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James Alfred HAUGHT

James Alfred HAUGHT[1]

Male 1892 - 1918  (26 years)

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  • Name James Alfred HAUGHT 
    Born 23 Mar 1892  Brushy Fork, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900, 1910  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1917  Bristol, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military From 28 May 1918 to 9 Oct 1918  [3, 5
    Pvt, Co F, 16th Inf, 1st Inf Div, US Army, WW I (KIA, Hill 272, Argonne Forest) 
    • Local news item, "West Union Herald," Thursday, Nov 28 1918, in its entirety:
      "The sad news came here Saturday that Earl Jones, son of Frank Jones of Morgansville, and who was well known in this section of the county, had died from wounds received in a battle in France. Word was also received that Alfred Haught, son of J. C. Haught, of Bristol, but who formerly resided in Doddridge County, had lost his life in France in the service of his country."

      The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive and the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front. It was fought from September 26, 1918, until the Armistice of 11 November 1918, a total of 47 days.
    Occupation farmer  [2
    Died 9 Oct 1918  Argonne Forest, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Obituary, "Doddridge County Republican," Thursday, November 28, 1918:


      On last Friday night the official message went over the wires to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Haught of Bristol that their son, James Alfred Haught, had been killed in action, Oct. 10, 1918.

      The details of his brief career as a soldier are unknown to us at this writing, but from relatives here, we learn that he entrained at Clarksburg about May 28th and that he probably took a brief training at Camp Lee before being rushed to France for further training and for active service.

      Besides the bereaved parents, three brothers, W. P., Ora V., and W. C. Haught, and two sisters, Misses Alice and Lillie A. Haught, mourn their loss.

      The mother was formerly Miss Anna E. Smith, daughter of William Smith of Nutters Fork, and the father is a brother to David Haught of West Union. Silas P. Smith, W. F. Smith and David Smith, all of West Union, are also uncles of the deceased soldier.

      For many years the Haughts lived on Brushy Fork, where this noble young man was born and grew to manhood.

      The profound sympathy of a wide circle of friends and relatives goes out to the bereaved family in their dark hour of sorrow. And while their loss is irreparable, may God help them to know and to understand that to their son has come the supreme honor -- that he has accomplished the highest possible mission in this life -- that he has made the greatest possible sacrifice for Country and for God.
    Person ID I8417  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 

    Father John Calvin HAUGHT,   b. 11 Sep 1852, Upshur Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1931, Bristol, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Annie Eliza SMITH,   b. 4 May 1858,   d. 8 Jan 1922, Bristol, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Family ID F3002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1917 - Bristol, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S894] Genealogy of the Haught Family of America, W. B. Haught, (1948), 166.

    2. [S1875] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, ( online database).

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S2077] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

    5. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (

    6. [S2243] Cemeteries of Tenmile District, Harrison County, WV, (Harrison County Genealogical Society, Clarksburg, WV (1989, revised 1995)).

    7. [S934]