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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Jackson 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 Jackson County Illinois:

DANIEL BANOW, or Barrow, was born in 1757 in Brunswick county, Virginia. He enlisted in Virginia in 1776 for three months under Capt. John Williamson in Virginia troops. He enlisted again in the North Carolina troops, with Capts. John Hill, Francis Tartanson, and Col. James Hogan, serving thirteen months. He was in the battle of Guilford Court House. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned.

ROBERT FRY was from Virginia where he served with Capt. Bembridge Goodwin. He removed to Jackson county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned.

ROBERT FRIATT served in the Virginia line of troops. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, and settled in Ridge township, at Dutch Ridge, before 1812. He is probably buried in Jackson county. He was pensioned.

JESSE GORDON was born in Virginia, October 3, 1755. He enlisted in 1776 in the North Carolina troops, as Orderly-Sergeant, under Capt. William Shepherd and Col. Joseph Williams, serving three months. He removed to Wilkes county, Georgia, and served there in 1777, as First Lieutenant with Capt. James Hawkins, and Col. John Stewart, serving eleven months. He served again in 1778 under Capt. John Gunnells and Col. John Dooley. He again enlisted under Col. Elijah Clarke, and was in the battle at Kettle Creek. In the winter of 1780 and 1781 he was taken prisoner, but paroled. He broke his parole and aided in driving the British out of Augusta, but was captured, and a prisoner until 1782, when he again escaped, returning to Wilkes county and there was again captured and kept for eight months, when he freed. Returning home he continued in the service until 1783, when peace was declared. He served fighting the Indians after the close of the war. A wonderful record of a brave soldier. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, and died there August 27, 1850. He was pensioned.

ZACHARIAH LYRELY was born June 2, 1755, in Culpepper county, Virginia. He enlisted in Rowan county, North Carolina, in 1777, for three months with Capt. George H. Berger; in 1778 for five months under Capt. Thomas Cook, and again for six months with Capt. Richard Grimes, and Col. Robert Rutherford. He came to Jackson county at an early day, settling at Dutch Ridge. He was in the battles of Reedy Fork and Guildford Court House. He was pensioned.

EBENEZER PYATT was born in Pennsylvania in 1755. He enlisted in Virginia, serving four years. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Tennessee, then to Kentucky, and in 1814 to Jackson county, Illinois, settling at Dutch Ridge. He doubtless died there. He was pensioned.

JOSEPH J. WILLIAMS was from Pennsylvania, where he served in the war. He came to Jackson county, Illinois, settling in Elk township in the northern precinct, in 1815. He was pensioned.

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