My fifth great-grandmother, Amelia “Anna” HIGHTOWER, was born June 10, 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina to Austin HIGHTOWER (1698-1784) and Martha CLACK (1744-1793). Martha was Austin’s third wife and much younger than him.
“Anna” married Jonah SCOGGINS (1763-1845) on January 1, 1789 in Orangeburg, Marion County, South Carolina. Jonah was Anna’s second husband. Her first husband, George HAYGOOD, died less than a year after they married and made Anna a widow when she was only sixteen years old.
Anna died October 28, 1850 in Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois and is buried at the Mount Gilead Cemetery.
Jonah and Anna had around eleven children including Seborn Jonah SCOGGINS (1796-1875).
Seborn and Ann Elizabeth GENTRY (b. 1805) were the parents of Charlotte Marinda SCOGGINS (b.1826).
Sherman FRARY (1824-1867) and Charlotte were the parents of Sherman FRARY (1852-1915).
Sherman FRARY (1852-1915) and Alice M. (1856-1934) were the parents of Martha Agnes “Mattie” FRARY (1900-1923).
Arthur Jacob WILLIAMS, Sr. (1889-1965) and “Mattie” were the parents of Carlton Nathanial WILLIAMS Sr. (1922-1991)… my Grandpa!