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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Cass 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 Cass County Illinois:


COLBAY CREED was born in Orange county, Virginia, May 4, 1758. While residing in Surrey county, North Carolina, he enlisted in Capt. James Giddings' company of militia. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Cass county. He was pensioned.

PHINEAS UNDERWOOD was born in Vermont in 1763. He enlisted in Capt. Josiah Fish's company, serving ten months. In 1826 he came to Cass county, Illinois, settling near what is now the city of Virginia. He was buried in a neglected graveyard, but in 1912, through the efforts of the Grand Army Post of Virginia, his remains were removed to Walnut Ridge cemetery, where a United States Government marker tells the story of this patriot. "Vermont in the Revolution and Family History."


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