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Col Charles Sterling Hutcheson
Birth: Apr. 14, 1804
Mecklenburg County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1881
Mecklenburg County
Virginia, USA

Charles was the second oldest son of Joseph and Rebecca Neblett Hutcheson. He received basic home schooling and some formal education for those times. Circuit preachers were often at his parent's home where they gave the children texts and books to read. He married "Polly", Mary M. Hutcheson, a cousin, 11/12/1823. They lived in a modest cottage on land that he received from his father until three years after the first child was born: the approximate date of the new home's construction was 1831/32. The farm went by the name of "Mount Airy"; probably to differentiate it from the older nearby Edmonson place, "Stony Cross", so named for the road upon which both farms fronted. Their new home was a plain but well-built two storey, clapboard home of six rooms. It is interesting that the girl's upstairs bedroom was only accessed through the parent's lower bedroom. He was named Presiding Justice of the County Court in the old court system. It consisted of the county Justices of the Peace which gave it responsibility and importance until 1869 when major legal changes were implemented as part of the legacy of Reconstruction. He also, for a term (1843-44), represented the district to the Virginia House of Delegates of the General Assembly. More time was given to serving on the Board of Trustees of the Randolph-Macon College founded in 1830 in Boydton,VA as the first U.S. Methodist college and as Superintendent of Schools for the county. He prospered, and by 1863 the Mecklenburg Tax records show him as having Virginia assets worth $21,265.00; however, 87% of that value consisted of slaves. A decade & a half earlier, the excitement generated by the war with Mexico caused him to raise a regiment for which he was appointed the commander. The war ended before the unit marched, but he retained the title of Colonel with his associates and family. After the union of the Republic of Texas into the United States he invested in lands in that state in Grimes County. These investments were overseen by his son William prior to the commencement of the Civil War. With the end of the war and slave emancipation, land values plunged & his agricultural interests struggled in both states to survive. His son, Joe, moved to Texas in 1867, but he returned to VA in the summers often with his children and prompted his father to visit and/or move to Texas. However, home cares with the Virginia farm and his invalid son, Sterling, precluded in Charles' mind his removal from Virginia. His gr-gr-grandson, Judge C. Sterling Hutcheson of Boydton, VA, described the gentleman's final moments. "The Colonel had felt poorly for a day or two and passed away quickly at home after he collapsed when he rose from his secretary. He had just written and sent off a note to his Cousin Martha." 
Family links: 
  Joseph Hutcheson (1770 - 1845)
  Mary Mitchell Hutcheson Hutcheson (1806 - 1895)
  Ann Adella Frances Hutcheson Brown (1828 - 1912)*
  John William Hutcheson (1829 - 1862)*
  Sterling Neblett Hutcheson (1834 - 1889)*
  Mary Araminta Victoria Hutcheson Riddick (1837 - 1858)*
  Joseph Chappell Hutcheson (1842 - 1924)*
  Charles Sterling Hutcheson (1804 - 1881)
  Frances Permelia Collier Hutcheson Stone (1806 - 1896)*
  Joseph Collier Hutcheson (1816 - 1890)*
  Eveline Susan Hutcheson Butler (1818 - 1867)*
  Indiana Virginia Clifford Hutcheson Hutcheson (1826 - 1884)*
  John Valentine Hutcheson (1830 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Charles S. Hutcheson Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Mt Airy Plantation
Maintained by: Jim Hutcheson
Originally Created by: Carolyn Davis (inactive)
Record added: Apr 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36547013
Col Charles Sterling Hutcheson
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
Col Charles Sterling Hutcheson
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
Col Charles Sterling Hutcheson
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
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May GOD Bless You Col. Charles Sterling Hutcheson ! !::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men ...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Sep. 17, 2013

- Carolyn Davis (inactive)
 Added: Aug. 28, 2009
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