Virginia Dare Hume, MD1914 - 1987 (72 years)
1. Virginia Dare Hume, MD was born on 24 Nov 1914 in Indiana (daughter of John Robert Hume, MD and Nelle Ethel Springer); died on 7 Aug 1987 in Missouri. 2. John Robert Hume, MD was born on 10 Aug 1862 in Sullivan, Indiana (son of Joseph Connel Hume and Rebecca Benefield); died on 15 May 1943 in Pulaski, Arkansas; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri.
1870 United States Federal Census Name: John Hume Birth Year: abt 1862 Age in 1870: 8 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1870: Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Merom Joseph C Hume 35 Rebecca Hume 36 John Hume 8 Edwin Hume 6 Manda Hume 3 Lauretta Hume 4/12
1880 United States Federal Census Name: John Hume Home in 1880: Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana Age: 17 Estimated birth year: abt 1863 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of Household: Son Father's Name: Joseph C. Father's birthplace: Indiana Mother's Name: Rebecca Mother's birthplace: Indiana Occupation: At Home Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male Joseph C. Hume 44 Rebecca Hume 45 John Hume 17 Edwin Hume 15 Maud Hume 13 Retta Hume 10 Estella Hume 7 Verner Hume 5
1900 United States Federal Census Name: John R Hume Dr [John B Hume Dr] Home in 1900: St Louis Ward 23, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri Age: 37 Birth Date: Aug 1862 Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to Head of House: Head Father's Name: Joseph C Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Name: Rebecca Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Marital Status: Widowed John R Hume 37 Joseph C Hume 66 Rebecca Hume 66 Maud Hume 32 Estelle Hume 29 Wyals Wittich 12
1910 United States Federal Census Name: John R Huwe[John R Hume] Age in 1910: 47 Estimated birth year: abt 1863 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Indiana Mother's Name: Rebecca Mother's Birth Place: Indiana Spouse's name: Ethel Home in 1910: Doniphan Ward 1, Ripley, Missouri Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male John R Huwe 47 Ethel Huwe 25 Rebecca Huwe 76
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 Name: John Rob Hume Estimated birth year: 1862 Age: 81 Death Day: 15 Death Month: May Death Year: 1943 County: Pulaski Volume Number: 29 Roll Number: 1943 Certificate Number: 862
Information Sheet R Hume, John Robert. Papers, 1898-1919. Two folders, photocopies.
These are typescript copies of a World War One diary and poetry of John R. Hume, a native of Doniphan in Ripley County, Missouri, and captain of a U.S. Army medical detachment in France, 1917-1918.
The Hume family, which had antecedents in Scotland and Virginia, was among the earliest to settle along the Current River in Missouri. They located near Doniphan, in Ripley County, some-time around 1800.
John R. Hume was a physician at Doniphan. Some of his poetry, dated 1898 at Jacksonville, Florida, and 1900 at Asheville, North Carolina, suggests that he may have been educated in those places. Hume entered the U.S. Army before World War I. He was surgeon of the 7th U.S. Infantry Regiment, serving with Pershing's expeditionary force in
Texas and Mexico in 1916-1917. He was captain with a field hospital detachment which landed in France in September 1917. The unit served variously at Bourmont, Goncourt, and in the Verdun sector, attached to the French 77th Infantry Regiment, the 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and the 1st and 2nd U.S. Infantry Divisions.
Hume's diary and most of his poetry concern his military experience in Europe. The diary entries begin on 8 September 1917, as the medical detachment sailed for France, and continue through 14 February 1918. The entries concern the movements of his field hospital unit and Hume's own hospitalization twice in four months. He was wounded while visiting British forces at Cambrai in November 1917, and developed pneumonia after prolonged exposure to chlorine gas in January 1918. Hume's narrative ends during his second hospitalization, but the dateline of his poetry indicates he recovered and served in France through the summer of 1918. By November 1918, Hume was in Genoa,
Hume was particularly sensitive to the health and well-being of the troops he served. He was exceedingly disaffected with the quality of American leadership, especially that of Gen. Omar Bundy, who led the 2nd Division. He accused Bundy of precipitating many cases of exposure and death among soldiers who had fallen out of forced marches and who were ordered left along the roadside. The “Joseph Boyce Incident,” narrated in the diary, was a particularly disturbing example. Hume's poetry describes the plight of the common soldier and the motives which sustained the troops in combat.
THE SONGS THEY SANG IN THE TRENCHES
The songs they sang in the trenches
Are the songs that I long to hear.
The dear old songs that the soldiers sang
Are music to mine ear.
The songs they sang in the trenches,
The songs of the brave and true,
The stirring songs of the homeland,
I'd hear them, boys, from you.
The glorious songs of Britain,
The peerless queen of the wave,
I'd hear you sing of your island home
Of the land that you died to save.
