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Union Grove in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Revolutionary War Veteran

Phineas Cadwell

 
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 1, 2010
1. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker - Side A
Inscription. Resting in this cemetery is a Militia veteran who fought in the American Revolutionary War of 1776-1783. In the last years of his life, he moved to Wisconsin and helped found what is now known as the Union Grove Congregational Church. He served as the church’s first librarian.

Revolutionary War patriot Phineas Cadwell was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 28, 1757. In 1776, at age 19, he enlisted with the 18th Regiment, Connecticut Militia. Cadwell was discharged with the rank of Corporal on March 6, 1780.
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Phineas Cadwell married Eleanor Heydon on Christmas Day, 1780. They lived in Harwinton, Connecticut and kept an inn. They had four children.

In 1801, they moved to New York where he farmed and taught school until, at age 70, he became blind. Eleanor died in 1841 and nine years later, at age 93, Phineas moved to the Town of Yorkville in Wisconsin.

In 1856, Cadwell was given a government land grant of 160 acres in recognition of his war service. He died the next year on February 11th, just 17 days short of his 100th birthday.
 
Erected 2004 by Wisconsin State Historical Society, Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 1, 2010
2. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker - Side B
Revolution, Direct Descendents of Corporal Cadwell. (Marker Number 491.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 40.382′ N, 88° 3.022′ W. Marker is in Union Grove, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street (U.S. 45) half a mile south of Durand Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 11). Click for map. Marker is located to the rear of the Union Grove Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Union Grove WI 53182, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schaefer Mammoth Site (approx. 3.5 miles away); Yorkville #4 School (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 5 miles away); Brass Ball Corners (approx. 8 miles away); Green Bay Road (approx. 9 miles away); Skunk Grove (approx. 9.5 miles away); Old Muskego (approx. 10.9 miles away); Cordelia A.P. Harvey (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 1, 2010
3. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker and Cemetery
 
 
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