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Henry Clay Pedigo

Full Name: Henry Clay Pedigo
Other surnames: Pedego
Birth date: February 1, 1820
Death date: April 15, 1881

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 7th (1) (3) (6) & 6th (4) (5) Legislatures
    11/12/1855 - 11/7/1859
     
  • Senate, 5th (2) Legislature
    11/23/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
(1) Listed in "Senators holding over: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(2) 5th Legislature - Presented credentials, qualified, and took his seat, 11/23/1853, p. 74. Senate Journal .
(3) 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 .
(4) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Presented credentials, sworn, and took his seat, 11/12/1855, pp. 54-55. 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) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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.

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