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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

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