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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Hancock 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 Hancock County Illinois:


To Hancock county belongs the credit of erecting the first tablet in the state in memory of Revolutionary soldiers buried in that county. On July 2, 1910, the Shadrach Bond Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Carthage, unveiled a tablet bearing the names of seven soldiers. The regent, Mrs. John Lawton, was chairman of the day. After the invocation, the "Star Spangled Banner" was sung, followed by an address by Hon. Charles S. DeHart; then "Illinois" was sung. The tablet was presented to the county by Mrs. Lawton and was accepted by Mr. John MacKelvie, president of the Board of Supervisors. A lineal descendant of David Baldwin, Miss Phoebe Ferris, unveiled the tablet. The singing of "Hail Columbia" closed the exercises.

DAVID BALDWIN was born in Dutchess county, New York, May 5, 1761. He enlisted when a mere lad, being but fifteen years of age, serving as private in the Third Regiment, under Col. John Field in the New York line of troops. He was in the service ten months, from February to December. He died April 29, 1847, and is buried in Carthage. He was pensioned.

CHARLES BETTISWORTH was born in Virginia in 1761. He enlisted when only eighteen years of age, three years after the battle of Lexington, and served until the close of the war in the Virginia line of troops. He came to Illinois at an early date, settling in Hancock county, where he died June 12, 1842; is buried in the Bethel cemetery. He was pensioned.

SAMUEL CALDWELL was a native of Virginia, born near Wheeling in 1749. He served in the Virginia line of troops, being chief of scouts. He came to Illinois after the close of the war, settling in Hancock county, where he died in 1850 at the advanced age of 101 years. He is buried on the Brenneman farm between Chili and Stillwell, Hancock county. He was pensioned.

JOHN LIPSIE was born in 1732 and died in Hancock county in 1835, being 103 years of age. He is buried in the Belknap cemetery. He served from Virginia. He was pensioned.

UTE PERKINS served in the war from South Carolina. Coming to Illinois he lived in Hancock county, and there applied for a pension. He had not served six months and it was not granted. "Pension Records."

RICHARD ROSE was born in 1754. He died in Hancock county, February 14, 1842, aged 88 years, and is buried in Lot 9, Range B, in Pulaski cemetery, near Augusta. He served in the Virginia line of troops, and was pensioned.

ALEXANDER K. PATTERSON was born in New York; date unknown. He served in the Orange county militia, in the Fourth Regiment, under Col. John Hathorn. He died in Hancock county, and is buried on the Cozard farm, south of Elvaston. Patterson, New Jersey, was named for a son of Alexander Patterson. "New York in the Revolution."

ASA WORTH was born in Leicester, Mass., August 25, 1763, and died in Hancock county, Illinois, February 15, 1845. He is buried in Nauvoo. He applied for a pension which was held for further specification. Descendants vouch for his service.


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