COLES COUNTY

JONATHAN COLLOM was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, December 10, 1760, and served as a musician in the war. In 1778 he was drafted for three months to fight the British, under Capt. Marpole, Col. Dawling. In 1779 he was again drafted to serve in New Jersey with Capt. Dowling, and Col. George Smith. He served both times as a musician and was paid as such. He again served as a minute man. When Cornwallis was marching through Virginia he again enlisted, but was taken sick and thus prevented from being present at the final surrender. After the close of the war he removed to Washington County, Tennessee, where he made application for a pension. He came to Illinois with his son William, settling in Coles County, where he died in the town of Charleston.

GEORGE COTTINGHAM was a native of Maryland where he served in the war. He removed to Kentucky in early times, and in 1836 came to Coles County, Illinois, and died in Charleston. He was a shoemaker by trade and it is said he made boots for Washington. He died in 1860 aged 100 years.

ELISHA HADDEN was from North Carolina, and served in the battle of King's Mountain and was wounded in a battle with the Cherokee Indians. For three months he lay in the Fort helpless and was carried home to North Carolina on a litter. He came to Illinois and resided in Coles County, where he received a pension. He died there very aged.

JOSEPH FROST served in the Virginia line of troops. After the war he came to Illinois with his son and settle in Charleston, Coles County. When 87 years of age he received a pension for his service in the war. They came to Coles County in 1831

JOHN HART was a native of Virginia. He served with George Rogers Clark in 1776 before coming to Illinois, and was in several battles with the Indians. He came to Illinois in 1826, coming from Hardin County, Kentucky, first to Wayne County, then to Coles County, Paradise Township, where he died November 19, 1833. He was pensioned in 1831.

JOSEPH PAINTER was born in New Jersey in 1744. He served in the North Carolina troops, enlisting six times from 1777 to 1781, with Captains William Bateman, John Turnbull, James Robinson, and ? Gillyfalls; under Colonel Bateman, Hugh Brevard, ? Armstrong and ? Davidson. He was in the battle of Ramsour's Mill and several skirmishes with the Indians. He came to Illinois with his son and settled in the town of Hutton, Coles County. He was pensioned in 1833. He lived to be over 90 years of age.

JAMES RYAN was a native of Virginia and enlisted there under Captain James Calderwood, February 28, 1777, in the Eleventh and Fifteenth Virginia troops, Colonel Daniel Morgan. He came to Illinois, settling in Coles County, where he was pensioned in 1831, aged 83 years. His place of burial is not known.

GRIFFIN TIPSOWARD was born in Pennsylvania in 1755. He enlisted in the County of Roan (Rowan), North Carolina, in 1775, serving in General Rutherford's brigade, with Colonel ? McKatty, Major Horn and Capt. Grimes. He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs under Gen. Greene; battle of King's Mountain under Col. Shelby; battle of Charleston under Col. McKatty and Capt. McGuire. He resided in Kentucky and came from there to Coles County, Illinois, in 1810, settling in Hutton Township, where he died.

PERRY COUNTY

JOHN BANES was born in Virginia. He enlisted at Mecklenburg in 1779; five time for three months each and the sixth time for six months, with Captains Peter Bennett and George Ferringot, Colonel William Moore, ? Ramsey, Joseph Taylor, and Major Joel Lewis. He was in the battle of Camden. He removed to Sumner County, Tennessee, and from there to Perry County, Illinois, where he died September 2, 1840. He served in the North Carolina troops.

LEONARD LIPE was a native of South Carolina, where he served in the war. He was born about 1755. After the war he removed with his son to Illinois, settling in Perry County, Tamaroa township, where he died.

JOHN MURPHY was born in the north of Ireland. Coming to America, he entered the war of the American Revolution and was in the battle of King's Mountain. Soon after the war he removed to Tennessee, and in 1818 came to Illinois, settling near Lost Prairie, Perry County, where he died. Murphysboro, Jackson County, is named in his honor.



COOK COUNTY

DAVID KENNISON was born in Maine on NOvember 17, 1736 and died in Chicago Illinois at the age of 115 years. He is buried in the David Kennison Plot, Lincoln Park - Clark at Wisconsin Streets

ELI SKINNER was born July 30, 1760 in Colechester, Conn. He died in Elk Grove, Illinois on July 2, 1851. He is buried in the Elk Grove Cemetery, South State Road and Higgins Road, near Arlington Heights

AARON MINER was born on March 22, 1757 in Woodbury, Conn. and died on March 29, 1849 in Elk Grove, Illinois. He is buried in the Elk Grove Cemetery, South State Road and Higgins Road, near Arlington Heights.



