Area and Chapter History

April 15, 1905, the chapter was organized and named for an American Revolutionary ancestor of the organizing regent, Mrs. Nannie L. Ross. September 2, 1905, the General James Cox Chapter became the 20th chapter to be issued a Charter in Indiana. April 16, 2005, the 100th anniversary was celebrated at the Seiberling Mansion and Elliott House. The Indiana General Assembly honored the 100th anniversary and Mayor Matt McKillip declared "General James Cox DAR Day in Kokomo." Flag Day 2007, the chapter honored the organizing regent with a ceremony at her grave in Crown Point Cemetery.

Nannie Ross Tombstone

Revolutionary Soldiers of Howard County

Abner Clark was born July 7, 1763 in North Carolina and mustered for duty on February 6, 1778. Clark served in a North Carolina battalion and eventually was a member of Washington’s forces. After the war, he moved to Crawfordsville, Cass County and finally Howard County. He died at age 84 on October 15, 1847 and is buried at Oak Mound Cemetery, Ervin Township behind Ridenour’s farm, 550 North 12089 West. The General James Cox Chapter marked his grave on May 22, 1977.

John O. Gullion was born on April 28, 1762 in Pennsylvania and enlisted in April or May of 1776. Gullion served in many companies and survived battles at Long Island, Fort Sandusky, and St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Rivers to name a few. He moved to Howard County with his daughter Susan and son Tom. He died at the age of 90 and is buried at Twin Springs, Harrison Township, 80 South 500 West.

Isaac Wright was born June 13, 1764 in South Carolina. He was a Soldier and Wagoneer and served under Captain Johnson, Captain Beals, and Colonel Samuel Hammond. His wife was Susannah Haworth. He died February 20, 1844 and is buried at New London Friends Cemetery.

In addition, the Sons of the American Revolution recognize Reuben P. Ide who is buried at New London Friends Cemetery. Three others who are believed to be Revolutionary Patriots are buried in Howard County. They are Walker, Poplar Grove; Barngrover, field off New London Road, two miles southwest of Kokomo and Marion Brown, Russiaville.

A Real Daughter (of a Revolutionary War soldier/patriot) is also buried in Howard County. Mary Forbes Gano Bryan Cobb, born January 11, 1803, is buried at New London Friends Cemetery. Mary is the daughter of Daniel Gano who served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain. She joined the Captain Henry Vanderburgh Chapter of DAR in Evansville in May 1899 at the age of 95. She died at the home of her great granddaughter near Russiaville, Indiana, September 4, 1903. The Captain Henry Vanderburgh Chapter marked her grave at New London on April 25, 2010. A reception followed sponsored by Vanderburgh and General James Cox chapters.