Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Marion 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 Marion County Illinois:
THOMAS ASHE was from North Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Marion county, Illinois, before 1825, and in 1833 applied for a pension. His place of burial is not known. "County History."
SAMUEL EBELIN was born in 1755 in Virginia. He enlisted in Loudoun county in 1777 for three months with Capt. John Henry; again in June, 1781, for three months under Capt. Thomas Cowan and Major Jeremiah Risley, Virginia troops. He was in the second battle of Stillwater. He removed to Marion county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned.
PETER FINN was born July 2, 1751, in Baltimore county, Maryland. He enlisted in 1778 under Capt. John Murray for nine months, and Col. Archibald Thompson, Maryland troops. He again enlisted in North Carolina in 1779 with Capt. Valentine Sevier (Col. Benjamin Carter, and Col. Charles Robertson). He again served as Sergeant in 1780 for three months with Capt. Valentine Sevier, and Col. John Sevier, North Carolina troops. He removed to Kentucky and from there applied for a pension. He came to Marion county, Illinois, in 1837, and died there. He was pensioned.
WILLIAM GASTON was born in South Carolina, and served in the war from that state. He enlisted five times; first in 1775 for two months, again in 1776 for one year and fourteen days, and again he served for two months the same year. He again served in 1780 for one year, and in 1781 for one year with Capts. Thomas Marshall, John McClure, and John Steele. He was in several battles, notably King's Mountain, Hooks Defeat, and Hanging Rock. He early came to Illinois, settling at "Devil's Bake Oven" in 1814. He is said to have been a great singer. He died in Marion county and is buried in a country cemetery near a church at Walnut Hills. On his monument is inscribed, "Served under Washington." He was pensioned.
MICHAEL LUTTRELL was born in Virginia, October, 1751, in Fauquier county. He served in 1781 under Capt. George Shelton and Col. William Churchill; again the same year with Capt. Thomas Helm and Major John Chun in the Virginia troops. He removed to Illinois, settling in Marion county, near Salem; later in Iuka township. He died December 19, 1844, and was doubtless buried near Iuka. He was pensioned.
JOSEPH MORRISON was born November 30, 1759, in Martinsburg, Berkeley county, Virginia. He was drafted and served nine months in 1776 under Capts. John Lyle, Anthony Odel, and Jacob Linder, with Cols. John Morrow and William Morgan. He aided in erecting Fort McIntosh, and was at the surrender of Yorktown. He came to Marion county, Illinois, and died there August 23, 1835. His widow, Elizabeth, drew a pension after his death. He was pensioned.
GEORGE ROPER was from North Carolina and served in the war from that state under Capt. Anthony Sharp, in the Tenth Regiment, and was discharged April 15, 1782. He removed to Illinois, residing in Clinton county, and later in Jefferson county, but died in Marion county. He was pensioned.
SAMUEL YOUNG was born May 7, 1762, in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. He enlisted first in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, May 7, 1778, for three months with Capt. Samuel Young and Col. Dougherty in the Pennsylvania troops. He enlisted again in 1781 for three months with Capt. James Montgomery and Col. William Campbell in the Virginia troops, and again in 1782 for three months with the same officers. After the war he removed to Rowan county, North Carolina; then to Rutherford county, then Spartanburg county, South Carolina; then to Franklin county, Georgia; then to Sumner county, Tennessee; then to Logan county, Kentucky; then to Indiana, and finally to Gallatin county, Illinois, and later to Marion county, where he died in 1846. He was buried in the Young graveyard. Later in life he was called Captain. He was pensioned.
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