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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Adams County, Illinois



Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois by Mrs. Harriet J. Walker, Reprinted for the web.

In the preparation of this work, every effort has been made to obtain the records of these soldiers, to verify them, and to ascertain their places of burial. This has been accomplished in various ways, by ascertaining the names of all who were pensioned and where the application was made. This does not always locate the burial place owing to the changing of the boundary lines of the counties of the state, making it necessary to obtain from the U. S. Treasury department the time and place of payment of the last pension.


Revolutionary War Graves of Soldiers Buried in Adams County Illinois:


SAMUEL CONNER served in the war from Virginia. He came to Adams County, Illinois, to reside, where he applied for a pension. "Virginia Records."

JOHN COTTON was born in South Carolina in 1753. He enlisted at Camden under Capt. William McClintock, and Col. Thomas Sumpter. 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.

HENRY COVELL was a native of Connecticut. He enlisted at Danbury as a "Minute Man" in April, 1775, serving until December with Capt. Noble Benedict, Col. David Waterbury; he enlisted again in the summer of 1781 for one year and five months under Capt. Solomon Woodworth and Col. Marinus Willett of New York, marched from Fort Plain to German Flats, where on Sept. 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. He was kept in close confinement 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, where he died, very aged, about 90 years old. He was pensioned.

JOHN FEE was from Pennsylvania where he served in the war from Washington county. He also remained in the army after the close of the Revolutionary War. He came to Adams county, Illinois, before 1832, and is probably buried there. "Penna. Archives."

STEPHEN JONES was born in New Jersey. He enlisted in Capt. Cornelius Williams' company, 2d regiment, from Essex county. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Adams county in the second ward, where he is probably buried in the city of Quincy. He was pensioned.

JOHN MARTIN served in the war from Virginia. He came to Adams county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension, but not having served six months it was not granted. "Virginia Records."

SAMUEL SHAW was born in Ireland in 1756. Coming to America, he joined the Continental army, enlisting from Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. He served four times, in 1776 for two months with Capt. John Clarke and Col. Frederick Watts, second for four months in 1777 under Capt. David Mitchell; third time for three months in 1778 with Capt. William Blaine and Col. Samuel Lyon, and the fourth time for two months with the same officers. He was in the battles of White Marsh, and Gulf Mills. He came to Adams county, Illinois, and died there July 1, 1853, aged 77 years. He was pensioned.

CHARLES SHEPHERD was a native of Pennsylvania, where he served in the Pennsylvania Artillery, 4th regt. from February, 1777, to November 3, 173. He removed to New York and from there after 1818 to Adams county, Illinois, settling in Quincy, in the third ward, where he is probably buried. He was pensioned.

DAVID STRAHAN was born in North Carolina March 1, 1755. He served from that state. Coming to Illinois he settled in Adams county, where he died in 1838, and is buried four miles southeast of Clayton in the Baptist cemetery. He was pensioned.

DR. DANIEL WOOD was a native of New York. He served as a surgeon in William Malcom's Additional regiment from March, 1777, to April, 1779, New York troops. His son, John Wood, born in Moravia, N. Y., came to Quincy, Adams county, Illinois, and was elected lieutenant governor of the state in 1856. He served as governor upon the deatth of Governor Bissell, March 18, 1860. During this time he removed the remains of his father, Dr. Daniel Wood, to Quincy, where he lies buried in Woodland cemetery. "New York in the Revolution, and County History."


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