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Caleb Ceiles Hicks
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1829
Death: Mar. 6, 1914

HICKS, Caleb Ceiles

Son of Joseph and Jemima Cox Hicks.
Born Nov. 27, 1829 in Bedford Co., TN.
He married Mary Ann Smith. She was born August 17, 1831 in NC, and died March 10, 1907 in Whitney, Hill County, Texas.

According to National Archives records he enlisted in Co. "G" 34th Regiment, Miss. Volunteers on April 22, 1862 at Tippah, MS by Capt. Huddleston. (This was first known as the 37th Regiment).
He was shot in the face at the Battle of Perryville, KY and was left in the Confederate Hospital there to be captured. His wound disfigured him for the remainder of his life though he covered it with a beard.

He was exchanged at Vicksburg, MS on November 15, 1862. After recovering from his wounds he returned to duty about May 1863. He was promoted to Corporal before he was captured outside of Atlanta on August 3, 1864. He arrived at Camp Chase, Illinois on August 14, 1864 and remained there until March 18, 1865 when he was transferred to Point Lookout, MD. The war ended before he could be exchanged.

He died March 6, 1914 in Whitney, TX where he had moved in the fall of 1870 with his family, his brother John Ellis Hicks' widow, and their ex-slaves. Here he rejoined the rest of the Hicks family who had moved here prior to the Civil War. Caleb and wife were both buried in the DeGraffenreid Cemetery. In 1950 this cemetery was covered by Lake Whitney and their remains were relocated to the Whitney Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Bird Hicks (1802 - 1879)
  Jemima Cox Hicks (1804 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Smith Hicks (1831 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Sallie Hicks Touchtone (1855 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Caroline Hicks Montgomery (1824 - 1916)*
  Elizabeth Emaline Hicks Mallory (1825 - 1882)**
  John Ellis Hicks (1827 - 1863)*
  Caleb Ceiles Hicks (1829 - 1914)
  James Haywood Hicks (1834 - 1914)*
  Mary Ann Hicks Booth (1836 - 1868)*
  Sarah Ellen Hicks Neely (1838 - 1934)*
  Richard Vandine Hicks (1843 - 1901)*
  Darthulia Hicks (1845 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Whitney Memorial Park
Whitney
Hill County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Nov 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9795092
Caleb Ceiles Hicks
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Caleb Ceiles Hicks
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