Birth: 1829,, England.
Death: February 6, 1862, Tennessee.
Wife: Delia Harper Hume.
Married August 4, 1851, Kane, Illinois.
Children: Frank Hume.
Robert C. Hume, enlisted in the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, Co. I., as a Private, on February 2, 1862. His residence Earl, Illinois. Killed in action February 6, 1862, at Fort Henry, Tennessee.
The other two boys, Moulton, and Hare had killed the rebel that shot Hume, both fired the same instant and both balls took effect. This rebel was the father of the one I took. Boyd Simison and I then went down the road about one-fourth of a mile where Hume's body lay and put it on his horse and brought it back.
Bob Hume had only been enlisted just a week when he was killed. He was station agent at Earlville and had gone down to Cairo to visit the boys and when the regiment left his enthusiasm got the better of him and he enlisted and was the first to fall . He had not been mustered into the United States service consequently, I am told, his widow has been unable to procure a pension.