I need to know how Isaac Lathrop came to be buried in Indiana.

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WikiTree profile: Isaac Lathrop
in Genealogy Help by Carla Geno G2G Rookie (250 points)
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Birthdate?

WIfe's name?

Birth place?
by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (164k points)
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His profile explains that he settled in Indiana.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
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Isaac Lathrop served for nine months during the American Revolutionary War when he was 16 years old.  According to his RW service pension application, Isaac Lathrop moved from New York to Madison County, Indiana in Nov. of 1834.  Isaac then moved to Clark County, Illinois where his pension deposition was recorded.  It doesn't say why he moved to the mid-west.

Many RW patriots were given land as compensation for their service in the mid-western states of Indiana and Ohio.  I have been told there are more graves of RW patriots located in Indiana than all the other states in the US.  I don't know if this is true.  That is just what I have been told other SAR members.
by Craig Ferguson G2G1 (1.8k points)
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Here is information from Isaac's Rev. War pension file.(NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files. Roll 1529. New York, Pension Number: R. 6181. Accessed at Fold3.com, 2 July 2016)

On the pension application he filed on 27 Oct 1835, Isaac said that he was born in June 1766 in Duchess County, New York, and that he was 69 years old "June past." (He said his birth was recorded in his father's family bible, which was then in Isaac's possession.)  At the time he made his application, he was living in Clark County, Illinois. 

He entered military service May 1782 (probably the 2nd of May), a month before he turned 16.  He said that the militia unit that his father was in needed another man. He entered service at a place called New Brittan, NY, but is now called Canaan. The officers of his unit were Capt. Ebenezer Cady, Lt. Sluman Walttes(sp?) and Ensign Ezra Davis, and he was in a regiment commanded by Col. Waterman, Major Martin Bebee, and possibly Maj. Nathan Warner.  They marched to Red Hook and then to Fish Kill.  He went home when his 9 month term of service expired. Although he was given a discharge paper, he couldn't recall what happened to it.

After the War he resided in NY. "Sixteen years ago come November next" he removed to Madison, Indiana, where he remained for 3 years. From there he removed to Clark County, Illinois, where he had been ever since.

There was apparently no Roll of service for the New York militia, and Isaac's application was suspended for further proof.

There was an Isaac Lathrop from New York who served for 24 days from 8 Dec 1776 to 31 Dec 1776 in Capt. Josiah Keith's company, Col. Daggett's regiment in Massachusetts, He died in Clark County, Illinois in 1843, and he applied for a pension from Clark County, Illinois.  That Isaac was from Easton, Massachusetts, and marched to Rhode Island. It doesn't sound like these are the same men.(''Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War,'' Vol. IX, page 541 Mass Soldiers)

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
edited by Vic Watt

I just updated patriot Isaac Lathrop's military service bio. and included information about his rejected RW service pension application and added references.  Because Isaac Lathrop (my 5th great granduncle) was an honorable man I believe his story and I'm not surprised that his service was apparently not documented on his company muster rolls, perhaps because he served before his legal age of majority of 18.  Isaac's father, grandfather and at least six uncles served under the command of Col. William Whiting's Seventeenth (King's District) Regiment based in Columbia County, NY.

Apparently, the SAR society approved a membership application of at least one of Isaac Lathrop descendants.  It would be interesting to me to be able to communicate with this fellow SAR member to learn how he managed to qualify his application. Perhaps he has some other proof of Isaac's service for our freedom.

Lastly,  I was confused reading about the RW service of this other Isaac Lothrop from MA.  I'm pretty certain he was not the same Isaac Lathrop from New York.  It looks like the author of the book about RW patriots who lived in Illinois was also confused.

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There were several Lathrops in Madison Indiana. Several are buried in Springdale. A Lathrop married a Crozier and that is how I became related. Issac to Lyman Gould Lathrop to Minerva Jane Lathrop.
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