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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

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Henry C. Pedigo, native state Virginia, emigrated from Virginia in 1847, lawyer, postoffice Woodville, Tyler County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Family group sheet lists Henry Clay Pedigo, born February 1820 in Patrick County, Virginia; died 4/15/1881 in Hardin County, Texas; interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Woodville, Texas. Burnett/Turner/Via/Ross/Etc/Etc pages. Chris Gaunt's Home Page 2009.
  • Census of 1850 - Henry C. Pedigo, Tyler county, age 30, born circa 1820 in Virginia, lawyer, living in household with Cordelia E. Pedigo.
    Census of 1860 - H.C. Pedego, Woodville post office, Tyler County, age 40, born circa 1820 in Virginia, lawyer, living in household with C.E. Pedego.
    Census of 1880 - H.C. Pedego, Tyler County, age 60, born circa 1820 in Virginia, lawyer, wife Cordelia. FamilySearch . 1880 1860
  • 1850
  • H.C. Pedigo listed as a delegate to the Chicago radical convention, p. 2, 5/23/1868, Galveston Daily News .
  • Henry C. Pedigo, Chapter 5, Jefferson County, Texas Unionist from Tyler County, pp. 145-146; campaign for district judge in Jefferson County, p. 159. Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880 1997.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1868. Included in "List of Delegates to the Reconstruction Convention, As Announced in Special order No. 213, Dated Headquarters Fifth Military District, New Orleans, LA., April 13th, 1868." Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, June 1, A.D., 1868 (1870), pp 533-534. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Biographical notes, p. 246. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

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