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Revolutionary War
1775-1783
Cape Girardeau County Soldiers

 


 

 

 

 





The following list of soldiers who fought on the Colonial side and their information was compiled from the individual pension applications found in the Cape Girardeau County Court Books and the County Clerk's records available at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center in Jackson, MO.  Further information was gathered from the National Archive’s Revolutionary War Pension Papers and other sources. Only the soldiers living in Cape Girardeau County after having served are listed.
 

Name

 

Rank

 Where Served

Battles

Place of Burial 

Abernethie, John

Deputy Commissary

Wake County, North Carolina Militia

 

Boyd, John   John May's Company & John Bowman's Regiment   Exact location unknown, probably northwest of Jackson.   

Brevard, Robert

Private

Rowan County,North Carolina Militia 

Battle of Ramisour’s Mill

Battle of Cowan’s Ford

Battle of Torrence

Jackson City Cemetery

Brock, Uriah

Fifer

1st Artillery Regiment Continental Troops from Virginia

Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Hanging Rock
Siege of 96
Battle of Guilford
Battle of Eutaw Springs
Battle of Camden

Old Lorimier Cemetery, Cape Girardeau

Bull, Thomas

Sergeant

12th Virginia Regiment of the

Continental Line

 

Battle of Brandywine

Battle at Peola

Battle at Germantown

Battle of Iron Hill

Exact location unknown, probably Washington County, Illinois
Byrd, Amos      Captain  North Carolina   Exact location unknown, marker at Byrd-Rumfelt-Wheeler Cemetery between Jackson and Oak Ridge.

Chase, Robert

Private

New York State Continental Line

Battle of Yorktown, 
wounded

Exact location unknown, probably in Madison County.

Cochran, John

 

North Carolina Cavalry
North Carolina Militia

Siege of South Carolina, taken prisoner

 

Cook (Kook), Jacob

 Private

 North Carolina

Battle of Charleston, taken Prisoner of War

Exact location unknown, probably Bollinger County.

Deck, John

Private

 North Carolina

 

 

Edwards, John

 

 

Indian Battles along the Ohio River

 
English, Thomas    South Carolina Battle of Eutaw Springs, wounded English Cemetery in,     southwest Cape Girardeau 

Fleming, Mitchel

Private

North Carolina

 

Fleming Cemetery, southeast of New Wells 
Gilliland, John        

Green, Robert

Ensign

7th Maryland Regiment of the
Continental Line

Battle at Brandywine

Battle at Germantown

Battle at Monmouth

 
Harbison, John    Captain John Holder's Company    

Hartle, Peter

 Private

1st Battalion, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia 

 

Hartle Cemetery, Bollinger County 
Hays, Christopher  Colonel Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Militia   Ware Cemetery, near Fruitland

Hill, Thomas

Cavalry

North Carolina Continental Line

Battle of Ramsour’s Mill

Battle of King’s Mountain

Battle of Cowan’s Ford

Siege of Yorktown

 

Hitt, John

Private    

South Carolina Militia

 

Hitt Cemetery, east of Gordonville 

Hubbel, Ithamer

Private
Spy

Albany County, New York Militia

 

Exact location unknown, however there is a marker for him at the Old Bethel Baptist Church Church Cemetery south of Jackson. 

Hutchinson (Hutchins), David

Private

Virginia

Battle of Shawnee Indians

Battle against Mohawk Indians

Battle of Yadkin River

Battle of Guilford

Battle on Isle of Mance

Battle of Reedy Fork

 

Masterson, William

 

Pennsylvania Rangers on the Frontier

Washington County, Pennsylvania  Associaters & Militia

Pennsylvania Continental Line

Ranging Pennsylvania & Ohio
Massacre at Gnadenhutten 

Exact location unknown, probably between Cape Girardeau and Jackson. 

May, John

Private

6th  Regiment of

Pennsylvania Line

 


McChronister, James

Private

North Carolina Company

 

 

McLean (McLain/McLane), Alexander

Private

Mounted Rifleman of

North Carolina Company

Battle of Ten Mile Spring

Battle of Brier Creek

Battle of Two Sisters Ferry

Apple Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, east of Pocahontas

Patterson, David

Private
Captain by 1790

Chester County, South Carolina Militia

 

Exact location unknown, probably northwest of Jackson. 

Randall, Enos

 

Sussex County, New Jersey Militia

 

Exact location unknown, Cape Girardeau County, however there is a marker for him at Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery south of  Jackson. 
Ranney, Stephen    Connecticut Troops    Exact location unknown, Jackson 

Seabaugh, Christian

 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Militia  

 

 
Shell, Michael                      

Smith, John

 

North Carolina Company

Siege of Charlestown, SC

Dunmores War

Battle of Nub Station

 

Taylor, Benjamin

Private

North Carolina Company

Battle of Outlaw Springs

Exact location unknown, probably in Stoddard County 
Verden, James  South Carolina Colonials     
Walker, John        Apple Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, east of Pocahontas   
Waters, Thomas W.  Major  South Carolina Troops    Exact location unknown, probably near Commerce in Scott County. 

Wrightington, Thomas

Private

Massachusetts Company

Battle of Valentine Hill

Battle of Fort Stongo

 

Yount, Jacob

 

North Carolina Company under General Nathaniel Greene

 

Dalton Cemetery, Bollinger County

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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