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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Fulton 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 Fulton County Illinois:


ROBERT BEER was born in Ireland April 21, 1750. He came to America in 1765, settling in Pennsylvania. He served in the war from Northampton county, sixth company, sixth battalion, commanded by Col. Jacob Stroud. He also was an Indian spy. He came to Fulton county, Illinois, and died there; is buried in the Beer graveyard in Young Hickory township, three miles west of Fairview. He was pensioned.

JONAS CLINE was born in Rochester, New York, June 25, 1760. He enlisted from Ulster county in 1780. He came at an early date to Fulton county, Illinois, and died there. He is buried in a private cemetery near Fairview. He was pensioned.

WILLIAM DOLLAR was born in Virginia in 1743. He enlisted October 15, 1776, serving until December 7, 1779, with Capts. Alexander Morgan, Marquis Chalmers and Thomas Collet, with Col. Christian Fehiger. He came to Fulton county, Illinois, and died there September 6, 1838. He was pensioned.

WILLIAM GRIFFITHS served in the New York troops in the Thirteenth Regiment, with Capt. Holter Dunham and Col. John McCrea. He came to reside in Fulton county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. "New York in the Revolution."

JOHN HOWARD served in the Virginia troops. He came to Fulton county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension, but owing to a law passed by Congress in 1832 making the time of service necessary to be entitled to a pension six months, it was not granted. "Virginia Records."

JAMES KITCHEN served in the war from Northampton county, Pennsylvania, in the third company, under Capt. Hugh Gaston, Fifth Battalion, in 1781. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Fulton county, where he died, and is buried in the Old Temple cemetery near Table Grove. He was pensioned.

SAMUEL MALLORY was from Connecticut, where he served in the war in the Eighth Regiment under Capt. Comstock, from July, 1780, to December, 1780. He came to Fulton county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension, but not having served the required time, it was not granted. "Connecticut in the Revolution."

John RITCHEY served in the war from Virginia with Capt. Benjamin Biggs. He came to Fulton county and there applied for a pension, but it was refused as he had served less than six months. "Virginia Records."

R. C. ROWLEY came to Fulton county, Illinois, and in 1840 he applied for a pension. He is doubtless the Reuben Rowley who served in the Fourth Regiment, New York line of troops from Albany, under Col. Kilian Van Rensselaer. He lived in Fulton county in what was then known as Pleasant township. "New York in the Revolution."

JACOB ULMER was from Orangeberg district, South Carolina, where he served in the war. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Fulton county, and asked for a pension, but had served less then six months and it was refused. "Pension Reports."

AUSTIN YANCEY served in the South Carolina troops from Greenville county. He came to Fulton county, Illinois, and applied for a pension, but having served less then six months, it was not granted. "Pension Reports."

CHRISTOPHER ZOLL was a native of Maryland, where he doubtless served in the war. He came to Fulton county, Illinois, and applied for a pension at the age of 88 years. He probably died before the pension was granted. He is buried near Fairview. "Pension Records of 1840, which were gathered by the marshalls of the district and cannot always be verified."

JOHN BIVENS was born September 15, 1760, in Middletown, Connecticut. He enlisted in March, 1775, for nine months as a fifer in Capt. Jacob Allen's company, Col. Jonathan Brewer's Massachusetts regiment. He again enlisted in December, 1775, for one year, with Capt. Aaron Haynes and Col. Asa Whitcomb. In August, 1777, he served for two years under Capt. Ebenezer Webber, and in 1779 he again served for three months with Capt. Gideon King in the New York line of troops. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Fulton county, Illinois, where he died February 24, 1839, and is buried at Marrietta. His widow drew his pension after his death. He was pensioned.

GEORGE HAINLINE, SR., served in the war from one of the Carolinas. He removed to Illinois, settling in Fulton county, where he is buried. Descendants give his service in the battle of King's Mountain. "Traditional Records."


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