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Rockville, IN 47872-1716
Phone: (765) 569-3422
Hi, My name is Sharon Wick
I am the Creator of Ohio Genealogy Express, however
I have ties in some counties in Indiana and other states.
I have decided to put my research data online for all others
in theses areas to see.
In Parke County, my family is mostly from the
Rockhill, Montezuma, Reserve Township areas.
I will be putting detailed information on here
for Parke County, Indiana
Thanks for visiting.
Parke County was formed in 1821. It was named for Capt.
Benjamin Parke, who commanded a troop of light Dragoons at the
Battle of Tippecanoe. Parke was a delegate of Indiana Territory to
the U.S. Congress. In 1821, he was U.S. District Judge for Indiana.
For History of Parke County, Indiana -
CLICK HERE in process
FREE GENEALOGY RESEARCH is My MISSION
This Webpage has been created by Sharon Wick exclusively for
Genealogy Express ©2008
Submitters retain all copyrights
NOTE: A dragoon is a
soldier intended primarily to fight on foot but trained also in
horse riding and cavalry combat, especially during the late 17th and
early 18th centuries when dragoon regiments were established in most
European armies. During the later 18th century and the
Napoleonic Wars the majority of such units evolved into conventional
medium and sometimes light cavalry.
The word "dragoon" is derived from the French Army
designation dragon which itself was originally the name of a type of
firearm (whose name means dragon) carried by French dragoons.
In French and Spanish there is no distinction between the words
dragoon and dragon.