Burial: Milford Cemetery, Decatur County, Indiana
His headstone states:
It is the originalGoveremnt marker design with the sunken shield and raised letters.
Information courtesy of John and Marty Green of Indiana.
This information came from "Revolutionary War Veterans buried in Decatur County".
The Decatur Bicentennial 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
After takking part in this country'sfight for Independence, James Crawford settled in Clay Twnship.
Milford ( originally called Needmore) is the oldest town in Clay Township and the areais richin history. It figured in fiction when Smiley Fowler, who lived inMilford from 1897 until 1910, collaborated with George C. Eggleston in the latter's novel, "Jack Shelby". It was also the setting for Mr Fowler's novel,"Judge Wennell Lied," which has some delightful anecdotes concerning Milford.
The Crister Water Mill, built in 1826, was in operation for around one hundred years. There was a carding mill at one time and the first tannery in the county, furnising all the leather goods for Decatur County, was located there. The first blacksmith, "Jackie" Henderson, ironed the first wagon in the county.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
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