1847 Mexican War Deaths from Switzerland County, Indiana

The following is a transcription from
“Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999,” Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9045 : accessed 11 Aug 2017); Switzerland > Probate Order Book, 1841-1843; Probate Order Book, 1843-1849; Probate Order Book, 1849-1853 > image 281, p. 340.

August 1847 Term

Be it remembered that on this 10th day of August 1847 Come Jane Terry and Exhibited Satisfictory proof before the Probate Court for the County of Switzerland in the State of Indiana by the affidavits of John Gray and William Gray that She Jane Terry is the mother of William Terry who was a private in Company D Commanded by Captain Scott Carter in the third Regiment of Indiana foot Volunteers Commanded by Colonel James H. Lane, and who died while in the line of his duty in the service of the United States at Metamoris in Mexico in the month of November 1847[1846] That said William Terry left no widow, Child or Children or father.

In the matter of the Death of Wilson Huston.
Be it remembered that on the 10th day of Augt 1847 Come William W Huston and Exhibited Satisfectory proof before the Probate Court of Switzerland County in the State of Indiana now sitting, by the affidavit of William Price and Jesse Teats. That said William W. Huston is the fath[er] of Wilson Houston who was a private in Company D Commanded by Captain Scott Carter, in the 3rd Regiment of Indiana foot Volunteers Commanded by Colonel James H Lane, and who was killed in the Battle of Buena Vesta in Mexico on the 23rd day of February 1847 that the said Wilson Huston left no Widow or Children.

In the matter of the Death of Edward Detraz.
Be it remembered that on the 10th day of Augt 1847 John Detraz Exhibited satisfectory proof before the Probate Court for the County of Switzerland County in the State of Indiana, by the affidavit of Benjamin Detraz, & George Kysler. That said John Detraz is the father of Edward Detraz, in the 3rd Regiment of Indiana foot Volunteers Commanded by Colenl James H Lane and who died while in the line of his duty in the service of the United States at Saltillo in Mexico on or about the 21st day of March 1847 that said Edward Detraz left no widow or Children.

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