Haga, David Matthias

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Age at Enlistment:  30

Length of Service: 1815

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt in Robert Timothy Dalton’s Company

Unit:  78th Va Militia

Service Record:  Enlisted on 8 Feb 1815 and was discharged on 3 Mar 1815. Marched from Grayson Co., Va to Salem, Va and was discharged there. He was paid $6.50 for the mileage; he walked back to Grayson Co., Va. at the courthouse where he had enlisted.

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / BurialHaga Cemetery (This cemetery may be gone as so far it has not been found). Independence, Grayson Co., Va.;  It is also possible he is buried at the Grubb’s Chapel Cemetery in Fox, Grayson Co., Va. , but so far grave not found. Service marker below is to commemorate him; Burial place unknown

david m haga war of 1812

Soldier Info:

Findagrave:   His first marriage in 1806 was to Margaret “Peggy” Delph (Delp). They had 14 children between them until her death in 1841. With his 2nd wife, Sarah Bonham Haga, they had 4 more children. Sarah Bonham filed for a claim for bounty land as a widow on 23 Apr 1854, three years after David Haga’s death in 1851. She was 49 years of age at that time and it appears she was pregnant with David’s last child, Granville, at the time of his death. He left a Will that covers most of the surviving children. His death date is listed on his discharge certificate, along with his marriage date to Sarah Bonham. “Sarah: 5 Aug 1883; received a Widow’s Pension of $24 for the War of 1812 on Cert. No. 34221.”

Other notes on David Haga, and the Haga surname:

— Surname was spelled “Hague” on 1806 marriage register
— August 1808 received 63 acres from James Parks on Fox Creek, Grayson Co., Va
— Name spelled “Heeke” in Pilgrim Reformed Church records
— Bought farm on Fox Creek joining Owen Thomas. Valued at $50
— Resided at Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co. Va.

More information on the area in which he lived can be found here: New River Notes

Relationship to Author:  4th Great Grandfather