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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Ogle 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 Ogle County Illinois:


DANIEL DAY was born in Keene, New Hampshire, January, 1763. He enlisted April 4, 1780, serving until December under Lieut. Benjamin Ellis and Col. Henry Dearborn. He came to Ogle county, Illinois, and died there in 1838, and was buried in the Daysville cemetery, where a monument has been erected to his memory. "New Hampshire in the Revolution" and "Family Records."

RUFUS PERKINS was a native of Massachusetts, born at Bridgewater about 1763. When very young he enlisted at Ashfield in Capt. Abel Dinsmore's company, serving three months. He again served six months under Capts. Canston and Samuel Hughs. He re-enlisted August 10, 1778, with Capt. Enoch Chapin, serving until January 1, 1779; he again served under Capt. Oliver Shattuck and Lieut. Col. Barnabas Sears, being discharged in 1781. He lived in New York. Coming to Illinois in 1847, he settled at Buffalo Grove, near Polo, Ogle county. This aged veteran made the long journey by stage and steamboat to Chicago, and from there to Buffalo Grove by lumber wagon. He died October 30, 1848. A bronze tablet was placed in the Polo Historical Library in his memory by the Historical Society, assisted by the D. A. R. of Rockford, Rochelle, Freeport and Dixon, and by the Grand Army post. The tablet was unveiled by Edgar Thomas Clinton, a great, great grandson of Rufus Perkins. "Massachusetts in the Revolution" and "County History."

RUFUS PHELPS was born in New York State in 1767, where he enlisted for six months in the Dutchess county troops, and was stationed at Fort Herkimer. He was wounded and was discharged from service, receiving a soldier's bounty. Coming to Illinois, he settled at Holcombe, Ogle county, where he died in 1839. His grave was marked by the Rockford Chapter, D. A. R., June 19, 1909. "New York in the Revolution."


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