WINNEBAGO COUNTY

SAMUEL CAMPBELL, a native of Massachusetts, born Oct. 8, 1762, was a private in Capt. John Spoor's Company, Col. John Brown's Regiment, serving three months; also serving seven days with Col. John Ashley Jr.'s Regiment. Again under Lt. Moses Hubbard by order of Gen. John Fellows, and with Capt. James Campbell, service six days. Samuel Campbell came to Illinois and settled in Winnebago County, where he died Nov. 8, 1844, and is buried in the Hulse cemetery, Pecatonica. His grave was marked May 26, 1908.

JEHIEL HARMON was born in Suffield, Connecticut, Oct. 5, 1762, he early enlisted in the service of his country, taking the place of an older brother who was ill and forced to leave the service. His service was during the closing six months of the war. He came to Illinois and settled in Winnebago County, where he died March 3, 1845, and is buried in the West Side cemetery, Rockford. His grave was marked June 14, 1902.

EPHRIAM PALMER was a native of Massachusetts; he enlisted in 1777 when but 17 years of age in Capt. Sylvanus Cobb's Company, for one month, and again for three months with the same leader. In 1778 and 1779 he served one year under Capt. ? Lockwood's Company; Col. John Wood's Regiment. He was taken prisoner June 7, 1779 and confined in the Small Pox Hospital, New York; was exchanged February 1780, and again served his country, enlisting from Salem, New York, as a substitute with Capt. ? Stevens, and as on who was placed to guard the notorious Major Andre. He early came to Illinois, settling in Winnebago County, where he died and is buried in the Kishwaukee cemetery, Kishwaukee. His grave was marked in June, 1907.

BOONE COUNTY

TIMOTHY LEWIS was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, May 24, 1764. He served as a substitute for his father, Timothy Lewis, in April 1779 in Capt. ? Densmore's Company for six months; he again served as a substitute in 1780 under Capt. Isaac Newton, Col. ? Maxwell's Regiment. After the war he came to Illinois, settling in what is now Boone County, where he died May 2, 1858.

THOMAS HART was born March 3, 1757 in Farmington, Connecticut. He enlisted in 1776 and served one year. Coming to Illinois he settled in Boone County where he died Dec. 12, 1845.

These graves were both marked by the Rockford Chapter Oct. 20, 1911

KENDALL COUNTY

HENRY MIZNER, born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 22, 1759; he enlisted in a Northumberland County, Pennsylvania regiment, serving under Capt. ? Green for fifteen months. After the war he came to Indiana, where he received a pension for service in the Revolutionary War. He removed to Illinois, settling in Kendall County, where he died Sept. 25, 1848; is buried in the Millington cemetery, Kendall County

PUTNAM COUNTY

ISAIAH STRAWN, a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, born Oct. 28, 1758. He was too young to enter the service when the war began, his parents being Quakers and opposed to the shedding of human blood, Isaiah remained at home until the fall of 1777, when he enlisted, serving in the transportation line. At the Battle of Germantown, he rushed into battle, seizing the musket of a fallen friend, and neighbor, who had been mortally wounded. Soon after he received a charge of buckshot in his left leg and was carried from the field; on e shot lodging in the hollow of his foot. This he never permitted to be removed, carrying it for sixty-four years. He came to reside in Illinois in what is now Putnam County, where he died Aug. 14, 1843, and is buried in Florid cemetery, Putnam County.

MOULTRIE COUNTY

JAMES PATTERSON was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, July 5, 1758. He enlisted in 1775 from Rutherford County, North Carolina, serving three months under Capt. James Wilson, Col. ? Rutherford's Regiment; he again enlisted in August, 1777, for three months, Capt. Jesse Lytle, Col. ? Rutherford's Regiment. In September 1780, he again served under Capt. Williams, Col. ?Campbell's Regiment, serving three months, and finally for the fourth time, he served nine months under Capt. Jesse Lytle and Colonel Rutherford. He was engaged in the Battles of King's Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Court House, and Yorktown. He was wounded at Cowpens and was pensioned. He came to Illinois at an early day, settling in Moultrie County, then a part of Shelby County. He died in 1838 and is buried near Sullivan, Moultrie County.

WOODFORD COUNTY

BASIL MEEK was born in Virginia, March 7, 1763; served as a private in Captain Hugh Stevenson's Company from some time in August, 1775, to October of that year. He came to Illinois, settling in what is now Woodford County in 1832. He died near Eureka, Illinois, January 12, 1844, and is buried in Olio Township cemetery near Eureka. A fine monument has been erected to his memory.

