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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Woodford 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 Woodford County Illinois:

EDWARD FITZPATRICK was born in Ireland in 1760. He came to America when a boy. He entered the service as a private in Capt. John Armstrong's company, North Carolina troops. Coming to Illinois he settled in what is now Woodford county in 1832. He died there Nov. 21, 1834, and is buried in the Fitzpatrick cemetery near Leon. "North Carolina in the Revolution."

BASIL MEEK was born in Virginia, March 7, 1763. He served in Capt. Hugh Stevenson's company from August, 1775, to October. He came to Illinois, settling in what is now Woodford county, in 1832. He died Jan. 12, 1844, and is buried in Olio township cemetery, near Eureka. A fine monument has been erected to his memory. The graves of both Edward Fitzpatrick and Basil Meek were marked by the Peoria Chapter D. A. R., assisted by the Historical Society of Woodford county. A most interesting program was given, consisting of an address by the Hon. J. V. Graff, and by the state regent, Mrs. George T. Page. "Virginia Records."

CHARLES MOORE was born in Hanover county, Virginia, Jan. 11, 1763. He enlisted from Salisbury district, Rowan county, North Carolina, serving three months, in Capt. James Craig's company, and Major Montflorance's regiment. He again served three months in Capt. Benjamin Smith's company, Col. Matthew Brandon's regiment, serving six months; also in Capt. Robert Gladsby's company. He was in the battle of King's mountain. He came to Illinois, settling in Sangamon county near Buffalo Hart Grove, in 1823, but moved to what is now Woodford county. While going to draw his pension the stage upset and from injuries received he died Sept. 19, 1839. He is probably buried in Woodford county. He was pensioned. "Family Records."

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