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    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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