Revolutionary War Soldier
IS HE REALLY BURIED IN HENRY COUNTY?
According to a list of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois published in
1917, there is one listing for Henry County:
Enlisted December 15, 1776, for three months, as Ensign with Capt. George Evans,
and Col. Thomas Duff in the Delaware troops. He re-enlisted for six weeks in the same company, and was chosen
Lieutenant October 15, 1777, serving from October 15, 1777, until July, 1778, under Capt. David McKee, and Col.
He was in the battles of Princeton and Brandywine. He removed to Ohio, and from
there to Rock Island county, Illinois, August 15, 1841. His grandson is still living (as of 1917) and remembers his
grandfather well. He is buried about twenty miles east of Rock Island, in the Green River district. He was