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David T. Hedges

"D. T. Hedges"
6 July 1852– 1910

David T. Hedges was born on 6 July 1852 in Lewis County, Kentucky, to Jesse Hedges and Lucy Hambrick. He married Melcena Margaret Miller on 4 March 1873 in Decatur, Indiana, where he worked as a minister. Having visited Utah Territory as a Methodist missionary in the 1880s, he and his family moved to Tooele, Utah Territory, by 1888. Hedges served in several civic positions in Tooele, including postmaster and prosecuting attorney for Tooele County, and was also active in the Republican party. Although Hedges returned to Indiana by 1900, he may have moved back to Utah in 1903. By 1910, he had apparently died.[1]

  1. [1] David B. Hedges, birth record, Lewis Co., Kentucky, 6 July 1852, “Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839–1960,” database with images, FamilySearch, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G92C-89P7-G?i=331 (although this source has Hedges’s middle initial as “B,” other sources show it to be David T. Hedges); David T. Hedges and Melcena M. Miller, marriage license, 4 Mar. 1873, “Indiana Marriages, 1811–2007,” database with images, FamilySearch, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DYQQ-CP1?i=92; 1880 U.S. Census, Brookville, Franklin Co., Indiana, 252A; “Ogden,” Salt Lake Daily Tribune, 8 July 1881, [4]; “Amy May Hedges,” Utah State Historical Society, comp, “Utah Cemetery Inventory, 1847–2000,” database online, Ancestry, accessed 10 July 2019, https://search.ancestry.com/collections/5232/records/110785; Official Register of the United States, Containing a List of the Officers and Employés in the Civil, Military, and Naval Service on the First of July, 1891; Together with a List of Vessels Belonging to the United States, Volume II: The Post-Office Department and the Postal Service (Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1892), 803; “Politics in Tooele County,” Deseret Evening News, 27 July 1891, 5; “The Late Election,” Salt Lake Herald, 26 Nov. 1892, 5; 1900 U.S. Census, Connersville, Fayette Co., Indiana, 11A; “Preacher Coming to be a Mormon,” Salt Lake Telegram, 5 Mar. 1903, 2; 1910 U.S. Census, Indianapolis Ward 1, Marion Co., Indiana, 3B.