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



JACKSON COUNTY

Daniel Banow, or Barrow
- was born in 1757 in Brunswick county, Virginia. He enlisted in Virginia in 1776 for three months under Capt. John Williamson in Virginia troops. He enlisted again in the North Carolina troops, with Capts. John Hill, Francis Tartanson, and Col. James Hogan, serving thirteen months. He was in the battle of Guilford Court House. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Gasper Butcher
DAR has documented that Gasper Butcher was a patriot. His patriot number is A203992. According to their records he was from Virginia, his rank was a private. They list his death as ante 27 November 1815 in Randolph County, Illinois.
They document his service as follows: Harding, Geo Rogers Clark & His Men 1778-1784 P 16; NARA, M806, Gen Index to Comp Mil SVC Recs of Rev War Sols, Roll # 8 Seimes. 1) Capt Thomas Quirk. They also list his wife as Catherine. Buried Holiday Farm Cemetery, Murphysboro, IL.
[Submitted by Andrew Butcher Jr.)

EPHRIAM Doty
- died 1831 and buried on the George Doty Farm [cemetery] in Somerset (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Robert Fry - was from Virginia where he served with Capt. Bembridge Goodwin. He removed to Jackson county, Illinois, and died there He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Robert Friatt - served in the Virginia line of troops. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, and settled in Ridge township, at Dutch Ridge, before 1812. He is probably buried in Jackson county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Jesse Gordon - was born in Virginia, October 3, 1755. He enlisted in 1776 in the North Carolina troops, as Orderly-Sergeant, under Capt. William Shepherd and Col. Joseph Williams, serving three months. He removed to Wilkes county, Georgia, and served there in 1777, as First Lieutenant with Capt. James Hawkins, and Col. John Stewart, serving eleven months. He served again in 1778 under Capt. John Gunnells and Col. John Dooley. He again enlisted under Col. Elijah Clarke, and was in the battle at Kettle Creek. In the winter of 1780 and 1781 he was taken prisoner, but paroled. He broke his parole and aided in driving the British out of Augusta, but was captured, and a prisoner until 1782, when he again escaped, returning to Wilkes county and there was again captured and kept for eight months, when he was freed. Returning home he continued in the service until 1783, when peace was declared. He served fighting the Indians after the close of the war. A wonderful record of a brave soldier. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, and died there August 27, 1850. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JONATHAN HARRISON
- died 1824 and buried on the George Doty Farm (cemetery) in Somerset. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Zachariah Lyrely -
was born June 2, 1755, in Culpepper county, Virginia. He enlisted in Rowan county, North Carolina, in 1777, for three months with Capt. George H. Berger; in 1778 for five months under Capt. Thomas Cook, and again for six months with Capt. Richard Grimes, and Col. Robert Rutherford. He came to Jackson county at an early day, settling at Dutch Ridge. He was in the battles of Reedy Fork and Guildford Court House. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Dr.(?) PAYNE - buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Ora. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Ebenezer Pyatt -
was born in Pennsylvania in 1755. He enlisted in Virginia, serving four years. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Tennessee, then to Kentucky, and in 1814 to Jackson county, Illinois, settling at Dutch Ridge. He doubtless died there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Joseph J. Williams - (note: middle name s/b Terry according to his pension papers)
was from Pennsylvania, where he served in the war. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, settling in Elk township in the northern precinct, in 1815. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917) Read pension papers




JASPER COUNTY


WM. WILSON - buried in Hayes cemetery in Rosehill. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)



JEFFERSON COUNTY


THOMAS BADGETT- buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ASA BATEMAN- buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Daniel Chandler - was from South Carolina, where he served in the Ninety-sixth District, February, 1776, under Capt. Jarret Smith, for four months. He again served in May, 1777, with Capt. James Lisle and Col. Jonas Beard, for two months, and one month with Capt. Frederick Lipham. In 1778 and 1779 he served with Capt. James Lisle and Col. John Lisle for over four months. He again served in June, 1780, with Capt. William Smith and Col. John Thomas; was in the battles of Cedar Springs, and Musgrove Mill, and in constant service until the close of the war. He was made Lieutenant under Capt. Jeremiah Williams and Col. John Hammond. He came to Jefferson county, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Francis Haney - was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, April 19, 1754. He enlisted in Botetourt county, serving from June, 1776, to December, 1776, under Capt. Daniel Smith. He again served from September, 1778, for seven months with Capt. George Adams, again for three months with Col. Isaac Shelby, and once more for nine months with Capts. George Maxfield, Robert Caldwell, and John Martin. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Jefferson county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Samuel Little - was from South Carolina where he served in the war, being in the Cavalry. He was born in 1765. He came to Jefferson county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

William Long - was born August 9, 1756, near Mt. Vernon, the home of Washington. He served in the Virginia troops and was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. He came to Illinois and lived in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson county. It is said that he was one of Washington's body guards. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

B.N. MAXEY- buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL. Cpt. Scoovey F.R.I.) (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOSEPH McMEEN- buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

John Murphy - served in the war from North Carolina. He came to Illinois in 1818. He died very aged, probably in Jefferson county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

PETER OWEN- - buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Joel Pace - was born in Virginia, July 28, 1762. He served in the war from that state. He removed to Kentucky and later to Jefferson county, Illinois, settling in Mt. Vernon township where he died. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

NATHANIEL PARKER- buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

LLOYD WARD- (Capt.) buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Thomas Williams - was from North Carolina, where he served in the war, serving in both Infantry and Cavalry. He came to Illinois when it was a Territory, settling in Jefferson county, where he probably died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


JERSEY COUNTY

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG - was born in Paxtang, Lancaster Co., Pa. Enlisted from Cumberland Co., Pa three times in the year of 1777, 2 months under Captain Laird and Colonel Chambers Regiment, 2 months under Lt. Jenkins in expedition against the Indians at Standing Stone, 2 months at Fort Wheeling, Va. under Colonel Marshall as a Scout, September 26-28th, 1778, in battle of Chestnut Hill and Seven Stars at Guelph Mill. In 1778 as Private in Captain John McTeer's Company in the 2nd Class, 3rd Battalion, Cumberland County Militia. August 1, 1781 - 4 1/2 months under Captain Bruce and as Artificer under Foreman Anderson and Colonel Crockett, and also in 1781 10 months under Colonel Marshall in expedition of General George Rogers Clark at The Falls Of The Ohio River and served in the Battle's of Seven Stars at Gulph's Mill, Pa. December 11, 1777 and Battle of Chestnut Hill, Pa. December 6,1777
In 1810 Joshua moved to Illinois and was a Ranger, until the Indians were driven from the southern part of the state. Prior to coming to Illinois, he had removed to Kentucky, and in the year above mentioned he settled in what is now Madison County Illinois. Joshua Armstrong remained where he first settled until 1824, when he removed with his family to Jersey County, near Fielding, where the old pioneer and soldier remained until his death. Interred in the Armstrong (aka Richland ) Cemetery in Jersey County. [Source: Extensive research done by Bill Armstrong. Read more
here]

WILLIAM BATES
- was born in Pennsylvania in 1759. He served in the First South Carolina Regiment, commanded by Col. Charles Pinckney, from April 14, 1776, to December, 1776. Coming to Illinois in 1835, he located in Madison county, where he died February, 1848, but was buried at Jersey Landing, now Elsah, Jersey county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JONATHAN COOPER - was born in Maryland, but served in the war in Pennsylvania as a drummer. He removed to Kentucky and came to Illinois in 1835, settling four miles southwest of Jerseyville, where he died August, 1845. He was pensioned while living in Kentucky. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WILLIAM GILLHAM - was one of the famous Gillham family of sons, who served in the war from South Carolina. He came to Madison county, Illinois, with his brothers, but removed to Jersey county, where he died. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



JO DAVIESS COUNTY

REV. SAMUEL MITCHELL was born in Cecil county, Maryland, in 1760. He removed to Botetourt county, Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Illinois in 1817, settling near Belleville, St. Clair county. It is probable that he was the "Rev. --- Mitchell" who opened the Constitutional Convention in 1818, with prayer. He and his brother Edward built a church in Bellville. He removed to Galena and lived to a great age, preaching when he was 80 years of age. He died near Galena. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



JOHNSON COUNTY

Daniel Chapman -
was born in Westchester county, New York, July 25, 1756. He enlisted in 1775 for nine months under Capt. Richard Sackett and Col. John Thomas. One year later, in the Spring of 1776, he again enlisted for nine months and rendered most efficient service against the Tories, who were numerous in that county. In 1777 he acted as scout and was appointed second Sergeant under Col. Frederick Weisenfeldt, serving one year. In August, 1781, they marched south to meet Lord Cornwallis in Virginia. He removed to Johnson county, Illinois, and died there February 8, 1841, and is buried east of Vienna, on his farm. A monument erected by his family marks his grave. A most faithful soldier of the American Revolution. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917) Read more here: Private Daniel Chapman

JACOB HARWICK (HARVICK) -
was born in Pennsylvania in 1752. He served three months in 1781 under Capt. Thomas Hewitt, in Col. Joseph Phillips' regiment in the North Carolina troops. He again enlisted under Capt. Charles Gordon, and served one year. He removed to Johnson county, Illinois, and died there in 1833. He is buried two miles east of Vienna. A government marker has been placed at his grave by the Vienna D. A. R. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Randolph Lawson -
was born in Cumberland county, North Carolina, in 1752, where he enlisted in 1780 under Capt. Cox or Gholston, guarding baggage during the battle of Camden. He again enlisted in 1781 and during the battle of Guildford Court House guarded baggage. He removed to Kentucky and from there to Johnson county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension, but having served less than six months, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Hezekiah West - was born in Maryland, November 7, 1763. He enlisted in the South Carolina troops in Capt. Robert Frost's company, in Col. Richard Winn's regiment, for one month, and again for three months in same company. He again enlisted in 1782 with Capt. John McCoot's company of mounted rangers, in Col. David Hopkins' regiment for three months. His father served in the same company and was killed in 1778. Hezekiah West was a member of the Illinois State Convention in 1818 from Johnson county. He died July 29, 1845, and is buried in the West Eden cemetery, Johnson county. His grave is marked by a government marker. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917) Read biography

William Wiggs -
was born in North Carolina in 1758. He enlisted in Wayne county, serving for thirty-five days in 1775, in Capt. William Fellows' company. He again enlisted in 1779 for five months with Capt. John Canada, and in 1781 he served three months under Capt. Joseph Sessions and was in the battle of Guilford Court House. He removed to Johnson county, Illinois, and died there in 1835. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)




KANE COUNTY

WILLIAM BENNETT
- was born at Sandown, New Hampshire, May 9, 1758. He enlisted four different times; first, August, 1776, under Capt. Nathan Brown and Col. Pierce Long, New Hampshire troops; second, 1779, with the same officers; the third time in 1780 under Col. Timothy Bedel, in Massachusetts troops, with Capt. Charles Johnson and Col. James Wadsworth; fourth time, September, 1782, with Capt. Cutting Farror, New Hampshire troops. He was in the battle of Fort Ann. He removed to New York, Genesee county, and from there to Kane county, Illinois, in 1836, where he died February 15, 1846, and is buried near Wasco, in a private cemetery. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

NATHAN BROWN - was from New York, where he enlisted in Weschester county, under Capt. Benjamin Chapin, and Col. Thaddeus Crane. He came to Kane county, Illinois, where he died and is buried in Batavia township. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

C.W. FRINK - died 13 Nov 1883 (?) and is buried in the South Burlington cemetery. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOHN GOWDY - Born Summers, Hartford County, Connecticut on May 10, 1759; died February 3, 1854 aged 94 yrs, 8 mos and 24 days. Buried in the East Batavia Cemetery in Batavia, Kane county.

