Hiram was living in Randolph County, Illinois during the 1850 census with his parents, five siblings, and four children from the Mason family.
Hiram married "Cathline" on 16 Jan 1851 in Randolph County, Illinois.
Hiram is buried at Thebes Cemetery, Thebes, Illinois.
Civil War Company C
Unit 130th Illinois Infantry transferred to 77th Allegiance Union.
Hiram enrolled in the Civil War on 8-8-1862 and was honorably discharged 8-15-1865. He was slightly wounded in the shoulder at Vicksburg. Personal description: 52 years old, 5'6, light complexion, dark hair, blue eyes. Lists him as a farmer prior to enrolling. On 1-15-1863, Hiram contracted bronchitis caused by exposure incident.
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8P1-BT3 : 12 April 2016), Hiram Pettitt in household of R C Pettitt, Randolph county, Randolph, Illinois, United States; citing family 1702, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ Illinois Statewide Marriage Index; page 32, Randolph.
↑ "Illinois Soldier Burial Places, 1774-1974," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVY9-9Y2G : 16 March 2018), Hiram K Petitt, ; citing Burial, Thebes Township, Alexander, Illinois, United States, Thebes Cemetery, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,001,196.
↑ "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F9P3-8TP : 4 December 2014), Hiram K. Pettit, Corporal, Company H, 77th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M539 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 70; FHL microfilm 881,690.