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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Edwards 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 Edwards County Illinois:

JOHN FILES was born in England about 1758. Coming to America, he served in the war from South Carolina. He came to Illinois, settling in Wayne county in 1816, but removed to Edwards county, where he died. He was pensioned.

JOB PIXLEY was from Dighton county, Massachusetts, where he enlisted in 1775 with Capt. Peter Pitts and Col. Timothy Walker, serving over five years with these and other officers. He came to Wabash county, Illinois, settling first in Barney Prairie about 1809, later in Friendsville, but in 1829 he removed to Edwards county, where he died. He was pensioned.

BENJAMIN SMITH was born in England. He came from Alleghany county, New York, to Wabash county, Illinois, in 1816, settling in Lancaster precinct, but died in Edwards county in 1841. He served in the New York line of troops. He was pensioned.

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