Born: Oct 17761 in North Carolina
Burial:Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Decatur County, Indiana.
Has a military marker, marking his grave with all the squared raised letters. It was in Feb 1870 that Congress authorized the furnishing of headstones for graves pf veterans inprivate, village and city cemeteries, the same manneras for those of national cemeteries.
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
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
He was 2 yearsold when the Frenc and Indiana War ended, 5 years old when the Stanp Act was repealed. He was 14 when Congress urged the colonies toput their militia in a state of preparedness.
At age 16, he enlsied in the service and served until 1781, under Capt J CLARK and Cols. DUGAN and Anthony SHARP.
Indiana War Graves Index - Clarence Cook Chapter SAR, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana State Society SAR Homepage