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Champaign County, Illinois
Revolutionary War Patriots
Three veterans of the Revolutionary War died and were buried in Champaign County. They are:
He was born in Pennsylvania June 4, 1760. He served in the Westmoreland county militia. He removed to Kentucky, and from there, in 1833, to Champaign county, Somer township, Illinois, where he died June 17, 1841, and is buried in the Rheinharts Cemetery. "Pennsylvania Archives." Read his pension file.
He served in the war from Massachusetts in Capt. David Cowdin's company and Col. Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge's regiment; he also served as corporal in the same company from May to August, 1774. "Massachusetts in the Revolution." Read his pension file.
He served in the war. No record of service has been obtained, but old residents of Champaign county remember hearing him say he served in the war.
All except Robert Brownfield, are buried in the Clements Cemetery, about four miles northeast of Urbana. Mr. Brownfield is buried in a cemetery nearby, which is on private property.
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