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John Pinckney HIGHTOWER
Sarah Ann STOKES
NOTE:  Some believe John Pinckney may have married as many as 4 or 5 times, but this may be due to confusion with his son of the same name.
Husband:  John Pinckney / Pinkney HIGHTOWER
Birth:  5 Jan 1814, TN
Death:  9 Jul 1894, Todd Co., KY
Father:  Abijah HIGHTOWER
Mother:  Alasha SAUNDERS
Marriage-1:  29 Dec 1836, Todd Co., KY
Wife-1:  Sarah Ann "Anna / Annie / Anney" STOKES
Birth:  14 Feb 1814, KY
Death:  24 Feb 1865, Todd Co., KY
Father:  Matthew STOKES
Mother:  Sarah UNDERDOWN
Marriage-2:  3 Apr 1867, Todd Co., KY
Wife-2:  Lucy Ann THOMPSON
Birth:  17 Sep 1831, Tabernacle, Todd Co., KY
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. TUCKER
Father:  Matthew Richard THOMPSON
Mother:  Jane HICKS
Children with Sarah Ann STOKES born in Todd Co., KY:
1.  Alfred Marion HIGHTOWER, b. 1837/8 
2.  Sarah HIGHTOWER, b. 1839/40
3.  John Pinckney HIGHTOWER, b. 18 Jun 1842
4.  Feliciana HIGHTOWER, b. 1843/4
5.  McNees George / George McNiece HIGHTOWER, b. 12 Oct 1846
6.  Martha Francis HIGHTOWER, b. 23 Aug 1853
7.  B.T. HIGHTOWER [male], b. 1853/4
8.  Tobias "Toby" HIGHTOWER, b. 1857/8
Children with Lucy Ann THOMPSON:


1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Hightower, John P. Stokes, Ann 29 Dec 1836 Todd Co.

1b.  Marriage Index:  Kentucky, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-233):
Hightower, J.P. Tucker, L.A. 3 Apr 1867 Todd Co.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #27-28 of 72 mis-indexed as being in "Todd City" because the "Cty" in "Todd Cty" was misread as "City" [there's no such place as Todd City]; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Todd Co. p. 17 | pp. 254B-255A Ln. 27 Hightower Pinkney 100 010 - 100 010  no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Alfred (b. 1837/8)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = John (b. 1814)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Sarah (b. 1839/40)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = John (b. 1814)
1 person employed in agriculture

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #19 of 100):  District No. 1, Todd Co., KY, p. 204A, 136/137, enumerated 29 Jul 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Pinckney Hightower 35 M Farmer 22 Tenn
Anna 34 F     Ky
Alfred 12 M     "
Sarah 10 F     "
John  9 M     "
Feliciana  6 F     "
McNees Geo  3 M     "

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #29 of 170):  Elkton P.O., Todd Co., KY, p. 699, PN 29, 194/194, enumerated 20 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
J.P. Hightower 45 M   Farmer 1000 600 Ky
Annie Hightower 40 F         Ky
S.J.      " 22 F         Ky
L.S.      " 18 F         Ky
J.P.      " 17 M   Farmer     Ky
G.M.      " 14 M         Ky
Tanner    "  7 ?         Ky
B.T.      "  6 M         Ky
Toby      "  2 M         Ky
It's very difficult to reconcile this record with 1850, but it should be mentioned here that there are serious problems with other 1860 Todd County records, so I think we are dealing with a very irresponsible enumerator.  Listed next to son, A.M. HIGHTOWER

5.  1840 Tax List - Todd County, Ky transcribed by Karen Combs. [link died]
Pg.  Name Acres Watercourse Value
20 Hightower, Pinkny       

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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