W.R. MILLER - buried in the West Aurora Cemetery in Aurora. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ABNER POWERS - was born in Richmond, New Hampshire, December 15, 1760. He enlisted January 1, 1777, serving until December, 1781, under Col. John Stark, and again in the Seventh Company, 1778, for two years with Capt. William Farwell. He came to Kane county, Illinois, where he died October 19, 1852, and was buried at Lily Lake, Virgil township. A marble slab bore the inscription "A Soldier of the Revolution," also a sword carved in the marble. Several years since it was ascertained that the stone was broken, and it was determined to erect a suitable monument to the memory of Abner Powers, who had been in the battles of Bennington, Saratoga, Valley Forge, and Yorktown. The monument stands thirty feet high, and was dedicated with impressive ceremonies, three companies of the Third State Regiment and five hundred members of the Grand Army, together with a large number of citizens united in doing honor to his memory. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Samuel Sawine - served in the Massachusetts troops from September 4, 1778, to September 11th, under Capt. John Walter. He came to Kane county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

FREDERICK VAUGHN came from the State of Connecticut, where he enlisted under Lt. Col. ? Canfield in the Connecticut Militia.  He was born in 1767, and died in Aurora, Kane County, Aug. 6, 1845, and is buried in the Root Street cemetery (now forsaken), Aurora, Illinois. (Note: possible alternate info: died 10 Aug 1845, served as a private in Col. Campbell's Conn. militia; buried in Spring Lake cemetery in Aurora. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

From: (
"Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917): He was born in Connecticut in 1767. He enlisted under Lt. Col. Samuel Canfield in the Connecticut Militia. He came to Kane county, Illinois, and died there August 6, 1845, and was buried in the Root Street cemetery, but through the efforts of the Aurora Chapter, D. A. R., his remains were removed to Spring Lake cemetery, Aurora. The chapter placed a granite and bronze marker at his grave.



KANKAKEE COUNTY

SOLEMAN BERDEL - buried in Schrontz Cemetery in S.E. Momence Twp. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


KENDALL COUNTY

HENRY MIZNER, born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 22, 1759; he enlisted in a Northumberland County, Pennsylvania regiment, serving under Capt. ? Green for fifteen months. After the war he came to Indiana, where he received a pension for service in the Revolutionary War. He removed to Illinois, settling in Kendall County, where he died Sept. 25, 1848; is buried in the Millington cemetery, Kendall County ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Daniel Burroughs, Sr. - Daniel Burroughs, Sr., was born in Windsor, Connecticut, on May 28, 1755. He volunteered for the Revolution four separate times, in 1775, 1776, 1777, and 1780. He served at Fort Ticonderoga, at the battle of Saratoga when General Burgoyne was defeated, and at Royalton, Vermont. Many years later, at age 82, in 1837, he moved to Kendall County (then Kane County) with his son Daniel, Jr., and his family. They claimed nearly 570 acres just north of the Fox River and then sold farm-sized portions of the property to other settlers as they arrived in the area south of Plano. He died at age 88 on October 18, 1843, and was buried in the small pioneer Griswold Cemetery on land that he had once owned. [Biography written by Kristy Gravlin, Plano Historian.]

DANIEL BURROUGHS other info: "was from New York where he enlisted in the Charlotte county Militia with Capt. Elshama Tozer, and Cols. Alexander Webster, and Thomas Armstrong in the Dorset Regiment. He was pensioned." ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

According to Daniel's Pension File # S32144: he personally appeared before the Court of Common Pleas in Ohio at age 77 to obtain Pension Benefits. He said in his sworn statement that in the year 1775 he volunteered as a private soldier into the Company of Captain Jason Wait, in the Regiment commanded by Col. John Stark. He said he marched to Cambridge in the state of Massachusetts and was there stationed for a term of three months and then was discharged. On June 1, 1776 he volunteered as a soldier for one year into the company of Captain Jason Wait, then of the Regiment of Col. Beetle (Bidle) and was appointed a Corporal and marched from Alstead in the state of New Hampshire, where he enlisted to the Ticonderoga and remained until the following November when he was discharged. He enlisted again early in the month of April 1777 as a volunteer for a period of one year at Alstead into the company of Captain Christopher Webber, Col. Benjamin Bellows Regiment and received the appointment to Orderly Sergeant and again marched to Ticonderoga and remained until the evacuation of the forts by the Continental Army in July. He retreated with the Army and continued in the service. He said he was at the taking of Burgoin in October of 1777 and was discharged about the 10th of November. In September of 1780 he volunteered into Captain Amos Shepards company in Col. Bellows' Regiment and marched from Alstead to Lake Champlain and to Royalton in pursuit of the Indians and was out on duty in this campaign for 2 months. He also stated in his statement that he had also lived in Williamstown, Vermont for 17 years before coming to Shalersville, Ohio. Daniel said he was unable to locate any papers to prove his service in the Army, but offered Job Thomson as a witness to his service. Job Thomson testified on Daniel's behalf, and backed up Daniels claims. On September 6, 1842 Daniel appeared before the Justice of the Peace for Portage County asking that his pension benefits be paid to him in the state of Illinois, County of Kendall, as he was leaving Ohio permanently.
[Submitted by Victor Burroughs, transcribed from Pension File # S32144]



KNOX COUNTY

Adam BRUNER - was born in Maryland in 1763. He enlisted February 4, 1781, in Capt. John Gayers company, Third regiment, and Major Richard Salter's regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. He removed to Knox county, Illinois, and died there October 19, 1846. He is buried near Rio in the Bruner cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Peter BRUNER - was born in Maryland in 1762. He enlisted in Capt. George Feathers company, Ninth Battalion, Lancaster county Militia, and Col. John Huber's regiment, in 1779. He again served in Capt. John Smuller's company, in 1780 and 1781; again in 1782 in Capt. James Patten's company. He is buried in the Bruner cemetery near Rio. A monument has been erected to the memory of these brothers in Knox county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ASHAEL GILBERT
- was born in Hebron, Connecticut, May 6, 1760. He enlisted May 1, 1778, serving as trumpeter in Capt. Israel Seymour's company, second brigade, with Col. Elijah Sheldon's regiment. He was discharged in 1780. He came to Galesburg, Knox county, in 1847, and died there November 23, 1852. His grave is marked. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ABRAHAM HAPSONSTALL (or Haptonstall or Hempenstall) was born April 6, 1761, in Orange county, New York. He served in the war with Capt. Thomas Moffatt for three months in 1775. He again served with Capt. Seth Marvin for three months, and again with Capt. Francis Smith for six months. He removed to Ohio and from there to Knox county, Illinois, where he died February 4, 1858, and is buried in the Russell cemetery, two miles north of Gilson. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
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ABRAHAM HAPTONSTALL was born April 6, 1761, in Orange County, New York.  He enlisted first under Captain Thomas Moffatt for three months in 1775.  In 1776 he served under Captain Seth Marvin for three months; he again served for six months under Captain Francis Smith.  He applied for a pension while residing in Gallia County, Ohio, in 1831; removing to Illinois, he settled in Knox County, where he died February 14, 1858. He lies buried near Hermon in a private burying ground. (buried in Russell Cemetery, 2 miles north of Gilson)
source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ABRAM HEMPENSTALL - died 22 Oct 1847. Buried in Russel Cemetery in Abingdon. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

John Harrington - was born February 8, 1764, in Poughkeepsie, New York. He enlisted in May, the year Fort Ann was taken, in Capt. Peter Magee's company, and Col. Henry Livingston's regiment, serving until November in the New York line of troops. He came to Knox county, Illinois, and applied for a pension in 1841, but not having served six months, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

JOSEPH LATIMER - was from New London, Conn., where he served in the Third regiment, known as Webb's regiment. He was commissioned as Captain, then Major, and finally served as Colonel of his regiment. He was the father of a remarkable family of sons, six of whom served in the war (TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: These were *probably* his brothers, not his sons) . He served as captain, being commissioned July 6, 1775, was discharged in December the same year. He came to Knox county, Illinois, in 1832 (or 1826) , and died there August 18, 1846. He is buried in the Cherry Grove cemetery, near Abingdon. Such men did not stop to ask "what is all this worth, or what is there in it for me?" Rather did they cherish high ideals, and these ideals were placed above all else that the world could give. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917) READ MORE BIOGRAPHIES OF THE LATIMER FAMILY AT OUR KNOX COUNTY WEBSITE.


