William Petrie Hedgepeth Sr

24 March 1810–14 August 1854 (Age 44)
Chester Township, Chester, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Petrie

When William Petrie Hedgepeth Sr was born on 24 March 1810, in Chester Township, Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Hedgepath, was 41 and his mother, Rhoda Grubbs, was 30. He married Susan Colvin on 18 November 1834, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Chester, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 14 August 1854, in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Halsell Cemetery, Old Houlka, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Petrie Hedgepeth Sr
1810–1854
Susan Colvin
1814–1898
Marriage: 18 November 1834
Rosa Hedgepeth
1826–
John C Hedgepeth
1835–1860
Andrew Feaster Hedgepeth
1837–1860
William Petrie Hedgepeth
1839–1890
Peter Osborne Hedgepeth
1842–1859
James Irwin Hedgepeth
1846–1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 November 1834
Chester, South Carolina, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Jane Hedgepeth

    Female1797–1817Female

    Mary Hedgepath

    Female1800–Female

    Peter Ausburn Hedgepeth

    Male1802–1855Male

    Male1810–1854Male

    Sarah Hedgepeth

    Female1833–1906Female

World Events (7)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1817

Age 7

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 12

On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called "the rising." The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Hudspeth , altered by folk etymology. This name is particularly common in NC.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • P Hedgpeth, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Wm Hedgepath, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Hegspeth, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "

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