Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Jacob Halterman

Jacob R. Halterman

Representing: Confederate

Unit History

  • 14th Virginia Volunteer Militia Co. F
  • 7th Virginia Militia Cavalry "Harness Co."
  • 17th Virginia Battalion Cavalry Co. B
  • 11th Virginia Cavalry Co. B

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Jacob Halterman
Full Unit History

Organized: July, 1861 Strasburg, VA
Mustered In: Inf. Not Avail.
Mustered Out: March, 1862 (est.)

Organized: 7/1/61
Mustered In: Inf. Not Avail.
Mustered Out: 4/9/65

Organized: 6/20/62
Mustered In: Inf. Not Avail.
Mustered Out: 2/5/63

Organized: 2/5/63
Mustered Out: 4/9/65

Regimental History
Soldier History

SOLDIER: (14th)
Residence: Hardy County, VA   Age: 17.11 yrs.
Enlisted/Enrolled: 9/17/61 Mathias, VA   Rank: Pvt.
Mustered In: 9/10/61
Transferred Out: 3/10/62
Highest Rank: Pvt.

SOLDIER: (7th)
Residence: Hardy County, VA   Age: 18.5 yrs.
Enlisted/Enrolled: 3/10/62 Winchester, VA   Rank: Pvt.
Transferred In: 3/10/62
Transferred Out: 6/21/62
Highest Rank: Pvt.

SOLDIER: (17th)
Residence: Hardy County, VA   Age: 18.8 yrs.
Transferred In: 6/21/62   Rank: Pvt.
Transferred Out: 2/5/63
Highest Rank: Pvt.

SOLDIER: (11th) 
Residence: Hardy County, VA   Age: 19.4 yrs.
Transferred In: 2/5/63   Rank: Pvt.
Mustered Out: 4/9/65 (est.)
Highest Rank: Pvt.

Family History


Jacob Roscoe Halterman was born on either September 24 or 26, 1843 in Hardy County, Virginia. [Note: When, on 6/24/83, Virginia was split asunder and West Virginia was created, Hardy County became a part of the new state.] His parents were Christian (b. 1805 VA) and Sarah (nee Feathers b. 1805 VA) Halterman.  The Haldeman’s were a farm family. 

There were reportedly nine children in Christian Halterman's family, but only eight of the nine are named. Of the eight, Jacob is the youngest. His older siblings were: Susan C. (b. 1823), Mary Ann (b. 1826), Jonathan Tildon (b.1830), Amanda (b. 1831), Elizabeth (b. 1834), Albert (b. 1837) and Drucilla (b. 1839). Although this information is not documented, likely all the Halterman children were birthed in Hardy County, VA.

Initial information on Jacob, himself, comes from September, 1861 when, just days shy of his eighteenth birthday he enlisted in the Confederate States Cavalry. His original unit was the 14th Virginia Militia Cavalry. During the years to follow and prior to the ending of four bloody years of civil war in 1865, Private Halterman would enter and pass through three additional Rebel regiments: the 7th VA Cavalry, the 17th Battalion Militia Cavalry and the 11th Virginia Cavalry. The moves, however, were not physical, but on paper as the Confederacy organized, re-organized and consolidated their military organizations.

The only available specifics pertaining to Private Halterman's period of military service stem from his time in the 11th VA Cavalry. Firstly, on 2/28/63 (place not stated) he was shown on company ("B") rolls as being present with his own horse. Secondly, on 11/29/63 he was wounded near Parker’s Store in Virginia and lastly, on 4/1/64, at a place not identified, he was again listed a being present for duty. As far as is known, Private Halterman served with the 11th until its 4/9//65 surrender at Appomattox Court House, VA.


ED. NOTE: Post War, most former Confederate combatants did not receive any kind of service or disability pension. Such was the case with Jacob Halterman. As such, the remainder of this biographical profile is based only on U.S. Census tallies and family genealogy information.


Although it is not documented, likely Jacob returned to Hardy County, West Virginia after the War's end. The only solid information we have on his life following the cessation of hostilities between the north and the south is that on 11/15/65 in Rockingham County, VA he married to Susan E. Fitzwater (b. 9/29/47) [Other birth years exist, but 1847 is most prevalent]. The couple' first child, son Fernando Filore Lee "F.R.M" [Note: The significance of the initial M is not known.] Halterman was born on 1/4/67 in West Virginia.

Susan would bear Jacob two additional sons and two daughters. In that vein, the final four Halterman children would be born during the decade of the 1870s. The first was daughter Savannah Bivaseato Lee Halterman. Interestingly, when she was born on 3/28/71, the birth was in Kansas. The same was true for son Wilber Remberian who came into this world on 1/7/74. However, when son Conti Anaptis was born in 1876, his birthplace was West Virginia as was the birthplace of daughter Seminola 3/24/1879. When and why the Halterman family had moved to kanas and then back northward is not documented. Also, not documented is where they resided while in Kansas. 

The Haltermans are next sighted in the U.S. census for 1880. That tally placed the family back in West Virginia in or near the Hardy County community of Lost River. There "J.R." was occupied with farming. Al in the household was a boarder named Pennington Everett. Interestingly, so despite Halterman family moves, Mr. Everett would be with them two decades later.

1900. A new decade. A new century. A new census and, a new state and a new child in the picture.  The dawn of the 20th century found the Haltermans in Equality Miller County, Missouri. The population count noted the household as comprised of J.R., Susan and eleven year old granddaughter Florence.  Florence had been born in Missouri, so the family had been in the “Show Me State” for a quite a spell." As noted earlier, boarder Pennington Everett was also under farmer Jacob and Susan's roof.

The Haltermans remained in Miller County Missouri for almost another twenty years, during that time period they made an intra-county move from Equality to Franklin. As far as is known the latter was their home community until they removed from the state circa mid-1919.

As the decade of the teens drew toward a close the Jacob and Susan quitted Missouri for the Puget Sound area of western Washington State. Likely what drew them to this region was their adult children and families residing here.

Settlement location in Washington was the small rural area of south Snohomish County known as Maltby where Son Ferdinand resided. Jacob and Mary moved into a dwelling next door to Ferdinand - then employed as a millman - and his wife Mary.

On 3/19/22 Jacob died in Ferdinand's home. His 3/20 Everett Herald obituary read as follows:

Jacob R. Halterman died Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the home of his son F. Halterman in Maltby, from old age. Mr. Halterman was born in West Virginia seventy eight years ago. During the greater part of his life he made his home in Miller County Missouri and two and one half years ago went to Maltby to reside with his son. Mr. Halterman was a veteran of the Civil War in which he served three and one half years with the confederate army. He was the last of a family of nine children. Surviving Mr. Halterman are four sons, Ferdinand of Maltby; Leo of Iowa, Wilber of Everett and Coni of Machias and one daughter Mrs. Seminola Bowlin of Miller County, Missouri. The Reverend Charles R. Engle officiated in the service at the G.A.R. cemetery (in Snohomish City) this afternoon where interment was made by C. H. Bakeman.

On some undocumented date after Jacob's passing Susan returned to Missouri. There she resided in Bagnell, Miller County with remarried daughter Seminola Bowlin and family. Although it is not documented, likely she was in the Bowlin home when she died on 1/23/35 in Carrollton, in Carroll County. Burial was in Wakenda cemetery, Hardin Ray County, Missouri a long, long way from Jacob's final resting place.


Buried at Snohomish G.A.R.

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