The purpose of this book is to bring into one volume the various records pertaining to Revolutionary War soldiers who have ties to Ripley County, Indiana. Included are Ripley County inhabitants who have not previously been identified as having served in the Revolutionary War. This volume provides (when available) evidence that places patriots in Ripley County and proves (or disproves) each soldier’s Revolutionary War service.
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.
Several dozen sources were consulted to determine the service of these Revolutionary soldiers and each source is cited. The author searched through county court ledgers, followed leads from previously published lists and county histories, and consulted pension records located at the National Archives, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution ancestor records, Revolutionary War muster and payroll records, and dozens of other published records.
The focus of this work is not genealogy; however, any genealogical information found in the source material has been included. This is also a useful guide for readers interested in joining lineage societies such as DAR, SAR, CAR, First Families of Indiana, and others. Three appendices complete this work.
Marlene Jan McDerment
2017, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 402 pp.