Biography - H Flaugh

H. B. FLAUGH, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro. Our subject is a native of this county, and was born May 15, 1823. He is a son of Christian Flaugh, who was born in Germany, where he also married, and is the father of six children, of whom only our subject and his brother Christian, Jr., are now living. Christian Flaugh Sr., came to this country soon after his marriage and settled north of Jonesboro, where he remained about one year, and then removed to a farm south of that town. He was drowned in the Mississippi River about fifty years ago; his wife also died in this county. Henry B. Flaugh, our subject, went to school in the old-fashioned subscription schools, paying his own tuition for a winter term, while working for $5 or $6 per month. At the age of eighteen, he learned the cooper trade with Paul Frick, of Jonesboro, but after following it for three years, he commenced farming, and now has a farm of 160 acres. He enlisted in the Second Illinois Regiment of Infantry, commanded by Col. Bissell, and served one year in the Mexican war. Our subject has been twice married; first in 1848, to Miss Rebecca Sams. She was born February 23, 1830, in this county, and died here November 16, 1875. This lady was the mother of eight children now living, viz.: Alice, wife of Chester Atwood; Serena, wife of Joseph Chester; Augusta, wife of Andrew Brown; Franklin, married to Harriet Gunn; Francis, wife of Joseph Brown; Ida, Eva and Idella. He married the second time, to Miss Sarah C. Neal, who lived only seven weeks after her marriage, departing this life December 24, 1876. Mr. Flaugh is a member of the Jonesboro Baptist Church, and is a Democrat in politics. He has served as School Director.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 98-99.

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