EDWARD FITZPATRICK was born in Ireland, in 1760; came to America when a boy. He entered the service as a private in Captain Armstrong's Company, North Carolina troops. Coming to Illinois after the war was over he settled in what is now Woodford County about 1832. He died there November 21, 1834, and is buried in the Patrick family cemetery near Leon, Woodford County.

TAZEWELL COUNTY

ELLIOT GRAY was a native of Massachusetts, born September 17, 1755 at Pelham, where he enlisted under Elijah Dwight, Massachusetts Troops. He came to Illinois and settled in Tazewell County, where he died and is buried near Armington, that county.

DUPAGE COUNTY

PARKER CHASE was a native of Connecticut; he served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting April 20, 1775, serving as a "Minute Man" in Captain Thomas Noyes' Company; also, serving for 13 weeks in Captain Ezra Lunts' Company, with Colonel Moses Little's Seventeenth Regiment; again serving in Captain Robert Dodge's Company, in Colonel Ebenezer Travis' Regiment; again enlisting with Captain Jacob Powers and Captain Stephen Jenkins, with Colonel Jacob Gerrish, from Suffield and Essex Counties, Connecticut. After the war Parker Chase came to Illinois, locating in DuPage County, where he died.

JOHN DUDLEY was a native of New Hampshire, where he enlisted in C. Ashley's Company in 1777, serving one month and two days, from September 21 to October 23. He came west form Claremont, New Hampshire, settling in Crawford County, and went from there to DuPage County, Illinois, where he died. He served as a justice in the county.

THOMAS MATTESON was born in West Greenwich, Newport County, Rhode Island, in 1756. He enlisted June 8, 1776, with Lieutenant George Tennant and Colonel Brown. After the war he removed to Ashtabula County, Ohio, and from there came to DuPage County, Illinois. He lived to a great age and died in the county after 1840.

SCHUYLER COUNTY

WILLIAM BLAIR was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1760. He enlisted May, 1778, in Cumberland County as a substitute for his father, serving two months; was stationed at Penn's Valley, Pennsylvania. In 1779 he enlisted again under General Sullivan; and in 1780 he again served seven months on the frontier in Northumberland County. He was discharged in 1781. He came to Illinois and settle din Rushville, Schuyler County, where he died.

BENJAMIN CARPENTER was a native of Virginia, born in 1753. He enlisted for four years in Amherst County, Virginia. His company joined the army of Lafayette, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He came to Illinois and resided in Schuyler County, where he died.

A. W. CAVALEY was born in Virginia and served in the war as an agent for James Stuart's Virginia Artillery. After the war he came to Illinois and resided in Schuyler County.

HENRY GREEN was born in Maryland, where he enlisted in 1779, in a Maryland regiment commanded by Colonel Thomas Wolford. He was discharged at Annapolis, Maryland. After the close of the war he came to Schuyler County, Illinois, and died there May, 1837.

JAMES LANMANN was born in 1731 in South Carolina. He enlisted at Charleston in July, 1776, serving as sergeant; was engaged near Hillsborough, North Carolina, in 1781; was attached to a troops of horse in the First Regiment, under Colonel William Henderson; was in the battles of Guilford Court House and Eutaw Springs, where he was wounded in the thigh. He came to reside in Schuyler County, Illinois, where he died.

GEORGE TAYLOR was born in Pennsylvania about 1760. He enlisted in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1777 under Colonel Broadhead and General Lachlin McIntosh, when they were at Fort Cumberland; then they moved to the Ohio River, and from there to Detroit, Michigan. He assisted in building Fort Defiance. He again enlisted in 1778 and helped guard the prisoners taken at Saratoga; he also served in 1779 and 1780. He came to Illinois, settling in Schuyler County, where he died February 10, 1834.

SCOTT COUNTY

NICHOLAS CURRY was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, probably from the Carolinas. He removed to Tennessee, in Lincoln County, but came to Illinois in 1832, settling in Coles County, and from there he removed to Scott County, where he died, and is buried in the McAlebs graveyard, one and one-half miles north of the town of Bluffs. He died in the early fifties (1850s)

JAMES McEVERS was a native of Massachusetts, where he enlisted from the town of Hancock to serve three years in Captain Lusk's Company, Colonel Simonds' Regiment. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Illinois, settling in Morgan County, but died in 1829 in Scott County.

SOLOMON PATTERSON was a soldier from Pennsylvania, serving from Cumberland County in the First Company, Fourth Battalion, under Captain John McConnell, Colonel Samuel Culbertson. After the war he came to Illinois and resided in Monroe County, but removed to Scott County, where he died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. McCracken, in the town of Manchester.

