HARN, CARROLL PRATHER DUVAL
HARN, CARROLL PRATHER DUVAL (1841–1876). C. Duval Harn, Civil War veteran and statesman, was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1841, to Levi Ordendorf and Zerue Harn. Harn was educated in Maryland and served as a sailor before enlisting as a staff officer in the Confederate Army. From 1860–1863, he fought under General J.E.B. Stuart. While acting as a scout, Harn was taken prisoner and later released near the end of the war as part of an exchange. On March 15, 1865, he married Sarah E. Mills in Stanardsville, Virginia. The couple settled in Texas and had two children. Their son Carroll Duval Harn was born on December 21, 1865, in Fort Bend, Texas. Two years later, their daughter Elizabeth M. Harn was born on November 20, in Gordonsville, Virginia. In 1869, Harn acted as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention on behalf of Grimes, Madison, and Walker Counties. He was elected to the Twelfth Texas Legislature in 1870, representing Grimes County. Harn died in Navasota on October 17, 1876, of complications caused by typhoid fever.
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