SAMUEL T. CHITTICK, carpenter, Olmsted, was born August 11, 1833, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, son of Samuel Chittick, a native of the County Enniskillen, in the North of Ireland. He was an apothecary by occupation; he is now a farmer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The mother of our subject was Charlotte Pryor, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she died. She was the mother of eleven children now living — Samuel T. (our subject), Isabella McLean, William L., Charlotte White, John, Martha Chapman, David, Mary Ann, Joseph, Francis J., and Benjamin. Our subject was educated in private schools in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he learned the carpenter's trade, being apprenticed to David Calder, a Scotchman. After he had learned his trade, he traveled extensively through the United States. During the war, he was a contractor and builder in Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex. He served fifteen months in the Confederate army, and after being taken prisoner at the last Corinth fight, he took the oath of allegiance at Cairo, Ill. He then worked at his trade in Cairo and Mound City, in which latter place he was married to Mrs. Emily E. Bagby, a native of Kentucky. She was a daughter of Hiram Horsley, a farmer and a native of Virginia. She was the mother of six children now living — Alice Bagby, present wife of Henry Hileman, a native of Union County, Ill.; Charlotte, Samuel T., William L., Hiram and Edith. Mr. Chittick is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; also a Master Mason, Lancaster Lodge, Texas. He has filled school offices. Has a farm of eighty acres, and in politics is a Democrat. Mrs. Chittick is also religiously connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 313.