Adams County, Indiana

There are three known Revoluntionary War veterans who are believed to have settled in Adams County and died here:
Thomas Archbold, George Ball and George Emory. There may have been others.

born: 1755 Crooked Billet, Chester, Pennsylvania
died: 17 Mar 1837, Decatur, Adams, Indiana
buried: Reynolds Cemetery, Root Township, Adams, Indiana (has tombstone photos)
service: enlisted in July, 1777; served five months as a private under Samuel Shannon
enlisted in 1778; served eight months as a private under Shannon and two months under Bell in Pennsylvania
wounded in the Battle of Brandywine
married: 1) Mary Kent in 1780 in Chester, PA., daughter of Absalom Kent and Ann Nancy. She was born 1760 in Chester Co., PA and died Sept. 30, 1826 in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio.
children: Patrick, Sarah Ann, Sabertha, Rebecca, Martha, William, and Thomas
2) Mary Ligett on 1/5/1826 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio

born: 1751 in lower Maryland
died: May 8, 1834 in Root Township, Adams, Indiana
buried: probably Reynolds Cemetery, Root Township, Adams, Indiana (no stone found)
service: enlisted 8/1/1776 in Capt. Philip Maroney's Co., Col. Shryock's Maryland Regt.
enlisted 1877 as sergeant in Capt. Ralph Hilliary's Co., Col Baker Johnson's Regt.
two months of guarding prisoners and two more months guarding the magazine in Frederickstown

born: 2 October 1752 in Frederick Co, Virginia
died: 3 July 1841 in Adams Co, Indiana
buried: Loofburrow Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Adams, Indiana (has tombstone photo)
service: enlisted April, 1777 as quartermaster in Col. Andrew Russell's Regt.
wintered at Valley Forge
enlisted 1780 as quartermaster in Capt. Thomas Respass Co
engaged in housing soldiers until the troops were disbanded in 1783
children: Elizabeth Lownes, Margaret Page, Olivia Shepherd, Stephen, Thomas, Celina Kingrey, and Andrews J
According to "Inscriptions from Miscelaneous Cemeteries in Adams County Indiana" by Electra Lochner
George Emery, Capt. Col Smallwoods Regt. Revolutionary War; Born Oct 2, 1752; Died July 3, 1841, age 88 yrs, 9 mo.

Daughter of the American Revolution - national organization
Indiana DAR
Antoine Rivarre Chapter, Decatur - no website
Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, Fort Wayne
Isaac Van Wart Chapter, Van Wert, OH - no website

National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
Indiana Society SAR

updated 1/31/2018

Adams County Biographies


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