SGT James Quinter Haught

SGT James Quinter Haught

Birth
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jul 1919 (aged 76)
Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Burial Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Plot SEC-A-ROW-14-292
Memorial ID 31685056 · View Source
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The funeral services for one of our last civil war veterans were held at his home in Mallory township on August 1st. Following his oft expressed wishes, the services were very simple and were in charge of Rev. Fred Riggs, of the Fairview United Brethren Church. The singing was furnished by old neighbors, who volunteered after their arrival at the home as were also the pall-bearers, who served in this last labor of friendship. Interment was at the Browns cemetery, where wife and other loved ones lay, and was in charge of L.A. Zearly of Elkport.
Mr Haught was a member of the 6th Iowa Calvary which was raised in this section of the state. It was stopped enroute to the southern front at Davenport and was rushed by forced marches across the state and to the northwest frontier to protect the settlers from Indian depredations. It saw very active service in this frontier work, was in a pitched battle at White Stone Hill and suffered from all the inclemencies of the Northwest winters. Mr Haught never fully recovered from the exposures of these days and for many years had been a semi-invalid.
The following obituary was read at his funeral;
James Quinter Haught was born July 8, 1843 in Fayette county, Penn., and died July 30, 1919 at his home in Mallory township, aged 76 years and 23 days.
He came to Iowa with his parents and family in 1855 at the age of 12 years, living at his home near Colesburg until the call to arms came in the civil war when he enlisted in 1862 at the age of 16, serving three years and three months. He expected to serve the colors in the south but at this time the Indians were making life a burden to the settlers and the regiment was re-called while at Davenport to proceed to the Dakotas, where he was in several battles with the unruly red men.
He was united in marriage with Miss Rachel Harbaugh, June 4, 1870. To this union 11 children were born, 2 sons and 2 daughters having preceded him in death. His wife died in Aug. 1914. He leaves to mourn his death , 5 sons and 2 daughters, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, also a sister, Mrs. Amanda McMonigal.
Elkader Register, Thursday, October 16, 1919; Fairview column.



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  • Maintained by: steve
  • Originally Created by: GERALD (FORSJORD) OLSEN
  • Added: 24 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31685056
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT James Quinter Haught (8 Jul 1843–30 Jul 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31685056, citing Brown Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by steve (contributor 47805292) .