Lt. Col. Philemon Burgess Hunt (1837 - 1915)

‹ Back to Hunt surname

Is your surname Hunt?

Research the Hunt family

Lt. Col. Philemon Burgess Hunt's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Birthplace: KY, USA
Death: Died in Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Managed by: Phillip Bryan Pence
Last Updated:

About Lt. Col. Philemon Burgess Hunt

Lt. Colonel, Company F, Rgmt 4, Ky Mounted Inf. (4th Rgmt, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th corp, book 10A 1863 Army of the Cumberland). Promoted from Major to Lt. Col approx June 20, 1863.

Was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, being shot by musketball in the left knee joint. Resigned due to incapacity April 6, 1864.

Tax Collector north Texas; also US Marshal for N. Texas

Lived at Ft. Sill acted as agent of the Kiowa and Comanche Indians from 1877.

Col. Hunt was the son of Garvin Drummond Hunt and Catherine Amelia Burgess and was next to the eldest of five children, four boys and one girl. During the Civil War in served in the Union Army.

He married Margaret Scott Gallagher in Lexington on Oct. 23, 1879. In came to Texas in 1885 and settled in Young County, where in engaged in stock raising. In 1892 he was appointed United State Marshall of the Northern District of Texas by President Harrison and immediately thereafter he moved to Dallas. In 1897 President McKinley apointed him Internal Revenue Collector for the Fourth District of Texas, and he held the office until he resigned in 1912. In 1900 he was president of the Kentucky-Texas Association of Texas.

He served the church in a number of important ways. For years he was president of the board of trustees of Austin College and was a member of that board at the time of his death. He was also a member of the executive board of the Presbyterian Church of Texas. For more than 20 years he was an influential elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.

NOTE: For more information on his various business interests and genealogical information on his parents and ancestors, see the lenghty obituary published for his brother, George W. Hunt, in The Dallas Morning News on December 1, 1912. -------------------- Col. Hunt was the son of Garvin Drummond Hunt and Catherine Amelia Burgess and was next to the eldest of five children, four boys and one girl. During the Civil War in served in the Union Army.

He married Margaret Scott Gallagher in Lexington on Oct. 23, 1879. In came to Texas in 1885 and settled in Young County, where in engaged in stock raising. In 1892 he was appointed United State Marshall of the Northern District of Texas by President Harrison and immediately thereafter he moved to Dallas. In 1897 President McKinley apointed him Internal Revenue Collector for the Fourth District of Texas, and he held the office until he resigned in 1912. In 1900 he was president of the Kentucky-Texas Association of Texas.

He served the church in a number of important ways. For years he was president of the board of trustees of Austin College and was a member of that board at the time of his death. He was also a member of the executive board of the Presbyterian Church of Texas. For more than 20 years he was an influential elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas.

NOTE: For more information on his various business interests and genealogical information on his parents and ancestors, see the lenghty obituary published for his brother, George W. Hunt, in The Dallas Morning News on December 1, 1912.

view all

Lt. Col. Philemon Burgess Hunt's Timeline

1837
October 11, 1837
KY, USA
1879
October 23, 1879
Age 42
Lexington, Fayette, KY, USA
1882
January, 1882
Age 44
TX, USA
1882
Age 44
KY
1915
April 5, 1915
Age 77
Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
April 6, 1915
Age 77
Lexington, KY, USA