REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS IN
first European settlors in Southeastern Illinois came to the area
around 1810, and were part of the great movement westward after
treaties with Native American and the War of 1812. Some veterans came
with their families, and many moved through counties near land offices,
such as Shawneetown in Gallatin County. We have tried to gather
information about several
counties on this page.
Revolutionary War veteran William Stewart in 1856. Portrait at
Robinson-Stewart House Museum.
The genealogytrails website was my original source for this material, which was transcribed by Kim Torp. I have found her source, a DAR publication from 1917, in a local genealogy library, and ancestry.com, and compared the list to information on the Genealogical Research System on the DAR website. People tell me that http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/honorroll.html is a good resource, but the only White County Revolutionary burial I found was for William Stewart. Most of the above listing, from 1929, is of Civil War veterans. As a DAR member I have a special affinity for Revolutionary War veterans.
DANIEL BIDWELL - served in the war
from New York in the Albany county militia, Thirteenth Regiment, with
Capt. John McCrea. He removed to White county, Illinois, and died
there. He was pensioned.
JOHN CHILDRESS - served in the war
from North Carolina. He came to
Illinois, settling in Carmi, White County, where he probably died. He
CROSS, ZACHARIAH - He is not listed in 1917 book, but he is Patriot #A028169. He was board March 25, 1761 in Baltimore Co, Maryland, died February 27, 1838 In Wayne County, IL, and buried at Burnt Prairie Cemetery, in White County. He served under Capts. Hicks, Wallace, Maxwell and Hubbard, and Cols. Shelby, Anderson and Sevier. He had received a pension, and lived in Sullivan County, NC. Many members of the Funkhouser and Hunsinger families joined DAR on his service.
THOMAS DAGLEY - probably served in
the war from North Carolina. He came
to White county, Illinois, and died there. He lies buried in the Union
Ridge cemetery, about ten miles south of Carmi. (Illinois
Revolutionary War Veteran Burials, 1917) "[Thomas] Dagley
baggage-master for General Washington in Revolutionary war. During the
march of the British, there were guards placed over his wife's house to
protect it from the ravages of the troops." Further
HEZEKIAH DAVIS - was from South
Carolina, where he served in the war.
He came to Illinois about 1811 and was living in Jackson county, but
removed to White county, and died there in 1820. He was wounded in the
service. He was pensioned.
CLEMENT EDERLIN - was from Maryland,
where he served as sergeant in the
First Regiment in 1776 with Capt. John Haskins and Col. William
Smallwood. He removed to Kentucky, and from there to White County,
Illinois. He is buried in the Morris cemetery, White County. He was
pensioned. (I do not know this cemetery in 2014, and do not see a listing for him in the DAR records.)
EDMOND FEAR - was in the war from
Virginia. He came to White County,
Illinois, and there applied for a pension, but not having served six
months it was not granted.
The Revolutionary War monument in the Old Graveyard of Carmi. Only one
soldier is buried in this cemetery.
SAMUEL HALE - served in the war from
Virginia. Coming to Illinois he
settled in White County and there applied for a pension. He died in
1849, aged 98 years.
ROBERT HAWTHORNE - was doubtless a
brother of Joseph, and he also
served from South Carolina. He came to White County, Illinois, and died
there. He was buried in the Enfield cemetery. He was pensioned. Robert is not listed on Find-a-grave, but both he and Joseph are in the DAR Patriot listing. One was born in 1754, the other in 1756, both in County Monaghan, Ireland, now in Northern Ireland.
