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Haught, James Quinter 1843-1919


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/7/2014 at 11:28:14

The funeral services for one of the last of our 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 Brethern 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 cavalry 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 ssaw 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 with 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

Transcriber's note: The date for this paper is correct, the obituary appeared in the Register over 3 mo. after the death. Apparently the Fairview correspondent was not a regular contributor.


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