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Friday, June 27, 2014

52 Ancestors, Week 16: Peter Hayden Hutson (1853-1930)

Peter Hayden Hutson was my great-great maternal grandfather. He was born 22 Dec 1853 in Georgia.[1] His family was found in Salacoa, Cherokee Co, Georgia in the 1860 census.[2]  His father was Robert Hutson and his mother Amanda Davis.

The next time Peter was found was in the marriage record of Peter and Sarah Helena Selman on 11 Sep 1879 in Cherokee Co, Texas.[3]  At first I wasn’t sure this was the correct marriage record, because of the name for R.H. Hudson, but looking at the image, the "R" really looked like a "P."  So P.H. could easily be Peter Hayden. And Hudson and Hutson can be easily interchanged. Plus Miss S.H.S. Selman most likely is Sarah Helena “Sallie” Selman.
Marriage record of Peter H. Hutson & Sarah H. Selman, Hood County, Texas Marriages, Bk B, p 42.
They were married by R.S. Proffett, Minister of the Gospel, on 11 Sep 1879. Researching R.S. Proffitt, I found he was a minister in the area and also the postmaster.

Peter and Sallie had 8 children: Willie May, Annie Pearl, Lillie Violet, Nell L, Myrtle, Johnnie Coreta, Luther Ewel, and Winnie Oda. Lillie and Myrtle died young and were buried in Union Cemetery in Gustine, Comanche County, Texas.[4]

Peter died 9 Oct 1930 and was buried in Union Cemetery.[5] He had been a widower since 1916 when Sallie died 26 Sep 1916 in Throckmorton County, Texas.[6]  She was also buried in Union Cemetery.[7]

What I know about Peter is from a college paper written by Polly Wiggins, Peter’s granddaughter. She attended a genetic studies class at Baylor University in 1938 and wrote up physical characteritics of many of her relatives.  For Peter, she had written these traits:
Physical: 6 feet tall, weighed 190 pounds, cowlick and granulated eyelids.
Medical: He had neuralgia, cataracts, and high blood pressure which caused heart trouble.
Personal: farmer, kind, gentle, and had poor business ability.
I don’t have a photo of Peter, but there are several posted here by smopbroek on her Mother's Family - Hutson/Kelley/Wilson Tree. Still, I treasure the information from Polly's class. It is nice to know he was a kind and gentle man.

[1] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave  (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 64910656, Union Cemetery, Gustine, Comanche Co, Texas, Peter Hayden Hutson.
[2] 1860 U.S. census, Georgia, Cherokee, Sallocoa, p. 916, dwelling 1840, family 1950, Robert Hutson, citing National Archives and Records Administration, M653, roll 116; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 4 Apr 2011).
[3] Texas, Hood County, Marriage Records, Bk B, p 42, Hudson-Selman, 1879, Family History Library, film 1034522.
[4] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave  (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 64910654, Union Cemetery, Gustine TX, Lillie V. Hutson. And "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave  (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 64910655, Myrtle Hutson, Union Cemetery, Gustine TX.
[5] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave  (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 64910656, Union Cemetery, Gustine, Comanche Co, Texas, Peter Hayden Hutson.
[6] Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, Digital Images of Death Certificates, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org :n.d.), no. 17663, Mrs Sallie H. Hutson, 1916.
[7] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave  (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 64910657, Union Cemetery, Gustine, Comanche Co, Texas, Sarah Hellena Hutson.

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