JOEL HARRELL - Born 1758, Bertie County, North Carolina. Was a Private in Capts. Mays and Yallerly's company, and then with Major Lockhard. He applied for a pension but did not receive one, as he served for less than 6 months. He died in White County, Illinois June 30, 1846, and is buried at Enfield Cemetery. He was married three times and had 33 children. The last child was Taletha Catherine Harrell Dartt, who received a pension from DAR as a real daughter. He is Ancestor A051139 in the DAR patriot index. He was not listed on the 1917 report listing, most likely because no one had applied through him until Taletha, in 1928 or 1929. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=harrell&GSiman=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=16&GScnty=786&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=6858677&df=all&
WILLIAM HOOD - served as ensign in
Capt. James Calderwood's company,
Col. Daniel Morgan's regiment of Virginia troops, from May 31, 1777, to
November 30, 1778. He came to White County, Illinois, and died there in
1827. He was pensioned.
NATHAN JAGGERS - was born October
16, 1759, in Craven County, South
Carolina. He enlisted October, 1775, for three months with Capt. Edmund
Strange; again in 1779 for three months with Capt. John Nixon, Col.
John Winn, in the South Carolina troops. He again enlisted in 1780,
serving more than one year with Capts. Thomas Taylor, George Hastin,
Shaw and Kirkwood, with Col. Edward Lacy, in the Virginia troops. He
again served from February, 1782, for two months under Capt. Neeley and
Col. Edward Lacey, and also Col. McDonald in the South Carolina troops.
He came to White County, Illinois, where he died August 19, 1839. He
ARTHUR JOHNSON - was born August 7,
1757, in Brunswick County,
Virginia. He served as corporal in Capt. James Knox's company, Col.
Abraham Bowman's Eighth Regiment, from May, 1776, to April 30, 1777. He
again enlisted January 2, 1777, for three years. He was in Capt. Thomas
Berry's company, Eighth Regiment, serving as sergeant; also with Capt.
Abraham Kirkpatrick's company, same regiment. He was acting sergeant in
Capt. William Crogan's company, Fourth Regiment, and in May, 1779, in
Capt. Leonard Cooper's company with Col. John Nevill's Fourth Regiment.
After the war he removed to Kentucky, and from there to Indiana, Gibson
County, and later to White County, Illinois, where he died October 16,
1839, and was buried in the Seven Mile Prairie cemetery, four miles
north of Enfield. A monument has been erected by descendants, upon
which is inscribed his military record. There is a lot more at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=106368&GRid=119293136& .
CHARLES KNIGHT - was from Virginia,
where he served in the war. He came
to White County, Illinois, and died there. He lies buried in the Union
Ridge cemetery, about ten miles south of Carmi.
HENRY MORGAN - was born in North
Carolina December 7, 1758. He enlisted
March 24, 1779, for five months with Capt. Robert. McLane and Col. John
Collier; in August, 1780, he served one month with Capt. Flower Swift
and Col. William Campbell in the Virginia troops. In 1781 he served one
year and six months with Capt. Robert McLane and Major Joel Paisley in
the North Carolina troops. He was in the battles of Wetzell's Mills,
Sandy Creek and Lindley's Mill. He removed to White County, Illinois,
and died there February 22, 1849. He was pensioned.
MATHIAS PARR - was from New York,
where he served in the war in the
Second Regiment, New York troops, under Col. Philip Van Courtland. He
was born in 1746. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Fayette County, but
removed to White County, where he died at an advanced age. He was
JOHN SCARBOROUGH - was born in
April, 1762, in Virginia. He enlisted in
1780, serving until April 4, 1781, under Capts. Samuel Selden and James
Green. He again enlisted, serving until June, 1783, when he was
discharged, serving with Capt. John Hughes and Col. Anthony White. He
came to Indiana, and from there to Franklin County, Illinois, and later
to White County, where he died August 15, 1846. He was pensioned.
PETER SHOLL - was a native of
Pennsylvania, where he enlisted in the
Northampton county militia, first company, under Capt. Adam Stohler,
third battalion, and Col. Michael Pabst in 1778. He removed to White
County, Illinois, and died at an advanced age. He was pensioned.
WILLIAM STEWART - was born in
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in
1763. He enlisted in 1780 under Col. John Patton and was wounded at the
battle of Camden. He came to White County, Illinois, and died there in
1856. He lies buried in the old cemetery at Carmi, White County.
JOHN THOMPSON - served from
Virginia. He came to Indiana and was
pensioned there in 1833. Coming to White County, Illinois, to reside,
he died in the county. He was pensioned.
