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Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Illinois
©Transcribed by Kimberly Torp, 2004 & 2006

ADAMS COUNTY


JOHN COTTON was born in South Carolina in 1753. He enlisted at Camden under Captain William McClintock and Colonel Thomas Sumter. He was sergeant of his company; was wounded in the shoulder and was discharged at Augusta, Georgia, three months after the close of the war. He came to Adams County, Illinois, to reside, where he died, leaving a large family of children. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

HENRY COVELL was a native of Connecticut. He enlisted at Danbury as a "Minute Man" in April, 1775, serving until December with Captain Noble Benedict, Colonel David Waterbury; enlisted again in the summer of 1781 for one year and five months under Captain Solomon Woodworth, Colonel Marinus Willett of New York; marched from Fort Plain to German Flats, where on September 7, 1781, their company was all captured or killed by the Indians. Covell with four others, was carried to Fort Niagara and turned over to the British. Covell was kept in close confinement for one year and three months in different parts of Canada until December, 1782, when he was sent to Boston, where he was discharged. After the war he removed to New York City and in 1832 came to Adams County, Illinois, to reside. He was born in 1747 and died in Adams County, very aged. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


STEPHEN JONES
was born in New Jersey. He enlisted in Captain Cornelius Wiliams' company, Second Regiment, Essex County. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Adams County, where he died, very aged, and is buried in Quincy in the Second Ward. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

SAMUEL SHAW was born in Ireland in 1756. Coming to America, he joined the Continental Army, enlisting from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted four times; in 1776, for two months with Captain Clarke, Colonel Frederick Watts; second, for four months in 1777 under Captain David Mitchell; third time for three months in 1778, with Captain William Blaine, Colonel Samuel Lyon, and the fourth time for two months, in 1778, under the same officers. He was in the battles of White Marsh and Gulf Mills. Coming to Adams County, Illinois, he applied for a pension in 1832, and only lived until July 1, 1833, 77 years of age at the time of his death. He is buried in Adams County. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

CHARLES SHEPHERD was a native of Pennsylvania, where he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Artillery, Fourth Regiment, serving from February 1777, to November 3, 1783. He removed to New York after the war and was in Schenectady County in 1818. He removed to Adams County, Illinois, where he died and is buried in Quincy in the Third Ward. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

DAVID STRAHAN was born in North Carolina March 1, 1755. He served in the North Carolina troops, and received a pension for his services. He came to Illinois to reside, first in Morgan County, then removed to Adams County, where he died in 1838, and is buried about four miles southeast of Clayton in the Baptist Cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

DR. DANIEL WOOD was a native of New York. He served as a surgeon in William Malcolm's Additional Continental Regiment from March, 1777, to April, 1779, New York troops. His son, John Wood, born at Moravia, New York, December 20, 1798, came to Illinois, and resided in Adams County, being the founder of the city of Quincy, and was elected lieutenant-governor of the State in 1856. On the death of the Governor, William H. Bissell, March 18, 1860, John Wood succeeded to the office and served out the remainder of the term to January, 1861. During this time he removed the remains of his father, Dr. Daniel Wood, to Quincy, where he lies buried in the Woodland cemetery. Dr. Wood died in Cayuga County, New York, aged 92 years. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



Alexander County

We haven't found any Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in this county




BOND COUNTY

CHARLES JOHNSON was born in North Carolina in 1757. After the outbreak of the war, he joined the State militia and participated in the battles of Cowpens and Guilford Court House. In 1817 he became a resident of Illinois Territory, settling in Bond County. He died in 1821 and is buried in the Old Grace cemetery, near the village of Pocahontas. His grave is marked by a United States tombstone, upon which is engraved his military service. [Note: Alternate info: Buried in Sugg Cemetery in Greenville. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

HEZEKIAH ROW was born in South Carolina June 17, 1759. He served in the South Carolina troops. He came to Bond county, Illinois, and died there in 1835. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOSEPH McADAMS was born in York County, Pennsylvania, in 1759. He enlisted from Hawfield, Orange County, North Carolina, serving under Colonels Armstrong, William O'Neale, and Robert Melone, also with Captain Carrington and Captain Hodge; he was also a pilot under Colonel Lee; was in the battles of Stono, Hillsborough and Holts' Race Paths. Joseph McAdams came to Illinois with William McAdams, who lived in Madison County, and who was also a Revolutionary soldier. Joseph McAdams lived to be very aged, dying in Bond County. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

PETER HUBBARD was a native of South Carolina, born about 1747. He served three years under Captains Samuel Wise and John Carraway Smith, with Colonel William Thompson. He served at various times until the close of the war. He was made lieutenant, and was in the battle of Sullivan's Island. He removed to Tennessee, and from there to Bond County, Illinois, where he died. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

THOMAS WHITE - was from Pennsylvania, where he served as lieutenant in Col. Bull's regiment of flying troops. He was in Capt. William Armstrong's company; was taken prisoner November 16, 1776, and carried to New York, where he endured great suffering. He escaped June 27, 1777, and again enlisted in Col. William Montgomery's regiment. He came to Bond county, Illinois, and died there; is buried near Greenville. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAMSON PLANT was a native of Virginia; was born in the county of Louisa in 1763. He early enlisted in the war in the Fifth Regiment, under Captain Richard Clough in the Virginia line of troops. He again enlisted in the militia, serving at various times until the close of the war. He came to Illinois, settling in Bond County in the town of Pocahontas, where he died in 1830, and is buried in the old grave-yard there. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)




BOONE COUNTY

TIMOTHY LEWIS was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, May 24, 1764. He served as a substitute for his father, Timothy Lewis, in April 1779 in Capt. Eliphalet Densmore's Company for six months; he again served under Capt. Isaac Newton in Col. Hugh Maxwell's regiment in 1780. After the war he came to Illinois, settling in what is now Boone County, where he died May 2, 1858. Buried in Belvidere Cemetery. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) ]

THOMAS HART was born March 3, 1757 in Farmington, Connecticut. He enlisted in 1776 and served one year. Coming to Illinois he settled in Boone County where he died Dec. 12, 1845. His grave was marked by the Rockford Chapter, D. A. R. Buried in Belvidere Cemetery. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) ]

Isaiah Williams - was a native of Vermont, but he served in the war in the third regiment, Dutchess county, New York militia. He came to Boone county, Illinois, and died there. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)




BROWN COUNTY


William KENDRICK - was born in Virginia, in 1749. He enlisted in 1779 under Capt. Thomas Armisted and Col. John Green, serving eighteen months. He was in the battles of Guildford Court House, Camden and Ninety-six, also Eutaw Springs. He came to Brown county, IL, where he died near Mt. Sterling December 29, 1835. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John SIX (SAXE) - enlisted in the Virginia troops when only sixteen years of age, taking the place of his stepfather. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He removed to Pennsylvania, then to Tennessee, and from there to Kentucky, coming to Scott county, Illinois, in 1825. He lived for fifteen years in Pike county, but died at the home of his son in 1848 in Versaille township, Brown county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Richard STILES - was from Massachusetts, where he served in Capt. John Burnham's company and Col. Michael Jackson's regiment. He enlisted November 1, 1777, serving until January 27, 1778. He came to Brown county, Illinois, to reside, where he applied for a pension, but having served less than six months it was not granted. He died in Brown county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



BUREAU COUNTY


Edward H. HALL
- On May 21, 2005, our chapter marked the grave of EDWARD H. HALL at Miller's Cemetery in Spring Valley in Bureau Co., IL. (We also marked the graves of his wife & daughter who are buried next to him.)
Hall served in the Rev. War as a volunteer militiaman in NC in 3 month segments for a total of a yr., from 1779-1780, the last part as a spy observing enemy military movements along the border of North & South Carolina.
Our info is based on a court document, dated Oct. 13, 1834, and recorded at the Putnam Co. Courthouse (the county for the area as it then existed), where Hall testified as to his service (for pension purposes). His pension request was granted and I have a copy of the court doc and a (very poor) copy of a pension payment record.
"He was a Revolutionary soldier," is engraved on his cemetery stone, suggested by his grandson, Henry J. Miller (at the time of Hall's death on June 28, 1838). This engraving info is stated in "History of Bureau County, Illinois," H.C. Bradsby, ed., 1885.
Hall's cem. stone says he was b June 28, 1758, which was proved to DAR's rigorous requirements for this marking, as was the other info. Hall testified that he was b in Bladen Co., NC.
His various tours of service were under Capt. Bledsoe & Col. Litteral & Gen. Butler and then Capt. Crump & Ford & Ledbetter and then Capt. Duck & Col. Malbadie/Malmady (?) and then Capt. Fletcher.
Hall and a 14-member family party came to the area in Aug. 1832 at the height of the Black Hawk War. Hall had previously lived in KY and IN and then moved to the area that later was named Hall Township in Bureau Co., IL. A son, his wife and their son were killed by Indians and 2 granddaughters kidnapped. The girls were later ransomed by the U.S. gov't. Hall was bur. on a son's farm along a former Indian trail, around which grew up Miller Cemetery. (Miller was a son-in-law marr. to Hall's daughter Sally.)
[Information provided by Sharon Bittner, regent of the Princeton-Illinois Chapter NSDAR in Bureau Co., IL, 10/2012].

