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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Alexander 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 Alexander County Illinois:


GEORGE BROWN was born in Rowan county, North Carolina, in 1755. He enlisted there in the fall of 1776, serving two months under Capt. James Montgomery and Col. Francis Locke. He again enlisted in the summer of 1779, serving five and one-half months under Quartermaster Yarberry. He removed to Tennessee, and from there to Union county, Illinois, but died in Alexander county December 10, 1846. He was pensioned.

ADAM CLAPP served in the war from North Carolina. He came to Union county, Illinois, in 1809, settling on Sandy Creek, which is now in Alexander county, where he probably died. He was on the grand jury in Union county in 1818. He was pensioned.


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