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  • REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS BURIED IN ILLINOIS

    ADAMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ALEXANDER

    No known Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in this county.

  • REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS BURIED IN ILLINOIS

    BOND

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

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

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

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

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

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

    BOONE

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

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

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

  • REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS BURIED IN ILLINOIS

    BROWN

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

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

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

    BUREAU

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

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