Utt

Dent, Duke 18 Apr 1873 17 March 1958 s/o Marmaduke "Duke" Dent (s/o Dudley Evans Dent & Mahala Berkshire) & Margaret Reed.  NOTE: Sisters Annara Francis Dent m. Capt. Henry Minor Ice & Sarah Ann Dent m. Oliver Perry Ice..

Dent, Molly (Mary Catherine) 11 Jul 1873 18 Dec 1941 d/o Joseph Jasper Higgins "J.J." (s/o Joseph Higgins & Elizabeth Long) & Elizabeth Willey (d/o William Willey & Clarinda Anderson).  Sister to Rosa Lavena (Higgins) Higginbotham.

Higginbotham, Francis Laten ------ 19 Feb 1918  Born 1 Sep 1859.   s/o Isaac Newton Higginbotham & Matilda Jane "Millie" Poe.  3rd h/o Mary Dulaney Morris. (she m. 1. Martin "Bub" Bartrug & 2. Henry Watson.  d/o of James Morgan Morris & Gillie Jane Moore.  Note: Dulaney is middle name.)

(No Headstone)

Higginbotham, H.M. 7 Feb 1866 24 Jul 1933 Herbert Memnon "Mem" Higginbotham.  s/o Isaac Newton Higginbotham & Matilda Jane "Millie" Poe.  h/o Rosa Lavena Higgins (d/o Joseph Jasper Higgins "J.J." & Elizabeth Willey and sister to "Molly" Higgins Dent).

Higginbotham, Herbert 22 Sep 1911 3 Nov 1993 James Herbert.  s/o Herbert Memnon "Mem" Higginbotham & Rosa Lavena Higgins.  h/o Susie Haught (d/o James A. Haught & Mary Sole).

Higginbotham, Lil Ann ---- ---- Lydia Ann "Lilly" (16 Dec 1860-23 Apr 1874).  Never married.  d/o Isaac Newton Higginbotham & Matilda Jane "Millie" Poe.  NOTE: Headstone is hard to read. 

Higginbotham, Lucretia 22 Dec 1804 16 Mar 1885 Lucretia White.  w/o Thomas H. Higginbotham.  d/o Unknown.

NOTE:  Headstone is hard to read. 

Higginbotham, Rachel Ellen 26 Mar 1904 26 Mar 1904 d/o FL & MD.  Francis Laten Higginbotham & Mary Dulaney Morris. 

Higginbotham, Rosa L. 11 Nov 1875 18 Apr 1963 Rosa Lavena Higgins.  w/o Herbert Memnon "Mem" Higginbotham.  d/o Joseph Jasper Higgins "J.J." (s/o Joseph Higgins & Elizabeth Long) & Elizabeth Willey (d/o William Willey & Clarinda Anderson). Sister to "Molly" (Higgins) Dent. 

Higginbotham, Susie 13 Jul 1909 29 Mar 1991 Susie Haught.  w/o James Herbert Higginbotham.  d/o James A. Haught & Mary Sole.  NOTE: Seen as: Susie Duskey Haught.  She didn’t have a middle name & unknown where Duskey comes from, per daughter Jane Higginbotham.

Higginbotham, T.H. ---- ---- Thomas H. Higginbotham (abt. 1798 PA-aft. 1880).  h/o Lucretia White.  s/o William Higginbotham (s/o Ralph Higginbotham I & Mary Henthorn?) & Sarah Watson (d/o George Watson & Elizabeth Henthorn).  NOTE: Headstone has chipped & is now hard to read.

