|Birth: ||May 26, 1852|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1891|
Some highlights of Callie's family and their journey from Maury County, Tennessee to DeWitt County, Texas in late 1853:
In 1790, a baby boy was born in South Carolina. His name was James Edgar. In 1794, a baby girl was born in North Carolina. Her name was Selah Witherington. Their families moved to middle Tennessee in the early 1800s and settled southwest of Nashville, near the Natchez Trace. On 06 Jan 1816 James and Selah were married in Williamson County, Tennessee. He was 26 years old, and she was 22. They settled in nearby Maury County, Tennessee near the headwaters of Leiper's Lick Creek. And, they began to raise a family.
It is unknown how many children in total were born to James and Selah. What is known, however, is that they had ten children who survived to become adults; 9 boys and 1 girl, and all moved to Texas. The children and their approximate years of birth were:
In 1835, their 17-year old, firstborn son, Joseph, went to Texas to participate in the Texas Revolution to gain independence from Mexico. He enlisted 26 Feb 1836, and he very quickly saw combat in the decisive Battle of San Jacinto the afternoon of 21 April 1836. Joseph Edgar died in 1837 at the age of 19 at the home of a family friend (Capt. James Swisher) near Independence, Texas. What caused Joseph's early death is unknown. But, records show he had suffered a minor wound in the Battle of San Jacinto. That wound, and/or the harsh conditions faced by the Texas Army in early 1836, may have contributed to his death.
In early 1838, the Republic of Texas posthumously granted land to Joseph Edgar. For his presence in Texas prior to its Declaration of Independence he was granted one-third of a league or 1,476 acres. For his participation in the Battle of San Jacinto he was granted 640 acres. And, for his military service in general, he was granted 320 acres. Joseph died before seeing or claiming any of that land he had earned. In 1844, Joseph's younger brother, John, went to Texas to claim that land on behalf of Joseph's heirs (his parents and his siblings).
James and Selah and most of their other children, and their families, including four of James' and Selah's young grandchildren, relocated from Maury County, Tennessee to DeWitt County, Texas in late 1853. They traveled on foot, on horseback, and in wagons. The dates of that difficult, 52-day trip are recorded in Joshua Edgar's old family Bible. The trip began on 04 Oct 1853 and ended on 25 Nov 1853. They settled on the 1,476 parcel of land near the headwaters of Cuero Creek.
The four grandchildren along on that trip were Henry Edgar's children from his first marriage to Annis Morton (then deceased): Nancy Jane Edgar (aged 6) and Tennessee Alabama "Bammie" Edgar (aged 4), and Joshua N. Edgar's and Martha Washington Wollard's children, Darden Edgar (aged 4) and Callie Edgar (aged 17 months).
One of the entries made in that Edgar family Bible in Callie's mother's handwriting was: "MWE was blessed with a daughter May 29th 1852 in Maury Co Tenn and named her Celie Emirintha Caledonia Teleth Ann." A later entry in that Bible, also made in Callie's mother's handwriting, recorded the marriage of Callie Edgar to O. G. Hugo in Frio County, Texas on 03 Sep 1879. Callie was 27, and Ottomar was 28. It was the first known marriage for each of them.
Joshua N. Edgar (1828 - 1900)
Martha Washington Wollard Edgar (1827 - 1906)
Ottomar Guenther von Hugo (1851 - 1922)*
Ella Belle Hugo Kissinger (1880 - 1901)*
Edgar Walter Hugo (1882 - 1907)*
Mattie Blanche Hugo Brisco (1883 - 1908)*
William James Darden Edgar (1849 - 1931)*
Celie Emerintha Caledonia Teleth Ann Edgar Hugo (1852 - 1891)
Inscriptions are on three sides of monument.
On Side 1:
MAR 2, 1891
38 Y 9 M 4 D
On Side 2:
Thy Virtue and thy worth
Shall fond remembrance cheer.
And ease the aching heart
That drops the falling tear.
Mother, thou art now at home,
'Mong angels fair above.
But yet below thy children roam,
Till summon'd by His love.
On Side 3:
Fold her O Father in thine arms,
And let her henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and Thee
Here lies one who in this life
Was a kind mother, a true wife;
She was by many virtues blessed
And piety among the best
Alas the fairest faid early;
And those whom we cherish and love
Too pure for aught that is earthly,
Are conveyed by angels above.
Note: Joshua N. Edgar's family story and data originally posted at http://parkerhannah.com/James&SelahEdgar/JoshuaN.EdgarTree.html
Maintained by: Bob Webb
Originally Created by: Mike Wade
Record added: Apr 24, 2011
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