A son of John and Margaret (Harvey) Harvey, deceased, was born in Shirlysburg, Pa., July 12, 1828. He was happily married Sept. 30, 1851, in his native town to R. J. Briggs, who was born in Pennsylvania Dec. 23, 1831. Her parents, no longer living, were Jonathan and Jane (Moreland) Briggs. Their hearthstone has been graced with four children, Laura, Thomas A., Francis and George. Comrade Harvey paid close attention to his farm till Feb. 4, 1864, when he left his duties for an active life on the battlefield. He was 36 years of age when he was enrolled as a private in Co. E, 13th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 14th A.C. December, 1864, he was confined in hospital at Savannah for chronic diarrhea. With his regiment he bore conspicuous part in the battles of Florence, Savannah, Averysboro, Bentonville and several others. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged July, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. He had three brothers in service, William, James and David; his wife had four brothers in action, Thomas, W.D., George, who was injured by being thrown from a horse, and Adolph, who was taken prisoner at Gettysburg and held two months. Comrade Harvey has a pension; he is unable to perform manual labor and his postoffice address is Three Rivers, Mich.
ISAAC H. HIMES
Was born in new York state, Dec. 22, 1832, of parents, Joseph and Clarissa (Teft) Himes, deceased. His wife was Hannah Stetler, born in Seneca county, Ohio, April 25, 1834, and their marriage was consummated June, 1872, in Angola, Ind. She was a daughter of William and Sarah (Rover) Stetler, deceased. Comrade Himes served in the late struggle between the states, having been enrolled June 1, 1861, at Richmond, Vt., when 29 years of age as a private in Co. I, 8th Vt. V.I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 19th A.C. January, 1864, he was confined in hospital at Franklin, La., with lung trouble. April 1864, he was furloughed for thirty days having re-enlisted as a veteran in old command. He took active part in the battles of Ft. Bisland and helped destroy the gunboat Caton, Ft. Hudson, Halltown, Fisher's Hill, Winchester, Newtown, Cedar Creek and numerous skirmishes. He was granted his final honorable discharge June 28, 1865, at Washington, D.C. His brother George served in 152d Ind. V.I.; his father was a veteran in the war of 1812; his wife had three brothers in service, William, Daniel and Jacob. Comrade Himes is a member of Prutzman Post, and his address is Three Rivers, Mich.
A native of Ohio, was born May 7, 1840, of parents, Justice and Mariah (McClain) Hoard, deceased. He was married March 6, 1873, in Hillsdale county, Mich., to Magdalena Knecht, who was born in France June 30, 1852; her parents, both of whom have been called to their reward, were Christian and Saloma Knecht. One child was the issue of this union, Fred. When the war was declared between the North and South, our subject was engaged in farming; he was 24 years of age when he was enrolled from Detroit, Mich., Sept. 22, 1864, as a private in Co. D, 1st Mich. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 14th A.C. In the spring of 1865 he was detailed as guard at Brig. Hd. Qtrs. for two weeks. He also took part in the battles of Black Run and Bentonville besides considerable skirmishing, and was honorably discharged July 17, 1865, at Detroit, Mich. His wife had two brothers in service, Christian and Frederick, the latter was wounded at Fredericksburg; her father served in the French army. Comrade Hoard is a member of G.A.R.; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Bronson, Mich.
Son of John G. Hogaboom, living, and Anna (Middaugh), deceased, was born in Charleston, Mich., Sept. 17, 1849. He united his fortunes for life with Rosetta Robbins Sept. 28, 1873. She was born in Jefferson county, N.Y., Nov. 12, 1849. Her parents, no longer living, were Philander and Harriet Robbins, deceased. Two children have been born to them, Minnie and Earl W. Comrade Hogaboom enlisted to defend the flag of his country and was but 15 years of age when he was enrolled April 1, 1865, as a private in Co. K, 15th Mich. V.I., which was assigned to 3d Brig., 3d Div., 15th A.C. Owing to the lateness of his enlistment and the close of hostilities so soon thereafter he was not called into active service and was honorabley discharged Aug. 15, 1865, in Arkansas. His brother Cornelius and his wife's brothers, William and Wesley, served in the late war. Comrade Hogaboom has been township treasurer two years; he belongs to Kilbourn Post, No. 185; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Sherwood, Mich.
