Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Clinton 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 Clinton County Illinois:
JOHN CARRIGAN served in the war from Georgia. Coming to Illinois, he settled on Crooked Creek six miles east of Carlyle, Clinton county. He died and is buried on the land where he located. "Clinton County History."
ELIAS CHAFIN was a native of South Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Illinois before 1825, settling in Clinton county in Sugar Creek precinct. He served on the grand jury in 1825. He was born in 1760. He was pensioned.
JOHN DUNCAN served in the war from Virginia. He removed to Kentucky and from there to Illinois, settling in the southwest part of Clinton county. He died in 1842 on the farm where he settled. He was pensioned.
JOHN KING served in the war from South Carolina. He came to Illinois in 1817, settling in Shoal Creek precinct, Clinton county. He was pensioned.
HUGH JOHNSON served in the war from North Carolina. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and in 1812 he came to Illinois, but removed to Missouri, returning to Clinton county, Illinois, settling near Trenton, where he died, aged 85 years. "North Carolina Records and Clinton County History."
MOSES LAND served in the war from Virginia. Coming to Illinois, he resided for a time in St. Clair county, but removed to Clinton county, where he died. He was pensioned.
THOMAS L. MOORE served with George Rogers Clark as a sergeant in Capt. Uriah Springer's company Virginia troops. He came to Clinton county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. He received a grant of land for his service in the war. "Virginia Records."
WILLIAM MYERS served as a privateer in the Virginia troops. He removed to Clinton county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. He was granted a tract of land for his war service. "Virginia Records."
PETER OUTHOUSE enlisted in Fredericktown, Maryland, in the Seventh Regiment, serving from August, 1780; again from October 26, 1780, under Lieut. Wm. Lamar and Capt. Lloyd Beall, in the ninth company, serving until November, 1783, when he was discharged. He removed to Kentucky, and in 1818 came to Clinton county, Illinois, settling in the southwest part of the county, where he died. He was pensioned.
JACOB SEAGRAVES enlisted in Granville county, North Carolina, in 1778, serving two and one-half years under Capt. Joseph Rhodes, Col. Dixon. He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs and several skirmishes. He removed to Tennessee, and from there to Clinton county, Illinois, where he died June 7, 1835. He was pensioned.
MICHAEL TEDRICH was from North Carolina. He was born at sea May 10, 1752. He enlisted in Anson county, North Carolina, serving three different times, three times each with Capts. William Hays, Solomon Wood and Robert High, under Col. Francis Malmedy. He came to Clinton county, Illinois, where he died February 10, 1834. He was pensioned.
Related Revolutionary War Records;
- 1818 Pensioners of the United States: Illinois Territory
- 1820 Pension List: Illinois
- 1835 Illinois Pension Roll
- 1840 Illinois Census of Pensioners
- Illinois Pensioners Of Revolutionary War Struck Off The Roll