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  •  I have family history there too (1+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne

    I've traced my family back to Madison County in 1812. Of course that is after these events, but still during the War of 1812.

    "A man who won't die for something isn't fit to live." -MLK

    by gjohnsit on Sun Nov 05, 2006 at 09:37:22 AM PST

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    •  Indiana? (0+ / 0-)

      If you had family in Madison Co IN in 1812, they could very well have been Native American.  The Battle of Tippecanoe was in Fall 1811  (I had kinfolk there, see my reply to my other responder for the story.)

      Current Madison Co IN, at that time, was still a 'safe zone' for 'peaceful' Indians -- a mixed group, from many fragmented tribes, lots of Shawnee & Delaware.  Chief Anderson (Anderson IN named for him) had worked out an agreement that those who swore not to fight Americans could live in that part of Indiana.  That promise was kept until Jackson's INdian Removal -- then those who were still identified as 'Indian' were sent west.

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