The Higginbotham Family Cemetery is located on the private property of the estate of Linton L. Owens Jr., Evergreen, Florida, approximately 1/2 mile from the southeastern terminus of Owens Cutoff Road at Nassau County Highway 108. When driving northeast, CR 108 takes a right turn. Continue straight ahead across the cattle guard and follow the road to the Owens farmhouse. The house and outbuildings can be seen from CR 108.
Higginbotham Family Cemetery Location
57200 Lazy Acres Land
Evergreen , FL 32097 USA
GPS Location 30.706081, -81.732803
Higginbotham Family Cemetery Interments
|wdt_ID||Gravesite Id||Photo||Individual ID||Salutation||First name||Middle name||Last name||Nickname||Generation||Maiden name||estimated birth date||Birth month||Birth day||Birth year||Death month||Death day||Death year||Note||Revision||Cemetery name||Cemetery ID||Cemetery zone||Taxonomy 1||Taxonomy 2||Taxonomy 3||Taxonomy 4||Gravesite note||Gravesite revision||Details|
|1,712||1712||605249||Burris||Higginbotham||0||1759||Jan||10||1812||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||Revolutionary War soldier, Enlisted in Georgia. Rank unknown. Wife was Donna Izabella. Other Sources list wither 1816 or 1820 as the death year.||More details|
|1,713||1713||605250||Joseph P.||Higginbotham||0||1853||1927||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||Husband of Josephine Higginbotham. Masonic Emblem||More details|
|1,714||1714||605251||Pollie A.||Farmer||0||Dec||13||1849||May||18||1881||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||"Rest thou in peace, thy race is over and set thy sun, Thy God has bid thy troubles cast and called thy home to rest in peace"||More details|
|1,715||1715||605252||Hattie||Sheppard||0||Apr||15||1888||Apr||9||1918||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||L.L. Owens note, Daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Higginbotham||More details|
|1,716||1716||605253||Margaret E.||Acosta||0||Feb||14||1829||Sep||28||1911||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||More details|
|1,717||1717||605254||Thomas J.||Stewart||0||Oct||12||1872||May||28||1886||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||Son of George & Julia F. Stewart||More details|
|1,718||1718||605255||W.H.||Higginbotham?||0||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||No other information, Higginbotham assumed.||More details|
|1,719||1719||605256||Mabel E.||Higginbotham||0||Sep||26||1878||Dec||10||1888||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||Daughter of W.F. & Lizzie Higginbotham. Some surveys show a death date of 1883. The Owens survey shows 1888||More details|
|1,720||1720||605257||Pollie||Higginbotham||0||Dec||1||1880||Dec||28||1881||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||Dau of W.F. & Lizzie Higginbotham||More details|
|1,721||1721||605258||Jamie||J.A.H.||0||Higginbotham Cemetery||1008||Jamie on head marker, J.A.H.on foot marker,||More details|
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A survey of the cemetery was made by L. L. Owens, Jr. on October 18 1979. Kenneth and Nancy Sturges evaluated the cemetery again in March, 1998.
Burris Higginbotham Grave Dedication
Burris Higginbotham, is buried in this cemetery. He was a soldier in the Revoutionary War, and the owner of large tracts of land in Northern Florida and Southern Georgia.
In a letter to Helen B. Hodges, of Callahan in October 1979, L. L. Owens describes the events of Burris Higginbothams’s burial at the cemetery.
“At the time of the funeral and burial, there was lot of rain, causing the water in the Little St. Mary’s river swamp to be unsually high. They had to cross this water with horse and wagon with the body of Burris Higginbotham. There were afraid the body of the wagon with the body of Burris would float down stream, so they cut a good size tree, taking two cuts of the tree, nailing them together and floating the body of Burris across the stream where another horse and wagon brought the body on for burial”
The headstone on Burris Higginbotham’s grave shown here was dedicated on Oct. 1, 2005 to pay tribute to a true Florida Pioneer, and Revolutionary War Soldier.
Pictures are from the dedication on Oct. 1, 2005 and were taken by Linda Davis.