Born: near Fredricksburg, Virginiabr>
Burial: Clarksburg Cemetery (well maintained cemetery), Fugit Township, 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
He fought in the American Revolution and is said to have also been in the War of 1812
A month after Mr Silva died, Luther A Donnell (also from Fugit Township) was tried and convicted for helping slaves escape. The Indiana Supreme Court declared the conviction erroneous. Donnell's father, Thomas Donnell had fought in the Revolutionary War.
Fugit Township is one of the original three townships laid off in May 1822.
The first election there was held the same year in the home of Thomas Thorp. In the presidential election of 1832, 56 persons voted and the majority preferred Henry Clay over Andrew Jackson.
Clarksburg was laid out as a town in 1832 andis one of theoldest towns in the county.
Records are not clear on the role George Silva on the early events of Decatur County. but he and others like him wrote their names idelibly on the hearts of Americans for generations born and yet born.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
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