Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: General Topics: Black Hawk War Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: John Richey
Posted by: Vance Hawkins (ID *****1552) Date: June 14, 2009 at 09:45:29
In Reply to: Re: John Richey by Penny of 189

Thank you for your reply. Someone in Arkansas sent a photo of the grave of John Richey, my ancestor. It had 2 stones, one military, and the military stone said he served in "Peyton's Indiana Rangers" during the War of 1812.

I looked up a website about those early day Indiana Rangers, and one place I was told that they rotated the title of "Captain" of rangers and this was more symbolic than real. He was still a "boy" really, NOT an adult -- so it made no sense he would be made a captain of militia at that time. So I thought he must have served later in life as well. But this explanation made sense to me. So I don't think he was in the Black Hawk Wars -- just wasn't sure.

Thanks for your help -- much apreciated.
Vance Hawkins


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/blackhawkwar/messages/167.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network