R. P. HUTCHINS
From Andreas History of the State of Nebraska, Pub 1882, about persons who lived in Miami County Ohio, then went to Nebraska
Nemaha Co, NE: R. P. HUTCHINS, South Auburn, born May 8, 1834, in Miami County, Ohio. His father, Meredith Hutchins, was born in North Carolina, and his mother, Sophia, was a native of South Carolina. The family came to Nemaha County, Neb., in the spring of 1856. The father died four years later in Lincoln, Neb., while the mother is still living on the Nemaha County farm. R. P. Hutchins returned to Ohio in 1861, and enlisted a year later in the Ninety- fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as Captain of Company D; was promoted Major in February, 1863 and afterward raised to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, in which capacity he commanded his regiment at the battles of Mission Ridge, Peach Tree Creek, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, etc., to Atlanta, and on the famous march to the sea, and through the Carolinas. Col. Hutchins was posted at Charleston, S. C., in the recruiting service for a number of months, finally rising, in the spring of 1865, to the rank of Brigadier General by brevet. He resided in his native county from 1865 to 1878, and in August, 1881, located at Calvert, where he is now doing business. He married in Beloit, Wis., in 1855, Miss Harriet E., daughter of William Cochrane, Mr. Cochrane having settled at Beloit while Mr. Hutchins and his future wife were students at Oberlin College. The marriage has been crowned by the birth of four children, who are now enjoying the educational facilities of their own and their parents' native county, grand old Miami, which has sent so many stalwart men to the Western frontier.
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