Revolutionary War
Soldiers Buried in Greene County

ALLEN, Daniel
Died after 1835; Buried Greene County, IL; Service: Pvt., North Carolina Continental Troops; Pension: S16601. Pension roll, Greene County, IL, Oct. 23, 1833 age 71; also listed in 1835.
BAKER, Michael M.
Born: March 27, 1753 in the Borough of Southwark, London, England; Died: 13 Sept 1831; Buried: White Hall Cemetery, White Hall Township, Greene County, Illinois; Spouse: Mrs. Mary McGahe; Residences: He came to the United States in 1773. After the war he moved to Ohio and from there to Greene County, Illinois.
"MICHAEL M. BAKER was born in 1753 in Borough of Southwark, London, England. He came to America in 1773 and espoused the cause of the new country. He enlisted in 1779 in Major Frederick Vernon's company, Col. David Broadherdin, Pennsylvania troops, serving as sergeant. He removed to Ohio and later to Greene county, Illinois, where he died in 1831. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. page 45-46. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
BEMAN, William
Born 2 May 1758 in Kent, Connecticut; Died: October 21, 1837; Buried: Either Seely Mill Cemetery, White, Hall, Greene County, Illinois or White Hall Cemetery, Greene County, Illinois; Service: Private, Pennsylvania Continental troops, Connecticut. He enlisted June 1, 1776 to six months with Col. Heman Swift and Capt. Ebenezer Couch. In 1777 he served two months with Capt. Sackett and Col Hooker, and the same year with Capt. Peter Mills and Col. John Wood. In 1779 he served six months with Col. Heman Swift; Pension: S32111 (Conn.) Pension Roll, January 9, 1834, Greene County, age 7.
"WILLIAM BEMAN was born May 2, 1758, at Kent, Connecticut. He enlisted June 1, 1776, for six months with Col. Heman Swift and Capt. Ebenezer Couch. In 1777 he again served for two months with Capt. Sackett and Col. Hooker, and served again in the same year for two months with Capt. Peter Mills and Col. John Wood. He served the fourth time in 1779 for six months with Col. Heman Swift. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there October 21, 1837. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. page 46. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
BRIDGES, Allen J.
Born 1756, Wake County, North Carolina: Died after 1840; Buried at White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, IL; Spouse: Elizabeth Irwin; Service: Private, North Carolina Continental Troops. He enlisted in Rowan County and served seven months in Capt. Simeon Alexander's Company, Col. Joseph McDowell's Regiment. He was in the battles of Ramsour and Salisbury. He served in the war of 1812. Pension: Pension Roll, April 3, 1832, age 77; 1840 Federal Census, Greene County, age 80. Elizabeth W8159 (NC).
"ALLEN J. BRIDGES was a native of Wake county, North Carolina, born in 1756. He enlisted in Rowan county and served seven month as private in Capt. Simeon Alexander's company, Col. Joseph McDowell's regiment. He was in the battles of Ramsour and Salisbury. He married in Greene county, Elizabeth Irwin, and after his death she drew his pension. He was buried in the Woodbury cemetery, Kane township. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
CLARK(E), John
Born 1765 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Died 13 Sept 1844; Buried - probably Greene County, Ill.; Service: Private, Virginia Continental Troops. He served from 1778 to the close of the war, enlisting three times with Capt. Timothy Downing, Capt. Samuel Teeters and Col. Matthew Williamson and Col. William Crawford. He was in battle with Indians at the time Col. Crawford was captured.; Pension: Pension Roll, Aug. 22, 1833, age 69; Pension Census of June 1, 1840, Greene County, age 75, residing with Absalom Clark, head of family.
"JOHN CLARK was born in 1765 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He served from 1778 to the close of the war, enlisting three different times, with Capts. Timothy Downing, Samuel Teeters and Cols. Matthew Williamson and William Crawford, in the Virginia line of troops. He was in battle with Indians at the time Col. Crawford was captured. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there September 13, 1844. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
CONWAY, Jesse
Born about 1760, probably in Virginia; Died about 1839, aged 79 years; Buried: Greene County, Ill.; Spouse - Margaret; Service: Private, Virginia Continental Trooops. He enlisted at Reed Island in 1777 for eighteen months and again in 1779 for sixteen months under Capt. William Buchanan, Capt. Isaac Riddle, with Col. Boon and Col. Abraham Bowman.; Pension: Madison County Pension Roll, August 22, 1833, age 73. Margaret W10674 (Va).
"JESSE CONWAY was from Virginia, where he enlisted at Reed Island in 1777 for eighteen months, and again in 1779 for sixteen months Page 47 | Top of Articleunder Capts. William Buchanan and Isaac Riddle with Cols. Boon and Abraham Bowman. He died in Greene county, aged 79 years. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
