Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hugh Tolen Seastrunk

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Hugh Tolen Seastrunk, was the youngest child of Samuel and Lydia (Kelly) Seastrunk.

Hugh T. SEASTRUNK of Harrison Co., TX received Texas Confederate pension #11724. He provided information that he enlisted in 1861 and was discharged in 1865, serving in Co. C. 17th TX Cavalry. He owned a house and lot in Marshall, TX, and suffered from bladder disease. His official service records stated that he enlisted on 26 Feb 1862 at Tyler and that the last time he was on the roll was 1 Jan 1864. He was reported absent “in Trans-Mississippi Department” and served to the “fall of Arkansas Post.”

Published biography of Hugh Tolen Seastrunk:

Hugh Tolen Seastrunk, of Marshall, is a native of the State of South Carolina, born in 1844, and removed with his father's family to Mississippi, and to Texas in 1857. His mother died in Hines [sic] County, Mississippi, before he came to Texas. In 1862 young Seastrunk enlisted in Company C, 17th Texas dismounted Cavalry, and served gallantry during the war. The 17th Texas dismounted Cavalry became a part of the famous Granbury Texas brigade, in the army of Tennessee. He was a private and performed his duty through the war with great distinction for gallantry and bravery. He shared the honors of his brigade through the continuous struggle of four eventful years and stacked his musket when peace was declared. In 1875 Mr. Seastrunk was married to Mrs. Eugenia C. Rush, (nee Wharton). They had born to them four children; two boys and two girls, only one living, Mrs. Lela May McAdow, who resides in the city of Marshall. Mr. Seastrunk is prosperous and a good citizen of Harrison county, obeying the laws of his country, but remembers his comrades with affection and knows that the cause for which he fought so gallantly, was right. Old Confederate soldiers know that the principle of local self government was imbedded in the constitution of his government as originally enacted.
[Source: Texans Who Wore Gray, vol. I, Sid S. Johnson]

H.T. Seastrunk received a Confederate pensionf from the state of Texas, but it does not shed any light on his exact place of birth.

Known children of Hugh Tolen and Eugenia C. (Wharton) Seastrunk:

1. Lydia Ann Seastrunk b. 18 Oct 1876, d. 25 Sept 1882, bur. Marshall, TX
2. Lelia May Seastrunk b. 20 Oct 1878, d. 8 Oct 1929, bur. Marshall, TX
3. James D. Seastrunk b. May 1882, d. Sept. 1887, bur. Marshall TX
4. Samuel S. Seastrunk b. 8 Jan 1886, d. 9 June 1886, bur. Marshall, TX

Census Records:

6 & 7 June 1900, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX:

1203 State St.
112-112
Seastrunk, Hugh head W M b. Feb 1844 56 M-25 b. SC fb. SC mb. SC
-----Eyeian C. wife W F b. Mar 1846 54 M-25 b. AL mb. AL fb. AL
-----Lela M dau W F b. Oct 1878 21 S b. TX fb. SC mb. AL

MORTUARY
Seastrunk, Marshall, Tex., Oct. 26--Mrs. H. T. Seastrunk died at her home in North Marshall yesterday afternoon.
[Source: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, TX; Sun. 28 Oct 1906]

18 Apr 1910, Pct 3 , Marshall, Harrison Co., TX:

1209 North Franklin
79-86
McAdow, Frank head M W 34 M-1 8 b. MO fb. MO mb. MO
-----Lela M. wife F W 32 M-1 8 2-2 b. TX fb. SC mb. AL
-----Malorey dau F W 6 S b. TX fb. MO mb. TX
-----Lamond son M W 1 3/12 S b. tX fb. MO mb. TX
Seastrunk, Hugh T. f-i-l M W 66 Wd b. SC fb. SC mb. SC
McCoy, Lucy cook F B 50 Wd 6-6 b. AL fb. MS mb. MS


McADOO-SEASTRUNK--Marshall, Tex., Nov. 27--J. McAdoo and Miss Lelia Seastrunk were married at the parsonage of the North Side Methodist Church in this city last night.
[Soruce: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, TX; Fri 28 Nov 1902]

Hugh Tolen Seastrunk and wife Eugenia are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Marshall, TX:
Hugh Tolen Seastrunk b. 3 Feb 1844, d. 29 April 1911
Eugenia (Wharton) Seastrunk b. 12 Mar 1846, d. 25 Oct 1906

This page last updated on March 15, 2015


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