Illinois Trails RevolutionaryWar Soldiers Buried in Illinois


Research by Mrs. E. S. Walker
Published by the Illinois Historical Association
Transcribed by ©Susan Cook

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Prior to 1920, the Illinois Historical Association published the research of Mr. E. S. Walker, regarding the Revolutionary War soldiers that were buried in Illinois.  We hope to complete this project, listing all soldiers by county listed in Mrs. Walker's research.  If you have any additions, please submit them to Susan, along with a copy of your soldier's RW pension.

Misc. RW Pensioners and RW Pensioners from the year 1835, can be found HERE
 

Introduction, circa 1912

Illinois can claim but few spots famous in the era of the American Revolution; but around the names of old Fort Massac, Kaskaskia and Fort Gage, cluster priceless historic memories.  Now that Fort Massac has become the property of the State of Illinois, and has been transformed into a beautiful State Park, the people of the entire State may take pride in its preservation.

To The D. A. R. of Illinois, this old fort becomes a point of more than ordinary interest; it was fitting that they should have been actively engaged in building a Monument there, which stands to-day an object lesson for us and for future generations, a reminder of what George Rogers Clark and his band of faithful followers did for the nation, for Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and the whole Northwest.

While not so rich as our Eastern States in Revolutionary war history, at least two-thirds of the counties of the state have the honor of being the last resting place of soldiers of the Revolution.

They came here, these pioneer-patriots, to find new homes in these broad and fertile prairies, coming from all the original colonies, and from Vermont and Kentucky.  More than 350 were granted Government pensions, while many more, whose military services are recorded, never applied for pensions.

It will be alike the duty and the privilege of the State D. A. R. committee of "Historic Places" to recall in honor the names of these Revolutionary patriots, names which otherwise would in time be forgotten.

Some have long slept in undistinguished, unmarked graves beneath the roots of tangled weeds in country grave yards; others where tottering slabs of slate still mark their last resting place; while other names are perpetuated by stately monuments, erected by the loving thoughtfulness of living descendants.

It matters little to us whether the soldier was a Washington or a Lafayette or one of the rank and file of the "ragged regimentals of Valley Forge," they are entitled to the special care of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.
 

Widows who applied for pensions after 1836
 

Soldiers:

Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Adams County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Bond County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Boone County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Carroll County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Cass County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Clark County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Clay County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Clinton County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Coles County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Solders buried in Cook County, Illinois - NEW!
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in DeWitt County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in DuPage County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Edgar County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Effingham County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Greene County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Gallatin County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Hamilton County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Hancock County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Iroquois County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Jersey County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Johnson County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Kane County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Kendall County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Knox County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Lawrence County,Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Logan County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in McDonough County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in McHenry County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Macon County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Macoupin County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Madison County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Monroe County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Montgomery County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Morgan County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Moultrie County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Perry County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Putnam County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Randolph County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Saint Clair County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Sangamon County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Schuyler County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Scott County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Tazewell County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Union County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Vermilion County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Warren County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Will County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Williamson County, Illinois
(located on the Williamson County site, use your back button to return here)
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Winnebago County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Woodford County, Illinois
 
 

Also see, for additions:

Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in the western Region of Illinois
(Adams, Brown, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Pike, Schuyler and Warren Counties listed)
 
 


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