Sunday, July 28, 2013

George ARMSTRONG Adopted by Rev. DICKERSON (1866)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 9 (August 1861 - September 1866), in March 1866 Reverend Henry L. Dickerson of Danville filed a petition to adopt George Armstrong, who was born on 5 March 1864. Armstrong's father, George Armstrong of Leesburg, Kosciusko County, Indiana, was a soldier in the 30th Indiana Infantry who had lost his wife and was not able to care for the child, and thus he had signed an indenture with Dickerson back in 1864 relinquishing the care of the infant. Dickerson had cared for the infant for 22 months and the father's whereabouts were now unknown. The court approved the petition and changed the child's name to George Dickerson.

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