- 1860 Warren, Putnam County, IN
Jas B Harrah 35
Amanda Harrah 31
Amanda Harrah 15
Jno Harrel 18 (Son of James and Emily Harrel)
Jas Harrel 15 (Son of James and Emily Harrel)
Sarah Harrah 3
Emily Harrah 4/12
Fanny Ricketts 3
(According to the obit for Jas B. Harrah, he and his wife took in James and John L. Harrel to raise. They are nephews to wife Amanda.)
Capt James Brown Harrah
BIRTH 26 Nov 1824
DEATH 18 Oct 1896 (aged 71)
Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, USA
MEMORIAL ID 11812818 ? View Source
Capt. James Brown HARRAH was born in Monroe County, Indiana, November 26, 1824; died October 18, 1896, at 2:30 p.m.
He was the son of Charles and Sarah HARRAH. He had eight brothers and five sisters. Three brothers and one sister survive him, namely, Sam A., of Monroe County, John and Hiram L., who live here, and Mrs. Mary BROWN, of Cloverdale, Putnam County.
He was married to Amanda E. HARRAH, December 26, 1848. To them were born five children, Charles L., William T., Sarah M., Cynthia Eva and James M. Sarah M. is the only one now living. Eva died a few years ago; the others died in infancy. In addition to his own family, he raised four other children, John L. and James HARRELL, Phillip J. HARRAH and Samuel C. STRICKLAND. All except John L. HARRELL are living.
Deceased joined the Methodist church about twenty-five years ago, but a few years later united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He enlisted in the 55TH INDIANA VOLUNTEERS in 1862 and was commissioned captain of CO I. After having served his time in that regiment, he raised a company for the 115TH INDIANA, and was commissioned captain of CO H. of that regiment. This regiment was assigned to the now famous Persimmon Brigade and sent to the field in east Tennessee.
A company record states of his service: Though we have marched many miles, during cold weather, without shoes and for a while received for rations but three ears of corn per day, yet we feel that we have done no more than our duty as citizens of a free government, in thus walking in the footsteps of our heroic fathers , and defending the institutions established by their united wisdom and valor.
And thus has passed from earth another of the great American heroes. A good soldier and a noble citizen, he bore the love and respect of all and enjoyed a large circle of personal friends. The memory of Capt. James B. HARRAH will abide with us and his good influence follow us in the years to come.