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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Mercer 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 Mercer County Illinois:


ABNER WATSON was born in Virginia, May, 1754. He enlisted August, 1781, serving until the latter part of September under Capt. Robert Stubblefield and Col. William Dark. He was in the battle of York, Virginia. He removed to Illinois, settling in Shelby county, but died in Mercer county. He was buried in the timber on his farm but later was removed to the cemetery in Riviola. "Pension Reports" and "Family History."


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