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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Clark 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 Clark County Illinois:


ZACHARIAH ARCHER was born in the county of Downs, Ireland, in 1752. He enlisted in 1776 from Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in Capt. William Peebles' company, rifle regiment, commanded by Col. Samuel Miles. He was transferred to the Pennsylvania state regiment with Capt. Matthew Scott and Col. Walter Stewart. He was in the battles of Long Island, Trenton and Brandywine, also in camp at Valley Forge. He came to Illinois in 1819 and died in Clark county in 1822. He is buried in the Walnut Prairie cemetery. He was pensioned.

EBENEZER BARTLETT was born in Newberg, Orange county, New York, in 1757. He enlisted in 1775 and was in the battles of Harlem, White Plains and Ft. Montgomery, and was discharged in 1781. He came to Clark county, Illinois, in 1838 and died in December of that year. He is buried in the York cemetery and his grave has been marked by the D. A. R. of Marshall. He was pensioned.

NICHOLAS BEAN was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1760, and enlisted or was drafted, serving under Capt. John Lacy and Col. John Bull. After serving five months he enlisted in Col. Henry Lee's regiment, serving two years. He was in the battles of Guildford Court House, Cowpens, Eutaw Springs and the siege of Yorktown. He was wounded by a sabre cut across the head. He also served in the War of 1812. He lived in North Carolina, but came to Clark county, Illinois, in 1830, and died in 1838. He was pensioned.

THOMAS BOON was from North Carolina, where he was born in 1760. He served in the South Carolina troops. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and died there in 1836. He was pensioned.

HENRY BRISCOE was born in Maryland in 1763. He enlisted in 1781, serving until December under Capt. David Lynn and Major Alexander Roxburg. He was in the siege of Yorktown. He removed to Kentucky and from there to Clark county, Illinois, where he died, and is buried in the family burial ground one mile east of Westfield. He was pensioned.

PETER DOZIER was born in Virginia in 1762. He served in the Virginia troops. He came to Clark county, Illinois, where he died in 1838. He was pensioned.

ISAAC LATHROP was born in New York but served in the war from Massachusetts in Capt. Josiah Keith's company and Col. John Daggett's regiment for twenty-four days. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. "Massachusetts Soldiers in the Revolution."

THOMAS LAYTON was from Pennsylvania, where he served in the Northumberland county militia. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and died there after 1835. "Pennsylvania Archives."

SAMUEL McCLURE was born in Augusta county, Virginia, in 1748. He was a revolutionist before the Revolution, serving in 1774 and again in 1775 and 1781. He served under Capt. George Matthews, Capt. William Anderson, Capt. Thomas Smith and Capt. Zaccheus Johnson with Col. William Boyer and Col. Abraham Smith. His grave has been marked in Clark county. He was pensioned.

FREDERICK UNSELL was born in Pennsylvania, where he served in the war. He came to Clark county, Illinois, and died there in 1835, aged 70 years. He was pensioned.


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