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Henry Pedigo
Full Name: Henry Clay Pedigo
Other surnames: Pedego
Date of birth: February 1, 1820
Date of death: April 15, 1881

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Nov 12, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 6th (4) (5)   7th (1) (2) (3)     Woodville / Tyler   Jefferson, Liberty, Orange, Polk, Trinity, Tyler
S 16 Nov 23, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (6)     Woodville / Tyler   Jefferson, Liberty, Orange, Polk, Trinity, Tyler
(1) 7th Legislature - Not present at organization of the Senate, pp. 1, 4. First mentioned in appointments to Senate committees, 11/4/1857, p. 10. Senate Journal.
(2) Listed in "Senators holding over: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly(Galveston, Tex.), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 7th Legislature - listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(4) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1855, pp. 54-55. "Mr. Hill presented the credentials of the Hon. H.C. Pedigo, Senator elect from the 16th Senatorial District. Mr. Pedigo having been duly sworn, took his seat within the Senate Chamber as a member of their body." Senate Journal.
(5) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(6) 5th Legislature - 11/23/1853, p. 74. "Mr. H.C. Pedigo, Senator elect from district No. 16, composed of the counties of Jefferson, Liberty, Polk, Trinity, Orange and Tyler, presented his credentials, was qualified and took his seat." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Estimated birth year based on age at beginning of 7th Legislature, pp. 679-685. Senate Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Family group sheet lists Henry Clay Pedigo - born February of 1820 in Patrick County, VA; died April 15, 1881 in Hardin County, TX; interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Woodville, TX.; "Burnett/Turner/Via/Ross/Etc/Etc pages." Chris Gaunt's Home Page, 2009.
  • Census of 1880 - H.C. Pedego, Tyler County, lawyer, 60 years old, born in VA, wife Cordelia. FamilySearch.
  • H.C. Pedigo listed as a delegate to the Chicago radical convention, p. 2, 5/23/1868, Galveston Daily News.
  • Henry Clay Pedigo became a distinguished jurist in Harden County, Texas, "The Pedigo family of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia," History of Patrick and Henry Counties Virginia. HeritageQuest Online.
  • H.C. Pedigo listed as convention delegate for the counties of Tyler, Liberty, and Chambers. Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, June 1, A.D., 1868, 1870.
  • In 1865, Judge Henry C. Pedigo, a staunch Unionist, recommended his brother Ira for an appointment as subassistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, p. 53-43. Overreached on All Sides: the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas Administrators, 1865-1868, 1991.
  • Biographical notes, p. 246. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Public Debt  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Judicial Districts  
    State Affairs  

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