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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Cook 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 Cook County Illinois:


DAVID KENNISON was a "Revolutionist" before the Revolution, as he was the last survivor of the historic "Boston Tea Party." Upon the outbreak of the war he entered the service and served at the battles of Bunker Hill, West Point, White Plains, Long Island, Fort Montgomery, Staten Island, Delaware and Philadelphia, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was born in New Hampshire November 17, 1736, but removed to Maine with his father when very small. He also served in the second war for Independence. He voted for Washington, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Van Buren and Polk. He was a strong "free soil" man and was active in the campaign. He died in Chicago February 24, 1852. On December 19, 1903, a granite boulder monument was unveiled in Lincoln Park, Chicago, which marks the place of his burial. This monument was erected by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. The monument was unveiled by Dorothy Dayton Fessenden, daughter of Mrs. Benjamin Fessenden, regent of the Chicago chapter. "The Autobiography of David Kennison."


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