DAVID MANLEY - was from Easton, Mass., where he enlisted with Col. Thomas Carpenter, and Capt. Samuel White, in August, 1778, being discharged in September the same year. He came to Knox county to reside and died there; is buried in the Russell cemetery, north of Gilson. (source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 and "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

GEORGE SORNBERGER was born in New York, in 1759. He served under Col. Roswell Hopkins in the Dutchess county Militia. He came to Knox county, Illinois, settling in Victoria, where he died September 27, 1841.  He came to Illinois in 1838, settling in Victoria, Knox County, where he died September 27, 1841. His wife and several children came with him to Illinois. [Buried in Victoria Cemetery. (source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 and "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOHN STRANGE - was born in Westchester county, New York. He enlisted from that county under Col. Pierre Van Courtland. He came to Knox county, Illinois, and died there in 1840 aged 94 years. He is buried in the Russell cemetery, 2 miles north of Gilson. He received a pension. (source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 and "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)



LAKE COUNTY

HENRY COLLINS
- was born in Massachusetts. He enlisted March 3, 1781, in Southboro for three years under Capt. Isaac Newton. He came to Lake county, IL, and died at Newport in 1847, aged 84 years. He is buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery in Rosecrans township. (source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 and "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


LASALLE COUNTY

OTHA WILCOXON - died 2 Nov 1863 and buried in Brookside cemetery in Tunica. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


LAWRENCE COUNTY

James Beard -
was born in Pennsylvania. He served in the war from Cumberland county in the 2d company, 4th battalion, under Col. Samuel Culbertson, in 1782, and the same year with Capt. John McConnell. He removed to Kentucky and in 1810 came to Lawrence county, Illinois. Soon after the close of the war of 1812 he was plowing in a field when an Indian who had a fancied grievance against him, stole up behind him and shot him, killing him instantly. Thus came the tragic close of a life of service for his country. He was never married. He lies buried near Heathville, Crawford county, but is near the line in Lawrence county. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Isham Childers - was born in Warren county, North Carolina, in 1766. He enlisted in 1779 for three months with Capt. Rowland Blanton and Col. Sewel; he again enlisted for three months with the same officers. In 1781 he served with Capt. William Johnston in the North Carolina troops. He removed to Lawrence county, Illinois, and died there. He is buried in Allison township, in the Howard graveyard. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Christopher Coy - was from Maryland, where he was born in 1761. He enlisted in 1779 under Capt. Henry Gaither, and Col. William Smallwood, serving to the close of the war. He was in the siege of Yorktown. He removed to Kentucky and from there to Lawrence county, Illinois, where he died October 12, 1839, and is buried in the Spring Hill cemetery. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

William Denison - was probably from Connecticut and served in 1777. He was at Yorktown under Lafayette. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, where he died and is buried in the Denison graveyard in the town of Denison. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Toussaint Dubois - was born in Vincennes, Indiana, about 1753. In 1774 he settled in what is now Allison township, Lawrence county. When Father Pierre Gibault came to Vincennes at the request of George Rogers Clark to use his influence with the French inhabitants of that place, Toussaint Dubois with his father and many others took the oath of allegiance in the little French church. He was also selected to confer with Washington regarding supplies. He was drowned while crossing the little Wabash river in 1811. "From Records found in St. Francis Xavier's Church, Vincennes and "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917."

Truman Gibbs - was from Litchfield, Conn. He served as trumpeter in 1776 with Capt. Moses Seymour and Major Elisha Sheldon in the Connecticut militia. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, and died there and is buried in Bridgeport in the Spring Grove cemetery "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917..

John Glenn - served from Virginia, in the Revolutionary war, and also continued in the service after the close of the war. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, and is probably buried there. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

Benjamin Highsmith - was from New Jersey. He is said to have served in the war, but no official record of service has been obtained. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, and settled in what is now Montgomery township, where he died in 1832 and is buried near his home."Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

Samuel Kincaid, (or Kincade) came from New Jersey to Illinois. He settled in Lukin township in 1819. He died soon after coming and is buried in the Kincaid graveyard, Lukin township. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

Adam Lackey - was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1759. He enlisted in 1777 for three months, again for four months with Capt. William Wallace, and Col. Isaac Shelby in the Virginia line of troops. He served again for three months under Capt. William Welcher, and Col. Evan Shelby. He was in the battle of Monks Corner. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, in 1815, and died there in 1836, aged 77 years, and is buried in the Lackey cemetery, Russell township. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

Thomas Luke - served in the Pennsylvania line of troops. He came to Lawrence county and there applied for a pension, but having served less than six months it was not granted. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

Benjamin Melton - served in the North Carolina troops with Capt. Berry Turner, Col. Henry Dixon, in 1776. He was drafted in 1781, serving three months, with Capt. William Hardin and Major Sharp. He again served for one year with Capt. Tilgham Dixon and Col. Henry Dixon. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, in 1820, and died there and is buried in the Melton graveyard, in Denison township. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

William Melton - also served in the North Carolina troops with Capt. Henry Dixon from December 13, 1776, to February 1, 1780, in the First regiment. He came to Lawrence county and died there. He is buried in the Melton graveyard, in the town of Denison. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

Andrew Pinkstaff - was born in Frederick county, Virginia. He enlisted under Capt. George Berry, serving six months. He again served at two different times for eighteen months under Col. Daniel Morgan. He was in the battles of Cowpens and Guildford Court House. He came to Lawrence county and died there September 24, 1841, aged 99 years. He is buried in the Pinkstaff graveyard. The family have his sabre and other relics. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

NEW! Nathan Rawlings - During the American Revolution, Nathan Rawlings served in Captain Andrew Swearingen's company of Washington County, Pennsylvania militiamen, and was a ranger on the frontier (1778-1783) serving in Captain Charles Bilderbeck's company from the same county. He was issued a certificate for this service 25 March 1788. Nathan also served in Captain Eleazer Williamson's company from Washington County. He was a Cecil Township resident when he served in Williamson's company (1782). He died on 10 May 1821 and is buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery not far from Bridgeport, Illinois. View his biography written by researcher Ed Wiessing.

Charles Reed - served as a cadet in the Virginia line of troops. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension, but had not served the required time.

James Robinson - was born in Pennsylvania in 1761. He enlisted in 1776 under Capt. Andrew Kilbreth and James Waugh, with Cols. Frederick Watts and Anthony Wayne in the Pennsylvania line of troops. He again enlisted in 1778, for two months with Capt. James Lord, and in 1779 he served for ten months with Capt. John Rowan and Capt. Michael Simpson. He was in the battles of Trenton and others also with the Six Nations of Indians. He removed to Lawrence county, Illinois, where he died September 3, 1834. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

John Rogers - served in the Virginia troops and continued in the service after the war. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, and probably died there. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

William Spencer - came from Pennsylvania. He served in the war, probably from that state, but no official record of service has been obtained. In after life he was known as Colonel, and he was Captain of the Militia in Indiana. He came to Illinois at an early date, and died there. He lies buried in the old cemetery in Lawrence township. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

Stephen Terry - served in the war from Virginia, and continued in the service after the close of the war. He came to Lawrence county, and probably died there. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

James Thompson - was in the war from Virginia. He served after the close of the war. He came to Lawrence county and is doubtless buried there. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.




LEE COUNTY

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





LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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



LOGAN COUNTY

Peter Borders - served in the South Carolina troops; was from Newberry county. He came to Sangamon county, but died in Logan county. He applied for a pension. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

HENRY KIMES
was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania. He served under Capt. Edward Vernon in the Chester county militia in 1780, also with Capt. James Denning in 1781 and 1782. He came to Illinois, settling in Logan county, where he died, and is buried near Lincoln. His grave has been marked. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

JOHN MUSICK served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Garland Burney's Company of Colonel Francis Taylor's Virginia Convention Guards Regiment. The regiment was formed in Orange County, Virginia, and served guarding prisoners taken at Saratoga. All of John's service was in Virginia.

HUMPHREY SCROGGIN - was from the Carolinas. He served with Capt. S. Tarrant, Major George Waller and Col. Abram Penn. In 1781 his regiment was ordered from Henry county, Virginia, to the assistance of Gen. Edward Stevens and Gen. Nathaniel Greene at the battle of Guildford Court House. He was also at the siege of Yorktown. He came to Logan county, Illinois, and died there; is buried near Mt. Pulaski. He applied for a pension in Sangamon county. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

James Turley - served in the war from Virginia in 1777, in Capt. Thomas Pollard's company and Col. Rumsey's regiment. He again enlisted in 1781, and again for four weeks in Col. Lyon's regiment. He was in the battle of Germantown. He came to Sangamon county to reside, but died in Logan county, and is buried in the Carlyle cemetery, which was at that time known as the Turley graveyard. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.



MACON COUNTY

WILLIAM DICKEY - enlisted when quite young in the Virginia troops, under Capt. William Waters, in the First Artillery Regiment, commanded by Col. Charles Harrison. He served three years. Coming to Illinois in 1829, he settled in Macon county, where he died in 1832, and is buried in the old French Creek cemetery, Argenta. On June 6, 1912, the Decatur Chapter, D. A. R., placed a marker at his grave with impressive ceremonies. Four generations were present. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917.

John French
- served in the Virginia troops. He came to Macon county to reside and there applied for a pension "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917



MACOUPIN COUNTY

Samuel Brown - was from Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Illinois and lived in Morgan county, but died in Macoupin county. His burial place is not known. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

ROBERT BUSBY was born in Hanover county, Virginia, July, 1759. He served in the Virginia troops. He removed to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Macoupin county after 1839. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JOHN CHECK - buried in Medora. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ANTHONY ELDRIGE - buried in Brighton Cemetery in Bunker Hill. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

WILLIAM GATY
- died 12 Dec 1865 and buried in Piasa Cemetery in Girard. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

HURIAH GILMORE
- was born in North Carolina in 1749. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Macoupin county. He died very aged. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

PHILLIP HUPP -
buried in Piasa Cemetery in Girard. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

WILLIAM KIRK -
Buried in Scottville Cemetery. Born 1754 in Virginia; Died 1837. Served in Virginia as a Gunsmith detailed to make muskets at Harpers Ferry in Col. Baylor's Light Horse Cavalry. Wife's name: Agnes. (source: "Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Illinois" provided by Stan at sajake@charter.net]

JOHN MAYFIELD
- was from Warren county, Halifax district, North Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Macoupin county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

THOMAS MOORE
- was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, January 24, 1760. He served under Capt. Peter May and Col. John Glenn. He removed to Kentucky, and in 1831 came to Macoupin county, Illinois, where he died, and is buried on the land entered by him and his brother. He is buried in the Moore cemetery. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JOHN PEEBLES - was born about 1762, he enlisted early in the service. We copy an extract from his affidavit made in the year 1847; "I entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated under Captain Nettles, and immediately joined General Marion's army. I was at the battle of Eutaw Springs, and was in North Carolina in what was called the "truce land", and was engaged in scouting parties against the Tories. I was not discharge from the service until after military operations had ceased." After the war, he removed to Kentucky, and later to Illinois, in Macoupin county, where he died October 6, 1849. He lies buried in the cemetery near Chesterfield. A few years since the members of the family erected a monument to the memory of this Revolutionary hero. Buried in Cherry Cemetery in Girard. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOSHUA RICHARDSON - was born in Virginia December 19, 1762, in Bedford county. He served in the Virginia troops. He came to Macoupin county, Illinois, and died there March 4, 1844. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

John Robinson - was from North Carolina, where he served in the war as a musician in the Tenth Regiment under Capt. Thomas Evans. He enlisted for eighteen months in 1782. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Macoupin county. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Reuben Ross - was born in Harvord, Maryland, in 1756. He enlisted July 30, 1776, in Capt. Alexander Lawson Smith's company and in Col. Moses Rawling's Fourth Regiment, commanded by Col. J. C. Hall. He removed to North Carolina, and then to Morgan county, Illinois. In 1829 he settled in South Palmyra township, section 8, which is now in Macoupin county, where he died. "Maryland in the Revolution" and "Pension Reports. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

J.W. SINCLAIR - buried in Piasa Cemetery in Girard. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)




