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Little Prairie in Walworth County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Revolutionary War Veteran

 
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 27, 2011
1. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
The front side of the marker.
Inscription. Patriot David Janes served the cause of gaining our nation's independence from England while a dedicated member of the military.

A descendant of William Bradford III, the first Governor of the Plymouth Colony, David was born in 1762. In the spring of 1782, he enlisted in the Revolution at Brimfield, Massachusetts. He served for over a year in Captain Killum's Company in Colonel Rufus Putnam's Fifth Massachusetts of the Continental Line.

David later transferred to Colonel Vorst's Regiment, also of the famed Continental Line.

David Janes was discharged from the service at Philadelphia in November of 1783, shortly after the signing of the Peace Treaty in September of that eventful year.

In 1843, Janes certified before a Milwaukee Justice of the Peace that he intended to spend his remaining years with his son, Lewis, in Walworth County. David died in LaGrange Township on September 29, 1848, at age 86. David Janes is buried in this cemetery.

This marker was made possible through generous contributions from various sources, including the Kachel Family Foundation; the George Washington Endowment Fund; Wisconsin Society of Mayflower Descendants; Delavan-Darien VFW Post 10173; and Compatriot Charles O'Neil, a member of the Wisconsin SAR
 
Erected
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 27, 2011
2. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
The back side of the marker.
2008 by Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 50.18′ N, 88° 32.2′ W. Marker is in Little Prairie, Wisconsin, in Walworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Bluff Road and Palmyra Road (County Highway Z), on the left when traveling east on Bluff Road. Click for map. The marker is on the edge of the Little Prairie Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: East Troy WI 53120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Hawk War Encampment (approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Eagle (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Cobblestone (approx. 6.1 miles away); Palestine School (approx. 6.6 miles away); East Troy Railroad (approx. 7.5 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 9.5 miles away); Whitewater Historical Society Depot Museum (approx. 10 miles away); The Webster House (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution. David Janes American Revolutionary War Patriot page. (Submitted on August 30, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 27, 2011
3. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
The Little Prairie Cemetery is in the background. The David Janes grave marker is the second one from the front in the lower center of this photo.
David Janes Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 27, 2011
4. David Janes Grave Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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