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Descendants of W.T. Hightower

Tonight I was contacted by another descendant of W.T. Hightower, a merchant from Nashville. This is the second descendant in the past six months.  I love it!

With that, I decided to look again at the family of William Thomas Hightower Sr. and I found a couple of more census records to add to their tree

With some more online searching, I located a reference to W.T. in the book Evidence of Progress Among Colored People by G.F. Richings, published in 2005.  In the book, it mentions that “W.T. Hightower started a business as a dealer in old rags and iron with a capital of 25 cents.  He now owns a large brick building and a beautiful home.”

Many others from Nashville are also mentioned in the book, including J.C. Napier, Preston A. Taylor,  Dr. R.F. Boyd, and others. I’ll have to look at this more closely.

Marriages – July 19, 1907

As reported in the July 19, 1907 issue of the Nashville Globe –the following were married.

Dick Smith & Annie King
Richard Dixon & Lizzie Roddy
Thomas Hurt & Hattie Symptom
A. Tunsell and Emma Fatcher
Maud Riley & Add Hampton
John Watkins & Clara Cross
Will Williams & Eva Kiser
John Boss & Lizzie Miller
Cleveland Toower & Unis B. Harris
Dennis Crutcher & Ada Brown
Grant Hamlet & Susie McMilliam
John Hill & Mary Taylor

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