Joseph Orville Highfill1902 - 1982 (79 years)
Name Joseph Orville Highfill Birth 25 Feb 1902 Washington, Davis, Indiana Gender Male Death 11 Feb 1982 Eckerty, Crawford, Indiana Burial Mifflin Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana Person ID I2186 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 15 Sep 2011
Father William F. Highfill, b. 17 Nov 1853, Crawford, Indiana d. 1914, Crawford, Indiana (Age 60 years) Mother Emma Susan Ott, b. 30 Oct 1864, Indiana d. 6 Sep 1941, Crawford, Indiana (Age 76 years) Marriage 16 Sep 1880 Crawford, Indiana Family ID F732 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Nancy Anna Atkins, b. 25 Jun 1914, Hanes City, Florida d. 23 Apr 2001, Crawford, Indiana (Age 86 years) Marriage 4 Nov 1928 Eckerty, Crawford, Indiana Children 1. Charles Joseph Highfill, b. 5 Jan 1930, Eckerty, Crawford, Indiana d. 2 Dec 1961, Crawford, Indiana (Age 31 years) 2. Claude Edwin Highfill, b. 4 Dec 1931, Crawford, Indiana d. 19 Apr 1991, Crawford, Indiana (Age 59 years) 3. Glenn Edward Highfill, b. 25 Jul 1933, Crawford, Indiana d. 1 Sep 2003, Crawford, Indiana (Age 70 years) 4. Elnora May Highfill, b. 31 Oct 1937, Crawford, Indiana d. 19 Oct 1987, Jefferson, Indiana (Age 49 years) 5. Clayton Ray Highfill, b. 5 Nov 1939, Crawford, Indiana d. 9 Feb 2008, Lubbock, Texas (Age 68 years) 6. Robert Scott Highfill, b. 23 Apr 1944, Crawford, Indiana d. 1 Nov 2009, Crawford, Indiana (Age 65 years) 7. L.K. Highfill Family ID F1291 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 26 Jan 2023
- Joseph built a log cabin on the southside of the Highfill property. Joseph and his family later moved into the cabin that Elmer built (which was across the road from the final Highfill home). Elmer offered to help them build a new home if he could have access to the basement while visiting (he liked to stay a month at a time). The basement was never built, what use to be a garage became the bedroom and the house totaled 4 rooms. Even in 1980 when Joseph died, they were still reliant on an outhouse and a mobile wash tub. Sometime before the 70s both older homes were torn down and only the final Highfill home remained. After Joseph died, Nancy moved in with Linda and her family. Scott and his family moved into Joseph's home and took possession of the 80 acres. Around 2000, Glenn and Katherine moved onto the land (near where Joseph's first home was built).