Madison County, Iowa



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Heater, Uriah Washington

Father: Jacob Daniel Heater
Residence: Madison County Father's nativity: West Virginia
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Mary
Date of birth: 04 Jul 1843 Mother's nativity: West Virginia
Place of birth: Braxton County, West Virginia Wife: Elizabeth Rapp, b. 22 Mar 1852, Nicholas County, West Virginia; m. 12 jan 1873; d. 24 Jan 1940
Date of death: 11 Feb 1903 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Near Lorimor, Union, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Macksburg, Iowa  
Cause of death: 


  Daniel - died when 4 years old

  Madora - died when 18 years old

  William - died 20 Apr 1934, age 57

  Jennie Heater, Winterset, Iowa

  Rebecca Hiskey, Cedar Falls, Iowa

War record
  Rank: Private Company: G Regiment: 1st
  State: West Virginia Organization: Artillery
  Enlistment date: 13 Jun 1861
  Enlistment age: 18 Residence
  Mustered out: 08 Aug 1864 at Clarksburg, West Virginia
GAR membership
  Post name: J. D. Craven Date joined: 30 Apr 1887
  Post No.: 198 (21) Age at joining: 
  Place: Macksburg, Madison, Iowa Transfers: Disch. 1st term 1896
Sources: Rebecca Hiskey, 13 Nov 1940 by letter, Heater, Uriah Washington

1. Uriah W. Heater came to Iowa in 1885, located in Madison County, Iowa - daughter says he had a great love for his comrades and county, always ready to serve. Rebecca Hiskey transferred to Aux 8 - 20 May 1949

2. Note, CSA Veterans of Washington claim this Uriah Heater as their own. This is the only GAR member from Madison County whose sources are not official documents. 

See the following web site:

3. Contact the Madison County Coordinator for copy of daughter's letter to GAR.


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 07 Nov 2005.