hmtl5 Peter Thompson Hedges b. 29 Jan 1831 Fleming County, Kentucky d. 12 Jun 1924 Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois: Hedges Genealogy
Peter Thompson Hedges

Peter Thompson Hedges

Male 1831 - 1924  (93 years)

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  • Name Peter Thompson Hedges 
    Born 29 Jan 1831  Fleming County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer 
    _MILT Civil War 
    Census 1860  Rowan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Oakwood, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Oakwood, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Jun 1924  Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried 15 Jun 1924  Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID I6  Hedges
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2019 

    Father William Ribelin Hedges,   b. 14 Mar 1798, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1885, Rowan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Malinda Russell Cassity,   b. 14 Oct 1805, Montgomery County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1887  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1822  Rowan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Vawter,   b. 11 Dec 1836, Jefferson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1912, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1857  Rowan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Thaddeus Arlington Hedges,   b. 22 Aug 1859, Rowan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1957, South Haven, Sumner County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     2. Ida May Hedges,   b. 30 Apr 1865, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1952, Center Point, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. Rosa "Blanche" Hedges,   b. 9 Oct 1867, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1953, Big Creek, Calhoun County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Charles Martin Hedges,   b. 25 Oct 1869, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1922, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     5. Alice Felicia Hedges,   b. 18 Jul 1872, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1951, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Mattie Dell Hedges,   b. 20 Jan 1875, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1942, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Myrtle Elicia Hedges,   b. 21 Dec 1877, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1963, Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Minne Flora Hedges,   b. 21 Dec 1877, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1915, Biloxi, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jan 1831 - Fleming County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1857 - Rowan County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Rowan County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Oakwood, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Oakwood, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1924 - Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Jun 1924 - Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter Thompson Hedges
    Peter Thompson Hedges
    Peter Thompson Hedges
    Peter Thompson Hedges
    Mary Virginia Atkinson, Peter Thompson Hedges and Myrtle Elicia Hedges
    Mary Virginia Atkinson, Peter Thompson Hedges and Myrtle Elicia Hedges
    Peter Thompson Hedges and Mary Ann Vawter Hedges
    Peter Thompson Hedges and Mary Ann Vawter Hedges
    Peter Thompson Hedges and Mary Ann Vawter Hedges - back of photo
    Peter Thompson Hedges and Mary Ann Vawter Hedges - back of photo

  • Notes 
    • MHR note: Information from Ida Cronkhite.
      Peter T. Hedges spent the winters in Biloxi, Mississippi from 1908 to 1919 when he had a fever and broke his hip. After which event he never walked. He had been security in Rowan County, Kentucky on a note for his father in law, Pascal Vawter on purchase of the mill and lost it in the crash after the Civil War.

      They moved to Illinois in October 1864 and to Medaryville, Indiana in the spring of 1896.

      He lived with Ida Cronkhite from 1922 to the time of his death. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He had been a pioneer resident of Oakwood Township, Vermilion County, Illinois.

      During the Civil War, Peter Thompson Hedges wrote several letters home to his wife, Mary. Those letters were saved by the family and are now at the Vermilion County Historical Society.

    • Enlisted on 9 October 1861.
      Mustered in 31 December 1861, Lexington, Kentucky
      as Captain into what was first called Captain Hedges' company of the 24th Regiment.
      Later named Company G, 24th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry.
      Reassigned on 5 July 1964 because of wounds received in action.
      Discharged in 1864 of wounds received in the battle of Resaca, Georgia while serving under Sherman on the march to the sea.

      A brief history of the regiment states "The 24th Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry was organized in the fall and winter of 1861, under Colonel Lewis B. Grigsby, and was mustered into the United States service on the 11th of December 1861 at Lexington, Kentucky, by Captain Bankhead, United States Mustering officer. Soon after its organization it joined the main army, and was engaged in many of the most severe battles of the war, and did arduous duty in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee. It would fill pages of the Report to give in detail all the places trough which the regiment marched, and the various difficulties and hardships with which it had to contend. At the muster-out at Covington, Kentucky on the 31st January 1865, the recruits were transferred to Company K, 6th Kentucky Veteran Cavalry. It participated in the following battles, in which loss was sustained, viz; Shiloh, Tennessee; Siege of Corinth, Mississippi; Perryville, Kentucky; Knoxville, Tennessee; Resaca, Georgia; Lost Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia and Jonesboro".

      We can assume that Peter Thompson Hedges would have been in all of the above up to Resaca Georgia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Family Bible, William Ribelin Hedges.

    2. [S4] Illinois deaths and stillbirths index: 1916-1947.

    3. [S5] 1900 US census.

    4. [S6] Find a Grave database.

    5. [S2] Mary Hedges Reiner.

    6. [S64] Fleming County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1798-1851.

    7. [S30] Kentucky marriage records, 1852-1914.