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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Fayette 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 Fayette County Illinois:

JAMES CHESHIER was born in 1749 in Prince William county, Virginia. He served in the Virginia troops under Capts. William Farrow, Luke Cannon, John Hedges and Samuel Love and Col. Lee. He was in the battles of Brandywine, Gates' defeat, Williamsburg, Cowpens and Yorktown. He came to Illinois and located in Gallatin county, but died in Fayette county very aged. "Pension Reports."

JOSEPH EVANS was from Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Fayette county in 1818, settling in Seminary township. He died September 4, 1832, and is buried in the Evans cemetery in Bear Grove township. He was pensioned.

JOHN MORRELL served in the war from Pennsylvania. He came to Fayette county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. "Pennsylvania Archives" and "Pension Reports."

HENRY GINGER was born in Germany. He came to America when seven years of age. He enlisted when only sixteen years of age in the Pennsylvania troops and was taken prisoner at Charleston, South Carolina. He removed to North Carolina, then to Tennessee, and from there to Bowling Green, Fayette county, Illinois, in 1825. He died in 1842 and is buried in the Britton cemetery, six and one-half miles southeast from Vandalia. He was pensioned.

BENJAMIN TODD was from Maryland, enlisting there in the Fourth Regiment December, 1777, serving as sergeant. He came to Illinois and resided in Fayette county, where he died, and is buried in the Ables cemetery, just across the line from Montgomery county. "Maryland in the Revolution."

JAMES VERDEN was born in South Carolina August 25, 1756. He enlisted June 1, 1778, for three months under Capt. Francis Boykin, with Col. William Thompson. He removed to Missouri, but later came to Fayette county, Illinois, where he died June 18, 1843, aged 87 years. He was pensioned.

HENRY WALKER was from Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Fayette county, Illinois, at an early day. He was a Baptist minister and preached in Wheatland township long before the first church was built at Loogotee, in 1851. He was a justice of the peace in Ramsey township. He died in 1832. He was pensioned.

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