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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Will 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 Will County Illinois:

EBENEZER COLLINS was born in New York. He enlisted with Capt. Solomon Wadsworth in the Third Company, Fifth Regiment, called the Van Veghten Regiment. He came to Illinois, settling in Will county. He is probably buried in Homer township. "New York in the Revolution."

JOHN COOK was born in Hanover, Morris county, New Jersey, December 25, 1761. He enlisted August, 1776, serving two years in the companies of Capts. David Bates, Obadiah Kitchell, Elijah Squire, Benjamin Corey, William Ely, John Scudder, Levi Gardiner, Harrison Baldwin, Lewis Brant and David Lyon with Cols. Benoni Hathaway, Ellis Cook, Sylvanus Seeley and Moses Jacques in the New Jersey troops. He came to reside in Will county, Illinois, where he died near Joliet, October 24, 1837, and is buried in Oakwool cemetery, Joliet. "New Jersey in the Revolution."

CHARLES DENNEY was a native of New York, born in Pauldingstown, Dutchess county, December 25, 1759. He enlisted in the summer of 1777 and served nine months under Capts. Noah Wheeler and Seth Wheeler with Col. Roswell Hopkins in the New York troops. He came to Will county, Illinois, settling near Joliet, where he died August 6, 1839, aged 79 years, and is buried at Mokena, Will county. "New York in the Revolution."

WILLIAM HEWES was born in Attlebury, Massachusetts, in 1761, he enlisted in June, 1780, serving five months under Capts. Caleb Robinson and Nehemiah Houghton with Col. George Reid in the New Hampshire troops. He came to Illinois to reside and died in Crete, Illinois, Will county, in 1855. "New Hampshire in the Revolution."

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