Aaron Sturgis - was from Connecticut, where he served in the war. He was a musician in Capt. Ozias Marvin's regiment, Fourth Brigade, under Brigadier Gen. Gold Sellick Siliman. He enlisted May 1, 1778, for three years. He came to Bureau county, Illinois, where he died October, 1842. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



CALHOUN COUNTY
We haven't found any Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in this county





CARROLL COUNTY

DANIEL CHRISTIAN, SR. was a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1762. He enlisted at Rading in September, 1776, serving two months under Captain George Willis; enlisted again serving the same time with Captain Kit; he again enlisted June 1, 1780, serving seven months with Capt. John Spohn and Col. Thomas Butler. He removed to Maryland where he applied for a pension in 1833. Coming to Illinois he resided in Mt. Carroll where he died Dec. 26, 1847, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Mt. Carroll. - (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)




CASS COUNTY


Colbay Creed - was born in Orange county, Virginia, May 4, 1758. While residing in Surrey county, North Carolina, he enlisted in Capt. James Giddings' company of militia. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Cass county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Phineas Underwood - was born in Vermont in 1763. He enlisted in Capt. Josiah Fish's company, serving ten months. In 1826 he came to Cass county, Illinois, settling near what is now the city of Virginia. He was buried in a neglected graveyard, but in 1912, through the efforts of the Grand Army Post of Virginia, his remains were removed to Walnut Ridge cemetery, where a United States Government marker tells the story of this patriot. "Vermont in the Revolution and Family History." ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Robert Bromfield - was born in Pennsylvania June 4, 1760. He served in the Westmoreland county militia. He removed to Kentucky, and from there, in 1833, to Champaign county, Somer township, Illinois, where he died June 17, 1841, and is buried in the Rheinharts cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN BROWNFIELD - died in 1863 and is buried in Clements Cemetery in Champaign. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JAS. F. BUTLER - buried in Old Homer Cemetery in Homer. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) Note from researcher cgsnyder@uiuc.edu: "There is no Jas. F. Butler listed in Old Homer Cemetery or the Homer G.A.R. Cemetery nor does the DAR have any record of a Jas. F. Butler in their Ancestor Database."

WILLIAM HAYES (alt. spelling HAYS) - buried in Clements Cemetery in Clements. [TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: a death date of 1765 with a question mark is noted in Mrs. Filbey's transcription, but this is obviously incorrect). (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
From ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917): William Hays served in the war from Massachusetts in Capt. David Cowdin's company and Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment; he also served as corporal in the same company from May to August, 1775

William Kirby - was from Albermarle county, Virginia. He served in the Chesterfield militia. He removed to Harrison county, Kentucky, and from there to Somer, Champaign county, Illinois, where he died and is buried. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
Added information from researcher cgsnyder@uiuc.edu : "The William Kirby buried in Champaign County is NOT the William Kirby who served in the Revolutionary War from Albemarle County, Virginia. The William Kirby from Albemarle County, Virginia is buried in the McCarty-Broyles Cemetery, Sarton Road, Monroe County, West Virginia. The William Kirby buried in Clements Cemetery, Champaign County, Illinois died in 1869 which means he would have had to be over 100 years old in order to have fought in the Revolutionary War."


Newton Shaw
- served in the war. No record of service has been obtained, but old residents of Champaign county remember hearing him say he served in the war. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


CHRISTIAN COUNTY


Jonathan Hicklin - was born in Virginia in 1756. He removed to Kentucky, where his military service occurred in the war, as he acted as a spy in the Indian wars of that state. In 1813 he removed to Indiana, but later came to Wabash township, Clark county, Illinois, and from there to Christian county, where he died February 14, 1858, aged 102 years. He is buried in the Donner cemetery west of Owaneco. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)




Clark County

ZACARIAH ARCHER
- was born in the county of Downs, Ireland, in 1752. He enlisted in 1776 from Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in Capt. William Peebles' company, rifle regiment, commanded by Col. Samuel Miles. He was transferred to the Pennsylvania state regiment with Capt. Matthew Scott and Col. Walter Stewart. He was in the battles of Long Island, Trenton and Brandywine, also in camp at Valley Forge. He came to Illinois in 1819 and died in Clark county in 1822. He is buried in the Walnut Prairie cemetery. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

EBENEZER BARTLETT - was born in Newberg, Orange county, New York, in 1757. He enlisted in 1775 and was in the battles of Harlem, White Plains and Ft. Montgomery, and was discharged in 1781. He came to Clark county, Illinois, in 1838 and died in December of that year. He is buried in the York cemetery and his grave has been marked by the D. A. R. of Marshall. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

NICHOLAS BEAN - was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1760, and enlisted or was drafted, serving under Capt. John Lacy and Col. John Bull. After serving five months he enlisted in Col. Henry Lee's regiment, serving two years. He was in the battles of Guildford Court House, Cowpens, Eutaw Springs and the siege of Yorktown. He was wounded by a sabre cut across the head. He also served in the War of 1812. He lived in North Carolina, but came to Clark county, Illinois, in 1830, and died in 1838. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

THOMAS BOON - was from North Carolina, where he was born in 1760. He served in the South Carolina troops. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and died there in 1836. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

HENRY BRISCOE - was born in Maryland in 1763. He enlisted in 1781, serving until December under Capt. David Lynn and Major Alexander Roxburg. He was in the siege of Yorktown. He removed to Kentucky and from there to Clark county, Illinois, where he died, and is buried in the family burial ground one mile east of Westfield. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

PETER DOZIER - was born in Virginia in 1762. He served in the Virginia troops. He came to Clark county, Illinois, where he died in 1838. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Isaac Lathrop - was born in New York but served in the war from Massachusetts in Capt. Josiah Keith's company and Col. John Daggett's regiment for twenty-four days. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Thomas Layton - was from Pennsylvania, where he served in the Northumberland county militia. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and died there after 1835. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Samuel McClure - was born in Augusta county, Virginia, in 1748. He was a revolutionist before the Revolution, serving in 1774 and again in 1775 and 1781. He served under Capt. George Matthews, Capt. William Anderson, Capt. Thomas Smith and Capt. Zaccheus Johnson with Col. William Boyer and Col. Abraham Smith. His grave has been marked in Clark county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Frederick Unsell - was born in Pennsylvania, where he served in the war. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and died there in 1835, aged 70 years. He was pensioned.


CLAY COUNTY

SAMUEL PARKS was a native of Virginia, where he enlisted to sere in the Virginia troops. He received a pension and bounty warrants. After the war he came to Illinois, settling in Clay County, where he died very aged, as he was 93 years of age in 1840. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MOSES JOHNSON served in the Virginia troops, enlisting in 1777 under Capt. Alexander Morgan in Co. 2, Second Regiment, with Col. Alexander Spottiswood. He came to Clay county, Illinois, and died there, aged over 100 years. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Lewis - served in the war from Virginia; he continued in the service after the close of the war. Coming to Illinois, he located in Clay county, and died there. The place of his burial is not known. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Samuel Parks - was from Virginia, where he served in the war. Coming to Illinois, he located in Clay county, where he died very aged, as he was 93 years of age in 1840. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

NATHANIEL WEST - was born in Baltimore county, Maryland, May 6, 1750. He entered the service while living on Cross Creek, Virginia, in 1778, under Col. William Crawford, serving three months, during which time he assisted in building Ft. McIntosh. He also served in 1779 and 1780 with Capt. Matthew Richie and Col. Crawford. He came to Lawrence county, IL, but removed to Clay county, where he died, aged over 90 years. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



CLINTON COUNTY

JOHN CARRIGAN - served in the war from Georgia. Coming to Illinois, he settled on Crooked Creek six miles east of Carlyle, Clinton county. He died and is buried on the land where he located. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ELIAS CHAFIN - was a native of South Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Illinois before 1825, settling in Clinton county in Sugar Creek precinct. He served on the grand jury in 1825. He was born in 1760. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN DUNCAN - served in the war from Virginia. He removed to Kentucky and from there to Illinois, settling in the southwest part of Clinton county. He died in 1842 on the farm where he settled. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN KING - served in the war from South Carolina. He came to Illinois in 1817, settling in Shoal Creek precinct, Clinton county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

HUGH JOHNSON - served in the war from North Carolina. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and in 1812 he came to Illinois, but removed to Missouri, returning to Clinton county, Illinois, settling near Trenton, where he died, aged 85 years. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MOSES LAND - served in the war from Virginia. Coming to Illinois, he resided for a time in St. Clair county, but removed to Clinton county, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

THOMAS L. MOORE - served with George Rogers Clark as a sergeant in Capt. Uriah Springer's company Virginia troops. He came to Clinton county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. He received a grant of land for his service in the war. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM MYERS - served as a privateer in the Virginia troops. He removed to Clinton county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. He was granted a tract of land for his war service. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

