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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Henry 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 Henry County Illinois:

GEORGE NIXON enlisted December 15, 1776, for three months, as Ensign with Capt. George Evans, and Col. Thomas Duff in the Delaware troops. He re-enlisted for six weeks in the same company, and was chosen Lieutenant October 15, 1777, serving from October 15, 1777, until July, 1778, under Capt. David McKee, and Col. Thomas Duff. He was in the battles of Princeton and Brandywine. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Rock Island county, Illinois, August 15, 1841. His grandson is still living and remembers his grandfather well. He is buried about twenty miles east of Rock Island, in the Green River district. He was pensioned.

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