COTTER, William
Born 1762; Died after 1789; Buried Near Patterson, Greene County, Ill.; Spouse - Catherine Vance; Residences: Resident of Princess Anne County, Virginia; Service: Private, Virginia; He was granted land for his service.
FLATT, John
Buried - Probably Greene County, Illinois; Service - Soldier, Pennsylvania; Pension: R3602 (penn); Residence Carrollton, Greene County Illinois, when pension claim rejected (Act of June 7, 1832) "not six months service."
"JOHN FLATT served in the war from Middlesex county, New Jersey. He came to Greene county and there applied for a pension, but not having served six months it was not granted. “New Jersey in the Revolution.”" Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
GARRISON, James
Born near Fredericktown, Pennsylvania; Died 13 Oct 1840; Buried in Patterson Cemetery, Patterson Township, Greene County, Ill.; Service: Private, Infantry and Cavalry North Carolina Continental. He enlisted in 1775 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, for three months in Capt. John Hamlins's Company, Col. Benjamin Cleveland's Regiment; in 1781 in Capt. Alexander Gordon's Company, Col. Joseph McDowell's Regiment. He was in the battles of Cross Creek, the surrender of Ninety-six, and Eutaw Springs.; Pension: S32260(NC); Pension Roll, June 6, 1833, Greene County, age 87; Pension Census of June 1, 1840, Greene County, age 99, residing with Edward Flatt, head of family.
"JAMES GARRISON was born near Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, in 1747. He enlisted in Wilkes county, North Carolina, in 1775 for three months under Capt. John Hamlin, Col. Benjamin Cleveland; enlisted again in 1781 with Capt. Alexander Gordan, Col. Joseph McDowell. He was in the battles of Cross Creek, the surrender of Ninety-six, and Eutaw Springs. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there very aged; is buried in the Patterson cemetery. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
GRISWOLD, Adonijah
Born on 11 Jun 1758 at New Milford, Connecticut. Died 1 Sep 1841; Buried in North Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Ill.; Spouse - Mary Barton; Service: Patriotic Service; Vermont Militia. He entered the service in Vermont under Capt. Joshua Barnum and Major Gideon Brownson, Vermont Militia, serving as a scout until 1778. He was taken prisoner and held in Quebec until 1781.; Pension, Pension Roll, November 15, 1833, Greene County, age 74; Pension Census, Greene County, June 1, 1840, age 88, Mary R4347.
"ADONIJAH GRISWOLD was born at New Milford, Connecticut, in 1758. He entered the service in Vermont under Capt. Joshua Barnum and Major Gideon Brownson, Vermont militia, serving as a scout until 1778, when he was taken prisoner and carried to Quebec; was kept there until 1781. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there September 1, 1841; is probably buried in White Hall. “Vermont in the Revolution.”" Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
HEWITT, John
Born 25 Jan 1761 in Brunswick County, Va; Died 6 Jun 1848; Buried - Reported in Providence Cemetery, East Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois and also in White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Ill.; Spouse - Elizabeth Ratliff; Service: Sergeant, North Carolina Continental troops. He enlisted in August, 1778 in North Carolina; re-enlisted seven times, serving until 1781, under Captains James Williams, Ballard Smith, William McFarlane, James Moore, John Henderson, Nathan Goodye, Richard White, John Fuller, and Col. Francis Malmady. He was in the battles of Guilford Court House and Ramsour's Mill. He also served as Sergeant of the Eighth Virginia Regiment.; Pension: Pension Roll, June 6, 1833, Greene County, age 73; Pension Census of June 1, 1840, Greene County, age 79. Elizabeth W3682 (NC).
"JOHN HEWITT was born in Brunswick county, Virginia. He removed to North Carolina, where he enlisted in August, 1778; he reenlisted seven times, serving until 1781; he was a sergeant under seven captains, viz., James Williams, Ballard Smith, William McFarlane, James Moore, John Henderson, Nathan Goodye, Page 48 | Top of ArticleRichard White, John Fuller and Col. Francis Malmady. He was in the battles of Guildford Court House and Ramsour's Mill. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and died there in 1848; is buried in the Providence cemetery, East Carrolton. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
HICKS, David
Born in Virginia; Died 14 Dec 1834; Buried in Hicks Cemetery or White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Ill.; Service: Sergeant, Virginia. He had service both in the Virginia Militia and in Crockett's Regiment in 1777. He came to Kaskaskia with Col. George Rogers Clark.