MADISON COUNTY

 
Absalom Baker - was a native of North Carolina, where he enlisted in May, 1775, under Capt. John Brannon, serving until
1781. He was in the battles of Stono and Bacon's (Biggin's) Bridge; was taken prisoner at the siege of Charleston and held thirty days; was in Buford's defeat, the battle of Ramsour's Mills, Sumter's defeat at Hanging Rock; was wounded in the battle of Gates' defeat near Camden, and was in the battle of King's Mountain, Monk's Corner, Guilford Court House and Eutaw Springs. A remarkable record for one man. He came to Illinois in 1824, settling in Sangamon county, but removed to Madison county, where he died in 1833. He was pensioned.
"Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

William Biggs - was born in Maryland in 1755. He enlisted with George Rogers Clark for the conquest of Illinois and was made lieutenant of his company. Returning to Virginia, he decided to make Illinois his home, removing there in 1784, settling near Bellefontaine, Monroe county. He was twice elected to represent Illinois territory at Vincennes, 1812-1814. Later he was elected senator. In 1789 he was captured by the Kickapoo Indians, but was released by paying a heavy ransom. He removed to Madison county and died in 1827 at the residence of Major Samuel Judy, and is buried in Madison county, six miles south of Edwardsville, at Peters Station. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

George Bridges - a native of North Carolina, born February 12, 1762, near Elizabeth, on Cape Fear river. He enlisted at Salisbury March 10, 1777, under Capts. Griffith McCrea and Christopher Goodwin, serving nineteen months; enlisted again June, 1780, for three months under Capt. James Craig and Col. John Fifer; he again enlisted November, 1780, for three months, again serving for three months when he was taken prisoner by the British; and finally for another term of three months in May, 1781. This record covers five terms of service during the war; for a time he acted as drummer for his company. Coming to Madison county, Illinois, in 1808, he settled near Troy. He applied for a pension in 1832, which was granted. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
 

Daniel Brown - was born October, 1757, in Bucks county, Pennsylvania. Removing to Virginia, he enlisted in Augusta county August 8, 1776, under Capt. John Gilmore. Cols. William Russell and William Christian, serving three months; enlisted again for six weeks under Capt. Charles Gadliff; again for six weeks under Capt. John Martin; again for one month from May, 1782, was made sergeant under Capt. Robert McBride, Col. Stephen Trigg, and October, 1782, he served for one month under Capt. Samuel Kirkham, Col. Benjamin Logan. Daniel Brown showed his patriotism by re-enlisting after the war in 1786 for a short term of service. His claim for a pension was allowed in 1832, at which time he resided in Madison county, Illinois, where he lies buried in the Wanda cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
 

John Carnelison - was a native of North Carolina. He enlisted June, 1778, under Capts. John Armstrong and Matthew Ramsey, Cols. Robert Mebane, Archibald Lytle and John McLean; he again enlisted for four years under Capts. Smith, Adolph Hedrick, Francis Cole, John Childs and Jennings. He was in the battle of Stono. His claim for a pension was allowed while a resident of Fayette county, Kentucky. Removing to Illinois, he settled in Greene county, then in Madison county, where he lived with Solomon Pruit in 1840. He was 82 years of age and resided with W. C. Johns. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


William Collins
William Collins was born on October 9, 1760 in Guilford, Connecticut. He was of English Ancestry and was the second child born to William Collins and Ruth Cook. He enlisted as a Private in the 17th Connecticut Regiment in April,1775. The regiment was under the overal command of Colonel Jonathan Meigs. He served in several different companies in the 17th until the unit was disbanded after eight months. He then served under his uncle Major Augustus Collins in the Connecticut Militia.
The Collins family moved to the area later to be known as Collinsville, IL in the 1820's. The family was very active in community affairs and made a request to the Postmaster General to name the new village Unionville. The request was turned down because a Unionville, Illinois already existed. The Postmaster made the suggestion of Collinsville since the request was made by the Collins family. William applied for a war pension on August 12, 1840 (at the age of 80). He died April 20, 1849 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery (the original land for this cemetery was deed to the First United Presbyterian Church of Collinsville by William Burrage Collins, son of the subject).
[Source: Veterans' book of the Collinsville Historical Museum]
The DAR placed a plaque in Glenwood Cemetery for Wm. Collins several years ago.
 

Michael Deck - was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, in 1759, where he married, April 25, 1790, Susanna Monger, who was born April 10, 1759. He died April 13, 1843, and his widow was allowed his pension. Michael Deck enlisted May 5, 1778, under Capt. Robert Craven, and again in 1781 under Capt. Michael Coker. He was in the battle of Yorktown. He early came to Madison county to reside, and is buried in Marine. He left a large family of children, thirteen in number. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
 

The Gillhams - Seldom do we read of so remarkable a family record for enthusiastic patriotic service as the war record of the Gillham family. Thomas Gillham came to America from Ireland in 1730, settling first in Virginia. He removed to South Carolina, Pendleton county. He early espoused the cause of the Colonies, and with his seven sons and two sons-in-law served in the Revolutionary War. Five of these sons came to Madison county to reside, one, William, later removed to Jersey county. Four names are engraved upon the bronze tablet; only two ever applied for pensions. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
 

Isaac Gillham - Was born in Augusta county, Virginia, November 10, 1757, removed to South Carolina in 1763, enlisted in Camden District, December, 1777, for fifty days under Captain Macupfee, Col. Neel, again March 29, 1778, under Lieut. Thomas Gillham (probably his father), when he was wounded; served again from May, 1780, to August 18, 1780, under Capt. Jacob Barnett and Col. Thomas Neel; again enlisting February 15, 1781, to May 1, 1781; again serving as a scout during the winter and spring of 1781 and 1782, with Capt. Jacob Barnett, Col. William Bratton and Major John Hartshorn. Isaac Gillham was engaged in the battles of Rocky Mount and Fishing Creek. He early came to Madison county, Illinois, where his claim for a pension was allowed. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 

James Gillham - a son of Thomas, also served with his father and brothers in the war, enlisting in South Carolina, serving acceptably always, then joining the family came to Illinois, settling in Madison county, where he lies buried. He married Anne Barnett, sister of Capt. Barnett, under whom he served. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 

Thomas Gillham - the third son of Thomas, served 210 days in Capt. Jacob Barnett's company, William Hill's regiment, and fourteen days in Capt. James Thompson's company, William Bratton's regiment, and forty days in the same company under Lieut. Dervin, and for this service was paid by the state treasurer. Thomas Gillham came to Madison county with his brothers. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 

John Gillham - the fourth son of Thomas, Sr., served in the Sixth South Carolina Regiment as corporal; enlisting March 23, 1776; was discharged June 1, 1777; he was also in the militia under Col. Thomas Brandon. John Gillham married Sarah Clark in South Carolina and with other pioneers they came to Illinois, settling on the west bank of Cahokia creek in 1802, in the month of June. He died March, 1832, and is buried with his three brothers in the Wanda cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

 William Hall - a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1762, near Lancaster. He removed to South Carolina and did valiant service in the war of the Revolution. Enlisted in April, 1779, at Long Cane, South Carolina, taking the place of his uncle, William; marched to Savannah, Georgia, which was burned, later joining Gen. Benjamin Lincoln at St. Marys; served under Capt. James McCall; was made sergeant in Capt. William Alexander's company, serving four months. After serving a similar period in Capt. Gilbert Falls' company he was transferred to Capt. James Duckworth's company, where he served three months. He aided in the defense of Charleston, then entered Capt. John Pitt's company, was detailed to transfer provisions to Gen. Horatio Gates until the battle of Camden, August, 1780; during his fifth service under Capt. Falls, who was killed in this battle, he was in the battles of Ramsour Mills and Guilford Court House; was also in the battle of Eutaw Springs, where he had charge of seventy-five prisoners captured in that engagement and delivered them to Gen. Francis Locke. William Hall lived in North Carolina and Tennessee, and in 1815 he removed to Madison county, Illinois, settling near Collinsville. He died May 13, 1846. A government marker has been placed on his grave. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
 
Anthony A. Harrison - was born March 18, 1763, in Westmoreland county, Virginia. He enlisted in Greenville county, Virginia, February, 1781, serving five months under Capt. John Lucas, re-enlisted for six weeks under Capt. Benjamin Newson; he again enlisted in his brother's company, Capt. Joseph Harrison, Col. Alexander Dick. He was in the battle of Petersburg; he applied for a pension while living in Greenfield township, Madison county. He died in 1842, and is buried in Madison county. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
 
Samuel Hudson - was from Middlesex county, New Jersey, where he enlisted for service. He came to Madison county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Benjamin Johnson - was a native of Orange county, Virginia, born in 1758. He served in the Revolutionary War from that state and received a pension for his service. While a resident of Virginia he is said to have held eighteen slaves. After the war he removed to Madison county, and was living in 1840, aged 82. The exact place of his burial is not known. He lived with W. L. Harrison. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 

John Long -a native of North Carolina, born in 1732 in Granville; died in Madison county February 10, 1839. He enlisted
at Granville, serving three months under Capt. James Pearce, March 1, 1781, and three months from August 1, 1781, under Capt. Hargron Searsay, Col. Thomas Taylor. He was in the battle of Guilford Court House. John Long married in Caswell county, North Carolina, Frances Estes; they came to Madison county, Illinois, at an early day and prospered financially, owning large tracts of land, and after the custom of those early days they kept a hotel. He was pensioned.
"Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917  

Elihu Mather - as the name indicates, was a resident of Connecticut, from Windsor, where he enlisted in the Third Regiment under Col. Samuel Wyllys, in Capt. Daniel Allin's company; he was a sergeant in the Fourth Regiment under Col. Zebulon Butler January 1, 1781. He came to Illinois at an early day, settling in Madison county, where he died and lies buried, probably in Collinsville. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 
William McAdams - was born in York county, Pennsylvania, in 1760. He enlisted at Hawsfield, Orange county, North Carolina, in the spring of 1779, for three months, under Capt. John Carrington, Col. Martin Armstrong, enlisting again for two years, from 1780 to 1782, under Capt. William Douglass and Nathaniel Christman, Col. William O'Neale. After he came to Madison county, Illinois, to reside he applied for a pension, which was granted. He is probably buried in Jarvis. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 

Gaius Paddock - a native of Massachusetts, enlisted in the conflict; was a member of Capt. Isaac Wood's company, Col. William Larned's regiment. He entered the service January 1, 1776; was afterward with the troops that evacuated New York; was in the battle of Trenton and the skirmish at Frog Neck. He re-enlisted for six weeks and was in the second battle of Trenton and of Princeton; was in several skirmishes, and in 1779 and 1780 he served under Lieut. Joseph Bates, Col. Gamaliel Bradford's regiment, Massachusetts line of troops. Coming west, he located in Madison county, and lies buried in the family burying ground near Moro. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 
George Prickett - was a native of Maryland, where he probably served in the war. He removed to one of the Carolinas, and from there to Georgia, then to Kentucky, and in 1808 came to Madison county, Illinois, where he died in 1846. He is buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Edwardsville. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 

