Great thread. I really appreciate it.
I have forebears who were veterans of the Revolution, some buried in KY, and MO, and IL, and as far west as Iowa and Nebraska.
It’s amazing that one man could have known Washington, fought in the Revolution, and lived three years beyond the Civil War. Astounding.
And the fact that he moved far out onto the frontier just so he could vote is remarkable.
This Revolutionary War veteran died in March 1868. When I was a child I knew a woman who was born in February 1869 and lived into her 90s (the mother of a friend of my grandmother’s)—she was born less than one year after this man’s death and when Lincoln would have been President if he had not been assassinated.