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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Champaign 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 Champaign County Illinois:

ROBERT BROMFIELD was born in Pennsylvania June 4, 1760. He served in the Westmoreland county militia. He removed to Kentucky, and from there, in 1833, to Champaign county, Somer township, Illinois, where he died June 17, 1841, and is buried in the Rheinharts cemetery. "Pennsylvania Archives."

WILLIAM HAYS served in the war from Massachusetts in Capt. David Cowdin's company and Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment; he also served as corporal in the same company from May to August, 1775. "Massachusetts in the Revolution."

WILLIAM KIRBY was from Albermarle county, Virginia. He served in the Chesterfield militia. He removed to Harrison county, Kentucky, and from there to Somer, Champaign county, Illinois, where he died and is buried. He was pensioned.

NEWTON SHAW served in the war. No record of service has been obtained, but old residents of Champaign county remember hearing him say he served in the war.

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