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CAPT. Carter L. Vigus b.1829 son of Cyrus & Alazand C (Heth) Vigus
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: May 21, 2005 at 02:44:14
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 693, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"CAPTAIN CARTER L. VIGUS is the son of CYRUS and ALAZAND C. (HETH) VIGUS. The father, a soldier in the War of 1812, was born in Old Virginia September 4, 1793, and the mother in Pennsylvania some twelve years later. They were married in Harrison County, Pennsylvania, about 1822; (NOTE: there is no Harrison County, Pennsylvania, but there is a Harrison County, Indiana and the County seat is Corydon. This I believe is a mistake in the writers of this History.) were proprietors of a hotel at Corydon, and there CARTER was born September 27, 1829. When quite young CARTER was brought to Logansport (Cass County, Indiana) by his parents, who there kept a hotel for a number of years. In 1846, he enlisted in the First United States Mounted Rifles, served through the Mexican war, and on his return engaged in mercantile pursuits and farming. June 23, 1851, he married ELIZA J., daughter of CAPTAIN JOHN DOUGLASS, of Logansport, and to this union have been born six children - HENRY W., BELLE E., ELIZABETH B. (deceased), HENRIETTA H., CARRIE D. and ADA E. (deceased). At the outbreak of the late war, he went out as Second Lieutenant of Company D, Ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, for three months' service, and was appointed Regimental Quartermaster. On his return, he raised a company and went out as Captain of Company B, Fifty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, for one year's service. While in the field, his wife died, in the summer of 1863. After his return, he again went out, Captain of Company G, One Hundred and Fifty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He had been wounded at the battle of Cerro Gordo April 17, 1847, but passed through all his engagements during the rebellion unharmed. He resided at Logansport until about 1868, when he came to Francesville and adopted the life of a hunter and dealer in game. August 15, 1869, he married LAURA H., daughter of DR. ROBERT and MARY (HOWARD) MATTINGLY. The CAPTAIN is a member of the G.A.R., and is a Republican. He and wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."

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