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SANGAMON COUNTY
IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR



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MAXEY (MAXCY), JOEL - was born in Rockingham County, VA about 1759 and died 27 Dec 1844 (Early Settlers Sangamon County History, 1876, has death date as 27 Dec 1827, which is obviously in error as he was on the pension rolls after that date) He is buried in Old Salem Cemetery, north of Riddle Hill, Sangamon County, IL. He was married #1 to Susan Hill in Prince Edward County, VA. Her maiden name was DAVIS. She had been previously married with five children, #2 to Betsey Ann Howard. He resided after the war in Warren County, KY and from there to Sangamon County, his wife having died there in 1812. He served as a Private with the VA line as in the battle of Guilford Court House. He remembers seeing Generals Marion; Morgan, DeKalb and Gates. He received a pension, being on the 1835 IL Pension Roll of Sangamon County 14 Aug 1833, age 72 and on the Pension Roll, Sangamon County, 1 June 1840, age 78. His widow Betsey Ann received a widow's pension. His name is on the plaque at t he Old State Capitol in Springfield. See the 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, IL, page 484.

MCDANIEL, LUANN (McDONNELL/MCCONNELL) - died 11 Jan 1850 and is buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Sangamon County IL. She was married to Robert McDaniel, born 1757 and died 4 Jul 1826 and is buried in Bracken County, KY and was a Revolutionary soldier as a Private from NC. Luann Served as a nurse at Valley Forge. (See 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, IL for possible family connections). Reference in ISGS publication Rev. War Soldiers buried in IL, states the Sgt. Caleb Hopkisn Chapter of the DAR of Springfield marked this grave in June 1975.

MILLER, CHRISTIAN - died 14 Sep 1842 in Sangamon County and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Buckhart, Sangamon County, IL. According 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, page 528, a Christian Miller was born 12 Jan 1771 in Loudon County, VA. He was married to Sarah Neer who was born 28 June 1786 in the same county. They were married in 1807 in Loudon County. They removed to Champaign Co. OH, then to IL in the Alton area, then to Sangamon County in 1835. He entered 2,100 acres of land at the mouth of the Buckhart Creek in what is now Cooper and Rochester Twps. They resided in Cooper Twp. His wife died 20 Aug 1864 in Sangamon County.

MILLINGTON, PETER - was born in Vermont 6 Jul 1737 and was married in Boston, Mass in 1759 to Henrietta Boulden. She died within two years. He married #2 Mehetible Glass. He served as a Captain in the Rev. army and accompanied Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold on their expedition into Canada. He was taken prisoner at Quebec and remained there until the end of the war. He died in 1839, his widow died the same year, both in Sangamon County and he is buried in Zion Cemetery, Cotton Hill Twp., Sangamon County. His name in on the bronze plaque at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

OVERSTREET, John - was a Private, Revolutionary War. Born 16 Jan 1760 in Bedford County, Virginia; Died 1848 Athens, Menard County, Illinois; buried in Menard County, IL; Applied for Pension for RW and War of 1812 service while in Lawrence Co., OH 9 Aug 1820 and again on 19 June 1827 when residing in what was then Sangamon County and is now Menard County, IL He enlisted Sep 1775 in the lst VA Regiment for 1 year. He reenlisted Jan 1777 for three years in the 14th VA Regiment. He fought in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmoth and the seige of York. He was honorably discharge in Jan 1780. He resided in VA; OH and IL

OWSLEY, HENRY - buried in Sangamon County according to DAR records.

OWSLEY, THOMAS - was born 1731 and died 1 Nov 1796. He is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, IL his body being removed from Owsley Plantation Crab Orchard, KY. He served as a Private with a VA unit.

PEAKE, JOHN - was born 28 Dec 1756 in Fairfax County, VA and died 21 Dec 1841. He is buried in Old Salisbury Cemetery, Sangamon County, IL; He was not married. He served as a soldier from VA, enlisting for six months and served the 5th Troop of lst Regiment of Light Dragoons of VA in Capt. Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee's Company, serving until Apr 1777. He enlisted in Sep 1777 for three months in Capt. Benjamin Harrison's 113th Regiment, commanded by Major Martin Pickett. He received a pension in KY in 1833. His name is on the bronze plaque at the Old State Capitol in Springfield,

PELTIES, M. - is buried in Woodside Township, Sangamon County, IL. He is listed in the 1810 Census of Sangamon County (this would have been Madison County Census as Sangamon wasn't formed until 1821).

PENNEY (PENNY), WILLIAM - was born 1751 in NC and died 15 Mar 1821. He is buried in Richland Cemetery, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon County. His wife was Elizabeth,. He resided in Pope County, IL before settling in Richland Creek, Sangamon County, IL. He served has a Capt. In the Civil Service of NC. He was with the Cavalry. He received a pension. His grave is marked by the Springfield Chapter of the DAR & SAR, 19 Oct 1911.

