Submitted by Descendant:  Elizabeth Marion Stover BAILEY

Joseph Higginbotham was born 1837 in Spring Grove, Marion Co., Florida, to David Bod Higginbotham and Elizabeth Hughes.  By the time of the 1850 Federal Census Joseph was living with his family in Putnam County, Florida.  Joseph Higginbotham married Frances Beck 30 Oct 1853 In Iron Springs, Palatka, Putnam Co., Florida.

Joseph moved to Levy County, Florida by 1854.  Joseph and Frances had the following children:

Andrew Jackson Higginbotham, Elizabeth A Higginbotham, Carrie B Higginbotham, Mary Ann Higginbotham, William Dolphus Higginbotham, Frances Josephine Higginbotham, Martha Jane Higginbotham, Rose Ann Higginbotham, Caleb Higginbotham, and Florida Ardelia Higginbotham.

Joseph Higginbotham fought in the Civil War in Confederate Calvary A, 9th regiment from the State of Florida.  He died 7 November 1878.

Joseph Higginbotham was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002