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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Saline 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 Saline County Illinois:

REUBEN BROMLET served in the war from Virginia. He came to what was then Gallatin county, but now is in Saline county, settled in Raleigh township, coming in 1819. He died there and is buried in the Bromlet graveyard. He was a very aged man. He was pensioned.

THOMAS HAMILTON was born in New Jersey December 24, 1762. He served in the war from North Carolina, enlisting August, 1780, and served three months with Capt. Arthur Forbus under Col. John Paisley. He again served three months under Col. William R. Davie, in Capt. James Wilson's company. He again served from December 1, 1780, for five months in Capt. David Gillaspie's company, and Col. Paisley's regiment. He once more served from March, 1782, for two months under Cols. Edward Gwin and William Washington, also for a few days with Lieut. George Parkes. He came to what is now Saline county, where he died February 14, 1841. He was pensioned.

LEWIS HOWELL served from Virginia. He removed to Kentucky and from there came to what is now Saline county, where he probably died. He was pensioned.

WILLIAM ROARK was born in New Jersey, June, 1760. He served in the war four different times eight months until 1782. He was under Capt. John Fleet, Mark Thompson, John Maxfield, and Michael Catt. He served under Gen. George Rogers Clark, was taken prisoner, carried to Detroit and Canada, was paroled in 1783. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, but died in Saline county, March 4, 1841. He was pensioned.

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