Putnam County

Revolutionary War

Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Putnam County

ARCHIBALD ALLEN was born in Virginia in 1749. He served two months in 1781 with Capt. Charles Shelton and Col. Elias Edmonds, in the Virginia troops. He removed to Maryland, then to Kentucky, then to Indiana and later to Putnam county, Illinois, where he applied for a pension. Not having served the required time it was not granted. “Virginia Records” and “Pension Reports.”

JOHN EVANS was in the Pennsylvania line of troops. He came to Putnam county and there applied for a pension. “Pennsylvania Archives” and “Pension Reports.”

ANDREW MOORE served in the Pennsylvania troops. He came to Putnam county, Illinois, and there applied for a pension. He is buried in Union Grove cemetery. “Pension Reports” and “Pennsylvania Archives.”

ISAIAH STRAWN was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, October 28, 1758. His parents were Quakers and opposed his enlisting, but when nineteen years of age, he enlisted, serving in the transportation line. At the battle of Page 121 | Top of ArticleGermantown, he rushed into battle, seizing the musket of a fallen comrade and neighbor, who had been mortally wounded. Soon after he was wounded in the left leg, one shot lodging in the hollow of his foot. This he never permitted to be removed, carrying it for sixty-four years. He came to reside in Putnam county, Illinois, where he died August 14, 1843, and is buried in the Florid cemetery, Putnam county. “Pennsylvania Archives” and “Family History.”

Source of extraction: "Putnam County." Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Illinois. Harriet J. Walker. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. 120-121. Gale Genealogy Connect. Web. 30 Jan. 2016.


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