Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

John S. Hugget



John S. Huggett was born in 1846 in New York. He married Elizabeth A. Palmer in 1866; she was born in New York in 1842.


John was a Civil War Veteran. According to the 1890 United States Census of Civil War Union Veterans, John was living in Lakefield Township, Saginaw County, Michigan  He was a Private in Company I – Michigan 10th Calvary Regiment. He enlisted on 19 August 1863 and was discharged on 11 November 1865. He served for 2 years 2 months and 23 days.


The U.S. Civil War Soldiers Record and Profiles states the following:


John S Huggett


Bingham, Michigan

Age at Enlistment:


Enlistment Date:

19 Aug 1863

Rank at enlistment:


Enlistment Place:

Bingham, Michigan

State Served:


Survived the War?:


Enlisted in Company I, Michigan 10th Cavalry Regiment on 02 Sep 1863.Mustered out on 17 Sep 1865.


John and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Lena May Huggett was born in 1867 in Michigan.

  2. Winnie J. Huggett was born in 1869 in Michigan.

  3. Charles M. Huggett was born in 1875 in Michigan

  4. William W. Huggett died on 30 March 1877 in Riley, Clinton County, Michigan.

  5. Myrtle Belle Huggett was born on 10 August 1878 in Riley, Clinton County, Michigan.

  6. Floyd J. Huggett was 2 months 12 days old when he died on 15 July 1880 in Olive Township, Clinton County, Michigan.


John was elected as Constable in Lakefield Township on April 1, 1895.


By 1900 John and his family were living in Fulton, Gratiot County, Michigan.


SOURCES: Lakefield Township Records; 1890 United States Census of Civil War Union Veterans; William W. Huggett death record; Floyd J. Huggett death record; Winnie Jane Huggett birth record; Mirtie B.Hugget birth record and SS application; 1870, 1880, 1900 United States Census.


Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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