PETER OUTHOUSE enlisted in Fredericktown, Maryland, in the Seventh Regiment, serving from August, 1780; again from October 26, 1780, under Lieut. Wm. Lamar and Capt. Lloyd Beall, in the ninth company, serving until November, 1783, when he was discharged. He removed to Kentucky, and in 1818 came to Clinton county, Illinois, settling in the southwest part of the county, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JACOB SEAGRAVES (also "SEGRAVES" according to gggg-gs Bryan Howerton, brhowerton@earthlink.net) enlisted in Granville county, North Carolina, in 1778, serving two and one-half years under Capt. Joseph Rhodes, Col. Dixon. He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs and several skirmishes. He removed to Tennessee and from there to Clinton county, IL, where he died June 7, 1835 ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MICHAEL TEDRICH - was from North Carolina. He was born at sea May 10, 1752. He enlisted in Anson county, North Carolina, serving three different times, three times each with Capts. William Hay, Solomon Wood and Robert High, under Col. Francis Malmedy. He came to Clinton county, Illinois, where he died February 10, 1834. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)




COLES COUNTY

JONATHAN COLLOM - was born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, December 10, 1760, and served as a musician in the war. In 1778 he was drafted for three months to fight the British under Capt. Marpole and Col. Dawling. In 1779 he was again drafted to serve in New Jersey with Capt. Dowling and Col. George Smith. He served both times as a musician and was paid as such. He again served as a Minute Man. When Cornwallis was marching through Virginia he again enlisted, but was taken sick and thus prevented from being present at the final surrender. After the close of the war he removed to Washington county, Tennessee, where he made application for a pension. He came to Illinois with his son William, settling in Coles county, where he died in the town of Charleston. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

GEORGE COTTINGHAM - was a native of Maryland, where he served in the war. He removed to Kentucky in early times, and in 1836 came to Coles county, Illinois, and died in Charleston. He was a shoemaker by trade and it is said he made boots for Washington. He died in 1860, aged 100 years. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ELISHA HADDEN - was from North Carolina and served in the battle of King's Mountain and was wounded in a battle with the Cherokee Indians. For three months he lay in the fort helpless and was carried home to North Carolina on a litter. He came to Illinois and resided in Coles county, where he received a pension. He died there very aged. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Joseph Frost - served in the Virginia line of troops. After the war he came to Illinois with his son and settled in Charleston, Coles county. When 87 years of age he received a pension for his service in the war. They came to Coles county in 1831. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

William Galbreath - In a declaration dated November 8, 1832, in Scott County Indiana, William Galbreath alleged that his service in the Revolutionary War was as follows: He enlisted in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in 1776, and served as a private and sergeant in Captain Samuel Shannon's Company of Colonel Archibald Lochry's Regiment for about 3 yrs. In 1779 he served a tour in Captain John Wood's Company of Colonel James Smith's Pennsylvania Regiment.
On August 24, 1779, he enlisted in Berkley County, Virginia and served until the spring of the year 1780 as a Horse-Master under Colonel Archibald Steele. He then served 60 days in Captain George Glen's pack horse company. In the spring of 1781 he served 3 months in Captain William Vestil's and Captain Michael Stup's Virginia Company. Later he was in Captain Cloak's Virginia Company for 3 months. Then in 1782 he served 4 weeks in Captain Isaac Eaton's Virginia Company. He was discharged at Shephardstown, Berkley County, Virginia.
Read more of his pension on our Coles County website

John Hart
- was a native of Virginia. He served with George Rogers Clark in 1776 before coming to Illinois, and was in
several battles with the Indians. He came to Illinois in 1826, coming from Hardin county, Kentucky, first to Wayne county, then to Coles county, Paradise township, where he died November 19, 1833. He was pensioned in 1831.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Isaac Keller - From the 1917 book,"Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", comes this:
Isaac Keller
was a soldier under Col. George Rogers Clark. He was a sergeant. He came to Coles county, Illinois, in 1820, where he died.

NOTE: From Steve Kellar, (sskellar@kc.rr.com) a gggg-grandson of Isaac Keller: "I am his 4th great grandson. Isaac was killed in 1786 while chasing Indians who had stolen some horses"

So there's obviously some confusion about this individual. There are a number of Isaac Kellers in the history books - you'll find an Isaac Keller listed on the Bourbon Co, KY monument to Revolutionary War soldiers. There's also mention of a John Isaac Keller.
There was also a War of 1812 soldier Isaac H. Keller, 2nd KY Vol., Thomas' Mounted Reg.

If you have done the research to clarify the stautus of this individual, please write us. Thanks!

Joseph Painter - was born in New Jersey in 1744. He served in the North Carolina troops, enlisting six times from 1777 to 1781, with Capts. William Bateman, John Turnbull, James Robinson, and Gillyfalls; under Cols. Bateman, Hugh Brevard, James Armstrong and Wm. Davidson. He was in the battle of Ramsour's Mill and several skirmishes with the Indians. He came to Illinois with his son and settled in the town of Hutton, Coles county. He was pensioned in 1833. He lived to be over 90 years of age. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Parker - was from Virginia, where he served in the war in Capt. Buller Claiborne's company, Col. Alexander Spottiswood's regiment, in 1777. He came to Coles county, Illinois, to reside, and died there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

James Ryan
- was a native of Virginia and enlisted there under Capt. James Calderwood, February 28, 1777, in the Eleventh and Fifteenth Virginia troops, Col. Daniel Morgan. He came to Illinois, settling in Coles county, where he was pensioned in 1831, aged 83 years. His place of burial is not known. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
Added Note: He was buried in the Bright/Indian Cemetery, northeast of Greenup, Cumberland County Il. (thanks to researcher Bobbie Goodman for providing this information)

GRIFFIN TIPSOWARD - was born in Pennsylvania in 1755. He enlisted in the county of Rowan, North Carolina, in 1775, serving in Gen. Griffith Rutherford's brigade, with Col. --- McKatty, Major Horn and Capt. Wm. Grimes. He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs under Gen. Nath. Greene; battle of King's Mountain under Col. Isaac Shelby; battle of Charleston under Col. McKatty and Capt. John McGuire. He resided in Kentucky and came from there to Coles county, Illinois, in 1810, settling in Hutton township, where he died. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



COOK COUNTY

ORTON P. NENNERLUEND (?), - died 28 Sep 1889. Buried in Graceland Cemetery. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

DAVID KENNISON

b. 17 Nov 1736 in Maine
d. 24 Feb 1852, in Chicago, aged 115 yrs
*

Buried in 'David Kennison Plot' in Lincoln Park
[Clark at Wisconsin Streets]

DAVID KENNISON - was a "Revolutionist" before the Revolution, as he was the last survivor of the historic "Boston Tea Party." Upon the outbreak of the war he entered the service and served at the battles of Bunker Hill, West Point, White Plains, Long Island, Fort Montgomery, Staten Island, Delaware and Philadelphia, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was born in New Hampshire November 17, 1736, but removed to Maine with his father when very small. He also served in the second war for Independence. He voted for Washington, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren and Polk. He was a strong "free soil" man and was active in the campaign. He died in Chicago February 24, 1852. On December 19, 1903, a granite boulder monument was unveiled in Lincoln Park, Chicago, which marks the place of his burial. This monument was erected by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. The monument was unveiled by Dorothy Dayton Fessenden, daughter of Mrs. Benjamin Fessenden, regent of the Chicago chapter. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

*NOTE: Most authorities and historians agree that Mr. Kennison was NOT a soldier of the Revolution. Most agree that he did serve in the War of 1812 and that his age at the time of his death was actually 85 yrs.
   
ELI SKINNER

b. 30 July 1760 in Colchester, Conn.
d. 2 July 1851 in Elk Grove, IL

Buried in Elk Grove Cemetery
[South State Rd & Higgins Rd. near Arlington Heights]

Biography:
http://www.foxsar.org/PatriotEliSkinner.html

AARON MINER

b. 22 March 1757 in Woodbury, Conn.
d. 29 March 1849 in Elk Grove IL

Buried in Elk Grove Cemetery
[South State Rd & Higgins Rd. near Arlington Heights]

Biography:
http://www.foxsar.org/PatriotAaronMiner.html

Source: "Illinois miscellaneous genealogical records : from counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope : Kentucky county, Mercer : Missouri county, Ralls "





CRAWFORD COUNTY

George Baith -
was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1762. He enlisted in 1777 in the Pennsylvania troops, and was taken prisoner; was removed to a hospital on account of severe wounds. After he was recovered and released he again enlisted in Berkeley county, Virginia, in 1780, for three months, and again in 1781 for three months, serving as driver for baggage wagon in Gen. Anthony Wayne's army. He removed to Crawford county, Illinois, settling in Palestine. He died October 4, 1844, and is buried near Villas. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Peter Barrack
- served in the Maryland troops. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Silas Beckwith
- was born in New Hampshire but served in the Massachusetts troops; was first lieutenant in Capt. Andrew Lusk's company, in the Second Berkshire regiment. He was commissioned February 14, 1780. He removed to Crawford county, Illinois, and is probably buried in the county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