JOSEPH SUMMERS was born in Kent County, Delaware, in 1749, and while residing in Guilford County, North Carolina, he enlisted, serving for three months under Captain Thomas Flack, Colonel James Martin. He again enlisted for six months under Captain Edward Gwynn, and again for three months with Captain Elliott and Colonel Lee. Coming to Illinois, he resided in Morgan County, but died in Scott County, and is buried there.

VERMILION COUNTY

WILLIAM ADAMS was a native of Virginia, where he served in the war. After the war he removed to Kentucky. Coming to Illinois in 1825, he settled in Vermilion County, in Newell township, where he died, and is buried in the Martin burial ground.

DAVID BAIRD was born in New Jersey March 4, 1760. He enlisted in Monmouth County in the First New Jersey Militia, September, 1776; he reenlisted, serving for different periods each year till the close of the war, serving under Captains David Gordon, Kenneth Harrison, ? Coons, Samuel Carhart, John Price and Cornelius Schanck; Colonels Asher Holmes, Thomas Henderson and Cahart Walton. He served as private, sergeant, ensign, lieutenant and quartermaster. He came to Vermilion County to reside and died February 20, 1837; is buried in the Lebanon cemetery, Indianola.

JOSEPH COUGHRAN was born in Virginia January 16, 1761. He enlisted in June, 1781, in Hampshire County, with Captains ? Anderson, ? Dick and Isaac Parson, Colonel ? Edwards, serving first four months, and again for two months. After the war he came to Vermilion County, Illinois, where he applied for a pension in 1834. He died March 19, 1845. He is buried in Vermilion County, but the exact place is unknown.

JOHN FRAZIER was a native of Virginia, where he served in the war, enlisting near the home of Laurence Washington. He sered during the entire war and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. The place of his burial is not known, but he died in Vermilion County.

JACOB GUNDY was born in Pennsylvania October 13, 1759. He enlisted April, 1779, in Pennsylvania Militia, under Captain Sebastian Wolf and Quartermaster General Robert Patton, in Lancaster County; serving as a teamster for two months, and again for one month. After the war he removed to Ohio, and from there came to Vermilion County in 1830, with his son Joseph. He died in 1842 and is buried in the Gundy burying ground near Bismark.

DANIEL HARRINGTON was born in Pennsylvania January 1, 1756. He enlisted in September, 1776, with Captain Jacob Treck, Colonel Michael Swope, in York County. He enlisted again, serving under the same officers, and a third time in Maryland, with Captain Daniel Shaw, Colonel Edward Cockey, serving in all ten months. He came to Illinois, where he applied for a pension in Vermilion County. He died there in 1836.

JAMES HULS was born in Virginia in 1761. He enlisted March 18, 1778, in the Fourth Virginia Regiment, with Colonel Neville, Captain Stith, serving one year. He came to Vermilion County, Illinois, and died there in 1834.

HUGH KING was born in North Carolina December 17, 1754. He enlisted in Mecklenburg County in 1778; reenlisting twice, serving under Captains John McRea and William Alexander, Major Davis and Colonel John Moore. He enlisted in the South Carolina troops in 1781, serving with Captain Andrew Alexander and Colonel Wade Hampton in Washington's Dragoons. In all, he enlisted seven times, serving two years and ten months. He was in several skirmishes, at Charlotte, North Carolina; Strawberry Fields, Quarter House and Ninety-Six. He removed to Vermilion County, Illinois, where he died, and is buried in Springhill cemetery, Danville.

THOMAS MAKEMSON was born in 1753, probably in Pennsylvania, as he served in the war from that State, enlisting in 1777 with William Brown, commander of Floating Battery, Putnam Station, twelve miles below Philadelphia. He served three years. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Vermilion County, where he died in 1813. He is buried near Oakwood, Illinois.

THOMAS MORTON was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, August 29, 1752. He enlisted three times in Pennsylvania, in 1775, 1776 and 1777, serving as ensign with Captains Elliot and Lee, Colonel Culbertson. In 1780 he removed to Kentucky and was engaged in the Virginia troops serving from 1781 to 1783 as captain under Colonel and General George Rogers Clark. He was in skirmishes at Statton Island and with the Indians at Chillicothe. He came to Indiana to reside, where he was appointed associate judge in Perry County in 1814. He removed to Illinois, settling in Vermilion County, where he died.

ZACHARIAH ROBERTSON, SR. was a soldier from Virginia, where he served in the war. He removed to Harrison County, Kentucky, an in 1834 came to Vermilion County, Illinois, settling in Newell township. He died on the land where Bismark now stands, at the advanced age of 94 years.



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