Biography of A. A. Hume
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





A. A. HUME, ex Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, London, was born in Paint Township, this county, September 30, 1809. His parents were Robert and Isabella S. (Davis) Hume, natives of Virginia, and pioneers of Madison County. The subject of this sketch was about two years of age when his parents removed to London, and he has since resided there, with the exception of four or five years in Kentucky. He enjoyed but limited educational facilities in early life, and when quite young was employed as a clerk. He soon after established himself in business on the northeast corner of Main and High streets, remaining in mercantile circles about four years. He subsequently engaged in bringing cattle into Madison County from the West, and in the business of hotel keeping. In 1841, he was appointed Clerk of the Courts of Madison County, and served in that position the remarkably long period of nearly forty two years in succession, a case without parallel in the history of the State, and probably in the Union. He has now retired from public life, and is the oldest officer (that has served or is serving) in the county. Mr. Hume is a member of Madison Lodge, No. 70, and London Encampment, No. 36 (I. O. O. F.). In early life, he was a member of the Whig party, and of late years has been identified with the Republicans. He has several times served as Councilman in the village of London. He was united in marriage in June, 1852, to Rachel Groves, a native of this county and a daughter of David Groves. Two children were sent to bless this union - a daughter and a son; the former is deceased, and the latter is a stock broker at Quincy, Ill. Mrs Hume died in 1860, and Mr. Hume's second marriage occurred in 1868, when he was united to Mrs. Matilda (Harpole) Cheney, widow of Jonathan Cheney. Mr. Hume's first wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the present wife of the Presbyterian denomination. Mr. Hume's son, James R., enlisted in Company K, Twenty sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was subsequently appointed Captain of another company in the same regiment. He was elected First Lieutenant of Company K, and was subsequently made an aid to Brig. Gen. Haskell. He served about three years altogether. A. A. Hume has been a resident of Madison County for seventy three years, and his actions, in both public and social life. are well known to the present generation. The long term in which he held public office was a high appreciation of his sterling integrity and clerical qualifications. He is a quiet, unostentatious citizen, and a pioneer of Madison County.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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