Husband: Richard Kayhart (1 2)
Born: in Of Morris Co., New Jersey
Married: 28 Aug 1824 in Morris Co., NJ (32 33)
Died: before 05 Sep 1850 (3)
Father: Frederick Kayhart
Mother: Vanderhoof
Wife: Elizabeth DeMouth (4 5 6 7)
Born: about 1803 in New Jersey (8)
Father: Jacob Demouth
Mother: Deborah
01 (M): Wilbur Kayhart (9 10)
Born: May 1830 in NJ
02 (F): Emaline Kayhart (11 12)
Born: about 1834 in NJ
03 (F): Margaret Kayhart (13 14)
Born: about 1838 in NJ
Spouses: James Harper
04 (M): Hiram Kayhart (15 16 17 18)
Born: 26 Apr 1841 in Boonton, NJ (19)
Died: 01 Jul 1924 in Dorchester, Clark, WI (20)
Spouses: Harriet Mendel
05 (M): Charles Kayhart (21 22 23 24 25 26 27)
Born: about 1844 in NJ
Spouses: Harriet E. Smith
06 (M): Edward Kayhart (28 29 30 31)
Born: 29 Dec 1846 in Pequannoc, Morris Co., NJ
Died: 01 Dec 1939 in Sherman, Clark, Wisconsin
Spouses: Mary J Vanderhoof
Additional Information

Richard Kayhart:


1840 Census:
1 male under age 5
1 " 5 - 10
1 male 20 - 30
1 female under 5
1 " 5 - 10
1 " 30 - 40

Per Ancestry Message Board "Kayhart, Demouth" 22 Mar 1999, This Richard is the son ofFrederick Kayhart and _________ Vanderhoof.

1850 Census - Richard does not appear on the 1850 census with his family.

Elizabeth DeMouth:


1850 Census shows Elizabeth with 6 children, no husband. Youngest, Edward, is 3 yrs old.
Elizabeth married Richard Kayhart in 1824 and they had six children. Sons Hiram and Charles both fought for the union in the Civil War. Other children were Wilbur, Emaline, Margaret, and Edward.
Richard is probably a brother to Malinda Kayhart who married Elizabeth's brother Frederick.

  1. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  2. Census, Federal - 1840 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannock.
  3. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
    (5 Sep 1850)
  4. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  5. Fowler, Alex. D., Boonton, NJ, Demouth Report.
  6. Census, Federal - 1870 - Morris Co., NJ, Montville, Ancestry p. 26 of 36.
    (23 Jul 1870)
  7. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
    (5 Sep 1850)

    [Elizabeth's husband is not present in this census.]

  8. Lonnie DeMouth McManus .
  9. Coffman/Barnett/Gervasi/Batterson and Moore.
  10. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
    (5 Sep 1850)
  11. Coffman/Barnett/Gervasi/Batterson and Moore.
  12. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
  13. Coffman/Barnett/Gervasi/Batterson and Moore.
  14. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
  15. Coffman/Barnett/Gervasi/Batterson and Moore.
  16. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
  17. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., Ancestry p. 19 of 32.
    (7 Jun 1870)
  18. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (

    Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

    Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Kayhart

    HIRAM KAYHART, an elderly resident of Dorchester, Wis., widely known and respected, was born in Morris County, New Jersey, April 26, 1841, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Demouth) Kayhart. The parents were natives of New Jersey. The father died in 1849 and the mother about 1890. They had six children, three of whom are now living: Margaret, now Mrs. James Harper, of Portland, Ore. Hiram, of Dorchester, Wis., and Edward, of Sherman Township.

    It was in 1863 that Hiram Kayhart turned his back on the East and settled in Calumet County, Wis., where some eight or nine years of his life were passed. In 1872 he removed to Holton Township, Marathon County, this state, and homesteaded a tract of 160 acres land. He had brought with him a team of oxen and these proved useful, and practically indispensable, in breaking and clearing his land. His first residence there was a log cabin, in which he made his home for eight years. For many years he was connected with the lumber business, a part of that time being spent working in the camps and some twenty-five years as a jobber. In time he developed his farm and became prosperous, also taking a prominent part in local affairs, serving on his township board, and also on the school board, being director and treasurer of the latter for twenty years. In 1904, Mr. Kayhart retired and took up his residence in Dorchester, Clark County, where he is now spending his declining years in comfort, enjoying the rewards of a long life of industry. After making his home here he was elected to the village council, being the first representative of Dorchester on the county board. He has always been a Republican in politics and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

    Mr. Kayhart was married, Sept. 4, 1864, to Harriet Mendel, who was born in Michigan, Jan. 29, 1847, daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth (Smith) Mendel, her parents being from New York State. The father, who was a farmer, left Michigan for Wisconsin in 1853, locating in Calumet County. He was born Mar. 9, 1816, and died Aug. 26, 1901. His wife, born June 8, 1820, died Mar. 21, 1887. Of their seven children three are now living: Elizabeth Dudley, who resides in California Harriett, now Mrs. Kayhart, of Dorchester, and Jane Flower, who resides in Wyoming.

    Mr. and Mrs. Kayhart have four children, twenty-one grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The children are: Emma, wife of Ed Collier, of Rusk County, Wis., who has seven children of her own Alice, wife of George Harper, of Clark County, who has three children Anetta, wife of Henry Froland, of Clark County, and the mother of four children and John W., who married Ada Winchel, and has seven children. Hiram Kayhart, is a member of the Grand Army Post in Dorchester, having enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, in Company K, Seventh New Jersey Infantry, with which regiment he served in the Army of the Potomac, while it was under command of General Hooker. He was never captured or wounded, but was discharged on account of sickness, June 13, 1862. On Sept. 1, 1864, he enlisted again, this time in the 16th Wisconsin Infantry and, joining Sherman's army, took part in the March to the Sea, being honorably discharged June 2, 1865, after participating in the Grand Review at Washington.

