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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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Lytle Bledsaw Higginbotham, the present efficient and popular sheriff of Washington County, is a native of the same county, and was born April 4, 1845. Like his brothers, he has followed farming and stock trading. He has been twice married, first to Miss Josephine Highley, a native of Washington County, who died August 19, 1877, leaving five children: Fannie May, Thomas F., Musa Percy, and Robert H. and George H. (twins). Mr. Higginbotham’s second marriage occurred March 5, 1879, to Nancy S. Nicholson, also of this county. The latter union has been blessed with three children, Lytle N., Walter H. and Lattie J. In 1880 Mr. Higginbotham was elected by the Independent party as sheriff of Washington County by a handsome majority, and served four years, being elected to the same office in 1886 for the following two years. The peculiar adaptability which he seems to have for the office, and his successful experience in the past has clearly proven that he is the right man in the right place. That he is popular with the people, irrespective of party, is shown by the highly complimentary vote accorded him at the polls.

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