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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Logan 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 Logan County Illinois:

PETER BORDERS served in the South Carolina troops; was from Newberry county. He came to Sangamon county, but died in Logan county. He applied for a pension. "Pension Records."

HENRY KIMES was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania. He served under Capt. Edward Vernon in the Chester county militia in 1780, also with Capt. James Denning in 1781 and 1782. He came to Illinois, settling in Logan county, where he died, and is buried near Lincoln. His grave has been marked. "Pennsylvania Archives."

HUMPHREY SCROGGIN was from the Carolinas. He served with Capt. S. Tarrant, Major George Waller and Col. Abram Penn. In 1781 his regiment was ordered from Henry county, Virginia, to the assistance of Gen. Edward Stevens and Gen. Nathaniel Greene at the battle of Guildford Court House. He was also at siege of Yorktown. He came to Logan county, Illinois, and died there; is buried near Mt. Pulaski. He applied for a pension in Sangamon county. "Pension Reports" and "Family History."

JAMES TURLEY served in the war from Virginia in 1777, in Capt. Thomas Pollard's company and Col. Rumsey's regiment. He again enlisted in 1781, and again for four weeks in Col. Lyon's regiment. He was in the battle of Germantown. He came to Sangamon county to reside, but died in Logan county, and is buried in the Carlyle cemetery, which was at that time known as the Turley graveyard." He was pensioned.

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