Buried: Rev. War Soldier John Lashbrook is buried on land where the Lashbrooks family settled when they came to Orange County. This grave is located in Setion 26 in the Northeast portion of Jackson Twp.
Service: According to family tradition, John Lashbrook and a brother were Hessian soldiers who deserted and joined the Continentals. They were mustered out in Virginia, moved to Kentucky, and eventually came to Indiana.
Source: "Veterans Buried in Orange County"
John - b. 25 Dec 1794 d. 1884
Directions: Take State Hwy 145 south of French Lick for about 4 miles or less, then turn west onto CR 450, go about 1/4 mile or less to 7876 W CR 450S to the home of Denver Emmons, 7876 W CR 450S, on the west side of the road. The grave sits up the top of the steep hill behind the house.
Contact Denver Emmons at Phone (812) 936-4294 for access to the gravesite.
"Veterans Buried in Orange County"
Jackson Twp. Sec 26 - T.1 N.-R 2 W.
Near the North boundary line of Jackson Township, on the farm where the Lashbrooks family settled when they came to Orange Co., and which yet belongs to Lashbrooks descendants, is a lone grave with sand stone marker with date 1820 cut on it, no other inscription. According to family tradition, John Lashbrooks and a brother were Hessian soldiers who left the British army and joined the Continentals, were mustered out in Virginia, went to Kentucky, and John eventually came to Indiana. However, both a William and a John are named as early settlers, and probate record show that in September, 1820, James Rodin returned a list of appraisement of property of William Lashbrooks, deceased. His name has been John William. The names John and William have been much used among descendants. John, son of the supposed soldier, was born Dec 25, 1794 and died in 1884. His mother had died after the family came to Indiana, but before they arrived in Orange Co. He is named as head of family in census of 1820, with wife, three son and two daughters He is buried at Moore's Ridge cemetery.
We want to thank Denver and Glen Emmons for taking us to and showing where the gravestone is located. Also, we want to thank Jim Lashbrook (a descendant of John Lashbrook) who lives on the Lashbrooks family property at 4989 S State Rd 145, French Lick, IN 47432, for giving us information about his ancestor and giving us directions about where the gravesite is located. We want to thank Wilma Davis of the Lost River DAR Chapter in Paoli, IN for providing us information and map about the gravesite.
Pictures and directions provide by Ed Hitchcock and Larry Hammersley who are members of the Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter in Bedford, IN. Pictures were taken on 3 November 2005.
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