When the moonlight fell on the trenches,
In accents tender and mild,
I'd hear the sweet-voiced poilu
As he sang of his wife and child.
Oh, the wonderful songs of the Yankees
That they sang when the flag was unfurled!
The song that was echoed from heaven,
The song that was heard round the world.
Oh, the prayerful songs of the trenches
That the soldiers sang when they died!
We'll join them again in the chorus
When we sing on the other side.
Oh, the beautiful songs of the trenches,
Murmur them softly and low!
Many heroes that sang in the trenches
Are moldering under the snow.
Captain John Robert Hume,
3. Nelle Ethel Springer was born on 19 Feb 1885 in Indiana; died on 1 Nov 1976 in Pulaski, Arkansas. Children:
4. Joseph Connel Hume was born on 25 Aug 1835 in Dearborn, Indiana (son of Lewis Hume and Mary Roberts); died on 20 Feb 1904 in Ripley, Missouri; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri.
1850 United States Federal Census Name: Joseph Hume Age: 14 Estimated birth year: abt 1836 Birth Place: Indiana Gender: Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 97, Rush, Indiana Family Number: 1486 Lewis Hume 55 Mary Hume 52 Margaret Hume 24 Penelope Hume 21 Sarah Hume 19 Susan Hume 19 Joseph Hume 14 Joseph Hume 10 Mary J Hume 8 Wm L Hume 3 Jno Hume 24 Frances Hume 19
1860 United States Federal Census Name: Joseph C Humes[Joseph C Hume] Age in 1860: 27 Birth Year: abt 1833 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1860: Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois Gender: Male Post Office: Ste Marie Lewis Humes 66 Mary Humes 63 Margaret Humes 32 Susan Humes 27 Joseph C Humes 27 Francis M Humes 7 Penelope F Humes 1
Joseph married Rebecca Benefield on 25 Nov 1860 in Jasper, Illinois. Rebecca (daughter of Israel Benefield and Sarah Davidson) was born on 10 Jul 1833 in Knox, Indiana; died on 5 Sep 1910 in Ripley, Missouri; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]
5. Rebecca Benefield was born on 10 Jul 1833 in Knox, Indiana (daughter of Israel Benefield and Sarah Davidson); died on 5 Sep 1910 in Ripley, Missouri; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri.
Name: Rebecca Benefiel Age: 17 Birth Year: abt 1833 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1850: Haddon, Sullivan, Indiana, USA Gender: Female Family Number: 463 Household Members: Name Age Israel Benefiel 43 Sarah Benefiel 41 Elizabeth Benefiel 18 Rebecca Benefiel 17 Mary Benefiel 15 Robert Benefiel 13 Hiram Benefiel 11 Daniel Benefiel 11 Sarah Benefiel 7 Nancy Benefiel 5
- 2. John Robert Hume, MD was born on 10 Aug 1862 in Sullivan, Indiana; died on 15 May 1943 in Pulaski, Arkansas; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri.
- Edwin Lawrence Hume was born on 21 Apr 1864 in Indiana; died in Jan 1946 in Missouri.
- Mary Maude Hume was born on 9 Jul 1867 in Sullivan, Indiana; died in Dec 1948 in Ripley, Missouri.
- Lauretta Hume was born on 14 Jan 1870 in Indiana; died on 18 Aug 1884.
- Estelle Hume was born on 18 May 1871 in Jefferson, Sullivan, Indiana; died on 4 Apr 1951 in Ripley, Missouri; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri.
- Verner L. Hume was born on 17 Apr 1875 in Indiana; died on 16 Sep 1917 in Missouri.
8. Lewis Hume was born on 8 Aug 1793 in Fayette, Kentucky; died on 23 Dec 1875 in Sullivan, Indiana; was buried in Indian Prairie Cemetery, Bucktown, Sullivan, Indiana.
The Biography of Lewis Hume
Lewis Hume, son of Rev. George Hume. Grandson of William Hume, and great grandson of Sir George Hume, the immigrant was the youngest surviving son of George Hume, a soldier in the Virginia State Troops in the War for Independence and his wife Elizabeth Proctor, daughter of Hezekiah Proctor and granddaughter of George C. Proctor of Fredericksburg. Lewis Hume was born 8 Aug 1793, in the old house still standing in Kenton County, Kentucky. He spent his childhood here among the Indians, and in the later days of his life, it was his custom to sit for hours recounting the tales of the Kentucky frontier from his own life, and of the Revolutionary War which he had from his grandfather who died at his father's house, when Lewis was 16 years old. in 1809.