MONROE COUNTY

The following widows applied for pension after 1836 in Monroe County, IL

Martha Givens, soldier, Robert Givens

Susan Barker, soldier, Zedekiah Barker

ZEBIDIAH BARKER was born in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts. He served as a "Minute Man" and also from June, 1776, for over two years; during this time he was an orderly sergeant under Capt. Maloon, Capt. David Whittier and Col. Thomas Poor. He was in the battle of Stillwater. He came to Illinois in 1818, settling in New Design, Monroe county, where he died October 10, 1819, and was buried on his farm, which is located one and one-half miles from Burkville. He was pensioned. Submitted by Desiree (Texzilla2@aol.com)


SHADRACH BOND, SR., was born near Baltimore, Maryland. He came west with George Rogers Clark, being sergeant of his company. In 1781 he returned to Illinois. Before leaving Virginia, in conversation with Hosea Briggs, he remarked that they might represent the Illinois country in the Legislature. Shadrach Bond was a member of the first General Assembly of the territory which convened west of the Ohio River after the Revolutionary War, and served four times; was also elected justice of St. Clair County. He is buried in the old graveyard on the bluff above his residence. He was the uncle of the Sharach Bond who was the first governor of the State of Illinois.

EBENEZER BOURN was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, in 1753. He was on an exploring and hunting expedition on the Ohio River when he enlisted under Colonel George Rogers Clark in 1778 for fourteen days, Captain William Harrod, Colonel George Rogers Clark. He again enlisted for fourteen months with Captain John Williams, Col. Montgomery, and Colonel William Lynn. He died August 29, 1839, in Harrisonville, Monroe County.

JAMES GARRETSON was one of Clark's soldiers. Returning to Virginia, he came back to Illinois in 1781, settling near Waterloo, and later in Moredock, where he died.

PIERE GIRADOT was one who greatly aided the American cause. He was made commander of St. Phillippe, and served as justice. He died before 1783 as his widow is given as the head of the family in 1783.

ANDREW HILTON was a native of Maryland, born in Charles County in 1757. He served three months with Captain Charles Mills, and Col. Hawkins; again enlisting for six months under Captain Henry Bowman, Col. Hawkins. He came to Illinois, settling in Monroe County, where he drew a pension. He died in Monroe County.

ANDREW HILTON was a native of Maryland, born in Charles County in 1757. He served three months with Captain Charles Mills, and Col. Hawkins; again enlisting for six months under Captain Henry Bowman, Col. Hawkins. He came to Illinois, settling in Monroe County, where he drew a pension. He died in Monroe County.

ROBERT KIDD took part in the capture of Fort Gage under Clark. He settled in Monroe County in 1781 n Renault Township and died there in 1849.

JAMES LEMAN was born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1760. He enlisted in 1777, was in the battle of White Plains, serving two years. He came to Illinois, settling in new Design, Monroe County, which place he founded. His house, built of brick, is still standing and near the home is the old cemetery where he is buried. He died January 9, 1823.

LIEUTENANT HENRY LEVENS, SR. was from Pennsylvania, but served in the Virginia line of troops. He was born March 26, 1740. He came to Illinois and resided in Morgan County, but removed to Monroe County and died in February, 1835.

GEORGE LUNSFORD was born in Virginia June 8, 1762. He was one of the soldiers with Colonel George Rogers Clark, who with his command captured Kaskaskia and Prairie du Rocher in 1778. George Lunsford enlisted again, January 20, 1780, and was discharge February 18, 1783. He lies buried in the Palmier graveyard, about two and one-half miles west from the town of Columbia, Monroe County.

JAMES McROBERTS was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1760. He came to America and enlisted in the Continental Army when only 18 years of age, serving to the close of the war. He came to Kaskaskia in 1786; in 1797 he resided in Mayesville; was a highly respected citizen. His son, Samuel McRoberts, was elected United States Senator from Illinois in 1841.

MICHAEL MILLER came from Pennsylvania in 1800, settling south of the Moore tract. He served in the Virginia line of troops and was pensioned.

CAPTAIN JAMES MOORE was born in Maryland in 1750. He came from Kentucky with George Rogers Clark, but returned to his old home. Later he was the leader of a colony; coming to Illinois in 1781 and settled at Belle Fontaine, near Waterloo in Monroe County. He received his commission as captain from Governor Patrick Henry. He died on the old Moore farm and lies buried in the Belle Fontaine cemetery, one mile south of Waterloo.

PETER ROGERS was born in New London, Connecticut, in 1758. He enlisted in 1775, serving until a short time before the close of the war. He was a musician, serving as "Fife Major." He was with Captain William Coit in a cruise on an armed schooner, when they captured a sloop and a schooner. He was in the battles of Germantown and Monmouth, serving under Capt. Gibbs, on Gen. Washington's Life Guards, with Colonel John Durkee. He came to Illinois and resided in Waterloo, Monroe County. He was a great patriot and in the campaign of 1840, though an aged man, took an active interest in the campaign, making speeches and in other ways showing his interest. He died very aged, and is buried in Waterloo.

