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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Macon 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 Macon County Illinois:


WILLIAM DICKEY enlisted when quite young in the Virginia troops, under Capt. William Waters, in the First Artillery Regiment, commanded by Col. Charles Harrison. He served three years. Coming to Illinois in 1829, he settled in Macon county, where he died in 1832, and is buried in the old French Creek cemetery, Argenta. On June 6, 1912, the Decatur Chapter, D. A. R., placed a marker at his grave with impressive ceremonies. Four generations were present. "Virginia Records."

JOHN FRENCH served in the Virginia troops. He came to Macon county to reside and there applied for a pension. "Virginia Records" and "Pension Reports."


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