Martin Pruit - was born in Virginia in 1748. He enlisted in the fall of 1778 for two years under Capts. William Campbell and William Edminton with Col. William Campbell, who was made colonel in 1780. He served as sergeant. He was in the battle of King's Mountain. He came to Illinois in 1806 and resided in Madison county, where he died, and lies buried in the family burying ground in Fort Russell. He applied for a pension in 1832 at the age of 84 years. He died in 1844, aged 92 years. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 
Isham Randle - was a native of Brunswick county, Virginia, born in 1759. He removed to North Carolina, where he enlisted in Montgomery county, but later he re-enlisted in Brunswick county, Virginia. His first service was in 1780, for three months under Capt. Abner Crump, Col. Dowy Leadbetter. The second service was November, 1781, for four months with Capt. Edmund Wilkins. He applied for a pension while a resident of Goshen, Madison county, in 1832. It is not known where he is buried. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 

Richard Randle - was born in Brunswick county, Virginia, in 1751. He was doubtless a brother of Isham. He enlisted in Brunswick county in 1777 for six weeks with Capt. John Macklin, Col. Charles Harrison, Virginia line of troops; he again enlisted August, 1780, for nine months with Capts. James Allen and West Harris in the North Carolina troops. With his younger brother he came to Madison county, Illinois, to reside, where he died at an advanced age. He and Isham are doubtless buried in Goshen. He was pensioned.
"Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 

Henry Revis - as born August 11, 1752, in Northampton county, North Carolina. He enlisted in the fall of 1775 for three months with Capt. Jacob Free; re-enlisted for three months under the same officer; enlisted again under Capt. William Neville, Col. Martin Armstrong. His entire service was for one year. He enlisted at Surry county, North Carolina. He came to Illinois with his brother and resided in Madison county, where he died; is probably buried in Collinsville. Was pensioned in 1832. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 

Francis Roach - Was born in Fairfax county, Virginia, in 1739, removed to North Carolina, where he enlisted in Dobbs county, April, 1776, in Joseph Session's company, Col. Richard Caswell and Col. Bryant; enlisted again for three months in 1781, under Capt. John Doughty; re-enlisted in 1782, for two months, under Col. George Rogers Clark; he again served his country by enlisting in the militia in 1786, under Capt. John Doughty and Col. Benjamin Logan. He came to Madison county to reside and his claim for a pension was allowed in 1832; Francis Roach located in Hamel, where he died in 1845, at the advanced age of 106 years. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 

Laban Smart - A native of North Carolina, born November 9, 1759, in Franklin county, he enlisted early in 1780, for three months, under Capt. William Brickle, Cols. Allen, Sessions and Kinyon; re-enlisted in 1781, for three months under Capt. Jones, Col. Linton. There is no record of any battles in which he was engaged. He came to Illinois and settled in Pin Oak township, Madison county, where descendants of his still live. He was pensioned in 1832. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 

Henry Thornhill - was born in Virginia in 1757. He entered the service in Rockingham county under Capt. Robert Craven, the year he could not remember, and served six months; again enlisted, serving under Capt. Daniel Ragan, Tenth Virginia Regiment, for three months, and was discharged at Yorktown, five days before the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. In 1832 he was allowed a pension while a resident of Goshen, Madison county, where he is doubtless buried. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
 

Jabez Turner - was a "Revolutionist before the Revolution," since he entered the service in May, 1775, serving six months as private under Capt. Samuel Wilmot in Col. Andrew Ward's regiment, Connecticut line of troops; again for six weeks in 1776 with Capt. Caleb Allen, Col. Jabez Thompson; again in December, 1776, for three weeks under Capt. Peter Johnson; again for ten days in April, 1777, under Capt. Caleb Mix, and the fifth time he enlisted October, 1777, for two weeks with Capt. James Hillhouse. He was engaged in the expedition to St. Johns and Montreal; he was serving when the British threatened New York, and retreated with his regiment from Long Island; was actively engaged when the entrance of the British into New Haven was resisted. Jabez Turner was born in New Haven, Connecticut, January 31, 1756, and died in Godfrey, Madison county, Illinois, December 12, 1846, when past 90 years of age. He removed to Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and later to Columbia county, New York, and a few years later came to Madison county, Illinois, to reside. Several years ago his grave was marked with impressive ceremonies, the teachers and pupils of the public schools were in attendance, thus an object lesson in patriotic study was given at the grave of this hero. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 




MARION COUNTY


Thomas Ashe - was from North Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Marion county, Illinois, before 1825, and in 1833 applied for a pension. His place of burial is not known. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 

Samuel Ebelin - was born in 1755 in Virginia. He enlisted in Loudoun county in 1777 for three months with Capt. John Henry; again in June, 1781, for three months under Capt. Thomas Cowan and Major Jeremiah Risley, Virginia troops. He was in the second battle of Stillwater. He removed to Marion county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 
Peter Finn - was born July 2, 1751, in Baltimore county, Maryland. He enlisted in 1778 under Capt. John Murray for nine months, and Col. Archibald Thompson, Maryland troops. He again enlisted in North Carolina in 1779 with Capt. Valentine Sevier (Col. Benjamin Carter, and Col. Charles Robertson). He again served as Sergeant in 1780 for three months with Capt. Valentine Sevier, and Col. John Sevier, North Carolina troops. He removed to Kentucky and from there applied for a pension. He came to Marion county, Illinois, in 1837, and died there. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

WILLIAM GASTON - buried in Covenanter Cemetery in Centralia. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
From: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917: William Gaston was born in South Carolina, and served in the war from that state. He enlisted five times; first in 1775 for two months, again in 1776 for one year and four teen days, and again he served for two months the same year. He again served in 1780 for one year, and in 1781 for one year with Capts. Thomas Marshall, John McClure, and John Steele. He was in several battles, notably King's Mountain, Hooks Defeat, and Hanging Rock. He early came to Illinois, settling at "Devil's Bake Oven" in 1814. He is said to have been a great singer. He died in Marion county and is buried in a country cemetery near a church at Walnut Hills. On his monument is inscribed, "Served under Washington." He was pensioned.

Michael Luttrell
- was born in Virginia, October, 1751, in Fauquier county. He served in 1781 under Capt. George Shelton and Col. William Churchill; again the same year with Capt. Thomas Helm and Major John Chun in the Virginia troops. He removed to Illinois, settling in Marion county, near Salem; later in Iuka township. He died December 19, 1844, and was doubtless buried near Iuka. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Joseph Morrison - was born November 30, 1759, in Martinsburg, Berkeley county, Virginia. He was drafted and served nine months in 1776 under Capts. John Lyle, Anthony Odel, and Jacob Linder, with Cols. John Morrow and William Morgan. He aided in erecting Fort McIntosh, and was at the surrender of Yorktown. He came to Marion county, Illinois, and died there August 23, 1835. His widow, Elizabeth, drew a pension after his death. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

George Roper - was from North Carolina and served in the war from that state under Capt. Anthony Sharp, in the Tenth Regiment, and was discharged April 15, 1782. He removed to Illinois, residing in Clinton county, and later in Jefferson county, but died in Marion county. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 He is buried in Walnut Hill cemetery in Walnut Hill. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Samuel Young - was born May 7, 1762, in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. He enlisted first in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1778, for three months with Capt. Samuel Young and Col. Dougherty in the Pennsylvania troops. He enlisted again in 1781 for three months with Capt. James Montgomery and Col. William Campbell in the Virginia troops, and again in 1782 for three months with the same officers. After the war he removed to Rowan county, North Carolina; then to Rutherford county, then Spartanburg county, South Carolina; then to Franklin county, Georgia; then to Summer county, Tennessee; then to Logan county, Kentucky; then to Indiana, and finally to Gallatin county, Illinois, and later to Marion county, where he died in 1846. He was buried in the Young graveyard. Later in life he was called Captain. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917




MARSHALL COUNTY


WILLIAM BROWN
- died in 1841 and is buried at Cherry Point Cemetery in Wenona Township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Lemuel Gaylord - was born February 14, 1765, in Bristol county, Connecticut; died November 17, 1854, and is buried in Cumberland cemetery, Evans township, Marshall county, Illinois. Lemuel Gaylord's father was killed in the famous massacre of Wyoming, July, 1778. His mother at once started for her old home in Connecticut, suffering untold hardships on the way. Three years after her return, Lemuel enlisted, serving as ensign in Col. Roger Enos' company. After the war he removed to Illinois, settling in what is now Marshall county. Kathryn Gaylord, his mother, was the first Revolutionary heroine, for whom a public monument was erected, and the Bristol Chapter, D. A. R., of Connecticut, is named in honor of Kathryn Gaylord, the mother of this hero of the American Revolution. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 LEMUEL GAILORD - died 17 Nov 1854 and is buried in Cumberland Cemetery in Wenona Township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Joseph Warner -
was born in Anne Arundel county, Maryland, March, 1738; he removed to Fairfax county, Virginia, and enlisted from there; was in the battle of Germantown, 1779. In 1802 he removed to Ohio, and in 1838, at the advanced age of 100 years, he came to Illinois, coming the entire distance on horse-back, residing at Cherry Point, Marshall county. He longed for his old home in Ohio, and when 102 years of age, he started back, walking twelve miles across the unbroken prairie, where friends gave him shelter and persuaded him to return to Cherry Point. Another incident illustrating the indomitable courage and zeal, both Christian and patriotic, with which these pioneer-patriots were endowed: One cold, sleety Sunday, his daughter thought Mr. Warner ought not to attend church, but fearing he would be left at home, he started on foot. There was a creek to be crossed which he did by lying down and crawling over on two icy poles. This when he was 102 years of age. The aged patriot died September 5, 1842, and lies buried in Cherry Point, where a monument marks his last resting place. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
Joseph Warner -
Died 5 Sep 1842 and is buried in Cherry Point Cemetery in Wenona township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)





MASON COUNTY

William Langston - served in the war from Virginia. He removed to North Carolina, living in Wayne county. He was wounded in the hand. He came to Coles county, Illinois, but died in Mason county November, 1835, aged 93 years. He is buried six miles east of Manito. A marble slab marks his grave. "Virginia" and "Family Records." "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917




