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Clay County
Illinois

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Revolutionary War Soldiers
Buried in Clay County

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George Gobel, Sr. - "Four Revolutionary soldiers are buried here (Louisville Township Cemetery located four blocks south of the public square), among them was George Goble, Sr." [Source: "History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois 1884"]

Moses Johnson served in the Virginia troops, enlisting in 1777 under Capt. Alexander Morgan in Co. 2, Second Regiment, with Col. Alexander Spottswood. He came to Clay County, Illinois, and died there, aged over 100 years. He was pensioned. [Source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917]

John Lewis served in the war from Virginia; he continued in the service after the close of the war. Coming to Illinois, he located in Clay County, and died there. The place of his burial is not known. “Pension Reports”

Samuel Parks was from Virginia, where he served in the war. Coming to Illinois, he located in Clay County, where he died ver aged, as he was 93 years of age in 1840. He was pensioned [Source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917]

Nathaniel West was born in Baltimore County, Maryland May 6, 1750. He entered the service while living on Cross Creek, Virginia, and in 1778, under Col. William Crawford, serving three months, during which time he assisted in building Ft. McIntosh. He also served in 1779 and 1780 with Capt. Matthew Richie and Col. Crawford. He came to Lawrence County, Illinois, but removed to Clay County, where he died, aged over 90 years. He was pensioned [Source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917]




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