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Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Scott 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 Scott County Illinois:

NICHOLAS CURRY served in the war from South Carolina. He removed to Lincoln county, Tennessee, but came to Illinois in 1832, settling in Coles county, and from there to Scott county, where he died September 16, 1848. He is buried in the McAlebs graveyard, one and one-half miles north of the town of Bluffs. A stone marks his grave. "Family and County Histories."

JAMES McEVERS was born in Massachusetts, where he enlisted from the town of Hancock to serve three years in Capt. William Lusk's company, and Col. Benjamin Simond's regiment. He removed to Ohio, and from there to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in 1829 in Scott county. He was pensioned.

SOLOMON PATTERSON served in the war from Pennsylvania in First Company, Fourth Battalion, Cumberland county, under Capt. John McConnell, and Col. Samuel Culbertson. He came to Monroe county, Illinois, but removed to Scott county, where he died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. McCracken, in the town of Manchester. "Pennsylvania Archives."

JESSE STOUT served in the war from New Jersey. He came to Illinois, settling in Morgan county. He is probably buried in Scott county, as his widow drew a pension there. He was pensioned.

JOSEPH SUMMERS was born in Kent county, Delaware in 1749, but enlisted in North Carolina, in Guilford county, serving three months under Capt. Thomas Flack, and Col. James Martin. He again enlisted for six months under Capt. Edward Gwynn, and again for three months with Capt. Elliott, and Col. Henry Lee. He came to Morgan county, Illinois, but died in Scott county, and is buried there. He was pensioned.

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