MASSAC COUNTY

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






McDONOUGH COUNTY

JONAS HOBART - was born in New Hampshire November 15, 1744. His brother, Isaac, was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill; hearing of his death, Jonas determined to enter the service and enlisted March 17, 1777, serving as corporal in the Fourth Company, First Regiment, New Hampshire troops. He was in the battle of Ticonderoga, where he was wounded, a bullet striking his cheek, knocking out two teeth and finally lodging against his left collar bone. This was removed by the use of a pocket knife. The bullet and one tooth are preserved by a descendant. He was discharged January 1, 1781. Coming to Illinois, he lived for a time in Schuyler county, but removed to McDonough county, where he died November, 1833, and is buried in the Foster cemetery, Eldorado township. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Moses Justus - was born in Maryland in 1755. He enlisted in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, serving as a "Minute Man" under Capt. John Fifer, July, 1775; again in June, 1779, and in February, 1781, under Capts. Samuel Patton, Caleb Fifer and James Newell, with Cols. John Fifer and Tinnon. He was in the battles of Stono and Wetzell's Mills. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Schuyler county, but removed to McDonough county, where he died at an advanced age. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

William Willard - was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, in 1755; he entered the service in July, 1778, serving under Capt. James Ratekin and Col. Abraham Shepherd. Later he served with Capt. William Douglass and Col. William Russell. He first resided in Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Emmet township, McDonough county, near Colchester, November 9, 1846. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917



McHENRY COUNTY

MAJOR (his first name) WATSON, is believed to be the only Revolutionary War soldier buried in McHenry County. He is buried at Linn-Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, very near the state's northern border. Major Watson was born Nov. 18, 1739, Sacketts Harbor, NY. He died at the age of 100, on March 15, 1840, in Walworth County, WI. Major Watson served under Washington and Lafayette, and took part in the battle of Monmouth. He also served in the War of 1812, participating in the battle at Sacketts Harbor, NY. Here he was captured by the British, and spent some time on a prison ship, finally being released through the efforts of the President. [Information from the McHenry County History, 1885, donated by McHenry County Host, Anne Kunzen. ]

MCLEAN COUNTY

Ebenezer Barnes -
was born in Boston, Massachusetts, February 3, 1759; he served his country by enlisting five different times, first as corporal in 1775 under Capt. Archelaus Batchelder, Col. Joseph Read; later the same year as sergeant with Capt. Aldrich; again in 1776 for nine months as sergeant under Capt. Gideon Foster, Col. Ebenezer Smith; re-enlisting in 1777, he was made lieutenant with Capt. Samuel Fletcher, Col. Timothy Bedel's regiment, serving four months; finally, the following summer, 1778, he served ten months as lieutenant with Capt. John Tyler, Col. Joseph Fay, all in Massachusetts line of troops. He was in the battle of White Plains, was pensioned. Ebenezer Barnes came to McLean county, Illinois, in 1829, settling at Barnes' Grove in Danvers township; he died May 17, 1836, and is probably buried in Stout's Grove cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Joseph Bartholmew -
was a native of New Jersey, born March 15, 1766; was a private in Capt. Jonathan Rowland's company, Tradyffren, Pennsylvania line of troops, in 1780. He settled in Money Creek township in McLean county, Illinois, in 1830; died near Clarksville, III., November 2, 1840, and lies buried in Clarksville cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Capt. Samuel Beeler -
a native of Virginia, born about 1760; served in the Virginia line of troops 158 days. He came to Illinois about 1830, settling in McLean county; died there near Twin Grove January 14, 1840, and is buried in East Twin Grove cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Philip Crose
was born in Hampshire county, Virginia, 1757; served as private in Captain Daniel Richardson's company for six months, again the following year, 1781, for four months. He enlisted from Hampshire county, was in the battle of Guilford Court House. After the war was over, he removed to Illinois, settling in Shawneetown, Gallatin county, removed to Indiana, where he applied for and received a pension; from there he came to Illinois and settled in McLean county in 1836, in Randolph township, where he died about 1840. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
He is buried in Miller cemetery in Randolph township. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) (Note: There is some debate about whether the Philip Crose buried in McLean County is the Revolutionary Soldier)

John Ellsworth -
served in the war from New York, enlisting February, 1776, with Capt. John B. Allen and Col. Frederick Weisenfels, in the Fourth New York Regiment. He was in the battles of Bennington and at Moses Kill, also at the surrender of Burgoyne. After having served three years, he deserted, in 1779. He came to McLean county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension, which was refused, even though he returned to the service, but did not serve six months, which would not entitle him to a pension.

David Haggard -
was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, in 1762; served in the Virginia line of troops, was in the battle of Yorktown. He came to Illinois in 1836, settled in Bloomington, McLean county; died there April 15, 1843. This record is taken from the Haggard Genealogy. He was doubtless a brother of James Haggard, who is buried in Sangamon county and was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Francis Hodge -
was born about 1760. He served in the New Jersey Continental army, in the Artillery commanded by --Harrison. He came to McLean county, Illinois, and died there about 1836, and is buried in the Frankeberger cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Moses Hougham [or Huffman] -
was a soldier of the American Revolution, serving in the Virginia line of troops. He received his pay at the close of the war at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Moses Hougham came to McLean county, Illinois, about 1830, died in 1845, aged 101 years, and is buried in Scogin's cemetery, Bloomington township. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Captain John C. Karr - was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, 1758; served as captain in Second Battalion, Somerset county, New Jersey, line of troops. He settled in McLean county, Illinois, in 1839; died near Leroy December 16, 1840; buried in Heyworth cemetery. Capt. Karr left in a will the inscription to be placed on his tomb-stone:" Sacred to the Memory of John Karr, a Soldier of the Revolution in 1776." He left a request that he be buried with the honors of war, which request was complied with. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
JOHN KARR
- Captain. died 1840 and is buried in Heyworth Cemetery in Randolph Township. (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Thomas McClure -
was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, July 15, 1765. He was of Scotch-Irish parentage. In 1781 he removed to Kentucky and there aided in fighting the Indians. His brother Robert was killed by the Indians. Coming to Illinois, he settled at Stout's Grove, McLean county, in 1827, and died there January 3, 1847; is buried in Stout's Grove cemetery, Danvers township. His grave is marked with an old soft marble headstone. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

William McCullough - was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1756. He served as private in Capt. Alexander Lawson Smith's company, Col. Moses Rawling's regiment, Maryland troops, for two years. He came to McLean county, Illinois, about 1830, died there November 23, 1832, and is buried in the old McCullough family cemetery on what is now the Elkins farm. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

William McGhee -
was born in Louisa county, Virginia, in 1761. He was a private, serving five different times in Capt. Pond's company, Col. Wade's regiment; also in Capt. Bracken's company, Col. Lofton's regiment; also in Capt. Smith's company, Col. William Shepard's regiment; also in Capt. John Armstrong's company, Col. Nicholas Lewis' regiment; again in Capt. James Shepard's company, Col. Nicholas Lewis' regiment, all in the North Carolina line of troops. He enlisted from Mecklenburg; was in the battle of Wilmington. He came to McLean county, Illinois, in 1828, and died at Diamond Grove, and is buried there. He died October 6, 1843. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JOHN T. TOLLIDAY (aka TOLIDAY) - served with Capt. Sam Bowman's Rangers. Buried in Oak Grove cemetery in LeRoy (source: "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) John Tolliday - was born near Poughkeepsie, New York, October, 1763. He served in Capt. Samuel Bowman's company of New York rangers for four months, again serving under Capt. James Harrison, Col. Lewis Du Bois' regiment, for six months. He came to McLean county, Illinois, in 1830, residing in Mount Hope township. He died in Leroy about 1849, and is buried in Oak Grove cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 Read more about him here

Jacob Williamson
- was a soldier in the war, probably serving in the New Jersey line of troops. Mr. William Hieronymus, Jr., an aged resident of McLean county, remembers hearing Jacob Williamson tell of his service in the war. He came to Illinois, settling at Hittle's Grove about 1826. He died in what is now Danvers township, McLean county, June, 1838, and is doubtless buried in Stout's Grove cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


MENARD COUNTY

PETER BORDERS - died 9 Mar 1869 and buried in Irish Grove Cemetery in Middletown Township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Lewis Ferguson - was born in Virginia in 1760. He enlisted in Culpeper county in 1778, serving until 1780. He was made lieutenant under Capt. Garland Burrly and Col. Francis Taylor. He died in Menard county in 1842. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Aaron Houghton - was born in Hopewell, Hunterdon county, New Jersey, April 15, 1761. He enlisted June, 1776, serving until April, 1777, in his father's company, Capt. Joab Houghton, and Col. James Johnson's regiment. In the fall of the same year he served one month in Lieut. Williams Parks' company, Col. Joab Houghton's regiment. He removed to Kentucky, and from there to Sangamon county, Illinois, in 1824. He died in Menard county in Rock Creek precinct. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Zachariah Nance - enlisted in New Kent county, Virginia, in Col. Charles Harrison's regiment. He was in the battles of Monmouth and Stony Point. He died in Sangamon county, Illinois, December 22, 1835, but Menard county was set apart from Sangamon in 1839, and the place of burial is now in Menard county. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

John Overstreet - was born in Virginia, where he enlisted in the First Virginia Cavalry when only fifteen years of age. He enlisted again in 1777 for three years in the Fourteenth Regiment. He was in many battles: Monmouth, Stony Point, Brandywine and Germantown, and was in the siege of Yorktown. He endured great hardships at Valley Forge. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Sangamon county, Illinois, where he died in Fancy Creek township, but was buried across the line in Athens, Menard county. He was buried with military honors. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
JOHN OVERSTREET
- Corp. d. 8 Jul 1848 and buried in Athens West Cemetery in Athens. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ROBERT RAYBURN - d. 16 Aug 1836 and buried in Irish Grove cemetery in Middletown Township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Joshua Short - was born in Virginia about 1752. He enlisted in 1776, serving until 1778. At the close of the war he came to Sangamon county, Illinois. He was one of the aged men who rode in a canoe mounted on wheels and rigged as a ship in the procession at the Whig gathering in 1840. He died in Menard county in 1842. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

James Thomas - was born in Maryland in 1750; enlisted in 1776, serving six years as a private in Capts. David Hopkins and David Plunkett's companies, Col. Stephen Mayland, in Fourth Continental Dragoons. He was wounded in the battles of Germantown and Savannah, was also in the battles of Brandywine, Monmouth and the siege of Yorktown. After the war he removed to Indiana. Coming to Illinois, he resided in Menard county, where he died in 1833. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Benjamin Walker - was born in Pennsylvania in 1758, and died in Menard county in 1847. He served at various times in the Pennsylvania troops from June 1, 1776, to March, 1779. He was given a pension. He died in Menard county, Illinois. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917



MERCER COUNTY

Abner WATSON ( in the battle of York, Virginia. Buried in the Cemetery in Riviola) (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
Abner Watson - was born in Virginia, May, 1754. He enlisted August, 1781, serving until the latter part of September under Capt. Robert Stubblefield and Col. William Dark. He was in the battle of York, Virginia. He removed to Illinois, settling in Shelby county, but died in Mercer county. He was buried in the timber on his farm but later was removed to the cemetery in Riviola. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


MONROE COUNTY

ZEBIDIAH BARKER - was born in Methuen, Essex county, Massachusetts. He served as a "Minute Man" and also from June, 1776, for over two years; during this time he was an orderly sergeant under Capt. Maloon, Capt. David Whittier and Col. Thomas Poor. He was in the battle of Stillwater. He came to Illinois in 1818, settling in New Design, Monroe county, where he died October 10, 1819, and was buried on his farm, which is located one and onehalf miles from Burkville. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


SHADRACH BOND, SR., was born near Baltimore, Maryland. He came west with George Rogers Clark, being sergeant of his company. In 1781 he returned to Illinois. Before leaving Virginia, in conversation with Hosea Briggs, he remarked that they might represent the Illinois country in the Legislature. Shadrach Bond was a member of the first General Assembly of the territory which convened west of the Ohio River after the Revolutionary War, and served four times; was also elected justice of St. Clair County. He is buried in the old graveyard on the bluff above his residence. He was the uncle of the Shadrach Bond who was the first governor of the State of Illinois.

