DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS HILDRETH & CELIA WILLIAMS
of Anson County, NC
The data on this page has been researched from census, military, marriage records and death certificates.
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Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS 'TOM'1 HILDRETH was born 1822 in NC, and died February 09, 1865 in Likely Elmira, New York.
He married CELIA WILLIAMS August 03, 1851, daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and NANCY MCBRIDE. She was born
October 1822 in NC, and died October 02, 1917 in Gulledge, Anson County, NC.
Notes for THOMAS 'TOM' HILDRETH:
Reddick Hildreth 19, of Anson Co., farmer; Rufus R. Hildreth 21, Anson County, shoemaker; and Thomas
Hildreth 22, Anson County, farmer enlisted in the Mexican War Jan 1847-Jun 1849. It is not known if
they were related.
Notes for CELIA WILLIAMS:
Died at 93, chronic intestinal nephritis.
Thomas and Celia was married by Augustine Shepherd, Justice of the Peace.
Thomas Hildreth - Private 12th Regiment, US Infantry. Enlisted March 1847 - War with Mexico.
Wife: Celia Williams, August 3, 1851.
Death: February 9, 1865. Celia born March 1831. Son: Hampton Hildreth. Brother of Thomas is
Reddick Hildreth died during the Mexican War.
Civil War - Thomas Hildreth served in Campany G 40th North Carolina 3rd Artillery CSA. Enlisted
as a Private (date unknown). On November 4, 1863 he transferred in "G" Company, North Carolina
Light Artillery. He died of disease as a POW on March 2, 1865 at Elmira, New York. Died of pneumonia.
He was listed as: On rolls October 31, 1864 (place not stated); POW January 15, 1865 Fort Fisher,
North Carolina; Confined January 17, 1865 Elmira, New York (Estimated day). He also had service
in "I" Company North Carolina 36th Infantry (Buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, New York)
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster.
This story was told by Celia Hildreth. Celia lived with her son, Hampton Thomas Hildreth and
Nancy Jane Griggs after her husband went to fight in the Civil War. When the Union soldiers came
through their property during the war, they would hide hams and other foods under a rope bed that
had a curtain or a bed skirt around it. Celia would paint her face red and pull a scarf around her
neck. When the soldiers would see her, they would ask what was wrong and she would tell them that
she thought she had Typhoid fever. Then the soldiers would flee in a great hurry and their food
would be saved. The children called Grandmother Celia a Crippled Grandmother and Grandmother Nancy Jane
a Grandmother. Grandmother Celia was injured in a fall and could not walk.
(Source: Ancestry.com / Jimmie J. Stewart 735 3rd Ave. NW Aliceville, Alabama 25442).
Children of THOMAS HILDRETH and CELIA WILLIAMS are:
i. THOMAS H.2 HILDRETH, b. October 03, 1851, Anson County, NC; d. January 28, 1929, Gulledge,
Anson County, NC; m. MARY ELLEN.
Notes for THOMAS H. HILDRETH:
Died chronic brights disease
More About THOMAS H. HILDRETH:
Burial: January 29, 1929, Camden Church Cemetery, Anson County, NC
ii. UNKNOWN HILDRETH, b. March 12, 1854, Anson County, NC; d. July 28, 1921, Morven, Anson County,
NC; m. REUBEN J. PHILLIPS.
Notes for UNKNOWN HILDRETH:
died typhoid fever
2. iii. HAMPTON 'HAMP' THOMAS HILDRETH, b. November 15, 1857, Anson County, NC; d. June 05, 1938,
Ansonville, Anson County, NC.
Generation No. 2
2. HAMPTON 'HAMP' THOMAS2 HILDRETH (THOMAS 'TOM'1) was born November 15, 1857 in Anson County, NC,
and died June 05, 1938 in Ansonville, Anson County, NC. He married NANCY J. GRIGGS 1887, daughter
of GRIGGS and SARAH. She was born October 1868 in Anson County, NC, and died December 30, 1945 in
Anson County, NC.
Notes for HAMPTON 'HAMP' THOMAS HILDRETH:
This family was in Gullege Township, Anson County, NC during 1900 Census.
died angina pectoris
Informant, Mrs. Laura Moore, Ansonville, NC
More About HAMPTON 'HAMP' THOMAS HILDRETH:
Burial: June 07, 1938, Sandy Plains Church, Anson County, NC
Notes for NANCY J. GRIGGS:
acute myocardio failure
Informant, Paul Hildreth, Bluefield, W.VA
More About NANCY J. GRIGGS:
Burial: December 31, 1945, Sandy Plains Church, Anson County, NC
Children of HAMPTON HILDRETH and NANCY GRIGGS are:
i. MINNIE L.3 HILDRETH, b. December 1887, Anson County, NC; d. February 19, 1957, Mount Gilead,
Montgomery County, NC; m. ANDREW HAMPTON ADAMS.