 

Photo of tombstone of Nancy, wife of David Hicks.

 

 

HOFFMAN, George
Buried in Walkerville Cemetery, Walkerville Greene County, Ill.; Service: Corporal, Pennsylvania.
HOFFMAN, Jacob
Buried in Walkerville Cemetery (southwest part), Walkerville, Greene County, Ill.; Service - Soldier, Virginia.
LORTON, Robert
Born 15 Feb 1747 in Charlotte, Va.; Died 16 May 1833; Buried in White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Ill.; Spouse - Tabitha Ganaway; Residences: After the war he removed to Kentucky, then to Illinois, locating in Bond County, and from there to Greene County. He was the founder of Lorton Prairie, near White Hall.; Service: Sergeant, Virginia. He enlisted in 1776 from Charlotte, Virginia, serving two years in Capt John Morton's Company, in the Fourth Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. Adam Stephen. He was in the battles of Trenton, Germantown and Brandywine. He served six months in Capt. John Holcomb's Company; Pension: Pension Roll, October 12, 1819, Greene County. Tabitha, R6454 (Va) (deceased), widow of Robert, resident of Carrollton, Greene County, when pension claim suspended (Act July 4, 1836) "For further proof and identity".
"ROBERT LORTON was born in Charlotte, Virginia, where he enlisted in 1776, serving two years in the Fourth Virginia Regiment under Capt. John Morton and Col. Adam Stephen. He was in the battles of Trenton, Germantown and Brandywine. He enlisted again under Capt. John Holcomb, serving six months. After the war he removed to Kentucky, and at an early date came to Illinois, locating in Bond county, but later in Greene county, where he died in 1833. Robert Lorton was the founder of Lorton Prairie, near Whitehall, where he lies buried. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
MILLER, Francis
Born 16 Oct 1753 at sea; Died 19 Feb 1843; Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Greenfield, Greene Co., Il.; Spouse - Jane; Service: Captain, North Carolina. He enlisted in Mecklenburg County, South Carolina in 1775. He was made Captain and served in the Riflemen Rangers with Col. Robert Irwin until 1781. He was in the battles of Hanging Rock and Guilford Court House; Pension: Pension Roll, May 13, 1834, age 80; Pension Census, Greene County, Illinois, June 1, 1840, age 96, residing with David Miller, head of family. Jane W23984(NC)
"FRANCIS MILLER was born at sea October 16, 1753, when his parents were on a voyage from Philadelphia to Charleston, South Carolina. They were in Mecklenburg county, where he enlisted in 1775 as private. He was made captain, serving three times as that officer in the Riflemen Rangers with Col. Robert Irwin. He served until 1781 and was in the battles of Hanging Rock and Guildford Court House. He came to Greene county, Illinois, at an early date and died there in 1843. He is buried in the North cemetery, Greenfield. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
MILLER, John A
"JOHN A. MILLER was from Orange county, Virginia, where he enlisted, serving from April, 1778, to September, 1778, in company No. 5 with Col. Thomas Marshall in the Third Regiment. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension, but not having served six Page 49 | Top of Articlemonths, it was not granted. “Virginia Records.”" Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
POST, Caleb
Born in New Jersey; Died 1843; Buried in North Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, IL; Service - Private, New Jersey Militia. Served under Captain Seely. ; Pension: S32451 (NJ); Pension Roll, Greene County, March 6, 1834, age 71.
