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Knox County Illinois
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Revolutionary War Soldiers
Buried in Knox County, IL

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ADAM BRUNER - was born in Maryland in 1763. He enlisted February 4, 1781, in Capt. John Gayers company, Third regiment, and Major Richard Salter's regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. He removed to Knox county, Illinois, and died there October 19, 1846. He is buried near Rio in the Bruner cemetery. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)



PETER BRUNER - was born in Maryland in 1762. He enlisted in Capt. George Feathers company, Ninth Battalion, Lancaster county Militia, and Col. John Huber's regiment, in 1779. He again served in Capt. John Smuller's company, in 1780 and 1781; again in 1782 in Capt. James Patten's company. He is buried in the Bruner cemetery near Rio. A monument has been erected to the memory of these brothers in Knox county. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


ASHAEL GILBERT (aka Asahel Gilbert) - was born in Hebron, Connecticut, May 6, 1760. He enlisted May 1, 1778, serving as trumpeter in Capt. Israel Seymour's company, second brigade, with Col. Elijah Sheldon's regiment. He was discharged in 1780. He came to Galesburg, Knox county, in 1847, and died there November 23, 1852. His grave is marked. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
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ABRAHAM HAPSONSTALL (or Haptonstall or Hempenstall) was born April 6, 1761, in Orange county, New York. He served in the war with Capt. Thomas Moffatt for three months in 1775. He again served with Capt. Seth Marvin for three months, and again with Capt. Francis Smith for six months. He removed to Ohio and from there to Knox county, Illinois, where he died February 4, 1858, and is buried in the Russell cemetery, two miles north of Gilson. He was pensioned. (Source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ABRAHAM HAPTONSTALL was born April 6, 1761, in Orange County, New York. He enlisted first under Captain Thomas Moffatt for three months in 1775. In 1776 he served under Captain Seth Marvin for three months; he again served for six months under Captain Francis Smith. He applied for a pension while residing in Gallia County, Ohio, in 1831; removing to Illinois, he settled in Knox County, where he died February 14, 1858. He lies buried near Hermon in a private burying ground. (buried in Russell Cemetery, 2 miles north of Gilson)
source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)
ABRAM HEMPENSTALL - died 22 Oct 1847. Buried in Russel Cemetery in Abingdon.
(source: Genealogical Records, Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


JOHN HARRINGTON - was born February 8, 1764, in Poughkeepsie, New York. He enlisted in May, the year Fort Ann was taken, in Capt. Peter Magee's company, and Col. Henry Livingston's regiment, serving until November in the New York line of troops. He came to Knox county, Illinois, and applied for a pension in 1841, but not having served six months, it was not granted. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)


JOSEPH LATIMER - was from New London, Conn., where he served in the Third regiment, known as Webb's regiment. He was commissioned as Captain, then Major, and finally served as Colonel of his regiment. He was the father of a remarkable family of sons, six of whom served in the war (TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: These were *probably* his brothers, not his sons) . He served as captain, being commissioned July 6, 1775, was discharged in December the same year. He came to Knox county, Illinois, in 1832 (or 1826) , and died there August 18, 1846. He is buried in the Cherry Grove cemetery, near Abingdon. Such men did not stop to ask "what is all this worth, or what is there in it for me?" Rather did they cherish high ideals, and these ideals were placed above all else that the world could give. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
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DAVID MANLEY - was from Easton, Mass., where he enlisted with Col. Thomas Carpenter, and Capt. Samuel White, in August, 1778, being discharged in September the same year. He came to Knox county to reside and died there; is buried in the Russell cemetery, north of Gilson. (source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 and "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


GEORGE SORNBERGER was born in New York, in 1759. He served under Col. Roswell Hopkins in the Dutchess county Militia. He came to Knox county, Illinois, settling in Victoria, where he died September 27, 1841. He came to Illinois in 1838, settling in Victoria, Knox County, where he died September 27, 1841. His wife and several children came with him to Illinois. [Buried in Victoria Cemetery. (source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 and "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)


JOHN STRANGE - was born in Westchester county, New York. He enlisted from that county under Col. Pierre Van Courtland. He came to Knox county, Illinois, and died there in 1840 aged 94 years. He is buried in the Russell cemetery, 2 miles north of Gilson. He received a pension. (source: "Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 and "Genealogical Records", Illinois Society DAR, 1939, compiled by Mrs. Edward J. Filbey)




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