Died: 1842, aged 77 yrs 9 mons and 2 days
Burial: Mowrey 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
In 1776 approximately one third of the people in the thirteencolonies were still loyal to the King. Called Loyalists or ories, they were not well organized but did cause the patriots trouble.
Even manypatriots were wondering if America could survive econmonically without Britain. Some wanted a reconciliation with England not out of loyalty but because they felt a total break was unnecesary and too sudden. A great number turned against the King when it became known that he had hired 12,000 Hessian mercenaries for his American War.
Since there was never enough wool foruniforms,the patriots fought in the inadequate clothes they brought from home. There was never enough food or medical supplies. Even guns and ammunition were inshort supply.
This was the atmosphere in the thirteen colonies when Lucius Tanner chose to defend them. Why did men like Lucius Tanner and others leave homes, where theywere badly needed, and fight for a cause that many of their countrymen were against? They were obviously a special breed of strong men who later would be pioneers in unknownlands.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
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