Joel M. HUME

Joel M. HUME

Male 1796 - 1864  (68 years)

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  • Name Joel M. HUME  [1, 2
    Born 18 Nov 1796  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 Census - Howard County, Missouri
      Series: M432 Roll: 401 Page: 170
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    Census 21 Aug 1860  Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1860 Census - Chariton Township, Howard County, Missouri
      Series: M653 Roll: 623 Page: 500
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    Burial Nov 1864  Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Hume Cemetery near Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri
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    _UID BD73F039F8544236B4948CEAB5AE666B0FE3 
    Buried Nov 1864  Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 27 Nov 1864  Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I3963  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 

    Father Reuben HUME,   b. 1772, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1821, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Anna FINKS,   b. 6 Nov 1773,   d. 30 Jul 1839, Rocheport, Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1796  Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Family ID F1699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann PEYTON,   b. 6 Aug 1806, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1885, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1822  Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Aramander HUME,   b. 25 Jul 1824, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1905, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Reuben Yelverton HUME,   b. 3 Oct 1826, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1919, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Jesse Peyton HUME,   b. 8 Oct 1829, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1856, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     4. John G. HUME,   b. 1 Jan 1831, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1892, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Ann Elizabeth HUME,   b. 25 Sep 1833, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1845, Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     6. Susan Jane HUME,   b. 28 Feb 1836,   d. 23 Aug 1897  (Age 61 years)
     7. Joel L. HUME,   b. 7 Sep 1838, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1891, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     8. George C. HUME,   b. 19 Oct 1840, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1857, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     9. Nancy Mildred HUME,   b. 12 Jun 1845, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1845, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. William S. HUME,   b. 5 Sep 1847, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1847, Howard County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F1700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1796 - Culpeper County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1822 - Madison County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Howard County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Aug 1860 - Howard County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Nov 1864 - Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Nov 1864 - Armstrong, Howard County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1864 - Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Removed to Howard County, Missouri.


      Died in jail, Glasgow, Howard Co., MO. Imprisoned as CSA sympathizer. Home burned by Federals.


      Joel Hume, son of Reuben and Anna (Finks) Hume was born in Culpeper CO, VA. He came to Madison Co., KY, where he married Polly Ann Payton, and in 1844 they moved to near Armstrong in Howard Co. MO. During the Civil War Joel, an old man, was shamefully taken to jail in Glasgow, Missouri, by the Blue Coats, and died there shortly before he was sentenced to be murdered. His wife Polly died in 1885. They were buried at the family farm cemetery, but a few years ago the stone was moved to Washington Cemetery in Glasgow, MO, by Esther Hume, a descendant.


      Howard County Missouri Illustrated Historical Atlas Map
      Edwards Brothers, 1876
      Joel Hume

      Appropriately in connection with the history of Howard County, follows the history of the Hume family. According to the most reliable information now accessible, their more remote progenitors came from England at a very early date and settled in the colony of Virginia. There, Reuben Hume was born, raised, and married. His wife, Miss Annie Finks, an aunt of Capt. Finks of this county, (page torn) settlement of Kentucky, he located in Madison County, where he died, leaving his wife and a family of seven sons. His wife followed her children to Missouri and died in Boone County near Rocheport, in which county her sons a l l settled on the Missouri River, except Joel, who located in Howard. The names of the other sons, Reuben, George, Lewis, Thornton, John, and Stanton. George, Lewis, and Stanton died in Boone County where they were known as large farmers and reputable citizens. Reuben died in Cole County, and John is now residing in Moniteau County near the town of California.

