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Col Luke Decker
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Birth: 1760
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
Death: 1825
Vincennes
Knox County
Indiana, USA

Luke Decker joined the VA militia at age 18.

Was born about 1760 Hampshire County, Virginia.
Died about Mar 1825
Married first to Sarah Harkness.
Children: Isaac married Barbara Kuykendall.
Second wife Trenny Claypool died Jun 1849, St. Clair County, Illinois, aged 66.

Source Page 118, Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, 1938.

A resolution adopted 4 Dec 1811 by the House of Rep. re; the Battle of Tippecanoe:
"Resolved, by the House of Rep. of the Indiana Territory, That the thanks of this House be presented to Col. Luke Decker and Col. Joseph Bartholomew, the officers, the non-commissioned officers, and men composing the militia corps under their command, together with the officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers composing the volunteer militia corps from the State of Kentucky, for the distinguished valor, heroism, and bravery displayed by them in the brilliant battle fought with the Shawnee Prophet and his confederates on the morning of the 7th of Nov, 1811, by the army under command of His Excellency, William Henry Harrison."

Luke's will left bequests to John & Asa (his sons), and to 2nd wife, Trenny (Claypoole) Decker, he left a farm in St. Clair Co, IL, "for her use in rearing the small children had by her."

Married 1st: Sarah Harness 1783
Married 2nd: Trenny Claypoole 18 Dec 1807 Knox Co IN
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Trenny Claypoole Decker (1786 - 1850)
  Sarah Harness Decker (1768 - 1806)*
 
 Children:
  Hiram M Decker (1794 - 1863)*
  Eleanor/Ellen Decker Turbett (1807 - 1876)*
  William Decker (1809 - 1849)*
  Jeremiah Decker (1814 - 1882)*
  Absolon R. Decker (1817 - 1851)*
  Abner Decker (1819 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Decker Graveyard
Knox County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: bstahl
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75996053
 

Blessings 4th great grandfather...
- bstahl
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014

- CJS
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
 
 
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