States: Indiana: Decatur
There is a family story about my great grandmother Millie Rebecca McKay. Her mother Hannah Crume McKay was a courier during the Civil War in Indiana, delivering messages by horseback. One night her horse shied and threw her to the ground. Millie was born prematurely that night (March 31, 1862) and was so tiny she was not expected to live. They wrapped her in a blanket and put her in a box, kept her warm on the open oven door. She survived, was very tiny but was a feisty lady and had great stamina. Was there some Civil War action going on in Indiana then or was the "Civil War" just referring to the time of her birth? Her father was William M. McKay.
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