JOSEPH WRIGHT was a native of Virginia, born in 1760, in Mecklenburg County. He enlisted March, 1780, for three months with Captain John Thompson, Col. Glenn; enlisted again in 1781 for three months under Captain Paul Waddleton, Col. Glenn. He came to Monroe County to reside and there applied for a pension. The date of his death is unknown.




UNION COUNTY

ALEXANDER BEGGS was born in Antrim County, Ireland, May 30, 1754. Coming to America he entered the service of the colonies and served in 1776 for four months in Henry Lee's Artillery company; he again enlisted in 1778 for three months and in 1781 for the same period, he also served ten months in 1777. He was captured at Brandywine but escaped that night. He was also in the battle of Stono. He served first in the Pennsylvania troops. After the war he removed to Union County, Illinois, where he died 4 Feb. 1837. He was pensioned.

JOSEPH EDWARDS was from Virginia, where he enlisted for nine months in 1776 under Col. Adam Slencar, was discharged at Martinsburg, Virginia. He came to Union County, Illinois, in 1829. When he applied for a pension he stated that his property consisted of one bed worth $3.00; one axe worth $2.00; one plow worth $3.00 and one hoe valued at $1.00. He died in Union County and was pensioned.

JOHN ELLIS was born 9 March, 1735, in Frederick County, VA. He enlisted in Greenbrier County, serving as an Indian spy from 1773 to 1783; was appointed by Gen. Andrew Lewis and served at Ellis' Fort under Capt. John Cook. He came to Illinois and resided in Union County, where he died 29 May, 1834. He was pensioned.

JACOB FRICK was a native of Pennsylvania, where he was born about 1747. He enlisted in the Lower Milford township company, Buck's County, in 1775, under Capt. Harry Huber. He also served under Gen. Griffith Rutherford. In 1823 he came to Illinois, settling in Jonesboro. He died there and was pensioned.

JOHN HARGRAVE was born 23 Nov., 1755 in South Carolina. He enlisted in 1776 for two and one half months with Capt. Dennis Haukins, and Col. Daniel Horry. Then, in 1780, he enlisted for ten months with Capt. Thomas Hemphill and Col. Francis Locke. In 1781 he enlisted for six months with Capt. Francis Boykin and Col. Charles Middleton. He was in the battles of Ramsour's Mill and Eutaw Springs. He came to Union County, Illinois in 1809 and was pensioned.

ELIAS HOUSE was from North Carolina. He lost an arm in the service. He settled in Union County, Illinois, where he died as a very old man. He was pensioned.

CHRISTOPHER LYERLE was born in 1764 in North Carolina, where he enlisted in 1780 when only 16 years of age in the North Carolina troops in Capt. Archibald Lytle's company and Col. John G. McRae's regiment, serving eighteen months. He came with many others to Union County, Illinois. He was pensioned.

PETER MEISENHEIMER came from Cabarras County, NC and served with the North Carolina troops. He removed to Union County, Illinois, in 1819, settling in Meisenheimer precinct, where he died. He was pensioned.

PETER MILLER came from Rowan County, North Carolina. He served in both the North and South Carolina troops and was in many battles. He settled in Anna, Union County, Illinois, where he died. he is buried two miles north of Anna.

ELIAS MOIERS was from South Carolina, where he served in the war under Capt. William Williams and Col. William Polk for ten months. He was discharged on the "High Hills" of Santee, South Carolina. He later settled in Union County, Illinois. In 1828 he applied for a pension stating he was disabled and that he had not asked for a pension sooner because he had been able to work. He enumerated his possessions as one horse, one saddle, bridle and saddle bags.

TRAVIS MORRIS was born in Richmond County, VA on 12 June, 1758. He enlisted for three months in 1777 with Capt. John Hedges and Col. Jesse Eural in the VA troops. Later, he served in the North Carolina troops, twice, for three months each with Capts. Charles Madden, Samuel Hampton and Major Joseph Winston. He came to Illinois and lived in both Alexander and Union Counties. He was pensioned.

JOHN MURPHY was from Burke County, North Carolina. He first fought with the Tories, but becoming convinced that the Continentals were in the right, he entered the army. After the war he came to Cape Girardeau, MO. He then moved on to Alexander County, Illinois and later to Anna, Union County, Illinois in 1816, where he died.

WILLIAM PARKS served in the war from VA and continued in the service until the end of the war. He came to Union County, Illinois where he died.

WILLIAM SCOTT served in the war in the New York line of troops, enlisting at the young age of sixteen. He came to Union County, Illinois, where he resided until his death.

JOHN SOWERS was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1760. He enlisted July, 1776 serving one month, then again in January of 1781, for three months, and again for three months under Capt. John Lop. He came to Illinois, residing in Adams County, then removed to Union County, where he died. He was pensioned.

JOSHUA VICK served in the war from VA. He removed first to Tennessee, then on to Union County, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned.





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