William Dunlap -
was born in Laurens county, South Carolina, in 1760. He enlisted March, 1780, for six months with Capt. Joseph Pearson and Col. Casey. In 1781 he again enlisted for three months with Capts. Duval and Kenner Hudson; again he served in 1782 under Capt. Kenner Hudson. In 1818 he removed to Crawford county, Illinois, settling in Robinson township. He died July 2, 1835, and is buried near Villas. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Willis Fellows -
served in the war from Massachusetts in Capt. Samuel Taylor's company and Col. Nicholas Dike's regiment in 1776. In 1777 he was with Capt. Lawrence Kemp's company and Col. Leeward's regiment, also with Capt. Benjamin Phillips and Col. Elisha Porter. He again enlisted in 1778, serving till December, 1779, and once enlisting in 1779, serving till 1780. He removed to Indiana, and from there to Crawford county, Illinois, where he died very aged. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Thomas Gill -
served as captain in the South Carolina troops. He was wounded at Savannah October 9, 1779, and again at
Eutaw Springs September 8, 1781. He came to Illinois and for a time lived in Franklin county, but removed to Crawford county, settling four miles northwest of Palestine, where he died in 1840. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Daniel Kenney -
served in the Virginia line of troops. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and died there August 9, 1824. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Adam Klepinger -
is said to have been a Revolutionary soldier, but no official record of service has been found. He is buried in Landes township, in the Klepinger cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Thomas Kincaid -
was born in Ireland and came to America with the British army, but served in the Continental troops. He was at the battle of Bunker Hill, serving as orderly sergeant. He removed to Pennsylvania from New York, from there to Ohio, then to Kentucky, and from there to Indiana, and in 1840 came to Crawford county, Illinois, where he died at the advanced age of 105 years. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Samuel Kincaid
- came with his father and served as drummer boy at the battle of Bunker Hill. He was also in the War of 1812. He came with his father to Crawford county, locating in Montgomery township, and is probably buried there. He died aged 103 years. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Othniel Looker-
was born in New Jersey, Morris county, in 1757. He enlisted in May, 1776, for one month; again for five months the same year, and again for one month under Capts. Obadiah Kitchell and David Bates, with Cols. Spencer and Ephraim Martin. He served again from 1777 to 1782, in all eighteen months, with Capts. Kitchell and Jonas Ward, under Col. Matthias Ogden. He was in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. He removed to Hamilton county, Ohio, and from there to Crawford county, Illinois. He died August 29, 1846, and is buried in the Kitchell cemetery. His grave is marked. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

David McGahy -
served in the war from Virginia. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, to reside. He was a prominent citizen, was a member of the state legislature. He died in September, 1851. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Andrew McMahon -
died 1860 and buried in Harmony Cemetery in Bellair. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Constantine McMahon -
was from Pennsylvania, where he served with Capt. John Brisben's company, Third Regiment. His period of service ended April 1, 1777. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and died there; is buried in Landes township, in the Klipinger cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Thomas Patton -
was from North Carolina, but he was born at Marlboro, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1735. He enlisted in the North Carolina troops in 1779, serving six months with Capt. John Hardy and Col. Joseph McDowell. He served again in 1780 for six months with Col. William Campbell and again in 1781 for the same time with Capt. William Neal and Col. Campbell. He was in the battles of Ramsour's Mill, King's Mountain, Cowpens and Guildford Court House. He came to Crawford county and died there in Palestine township. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Asa Piper -
was from Massachusetts, where he served in the war, enlisting when only seventeen years of age. He served in Capt. Phineas Parker's company from Concord, serving six months from June 5, 1780, also from June, 1781. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, to reside, and probably died there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

David Shipman -
served in the war from Virginia. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and died there. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Taylor -
is said to have served in the war from Virginia, but as thirteen men from that state by the same name are recorded, it has not been determined which one came to Crawford county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



CUMBERLAND COUNTY

We haven't found any Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in this county



DEKALB COUNTY

WM. CONE
- Buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

EDWIN FAY - Buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Hinckley.
(source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


DEWITT COUNTY

FRANK CRAWFORD - Buried in Union cemetery in Waynesville. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

PETER CUTRIGHT
- a native of Virginia, born in Hampshire county in 1759. He enlisted September 1, 1780, and served six months with Capts. Daniel Riteson and Robert Cravens, Col. Robert Stevens commanding. Peter Cutright came to Illinois and resided for a time in Macon county, his application for pension being from that county in 1833. He lived in Sangamon county until three years before his death, when he was a resident of De Witt county, where his last pension was drawn September 4, 1841. The place of his burial is not known. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


EDWARD DAY - was born in Charlotte county, Virginia, in 1760. He enlisted from that county in Capt. Charles M. Collier's company, Col. David Morgan's regiment, when only sixteen years of age, serving five months. He again served in Capt. William Price's company, Col. Thomas M. Randolph's regiment, serving three months, reenlisting in Capt. Collier's company, Col. Randolph's regiment, he served three months; again enlisting he was in Capt. Gideon Spencer's company, Col. Randolph's regiment, serving two months, thus making a fine record of service for his country. He came to Illinois, settling in De Witt county, where he lies buried in De Witt cemetery. He died in 1836. Edward Day was the grandfather of Hon. W. H. Herndon, a law partner of
Abraham Lincoln.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

E. HICKLE - buried in Union County in Waynesville. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOHN SCOTT - was a native of Pennsylvania, born in York county, May 29, 1763. He enlisted from Washington county, Virginia, in May, 1780, in Capt. James Dysart's company, Col. William Gamble's regiment, Virginia line of troops, serving one year. He was in the battles of King's Mountain and Wetzell's Mills. The family came to Sangamon county, Illinois, in 1824; removed to De Witt county, where he died November 13, 1847, and is buried in Rock Creek cemetery, near Waynesville. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM VINCENT (or VINSON) was born in Virginia and served from that state. Coming to Illinois, he settled at Long Point Timber, De Witt county. He applied for a pension in McLean county. He died in De Witt county in 1836, and is buried in Rock Creek cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)




DOUGLAS COUNTY
We haven't found any Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in this county





DUPAGE COUNTY

PARKER CHASE - Parker Chase
was a native of Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting April 20, 1775, serving as a "Minute Man" in Capt. Thomas Noyes' company; also serving for thirteen weeks in Capt. Ezra Lunts' company, with Col. Moses Little's Seventeenth Regiment; again serving in Capt. Robt. Dodge's company, in Col. Ebenezer Travis' regiment; again enlisting with Capt. Jacob Powers and Capt. Stephen Jenkins, with Col. Jacob Gerrish, from Suffield and Essex counties, Connecticut. After the war Parker Chase came to Illinois, locating in Du Page county, where he died. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN DUDLEY - was a native of New Hampshire, where he enlisted in Capt. Samuel Ashley's company in 1777, serving one month and two days, from September 21 to October 23. He came west from Claremont, New Hampshire, settling in Crawford county, and went from there to Du Page county, Illinois, where he died. He served as a justice in the county. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
Biography: http://www.foxsar.org/PatriotJohnDudley.html

THOMAS MATTESON - was born in West Greenwich, Newport county, Rhode Island, in 1756. He enlisted June 8, 1776, with Lieut. George Tennant and Col. Nathan Brown. After the war he removed to Ashtabula county, Ohio, and from there came to Du Page county, Illinois. He lived to a great age and died in the county after 1840. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

GIDEON WARNER - died 1843 and is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Wheaton, Illinois.
Biography at
http://www.foxsar.org/PatriotGideonWarner.html


ISRAEL WARNER - born May 27, 1768 in Bennington, Vermont; d. January 22, 1862. Buried in Big Woods Cemetery. Biography: http://www.foxsar.org/PatriotIsraelWarner.html




EDGAR COUNTY


ELIJAH AUSTIN - was from Massachusetts, where he enlisted in Capt. John King's company, Col. Mark Hopkins' regiment. He enlisted July 15, 1776, serving sixteen days in Berkshire county. He came to Edgar county, Illinois, and died there; is buried near North Arm church. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

HUGH BARR - was from Massachusetts, where he served three days in Col. James Converse's regiment; again for three days in Capt. Francis Starr's company. He again enlisted in September, same year (1777), serving sixteen days in Capt. Benjamin Nye's company, Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regiment, serving three months. He came to Edgar county and died there; is buried near Flemington. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JAMES BENSON was from Talbot county, Maryland.  He served as a sailor and after the war settled in Virginia.  In 1824 he came with his son to Edgar county, Illinois.  He is probably buried in the county, as his son removed to Jasper county in 1851. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

GURDIN BURNHAM enlisted in Connecticut in 1775; he was on board the ship Alfred as a drummer, was captured in an engagement off Barbadoes and was exchange in 1778.  He came to Edgar county, but the place of burial is not known.  He is pensioned.

