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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Brown County, Illinois

Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois by Mrs. Harriet J. Walker, Reprinted for the web.

In the preparation of this work, every effort has been made to obtain the records of these soldiers, to verify them, and to ascertain their places of burial. This has been accomplished in various ways, by ascertaining the names of all who were pensioned and where the application was made. This does not always locate the burial place owing to the changing of the boundary lines of the counties of the state, making it necessary to obtain from the U. S. Treasury department the time and place of payment of the last pension.

Revolutionary War Graves of Soldiers Buried in Brown County Illinois:

WILLIAM KENDRICK was born in Virginia, in 1749. He enlisted in 1779 under Capt. Thomas Armisted and Col. John Green, serving eighteen months. He was in the battles of Guildford Court House, Camden and Ninety-six, also Eutaw Springs. He came to Brown county, Illinois, where he died near Mt. Sterling December 29, 1835. He was pensioned.

JOHN SIX (SAXE) enlisted in the Virginia troops when only sixteen years of age, taking the place of his stepfather. He was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He removed to Pennsylvania, then to Tennessee, and from there to Kentucky, coming to Scott county, Illinois, in 1825. He lived for fifteen years in Pike county, but died at the home of his son in 1848 in Versaille township, Brown county. He was pensioned.

RICHARD STILES was from Massachusetts, where he served in Capt. John Burnham's company and Col. Michael Jackson's regiment. He enlisted November 1, 1777, serving until January 27, 1778. He came to Brown county, Illinois, to reside, where he applied for a pension, but having served less than six months it was not granted. He died in Brown county. "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War."

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