"CALEB POST was a native of New Jersey, where he served in the war from Morris. He also served in the state troops. Coming to Illinois, he settled in Greene county, and is probably buried in Bluffdale. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
PRICE, Louis J.
Buried in the Memorial Section, White Hall City Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, IL; Service, Soldier, New Jersey Militia.
RICHARDSON, Thomas
Buried - probably in Greene County, Illinois. Service - Soldier, Virginia. He continued in service after the close of the war and was in the United States Infantry.
"THOMAS RICHARDSON served in the war from Virginia. He continued in the service after the close of the war and was in the United State infantry. He came to Greene county, Illinois, and probably died there. “Virginia Records."" Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
SCOGGINS, Jonah
Born 1763 in Brunswick County, Virginia; Died 25 Jan. 1845; Buried at Carrollton, Greene County, Ill.; Married 1 Jan 1789 in Marion County, South Carolina; Spouse - Anna Hightower, born 10 Jun 1764; died October 28, 1850 in Greene County; Service: Private, Sergeant, North Carolina Continental. He enlisted in 1778 from Burke County, NC in Capt. Robert Temples' Company with Major Charles Pickney. He served in Companies of Capt. Philip Taylor, Capt. Philip Thomas and Capt. John Whitley, with Major William Dennis and Major Robert Rayford.; Pension: Pension roll, 6 Jun 1833, Greene County, age 70; Pension Census, Greene County, Illinois, 1 Jun 1840, age 77, residing with R. H. Scroggins head of family; Ann W24913 (NC).
"JONAH SCROGGINS was born in Brunswick county, Virginia, but enlisted in Burke county, North Carolina, in 1778, with Capt. Robert Temples and Major Charles Pickney. He re-enlisted three times under Capts Philip Taylor, Philip Thomas and John Whitley, with William Dennis and Robert RayfMord as majors. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he died in 1845; is probably buried in Carrolton. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
SMITH, Aaron
Born 5 Apr 1765; Died 1 Feb 1841; Buried in White Hall City Cem., White Hall, Greene Co., Ill.; Spouse - Agnes; Residences: He removed to Tennessee and from there to Greene County, Ill.; Service, Private, North Carolina Continental troops. He enlisted in 1781 from North Carolina, serving thirty-four days in Companies of Capt. Elijah Moore and Capt. Michael Randolph, commanded by Col. Archibald Lytle and Col. Henry Lee. He was wounded in the battle of Eutaw Springs: Pension: Agnes R9682 (NC). In 1818 residence was Anderson County, Tennessee; Pension roll, January 13, 1819, transferred from East Tennessee where he had resided in Washington County.
"AARON SMITH was born in 1765 in North Carolina. He enlisted there in 1781, only serving thirty-four days, when he was shot through the thigh in the battle of Eutaw Springs. He served under Capts. Elijah Moore and Michael Randolph, with Cols. Archibald Lytle and Henry Lee. He removed to Tennessee, and from there to Greene county, Illinois, where he died in March, 1841, and is probably buried in Roodhouse. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
THAXTON, William
Born about 1767 in Caswell County, North Carolina; Died 5 Apr 1850; Buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Wrights, Greene County, Ill.; also reported White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County; Spouse - Sarah Gravitt; Service: Private, Patriotic Service; North Carolina. He enlisted from Caswell County, North Carolina in May 1782 in the Tenth Regiment, Continental line.; Pension: R10483 (NC); Residence Carrollton, Greene County, when pension claim rejected (Act June 7, 1832) "No proof of service from the North Carolina records."
