|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1826|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 1881|
Rio Grande County
He was the son of William Hairgrove and Sarah Johns[t]on, and was one of the survivors of the Marais des Cygnes Massacre. He was a former resident of Linn County, Kansas, and was the Auditor of that state from 1863 to 1865. He also served as a private in Lane's Brigade during the Civil War.
Source: The La Cygnes Weekly, (Linn Co., Kansas), 11/26/1881; www.colorado.gov.
The following is from "The Globe" newspaper, Atchison, Kansas, Nov. 21, 1881, Vol. 4 - No. 1,227:
"From a Del Norte, Colorado paper, we lean that the Hon. Asa Hairgrove, one of the first settlers of Kansas, died there on the 9th inst. Mr. Hairgrove was one of the survivors of the Marias des Cygnes massacre. On the 19th of May, 1858, Mr. Hairgrove, his father, and a number of others, were taken prisoners by the border ruffians and started to Missouri. When near a place in Linn County (Kansas), called Trading Post, the prisoners were halted, formed in line, and the order given to fire. Five of the defenceless Kansans were killed, and Asa Hairgrove and his father were left for dead on the field. This brutal massacre is the subject of a poem by John G. Whittier. The deceased held many positions of trust and honor in the State, having once been Auditor of the State. He had been a resident of Colorado for about seventeen years."
William Hairgrove (1800 - 1872)
Esther Arnold Hairgrove (1832 - 1911)*
Asa H. Hairgrove (1826 - 1881)
John Adams Hairgrove (1830 - 1907)*
William Joseph Hairgrove (1832 - 1919)*
Del Norte Cemetery
Rio Grande County
Plot: B30, Grave 1
Maintained by: Thomas Ebling
Originally Created by: Just Plain Nosy
Record added: Feb 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24803550