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Born: about 1754, near Burlington, New Jersey

Died: Sept 8 1846

Burial: probably in Old Slinkard Cemetery, Cass Township, Greene County, Indiana

Service: Served as private in N.C. troops as follows:

Oct 1779, 5 months Capt John DONALD'S Co, Col John LOCKE'S REGT

July 1780, 3 months in Capt Peter O'NEIL'S Co, under Col PAISLEY and
was in the Battle of Camden

Oct 1780, 3 months in Capt James ROBINSON'S Co in Col John LITTRELL'S Regt

1781, 2 months in Capt Thomas DUGAN'S Company.


Claim W 11127

EGAN V.2:262

DAR Application: 373618

O B I:307

Married: (1st) wife abt 1787 ,name Unknown.

Married: (2nd) Mary WARD, April 2, 1829 Martin County, Indiana


Joseph Jr: Born 1789, married Cecille RUSSELL July 26, 1823.

Reuben: Born 1792 married Elizabeth SEINS Sept 12, 1826

Lydia: Born 1793 married Jeptha HARDISTA April 4, 1815

Rebecca: Born 1796 married James DUNN Aug 23, 1823

Polly: Born 1797 married James DAVIDSON Feb 4, 1826

Matilda: Born 1802 married John ROBERTS Nov 15, 1824

Hannah: Born April 3, 1804 married (1st) 1817 ___ MORRIS,
married (2nd) David SEARS Oct 7, 1824

Rachel: Born 1806 married John HASTINGS

John: Born 1807 married Mary NEEL Feb 6 1827

James: Born 1808 married Abner WARD Oct 1, 1829

Information was collect by Mrs Roy BOGNER, Washington,Indiana

On Aug 1990 the source book for Patriots buried in Indiana, compiled and edited by Mr Marion H MILLER information on the children and some references.


Photos and Directions courtesy of Edward HITCHCOCK and neighbor Mr Blaine DECKARD, member of the Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter of Bedford, Indiana.

Rev War soldiers David WESNER and Joseph REANY (REINEY) are believed to be buried in this cemetery. When searching for the gravesites, no identifiable stones or markers could be found. Lots of stones are missing as you can see in the pictures. Even though descedants of David WESNER put up a new stone for him in 1961 it too can not be found.

This cemetery is located south of Newberry, Indiana in Section 36
of Cass Township, Greene County, Indiana.

Going south on US Hwy 231 in Newberry, turn left or east onto CR 675S and go past town hall and fire station for a very short distance and turn right or south go about one miles or less, turn right or west onto CR 775S and the cemetery is located at that intersection on the right.

Anyone with information may contact Stephen D Franklin

Indiana War Graves Index - Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR, Bedford, Indiana SAR
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