Miami Union

September 26, 1874 

HARTER, JACOB D. - At his residence, in Troy, at 9 1/2 o'clock A. M. yesterday, (Friday) September 25th, Jacob D. Harter, in the 83d year of his age.  His funeral services will be held at the Christian Church to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock P. M.  Friends are invited.

Miami Union

October 3, 1874 

HARTER, JACOB D. - DEATH OF JACOB D. HARTER - We expected some one to furnish an obituary notice of Mr. Harter who died here on Friday of last week, and whose funeral was so largely attended on Sunday afternoon.  Nothing, however, having come to hand we copy in lieu of it a portion of a statement made by Rev. Mr. Watson at the close of his sermon on the occasion.  Jacob D. Harter was born in Rockingham, Virginia, April 14, 1792, and his death which occurred in Troy, O.  September 26, 1874, he was 83 years 5 months and 10 days old.  His father emigrated to Kentucky, when our departed brother was a small boy.  When but 19 years of age, in 1812, he responded to the call of country as a volunteer in a Kentucky regiment, led by Col. Dudley, against the British and Indians.  He was with Dudley in his defeat on the Maumee, and in Fort Meigs, under the command of General Harrison, when the Fort was besieged by General Proctor, who commanded an army of English and Indians.  After the battle of Lake Erie, between Commodore Perry and Barclay, he was of the number who guarded the prisoners captured by the distinguished American Commodore.  In 1820, when 28 years of age, he emigrated to Ohio and settled in Elizabeth township, Miami county.  In 1822, 52 years ago, he, with others, entered the Cove Springs Christian Church at its organization.  Of the Charter members, save one, he was the last survivor.  November 13, 1813, in Kentucky, Father Harter was married to Elizabeth Smizer with whom he lived 57 years, surviving her four years. 

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