Died: March 28, 1847 - aged 94 yeras
Burial: Sandcreek 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
John Prichard fought for American Independence as a private in a company under Capt DOUGLAS and the Regt of Col MATHEWS on the Virginia Line.
When he came to Decatur County he probably settled in what later became Sand Creek Township. In its original boundaries, Sand Creek Township was much larger than it is now. Originally it included the townships of Sand Creek, Jackson, Martin and a portion of Salt Creek.
The year Mr Prichard died, S Stewart was the drugist: G.W. New, a physician; John S Scoby and Philender Hamilton were attorneys, Hamilton had an office on the east side of the square in the Stevens Bldg and Scoby was Prosecuting Attorney. Miss Camilla Thomson taught reading, writing, art, English, grammar and geography at $2.00 per session of 12 weeks in the Presbyterian Church. Richard Talbott was sheriff and the Greensburg Repository posted a list of letters remaining in thepost office and stated that if not taken out in 3 months, they would bereturned to the Gen Post Office as dead letters.
JohnPrichard was born as a subject of King George,he fought for freedom for the 13 colonies and lived to see his country becoming powerful, expanding to embrace territories across the North American Continent.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
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