Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Schuyler 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 Schuyler County Illinois:
DAVID BLAIR was said to have been a soldier from Pennsylvania but no record of service has been obtained. He died in Schuyler county. "County History."
WILLIAM BLAIR was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1760. He enlisted from Cumberland county, May, 1778, serving as a substitute for his father, Alexander, serving two months. In May, 1779, he again enlisted under Gen. John Sullivan, he again served seven months on the frontier until 1781. He came to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned.
A. W. CAVALEY was from Virginia, where he served as agent for James Stewart's Artillery of Virginia. He came to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned.
BENJAMIN CARPENTER was from Virginia, where he enlisted May, 1776. He served when Cornwallis surrendered. He came to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned.
HENRY GREENE was from Maryland where he enlisted in 1779 under Col. Thomas Wolford in the Second Regiment Maryland troops. He was discharged at Annapolis. He came to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he died May 1, 1837. He was pensioned.
JAMES LANMAN enlisted at Charlestown, South Carolina, July, 1776. He was an orderly sergeant in the First Regiment of South Carolina troops. He again enlisted in March, 1781, in North Carolina, under Col. Nathaniel Greene, was in the battles of Guilford Court House, and Eutaw Springs, where he was wounded in the thigh. He came to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned.
GEORGE TAYLOR served in the war from Virginia, enlisting in 1777, under Col. Daniel Broadhead, and Gen. Lachlan McIntosh. He also served in Pennsylvania in 1778, and helped to guard the prisoners at Saratoga. He came to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he died. 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