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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Jo Daviess 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 Jo Daviess County Illinois:

REV. SAMUEL MITCHELL was born in Cecil county, Maryland, in 1760. He removed to Botetourt county, Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Illinois in 1817, settling near Belleville, St. Clair county. It is probable that he was the "Rev. ---- Mitchell" who opened the Constitutional Convention in 1818, with prayer. He and his brother Edward built a church in Bellville. He removed to Galena and lived to a great age, preaching when he was 80 years of age. He died near Galena. "Virginia Records" and "St. Clair County History."

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