|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1762|
|Death: ||May 5, 1859|
George Holman was born 11 Feb 1762, Maryland. He died 22 May 1859 and is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, removed to Elkhorn Cemetery south of Richmond, Indiana. He married Jane Rue 1757-1831. Children: Joseph; William married Rue Meek; John; Benjamin and Joel; Patsey married William Meek; Rebecca married John Woodkirk; Sarah married John Odell; Greenup married Lethe Druley; Jesse married first Nancy Galbraith, second Sarah Julian; Catherine married Adam Porter; Isaac.
Source Page 193, 194, Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, 1938.
Private Harrold's Company, George Rogers Clark's Kentucky Militia. Served under General Rogers Clark as a Private in the Kentucky Militia in his Indian Campaigns several years before the formation of the North Western Territory 1787; was captured by Simon Girty and Indians 1781 and held prisoner three and one half years. Came from Louisville, Kentucky and settled on the Banks of the Whitewater River in the vicinity of the City of Richmond, 1805.
Old Trails Echo, October 26, 1928.
"The body of George Holman, one of the first settlers of Wayne County, who was a soldier of the Revolution, was buried within a few yards of the beautiful statue of the Pioneer Mother and there it rested many years. Mr. Holman, when very young man, took part in the only battle of the Revolutionary War that was fought on Indiana soil, according to English's History of the George Rogers Clark expedition and Dunn's History of Indiana. George Holman and Richard Rue, who came to Indiana with Holman were two of that intrepid band of 180 men who were with Clark In the march from Kaskaskia to Vincennes, and participated in the capture of Fort Sackville on February 25, 1779." "I had a letter from Mrs. Ada Giffen Sherwood of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in which she said her grandfather, George Holman, who died in 1858, was buried in lot 46 in Maple Grove Cemetery. According to an estimate made by County Surveyor Gault, the northwest corner of lot 46 is about 300 feet east of Twenty-third Street and about 50 feet north of Main Street."
Elizabeth Jane Fisher Holman (1768 - 1822)*
Sarah Holman Odell (1803 - 1887)*
GPS (lat/lon): 39.75427, -84.91861
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Record added: Jul 25, 2006
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My 5x Great Grandfather, rest in peace. Thank you for your service to our country.|
Added: Feb. 23, 2014
Added: Jul. 19, 2013
A drum-roll for George Holman who fought in the Revolutionary War. Our thanks to this soldier who claimed this country for all of us.|
Lewis and Nina Roberts
Added: Aug. 25, 2011
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