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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Washington 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 Washington County Illinois:

GEORGE BROWN was from Virginia, born in Chesterfield county in 1752. He enlisted in Charlotte county March, 1780, serving two months with Capt. Thomas Williams; again in 1781 for two months under Capt. Dudley Barrel and Col. Peter Muhlenberg; again he served for two months under Capt. Pickeway and Col. Holt Richardson. He removed to Washington county, Illinois, where he died March 24, 1842. He was pensioned.

JAMES CRABTREE was from Virginia, where he served in the war as ensign in the Washington county line of troops. He came to Washington county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned.

CONRAD GOODNER was from North Carolina, and served from that state. He came to Illinois, settling in St. Clair county, but removed to Washington county, where he died. He was pensioned.

THOMAS McCLERKEN was from Chester county, Camden district, South Carolina. He removed to Kentucky, and from there to Indiana, and thence to Washington county, Illinois, where he died, and is buried near Sparta. A stone tells of his being a Revolutionary soldier. Each year the Grand Army post places flowers on his grave. At the age of 95 years he applied for a pension, but doubtless died before it was granted. "County and Family Histories."

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