John B. HUME

Male 1825 - 1866  (41 years)


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  • Name John B. HUME  [1
    Born 1 Mar 1825  Stamford Township, Delaware County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Greenfield, Lagrange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1840 Census - Greenfield, Lagrange County, Indiana
      Series: M704 Roll: 86 Page: 161
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    Census 27 Sep 1850  East Lima, Lagrange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1850 Census - Lima, Lagrange County, Indiana
      Series: M432 Roll: 157 Page: 90
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    Census 2 Nov 1850  Placerville, El Dorado County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1850 Census - Placerville, El Dorado County, California
      Series: M432 Roll: 34 Page: 287
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    Burial Lagrange, Lagrange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Reference Number 145 
    _UID 97FF7AE97E784A1B8BA9E805D52EB775A40A 
    Died 13 Aug 1866  Lagrange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Lagrange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2076  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2011 

    Father Robert HUME,   b. 25 Feb 1787, E. Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1859, Lagrange, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Catherine ROSE,   b. 8 Mar 1791, Stamford, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1878, Lima, Lagrange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1807  Delaware County Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha TACKABERRY,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Sep 1855  Placerville, El Dorado County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Reference Number:1643 [1]
    Children 
     1. Edward HUME,   b. 21 Jun 1857, Placerville, El Dorado County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1858, Placerville, El Dorado County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Wilson Theodore HUME,   b. 21 Oct 1859, Placerville, El Dorado County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1921, Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Robert Alexander HUME,   b. 16 Sep 1862, Placerville, El Dorado County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F1072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Greenfield, Lagrange County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 27 Sep 1850 - East Lima, Lagrange County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Nov 1850 - Placerville, El Dorado County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Lagrange, Lagrange County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1855 - Placerville, El Dorado County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 1866 - Lagrange County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lagrange County, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Notes for JOHN HUME:
      John moved with his family across the country, from New York to Michigan, to
      Indiana, where they settled. He attended school in Indiana and became a
      lawyer by 1849. He left home with his younger brother James on March 26,
      1850, with a gold mining company they had formed, heading for California.
      Their route took them through Chicago, Maquoketa and Council Bluffs.
      Instead of traveling with a wagon train, they took their own five wagons and
      18-20 horses, and followed the Platte River west to Fort Laramie. They were
      at Laramie on June 13, 1850, and arrived in California on August 20, 1850.
      During a stop at Salt Lake, they met the Mormon leader Brigham Young, who
      offered John a teaching position. The story of this journey is told in a
      biography of his brother: "Wells Fargo Detective: the Biography of James B.
      Hume," by Richard Dillon (published by Coward- McCann, NY).

      The 1850 census lists the two men twice -- in East Lima, IN with their
      parents, and in Placerville, CA. By the time of the California enumeration
      (November), John was practicing law, James was established as a "trader."
      They were living next door to each other along with Alonzo Streetor (28, b.
      NY), Nathaniel Roof (27, b. IN), and William L. Orton (25, b. NY). This may
      have been the remnant of their gold company.

      By Nov. 1851, John was a partner in the law firm of Roberson, Sanderson and
      Hume. He was elected to the State Assembly on Nov. 4, 1856, with the second
      highest number of votes among 24 candidates. He lost the district attorney's
      race to S.W. Sanderson (his partner?) on Sept. 7, 1859, but won two years
      later, on Sept. 4, 1861.

      In the 1860 census, John, age 35, and Martha, 21, were listed in El Dorado
      County (p. 99, family #1101) with little Wilson ("W.T."), eight months, a
      female domestic named C. Bates (age 23, b. Ireland), and N. (Nannie)
      Tackaberry (15, b. MO), Martha's younger sister. John had real property
      valued at $1,200 and personal property worth $2,000.

      John sent his young son to Indiana to attend school with his relatives
      there. The youngest son, Robert Alexander, was listed in the probate of
      John's estate. I believe this boy survived to adulthood. He was living
      with his mother in Wm. Ayers' household in 1870.

      John died in LaGrange County, Indiana while visiting his family there.

      Source: Barbara McRae [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Tilmans Gedcom, Dr. Anthony L. Tilmans (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S320] 1840 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives), one male, 50-60; one female, 40-50; one female, 20-30;two males, 20-30; two females, 15-20; one male, 15-20; one male, 10-15. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S319] 1850 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archive), Dwelling Number 1199, Family Number 1206 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S319] 1850 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archive), Dwelling Number 3, Family Number 12 (Reliability: 3).