|Famous painting of the Battle of Brandywine Creek|
By the time Indiana was being settled in large numbers, the age of Revolutionaries was approaching eighty years old which is why the Hoosier state became home, and the final resting place, to very few Patriots engaged in fighting the British. But in following Mary and her son, George, I found that she moved on to Indiana to live with her aging parents who came in about 1829 to Tippecanoe County. Her father, Christopher, and mother, Elizabeth Packer Whitteberry had made a homestead in their 70s. Recently I found their humble grave sites in rural southeastern Tippecanoe County. And I learned that Christopher Whitteberry, at the age of 17, fought in the Revolution.
|Patriot Christopher Whitteberry's gravestone in Tippecanoe County, IN|