ELIJAH CLAY - enlisted from Virginia in 1780. He was in the battle of Guilford Court House.  He removed to Edgar county, IL, but his place of burial is not known. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN CONREY - enlisted from New York where he served in the war; was in the battle of White Plains.  Coming to Illinois he settled in Edgar county at a place called Bloomfield Ledge.  He died July 1834, aged 84 years and is buried in the Wynn Grave Yard.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM GANNON, SR. - enlisted from North Carolina in 1780; he was in the battles of Camden, guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs, and Hughanne, where he was wounded.  He died in Edgar county, Illinois a very aged man.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

FERREL HESTER was from Maryland where he enlisted in 1776; he again enlisted in the North Carolina troops in 1780, and was in the battles of Camden and Owans Ford.  He came to Edgar county to reside and died there an aged man. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM HURST - was born in Berkeley county, Virginia, in 1755.  He enlisted in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania in July 1780, in Capt. William Campbell's company, Col. Archibald Loughrey's regiment.  They were to have joined George Roger Clark's expedition, but at Loughrey's creek, they were attacked by the Indians, when both captain and colonel were killed.  William Hurst was condemned to be burned, but was ransomed by McKee, a white chief, and was taken to Detroit where he was a prisoner until May, 1781, when he was taken to a place near Montreal and was exchanged, arriving in New York about Christmas, 1781. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and from there to Indiana and in 1836 he came to Edgar county, Illinois, where he died Dec. 7, 1836.  A monument was erected to his memory at Mount Carmel cemetery and inspiring dedicatory services were held.  Among others who gave addresses was Prof. G. W. Brown, Superintendent of Schools, who has been most interested in gaining information regarding the soldiers buried in Edgar county. William Hurst was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM JAMES - was from Maryland where he enlisted July 20, 1776 by Michael Burgess.  He enlisted again as corporal in the fourth regiment, 11th company, serving from April 1777 to Nov.  1780.  He removed to Edgar county, Illinois, where he died and is buried near Asher church. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JAMES KNIGHT SR. - enlisted from Pennsylvania in 1775, and again a second time, serving on the Frigate Randolph in 1776. His ship was in several engagements and captured three British ships. Coming to Illinois, he located in Edgar county and died on the farm where he located in Elbridge township.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM MEADOWS - was from Maryland where he served in the war, enlisting in 1776.  he came to Edgar county, IL to live and died there; he is buried in the Prior cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM MEANS - enlisted in South Carolina in 1780; he was engaged in Gen. John Green's campaign of the South.  He removed to Ohio, and from there to Edgar county, Illinois, locating in Paris township, in 1822, where he is probably buried.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ASA MOORE was from Maryland where he enlisted in 1778; he was in the battle of Stony Point.  After the war he removed to Pennsylvania and from there to Edgar County, Illinois.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
Additional Information from researcher Florence Moore (fdmoore38@gmail.com):
Info is correct up to the point of after the war. Then...
"He removed to Kentucky and from there to Edgar County, Illinois. He was in Posey Co, IN when he died and is buried there - very probably in Reeves Cemetery. He was pensioned." (Sources: REV War Pension, Abstract - MD Militia 1781-1783, pg 38; Maryland State Papers Vol 1-1775-89, pg 671; Cemeteries of Posey Co, IN pg 231)

STEPHEN OGDEN served from Morris county, New Jersey, in the Eastern Battalion; was wounded September 13, 1777, at Second River. He was pensioned in Kentucky, Morgan county. He came to Edgar county, IL and died there.  He was buried on Tompkins farm in Edgar county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JACOB READ - buried in Pleasant Hill cemetery in Kansas. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

GEORGE REDMON was from Rowan County, North Carolina, where he enlisted, serving as a wagoner; he was in Gen. John Greene's campaign.  Coming to Edgar county, Illinois, he settled in Paris township and is buried in a private graveyard about two miles south of Paris, in the Shelly Green farm.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

DANIEL RHODES was from Massachusetts, where he served in Capt. Samuel Payson's company, Col. John Graton's regiment, as a "Minute Man," enlisting April 19, 1775 for 8 days ; he again served for three months in Col. Joseph Read's regiment and again in Sept. 1776 in a battalion stationed at Hull.  He came to Edgar county, Illinois and died there; is buried in the Ogden cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

DANIEL ROWELL was from Connecticut, where he served in a regiment commanded by Capt. Jonathan Humphrey, Col. Samuel McClelland, in 1777. Coming to Illinois he lived in Edgar county, in Elbridge township.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILSON THARP was from Virginia where he served in the war. He came to Edgar county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension...("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN TUTWILER was from Virginia, where he served in the war.  He came to Illinoios and for a time resided in Coles county, but removed to Edgar county, where he died and is buried in the [Fairview Cemetery] Kansas cemetery.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ABRAHAM WOOD was born Feb. 7, 1753 in Frederick county, Maryland. He removed to North Carolina, where he enlisted, serving for six months from July, 1777, with Capts. John Johnson, James Chapman, and Col. Matthew Lock.  He came to Edgar county to reside where he applied for a pension.  He died Oct. 14, 1833, aged 80 years.  He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


EDWARDS COUNTY

JOHN FILES - was born in England about 1758. Coming to America, he served in the war from South Carolina. He came to Illinois, settling in Wayne county in 1816, but removed to Edwards county, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Job Pixley - was from Dighton county, Massachusetts, where he enlisted in 1775 with Capt. Peter Pitts and Col. Timothy Walker, serving over five years with these and other officers. He came to Wabash county, Illinois, settling first in Barney Prairie about 1809, later in Friendsville, but in 1829 he removed to Edwards county, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Benjamin Smith - was born in England. He came from Alleghany county, New York, to Wabash county, Illinois, in 1816, settling in Lancaster precinct, but died in Edwards county in 1841. He served in the New York line of troops. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


EFFINGHAM COUNTY

CHARLES MOORE was born in Hanover county, Virginia, January 11, 1763; he enlisted from Salisbury district, Rowan county, North Carolina, serving for three months, 1779, in Captain James Craig's Company, Major Montflorance's Regiment; again for three months in Captain Benjamin Smith's company Colonel Matthew Brandon's Regiment; again for six months from 1780 in Captain Robert Glasby's Company. He was in the battle of King's mountain. He came to Illinois, settled in Sangamon county, built a cotton gin near Buffalo Hart Grove, in 1823/24. From there he removed to McLean county, settling in what is now Woodford county. While going to draw a pension the stage upset and caused his death. He died September 19, 1839, and is probably buried at Ewington, Effingham county.




FAYETTE COUNTY

James Cheshier - was born in 1749 in Prince William county, Virginia. He served in the Virginia troops under Capts. William Farrow, Luke Cannon, John Hedges and Samuel Love and Col. Lee. He was in the battles of Brandywine, Gates' defeat, Williamsburg, Cowpens and Yorktown. He came to Illinois and located in Gallatin county, but died in Fayette county very aged. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Joseph Evans - was from Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Fayette county in 1818, settling in Seminary township. He died September 4, 1832, and is buried in the Evans cemetery in Bear Grove township. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Morrell - served in the war from Pennsylvania. He came to Fayette county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Henry Ginger - was born in Germany. He came to America when seven years of age. He enlisted when only sixteen years of age in the Pennsylvania troops and was taken prisoner at Charleston, South Carolina. He removed to North Carolina, then to Tennessee, and from there to Bowling Green, Fayette county, Illinois, in 1825. He died in 1842 and is buried in the Britton cemetery, six and one-half miles southeast from Vandalia. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Benjamin Todd - was from Maryland, enlisting there in the Fourth Regiment December, 1777, serving as sergeant. He came to Illinois and resided in Fayette county, where he died, and is buried in the Ables cemetery, just across the line from Montgomery county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

James Verden - was born in South Carolina August 25, 1756. He enlisted June 1, 1778, for three months under Capt. Francis Boykin, with Col. William Thompson. He removed to Missouri, but later came to Fayette county, Illinois, where he died June 18, 1843, aged 87 years. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Henry Walker - was from Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Fayette county, Illinois, at an early day. He was a Baptist minister and preached in Wheatland township long before the first church was built at Loogotee, in 1851. He was a justice of the peace in Ramsey township. He died in 1832. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



FORD COUNTY
We haven't found any Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in this county



FRANKLIN COUNTY


Abel Dortch -
was from Mecklenburg county, Virginia; born about 1759. He served in the war from that state. After the war he removed to Tennessee, and from there to Franklin county, Illinois, where he died about 1835. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Samuel Gardner - was from New York, where he served in the Fifth Regiment, New York troops, with Col. Lewis Du Bois; he again served under Col. Albert Pawling in the Dutchess county militia, in the Third Regiment. He came to Illinois and located in Franklin county, where he is probably buried. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

BENJ. HANCOCK - buried in "Farm" in Ewing (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

John Hooker - served in the war from North Carolina, Granville county. Coming to Illinois, he lived in Franklin county, where he applied for a pension, but having served less than six months, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JASPER JONES - buried in Browning Hill cemetery in Browning township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

