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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Pike 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 Pike County Illinois:

DAVID CALLIS served in the war from Virginia. He again served in the U. S. troops after the close of the War of the Revolution. He came to Pike county, Illinois, to reside, and probably died there. "Virginia Records."

DAVID KEHR was born July 27, 1763, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Northumberland county in April, 1780, serving till August 14, 1780, under Capt. Thomas Gaskin and Col. James Hunter. He was an Indian spy, was taken prisoner and carried to Niagara and kept until July, 1783, when he was set at liberty. Re moved to Ohio, and from there to Pike county, Illinois, where he died after 1839. He is buried near Griggsville. He was pensioned.

JAMES McWITHEY was from New York, where he served in the Charlotte county Militia, in the Seventeenth Regiment, New York troops. He removed to Pike county, Illinois, where he probably died. He was pensioned.

HUGH McNARY was from North Carolina, where he served in the war. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. He died in Pike county, Illinois. He was pensioned.

JOSEPH OLMSTED was from Connecticut, where he served in the Fifth Regiment, commanded by Col. Philip Bradley. He enlisted in Ridgefield. He removed to Pike county, Illinois, and in 1832 applied for a pension, but died before it was granted. "Connecticut in the Revolution."

NATHANIEL PERRIN was from Massachusetts, where he served in the war, enlisting January 6, 1779, serving until June 5, 1780, under Capt. Benjamin Frothingham; he again enlisted, serving from October, 1780, till January, 1781. He removed to Tennessee, where he applied for a pension. He died in Pike county, Illinois. He was pensioned.

ABRAHAM SCHOLL was born December 15, 1765, in Rowan county, North Carolina. He enlisted in 1781 in Fayette county, Virginia, serving several short terms in the Virginia troops under Capts. William Hays, John Constant, Charles Hazelrigg, and John McDowell, with Cols. John Todd, Benjamin Logan, Daniel Boone, and Trotter. He was in the skirmish at Bryant's Station. He came to Pike county and was living at Atlas, where he applied for a pension, but having served less than six months, it was denied. "Pension Reports."

HOWELL SELLERS was born in Charlotte county, North Carolina. He was in the North Carolina troops, was in the battles of Stono, Brier Creek, and the siege of Savannah. He came to Illinois, residing in Pike county, where he died. He was pensioned.

RICHARD TAYLOR was a native of Virginia, where he served as Ensign in the war, enlisting August 4, 1779, in Frederick county. He removed to Illinois, settling in Pike county, where he died very aged. He was pensioned.

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