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Major Isaac Stewart 1792-1863 by Laura Stewart Civey

Updated April 8, 2002

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Isaac Stewart b. 1792 d. 1863 was one of the pioneer settlers of New Albany and Greenville,IN.Indiana Militita: 28th Regiment, Captian,Dec. 10, 1819; Major, June 4, 1821. He was Major of the Home Guards in the first settlement of New Albany ,In. Floyd Co.,In. was formed Jan. 1819 from Clark & Harrison Co's.,In. Isaac was a very successful businessman, merchant, and politician also. Commissioner's meeting Feb 9,1819,ordered that Isaac Stewart of Greenville be appointed Lister of the County of Floyd for year 1819. He was a member of the Indiana General Assembly as follows: 1828-29,1838-39,1839-40 from Floyd Co.
Isaac & Susan's Bible now in possession of the author, Laura Stewart Civey. Bought by their son, George Washington Stewart in 1826 with the first money he earned and presented to his mother, Susan Chewksbury Winn Redman Stewart. This was written in the Bible. This Bible was in a flooded basement in the Ohio River Flood of 1884 in New Albany, Indiana. This Bible was given to their son, Marion Clinton Stewart & his new bride, in 1853.
His descendants are eligible for membership in Society of Indiana Pioneers. Documentation may be found in "History of Greene and Sullivan Counties 1884 pp.608-609, p.624, p.721.; History of the Ohio Falls Cities and their Counties 1882 p. 234 and 278, pp. 282-284, pp.295-297.; Executive proceedings of the State of Indiana, 1816 to 1836, p. 120 & p.174."
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