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Born: 1756, Maryland

Died: 1838 , at age 82.

Burial: Springhill Cemetery, Decatur County, Indiana
MArking the palce of Thomas Meek's burial in Springhill Cemetery is a memorial with beautifully hand carved letters. The rounds on the top ends and center are of no symbolic significance, but used as a decorative touch in that era. Memorialists then, as many today, were skilled craftsmen, their pride in their work is evident.

When Thomas Meek was 56 years old, he saw his country's freedom threaten by the War of 1812. This time, his son Adam answered his country's call.





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
Bicentennial Committe.

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

When Thomas Meek was born, George II sat on the throne of England. Four years later, his grandson George III who was to lose the American Colonies, ascended the throne.

In the Revolutionary War, Thomas Meek served in the Commisary Dept, having chrage of a wagon train. Wagon trains carried despartly needed supplies between the colonies. Later they were to carry pioneers across America. The D.A.R. erected the "Madonna of the Trail" statues along the "Old Trails Road", as a tribute to the pioneer mothers, who along with their families and all their possesions, trekked westward in the wagon trains. The trail started in Maryland.



Indiana War Graves Index - Clarence Cook Chapter SAR, Indianapolis, Indiana
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