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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Winnebago 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 Winnebago County Illinois:

SAMUEL CAMPBELL was a native of Massachusetts, born Oct. 8, 1762. He was a private in Capt. John Spoor's company, Col. John Brown's regiment, serving three months and seven days with Col. John Ashley Jr.'s regiment. Again under Lieut. Moses Hubbard by order of Gen. John Fellows, and with Capt. James Campbell, service six days. Samuel Campbell came to Illinois and settled in Winnebago county, where he died Nov. 8, 1844, and is buried in the Hulse cemetery Pecatonica. His grave was marked May 26, 1908. "Massachusetts in the Revolution."

JEHIEL HARMON was born in Suffield, Connecticut, Oct. 5, 1762. He early enlisted in the service of his country, taking the place of an older brother who was ill and forced to leave the service. His service was during the closing six months of the war. He came to Illinois and settled in Winnebago county, where he died March 3, 1845, and is buried in the West Side cemetery, Rockford. His grave was marked June 14, 1902. "Connecticut in the Revolution."

EPHRIAM PALMER was a native of Massachusetts; he enlisted in 1777 when but 17 years of age in Capt. Sylvanus Cobb's company, for one month, and again for three months with the same leader. In 1778 and 1779 he served one year in Capt. Samuel Lockwood's company, Col. John Wood's Regiment. He was taken prisoner June 7, 1779, and confined in the Small Pox Hospital, New York; was exchanged February, 1780, and again served his country, enlisting from Salem, New York, as a substitute with Capt. Wm. Stevens, and was one who was placed to guard the notorious Major Andre. He early came to Illinois, settling in Winnebago county, where he died and is buried in the Kishwaukee cemetery, Kishwaukee. His grave was marked in June, 1907. "Massachusetts in the Revolution."

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