  19. Clark County Genweb site (
  20. Ibid.,

    Obit: Kayhart, Hiram (1841 - 1924)
    Poster: Stan


    Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 07/04/1924

    Kayhart, Hiram (26 APR 1841 - 1 JUL 1924)

    The eternal roll call has sounded again for another Civil War Veteran, this time Hiram Kayhart of this village (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) answered the call and has passed on to be with the vast company gone before.

    Mr. Kayhart has not been well for about a year, but has been seriously ill only about two weeks, passing away Tuesday morning, July 1st, 1924. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Little White Church, Rev. Marks officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery south of town, Messrs. Fred and Dick Mead, A. Sorenson, H. Marquardt, G. A. Bobbe and O. Manas acting as pallbearers.

    Hiram Kayhart was born at Boonton, N.J., April 26, 1841, and was 83 years, 2 months and 5 days at time of death.

    He was united in marriage to Harriet Mendel at Chilton, Wis., Sept. 1, 1864. Six children were born to them, two deceased, four living, one son, Wilbur Kayhart and three daughters, Mrs. Froland of this village, Mrs. Harper of Greenwood, and Mrs. Collier of Bruce.

    In 1871 the Kayharts came to Dorchester country and settled on the farm that Wilbur now has. Nineteen years ago they purchased the Bursell property and Mr. and Mrs. Kayhart moved into the village, their work well done as pioneers of the community for they had done their share in making this the beautiful farming country we behold.

    After Mrs. Kayhart's death, his daughter, Mrs. Froland and husband, saw to the father's comfort until he slipped away to join her whom he loved and missed.

    We must not forget that though we prize Mr. Kayhart as a pioneer of Dorchester country, that he also belonged to that company of grand old men who fought to preserve our nation's unity and are deserving of our best love.

    He enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, in 7th N.J. Infantry and was with the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Hooker. On June 13, 1862, he was discharged on account of illness, but on Sept. 1, 1864 re-enlisted with Co. D. 16th Wis. Infantry and joined Sherman in his famous march to the sea and was mustered out June 2, 1865, after taking part in the Grand Review at Washington.

  21. Coffman/Barnett/Gervasi/Batterson and Moore.
  22. Civil War Pension Index.
  23., message Board; Edward Smith, b. 1830.
    (7 Aug 2000)

    From the Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, 1891-Lewis Publishing Co., page 261 Harriet married Charles Kayhart, of Christie, this county, and they have three children;

  24. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174, FHLfilm # 1255419; NA film # T9-1419; p. 464D.
  25. Census, Federal - 1870 - Morris Co., NJ, Montville, Ancestry p. 26 of 36.
    (23 Jul 1870)
  26. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
  27. Clark County Genweb site (, Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 9-16-1886.

    Frank Barber is attending the high school at Neillsville.
    C. P. LaFluer, Charles Kayhart, and Jacob Demouth, are the jurymen from this section in attendance at the September term of Court which is in session at Neillsville.

  28. Coffman/Barnett/Gervasi/Batterson and Moore.
  29. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
  30. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (, Biographies.

    ----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

    EDWARD KAYHART, a well known pioneer settler of Sherman Township, of which for many years he has been one of the leading citizens, was born on a farm in Morris County, N. J., Dec. 29, 1846, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Demouth) Kayhart. The parents were also natives of New Jersey. The father, Richard, died when the subject of this sketch was a babe of two years, and the latter subsequently resided with his mother on the farm. He had few educational opportunities, but became acquainted with agricultural work in its different branches, of which knowledge he afterwards made practical use.

    In 1869 he came to Clark County, Wis., with Wesley Vanderhoof, and was employed in the construction of the old turnpike road that ran from Neillsville north towards Greenwood. He also spent three winters in the timber woods. In 1875, Mr. Kayhart bought a tract of eighty acres in Section 15, Sherman Township, there being at that time no road in the township. He had then been a married man for five years having been united in Dec. 29, 1870, to Mary Vanderhoof, daughter of Jacob and Jane (Miller) Vanderhoof. In the following year, 1876, he and his wife moved onto the farm, taking up their residence on it in the month of May. It was covered with timber, but no buildings. They built a little log shanty, with a scoop roof, 16 by 24 feet in size, and containing one room, which stood a little west of the present seven-room residence. Later, he built a log house, 16 by 24 feet in size, with four rooms, two downstairs and two up; also a log barn. He has now good barns and other buildings. His first stock was an ox team and one cow, but he now has a herd of good cattle.

    Mr. Kayhart added to his farm until he owned five or six hundred acres, but now farms about 150 acres. He has cleared a large amount of land in his day, and has also performed other useful service as the incumbent of local offices, having served on the township board, of which he was chairman for seventeen years, and as township treasurer. He was especially instrumental in having appropriations made for the construction of good roads, which have been of great benefit to the township. Mr. Kayhart was a former shareholder in the Loyal Bank, and is vice president of the Colby Bank. He and his wife have four children: Libbie, now Mrs. Frank Durke, of Sherman Township, and Wilber, Albert and Mamie, residing at home. Mamie is the wife of Harry H. Emling of Osceola, Wis. They have one boy--Norman Edward.

  31., Family Tree ofTerry Foss.
  32. New Jersey Marriage Records.
  33. A Celebration of Legend, Fact and Spirit 1785 - 1985 (Rockaway Valley United Methodist Church; 1985), p. 13.

    "Jacob's daughter, Elizabeth, was married by David Best in 1824."

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