When Lewis Hume was a small lad he learned to love the woods and used to roam for hours over the knobs and hills of Kentucky, in company with an old Indian, who had taken up his residence on the hill where the Hume graveyard is now located. This old Indian loved the pale faced lad as his own and taught him to speak the native language, which he spoke fluently until he died. When a child, Hume was exceedingly fair skinned, hair and eyes almost white as marble, caused him to be an object of superstitious reverence among the Indians. It is said of him that once after the death of his mother he was sent to a spring for a short distance from the house to fetch some water in a large gourd used for that purpose, when he was stolen by a roving band of Indians and carried to their camp near Long Run. The child's father was not at home and it was three miles to the nearest house, and the oldest person was a sister named Anna, afterward married to Edward Stevens. She had in her arms a babe of a few weeks, left motherless only a short time before and got sick unto death at that time. Frantic with despair she supposed the little brother to be lost to the family forever. A day and a night passed and still the child did not return nor could any tidings be learned of him. A second and a third day passed when just as morning dawned on the fourth day the old Indian, footsore and weary, slowly dragged his aged limbs up to the stockade in which the cabin stood, un-slung a burden from his back, deposited it quietly on the floor and untying the deer skin cover, gave back to the sister the sleeping child, alive, well but completely naked. He stooped and gently awakened the child, caressingly patted the white hair of the lad and spoke to him in the pale-face tongue, the words: "Poor little papoose, his momma gone way up."
This sympathy for the child caused by the loss of his mother whose grave was so near the Indian's cabin had been the cause for this deed of heroism, the equal of which is seldom written in the annals of the most civilized nation. Another instance of generosity of this selfsame savage is worthy of more than I shall have space to give it. It is said that a few weeks after the facts just narrated that the elder Hume was away from home visiting among his Virginia neighbors, where he and two older children had gone to drive home some cattle when the river rose and blockaded the way for twenty-one days. During the entire time of the father's absence, the sister Anna and three small children, Agnes age six, whose after history is unknown, Lewis the subject of this sketch, aged four years and a baby of three months were entirely alone. Scarcely had the children been left alone and they were attacked by a band of wolves which had been driven to the hills by the high water and all the store of provisions destroyed and the lives of the helpless children saved with great difficulty. Anna was an expert with a rifle and on the day following that, killed a large turkey, using the last remaining charge of powder. This supply was soon gone and one night, on the twelfth after the departure of the father, the babe sickened with the croup and died, and lay unburied in the house nine days until the return of the father.
During all this time, the family was kept supplied with food by the generosity of the old Indian who came every day and threw large pieces of venison over the stockade into the yard. I remember as a child I often heard my grandfather over 80 years old, tell these tales to his grandchildren, and as often as he told them or mentioned the name of his sister, his eyes filled with tears. The reader will note that with sadness this noble hearted savage met a tragic death when over 100 years old. In 1800 the elder Hume and Lewis his son, found the stiffened corpse of the old Indian alone in the woods, murdered and scalped and be it said to their credit that they gathered his mangled body, made a crude coffin and laid the old hero to rest among their own sainted dead in the little graveyard, over which he had watched for so long, and that today, after a lapse of a hundred years during which his deeds live on, the fine old red mans bone's rest in one of the twenty or more unmarked graves, which one we shall never know till the great day shall come, when some who have had better chances will come forth to a sadder doom.
In 1799 when Lewis was six years old the father took for his second wife Miss Susan "Sooky" Hutcherson and it seems that her lot as step-mother was not strewn with flowers. The boys of the family were true sons of the forest, brought up to the freedom of the open woods and fields. they, and especially the one of whom we write refused to obey the gentle words of the new mother, and at the age of nine he was apprenticed to a tanner where he remained three years, but being unable any longer to endure the hardships of such a life, and longing for the freedom of his native hills, he ran away when he was not yet twelve years old and joined a camp of surveyors of which his Uncle Elzephan Hume was a member and became an ax-man, chainman and scout, always doing his full part as a man. He remained with these people until he was seventeen years old, traveling in that capacity over a great part of Indiana. He was at Fort Knox Indiana in 1804, at Tippecanoe in 1810, the day after the battle he assisted in burying the dead and returned with Harrison to Vincennes. The famous twelve mile strip, granted by the Kickapoo Indians to the settlers was part of his labors.
The author remembers once as a child to have crossed that line in the company of his grandfather and to have been told that he assisted in surveying this line before he was grown (65 years before). In 1812 the president issued a call for two companies of troops to go to Canada, and join Commodore Perry. These companies were quickly raised and instead of 200 men, 800 volunteered. The two hundred being chosen from the ranks of the Kentucky Scouts. Col. William Ellis was elected Captain, Hume and one of his cousins from Madison County, Ky., joined as privates and went with Ellis to Canada, but arriving at Malden about the time of Perry's famous battle on Lake Erie were not sent to the front as the destinies of war were fought out and won by the intrepid commander before they could be put into commission. Hume remained with his command at Malden, Canada during the year 1812-13 and was mustered out in January. He started in February to his home in Kentucky, the distance all of which he made on foot, swimming swollen streams amidst floating ice. He lost all his pay, in an adventure of this kind on the Maumee River. The stream was swollen to a mile in extent. Hume tied his belongings and money between two poles and attempted to swim with them across the stream but lost his money, clothes, discharge and all in the water while battling with floating ice. He however reached home safely and spent two more years with the Scouts in southern Indiana.