WILLIAM MCELYEA
- was from North Carolina and served in the 10th Regiment, North Carolina troops, under served Capt. Alexander Brevard, serving until March 1783. He came to Franklin Co, IL and died there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917). Buried in Denning cemetery. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOSEPH MINZES - was born April 9, 1755. He enlisted at Salisbury, NC, in 1781, serving 18 months with Capt. Edward Yarbrough's company in the 3rd regiment, NC troops. He came to Illinois and lived in Franklin county, where he died April 14, 1849. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

WILLIAM ROGERS - served in the war from Virginia. He came to Franklin co. where he applied for a pension, but having served less than 6 months, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

SAMUEL TANNER -
was from North Carolina, where he served inthe war. He came to Franklin county where he applied for a pension, which was not granted as he had served less than six months. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, "Pension Reports", 1917")

JOSHUA TYNER - Served in the war from Georgia. He came to Jackson county, IL, but removed to Franklin county, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

SAMUEL TANNER - was from North Carolina, where he served inthe war. He came to Franklin county where he applied for a pension, which was not granted as he had served less than six months. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, "Pension Reports", 1917")

JACOB ZOLL - was from Pennsylvania and served in the troops from that state. He came to Franklin county and there applied for a pension, but having served less than six months, it was not granted. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, "Penna. Archives", 1917"




FULTON COUNTY

ROBERT BEER - - born in Ireland April 21, 1750. Came to America in 1765, settling in Pennsylvania. He served in the war from Northampton county, 6th Co, 6th Bat., commanded by Col. Jacob Stroud. He also was an Indian spy. He came to Fulton Co and died there. Buried in Beer Cemetery in Young, Hickory Twp., 3 miles west of Fairview. He was pensioned (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey and "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917"))

John BIVENS
- was born September 15, 1760, in Middletown, Connecticut. He enlisted in March, 1775, for nine months as a fifer in Capt. Jacob Allen's company, Col. Jonathan Brewer's Massachusetts regiment. He again enlisted in December, 1775, for one year, with Capt. Aaron Haynes and Col. Asa Whitcomb. In August, 1777, he served for two years under Capt. Ebenezer Webber, and in 1779 he again served for three months with Capt. Gideon King in the New York line of troops. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Fulton county, Illinois, where he died February 24, 1839, and is buried at Marrietta. His widow drew his pension after his death. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

JONAS CLINE - born in Rochester, NY, June 25, 1760. He enlisted from Ulster county in 1780. He came at an early date to Fulton co and died there. He is buried in a private cemetery near Fairview. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

WILLIAM DOLLAR - was born in Virginia in 1743. Enlisted October 15, 1776, serving until Dec 7, 1779 with Capts. Alexander Morgan, Marquis Chalmers and Thomas Collet, with Col. Christian Fehiger. He came to Fulton Co and died there September 6, 1838. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

WILLIAM GRIFFITHS - served in the New York troops in the 13th regiment, with Capt. Holter Dunham and Col. John McCrea. He came to Fulton co and there applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917"- "New York in the Revolution")

George HAINLINE, Sr. - served in the war from one of the Carolinas. He removed to Illinois, settling in Fulton county, where he is buried. Descendants give his service in the battle of King's Mountain. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917" - "Traditional Records")

JOHN HOWARD - Served in the Virginia troops. Came to Fulton Co, and there applied for a pension, but owing to a law passed by Congress in 1832 making the time of service necessary to be entitled to a pension six months, it was not granted. "Virginia Records." ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

JAMES KITCHEN - served in the war from Northampton county, Pennsylvania, in the third company, under Capt. Hugh Gaston, Fifth Battalion, in 1781. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Fulton county, where he died, and is buried in the Old Temple cemetery near Table Grove. He was pensioned. Wife's name: Jane. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917")

SAMUEL MALLORY - was from Connecticut, where he served in the war in the Eighth Regiment under Capt. Comstock, from July, 1780, to December, 1780. He came to Fulton county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension, but not having served the required time, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917- "Connecticut in the Revolution."")

JOHN RITCHEY - served in the war from Virginia with Capt. Benjamin Biggs. He came to Fulton county and there applied for a pension, but it was refused as he had served less than six months. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917 - Virginia Records."

R.C. ROWLEY
- came to Fulton county, Illinois, and in 1840 he applied for a pension. He is doubtless the Reuben Rowley who served in the Fourth Regiment, New York line of troops from Albany, under Col. Kilian Van Rensselear He lived in Fulton county in what was then known as Pleasant township. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917 - "New York in the Revolution")

JACOB ULMER - was from Orangeberg district, South Carolina, where he served in the war. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Fulton county, and asked for a pension, but had served less than six months and it was refused. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, "Pension Reports", 1917")

AUSTIN YANCEY - served in the South Carolina troops from Greenville county. He came to Fulton county and applied for a pension, but having served less than six months, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, "Pension Reports", 1917")

CHRISTOPHER ZOLL - was a native of Maryland, where he doubtless served in the war. He came to Fulton county and applied for a pension at the age of 88 years. He probably died before the pension was granted. He is buried near Fairview. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, AND "Pension Records of 1840", which were gathered by the marshalls of the district and cannot always be verified.")


GALLATIN COUNTY

WILLIAM ABNEY - served in the war from Virginia. He also continued in the service of the United States after the close of the war. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and is doubtless buried in that county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917 - Virginia Records")

WILLIAM ALLEN - was born in Pennsylvania but enlisted in North Carolina, serving in both cavalry and infantry. He was sergeant in 1781 under Lieut. John Campbell and Ensign Robert Scoby, with Col. Archibald Lytle. He was taken prisoner at Hillsburg but exchanged August 11, 1782, and returned to his home in Orange county. He came to Gallatin county and is doubtless buried there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917 - Virginia Records")

STEPHEN BOUTWELL - served in the Virginia troops under Capt. Samuel Hawes and Col. Alexander Spottiswood from January 1, 1777, to June the same year, acting as corporal. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and is probably buried there. He applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917 - Virginia Records")

GREENBERRY CHOATE - was born in Virginia in 1751. He served one month in 1779 under Capt. William Cocke and Col. Andrew Christie, in the North Carolina troops. He again enlisted in July, 1780, for four months under Capt. James Lawrence and Col. Andrew Christie. He served one month with Capt. Ezekiel Smith and Col. Thomas Clark in 1781. He came to Johnson county, IL, but died in Gallatin county in 1842, and is buried on Eagle Creek, near Equality. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN DUFF - was a Virginian. He gave George Rogers Clark valuable information regarding Kaskaskia when the soldiers were on their way to that place. In 1805 he was on his way to Virginia and was killed on Ripple Island, Gallatin county, and was buried near the old salt springs. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 - "County History")

ABNER FOSTER - was from Massachusetts, where he served in Capt. Benjamin Adams' company, Col. Jonathan Johnson's regiment, enlisting August 15, 1777, serving four months. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and is doubtless buried there as he was an aged man. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

BENNET HANCOCK - served in the Virginia troops, for which he was granted 100 acres of bounty land. He was born in 1756 and served under Col. Christian Fehiger. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and died there April 7, 1833. He was pensioned, and his widow drew the pension after his death. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 - "VIRGINIA RECORDS & "PENSION REPORTS")

WILSON HENDERSON - was from Chester county, South Carolina, and served in the war from that state. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and is probably buried in the county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials - PENSION REPORTS")

LEWIS HOWELL, born 3-27-1755 in Westmoreland County, VA. Died in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois on 4-27-1833.
His widow (second wife) was Leona Sisk whom he married 12-15-1814 (he was 59 by now) collected a pension. Leona was born about 1777 in North Carolina. Leona died in Saline County, Illinois on 1-25-1861...donated by
Tom

JOHN LAMB, SR. - was from North Carolina, where he served in the war in the Tenth Regiment, North Carolina troops, under Capt. James Mills, from January, 1782, to January, 1783. He removed to Gallatin county, Illinois, and settled near Ridgeway, where he is probably buried as he was an aged man when he applied for a pension. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JAMES NORTON - was in the war from Virginia. He continued in the service in the Sixth U. S. Infantry. He came to Gallatin county, and is probably buried there. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 - VIRGINIA RECORDS")

THOMAS POSEY, Info from "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917: Gen. Thomas Posey was born in Virginia July 9, 1750. He is said to have been the natural son of George Washington, his mother being Elizabeth Lloyd. He served as captain in the Seventh Virginia Regiment; in 1776 was promoted to a major in Col. Daniel Morgan's regiment. He was made lieutenant-colonel, and after the close of the war was made brigadier-general. He was in the battles of Monmouth, Stony Point, and was at Yorktown. In 1794 he removed to Kentucky, where he was a Senator in 1805-06. He also served in the War of 1812. He was governor of Indiana Territory, serving until it was made a state in 1816. He removed to Illinois, settling in Gallatin county, where he died March 18, 1818. He is buried near Shawneetown, and his grave is marked by a monument, though it is in a decaying condition. ["Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 - "Virginia Records" and "The National Cyclopedia of Biography."]