ELIAS VEATH or VEACH (we use Veatch) was
from Pendleton County, South Carolina. He served in the war from that
state. He came to Illinois and settled in White County, where at the
age of 74 he applied for a pension. He was pensioned. His widow drew a
pension after his death.
This listing of White County patriots graces the Carmi City Park.
Download the image for a larger version.
NSDAR records indicate the
following revolutionary White County patriot graves have been
Zachariah Cross, Burnt Prairie,
September 28, 1930
Joseph Hawthorne, Enfield, October
Arthur Johnson, Johnson Cemetery,
William Stewart, Old Graveyard,
Carmi, June 2, 2002 rededication
Joel Harrell and his daugher
Talitha Catherine Harrell Dartt, Enfield, 1996 Rededication
Don Winkleman of Carmi portrayed William Stewart in the 2010 Graveyard
Walk sponsored by the White County Historical Society and Carmi League
I've also found a number of web
pages related to White County Patriots:
This site on James Vickers has his
pension application: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/a/r/Phyllis-N-Parli/GENE7-0044.html
This site on historic markers has the
1936 DAR marker in the City Park,
including a transcription of the veterans: http://www.hmsoa.org/counties/item/72208-revolutionary-war-veterans-memorial
This page is about Francis Farley, Jr.:
This site as Peter Shull's pension
A great article about the last "Real
Daughter" in Illinois, Talitha Catherine Harrell Dartt, whose tombstone
is below. Out of over 800,000 women who have joined the Daughters of
the American Revolution, only 765 had an actual parent who participated
in the American Revolution. DAR was founded in 1890. I have found
several other children of Joel Harrell who lived in White County, such
as Kitty Harrell Sweetin, who donated land for a cemetery near my
Tombstone for Talitha Catherine Harrell Dartt, last "Real Daughter" of
a revolutionary war veteran in the State of Illinois, who died in 1929.
There is excellent information on
Wayne County Revolutionary War
Soldiers on the ILGenWeb site for that county. See the pages
have one patriot who has been misplaced in Wayne County. There are a
couple in the White County list I don't know much about. I assumed the veterans memorial arch in front of the Wayne County
courthouse contained a listing of their Revolutionary War patriots, Here is a link to a good photo of the arch on flickr. Since I wrote this page I have been to Fairfield and the Revolutionary War soldiers are not listed on the arch. According to http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM59C0_Veterans_Memorial_Cemetery_Fairfield_IL, there is a veteran's memorial section, including the earliest patriots, in the front of Maple Hill cemetery, on the eastern edge of Fairfield on Highway 15.
JAMES CLARK - was born April 18, 1755, in Rowan county,
North Carolina. He enlisted in South Carolina August 1, 1776, serving
one year under Capt. John Gowens. He again enlisted for four months
with Capt. John Earle; again he served from October, 1777, to July,
1778, as first lieutenant, and again from July, 1780, to June, 1781,
and again in 1781 for nine months, all under Capts. William Wood, John
Nesbit, Samuel Earle, Henry Wood and James McIllhaney, with Col. John
Thomas. Once more this intrepid soldier served his country for three
months from June, 1782, and was made captain, and again for one month
from August, 1782, making in all seven enlistments. He was wounded in
the thigh at Hiamassee and Blackstock's. He removed to Kentucky in
1801, and in 1818 came to Wayne County, Illinois, where he died August
25, 1834. He was pensioned.
GEORGE CLARK - served in the war from Virginia. After the
war he removed to Kentucky, and from there to Gallatin county,
Illinois, but died in Wayne county very aged. He was pensioned.