Higginbotham, Thomas Winfred 6 Nov 1915 7 Aug 1949 s/o Francis Laten Higginbotham & Mary Dulaney Morris

(No Headstone)

*Isaac Newton Higginbotham & Matilda Jane "Tillie" Poe had 12 children.  Herbert Memnon "Mem" & Francis Layton were the only ones to raise families.  It is supposed that seven of the children are buried here, there are several fieldstones marking them.  Herbert "Mem" & Lidia Ann "Lil" being the only ones with headstones.  SOURCE: Debra King
King, Alfred Wayne 15 Apr 1937 11 Feb 1985 h/o Jum Soon Pak.  s/o Charles Herman King (s/o John Webster King & Francis Goodnight) & Elva Rosetta Higginbotham (d/o Herbert Memnon "Mem" Higginbotham & Rosa Lavena Higgins).  NOTE: father of Debra King

King, Charles H. 17 Dec 1908 16 Sep 1982 Charles Herman King.  s/o John Webster King & Francis Goodnight.  f/o Alfred "Wayne" King.

King, Elva R. 21 Jul 1914 11 Jun 1992 Elva Rosetta Higginbotham.  m/o Alfred Wayne King.  d/o Herbert Memnon "Mem" Higginbotham & Rosa Lavena Higgins

Matthews, A.J. 1830 1887 Andrew Jackson Matthews (Unknown Parents.  h/o Mary Elizabeth Anderson (Unknown Parents).  f/o Amy Jane Matthews (m. Albert Glendower "Squire" Higginbotham).

Matthews, M.E. 1831 1910 Mary Elizabeth Anderson .  w/o Andrew Jackson Matthews.  mf/o Amy Jane Matthews (m. Albert Glendower "Squire"Higginbotham).

(See Photo Above)

Morris, Gillie Jane 24 Mar 1852 15 Aug 1925 w/o James Morgan Morris.  d/o Huey Crawford Moore (s/o Anthony Moore & Elizabeth Steele) & Tabitha Eaton (d/o Henry Eaton & Lena Unknown).

(No Headstone)

Utt, Mary Pauline

 

26 Jan 1923 19 Feb 1923 d/o James Thomas Utt (s/o John Franklin Utt & Sarah Wright) & Gillie Jane Higginbotham (d/o Francis Laten Higginbotham & Mary Dulaney Morris).

(No Headstone)

Utt, George Francis

 

27 Dec 1940 21 Oct 1941 s/o James Thomas Utt (s/o John Franklin Utt & Sarah Wright) & Gillie Jane Higginbotham (d/o Francis Laten Higginbotham & Mary Dulaney Morris).

(Initially buried here. later removed to Knights of Pythias Cem.)

Utt, Bessie Loraine 20 Dec 1931 26 Sept 1939 s/o James Thomas "Tom" Utt & Gillie Higginbotham. 

(Initially buried here. later removed to Knights of Pythias Cem.)

Stout, A.C. 19 Oct 1872 11 Jul 1907 Unknown – See Note below

Stout, Margaret 10 Apr 1841 9 May 1914 w/o W.M.

Stout, W.M. 1847 1918 Unknown – See Note below

  

NOTE: I am not sure about the Stout family.  Possibly this family on 1880 & 1900 census:

 

*1880 Census: Possible: Wm. STOUT 30, farmer, b. 1850 WV.  Margaret  28, keeps house, b. 1852 WV.  Their parents were b. in WV.  Children: Clearence  7 b. 1873 WV.  Asa  5, b. 1875 WV.  SOURCE: 1880 Census.  Grant Dist., Wetzel Co., WV.  Roll: T9-415; Film: 1255415; Pg. 141.3000; Dist. 107.  Transcribed by Joyce Yowler

 

*1900 Census: William Stout 52  b. abt.1848.  Wife: Margaret Stout 59 b. abt. 1841.  Children: Asa C. Stout 28  b. abt. 1872.  Arthur C. Stout 27 b. abt.  1873.  Wife of Arthur C. Stout: Indiana 17  b. abt. 1883.  Nephew: Willie Liston 8  b. abt. 1892.  Grandson: M. Watter 10 mos. b. abt. 1899-1900.  SOURCE: Grant Dist., Wetzel Co., WV.  Roll: T623-1775; Pg. 1A; Dist. 97.  Transcribed by Joyce Yowler

 

NOTE: Asa Ostin Stout  m. Oaty Belle Gump d/o George Gump & Emmaline Taylor.

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