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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in White 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 White County Illinois:


JAMES CLARK was born April 18, 1755, in Rowan county, North Carolina. He enlisted in South Carolina August 1, 1776, serving one year under Capt. John Gowens. He again enlisted for four months with Capt. John Earle; again he served from October, 1777, to July, 1778, as first lieutenant, and again from July, 1780, to June, 1781, and again in 1781 for nine months, all under Capts. William Wood, John Nesbit, Samuel Earle, Henry Wood and James McIllhaney, with Col. John Thomas. Once more this intrepid soldier served his country for three months from June, 1782, and was made captain, and again for one month from August, 1782, making in all seven enlistments. He was wounded in the thigh at Hiamassee and Blackstock's. He removed to Kentucky in 1801, and in 1818 came to Wayne county, Illinois, where he died August 25, 1834. He was pensioned.

GEORGE CLARK served in the war from Virginia. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and from there to Gallatin county, Illinois, but died in Wayne county very aged. He was pensioned.

JAMES GASTON was born in Lancaster county, South Carolina, July 24, 1761. He enlisted in 1778 with Capt. John Marshall; was taken prisoner and confined in Camden jail for two months. He was paroled, then enlisted again under Capt. William Ingram, also served under Capt. Nisbet, serving until May, 1781. He was in the battle of Hanging Rock. He removed to Indiana, and from there to Wayne county, Illinois, where he died at Fairfield March 7, 1840. He was the first person to be buried in Bovee cemetery. He was one of nine sons of John Gaston to serve in the war. "South Carolina Records" and "County History."

JOHN HANSON was born in Virginia about 1761, where he enlisted in 1778 for two months under Capt. Evans Shelby. He again served in 1781 for ten months with Capt. John McIlhaney and Col. Hammond in the North Carolina troops. He removed to Indiana, and from there to Wayne county, Illinois, where he died July 25, 1835. He was pensioned.

JAMES LOCK was from Virginia, born in Berkeley county August 24, 1761. He enlisted in 1779 for three months with Capt. Samuel McCutchen and Col. William Bone. He again served in 1781 for three months with Capt. John McCormick and Col. William Darke. He removed to Wayne county, Illinois, where he is doubtless buried. He was pensioned.

JOHN H. MILLS was from the Carolinas and served in the war from South Carolina. He came to Wayne county, Illinois, and was still living in 1840, aged 87 years. He applied for a pension, but doubtless died before it was granted. His name was given by the marshal of the district. "Pension Record" and "County History."

WILLIAM SIMPSON was born in Prince William county, Virginia, October 14, 1755, and served in the Virginia troops. He removed to Wayne county, Illinois, and died there in 1839. He was pensioned.

THOMAS SLOAN served in the war from North Carolina. After the war he came to Illinois, settling in McLean county, but removed to Wayne county, where he died. He was pensioned.

JAMES STUART was born in South Carolina December 1, 1762, where he enlisted in 1779 for two months with Capt. H. McClure and Col. E. Lacey. He enlisted again in 1780 for three months, serving with Capt. John McClure; again he served the same year under Capts. John Steele and Philip Walker, and twice more, making five enlistments, under Col. E. Lacey. He was in the battles of Rocky Creek, Hanging Rock, King's Mountain, Fort Granby, siege of Ninety-six, Haddrell's Point and Eutaw Springs. He removed to Kentucky, and from there to Wayne county, Illinois, where he died October, 1845, in Fairfield township. He was pensioned.


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