JAMES GASTON - was born in Lancaster county, South
Carolina, July 24, 1761. He enlisted in 1778 with Capt. John Marshall;
was taken prisoner and confined in Camden jail for two months. He was
paroled, then enlisted again under Capt. William Ingram, also served
under Capt. Nisbet, serving until May, 1781. He was in the battle of
Hanging Rock. He removed to Indiana, and from there to Wayne County,
Illinois, where he died at Fairfield March 7, 1840. He was the first
person to be buried in Bovee cemetery in Geff township. He was
one of nine sons of John Gaston to serve in the war. "South Carolina Records" and "County History." I did have both a George and James Gaston from Wayne County, but the DAR website only has James Gaston, Patriot #A043352. He did receive a pension. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=161&GScid=104830&GRid=75776998&
JOHN HANSON - was born in Virginia about 1761, where he
enlisted in 1778 for two months under Capt. Evans Shelby. He again
served in 1781 for ten months with Capt. John McIlhaney and Col.
Hammond in the North Carolina troops. He removed to Indiana, and from
there to Wayne county, Illinois, where he died July 25, 1835, He was
JAMES LOCK - was from
Virginia, born in Berkeley county August 24, 1761. He enlisted in 1779
for three months with Capt. Samuel McCutchen and Col. William Bone. He
again served in 1781 for three months with Capt. John McCormick
and Col. William Darke. He removed to Wayne county, IL, where he is
doubtless buried. He was pensioned.
James Lock was born August 24, 1761, in Berkeley County,
Virginia, served two enlistments. He removed to Kentucky, from there to
Tennessee and back to Kentucky before moving to Wayne County, where he
died in 1833. He was pensioned. [Source: Laurie Selpien. Memorial stone placed in the
Veterans Memorial Cemetery in 1974 thanks to the work of Doris Bland]
JOHN H. MILLS - was born in 1753. He served in the war from
South Carolina. He died in Wayne County, in 1840 (aged 87 yrs). He applied for a pension doubtless died before it was granted. His name was given by the marshall of the district, accounting to "Pension Records" and "County History." [Source: Laurie Selpien.
Memorial stone placed in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in 1974 thanks
to the work of Doris Bland]
WILLIAM SIMPSON - was born in Prince William County,
Virginia, Oct 14, 1755 and served with the Virginia troops. He removed
to Illinois in 1813. he died in Wayne County in 1939 and was buried in
the Simpson Cemetery. [Source:
Laurie Selpien. Memorial stone placed in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery
in 1974 thanks to the work of Doris Bland]
THOMAS SLOAN - born in 1761, served with the North
Carolina troops. He removed to Mclean County, Illinois and later to
Wayne County where he died in 1840. [Source: Laurie Selpien.
Memorial stone placed in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in 1974 thanks
to the work of Doris Bland]
JAMES STUART - was born in South Carolina December 1,
1762, serving five enlistments in the Revolutionary War before removing
to Kentucky and later to Wayne county, where he died in 1845. He is
buried in the old fairground north of Fairfield. He was pensioned. [Source: Laurie Selpien.
Memorial stone placed in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in 1974 thanks
to the work of Doris Bland]
James Stuart - was born in South Carolina December 1, 1762, where he
enlisted in 1779 for two months with Capt. H. McClure and Col. E.
Lacey. He enlisted again in 1780 for three months, serving with Capt.
John McClure; again he served the same year under Capts. John Steele
and Philip Walker, and twice more, making five enlistments, under Col.
E. Lacey. He was in the battles of Rocky Creek, Hanging Rock, King's
Mountain, Fort Granby, siege of Ninety-six, Haddrell's Point and Eutaw
Springs. He removed to Kentucky, and from there to Wayne county,
Illinois, where he died October, 1845, in Fairfield township. He was
ALEXANDER RAMSEY - from South Carolina, enlisted at the age of
16 and serving the last two years of the war. He removed to Hopkins
County, Kentucky, from there to White County in 1816, and from there to
Wayne County in 1818. He settled in what is now Mt. Erie. He died
September 8, 1855 aged 90 years. He was buried in the Mt. Erie
Cemetery. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=361&GScid=2184732&GRid=15159590& He needs a new stone--they now call the cemetery Yohe.[Source:
Laurie Selpien. ]
As you can see Gallatin has many men, since Shawneetown had an early
land office, and was a jumping-off point for early settlers. Of course,
Thomas Posey, is the most interesting of the Gallatin patriots, rumored
to have been the illegitimate son of George Washington--my thought is this is just 18th century gossip. I have visited
his grave at the historic Westwood Cemetery, the gates to which are shown above. It is worth the trip.
