Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Crawford 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 Crawford County Illinois:
GEORGE BAITH was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1762. He enlisted in 1777 in the Pennsylvania troops, and was taken prisoner; was removed to a hospital on account of severe wounds. After he was recovered and released he again enlisted in Berkeley county, Virginia, in 1780, for three months, and again in 1781 for three months, serving as driver for baggage wagon in Gen. Anthony Wayne's army. He removed to Crawford county, Illinois, settling in Palestine. He died October 4, 1844, and is buried near Villas. He was pensioned.
PETER BARRACK served in the Maryland troops. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. "Pension Reports."
SILAS BECKWITH was born in New Hampshire but served in the Massachusetts troops; was first lieutenant in Capt. Andrew Lusk's company, in the Second Berkshire regiment. He was commissioned February 14, 1780. He removed to Crawford county, Illinois, and is probably buried in the county. He was pensioned.
WILLIAM DUNLAP was born in Laurens county, South Carolina, in 1760. He enlisted March, 1780, for six months with Capt. Joseph Pearson and Col. Casey. In 1781 he again enlisted for three months with Capts. Duval and Kenner Hudson; again he served in 1782 under Capt. Kenner Hudson. In 1818 he removed to Crawford county, Illinois, settling in Robinson township. He died July 2, 1835, and is buried near Villas. He was pensioned.
WILLIS FELLOWS served in the war from Massachusetts in Capt. Samuel Taylor's company and Col. Nicholas Dike's regiment in 1776. In 1777 he was with Capt. Lawrence Kemp's company and Col. Leeward's regiment, also with Capt. Benjamin Phillips and Col. Elisha Porter. He again enlisted in 1778, serving till December, 1779, and once enlisting in 1779, serving till 1780. He removed to Indiana, and from there to Crawford county, Illinois, where he died very aged. He was pensioned.
THOMAS GILL served as captain in the South Carolina troops. He was wounded at Savannah October 9, 1779, and again at Eutaw Springs September 8, 1781. He came to Illinois and for a time lived in Franklin county, but removed to Crawford county, settling four miles northwest of Palestine, where he died in 1840. He was pensioned.
DANIEL KENNEY served in the Virginia line of troops. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and died there August 9, 1824. He was pensioned.
ADAM KLEPINGER is said to have been a Revolutionary soldier, but no official record of service has been found. He is buried in Landes township, in the Klepinger cemetery. "Traditional Records."
THOMAS KINCAID was born in Ireland and came to America with the British army, but served in the Continental troops. He was at the battle of Bunker Hill, serving as orderly sergeant. He removed to Pennsylvania from New York, from there to Ohio, then to Kentucky, and from there to Indiana, and in 1840 came to Crawford county, Illinois, where he died at the advanced age of 105 years. "County History."
SAMUEL KINCAID came with his father and served as drummer boy at the battle of Bunker Hill. He was also in the War of 1812. He came with his father to Crawford county, locating in Montgomery township, and is probably buried there. He died aged 103 years. "County History."
OTHNIEL LOOKER was born in New Jersey, Morris county, in 1757. He enlisted in May, 1776, for one month; again for five months the same year, and again for one month under Capts. Obadiah Kitchell and David Bates, with Cols. Spencer and Ephraim Martin. He served again from 1777 to 1782, in all eighteen months, with Capts. Kitchell and Jonas Ward, under Col. Matthias Ogden. He was in the battles of Long Island and White Plains. He removed to Hamilton county, Ohio, and from there to Crawford county, Illinois. He died August 29, 1846, and is buried in the Kitchell cemetery. His grave is marked. He was pensioned.
DAVID McGAHY served in the war from Virginia. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, to reside. He was prominent citizen, was a member of the state legislature. He died in September, 1851. "Virginia Records."
CONSTANTINE McMAHON was from Pennsylvania, where he served with Capt. John Brisben's company, Third Regiment. His period of service ended April 1, 1777. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and died there; is buried in Landes township, in the Klipinger cemetery. "Pennsylvania Archives."
THOMAS PATTON was from North Carolina, but he was born at Marlboro, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1735. He enlisted in the North Carolina troops in 1779, serving six months with Capt. John Hardy and Col. Joseph McDowell. He served again in 1780 for six months with Col. William Campbell and again in 1781 for the same time with Capt. William Neal and Col. Campbell. He was in the battles of Ramsour's Mill, King's Mountain, Cowpens and Guildford Court House. He came to Crawford county and died there in Palestine township. He was pensioned.
ASA PIPER was from Massachusetts, where he served in the war, enlisting when only seventeen years of age. He served in Capt. Phineas Parker's company from Concord, serving six months from June 5, 1780, also from June, 1781. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, to reside, and probably died there. He was pensioned.
DAVID SHIPMAN served in the war from Virginia. He came to Crawford county, Illinois, and died there. "Virginia Records."
JOHN TAYLOR is said to have served in the war from Virginia, but as thirteen men from that state by the same name are recorded, it has not been determined which one came to Crawford county. "Traditional Records."
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