Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War Veterans buried in Union County
BEGGS, ALEXANDER was born in Antrim county, Ireland, May 30, 1754. Coming to America he entered the service of the colonies and served in 1776 for four months in Henry Lee's Artillery company; he again enlisted in 1778 for three months and in 1781 for the same period, he also served ten months in 1777. He was captured at Brandywine but escaped that night. He was also in the battle of Stono. He served first in the Pennsylvania troops. After the war he removed to Union county, Illinois, where he died Feb. 4, 1837. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

EDWARDS, JOSEPH was from Virginia, where he enlisted for nine months in 1776 under Col. Adam Slencar, was discharged at Martinsburg, Virginia. He came to Union county Illinois, in 1829. When he applied for a pension he stated that his property consisted of one bed worth $3.00; one axe worth $2.00; one plow worth $3.00 and one hoe valued at $1.00, making a sum total of $9.00. He died in Union county. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

ELLIS, JOHN was born March 9, 1735, in Frederick county, Virginia. He enlisted in Greenbrier county, serving as an Indian spy from 1773 to 1783; was appointed by Gen. Andrew Lewis and served at Ellis' Fort under Capt. John Cook. He came to Illinois and resided in Union county, where he died May 29, 1834. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

FRICK, JACOB was a native of Pennsylvania, where he was born about 1747; he enlisted in the Lower Milford township company, Buck's county, in 1775, under Capt. Harry Huber; he also served under Gen. Griffith Rutherford. In 1823 he came to Illinois settling in Jonesboro precinct, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

HARGRAVE, JOHN was born Nov. 23, 1755, in South Carolina, near the line of North Carolina. He enlisted in 1776 for two and one half months with Capt. Dennis Haukins, and Col. Daniel Horry; again in 1780 for ten months with Capt. Thomas Hemphill and Col. Francis Locke; again in 1781 for six months with Capt. Francis Boykin and Col. Charles Middleton. He was in the battles of Ramsour's Mill and Eutaw Springs. He came to Union county, Illinois, in 1809, and is probably buried there. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

HOUSE, ELIAS was from North Carolina, where he served in the war. He lost an arm in the service. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Union county, where he died very aged. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

LYERLE, CHRISTOPHER was born in 1764 in North Carolina, where he enlisted in 1780 when only 16 years of age in the North Carolina troops in Capt. Archibald Lytle's company and Col. John G. McRae's regiment, serving eighteen months. He came with many others to Union county, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MEISENHEIMER, PETER - came from Cabarras county, North Carolina, where he enlisted in the North Carolina troops. He removed to Union county, Illinois, in 1819 settling in what became known as the Meisenheimer precinct, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MILLER, PETER came from Rowan County, North Carolina. He served in both the North and South Carolina troops and was in many battles. He settled in Anna township, Union County, IL, where he died. He is buried two miles north of Anna. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MOIERS, ELIAS was from South Carolina, where he served in the war under Capt. William Williams and Col. William Polk for ten months. He was discharged on the "High Hills" of Santee, South Carolina. He came to Illinos, settling in Union County. In 1828 he applied for a pension stating he was wholly disabled and that he had not asked for a pension sooner because he had been able to work. He enumerated his possessions as one horse, one saddle, bridle and saddle bags. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MORRIS, TRAVIS was born in Richmond County, VA on 12 June, 1758. He enlisted for three months in 1777 with Capt. John Hedges and Col. Jesse Eural in the VA troops. Later, he served in the North Carolina troops, twice, for three months each with Capts. Charles Madden, Samuel Hampton and Major Joseph Winston. He came to Illinois and lived in both Alexander and Union Counties. His place of burial is not known. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

MURPHY, JOHN was from Burke County, North Carolina. He first fought with the Tories, but becoming convinced that the Continentals were in the right, he entered the army. After the war he came to Cape Girardeau, MO. He then moved on to Alexander County, Illinois and later to Anna, Union County, Illinois in 1816, where he died. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

PARKS, WILLIAM served in the war from VA and continued in the service until the end of the war. He came to Union County, Illinois where he died. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

SCOTT, WILLIAM served in the war in the New York line of troops, enlisting at the young age of sixteen. He came to Union County, Illinois, where he resided until his death. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

SOWERS, JOHN was born in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1760. He enlisted July, 1776 serving one month, then again in January of 1781, for three months, and again for three months under Capt. John Lop. He came to Illinois, residing in Adams County, then removed to Union County, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

VICK, JOSHUA served in the war from VA. He removed first to Tennessee, then on to Union County, Illinois, where he died. He was pensioned. ("Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials", 1917)

Extracted 22 Dec 2017 by Norma Hass from the Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution website.

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