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Revolutionary War Soldiers
Who Died in, or are Buried in,
Jefferson County
, Illinois

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Thomas Badgett
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL
[Source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey and "1929 Illinois Honor Roll", pub. by Adjutant General's office ]

Asa Bateman
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, IL [Source: "1929 Illinois Honor Roll" pub. by Adjutant General's office]

Daniel Chandler
Daniel Chandler was from South Carolina, where he served in the Ninety-sixth District, February, 1776, under Capt. Jarret Smith, for four months. He again served in May, 1777, with Capt. James Lisle and Col. Jonas Beard, for two months, and one month with Capt. Frederick Lipham. In 1778 and 1779 he served with Capt. James Lisle and Col. John Lisle for over four months. He again served in June, 1780, with Capt. William Smith and Col. John Thomas; was in the battles of Cedar Springs, and Musgrove Mill, and in constant service until the close of the war. He was made Lieutenant under Capt. Jeremiah Williams and Col. John Hammond. He came to Jefferson county, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned. [Sub. by Cindy Ford]

Francis Haney

He was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, April 19, 1754. He enlisted in Botetourt county, serving from June, 1776, to December, 1776, under Capt. Daniel Smith. He again served from September, 1778, for seven months with Capt. George Adams, again for three months with Col. Isaac Shelby, and once more for nine months with Capts. George Maxfield, Robert Caldwell, and John Martin. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Jefferson county. He was pensioned. [Sub. by Cindy Ford]

Samuel Little
was from South Carolina where he served in the war, being in the Cavalry. He was born in 1765. He came to Jefferson county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned. [Sub. by Cindy Ford]

B. N. Maxey
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Source: "1929 Illinois Honor Roll" pub. by Adjutant General's office]

Joseph McMeen
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery
[Source: "1929 Illinois Honor Roll" pub. by Adjutant General's office]

John Murphy
served in the war from North Carolina. He came to Illinois in 1818. He died very aged, probably in Jefferson county. 
[Source: "North Carolina Records and County History."]

Peter Owen
1765 -
COL. Nelson's VA Reft.
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery
 

Peter Owen grave

Joel Pace Sr.
PVT. Continental Line
July 28, 1762 - August 31, 1831

Joel Pace Sr. was born in Virginia July 28, 1762.
He served on the war from that state. He removed to Kentucky and later to Jefferson County, Illinois, settling in Mt. Vernon township where he died.
Burial: Pace Cemetery
[Source: "Virginia Records" and County History"]

 Joel Pace grave 2

Joel Pace grave

     
Nathaniel Parker
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery
[Source: "1929 Illinois Honor Roll" pub. by Adjutant General's office]
   
     
William Tong
PVT. Maryland Regt.
1756-1848
Burial: Old Union Cemetery
William Tong was born August 9, 1756, near Mt. Vernon, the home of Washington. He served in the Virginia troops and was in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. He came to Illinois and lived in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson county. It is said that he was one of Washington's body guards.
[Source: "Virginia Records" and "County History."]

William Tong grave

Lloyd Ward
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery

[Source: "1929 Illinois Honor Roll" pub. by Adjutant General's office]
   
Thomas Williams
was from North Carolina, where he served in the war, serving in both Infantry and Cavalry. He came to Illinois when it was a Territory, settling in Jefferson county, where he probably died. He was pensioned.
 

Note: Rev. War Soldier George Roper, died 18 Feb 1845, previously listed as being buried in Jefferson county, is more likely buried in Marion County, in a cemetery just north of the Jefferson/Marion county line. (Thanks to Marlene Olson for this information!)



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