WILLIAM ABNEY - served in the war from Virginia. He also
continued in the service of the United States after the close of the
war. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and is doubtless buried in
WILLIAM ALLEN - was born in Pennsylvania but enlisted in
North Carolina, serving in both cavalry and infantry. He was sergeant
in 1781 under Lieut. John Campbell and Ensign Robert Scoby, with Col.
Archibald Lytle. He was taken prisoner at Hillsburg but exchanged
August 11, 1782, and returned to his home in Orange county. He came to
Gallatin county and is doubtless buried there. He was pensioned.
STEPHEN BOUTWELL - served in the Virginia troops under Capt.
Samuel Hawes and Col. Alexander Spottiswood from January 1, 1777, to
June the same year, acting as corporal. He came to Gallatin county,
Illinois, and is probably buried there. He applied for a pension.
GREENBERRY CHOATE - was born in Virginia in 1751. He served one
month in 1779 under Capt. William Cocke and Col. Andrew Christie, in
the North Carolina troops. He again enlisted in July, 1780, for four
months under Capt. James Lawrence and Col. Andrew Christie. He served
one month with Capt. Ezekiel Smith and Col. Thomas Clark in 1781. He
came to Johnson county, IL, but died in Gallatin county in 1842, and is
buried on Eagle Creek, near Equality. He was pensioned.
JOHN DUFF - was a Virginian. He gave George Rogers
Clark valuable information regarding Kaskaskia when the soldiers were
on their way to that place. In 1805 he was on his way to Virginia and
was killed on Ripple Island, Gallatin county, and was buried near the
old salt springs.
ABNER FOSTER - was from Massachusetts, where he served in
Capt. Benjamin Adams' company, Col. Jonathan Johnson's regiment,
enlisting August 15, 1777, serving four months. He came to Gallatin
county, Illinois, and is doubtless buried there as he was an aged man.
He was pensioned.
BENNET HANCOCK - served in the Virginia troops, for which he
was granted 100 acres of bounty land. He was born in 1756 and served
under Col. Christian Fehiger. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and
died there April 7, 1833. He was pensioned, and his widow drew the
pension after his death.
WILSON HENDERSON - was from Chester county, South Carolina, and
served in the war from that state. He came to Gallatin county,
Illinois, and is probably buried in the county. "Pension Reports"
LEWIS HOWELL, born 3-27-1755 in Westmoreland County, VA.
Died in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois on 4-27-1833.
His widow (second wife) was Leona Sisk whom he married 12-15-1814 (he
was 59 by now) collected a pension. Leona was born about 1777 in North
Carolina. Leona died in Saline County, Illinois on 1-25-1861...donated
by Tom. This man is not on the 1917 listing, but is now listed as Patriot A058610, which would have been submitted to DAR after 1917. His first wife was Mary Ann Kirk, and the DAR members come from his son James. He served under Capts. Stephen Ashby, Abraham Tipton, William Cherry, and Cols. James Wood and Joseph Crockett.
JOHN LAMB, SR. - was from North Carolina, where he served in
the war in the Tenth Regiment, North Carolina troops, under Capt. James
Mills, from January, 1782, to January, 1783. He removed to Gallatin
county, Illinois, and settled near Ridgway, where he is probably
buried as he was an aged man when he applied for a pension. He was
JAMES NORTON - was in the war from Virginia. He continued
in the service in the Sixth U. S. Infantry. He came to Gallatin county,
and is probably buried there.
