Hagey, John E.

Section 28.4

ID # 280352

 

Replacement Marker

 

John E. Hagey

1748 1841

Born in Strasburg, Alsace, went to France 1777. Came

to America with Genera Lafayette.  Chosen as a companion

and later a body guard for the General. Served in the

French Light Horse and became famous in the Battle

Of White Plains and the Siege of Yorktown and was dis-

charged at Newcastle, N. Y. Went to Harrisburg, Pa.

Became a U.S. Citizen.  Married Catherine Ault. Migrated

to Greensboro, N.C. Moved to Knoxville, Tenn. and

then to Nashville where he lived the remainder of

his life.  In 1825, his work took him to Huntsville, Ala.

for a short period. While there he learned his old

General was to visit Nashville.  He walked over 100

Miles to see Gen. Lafayette 44 years after his dis-

charge.  He was 77 at the time. Arrived at Nashville

while the parade was in progress.  Placing himself

Properly as the General approached, Mr. Hagey

bowed before him.  Arose and was recognized and

emotionally embraced by Lafayette.  The crowd was

moved to tears. John Hagey was member of

McKendree M. E. Church.  A devout Christian. He died

In the Faith July 13, 1841. Was

given a military funeral attended by 5000 people.

Laid to rest 4 p.m. 7-14-1841.

                    Asleep in Jesus

 

This Marker by Dwight Bennett RRI Kokomo, Ind.

Great-great-great grandson of John E. Hagey.

 

Recorded 2005

 

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