Highland Family Photo Albums
These pages document many (although admittedly not all) of the families that played a role in the history of Highland Township during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They seek to be more than simply a random collection of "family photos." Rather, both photographs and text have been woven together to present a coherent and generally chronological story of each family, including a fair amount of genealogical data.
While every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of the information presented, errors are no doubt bound to occur, for which we humbly apologize. Those having corrections or additions are warmly invited to email the same to the attention of Eugene H. Beach, Jr. at email@example.com. As a general matter, dates of birth, death and marriage are taken from records of the Highland and West Highland Cemeteries compiled by Diane Needham; links to which may be found on the Historical Records & References page. Other sources include Clara Mae Beach, Our Highland Heritage (1985); published biographies and accounts found on the Biographies page; official U.S. Census records; and data posted to genealogical web sites such as Ancestry.com or the LDS FamilySearch.com. On many pages the text accompanying a given photograph will be annotated with appropriate footnotes which cite sources and/or provide supplementary information. Such footnotes are indicated by brackets, e.g. [Note 1], with the text of the notes themselves presented below the photograph.
Many of these families intermarried, making it difficult to treat each one as a self-contained unit. Where a single account discusses two or more such interrelated families, it is listed under both names, e.g., CHASE-HEFFELBOWER and HEFFELBOWER-CHASE. Otherwise, visitors to these pages should examine the accounts of each such family to gain a more complete understanding of their interrelationship. For example, those interested in the BEACH family may also wish to view the HUFF and BAKER family accounts since members of the latter married into the former.
By its very nature this is not only a "work in progress," but one which is truly never "finished." We accordingly beg your patience as we labor to create each family's section, research and verify the information presented, and include the results on this site.