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Wabash County Revolutionary War Soldiers

JOHN ARMSTRONG came from North Carolina, where he served in the war.  He removed to Kentucky, and from there to Tennessee, and in 1815 he came to Wabash County, settling on the land purchased of Levi Compton, where he died.  Sources "North Carolina Records" and "County History."

ROBERT BELL was born in the north of Ireland.  He came to America and enlisted when only sixteen years of age, serving in the light artillery under Lafayette in the Virginia line of troops.  He came from Rockbridge county, Virginia, to Wabash County, Illinois, in 1818, settling in Friendsville precinct, where he died in 1837.  
Sources "Virginia Records" and "County History."

WILLIAM DOUGHTON served in the Virginia line of troops.  He came to Wabash County, Illinois, in 1820, from West Virginia.  He died December 1, 1833.  He was pensioned.

JOHN GORDON was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, in 1763.  He served in the war from that state.  Coming to Ohio, he removed to Indiana, and in 1819 he came to Lawrence County, Illinois, but in 1829 he lived in Mt. Carmel, Wabash county, where he died. Sources "Virginia Records" and "County History."

JONATHAN GOSS was from Massachusetts, where he served under Capt. John Minot, Col. Josiah Whitney's regiment, from May, 1777, to July.  He came to Illinois and resided in Wabash county, where he died, and is buried in Friendsville.  He was pensioned.

HEZEKIAH HARDESTY was born September 2, 1763, on the eastern shore of Maryland.  He served six times-March, 1778, one month; May, 1778, two months; September 1778, four months; April, 1779, one month; October, 1780, one month, May, 1782, one month.  He was under Ensign Charles Goodwin and Capts. David Owen, Joseph Cross, Ruble and Joseph Bean, and with Col. William McFarlan and Gen. Lochlan McIntosh and William Crawford in Pennsylvania troops.  He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, but for a time resided in Fulton county, returning to Lawrence county.  He is buried near Allendale, Wabash county.  He died after 1829.  He was pensioned.

NATHANIEL HENDRYX came from New York, where he served in the war.  He was in the Albany county militia, in the Seventeenth regiment.  After the war he removed to Wabash county, Illinois, where he probably died as he was an aged man before he applied for a pension.  He was pensioned.

JOHN HUNTER served in the Virginia troops under Capt. James Gray in Company 2, in 1778.  Coming to Illinois, he settled in Wabash county, where he applied for a pension, but not having served six months it was not granted. "Virginia Records."

PETER KEEN was from New Jersey, where he served in the war.  He removed to Ohio, and in 1814 came to Wabash county, Illinois and was one of the original proprietors of Palmyra, and later moved to Friendsville, where he died in 1840.  "New Jersey Records" and "County History."  

WILLIAM LAWSON was from Scott county Virginia.  He served in the Virginia troops.  He came to Wabash county, Illinois and there applied for a pension.  He was pensioned.

THOMAS PULLIAM served in the war from Virginia.  He came to Wabash county Illinois in 1815, settling in the town of Coffee.  "Virginia Records."

STEPHEN SOMMERS was from Connecticut, where he enlisted July 3, 1781, in the First Regiment, commanded by Col. John Durkee.  He was born in 1762.  He came to Wabash county, Illinois, at any early date, and died there.  He was pensioned.

ALEXANDER STEWART was from New Jersey, where he served in both the Continental Army and the militia.  He came to Wabash county to reside.  The place of burial is not known.  He was pensioned.

JOHN STILLWELL was from Virginia, where he served in the war.  He came to Wabash county, Illinois, in 1820, settling in the town of Belmont, where he died.  "Virginia Records" and "County History."

THOMAS THOMPSON was in the Virginia line of troops.  He came to Wabash county, Illinois, and died there January 19, 1829.  He was pensioned.

ANDREW TUTTLE was from Connnecticut.  He served in the War in Col. Samuel Crawford's regiment from Milford, enlisting September 1781.  He came to Wabash county, Illinois, and is doubtless buried there.  He was pensioned.

JOHN WOOD was from Maryland, where he served as ensign in the war.  He removed to Wabash county, Illinois, and died there November 4, 1832, and was buried in the Newkirk cemetery, near Friendsville.  He made the first permanent settlement in 1809, coming from Kentucky, he brought apple treees from which originated the "Wood Apple."  He also built Ford Wood.  He was pensioned.



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