"WILLIAM THAXTON was from Caswell county, North Carolina, where he served in the war from May, 1782. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. “North Carolina Records.”" Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
THOMPSON, John
Born 1758/9 in Botetourt County, Va.; Died 27 Mar 1843; Buried either in Thompson Cemetery, on Doyle Farm, Barrow; or White Hall, Greene County, Ill.; Spouse - Winney Brickey; Service, Private, Virginia Continental troops. He enlisted in 1781 for three months in Capt. Henry Pawling's Company, Col. William McClenahan's Regiment; in 1781 for six months in Capt. David May's Company, Col. Thomas Fleming's Regiment. He was serving under General Greene in the siege of Yorktown and surrender of Cornwallis.; Pension: Pension list, Greene County, Ill., 9 Jan 1834, age 75.
"JOHN THOMPSON was born in Botetourt county, Virginia. He enlisted in 1781 for three months with Capt. Henry Pawling, Col. William McClenahan. He again served for five months and again for one month in 1781 under Capt. David May, Col. Thomas Fleming, in the Virginia troops. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he died March 27, 1843, and is buried in the Thompson graveyard, Burrow township. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
VINCINIER, George
Born about 1761; Died after 1833; Buried Greene County, Ill.; Service: Private, Kentucky Artillery Continental troops, Virginia. (During the Revolutionary War, Kentucky was always known as the "County of Kentucky, State of Virginia" hence the record shows he had Virginia service.) Pension: S32569 (Va); Pension roll, Greene County, 6 Jun 1833, age 72.
"GEORGE VINCINER served in the war in the Kentucky artillery. He came to Greene county, Illinois, where he probably died. He was pensioned." Source of extraction: "Greene County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 45-50. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.
WALTRUP, Bud (Bird)
Buried Henderson Cemetery, White Hall, Greene Co., Ill.
WHITESIDE, James H.
Buried Highstreet Cem., White Hall, Greene Co., Ill.
WOOD, Stephen
Born January 26, 1848/9 in Seneca, Montgomery County, Maryland. On December 19, 1771, he married Preshea Riley, daughter of Ninian riley, also a Rev. War soldier. They moved first to Yadkin Forks, Rowan County, North Carolina, then to Fayette County, Kentucky on Marble Creek. They came to Greene County, Illinois with their ten children and other family members in October 1830, and lived about a half mile south of the village of Woodville in Greene County, Illinois. Stephen Wood signed the Patriots Oath of Support in 1778. He was in the Maryland Militia, Revolutionary War, Montgomery County Upper Battalion, 6th Co. He was also in the War of 1812. Stephen died November 16, 1835 in Greene County and was buried near Woodville. No headstone has been found. The SAR recently provided a headstone and it will eventually be place in the war memorial section of the Carollton cemetery. (Note: information provided by Elaine Powell.)

"The tombstone has been set, courtesy of the DAR, SAR, and Greene County Deputy Coroner Rick Hires (of Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Carrollton). I applied to the Bureau of Veterans' Affairs and received an official United States military grave marker. It was transported to Carrollton, and Mr. Hires arranged to have it set in an older section of the cemetery." Jack Cox

Photos submitted 4 Jul 2016 by John E. (Jack) Cox, 5th-great-grandson of Stephen Wood

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