In 1815 he (Lewis Hume) came home to Kentucky, married Sallie Sleete, a daughter of Weeden Sleete, and niece of the wife of his uncle Elza, as Elzephan Hume was called. He settled on a farm in Boone County and lived there until a son was born, the wife and mother died when the child was only eleven days old. Accounts of her death are current as told by Grandmother Hume, second wife, who was present, are that Sally, the first wife, died from drinking water from a poisoned spring. Her father died from the same cause on the same day. The story goes that the family had been drinking water from a spring near the house and that on this occasion some suspicious persons were seen near the spring, but no danger was anticipated until father and daughter had sickened, then some young horses had sickened and died. The father who was sick when the daughter died, arose from the bed, went across the room, stood by the bedside for a few minutes, then to the door as one moved from on high delivered a discourse of such strength and power that a great religious awakening started from it. When he had finished he bestowed his parting blessings upon the assembled audience, crossed the room, lay down upon the bed from which he had risen, and in a few moments was dead. This is the story told by my grandmother who was an eye witness. It is also said that on the death of this daughter and father, another and last child was born only an hour later and she was named in honor of the sister Sally who lay dead under the same roof. The record in the Hume Bible is as follows, "Sary Hume, deceased July 26, 1817. Lewis Hume married a year later to Mary "Polly" Roberts of Verona, Kentucky. After the second marriage they lived in Kentucky until 1832 when they emigrated to Dearborn County, Indiana where the younger children were born.
While here Hume had a narrow escape from a tragic death. Several young animals had disappeared from his corrals and one morning after a fine colt had been killed, he started to locate the miscreant and strangely enough carried his rifle with only one charge of powder and no shot. He had not gone far when he came upon an immense brown bear lying down to rest after his night's repast. Mister Bruin resented the hunter's intrusion with a show of fight. Retreat was impossible as the bear was a better runner than the hunter. So nothing was to be done but fight, and hastily pouring a charge of powder into his rifle, he discovered he had no balls, so he cut a plug from the wooden ramrod of his gun and fired with such precision into Mr. Bruin's mouth as to lay him dead at the feet of the hunter. This was one of his favorite stories and occurred on a little Creek called Laugherty in Dearborn County, Indiana. From Dearborn county, Hume emigrated with his brother Aquilla to Rush County, Indiana in 1836 and settled at Moscow. Here he remained and reared his family, and after several of his children had married he moved to Jasper County, Illinois, in 1854, and from thence in 1860 to Sullivan County, Indiana. He settled within one mile of the scene of his early work as scout and surveyor, in Jefferson Twp., Sullivan County, Indiana. He died Dec 23, 1875 and was buried in Indian Prairie Baptist Church yard. His wife Polly Roberts Hume predeceased him about four years. She died September 15, 1873. A neat marble shaft marks their graves.
(The above story was written by Dr. John Robert Hume, grandson of Lewis Hume, in his book "History of the Hume Family", published 1903. Ruth Flack McKnight did additional research on the Hume family and her comments on this biography can be found at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyboone/humebio.htm Additional Hume information can be found at the following web sites: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hume/ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.c om/~humefamily )
Lewis married Mary Roberts. Mary was born in 1796 in Cass, Indiana; died on 15 Sep 1873 in Sullivan, Indiana; was buried in Indian Prairie Cemetery, Bucktown, Sullivan, Indiana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]
9. Mary Roberts was born in 1796 in Cass, Indiana; died on 15 Sep 1873 in Sullivan, Indiana; was buried in Indian Prairie Cemetery, Bucktown, Sullivan, Indiana. Children:
- 4. Joseph Connel Hume was born on 25 Aug 1835 in Dearborn, Indiana; died on 20 Feb 1904 in Ripley, Missouri; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri.
10. Israel Benefield was born on 29 Oct 1806 in Ohio; died on 8 Jan 1873 in Jasper, Illinois. 11. Sarah Davidson was born on 3 Feb 1808 in Kentucky; died on 28 Jan 1873 in Jasper, Illinois. Children:
- 5. Rebecca Benefield was born on 10 Jul 1833 in Knox, Indiana; died on 5 Sep 1910 in Ripley, Missouri; was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Ripley, Missouri.