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Hogsett- John

Source:  Unknown but imagine Beckwith, HW.  History of Montgomery County, Indiana

John W. HOGSETT, physician, Mace, was born November 8, 1835,  in Augusta County, Virginia, and is a son of John and Polly  Hogsett, both natives of the same County. His father was captain  in the home militia, and fought in the War of 1812. He died in  1857, quite aged. The mother of the doctor was an estimable lady,  and, with her husband, was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  She is now living in Monroe County, Virginia. Mr. Hogsett lived  with his parents, in Monroe County, Virginia, from two years old  till eighteen, when he left home to do for himself. He learned  the carpenter's trade, which he followed near home three years,  then moved to Iowa in December 1856, where he followed the same  occupation. In the times of the panic in 1857 work was scarce, so  he improved the time attending school in Williamsburg, Iowa,  where he pursued the higher branches of common school studies. In  the winter of 1859 he taught, then went to Council Bluffs, and  next to Rock Island, and in the spring of 1860 worked for his  brother, in Ford County, Illinois. Early in the fall of 1860 he  came to Crawfordsville and started to walk to Indianapolis.  Arriving at Fredericksburg, or Mace, and being pleased with the  stir and business of the place, he determined to remain here. He  taught two terms of school in Walnut township. In the spring of  1861, at the first call for volunteers to put down secession, Mr.  Hogsett enlisted in Co. G, l0th Ind. Inf., under CoI. M. D.  Manson, for three months. During this time he fought at Rich  Mountain. Returning he reenlisted in Co. B, l0th Ind. A few of  the engagements in which he took part are Mill Springs, where he  received three slight wounds from a volley fired into the  company. On his way to Nashville he was taken ill and was sent  into the barracks, then put in charge of detail to be returned to  Louisville. Here he procured a two months' furlough. He returned  at the proper time to his regiment at Corinth, and was employed  in guarding the road from Courtland to Decatur, and experienced  several skirmishes. He was wounded at Chickamauga, on the  shoulder and breast, by spent balls. He was on the Charleston  campaign, at Mission Ridge, and several minor battles around  Marietta, Tennessee. He was finally discharged at Indianapolis,  and returned to Mace where he began the study of medicine with  Dr. Samuel Irwin. He read till the following October, then  entered Rush Medical College, Chicago. In the following year he  settled for the practice at Jacksonville, Fountain County,  Indiana, and at the close of two years came to Mace and was  sometime associated with Dr. Irwin. He completed his medical  course at the Indiana State Medical College at Indianapolis,  February 26, 1875. He was married February 17, 1869, to Rebecca  A. POGUE, daughter of Silas and Betsy Pogue, old settlers of  Walnut township. They have four children: Ada M., Casper W., and  Daisy E. and Sherman. Mrs. Hogsett is a member of the  Presbyterian Church, while the doctor is a Methodist. He is a  Mason and a republican.
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