      Joel, the eldest, was bom in Virginia, and was old enough to assist in the maintenance of the family when he reached Kentucky. He grew up to manhood and was married in Madison County, to Miss Polly A., daughter of Yelverton Peyton, a Virginia gentlemen and an old Continental soldier of the Revolutionary Army. After the birth of eight children they moved to this county where they arrived in the fall of 1844, making a location in the north-east section of the municipal township of Chariton. He had made a visit to this section the preceeding spring at which time he purchased a tract of 710 acres, partly improved and on which he located his family on their coming to the county. He at once began the work of improvement, and he added to his possession by purchase, till at the time of his death during the late Civil War, his landed property amounted to some 2000 acres. He devoted his time principally to farming and stockraising and soon won a reputation second to none as a judicious and prosperous farmer. Indeed, this section of the county is largely indebted to his enterprise and prudence for many of its valuable improvements, and at the breaking out of our internecine troubles, he was ranked among the solid, reliable and wealthy men of his community. True to the principles and institutions of the South, principles and institutions even older than the birthday of the Nation itself, and recognized by the Federal Constitution, his sympathies lay with the suppressed Southern States. For no other reasons than his outspoken, honest sentiments, and that he had three sons fighting in the Confederate Army, in honorable and recognized warfare, he was treated with every indignity that malicious ingenuity could invent, and that a barbarous soldiery could execute. His beautiful home was burned down, his farm rifled of its stock and while his dwelling was being consumed by an element less fierce than the fury passions of his persecutors, Mother Hume, now one of the venerable Ladies of the county, and an immediate daughter of the heroes of 1776, was not allowed to even snatch her bedding from the ravages of the flames. Throwing entirely out of the question, the right of secession and the attempt of the Southern States to set up an Independent government, such acts can only be regarded in one Light by every man inspired by the nobler impules of humanity, North or South, and posterity will stigmatize such conduct as not only cruel and heartless, but brutal and fiendish, unjustified by any possible military contingency, and as reflecting both on the morals and honor of the powers which justified it . A short time after the despoiling of his property, he was seized by military order and imprisoned at Glasgow. In a few days he was let out with other prisoners to be shot, and it was in witnessing the murder of his fellow citizens, by death-dealing muskets, that his nervous system received the shock, which in connection with the decrepitude of age, precipitated a sickness from which he never recovered. For some reason he was remanded to prison, to await execution at another time, but Heaven intervened, and the Creator took to himself the spirit of his aged servant before his enemies had time to mutilate his body by the missies of death.

      His alarming, illness, coupled with the entreaties of his friends, secured his release, and he died in the arms of his daughter, Mrs. Colvin, who closed his eyes in death, which to him is a sweet sleep from the cares and troubles of life . He departed this life November twenty-seventh, 1864, and fell a martyr to those principles dear to every Southern heart, and it is a consolation to his bereaved friends and kindres to have an assurance that the day will come when an impartial history will vindicate the cause of his conduct. He left behind him a spotless name as a true patriot, a Christian gentleman, and his aged partner, now far advanced in life, linked to him in sympathies, social and religious ties, will soon have crossed over the mystic stream, on the banks of which she waits to join her husband, on the happy shores of immortality "where thieves do not break in nor steal", and "where moth doth not corrupt".

      The estate was divided up after Mr. Hume's death between his five surviving children: Amanda, the wife of L. C. Payton, Reuben Y., John G., Joel L., Susan J., the wife of F. M. Colvin, the three sons being the ones already mentioned as soldiers of the Southern Army. They have been busily engaged since the close of the war in building up their property, and are now classed with the prosperous farmers of the county, having a beautiful lay , and a soil averaging some three feet in depth, and are admirably adapted to all kinds of grain common i n this climate, and the various grasses. We notice that they are turning their attention to stockraising and are preparing their farms with the requisite facilities thereunto.

      Reuben and Joel are married and John is giving his care and attention to his aged and infirmed mother whose sun of life will soon be set, this laying an example of finial love, alike honorable as it is admirable.

      Contributed by Leota R. Large, Box 123, De Soto, Kansas 66018.

      [Wills and Ways, Miscellaneous Kentucky Records, Compiled and Published by The Kentucky Genealogical Society, Inc. of Frankfort, Kentucky, 1975] [2, 3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S580] Group Sheet and Pedigree of Yewell Malon Hume-Cox, Hume-Cox, Yewell Malone. Supplied by compiler, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Grover, Missouri. 2009.

    2. [S1043] GEDCOM file from David Harold Hume, David Harold Hume, (2016).

    3. [S921] Wills and Ways, Miscellaneous Kentucky Records, The Kentucky Genealogical Society, (Compiled and Published by The Kentucky Genealogical Society, Inc. of Frankfort, Kentucky, 1975).

    4. [S318] 1860 - U.S. Census, (Washington: National Archives) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S404] Tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S795] Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 1,9277::0.