EBENEZER BOURN was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, in 1753. He was on an exploring and hunting expedition on the Ohio River when he enlisted under Colonel George Rogers Clark in 1778 for fourteen days, Captain William Harrod, Colonel George Rogers Clark. He again enlisted for fourteen months with Captain John Williams, Col. Montgomery, and Colonel William Lynn. He died August 29, 1839, in Harrisonville, Monroe County. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

--- BURGES - buried in Waterloo Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo, IL. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

James Garretson - was one of Clark's soldiers. Returning to Virginia, he came back to Illinois in 1781, settling near Waterloo, and later in Moredock, where he died. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Piere Giradot - was one who greatly aided the American cause. He was made commandant of St. Phillippe and served as justice. He died before 1783 as his widow is given as the head of the family in 1783.

Andrew Hilton - was a native of Maryland, born in Charles county in 1757. He served three months with Capt. Charles Mills and Col. Hawkins; again enlisting for six months under Capt. Henry Bowman, Col. Hawkins. He came to Illinois, settling in Monroe county, where he drew a pension. He died in Monroe county. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

William Howard - served in the war from Virginia. He also continued in the service of his country after the close of the war. He came to Monroe county, Illinois, and probably died there. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Robert Kidd - took part in the capture of Fort Gage under Clark. He settled in Monroe county in 1781 in Renault township, and died there in 1849. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

James Leman - was born in Berkeley county, Virginia, in 1760. He enlisted in 1777, was in the battle of White Plains, serving two years. He came to Illinois, settling in New Design, Monroe county, which place he founded. His house, built of brick, is still standing and near the home is the old cemetery where he is buried. He died January 9, 1823. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Lieut. Henry Levens, Sr. - was from Pennsylvania, but served in the Virginia line of troops. He was born March 26, 1740. He came to Illinois and resided in Morgan county, but removed to Monroe county and died in February, 1835. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Thomas Logue - served in the Pennsylvania line of troops. He came to Monroe county, Illinois, to reside and there applied for a pension."Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

George Lunsford - was born in Virginia June 8, 1762. He was one of the soldiers with Col. George Rogers Clark, who with his command captured Kaskaskia and Prairie du Rocher in 1778. George Lunsford enlisted again January 20, 1780, and was discharged February 18, 1783. He lies buried in the Palmier graveyard, about two and onehalf miles west from the town of Columbia, Monroe county. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

James McRoberts - was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1760. He came to America and enlisted in the Continental Army when only 18 years of age, serving to the close of the war. He came to Kaskaskia in 1786; in 1797 he resided in Mayesville; was a highly respected citizen. His son, Samuel McRoberts, was elected United States senator from Illinois in 1841. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Michael Miller - came from Pennsylvania in 1800, settling south of the Moore tract. He served in the Virginia line of troops and was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

CAPTAIN JAMES MOORE was born in Maryland in 1750. He came from Kentucky with George Rogers Clark, but returned to his old home. Later he was the leader of a colony; coming to Illinois in 1781 and settled at Belle Fontaine, near Waterloo in Monroe County. He received his commission as captain from Governor Patrick Henry. He died on the old Moore farm and lies buried in the Bellefontaine cemetery, one mile south of Waterloo. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

PETER ROGERS was born in New London, Connecticut, in 1758. He enlisted in 1775, serving until a short time before the close of the war. He was a musician, serving as "Fife Major." He was with Captain William Coit in a cruise on an armed schooner, when they captured a sloop and a schooner. He was in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth, serving under Capt. Gibbs, on Gen. Washington's Life Guards, with Colonel John Durkee. He came to Illinois and resided in Waterloo, Monroe County. He was a great patriot and in the campaign of 1840, though an aged man, took an active interest in the campaign, making speeches and in other ways showing his interest. He died very aged, and is buried in Waterloo. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

John Whiteside -
was born in Tryon county, NC. He served from that state and was in the battle of King's Mountain. He removed to Kentucky, where he drew a pension. Coming to Illinois in 1793, he settled in New Design, Monroe county. He afterwards lived at Whiteside's Station and died at Bellefontaine. He is buried int he cemetery one-half mile from the court house, Waterloo. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JOSEPH WRIGHT was a native of Virginia, born in 1760, in Mecklenburg County. He enlisted March, 1780, for three months with Captain John Thompson, Col. Glenn; enlisted again in 1781 for three months under Captain Paul Waddleton, Col. Glenn. He came to Monroe County to reside and there applied for a pension. The date of his death is not known. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917



MONTGOMERY COUNTY

EZRA BOSTICK or BOSTWICK was born in Queen Anne County, Maryland, in 1753. He enlisted under Captain Patrick Began, North Carolina troops, October 15, 1780, serving under different officers until the close of the war. He came to Illinois, settled in Montgomery County in 1818, in the Bostick settlement, not far from the present village of Irving. He lies buried in the little grave-yard not far from the village of Irving. (died January 1843; name also spelled "Bostic" There is a listing for Ezra Bostic in both McCard and Hillsboro Cemeteries- (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


HENRY BRIANCE was a native of North Carolina, where he entered the service in 1777, serving under Colonel Wade Hampton, General Thomas Sumpter and General Francis Marion. He was engage in the battles of Eutaw Springs, Friday Fort, Thompson's Fort, Monk's Corner and Monroe Field. He came to Montgomery County, IL, where he died August 19, 1833 and is buried in the Clear springs cemetery near where he lived. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


THOMAS BRECKMAN was born in Albemarle County, Virginia. He entered the service early in 1776, under Captain John Marks, Col. Charles Lewis' Regiment, in General Nathaniel Greene's division of the army, serving for three years; he also served under Captain Archibald Moon, was in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Stony Point, and other smaller engagements. He came to Illinois, residing in Montgomery County, where he died and is buried in a little grave-yard which is now a pasture owned by Joseph Spinner. He died about 1838. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

---- BURGE - buried in Whilhite Cemetery in Litchfield. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

JOHN CANNADAY - Although the veteran signed his name as John Cannaday, the family surname also appears as Kannaday, Canaday, and Kanaday. At the time of his enlistment the veteran was a resident of Bedford County, Virginia. In 1832 he was residing in Casey County, Kentucky, and in 1836 he was living in Montgomery County, Illinois. When the veteran applied for pension he stated that he enlisted about the first of September 1781 and served at various times until about Christmas 1783, amounting to 1 year and 9 months, as Private with the Virginia Troops under Captains Charles Callaway, Kirkpatrick, Yauber, Deade, and Irish and Colonels Callaway and Feebecker. He also stated that he served during the siege at Yorktown. He was pensioned on Certificate 7 616, which was issued under the Act of June 7, 1832. The pension was paid at the Kentucky Agency (transferred to the Illinois Agency). His burial location in Montgomery County is unknown. Submitted by Charles L. Canaday, Chandler, AZ Canaday 610@aol.com

John Cannady was born March 14, 1763, in King George's County, VA, and entered the service in Bedford county in Sept. 1781, in Capt. Charles Callaway's company, Col. James Callaway's regiment; was in the seige of Yorktown and served three months. He again enlisted in July 1782, with Capt. Abraham Kirkpatrick, Col Christian Fehiger, serving six months. He was transferred to Capt. Charles Yarborough's and Capt. Benjamin Dade's troops and was taken ill and furloughed home. He did garrison duty under Capt. Nathaniel Irish at New London, Campbell county, and was discharged in 1783. He removed to Kentucky, and from there to Montgomery co, IL, where he probably died December 15, 1836. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


JOHN CRABTREE was born in Randolph County, North Carolina, May 3, 1763. He entered the service in 1780 under Captain Edward Williams; he again enlisted under Captain John Knight. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Montgomery County in what was known as the "Street Settlement," about four miles from Hillsboro. He was among the early settlers, and lies buried in the family grave-yard not far from the old homestead. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


THOMAS CRAIG, was born in Granville County, North Carolina, October, 1762 and died in Montgomery County 7 November, 1839. He enlisted in 1781, serving in Captain Smith's Company, Colonel McKissick's Regiment. He re-enlisted in Lincoln County, in the Indian spy service, serving under Captain Brown Stimson and Captain John Sevier. He came to Illinois, settling in Montgomery County, East Fork township. He is buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, near Coffeen, Illinois. Thomas Craig was married to the former Frances Brown. He was pensioned on 2-28-1833, pension #530971. ["Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 - Additional information provided by Nora Tocus ectocus@21stcentury.net]


BENJAMIN GORDON was born in Newberry County, South Carolina, August 30, 1763. He enlisted in 1780 under General Thomas Sumter, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. After the battle of Guilford Court House, he was sent as wagoner, with the wounded to General Nathaniel Greene's army. Later he served as a mountaineer ranger under General Clark of Georgia. He was discharged in 1783. He came to Montgomery County, Illinois, to reside, living in the hurricane settlement. He received a pension for his services. The place of his burial is unknown. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


WOOTEN HARRIS was a native of Virginia, where he enlisted in Captain Elliot's Company of Militia, Brunswick County, in 1777, serving ninety days; he again enlisted under Captain William Peterson, Colonel Harrison's Regiment. He served till the close of the war. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Montgomery County in the Hurricane settlement. He died in 1837 and was buried in the Scribner burying ground, Fillmore township; but several years ago his remains were removed to the Fillmore graveyard, where they now repose. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


JOHN LIGET was a native of Virginia, but entered the service under Captain John Reese in 1776; was transferred to Captain Plunkett's Company, Fourth Regiment, Light Dragoons of Pennsylvania line of troops. He was taken prisoner in 1778, but soon escaped and rejoined the army under Washington, serving until the close of the war. He was in the battles of White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and other smaller engagements. Truly a valiant soldier! He came to Montgomery County, settling in the Bostick settlement. The place of his burial is not known. He was pensioned. Source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
NOTE: There is some question whether this information belongs to another (presumed) soldier, Jacob Sights. We have double-checked the information we have here with the IL Rev. War Veteran Burial book and we have transcribed that data accurately. There is always the possibility the error occurred in the original writing of the book pub. in 1917. View our Montgomery County site for Mr. Liggett's own account of his service on his pension affidavit
Jacob Sights is not listed in the IL Rev. War Veteran Burial book, but probably served in the war as well. His pension claim was denied based on the fact that he could not prove his service -- which was probably based on the fact that he did not re-join his regiment after escaping captivity. His pension affidavit can be viewed
here.
Many thanks to Kim Goetz for pointing out the possible discrepancy.


