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Revolutionar War Veterans, Madison Co., Indiana
Posted by: Linda (Noland) Layman (ID *****8388) Date: February 23, 2012 at 12:53:35
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I was just looking up information on my ancestor Henry Russel, who is buried in Madison County Indiana. A marker was placed at the site by the D.A.R. The sheet I printed also had the following informatio:

"Perry Swindell, Holson Cemetery, Richland Township - Perry Swindell was a native of North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War in the military forces from that state. He is recorded in Margaret Water's 'DAR Supplement,' and she mention a possible connection to Willis Swindell, another Revolutionary War veteran buried in Madison County. Perry lived near the Richland/Monroe Township border and may had had the nickname of 'Parky.' He is buried in the family plot in the southwest corner of the Holson, probably near the frave of descendant John Swindell. As pictured at left, an American Flag is placed on or near this relative's grave in honor of Perry."

"Willis Swindell, Old Vinson Cemetery, Van Buren Township" One of the oldest, most honored stones facing west in the old section is that of Willis Swindell. Willis served in Horth Carolina's militia in the latter years of the Revolutionary War. His service is recorded in th 'Supplement to the DAR Index of Patriots' He was born in Hyde County, North Carolina, in 1763, and after the Revolution, he and his family first moved to Wayne County, Indiana, and later to Van Buren "Township in Madison County. Willis lived to be eighty-eight years old. He died in 1851 and was survived by his son Ashley. Willis Swindell's stone is in excllent condition and can be read easily. His gravestone was photographed and used by the 'Anderson Herald-Bulletin' for a June 2002 article on Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Madison County. Of the 13 RW veteran's graves in Madison County, Willis Swindell's is the only one with a legible, completely intact stone on his burial plot."

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