THOMAS POSEY, Info from "Illinois Revolutionary War
Veteran Burials", 1917: Gen. Thomas Posey was born in Virginia July 9,
1750. He is said to have been the natural son of George Washington, his
mother being Elizabeth Lloyd. He served as captain in the Seventh
Virginia Regiment; in 1776 was promoted to a major in Col. Daniel
Morgan's regiment. He was made lieutenant-colonel, and after the close
of the war was made brigadier-general. He was in the battles of
Monmouth, Stony Point, and was at Yorktown. In 1794 he removed to
Kentucky, where he was a Senator in 1805-06. He also served in the War
of 1812. He was governor of Indiana Territory, serving until it was
made a state in 1816. He removed to Illinois, settling in Gallatin
county, where he died March 18, 1818. He is buried near Shawneetown,
and his grave is marked by a monument, though it is in a decaying
condition. ["Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917 -
"Virginia Records" and "The National Cyclopedia of Biography."] The marker appears to have been repaired in recent years, but the cemetery is in a rough and hilly area and many of the stones are in bad shape.
General Posey's tomb
Info donated by SFC John B Langford Jr : Thomas Posey was born 9 July, 1750 in
Charles County, Maryland, and died March 19, 1818 in Shawneetown,
Gallatin County, Illinois. Army of George Washington: Bet. 1777 - 1781,
Surrender of English at Yorktown, New Jersey, Burial: March 1818,
Westwood Cemetery, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois. DAR
Monument: Aft. 1818, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois. Government
Appointment: 1816, Agent for Indian affairs, Illinois. Military service
1: 1776, American Revolution, 1st Virginia Regiment. Military service
2: 1781, With General "Mad" Anthony Wayne in Georgia. Occupation: Bef.
1774, Saddler on the Virginia frontier. Political Office: Bet. 1805 -
1809, Lt. Governor of Kentucky. Political Office 2: Bet. 1812 - 1813,
U. S. Senator of Louisiana. Political Office 3: 1813, Appointed
Territorial Governor of Indiana. 1814, Lost election to Benjamin
Harrison. Residence: 1775, Augusta County Committee, Virginia. He
married (1) Martha Mathews 1772 in Augusta County, Virginia, daughter
of Sampson Matthews. She was born in August County, Virginia, and died
in Virginia in 1778, according to Wikipedia, during the birth of their third child. He married (2) Mary Alexander Thornton in 1784, daughter of John Alexander and Lucy Thornton. They had nine children. The wiki article on him is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Posey.
WILLIAM SUTTON - was born in Virginia in 1764. He served in
1781 for two months under Capt. John Jackson and Col. Thomas
Merriwether; he again served for six months with Capt. Thomas Eaton,
and Col. William Darke. He was at the battle of Yorktown. He came to
Gallatin county, Illinois, and died there. He was pensioned.
JOHN THADOWEN - was a resident of Gallatin county,
Illinois, and in 1840 was 85 years of age when he applied for a
pension. It is not known from what state he served as the records of
that time are not complete. "The 1840 Pension Reports." There is no DAR patriot by this name in the 2014 GRS.
ROBERT WEST - was from Bertie county, North Carolina,
where he served in the war. He came to Gallatin county, Illinois, and
there applied for a pension. "Virginia Records" and "Pension Reports".
In 1825 Gen. Lafayette visited Gallatin county. On this occasion a
poorly clad Frenchman stood at the door of the hotel looking at
Lafayette. As soon as Lafayette saw him he advanced to greet him with
both hands extended. He was an old soldier who had served as a
bodyguard for Lafayette. Perhaps this man anglicized his name, but the only Robert West in the DAR listing stayed in South Carolina. Perhaps he had no descendents to join DAR.
marker commemorating Lafayette's visit to Shawneetown. The Rawlings
Hotel, where he was feted, still stands, but is in poor condition.
The American's Creed
by William Tyler Page
I believe in the United States of America as a government of
the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are
derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a
sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and
inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality,
justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their
lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it,
to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and
to defend it against all enemies.
–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of
Representatives on April 3, 1918.
I see a number of White County DAR members joined through Hamilton
JACOB BARKER - served in the Pennsylvania troops in Capt.