GEORGE B. HOSS
Was born in St. Joseph county, Mich., Aug. 23, 1848, of parents, William and Rachel (Bennage) Hoss, the former only is living. He was united in marriage in this county, Sept. 19, 1867, to Rachel Narber, who was a native of Pennsylvania, born Feb 25, 1849; her father George Narber, is still living, but her mother, Frances (Gardener), has gone to her reward. Their domestic ties have been graced with four children, George H., Emma, Caroline and Fred. Comrade Hoss was engaged in farming and was 15 years old when he left home to fight for the preservation of the Union. He entered the ranks Dec.1, 1863, as a private in Co. B, 12th Mich. V.I. In 1864 he was detailed at Duvalls Bluff to guard train and spent six months in this way. He took part in the engagements of Duvalls Bluff, Ny River and several others and was honorably discharged February, 1866, at Camden, Ark. He had two brothers in service, Samuel, who was wounded and died in service, and John. Comrade Hoss has been township treasurer; he belongs to Kilbourn Post; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Sherwood, Mich.
Was born in Onadaga, Ingham Co., Mich., Feb. 5, 1841, and was a son of Jacob and Harriet (Hodges) Hunt, deceased. He was married in the fall of 1866 at Johnstown, Mich., to Aleesta York, who was born in Philadelphia, N.Y., Dec. 29, 1839; her parents, no longer living, were Henry D. and Polly (Danforth) York. One child was born to them, Burton. Comrade Hunt enlisted in Co. C, 20th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 2d Div., 9th A.C., and was a faithful and Worthy veteran. He had been engaged in farming when he was enrolled from Battle Creek, Mich., Aug. 5, 1862. June 6, 1863, he was confined in hospital at Louisville, Ky., seven months, suffering with chronic diarrhea and fever; he was transferred to Camp Nelson and thence to 74th V.R.C. In the fall of 1864 he was furloughed for thirty days and again in April, 1865, for thirty days, reporting for duty at end of time. He took part in the battle of Horseshoe Bend, and was honorably discharged Aug. 14, 1865, at Lexington, Ky. His father served in the war, as did three brothers, Abraham, who died in service, Alonzo and Ira. His wife's father served as drummer boy in the war of 1812. Comrade Hunt is a member of John Stark Post, in which he holds the office of Chap.; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Banfield, Mich.
CARTER H. JAMES
Was born in Halifax, N.C., Feb. 16, 1821, and was a son of Benj. and Charlotte (King) James, no longer living. He has been married four times, his first union being in his native town July, 1844, to Nancy Lewis, who passed to her reward June 1, 1854. He was married secondly February, 1855, to Sarah J. Hash, by whom he had these children, Webster, Alice, John and Sarah, dec. She was called to her reward in 1865. He was married to his third wife, Mary A. Hickock, in 1866. The maiden name of his present wife, to whom he was married Jan. 1, 1893, at Constantine, Mich., was Harriet Overstreet. She was born May 16, 1847, a daughter of Jacob and Celia Overstreet, the former deceased. Comrade James served in the Union army with distinction and honor. He was 45 years of age when he was enrolled July 28, 1864, at Ferrisburg, Ohio, as a private in Co. B, 174th O.V.I., 3 Brig., 2d Div.l, 23d A.C. February, 1865, he was confined in hospital at Washington, D.C. with rheumatism and severe cold. He took part in the battle of Stone River and several skirmishes, and was honorably discharged June 28, 1865, at Charlotte, N.C. His brothers, Richard and Joseph, also served; his third wife had three brothers in service, William, Sterling and Benj., the latter died in service; a brother-in-law also served; his fourth wife's brother John was killed in action; his present wife had two brothers in service, William S. and Edwin. Comrade James is a member of Matthew Arlest Post and his address is Constantine, Mich.
Was born in Pennsylvania March 8, 1848, and was a son of Daniel and Betsey (Hase) Jarrett, no longer living. He was married first, in 1876, to Lydia Peters, who was born in New York state Feb. 23, 1840, and passed to her reward March 4, 1889. She was a daughter of Peter and Martha (Berich) Peters, deceased. One child was born to them, Eva M. He was married again Nov. 16, 1896, to Rosa Ross, who was born Oct. 6, 1865, in Germany. Comrade Jarrett fought and suffered the hardships of army life as a soldier during the late war. He had been employed as a harness maker when he enlisted Oct. 25, 1863, as a private in Co. H, 148th Pa. V.I., 4th Brig., 1st Div., 2d A.C. May 10, 1864, he was wounded slightly in back of head at Po River; he was also struck in foot by piece of shell. He had previously been confined in Regtl. hospital at Culpeper C.H. three months, suffering with chronic diarrhea and piles. He took part in the battles of Mine Run, Po River, Spottsylvania, Wilderness, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Reams Station, Malery Hill, Ft. Hell, Ft. Steedman, Southside R.R., Five Forks, Sailors Creek, Louis C.H. and Appomattox C.H. He was honorably discharged at Alexandria, Va., June 30, 1865. His brother John belonged to 7th Pa. Cav. Previous to this our subject also served in 1st Pa. State Militia and fought at Gettysburg battle. Comrade Jarrett is a member of John Joss Post, No. 124; he is a harness maker and his address is Constantine, Mich.
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