Memorial stone in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans, IN

Born: Sept 26, 1763, Halifax County, Virginia

Died: Sept 25, 1850.

Buried: Finley Cemetery - Orleans Township, Orange County, Indiana

Service: In Halifx Co, served 3 months as sergeant in Capt Peter ROGER'S Company, Col MASON'S Virg Regiment
Discharged August 12, this service was a substitute for his brother
Samuel Enlisted May 1780; 3 months as a wagoner in Capt Paul WADDLESTON'S Company, Col RICHARDSON'S Virg Reg.
In 1781 served as orderly Sergeant in Capt James HILL'S Company
Transferred to Capt WATKIN'S Company, Col Joseph CROCKETT'S Virginia Regiment in which he was an ensign
Was at the surrender of CORWALLIS, and marched with British prisoners to Noland's Ferry on Potomac River, where he was discharged.
In 1782 served as wagoner under Major MCCRAY.

Proof: Pension S 16422

Married: Mary "Polly" Pigman b. 14 Feb 1775, Washington Co, PA d. 1835

James D:
William W:
Martha A:

Directions: Finley Cemetery is located in Section 3 of Orleans Township, Orange County. The cemetery is located in the middle of a field on the farm of Lee Perkins located southeast of Orleans near Lost River about a mile or less south of State Road 337.

The cemetery has been destroyed and there are a few stones left lying around, but we could not find any stone for William Irvine.

Rev. War Soldier David Finley is also buried in this cemetery.

Information collected by Mrs N B MAVITY, French Lick, Indiana

Pictures and information provided by Edward Hitchcock and Larry Hammersley who are members of the Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter in Bedford, IN. Pictures were taken on 18 Oct. 2005.

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