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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Cruise Higginbotham, proprietor of the Higginbotham Mills, is the youngest of the family of George W. and Hellen (Turley) Higginbotham, and was born December 13, 1850. He was reared on a farm in his native county, Washington, and followed agricultural pursuits until 1875, when he engaged in his present business, doing both merchant and custom milling. He also has in connection with his mill a carding machine. The mill site is one of the first located in this section of the county. Mr. Higginbotham was married in 1860 to Miss Lavinia F. Blackwell, a native of St. Francois County, Mo. They are the parents of three children named, respectively, George W., Horace J. and Hallie B.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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