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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Moultrie 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 Moultrie County Illinois:


JAMES PATTERSON was born in Montgomery county, Virginia, July 5, 1758. He enlisted in 1775 from Rutherford county, North Carolina, serving three months under Capt. James Wilson, Col. John Rutherford's regiment; he again enlisted in August, 1777, for three months under Capt. Jesse Lytle, Col. John Rutherford's regiment; in September, 1780, he again served under Capt. Williams, Col. Arthur Campbell's regiment, serving three months, and finally for the fourth time he served nine months under Capt. Jesse Lytle and Col. Rutherford. He was engaged in the battles of King's Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Court House and Yorktown. He was wounded at Cowpens and was pensioned. He came to Illinois at an early day, settling in Moultrie county, then a part of Shelby county. He died in 1838 and is buried near Sullivan, Moultrie county. "Virginia Records."


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