Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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James H. Hogue

JAMES H. HOGUE is a prominent agriculturist residing in section 23, Montana township, Labette county, Kansas, having moved to this county in 1866. Mr. Hogue was born in Vigo county, Indiana, in 1840, and is a son of Nathan and Emeline (Ray) Hogue.

Nathan Hogue, who was born in Tennessee, in 1804, followed farming throughout his entire life; he died in Indiana, in 1858., Nathan Hogue's wife was also born in Tennessee, in 1809, and they reared six children, as follows: Elizabeth A., Mary A. and Rebecca, deceased; James H.; Albert H., who resides with James H.; and Eliza, deceased.

James H. Hogue was reared in his native county, and lived there until he enlisted in the army in 1861. He served four months in the 11th Reg., Ind. Vol. Inf., under Gen. Lew Wallace, and then reenlisted in Company L, 5th Reg., Ill. Vol. Cav., and served three years and eight months, under Colonel Updegraff. He participated in the battles of Helena, Arkansas; Curran River; Black River; and in the siege of Vicksburg. He was taken prisoner with 39 others, but was exchanged after sixty days. During the latter part of the war he served as a scout. After its close he returned to Illinois, and was engaged in farming until April 7, 1866, when he removed to Labette county, Kansas. He located upon his present farm, - the northwest quarter of section 23, Montana township. He purchased his claim, and entered it at Humboldt, Kansas. A cabin, 14 by 16 feet in size, stood upon it, and in this he conducted a general store for a period of eighteen months. During this time he traded at Fort Scott and Kansas City. He built a home on the farm, in 1868, and made many improvements. He built his present twostory, frame house, containing six spacious rooms, in 1883. Mr. Hogue is engaged in general farming and has met with considerable success, He has been very active in the development of the county and township, and helped to organize the first school in the township. He has served on the school board for twenty-seven years. In politics, he is a Republican, and has served three years as township trustee.

Mr. Hogue was united in marriage with Esther Drake, and they became the parents of three children: Artie; Dellie (Stewart); and Kansas, a lawyer, who married Miss J. F. Wolfe, of Cherokee county, Kansas. Mr. Hogue's wife died in 1884, and he formed a second union in 1886, wedding Nannie Moore, who was born in Illinois, in 1866. Fraternally, he is a member of Oswego Post, G. A. R. His wife is a member of the Christian church.