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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Whiteside 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 Whiteside County Illinois:

ALEXANDER THOMPSON was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1758. He enlisted August, 1776, for two months with Capt. Alexander Laughlin and Col. William Clark. He again enlisted in December for the same time and with the same officers. He served again under Col. Arthur Buchanan, all in the Pennsylvania line of troops. He removed to Indiana, and later to Whiteside county, Illinois, where he died at Newton September 25, 1840. He was pensioned.

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