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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Tazewell 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 Tazewell County Illinois:

ELIJAH BIGGS served in the war from North Carolina. He came to Shelby county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension, but having served less than six months, it was not granted. "North Carolina and Pension Records."

JOHN JENKINS was from Hardy county, Virginia, where he served in the war. He came to Shelby county, Illinois, and died there very aged. He was pensioned.

OBADIAH WADE served in the Virginia Militia. He removed to Kentucky and there was given a pension. He came to Shelby county, Illinois, and doubtless died there. He was pensioned.

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