Ricks Family Notes Randolph Co NC Grant & Huntington Co Indiana by Donald Gradeless
survived by wife, Mollie (Hall) Mutcherson,; son of David T. Hutcherson
...David T. Hutcherson
- This substantial farmer and well known citizen has been a resident of Tipton County, Indiana for a period of twenty-five years.The salient point in his
life history are herewith presented and are not without interest, showing, as they do, what can be accomplished by a poor boy who starts out in life with only pluck and energy for capital. Davie T. Hutcherson was born in Mecklinburg, Virginia, April 22, 1842, son of Elijah and Mary E. (Nethery) Hutcherson, both native of the Old Dominion, he
of Scotch descent and she
of Irish lineage.Eight Children composed their family, six of whom are now living, namely: Sarah, widow of John Giles, is a resident of Graves county, Kentucky; David T., whose name introduces this sketch; William E., of Walnut Grove Farm, near Wichita, Kansas, Octavia, widow of Peter Ricks, of Wild Cat township, Tipton County, Indiana; Daniel N., of St. Louis, Missouri; and George G., of Greenfield, Tennessee.
...David T. Hutcherson
left home at the age of twelve years and started out to make his
own way in the world.His
educational advantage were meager.While at home he
attended school during the winter in a log-cabin school-house, which was fitted up in the primitive style, with slab benches and with greased paper for windows.At an early age young Hutcherson developed a great fancy for stock, and on leaving home he
went to what is now West Virginia and work for stock-mean for a few years.In 1859 he
boated on Kanawha river for six months, and his
next employment was in an oil factory, where he
continued until April, 1861, when the factory shut down.He
then enlisted in Company C, Forty-sixth Virginia Confederate Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war.He
was captured nine days before General Lee's surrender, at the battle of Hatcher's Run, and was imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland, until June 11, 1865.In all his
was never wounded, but was shot through his
clothes several times.He entered the army as a private, was subsequently made corporal and still later promoted to the rank of sergeant.
Among the battles in which he
participated were those of Cotton Hill, Fort Donelson, and several Skirmishes in front of Richmond.He
helped to guard Fort Sumter in the winter 1863-4.IN April of the latter year he
was with his
command, under Whiting, going north, when they met Beauregard, between Richmond and Petersburg, where they had an engagement with the Union forces, lasting three days, the Confederates being victorious.Following this he
was at the siege of Petersburg, and, as above recorded, was captured and imprisoned.
December 15, 1868, Mr. Hutcherson
married Miss Phebe Ricks, daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Dills) Ricks, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of Ohio.
...Mrs. Hutcherson is a member of the Society of Friends.
Fraternally Mr. Hutcherson
is identified with Windfall Lodge No. 334, F & A. M., and politically he
is a Democrat.He
served for eleven years as a justice of the peace.Wabash County Indiana
called Marmaduke MOORE's; to my two sons David
and Edwin my whip saw and cross cut saw. Should my two youngest sons David
and Edwin die without heirs their Legacy (the land excepted) to be divided between my 2 grandsons Jason RICKS and Silas FUTRAL; to my grandson Jason RICKS hed and fliniture; plantation whereon I now live to he