JOHN O GULLION
Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Decatur County, Indiana
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
Orginally from Virginia,local legends claims that John O. Gullion was the first settler in Adams Township. The township hasbeen cut down in size three times. First when Clay Township was formed and second when Clinton Township was formed and third when two sectins were added to Washington Township.
Quoting from HArding's History, John O Gullion was said to have been "shot through the cheek and mouth in battles of the Revolutionary War. It is believed he visited the country above Big Flatrock in the fall of 1818 building a "shanty" and clearing some land in the bottom near where Michigan Road crosses the stream". In 1819 he moved his family from Switzerland County and took up permanent residence.
Whatever he may have undergone amid the rugged scenes of America's struggle for freedom from Foreign oppression, the body of J. O. Gullion now lies in peace and scenic beauty on a wooded hill overlooking Clifty Creek, near Shiloh Cemetery, on the Spillman Farm.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
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