Born: August 31, 1828, Ithaca, New York.
Died: January 1, 1919, Mount Vernon, Iowa.
Buried: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Iowa.
Hartsough was the husband of Isabella Mar Cornish.
He graduated from Cazenovia Seminary, New York, in 1852. He was ordained a Methodist minister in 1853, and joined the Oneida Conference in New York.
Around 1868, he moved west for health reasons, becoming superintendent of the Utah Mission, then presiding elder of the Wyoming District. About the same time, he served as musical editor for Joseph Hillman’s Revivalist.
In 1871, Hartsough became pastor of the Methodist church in Epworth, Iowa. He transferred to the Northwest Iowa Conference in 1874, and retired in 1895.