Madison County, Iowa



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Veteran's Name: Horton, Ovando M

Father: John Horton
Residence:  Father's nativity: 
Occupation: Merchant Mother: Rachel Sweet
Date of birth: 04 Nov 1842 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: Boston, New York Wife: Harriet O. Hill; b. N.Y. 1844, died 15 Oct 1877 at St. Charles, Iowa
Date of death: 15 Jun 1915 2nd wife: Margaret E. Armstrong; m. 1888; d. 25 Oct 1937
Place of death: St. Charles, Madison, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial:   
Cause of death: 


  Maud Dougherty

  Claud O

  Arlie H. Johnson of St. Charles

War record
  Rank: Private Company: A Regiment: 44th
  State: New York Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 18 Aug 1861
  Enlistment age:  Residence
  Mustered out: 19 Nov 1862
GAR membership
  Post name: Thornton Date joined: 23 Jun 1884
  Post No.: 303 (7) Age at joining: 
  Place: Waukee Transfers: 
  Post name: John Miller Date joined: Feb 1888
  Post No.: 158 Age at joining: 
  Place: St. Charles Transfers: 
Sources: Ex-Soldiers living Ia. 1886: (O. M.) - Co. A - Waukee; Post 158 Desc Book: Co A 44 N.Y. Inf - age 44 (Feb 1888) N. Y. Men in Civil War: Co A; Orando

1. Desc: 5 ft 7 1/2 in, light complexion, hair light, gray eyes, occ farmer

2. Gunshot wound right leg. Lived St. Charles 1891, 1887, 1912

3. New York Men: age 19; enlisted 19 Aug 1861 at Albany by Captain E. P. Chapin for 3 years; mustered in 30 Aug at Albany by Major Sitgreave

4. Adjt Gen Rept New York: 44th Regt - Horton, Orando, age 19, enl Ag 19, 1861 at Albany for 3 yrs, must Co A Aug 30, 1861, wounded in action Aug 30, 1862 at Groveton, Va; discharged for disability Nov 19, 1862 at Washington D.C.; also borne as Orlando.

5. Veteran's statement re children: Maud I born 21 Aug 1865; Claud O born 29 Jun 1871; Arlie H born 26 Oct 1889

6. Graves Reg.: Ovando or Orlando Horton

7. Iowa Census 1885: Dallas Co., Waukee, Book 172, p. 387: Horton, Ovanda. age 42, married, born N>Y., wife Hattie, age 40, born New York and ch.: Maud 19 born New York and Claud, 13, born Dallas Co. Ia.

8. Harriett O. Hill was married 04 Jul 1864; Ovando Horton married Maggie E. Armstrong 07 Nov 1888; she died 25 Oct 1937. Her father: J. P.; Pension file gives bith date 04 Nov 1842


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 22 Dec 2005.