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  • ID: I611854652
  • Name: Hugh Colonel OCHILTREE
  • Given Name: Hugh Colonel
  • Surname: Ochiltree
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1820 in North Carolina
  • Death: 28 Mar 1891 in Nacogdoches, Orange Co, Tx
  • Note:
    HUGH OCHILTREE
    (JULY 10, 1820-MARCH 28, 1891)

    A NATIVE OF NORTH CAROLINA, HUGH OCHILTREE MIGRATED TO TEXAS IN 1840. SETTLING FIRST IN NACOGDOCHES, HE STUDIED LAW IN THE OFFICE OF HIS COUSIN WILLIAM BECK OCHILTREE, WHO BECAME A PROMINENT JUSTICE AND TEXAS STATESMAN. IN 1843 HE MOVED TO SAN AUGUSTINE, WHERE HE MARRIED MARGARET ANN MCKNIGHT. DURING THE MEXICAN WAR, OCHILTREE VOLUNTEERED FOR SERVICE AND PARTICIPATED IN THE BATTLE OF MONTERREY. SHORTLY AFTER THE WAR HE MOVED TO SABINE PASS AND OPERATED A WAREHOUSE BUSINESS WITH JOHN G. BERRY. IN 1852 OCHILTREE MOVED TO MADISON, NOW ORANGE. HERE HE ESTABLISHED A MERCANTILE AND LATER DEVELOPED A COMMISSION BUSINESS IN COTTON, SUGAR, AND MOLASSES. HIS WIFE DIED IN 1855 AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR HE WED MARY JOSEPHINE SHAW. AN ACTIVE MASON AND A CHARTER MEMBER OF MADISON LODGE NO. 126, OCHILTREE WAS ALSO A LEADER IN PUBLIC SERVICE. HE SERVED AS MADISON'S FIRST POSTMASTER, AS AN ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, AND AS COUNTY CLERK. IN ADDITION, HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SUPPORT OF DEEP WATER PORTS ON THE SABINE AND NECHES RIVERS. DURING THE CIVIL WAR HE WAS PROVOST MARSHAL OF ORANGE. HIS ACTIVE LEADERSHIP WAS VITAL TO THE EARLY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY.

    LOCATION: OCHILTREE PARK, FRONT ST., BETWEEN 3rd AND 4th, ORANGE

    Large and commodious warehouse at Sabine formerly occupied” by John G. Berry and Hugh Ochiltree.
    (Nacogdoches) Chronicle, October 30, 1852 and December 6, 13, 1853. After selling out at Sabine, Hugh Ochiltree settled at Orange in 1854 and eventually became the largest merchant there.

    1860 Census Orange Co, Tx
    Ochletree, Hugh 39 Merchant 25,000 8,000 NC
    Ochletree, M.J 22 House 3,025 La
    Ochletree, Eliza A 14 Tx
    Ochletree, Margaret J. 11 Tx
    Ochletree, Sarah O 3 Tx
    Ochletree, Salanna L 1 Tx
    (living right next door is a John Shaw 60 Farmer Nc and son G.B. Shaw 14 La) this might be Mary Josephine's father, I hadn't found him yet in the 1860 census, but he is surpose to be 70, could it be a mistake on age with the census taker, my records show that he died in Louisiana, could they be wrong, I got the info from another genenalogist, maybe he went back to Louisiana before he died in 1867?)

    1880 Orange Co, Tx
    Hugh OCHILTREE Self M Male W 60 N.C. SCOTLAND N.C.
    Josephine OCHILTREE Other M Female W 40 LA k.house N.SCOTLAND LA
    Ollie OCHILTREE Dau S Female W 27 TX NC LA
    Archer OCHILTREE Son S Male W 18 TX NC LA
    Hallie OCHILTREE Dau S Female W 14 TX At School NC LA
    Flavie OCHILTREE Dau S Female W 11 TX At School NC LA
    Belle OCHILTREE Dau S Female W 9 TX At School NC LA
    Georgie OCHILTREE Dau S Female W 6 TX NC LA
    Hannah LATCHEM Other S Female W 20 LA --- ---
    David GILMER Other S Male W 45 IRELAND IRELAND IRELAND
    Alex WOODS Other S Male B 18 TX TX TX
    N.O. LOVING Other S Male W 27 TX Pilot TX TX
    Neal BURCH Other M Male W 30 LA LA TX
    T. MC FARLAND Other W Male W 43 RI MS AL

    1900 Census Orange Co, Tx
    Orchiltree, Mrs M. J. head w f July 1838 61 Wd La NC La Hotel Keeper
    Ochiltree, Arsh O son w m Oct 1861 38 Tx NC La Timberman
    Ochiltree, Flavia? dau w f Feb 1870 30 Tx Nc La
    Ochiltree, Georgia dau w f May 1876 23 Tx Nc La
    Hill, Mrs. Lillian dau w f Apr 1859 41 Wd Tx NC La Seamstress
    Hill, Bappie grand dau w f Dec 1885 14 Tx unk Tx at school
    Wignall, Wm son in law w m May 1864 36 Eng Eng Eng Teacher of Music
    Wignall, Mrs Fallie? dau w f July 1864 35 Tx NC La
    Wignall, Flavia dau w f July 1893 6 S Tx Eng Tx
    (more are listed but they are boarders and servants)must of been a big house/hotel.




    Marriage 1 Mary Josephine SHAW b: 12 Jul 1838 in New Iberia, Louisiana
    • Married: 02 Jul 1856 in Orange Co, Texas pg. 29 Marriage Records - "O" Volume A, 1 Jul 1852 - 17 Jul 1868
    Children
    1. Has No Children Eliza A OCHILTREE b: 1846 in Texas
    2. Has No Children Margaret J OCHILTREE b: 1849 in Texas
    3. Has No Children Ollie OCHILTREE b: 1853 in Texas
    4. Has No Children Sarah O. OCHILTREE b: 1857 in Texas
    5. Has No Children Salanna Lillian OCHILTREE b: 1859 in Texas
    6. Has No Children Archer O. OCHILTREE b: Oct 1861 in Texas
    7. Has No Children Hallie OCHILTREE b: Jul 1864 in Texas
    8. Has No Children Flavie OCHILTREE b: Feb 1870 in Texas
    9. Has No Children Belle OCHILTREE b: 1874 in Texas
    10. Has No Children Georgia OCHILTREE b: May 1876 in Texas
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