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Charles Wesley Hartup

Charles Wesley Hartup
b. 1 September 1840, near Economy, Wayne County, Indiana, to James and Mary (Whitinger) Hartup
d. 16 March 1937, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

m. 15 March 1870, Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana
Anna Rachel Dolley
b. 20 April 1848, Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana, to William Malcolm and Elizabeth (Fisher) Dolley
d. 15 December 1894, Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas

Children with Anna Rachel Dolley:
• Charles Dolley (1871-1952)
• Clara Belle (1874-1962) married Robert Lee Bonnet
• Florence (1875-1937) married Frederick Putnam Jaggi
• Anna May (1877-1911) married John William Chichester

Charles lived near Economy, in Hagerstown, and in Richmond, all in Wayne County, Indiana, until emigrating in 1864. After attending Earlham College, he taught at a primary school, which was how he met his wife, until the Civil War began. He was a private in Company B, 19th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. After the war, he was Quartermaster in the 4th Army Corps at Huntsville, Alabama; from there he was stationed in Nashville, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana, before going to Port Lavaca, Texas. He then became District Clerk of Calhoun County, Texas. He was a deputy inspector for the U.S. Customs Service until 1890. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1912 and served six terms. He was also appointed U.S. Commissioner, an office which he held until 1925. Between federal and local service, he was in private business twice.

Submitted by:
Harold L. Dawe
Arvada CO
E-mail: hdawe@mho.com