Mason Owens - was born in King's County, VA, September 8, 1760. He enlisted three times, serving eight months under Capt. Joseph Rogers, 10 months under Capt. George Strother and five months with Capt. William Bunbury, col. John Skinner. He was in several skirmishes and at the seige of Yorktown. In 1807 he removed to Kentucky, and in 1827 he came to Montgomery county, IL, where he died in 1846. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

HARRIS REVIS was born in Northampton County, North Carolina, in 1750. He enlisted under Sergeant Langham, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1780. He was stationed at the Magazine, where he remained till the close of the war. He came to Illinois with his brother Henry, who is buried in Madison County. Harris Revis settled in Montgomery County, was a commissioner of this county during its early history. He died in 1837 near his home and was buried in the Wright graveyard. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917


JAMES RICHARDSON was born in Middlesex County, Virginia, August 25, 1757. He entered the service under Captain Lemuel Smith, Colonel Peter Perkins' Regiment, Virginia troops, August, 1780. He also served under Captain Miner Smith, General Rutherford's command. He was in the battles of Brick House and Georgetown. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Montgomery County, and died in Hillsboro. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 Additional information: Death date 2 Mar 1842. Buried in McCard Cemetery in Hillsboro. source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey]

JAMES WALKER was born ca. 1760 in Virginia, or possibly in North Carolina. He served for three months at the close of the war in a North Carolina regiment and was mustered out after the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. The only documentary evidence pertaining to James Walker’s Revolutionary War activity was North Carolina Revolutionary War claim number 2241 which auditors James Miller and Alexander Erwin allowed James Walker of Morgan District, North Carolina on 17 September 1783. Samuel Greenlee was the signatory clerk. Since Morgan District encompassed the counties of Burke, Lincoln, Rutherford, Sullivan, Washington, and Wilkes, it is necessary to demonstrate that the voucher issued to James Walker concerned the James Walker of Burke County. James Walker married Nancy Bradley (born ca. 1769 Orange County, Virginia) in Wilkes County, North Carolina on 11 February 1797. He is listed on the 1815 tax list of BURKE COUNTY, North Carolina and lived on Lower Creek in Captain Clinton Hartley's district in BURKE COUNTY which is CALDWELL COUNTY today. James Walker removed to Illinois about 1827. He appeared in the Montgomery County, Illinois census of 1830. James Walker did not acquire any property in Montgomery County until 5 October 1832 when he entered 80 acres in Section 19 Township 8 North Range 2 West for $100.00 from the federal government. On 28 April 1836 James Walker had a second patent in Montgomery County for the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 10, Township 8 North Range 2 West. His wife, Nancy (Bradley) Walker died in Montgomery County, Illinois on 15 August 1844 aged 75 years. The inscription on her stone identifies her as the wife of “James W. Walker.” No other record has been found in which James Walker appeared with the middle initial “W.” James Walker died on 6 August 1845 aged 85. He and his wife were buried in the Wright Cemetery, Montgomery County, Van Burensburg, Illinois. They had 11 children. [Information provided by Roy O. Walker and Betty Walker-Braundmeier. ]



MORGAN COUNTY

ISHMAIL BOBBIT - Was a native of North Carolina; he was in service under Captain Farley, and was at the siege of Yorktown.  After the war was ended, he removed to Illinois, settling in Morgan county, where he died, and is buried on the Paschal farm near Markham. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

MARTIN BURRIS - Was born in Pennsylvania in 1754, died in 1839.  He served in the Virginia line of troops.  He came to Morgan county, Illinois, at an early date and died there in 1839. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

CONSTANTINE CLARKSON - was born in Virginia, December 18, 1762.  Served in the Virginia line of troops and was pensioned for faithful services.  He came to Illinois and resided in Morgan county, where he died and lies buried. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

John Dawson - was born in Stafford county, VA, July 28, 1750, where he enlisted Sept. 1775, under Capt. George Williams; he again served from April 1776 for three months with Capt. George Burrows and again for one year with Capt. John Mountjoy, and for four weeks under Capt. John James; again from June 1781, for four months with Capt. George Burrows, and again from the fall of 1781 for four months with Col. Joseph Phillips. A remarkable record of service. He came to Morgan county, IL, where he died in 1839, and is buried in the East cemetery, Jacksonville. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JOSEPH JACKSON
- Was a private in North Carolina troops; was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, 1760; removed to Sumner county, Tennessee, and from there to Morgan county, Illinois, and died there October 11, 1844. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917
Source, Revolutionary War pensions microfilm: Joseph Jackson married Margaret Lyster on July 1784. Joseph died October 11, 1844 in Morgan County, Illinois. He moved there in 1829. His wife, Margaret (Peggy), was given a pension on October 5, 1850, at the age of 85. At this time she was living in Sumner County, Tennessee. Children mentioned were Nancy, Mary, William, and Nathan.

SAMUEL JACKSON - Was a private in the South Carolina troops; served in Blakeney's Company, Harlee's Battalion.  He came to reside in Morgan county, Illinois, and died October 11, 1844; is buried in Franklin cemetery, Franklin, Ill. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

BOURLAND (aka Boling) JOLLY - was born in Dinwiddie county, VA in 1766, where he enlisted in 1781, and was at the siege of Yorktown. He removed to North Carolina after the war, and from there to Morgan county, IL where he applied for a pensions , which was not granted as he had not served six months in the war. He is buried in the Franklin cemetery, and his grave has a government marker. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JAMES JORDAN - was born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1755.  He was a private in the South Carolina troops, was pensioned. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, where he died, and is buried on the Massey farm two miles west of Jacksonville. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

SAMUEL JONES - served in the Virginia troops. He came to Morgan County, IL, where he died and is buried on the Paschal farm near Markham. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

LAWRENCE KILLEBRUE - was was born May 10, 1763, at Tarbury Town, Edgecomb county, North Carolina.  He served in the war from that state.  Coming to Illinois he settled in Morgan county, where he died April 4, 1835. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

DAVID McPEETERS - Enlisted with the North Carolina troops; was born there Jan. 14, 1756; died in Morgan county, Illinois, March 27, 1846. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

EDMOND MOODY (Moody Edmund?) - Was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, September 18, 1755;He served in the Virginia line of troops. After the war he removed to Kentucky and from there to Morgan county, IL. He died there September 10, 1839.  He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Patrick O'Flyng - was from New Hampshire. He enlisted in Cambridge, Massachusetts, April, 1775, for eight months under Capt. John Moore, Col. John Stark. He served again in 1776 as orderly sergeant with Capt. John Nesmith and Col. Livingston; again in 1777 for six months with Capt. Daniel Livermore, Col. Alexander Scammond; he was also quartermaster sergeant under Capt. Zachariah Beal. He was in service twice from January, 1778, to May, 1778, and from January, 1781, to December, 1781, as sub-conductor of wagons in Gen. Poor's brigade. He was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Quebec, Bemis Heights, and with the Indians on the Susquehanna, under Gen. Sullivan. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Morgan county, Illinois, but died there soon after coming. He died October 7, 1821, aged 71 years. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Thomas Roberts - served in the Virginia troops, and also after the war in the United States Rangers. He removed to Tennessee, and from there to Morgan county, Illinois. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JOHN ROBERTSON - was born in 1755. He served with the Delaware troops. Coming to Illinois, he resided in Morgan county, where he died, and is buried at Orleans on a farm. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

George Saunders - was in the Virginia Continentals. He also continued in the service after the close of the war. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, and died there in 1820, aged 72 years. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

William Scott - was born in Virginia in 1755 and served in the war from that state. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, and died there October 4, 1836, and is buried east of Jacksonville, at Orleans, on a farm. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Jarrett Seymour - is said to have been a soldier, but no record of service has been obtained. He is buried five miles south of Franklin in the Providence churchyard. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Augustus Sims - was born in Virginia May 27, 1763. He enlisted in Henry county in 1781 for three months under Capt. George Hartson and Cols. Abraham Penn and St. George Tucker. He also served three months with Capt. Hayman Crite and Col. Richardson, from July, 1781. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, where he died, and is buried in the Rogers cemetery, south of Waverly. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Elisha Smith - served in the New Jersey line of troops. He died in Morgan county, Illinois, and is buried in the Jacksonville cemetery. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Edmond Stokes - served from Virginia. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. He is buried in Oakland cemetery, Meredosia. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Andrew Turner - was born in North Carolina April 5, 1762, and served from that state during the war. He died in Morgan county, Illinois, August 8, 1842, and is buried in the Rohrer cemetery. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

John Wood - was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1752. He enlisted twice and was granted 250 acres of land for his war service. He was a member of a scouting party and was entrusted with carrying messages from Gen. Marion to Washington. With his two brothers, William and Nathaniel, he served throughout the war. He also served as paymaster to the First Battalion, Georgia troops, having the rank of captain. He died October 21, 1831 in Morgan county, Illinois, and is buried in Franklin. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

Capt. James Wright - served in the Seventh Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. John Morgan. He was commissioned second lieutenant July 31, 1776; first lieutenant July 2, 1779. He was a prisoner of war. He died in Morgan county, Illinois, in 1845, and is buried in Franklin. He was pensioned. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917



MOULTRIE COUNTY

JAMES PATTERSON was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, July 5, 1758. He enlisted in 1775 from Rutherford County, North Carolina, serving three months under Capt. James Wilson, Col. ? Rutherford's Regiment; he again enlisted in August, 1777, for three months, Capt. Jesse Lytle, Col. ? Rutherford's Regiment. In September 1780, he again served under Capt. Williams, Col. ?Campbell's Regiment, serving three months, and finally for the fourth time, he served nine months under Capt. Jesse Lytle and Colonel Rutherford. He was engaged in the Battles of King's Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Court House, and Yorktown. He was wounded at Cowpens and was pensioned. He came to Illinois at an early day, settling in Moultrie County, then a part of Shelby County. He died in 1838 and is buried near Sullivan, Moultrie County. "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917

JOHN S. HOWELL, Pvt. - died 11 May 1860 and buried in Kellar cemetery in Lovington. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


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