Born:Aug 8, 1758
Died: May 1840
Burial: He is buried in the Burk Plot at Vanderbur Cemetery. On his stone is a delicate carved rose. The stone gives us the information Henry Burj son of Thomas Burk, was born in Virginia Aug 8, 1758 and died May 1840 Decatur County, Indiana.
Service: He volunteerd and served as a private in the Virginia Milita.
(The first portrait of George Washington, painted in 1772, showed him as colonel wearing rgw uniform of the Virginia Militia). The Virginia Militia played an important part in the colonies fight for Independence.
Information courtesy of John and Marty Green of Indiana.
This information came from "Revolutionary War Veterans buried in Decatur County".
The Decatur Bicenteennial Committee takes great pride in helping with the piblishing of this pertinent series of articles. The committe feels these fatcs concerning Decatur County's Revolutionary War Soldiers are a very important part our our county's history. Every effort should be made to preserve our heritage, and this record will certainly be of great help.
Signed by Mr and Mrs Van P. Patterson,
co-chairmen, Decatur County
This series of headstones and records of the Revolutionary War Veterans buried in Decatur County was started in July 1975, by Smith Monument Works as their project for the bicentennial.
The series would have been impossible wwithout the records kept by the Lone Tree Chapter, D.A.R.
We at Smith Mounment Works would like, once again, to express appreciation to the Lone Tree Chapter D.A.R. for their dedication to the presevation of the history of Decatur County.
We would also like to thank the Bicentennial Commission for preserving this series in booklet form.
Patricia Smith, James F Smith
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
Henry Burk was 16 years old when the news of Lexington and Concord swept the colonies. One wonders how the young man reacted when the news reached his family in Virginia.
After the war Henry Burk came to Decatur County and settled in what is now known as Marion Township, near Burk's Chapel (Methoddist). Directions:
Indiana War Graves Index - Clarence Cook Chapter SAR, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana State Society SAR Homepage