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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Clay 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 Clay County Illinois:


MOSES JOHNSON served in the Virginia troops, enlisting in 1777 under Capt. Alexander Morgan in Co. 2, Second Regiment, with Col. Alexander Spottiswood. He came to Clay county, Illinois, and died there, aged over 100 years. He was pensioned.

JOHN LEWIS served in the war from Virginia; he continued in the service after the close of the war. Coming to Illinois, he located in Clay county, and died there. The place of his burial is not known. "Pension Reports."

SAMUEL PARKS was from Virginia, where he served in the war. Coming to Illinois, he located in Clay county, where he died very aged, as he was 93 years of age in 1840. He was pensioned.

NATHANIEL WEST was born in Baltimore county, Maryland, May 6, 1750. He entered the service while living on Cross Creek, Virginia, in 1778, under Col. William Crawford, serving three months, during which time he assisted in building Ft. McIntosh. He also served in 1779 and 1780 with Capt. Matthew Richie and Col. Crawford. He came to Lawrence county, Illinois, but removed to Clay county, where he died, aged 90 years. He was pensioned.


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