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Died: July 13, 1849, aged 88 years, 10 months and 12 days.
Burial: Springhill Cemetery, Fugit Township, Decatur County, Indiana. Has Stone.
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 publishing of this pertinent series of articles. The committee 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 without 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
Thomas Martin turned 16 years of age in 1776, old enough to bear the gun of the revolutionist. That year, Thomas PAINE published, "Common Sense", the first important demand for complete independence. The article was published 10 days after the British burned the Virginia Port of Norfolk.
The war came and with it some black hours of discouragement for Americans. In an atempt to boost the morale of the people, Thomas PAINE wrote, "The Crisis", which began, "These are the times that try men's souls..If there must be trouble,let it be inmy day, that my child may have peace."
Thomas MARTIN fought for American freedom and later settled in Decatur County,Indiana. The memorial marking his grave in Springhill Cemetery has a Weeping Willow Tree carved at the top. It is a symbol for bereavement. Being handcarved, there are never two just alike. Even today, the true stonecarver leaves his own individual touch on his carvings. The rope, beades and reels, just under the tree, are an adaption of a design used during the Renaissance. The quarter circle flutings are Colonial.
Directions: Springhill Cemetery
Indiana War Graves Index - Clarence Cook Chapter SAR, Indianapolis, Indiana
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