Notes for MINNIE L. HILDRETH:
died coronary occlusion
Informant Mrs. Paul Hildreth, Tr 1, Wadesboro, NC
More About MINNIE L. HILDRETH:
Burial: February 20, 1957, Sandy Plains Church, Anson County, NC
3. ii. ROBERT JULIAN HILDRETH, b. April 06, 1890, Anson County, NC; d. December 21, 1935, Marshville,
Union County, NC.
iii. HENRY T. HILDRETH, b. March 28, 1891, Anson County, NC.
Notes for HENRY T. HILDRETH:
Registered for WWI Draft June 5, 1917 in Lilesville, Anson County, NC
Worked as Railroad Police for Yadkin River Power Company, Pee Dee, NC
4. iv. JOHN FRANKLIN HILDRETH, b. March 28, 1895, Anson County, NC; d. November 13, 1980, Charlotte,
Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
v. RAY BENJAMIN HILDRETH, b. June 22, 1896.
vi. MARY H. HILDRETH, b. 1900.
vii. LAURA HART HILDRETH, b. February 14, 1900; d. April 11, 1995, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County,
NC; m. MOORE.
viii. PAUL H. HILDRETH, b. June 02, 1902, Gulledge, Anson County, NC; d. June 02, 1996, Charlotte,
Mecklenburg, North Carolina,.
ix. MAX? HILDRETH, b. 1904.
Generation No. 3
3. ROBERT JULIAN3 HILDRETH (HAMPTON 'HAMP' THOMAS2, THOMAS 'TOM'1) was born April 06, 1890 in Anson County,
NC, and died December 21, 1935 in Marshville, Union County, NC. He married NELLIE CLEO BITTLE, daughter of
W.J. BITTLE and ELLEN SMITH. She was born October 15, 1890 in Chesterfield, SC, and died June 04, 1931 in
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC.
Notes for ROBERT JULIAN HILDRETH:
Roberrt Julian Hildreth registered for the WWI Draft June 5th, 1917 in Hoffman, Richmond County, NC. He stated
his address Hoffman, NC and he was born April 6th 1890, Chesterfield, SC. His occupation, agent and tel. operator
for Seaboard Airline Railroad Company, Hoffman, NC.
He had a wife and 2 children. Registration signed by W. E. Robertson, also of Hoffman.
Robert J. Hildreth 29, and Nellie C. 29, were in Maxton, Robeson County 1920. Robert shown as Western Union Operator.
Children: Jane Ellen Hildreth 5, and Julia Cleo Hildreth, 3 1/2 yrs,
Died chronic nephritis, contributory uremia.
Informant P.H. Hildreth, Hickory, NC
More About ROBERT JULIAN HILDRETH:
Burial: December 22, 1935, Marshville, Union County, NC
More About NELLIE CLEO BITTLE:
Burial: June 05, 1931, Marshville, Union County, NC
Children of ROBERT HILDRETH and NELLIE BITTLE are:
i. JANE ELLEN4 HILDRETH, b. January 26, 1915, Richmond County, NC.
ii. JULIA CLEO HILDRETH, b. July 15, 1916, Richmond County, NC; d. March 28, 1995, Concord, Cabarrus,
North Carolina; m. JOHNSON.
iii. BABY HILDRETH, b. December 09, 1917.
Notes for BABY HILDRETH:
May have been stillbirth. Baby not named
4. JOHN FRANKLIN3 HILDRETH (HAMPTON 'HAMP' THOMAS2, THOMAS 'TOM'1) was born March 28, 1895 in Anson County, NC, and
died November 13, 1980 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina. He married MAMIE I. RALEY. She was born 1900 in
Chesterfield County, SC.
Notes for JOHN FRANKLIN HILDRETH:
John F. Hildreth b. March 28, 1895, Anson County, NC, single, registered for the World War I Draft June 5, 1917 McBee,
Chesterfield County, SC. Occupation, Telegraph Operator in McBee, SC for Seaboard Airline Railroad Company.
Child of JOHN HILDRETH and MAMIE RALEY is:
i. SUE F.4 HILDRETH, b. Abt. 1925.
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