Burial: Sandcreek Cemetery, Decatur County, Indiana
Theinscription on the headstone marking his grave in Sandcreek Cemetery gives us this information:
died Aug 19, 1849
aged 88 yrs 6 months 13 days
a Revolutionary Soldier
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
There are two Joseph Norris's buried in decatur County who fought in the Revolutionary War.
Joseph Norris, Sr, was orn Feb 6, 1725 Hartford County, Maryland. He served the thirteen colonies as a patriott and took the oath of Fidelity and Allegiance in Maryland in 1778. He died sometime after 1780 and is buried in Greensburg.
HOWVER, Joseph Norris, who memorial is pictures above, was also born in Maryland in 1761.
He enlisted for duty in the war at the age of sixteen and served until the end of the war.
In 1777, about this year, men were beginning to sign up for service after the winter season. Two hundred years ago this year, they were asked to sign up for three years or the duration of the war. The bloodiest battles were yet to come for the men who were fighting for our freedom from tyranny and oppression.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
Indiana War Graves Index - Clarence Cook Chapter SAR, Indianapolis, Indiana
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