Info donated by
SFC John B Langford Jr : Thomas Posey was born 9 July, 1750 in Charles County, Maryland, and died March 19, 1818 in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois. Army of George Washington: Bet. 1777 - 1781, Surrender of English at Yorktown, New Jersey, Burial: March 1818, Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois. DAR Monument: Aft. 1818, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois. Government Appointment: 1816, Agent for Indian affairs, Illinois. Military service 1: 1776, American Revolution, 1st Virginia Regiment. Military service 2: 1781, With General "Mad" Anthony Wayne in Georgia. Occupation: Bef. 1774, Saddler on the Virginia frontier. Political Office: Bet. 1805 - 1809, Lt. Governor of Kentucky. Political Office 2: Bet. 1812 - 1813, U. S. Senator of Louisiana. Political Office 3: 1813, Appointed Territorial Governor of Indiana. 1814, Lost election to Benjamin Harrison. Residence: 1775, Augusta County Committee, Virginia. He married (1) Martha Mathews 1772 in Augusta County, Virginia, daughter of Sampson Matthews. She was born in August County, Virginia, and died in Virginia. He married (2) Mary Alexander January 3, 1772 in Augusta County, Virginia, daughter of John Alexander and Lucy Thornton. She was born in Augusta County, Virginia...

WILLIAM SUTTON - was born in Virginia in 1764. He served in 1781 for two months under Capt. John Jackson and Col. Thomas Merriwether; he again served for six months with Capt. Thomas Eaton, and Col. William Darke. He was at the battle of Yorktown. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOHN THADOWEN - was a resident of Gallatin county, Illinois, and in 1840 was 85 years of age when he applied for a pension. It is not known from what state he served as the records of that time are not complete. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ROBERT WEST - was from Bertie county, North Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

In 1825 Gen. Lafayette visited Gallatin county. On this occasion a poorly clad Frenchman stood at the door of the hotel looking at Lafayette. As soon as Lafayette saw him he advanced to greet him with both hands extended. He was an old soldier who had served as a bodyguard for Lafayette.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



GREENE COUNTY


Michael M. Baker - was born in 1753 in Borough of Southwark, London, England. He came to America in 1773 and espoused the cause of the new country. He enlisted in 1779 in Major Frederick Vernon's company, Col. David Broadherdin, Pennsylvania troops, serving as sergeant. He removed to Ohio and later to Greene county, Illinois, where he died in 1831. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

William Beman - was born May 2, 1758, at Kent, Connecticut. He enlisted June 1, 1776, for six months with Col. Heman Swift and Capt. Ebenezer Couch. In 1777 he again served for two months with Capt. Sackett and Col. Hooker, and served again in the same year for two months with Capt. Peter Mills and Col. John Wood. He served the fourth time in 1779 for six months with Col. Heman Swift. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there October 21, 1837. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ORVILLE BLACKKETTR - died 12 Jun 1827(?). Buried in White Hall Cemetery, in White Hall, IL (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Allen J. Bridges - was a native of Wake county, North Carolina, born in 1756. He enlisted in Rowan county and served seven month as private in Capt. Simeon Alexander's company, Col. Joseph McDowell's regiment. He was in the battles of Ramsour and Salisbury. He married in Greene county, Elizabeth Irwin, and after his death she drew his pension. He was buried in the Woodbury cemetery, Kane township. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Clark - was born in 1765 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He served from 1778 to the close of the war, enlisting three different times, with Capts. Timothy Downing, Samuel Teeters and Cols. Matthew Williamson and William Crawford, in the Virginia line of troops. He was in battle with Indians at the time Col. Crawford was captured. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there September 13, 1844. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Jesse Conway - is buried in Williams-Edwards cemetery on the Barrow road near Roodhouse, Illinois. Born 17 Dec 1761 in Fincastle, Va. Died 9 Oct 1840 in Greene County, Illinois. He spent 18 months with Col. Daniel Boone, was captured at Ruddle's Station, sent to Detroit until the end of the war. There is a plaque at the foot of his tombstone showing his Rev. War service...submitted by ©Jerry Conway From ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917): Jesse Conway was from Virginia, where he enlisted at Reed Island in 1777 for eighteen months, and again in 1779 for sixteen months under Capts. William Buchanan and Isaac Riddle with Cols. Boon and Abraham Bowman. He died in Greene county, aged 79 years. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Flatt - served in the war from Middlesex county, New Jersey. He came to Greene county and there applied for a pension, but not having served six months it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 - "New Jersey in the Revolution.")

JAMES GARRISON - buried in Old Cemetery in Patterson Township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) James Garrison was born near Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, in 1747. He enlisted in Wilkes county, North Carolina, in 1775 for three months under Capt. John Hamlin, Col. Benjamin Cleveland; enlisted again in 1781 with Capt. Alexander Gordan, Col. Joseph McDowell. He was in the battles of Cross Creek, the surrender of Ninety-six, and Eutaw Springs. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there very aged; is buried in the Patterson cemetery. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ADONIJAH GRISWALD - buried in North cemetery. LT in the VT. Militia. Died 1 Sep 1841. Scout Cpt. Joshua Barnum & Maj. G. Brownson) (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) Adonijah Griswald was born at New Milford, Connecticut, in 1758. He entered the service in Vermont under Capt. Joshua Barnum and Major Gideon Brownson, Vermont militia, serving as a scout until 1778, when he was taken prisoner and carried to Quebec; was kept there until 1781. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there September 1, 1841; is probably buried in White Hall. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & "Vermont in the Revolution"

John W. Hewitt/Huitt, Sr. - was born in Brunswick county, Virginia. He removed to North Carolina, where he enlisted in August, 1778; he reenlisted seven times, serving until 1781; he was a sergeant under seven captains, viz., James Williams, Ballard Smith, William McFarlane, James Moore, John Henderson, Nathan Goodye, Richard White, John Fuller and Col. Francis Malmady. He was in the battles of Guildford Court House and Ramsour's Mill. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there in 1848; is buried in the Providence cemetery, East Carrolton. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917) For more information on this family, view here

DAVID HICKS - buried in Hicks cemetery, White Hall, IL . Sgt. Crockett's Reg, d. 1834.

---- HOFFMAN - buried in Walkerville Cemetery in Walkervile, IL (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ROBERT LARTON - buried in White Hall cemetery. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
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Robert Lorton - Was born in Charlotte, Virginia, where he enlisted in 1776, serving two years in the Fourth Virginia Regiment under Capt. John Morton and Col. Adam Stephen. He was in the battles of Trenton, Germantown and Brandywine. He enlisted again under Capt. John Holcomb, serving six months. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and at an early date came to Illinois, locating in Bond county, but later in Greene county, where he died in 1833. Robert Lorton was the founder of Lorton Prairie, near Whitehall, where he lies buried. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


FRANCIS MILLER, CPT. - buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Greenfield, IL. d. 1843. Battle of Hanging Rock and Guilford (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
Francis Miller - was born at sea October 16, 1753, when his parents were on a voyage from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina. They were in Mecklenburg county, where he enlisted in 1775 as private. He was made captain, serving three times as that officer in the Riflemen Rangers with Col. Robert Irwin. He served until 1781 and was in the battles of Hanging Rock and Guildford Court House. He came to Greene county, Illinois, at an early date and died there in 1843. He is buried in the North cemetery, Greenfield. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John A. Miller - was from Orange county, Virginia, where he enlisted, serving from April, 1778, to September, 1778, in company No. 5 with Col. Thomas Marshall in the Third Regiment. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension, but not having served six months, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & "VIRGINIA RECORDS"

Caleb Post - was a native of New Jersey, where he served in the war from Morris. He also served in the state troops. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Greene county, and is probably buried in Bluffdale. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Thomas Richardson - served in the war from Virginia. He continued in the service after the close of the war and was in the United State infantry. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and probably died there. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & VIRGINIA RECORDS")

Jonah Scroggins - was born in Brunswick county, Virginia, but enlisted in Burke county, North Carolina, in 1778, with Capt. Robert Temples and Major Charles Pickney. He re-enlisted three times under Capts Philip Taylor, Philip Thomas and John Whitley, with William Dennis and Robert Rayford as majors. He came to Greene county, IL, where he died in 1845; is probably buried in Carrolton. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

AARON SMITH - Pvt under Capt. E. Moore, di. Mar 1841. Buried in Athensville Cemetery in White Hall, IL (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
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AARON SMITH was born in 1765 in North Carolina. He enlisted there in 1781, only serving thirty-four days, when he was shot through the thigh in the battle of Eutaw Springs. He served under Capts. Elijah Moore and Michael Randolph, with Cols. Archibald Lytle and Henry Lee. He removed to Tennessee, and from there to Greene county, IL, where he died in March, 1841, and is probably buried in Roodhouse. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WM. THAXTON - PVT, N.C. - buried in Hickory Grove, Greenfield, IL (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) Was from Caswell county, North Carolina, where he served in the war from May, 1782. He came to Greene county, IL, where he applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & NORTH CAROLINA RECORDS)

