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Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Greene County

Michael M. Baker - was born in 1753 in Borough of Southwark, London, England. He came to America in 1773 and espoused the cause of the new country. He enlisted in 1779 in Major Frederick Vernon's company, Col. David Broadherdin, Pennsylvania troops, serving as sergeant. He removed to Ohio and later to Greene county, Illinois, where he died in 1831. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

William Beman - was born May 2, 1758, at Kent, Connecticut. He enlisted June 1, 1776, for six months with Col. Heman Swift and Capt. Ebenezer Couch. In 1777 he again served for two months with Capt. Sackett and Col. Hooker, and served again in the same year for two months with Capt. Peter Mills and Col. John Wood. He served the fourth time in 1779 for six months with Col. Heman Swift. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there October 21, 1837. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Orville Blackkettr - died 12 Jun 1827(?). Buried in White Hall Cemetery, in White Hall, IL
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

Allen J. Bridges - was a native of Wake county, North Carolina, born in 1756. He enlisted in Rowan county and served seven month as private in Capt. Simeon Alexander's company, Col. Joseph McDowell's regiment. He was in the battles of Ramsour and Salisbury. He married in Greene county, Elizabeth Irwin, and after his death she drew his pension. He was buried in the Woodbury cemetery, Kane township. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Clark - was born in 1765 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He served from 1778 to the close of the war, enlisting three different times, with Capts. Timothy Downing, Samuel Teeters and Cols. Matthew Williamson and William Crawford, in the Virginia line of troops. He was in battle with Indians at the time Col. Crawford was captured. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there September 13, 1844. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Jesse Conway - is buried in Williams-Edwards cemetery on the Barrow road near Roodhouse, Illinois. Born 17 Dec 1761 in Fincastle, Va. Died 9 Oct 1840 in Greene County, Illinois. He spent 18 months with Col. Daniel Boone, was captured at Ruddle's Station, sent to Detroit until the end of the war. There is a plaque at the foot of his tombstone showing his Rev. War service...submitted by ©Jerry Conway From ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917): Jesse Conway was from Virginia, where he enlisted at Reed Island in 1777 for eighteen months, and again in 1779 for sixteen months under Capts. William Buchanan and Isaac Riddle with Cols. Boon and Abraham Bowman. He died in Greene county, aged 79 years. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John Flatt - served in the war from Middlesex county, New Jersey. He came to Greene county and there applied for a pension, but not having served six months it was not granted.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 - "New Jersey in the Revolution.")

James Garrison - buried in Old Cemetery in Patterson Township. (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
James Garrison was born near Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, in 1747. He enlisted in Wilkes county, North Carolina, in 1775 for three months under Capt. John Hamlin, Col. Benjamin Cleveland; enlisted again in 1781 with Capt. Alexander Gordan, Col. Joseph McDowell. He was in the battles of Cross Creek, the surrender of Ninety-six, and Eutaw Springs. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there very aged; is buried in the Patterson cemetery. He was pensioned.

("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Adonijah Griswald - buried in North cemetery. LT in the VT. Militia. Died 1 Sep 1841. Scout Cpt. Joshua Barnum & Maj. G. Brownson) (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) Adonijah Griswald was born at New Milford, Connecticut, in 1758. He entered the service in Vermont under Capt. Joshua Barnum and Major Gideon Brownson, Vermont militia, serving as a scout until 1778, when he was taken prisoner and carried to Quebec; was kept there until 1781. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there September 1, 1841; is probably buried in White Hall.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & "Vermont in the Revolution"

John W. Hewitt/Huitt, Sr. - was born in Brunswick county, Virginia. He removed to North Carolina, where he enlisted in August, 1778; he reenlisted seven times, serving until 1781; he was a sergeant under seven captains, viz., James Williams, Ballard Smith, William McFarlane, James Moore, John Henderson, Nathan Goodye, Richard White, John Fuller and Col. Francis Malmady. He was in the battles of Guildford Court House and Ramsour's Mill. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there in 1848; is buried in the Providence cemetery, East Carrolton. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
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David Hicks - buried in Hicks cemetery, White Hall, IL . Sgt. Crockett's Reg, d. 1834.

