363. Dr. Charles Thomas
Hunter was born on 1 Jun 1839 in Williamson County, Illinois.
(329) He appeared on the census on 18 Jul 1870 in Enfield, White County,
Illinois.(827) He appeared on the census
on 23 Jun 1880 in Springerton, White County, Illinois.
(828) He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1900 in Mill Shoals, White
County, Illinois.(829) He appeared on
the census on 23 Apr 1910 in Springerton, White County, Illinois.
(830) He died on 11 Mar 1914 in White County, Illinois.
(329) He was buried in Springerton, White County, Illinois.
This information was provided by Charles E. Peck, a descendant:
Raised on a farm in Southern Illinois with ten brothers and sisters. At 23 he
enlisted in the Union Army as a medical student. His description upon enlistment
reads 5-feet nine inches, light complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair. Served
under Sherman from 20 Aug 1862 to 9 Jul 1865. Served in Company F9 of the Illinois
128th from 26 Sep 1862 - 21 Jul 1864. Then transferred to the 9th Illinois Mounted
Infantry. During the seige of Atlanta, the 9th Illinois reorganized, Hunter was
given 2nd Lt. for meritorious conduct and given command of Company F. Fought
in 96 skirmishes or battles, receiving a pistol wound through the shoulder in
hand-to-hand combat near Sandersvillie, Ga., where he led sixty men against 400
confederate soldiers. This shoulder wound later produced some paralysis in the
arms and hand in Georgia. Ultimately was promoted to the rank of Captain and
discharged in Louisville, Ky. on July 9, 1865.
Went to medical school after the Civil War in Chicago and at University of Tennessee
1865 -began practice in Marion, Ill.
Practiced medicine as a country doctor, sometimes taking his grandchildren on
his horse and buggy visits to sick patients.
Dr. Hunter served one term as White County Superintendent of Schools.
He was a member of the Christian church, and the A.F.M.
He voted the democratic ticket.
Died of valvular disease of the heart and oedema of the lungs.
His will left his wife two pieces of real property: part of Block 1 in downtown
Springerville, Ill., and his undivided two-elevenths interest in the Allen Hunter
homestead in Williamson Co., Ill.
Family Archive #507 Vital Records: Directory of Deceased American Physicians,
Died: Mar 18, 1914 in: Springerton, IL
Type of practice: Allopath
Medical school: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis:
TN Coll. of Med., Memphis, 1878, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Asociation citation: 62:1271
Cause of demise: heart disease
He was married to Sarah Pelm Rawlings (daughter of Crawford
Rawlings and Matilda Pellum) on 23 Dec 1872 in McLeansboro,
Hamilton County, Illinois. Sarah Pelm Rawlings was
born on 29 Dec 1850 in Gallatin County, Illinois. She appeared on the census
on 2 Jan 1920 in Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois.
(831) She appeared on the census on 11 Apr 1930 in Fairfield, Wayne
County, Illinois.(832) She died on 8
Aug 1939 in Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois.
(833) Dr. Charles Thomas Hunter and Sarah Pelm Rawlings had the following
Stella M. Hunter.
Leila Jane Hunter.
Arthur Rawlings Hunter.
Sarah Pauline Hunter.