Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Macoupin 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 Macoupin County Illinois:
SAMUEL BROWN was from Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Illinois and lived in Morgan county, but died in Macoupin county. His burial place is not known. He was pensioned.
ROBERT BUSBY was born in Hanover county, Virginia, July, 1759. He served in the Virginia troops. He removed to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Macoupin county after 1839. He was pensioned.
HURIAH GILMORE was born in North Carolina in 1749. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Macoupin county. He died very aged. He was pensioned.
JOHN MAYFIELD was from Warren county, Halifax district, North Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Macoupin county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. "Pension Reports" and "North Carolina in the Revolution."
THOMAS MOORE was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, January 24, 1760. He served under Capt. Peter May and Col. John Glenn. He removed to Kentucky, and in 1831 came to Macoupin county, Illinois, where he died, and is buried on the land entered by him and his brother. He is buried in the Moore cemetery. He was pensioned.
JOHN PEEBLES was born about 1762. He early enlisted in the service. In 1847 he made affidavit that he had served under Capt. William Nettles in Gen. Francis Marion's army. He was in the battles of Eutaw Springs and in North Carolina in the "Truce Lands," also in scouting parties. He removed to Kentucky, and later to Macoupin county, Illinois, where he died October 6, 1849. He is buried in the cemetery near Chesterfield. A monument marks his grave. "Family Records" and "Pension Reports."
JOSHUA RICHARDSON was born in Virginia December 19, 1762, in Bedford county. He served in the Virginia troops. He came to Macoupin county, Illinois, and died there March 4, 1844. He was pensioned.
JOHN ROBINSON was from North Carolina, where he served in the war as a musician in the Tenth Regiment under Capt. Thomas Evans. He enlisted for eighteen months in 1782. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Macoupin county. He was pensioned.
REUBEN ROSS was born in Harvord, Maryland, in 1756. He enlisted July 30, 1776, in Capt. Alexander Lawson Smith's company and in Col. Moses Rawling's Fourth Regiment, commanded by Col. J. C. Hall. He removed to North Carolina, and then to Morgan county, Illinois. In 1829 he settled in South Palmyra township, section 8, which is now in Macoupin county, where he died. "Maryland in the Revolution" and "Pension Reports."
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