Revolutionary Soldiers and the Wives of Soldiers with ties to Switzerland County, Indiana - Marlene Jan McDerment. The purpose of this book is to bring into one volume the various records pertaining to the Revolutionary War soldiers and widows of soldiers who have ties to Switzerland County, Indiana. Included are Switzerland County inhabitants who have not previously been identified as having served in the Revolutionary War. Recognition is given to the widows who settled in Switzerland County after the death of the widow’s soldier husband. There are ninety-eight soldiers who lived in Switzerland County, four other soldiers who had ties to Switzerland County, and eight men listed in earlier compilations that either did not live in the county or did not serve in the Revolutionary War. Records compiled for all of these men and women are included in this volume.
Entries are alphabetically arranged by surname of the patriot and include: the full name of the patriot, date and place of birth, name of spouse(s), service state(s), service description, rank, proof of service, pension application number, residences, place of death and burial, and other information, followed by abstracts of original documents, such as the pension application, the final payment voucher, land records, census records and more. In order to trace the county’s earliest settlers, the author consulted the land records of the Northwest Territory, State of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Switzerland County, Indiana, as some of these individuals settled (squatted) in the current Switzerland County area when it was still a part of the Northwest Territory. Several dozen sources were examined to determine the service of these Revolutionary soldiers. Citation of each source is identified in these pages.
The focus of this work is not genealogy; however, any genealogical information found in the source material has been included. Three appendices complete this work: a list of soldiers and state(s) of service, a list of Revolutionary War soldiers who lived in Switzerland County, and “Interesting observations discovered during compilation of this work.”
2013, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 542 pp.
101-M5477 ISBN: 0788454773