---- Hoffman - buried in Walkerville Cemetery in Walkervile, IL
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)

ROBERT LARTON - buried in White Hall cemetery.
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
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Robert Lorton - Was born in Charlotte, Virginia, where he enlisted in 1776, serving two years in the Fourth Virginia Regiment under Capt. John Morton and Col. Adam Stephen. He was in the battles of Trenton, Germantown and Brandywine. He enlisted again under Capt. John Holcomb, serving six months. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and at an early date came to Illinois, locating in Bond county, but later in Greene county, where he died in 1833. Robert Lorton was the founder of Lorton Prairie, near Whitehall, where he lies buried. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


FRANCIS Miller, CPT. - buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Greenfield, IL. d. 1843. Battle of Hanging Rock and Guilford
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
Francis Miller - was born at sea October 16, 1753, when his parents were on a voyage from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina. They were in Mecklenburg county, where he enlisted in 1775 as private. He was made captain, serving three times as that officer in the Riflemen Rangers with Col. Robert Irwin. He served until 1781 and was in the battles of Hanging Rock and Guildford Court House. He came to Greene county, Illinois, at an early date and died there in 1843. He is buried in the North cemetery, Greenfield. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

John A. Miller - was from Orange county, Virginia, where he enlisted, serving from April, 1778, to September, 1778, in company No. 5 with Col. Thomas Marshall in the Third Regiment. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension, but not having served six months, it was not granted.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & "VIRGINIA RECORDS"

Caleb Post - was a native of New Jersey, where he served in the war from Morris. He also served in the state troops. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Greene county, and is probably buried in Bluffdale. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Thomas Richardson - served in the war from Virginia. He continued in the service after the close of the war and was in the United State infantry. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and probably died there.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & VIRGINIA RECORDS")

Jonah Scroggins - was born in Brunswick county, Virginia, but enlisted in Burke county, North Carolina, in 1778, with Capt. Robert Temples and Major Charles Pickney. He re-enlisted three times under Capts Philip Taylor, Philip Thomas and John Whitley, with William Dennis and Robert Rayford as majors. He came to Greene county, IL, where he died in 1845; is probably buried in Carrolton. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

AARON Smith - Pvt under Capt. E. Moore, di. Mar 1841. Buried in Athensville Cemetery in White Hall, IL
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
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AARON Smith was born in 1765 in North Carolina. He enlisted there in 1781, only serving thirty-four days, when he was shot through the thigh in the battle of Eutaw Springs. He served under Capts. Elijah Moore and Michael Randolph, with Cols. Archibald Lytle and Henry Lee. He removed to Tennessee, and from there to Greene county, IL, where he died in March, 1841, and is probably buried in Roodhouse. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

WM. Thaxton - PVT, N.C. - buried in Hickory Grove, Greenfield, IL (source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey) Was from Caswell county, North Carolina, where he served in the war from May, 1782. He came to Greene county, IL, where he applied for a pension.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 & NORTH CAROLINA RECORDS)

John Thompson - VA. Troops. Buried in Doyle (Boyle?) Cemetery in Barrow Township.
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
Was born in Botetourt county, Virginia. He enlisted in 1781 for three months with Capt. Henry Pawling, Col. William McClenahan. He again served for five months and again for one month in 1781 under Capt. David May, Col. Thomas Fleming, in the Virginia troops. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he died March 27, 1843, and is buried in the Thompson graveyard, Burrow township. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

George Vinciner - served in the war in the Kentucky artillery. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he probably died. He was pensioned.
("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

James H. Whiteside - buried in Highstreet Cemetery in Whitehall, IL.
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)




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