Alexander Thompson - was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1758. He enlisted August, 1776, for two months with Capt. Alexander Laughlin and Col. William Clark. He again enlisted in December for the same time and with the same officers. He served again under Col. Arthur Buchanan, all in the Pennsylvania line of troops. He removed to Indiana, and later to Whiteside county, Illinois, where he died at Newton, September 25, 1840. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)
1835 Pension Rolls
[Source: "The Pension Roll of 1835", Vol. II]
York County, Penn.
Names | Rank | Annual Allowance | Sum received | Description of service | When placed on the pension roll | Commencement of Pension | Ages
Alexander Thompson | Private | 20.00 | 60.00 | Penn. militia | Jan 17, 1834 | March 4, 1831 | age 75
1840 Census of Pensioners - Whiteside County
Names of Pensioner: Alexander Thompson - Age: 82 - Names of Heads of Families with whom pensioners resided June 1, 1840: Alexander Thompson
[Source: A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary Or Military Services..." By United States. Census Office. 6th Census, 1840; tr. by KT]
Excerpt From Don Dickenson's site on "Worldconnect", submitted here by Christine Walters:
"... According to Whiteside County History, Alexander bought part of the Stallnaker claim on Sec. 15, less than a mile away from what is now Kingsbury Cemetery (the buyer of the other part of Stallnaker's land was Samuel Miller, Alexander's son-in-law). One of his other sons, John Scroggs Thompson, also went to the same area settling on a farm of his own. Accompanying the Thompsons on this move was Robert Blean and his wife Margaret. Alexander Thompson died on September 25, 1840 in Whiteside Co., Illinois. He was buried in Kingsbury Cemetery, Newton Twp., Whiteside Co. On September 13, 1967, the Morrison Chapter of the DAR marked the grave of Alexander with the note "the only Revolutionary War Soldier buried in Whiteside County." His tombstone is inscribed "Thompson, Alexander-Pvt. Clark's Reg, I, Pa. Troops Rev. War d. Sept. 25, 1840 a. 83 yrs." His wife, Sarah Scoggs died on November 1, 1859 in Garden Plain Twp, Whiteside Co., Illinois. She died intestate. Her administration papers, which list her survivors, are in the Whiteside Co., Illinois court house. She was buried in Kingsbury Cemetery, Newton Twp., Whiteside Co., lllinois."
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