Born: Sept 11, 1765 Rockingham County, Virginia
Died: July 2, 1821
Burial: New Trenton Cemetery, located on the north edge of New Trenton, Whitewater Township, Franklin County,Indiana.
This particular cemetery can not be seen fromthe road yet it is so close. As you travel North on US Hwy 52 through New Trenton,you start down a small incline with a couple modular homes on your right, you see a driveway going up into some people property. The cemetery is just to the side of their backyard. At the driveway there is telephone pole number F957RE, just as you pass this drive St Peters Road will be on your left.
Service:REVOLUTIONARY WAR INFO
4TH CAVLRY (77TH) REGIMENT.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS PATRIOT
I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
Directions: Whetzel / McKenzie Cemetery
Our Soldiers and Sailors
Who Fought For Freedom.
From Our City and Our Heroes, by A. S. Chapman, 1908.
Original booklet held at the Jefferson County Historical Society
G.A.R. Collection MC-26.
From this site: http://www.indyofficespace.com/market_history.html
History of Indianapolis
"The Crossroads of America"
Indianapolis 160 years ago was a lone cabin in a virgin forest. Today, it is a fast-growing metropolis…a highly diversified and vitally-important industrial city in the midst of a vast rich agricultural region.
It is a typically American city in a typically American state…the physical, political, economic, and cultural capital of a great commonwealth…a city proud and grateful for its heritage, industrious, ambitious, and confident of a glowing destiny.
About Indianapolis there is no element of circumstance either in the selection of its site or the design for the original town. And today, as from the beginning, it is a city planned in its development.
The first settlers came here in the spring of 1820. They located at or near the confluence of Fall Creek and White River. A few years earlier trader William Conner had established a thriving trading post (now restored) a few miles northeast, but it was to the south of Fall Creek that pioneers, pressing into the new state, directed their course from Connersville, Andersontown, and other older towns. Andersontown was a village of the Delaware Indians.
Jacob Whetzel and his son came from Andersontown after gaining permission from ruling Chief Anderson to blaze a trail to the mouth of Fall Creek. The white man's treaty with Chief Anderson had given the venerable Delaware control over the entire area for one full year, and Whetzel was meticulous in his determination to observe the treaty...
The information gathered on this site from Paula His name came up review Morgan County Indiana Cemetery records.
Anyone having information on this Soldier whether it be the Revolutionary War or maybe the War of 1812, pleasse contact Stephen D. Franklin
Indiana War Graves Index - Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR, Bedford, Indiana
The Indiana State Society SAR Homepage