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John Landiss

John Landiss

Male 1799 - 1892  (92 years)

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  • Name John Landiss 
    Born 7 Feb 1799  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1892  English, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7848  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 

    Father John Landiss,   b. 1764, Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Henderson,   b. Abt 1770 
    Married 1786/1787 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Grey Kincaid,   b. 15 Nov 1804, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1884, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1823  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Henderson Landiss,   b. 26 Nov 1824, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1909, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Joseph Kinkaid Landiss,   b. 20 Jun 1830, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1914, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Elizabeth D. Landiss,   b. 6 Mar 1834, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1908, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. William Landiss,   b. 6 Sep 1836, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1908, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Lucy Jane Landiss,   b. 12 Oct 1838, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1922, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Maria W. Landiss,   b. 11 May 1847, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1910, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Second son of William and Mary Henderson Landiss was born in Granville County N. C. February 7, 1799, and died at English, Indiana in 1892, being about 94 years of age.

      He moved with his parents from North Carolina to Tennessee, and when it was decided that the family should move on into Indiana, he, with his father and a sister, went ahead to make preparation for the coming of the rest of the family, which was to be in August of 1818.

      While yet living in Tennessee as a boy he helped to ferry General Andrew Jackson's army across Duck River at the beginning of the campaign against the Creek Indians. The ferrying was done with horses, and the boy John was one of those who would ride over with a group of soldiers to lead the horses back that another group might ride across. This ferrying took almost an entire day.

      When John was 22 years of age he returned to Tennessee on a visit, and while there chanced to meet Gen. Jackson in the public highway. Recognizing the General, John courteously saluted him. Gen. Jackson, reining his horse, stopped to speak to the young man. After a brief conversation they each had a drink and went their ways. Whether they drank from Jackson's flask or from that of John Landiss must be left to your imagination, for the story doesn't tell. Possibly they had two drinks, one from each flask.

      Shortly after his return from Tennessee John Landiss married Jane Kincaid. This was in 1823. Jane Kincaid was the daughter of John Kincaid, one of the three families that composed the settlement when the Landisses arrived in Indiana.

      John Landiss was a man of prominence in Crawford County, and in southern Indiana. He was a prosperous farmer and business man, and at one time owned all the land where the town of English now stands. He at one time was a member of the State Legislature, and was known far and wide for his integrity. He left behind him the testimony of having been a fine and loveable man.

      Rev. Wm. Landiss, Section 6