JOHN THOMPSON - VA. Troops. Buried in Doyle (Boyle?) Cemetery in Barrow Township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) Was born in Botetourt county, Virginia. He enlisted in 1781 for three months with Capt. Henry Pawling, Col. William McClenahan. He again served for five months and again for one month in 1781 under Capt. David May, Col. Thomas Fleming, in the Virginia troops. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he died March 27, 1843, and is buried in the Thompson graveyard, Burrow township. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

George Vinciner - served in the war in the Kentucky artillery. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he probably died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JAMES H. WHITESIDE - buried in Highstreet Cemetery in Whitehall, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)




GRUNDY COUNTY

JOSEPH T. AUGUSTINE - buried in Braceville Cemetery in Gardner, Grundy County, IL. He died 12 Mar 1871. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


HAMILTON COUNTY

Jacob Barker - served in the Pennsylvania troops in Capt. John Rea's company. He was of Irish parentage. The family history gives an account of his service, that after serving one year he was wounded in the hip and was discharged, but upon his recovery he re-enlisted and was again wounded in the leg. He came to Hamilton county, IL, and died on the farm where he had lived for many years, between the towns of Walpole and Broughton. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Grandfather Davis -
a soldier of the American Revolution, lies buried in Hamilton county. Old residents have vouched for this information. His given name is not known, or the state from which he served. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

FRANCIS DOLLAHIDE (DOLAHIDE)
was born in Caswell County, North Carolina in 1750; He served for six years, enlisting early in 1776 for three months; again for three months, again after two weeks for three months, and again in 1781 serving to the close of the war. He served under Captains William Moorow, Small, Christopher Taylor, and Samuel Sexton, with Colonel Archibald Lytle, and Major Dugan. He was in the battles of Eutaw Springs and Yorktown. Coming to Illinois, he located in Hamilton County. He died Aug. 30, 1837. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

George Fitzgerald - served from Virginia. He was discharged from the service May 24, 1780. He was in Col. John Gibson's detachment in the western department. He came to Hamilton county, Illinois, and died there; is buried in the Gatlin cemetery, Crouch township, on the farm of Felix C. Upchurch. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

AMBROSE MAULDING was born in Virginia August 1, 1735. He served in the Virginia troops. He came to Hamilton county, Illinois, and died there August 25, 1833, and is buried near McLeansboro, near the "Ten-Mile Baptist Church." A granddaughter is still living who attended his funeral. His grave is marked by a substantial monument which bears the following inscription: "Immortal may their memory be who fought and died for Liberty." Ambrose Maulding, a pious and devout Christian, Born August 1, 1735. After this he lived 98 years and 25 days, and saw his sons and his sons' sons; so he died being old and full of days on the 25th of August 1833." ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Frederick Mayberry - served in the war from Virginia. He came to reside in Hamilton county, IL, and there applied for a pension, but not having served six months, it was not granted. He is buried in Big Hill cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Randle McDaniel - was born in Frederick county, Maryland, in 1755. He removed to South Carolina, where he served three months in 1775 under Capt. John Patton and Col. Holt Richardson. He removed to White county, Illinois, but died in Hamilton county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

LITTLE PAGE PROCTOR - was born in Granville county, Virginia, in 1760. He enlisted with Capt. Cornelius Riddle, serving from March, 1778, to the close of the war, and was retained in service until August, 1794. He came to Hamilton county, Illinois, and died there November 15, 1852, aged 92 years. He is buried in the Concord cemetery, near McLeansboro. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

NICHOLAS PROCTOR - was doubtless a brother of Little Page Proctor, and served in the Virginia troops. He was born in 1755 and died in Hamilton county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Jesse Taylor - was born in England, but coming to America he enlisted with the Colonists, serving with the Virginia troops. Coming to Illinois, he settled near Olga, Hamilton county. He is buried near the town of Walpole. His widow drew a pension for many years. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Henry J. Williams - served from Virginia during the war, and was continued in the service in the United States infantry after the close of the war. He removed to West Tennessee and from there to Hamilton county, IL. His burial place is not known. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


HANCOCK COUNTY

DAVID BALDWIN was born in Dutchess county, New York, May 5, 1761. He enlisted when a mere lad, being but fifteen years of age, serving as private in the Third Regiment, under Col. John Field in the New York line of troops. He was in the service ten months, from February to December. He died April 29, 1847, and is buried in Carthage. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

CHARLES BETTISWORTH was born in Virginia in 1761. He enlisted when only eighteen years of age, three years after the battle of Lexington, and served until the close of the war in the Virginia line of troops. He came to Illinois at an early date, settling in Hancock county, where he died June 12, 1842; is buried in the Bethel cemetery. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

SAMUEL CALDWELL was a native of Virginia, born near Wheeling in 1749. He served in the Virginia line of troops, being chief of scouts. He came to Illinois after the close of the war, settling in Hancock county, where he died in 1850 at the advanced age of 101 years. He is buried on the Brenneman farm between Chili and Stillwell, Hancock county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

SAMUEL COLWELL - buried in Harding Cemetery in St. Albans Twp. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOHN LIPSIE (alternate name spelling: John Leipsic) was born in 1732 and died in Hancock county in 1835, being 103 years of age. He is buried in the Belknap cemetery. He served from Virginia. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Ute PERKINS - served in the war from South Carolina. Coming to Illinois he lived in Hancock county, and there applied for a pension. He had not served six months and it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

RICHARD ROSE
- was born in 1754. He died in Hancock county, February 14, 1842, aged 88 years, and is buried in Lot 9, Range B, in Pulaski cemetery, near Augusta. He served in the Virginia line of troops, and was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ALEXANDER K. PATTERSON - was born in New York; date unknown. He served in the Orange county militia, in the Fourth Regiment, under Col. John Hathorn. He died in Hancock county, and is buried on the Cozard farm, south of Elvaston. Patterson, New Jersey, was named for a son of Alexander Patterson. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ASA WORTH - was born in Leicester, Mass., August 25, 1763, and died in Hancock county, Illinois, February 15, 1845. He is buried in Nauvoo. He applied for a pension which was held for further specification. Descendants vouch for his service. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



HARDIN COUNTY

We haven't found any Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in this county




HENDERSON COUNTY


Benjamin BLAKENSHIP - was from Hampton, Virginia. He enlisted in 1777, serving in Capt. Anthony Singleton's company, and Col. Charles Harrison's regiment. He was in the battle of Camden. He removed to Ohio and in 1836 came to Warren county, Illinois. He died in 1844 and is buried in Henderson county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Samuel CHAPIN was from Vermont, where he served in 1777 in Capt. Parmelee Allen's company; he also served from June 16 to July 10, 1778, in Capt. Samuel Robinson's company, and Col. Samuel Herrick's regiment. He again served in Capt. Joseph Safford's company, and Col. Ebenezer Walbridge's regiment, from August 2, to August 8, 1781. He removed to New York, then to Pennsylvania, and from there to Indiana, and about 1839 to Knox county, Illinois. He died in Henderson county, and is buried in the Oquaka cemetery. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

David FINLEY - was born in Belfast, Ireland, March 9, 1761. Coming to America when a lad, he enlisted in Capt. Samuel Miller's company, and Col. Aeneas Mackey's Eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania troops. He was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. In 1818 he was in Clarke county, Indiana, but removed to Warren county, Illinois. He died September 3, 1838, and is buried near Oquaka, Henderson county. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Earl FRIZZELL - was from Massachusetts, where he served in the war. He came to Henderson county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

David LYNN - was born in Connecticut in 1764; he enlisted in 1780 under Capt. Marvin Lord, and Lt. William Lynn (his brother), in Col. Herman Swift's regiment. About 1832 he removed to Warren county, IL. He is buried near the Old South Henderson Presbyterian Church. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Daniel McMILLAN was a soldier from South Carolina. He was born in 1752, and died in Henderson county, IL, August 1, 1838. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

HENRY COUNTY

George Nixon gravestone

George NIXON - Buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Colona Township, Henry County, IL

From
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917):

Enlisted December 15, 1776, for three months, as Ensign with Capt. George Evans, and Col. Thomas Duff in the Delaware troops. He re-enlisted for six weeks in the same company, and was chosen Lieutenant October 15, 1777, serving from October 15, 1777, until July, 1778, under Capt. David McKee, and Col. Thomas Duff. He was in the battles of Princeton and Brandywine. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Rock Island county, Illinois, August 15, 1841. His grandson is still living and remembers his grandfather well. He is buried about twenty miles east of Rock Island, in the Green River district. He was pensioned.


Read more about George Nixon, who was the ggg-grandfather of President Richard Nixon, at our
Henry County website.

[Photo contributed by Carol Evans]


IROQUOIS COUNTY

Thomas Williamson - was born in Hampshire county, Virginia, in 1757. He served one year before the close of the war under Capt. John Anderson, Col. --- commanding. He also made gun powder for the use of the army. He removed to Ohio, and in 1825 to Indiana, and in 1832 he came to Illinois, settling in Crab Apple township, Iroquois county, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


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