Bible of Sanford and Jane Higginbotham

Bible – Sanford and Jane Higginbotham

This bible was burned during the War Between the States when a Union Soldier threw it into the fire on Sanford’s Plantation, in Fordyce Arkansas.  Sanford’s Head Slave, pulled it out of the fire, to save it for the family.

For more information on Sanford Higginbotham – Click here.

For more information on Jane H. Holley Higginbotham – Click here.

Bible is in the possession of Hugh O. Higginbotham, Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee.

7 comments on “Bible of Sanford and Jane Higginbotham

  1. Thank you so much for the information you have collected. I am a descendant of Mary Jane Willis Bloodworth, daughter of Paul Willis and Matilda Higgenbotham. Mary Jane was married to James Bloodworth, father of my great grandfather, Pinkney Oliver Bloodworth.

    • I’m not sure how I missed your comment, and I apologize, I have sent you an email. Susie

    • Pinkney Oliver Bloodworth is also my great grandfather…

      • Hi Jason, glad you left a comment. You should check the Dawes Packet section on my website if you haven’t already got that information, it could be helpful to you. If you have anything further on Paul, Matilda or your line, I would love to hear about it!

  2. I would love to find out more info on the merchantile store of Sanford Higginbotham , like old pictures of the store and what the area looked like and so on c u on facebook

  3. I have now found that most likely Paul and Matilda are not the right parents for my Mary Jane Willis. About three years ago I attended a Genealogy Fair at my local library and there was an Indian expert there and lo and behold Paul and Matilda Willis was the example family he used in his talk. My Mary Jane did not go on to Oklahoma so I had to remove this set of parents from her. If you have any information that is different from his I would like to know. I had thought this Mary Jane was my great great grandmother due to her being from Alabama and having a child named Matilda but the naming patterns although good in many cases is not always correct.

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