Peter Thompson Hedges1831 - 1924 (93 years)
Name Peter Thompson Hedges Born 29 Jan 1831 Fleming County, Kentucky [1, 2, 3, 4] Gender Male Occupation farmer _MILT Civil War Census 1860 Rowan County, Kentucky Census 1870 Oakwood, Vermilion County, Illinois Census 1880 Oakwood, Vermilion County, Illinois Census 1900 White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana Census 1910 Canton, Lewis County, Missouri Died 12 Jun 1924 Tilton, Vermilion County, Illinois [2, 4, 5] Buried 15 Jun 1924 Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri [2, 4, 5] Person ID I6 Hedges Last Modified 15 Oct 2019
Father William Ribelin Hedges, b. 14 Mar 1798, Kentucky , d. 28 Nov 1885, Rowan County, Kentucky (Age 87 years) Mother Malinda Russell Cassity, b. 14 Oct 1805, Montgomery County, Kentucky , d. 12 Sep 1887 (Age 81 years) Married 22 Dec 1822 Rowan County, Kentucky [1, 4, 5, 6] Family ID F1 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Mary Ann Vawter, b. 11 Dec 1836, Jefferson County, Indiana , d. 15 Dec 1912, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri (Age 76 years) Married 12 Mar 1857 Rowan County, Kentucky [1, 7] Children 1. Thaddeus Arlington Hedges, b. 22 Aug 1859, Rowan County, Kentucky , d. 29 Jun 1957, South Haven, Sumner County, Kansas (Age 97 years) 2. Ida May Hedges, b. 30 Apr 1865, Vermilion County, Illinois , d. 4 May 1952, Center Point, Iowa (Age 87 years) 3. Rosa "Blanche" Hedges, b. 9 Oct 1867, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois , d. 19 Jan 1953, Big Creek, Calhoun County, Mississippi (Age 85 years) 4. Charles Martin Hedges, b. 25 Oct 1869, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois , d. 28 Jul 1922, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri (Age 52 years) 5. Alice Felicia Hedges, b. 18 Jul 1872, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois , d. 1 Sep 1951, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan (Age 79 years) 6. Mattie Dell Hedges, b. 20 Jan 1875, Vermilion County, Illinois , d. 22 Aug 1942, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri (Age 67 years) 7. Myrtle Elicia Hedges, b. 21 Dec 1877, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois , d. 28 Jul 1963, Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri (Age 85 years) 8. Minne Flora Hedges, b. 21 Dec 1877, Fithian, Vermilion County, Illinois , d. 21 Feb 1915, Biloxi, Mississippi (Age 37 years) Last Modified 15 Oct 2019 Family ID F9 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Photos Peter Thompson Hedges Peter Thompson 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 - back of photo
- 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.
- MHR note: Information from Ida Cronkhite.