John Rea's company. He was of Irish parentage. The family history gives
an account of his service, that after serving one year he was wounded
in the hip and was discharged, but upon his recovery he re-enlisted and
was again wounded in the leg. He came to Hamilton county, IL, and died
on the farm where he had lived for many years, between the towns of
Walpole and Broughton. "PA Archives and Family History."
GRANDFATHER DAVIS - a soldier
of the American Revolution, lies buried in Hamilton county. Old
residents have vouched for this information. His given name is not
known, or the state from which he served. "Traditional Records."
FRANCIS DOLLAHIDE (DOLAHIDE).
was born in Caswell County, North Carolina in 1750; He served for six
years, enlisting early in 1776 for three months; again for three
months, again after two weeks for three months, and again in 1781
serving to the close of the war. He served under Captains William
Moorow, Small, Christopher Taylor, and Samuel Sexton, with Colonel
Archibald Lytle, and Major Dugan. He was in the battles of Eutaw
Springs and Yorktown. Coming to Illinois, he located in Hamilton
County. He died Aug. 30, 1837. He was pensioned. As you can see, I have a photo of his tombstone below, but I can't see his name in the patriot listing.
GEORGE FITZGERALD - served from Virginia. He was discharged
from the service May 24, 1780. He was in Col. John Gibson's detachment
in the western department. He came to Hamilton county, Illinois, and
died there; is buried in the Gatlin cemetery, Crouch township, on the
farm of Felix C. Upchurch.
Image from Carol
Lee Yarbrough's site, too nice to leave off.
AMBROSE MAULDING was born in Virginia August 1, 1735. He
served in the Virginia troops. He came to Hamilton county, Illinois,
and died there August 25, 1833, and is buried near McLeansboro, near
the "Ten-Mile Baptist Church." A granddaughter is still living who
attended his funeral. His grave is marked by a substantial monument
which bears the following inscription: "Immortal may their memory be
who fought and died for Liberty." Ambrose Maulding, a pious and devout
Christian, Born August 1, 1735. After this he lived 98 years and 25
days, and saw his sons and his sons' sons; so he died being old and
full of days on the 25th of August 1833. He is an ancestor to several local DAR members.
FREDERICK MAYBERRY - served in the war from Virginia. He came to
reside in Hamilton county, IL, and there applied for a pension, but not
having served six months, it was not granted. He is buried in Big Hill
RANDLE McDANIEL - was born in Frederick county, Maryland, in
1755. He removed to South Carolina, where he served three months in
1775 under Capt. John Patton and Col. Holt Richardson. He removed to
White county, Illinois, but died in Hamilton county. He was pensioned.
LITTLE PAGE PROCTOR - was born in Granville county, Virginia, in
1760. He enlisted with Capt. Cornelius Riddle, serving from March,
1778, to the close of the war, and was retained in service until
August, 1794. He came to Hamilton county, Illinois, and died there
November 15, 1852, aged 92 years. He is buried in the Concord cemetery,
near McLeansboro. He was pensioned. Several Wabash DAR have joined based on this patriot.
NICHOLAS PROCTOR - was doubtless a brother of Little Page
Proctor, and served in the Virginia troops. He was born in 1755 and
died in Hamilton county. He was pensioned.
JESSE TAYLOR - was born in England, but coming to America
he enlisted with the Colonists, serving with the Virginia troops.
Coming to Illinois, he settled near Olga, Hamilton county. He is buried
near the town of Walpole. His widow drew a pension for many years. I never heard of Olga, and there is not a listing for him that seemed to match with this information in the DAR service records.
HENRY J. WILLIAMS - served from Virginia during the war, and
was continued in the service in the United States infantry after the
close of the war. He removed to West Tennessee and from there to
Hamilton county, IL. His burial place is not known.
listing in the Revolutionary War Soldier's Memorial in Carmi. Both
Hamilton and White Counties seem to claim him.
An article on Private Dollahide from a Pulaski
The Coordinator for the White County, Illinois US GenWeb page is Cindy