PULLIAM (PULLEN/PULLIN), GEORGE - was buried in Cumberland Cemetery, Ball Township, Sangamon County, IL. He was married to Nancy. He served with the VA Continental Troops. He received a tract of land in Sangamon County, as a Bounty Land Warrant. His widow received a pension.

PURVIANCE (PURVINES), JOHN - was born 19 June 1760 at Lancaster County, PA and died 27 Sept 1833. He is buried at Richland Baptist Cemetery, Pleasant Plains, Sangamon County, IL. He was married #1 to Nancy Ferguson, who was born June 1763 Prince George County, VA and died 11 July 1796, Cabarrus County, NC. They were married 10 Jul 1783 in Mecklenburg County, NC. He was married #2 to Elizabeth Lisenby who was born 12 Dec 1761 in Wales and died 23 Mar 1832 in Sangamon County. They were married 27 Dec 1798 Cabarrus County, NC.

John Purviance resided in PA and from there to Mecklenburg county NC in 1765. He then move to Jackson County, TN for one year and then to Madison (later Sangamon) County, IL in 1820. He served as a Private with NC and SC. He enlisted in NC in 1779 in Capt. James White's Company, commanded by General Griffith Rutherford, serving three months. He was in the battle of Stony River. In 1780 he served in the Cavalry with Capt. William Penny for three months in battles and skirmishes of Lynch Creek and Rugby Mills. In July 1781 he enlisted in Capt. William Alexander's Company and served ten months, was at Kegaree River, Friday's Ferry, and Eutaw Springs. In Aug 1782 he enlisted in Capt. Robert Burns' Co., Col. William Davis Regiment. He was captured at Fort Orangeburg, SC.

He received a pension and was on the IL Pension Roll, Sangamon County 23 Oct 1833, age 71. His name is on the plaque at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. See 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, page 586.

RALSTON, WILLIAM - was born 1759 in VA; died July 1835 in Sangamon County and is buried in Morgan Cemetery, Gardner Township, Sangamon County, IL. He lived in KY and in 1828 came to IL settling in Gardner Twp., Sangamon County. He served as a soldier in VA, enlisting in VA and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He was in the siege and capture of Yorktown. He was married in VA to Nancy McClure and soon after moved to Crab Orchard, KY and later to Mt. Sterling, Montgomery county in KY. They had twelve children. They moved to Sangamon County, IL arriving in 1818 on Spring Creek. He received a pension. His name is on the marker at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. See the 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, page 591.

ROYAL, THOMAS, JR. - was born 27 Mar 1754 in Manchester, England and died Aug 1834. He is buried in Joe Brunk Cemetery, near Glenarm, Sangamon County, IL. He was married three times, #1 to Hannah Cooper; #2 to Rebecca Matthews; #3 to Mrs. Ellen Brunk.

He resided in Franklin County OH after the close of the War and moved from there to Ball Township, Sangamon County, IL in 1824. He served as a Private from PA, enlisting in Philadelphia. He received a pension. His name is on the bronze plaque at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. See 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, page 630.

SAYRE, JAMES - in buried in Anderson Cemetery, Sangamon County, IL per DAR records.

SHUTT, JACOB HENRY - was born in July 1763 in PA, his parents dying when he was a child. Shutt served in the 5th PA Regiment from January to November 26, 1776 at Ft. Ticonderoga, NY. He re-enlisted in May 1777. His records are on file with the National Archives. He moved, as a young man to NC and was there married to Elizabeth Groves.They came to Auburn, Sangamon County in October 1829, along with seven children. He died in 1852, age 89, according to his tombstone inscriptions in Wimmer Cemetery, Auburn and the the 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, page 657. His wife passed away in 1840.

SIMMS, GIDEON - is buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Sangamon County, IL

STRINGFIELD, JOHN - was born 13 Feb 1762 in NC and died 5 Jan 1822. He is buried in Kern Cemetery, northeast of Springfield, Sangamon County, IL. He was married to Sarah Boydston. He came to Sangamon County in Dec 1821, but only lived nine days. He did Patriotic Service in NC and was in the battle of King's Mountain, 7 Oct 1780. His name is on the plaque at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

TURLEY, JAMES - Enlisted in Virginia - at Battle of Germantown. Died 1836, buried 3 miles east of Springfield, Clear Lake Twp.

TURNER, ARCHIBALD - Died 9 June 1855 and is buried in Riddle Hill Cemetery, Riddle Hill, Sangamon County. This could be the Archibald Turner whose biography is in the 1876 Early Settlers of Sangamon County, IL, page 729-730, but no mention is made of RW service? The death month and year is the same, but the day is different.

WADDELL, JAMES - Bur. Rochester Twp. "Traditional Record."

WHITE, JOHN - Born 1761, served in PA Line; Died 1853; Location of burial site unknown.

YOUNG, JOHN - is buried in Sangamon County, IL per DAR records.

 




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