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William Thomas Hightower, Sr.

William Thomas Hightower, Sr.[1, 2]

Male 1849 -

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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Jun 1849  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I558  Nashville
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2008 

    Father  Sterling Hightower 
    Family ID  F180  Group Sheet

    Family  Hattie N.,   b. Jun 1861, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  abt. 1888 
    Children 
    >1. William Thomas Hightower, Jr.,   b. Oct 1888, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1975, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Clara M. Hightower,   b. May 1892, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Nov 2008 
    Family ID  F178  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William T. Hightower
    William T. Hightower
    From The Colored American newspaper of Washington D.C., 22 Aug 1903

    Documents

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    1900 TN Census: WT & Hattie Hightower
    1900 TN Census: WT & Hattie Hightower
    Enumeration Date: 15 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 101
    Sheet: 15A
    Location: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    Dwelling #295
    1. Hightower, WT - Head, age 50, born Jun 1849, married 12 years, merchant
    2. Hattie N. - wife, age 38, born Jun 1861, married 12 years, mother of 3 kids, 2 kids alive
    3. Thomas Jr. - son, age 11, born Oct 1888
    4. Clara N. - daughter, age 8, born May 1892

    Link to full image.
    Hightowers in 1879 Nashville City Directory
    Hightowers in 1879 Nashville City Directory
    1879 Nashville City Directory. US City Directories. 28 Nov. 2008

    Hightowers in the 1880 Nashville City Directory
    Hightowers in the 1880 Nashville City Directory
    Note: Thomas Hightower mistakenly not listed as "colored"
    Hightowers in the 1881 Nashville City Directory
    Hightowers in the 1881 Nashville City Directory

    Histories
    Biographical Sketch: Blog Post
    Biographical Sketch: Blog Post
    http://blacknashville.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/biographical-sketch-wt-hightower/

  • Notes 
    • owned a shop on 5th avenue south.
    • middle name known from brother Brown's obituary in the Nashville Globe.
    • started his business with 25 cents capital. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] 1879 Nashville City Directory. US City Directories. Ancestry.com. 28 Nov. 2008 .

    2. [S123] 1880 Nashville City Directory. US City Directories. Ancestry.com. 28 Nov. 2008 .

    3. [S114] Richings, G. F. Evidences of Progress Among Colored People. Philadelphia: G.S. Ferguson Co, 1905. .