Kenosha in Kenosha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veterans
Born April 1757 in Stratford, CT, Abner Barlow moved to NH in 1772. At 20, Barlow enlisted as private in the NH Rangers, serving in Maj. Whitcomb’s Independent Corps at the Battle of Bennington and the surrender of Burgoyne, Saratoga, NY. In 1781, Barlow was captured near Lake Champlain and confined until 1783, after which he lived in NY, then PA. In 1836, Barlow moved with his family to Pleasant Prairie, Racine County, died that year at 79 and is buried here.
Jonathan Elkins, also buried here, was born October 23, 1761 in Haverhill, NH. He joined Colonel Baily’s VT Regiment as a scout. After [by - sic] Loyalist forces captured him on March 6, 1781, he was transported to Quebec, then Ireland.
(Continued on other side)
(Continue from other side)
Later moved to Mill Prison, Plymouth, England, he was exchanged for one of Cornwallis’ men and returned to Peacham, VT in 1782. After the war, Elkins moved to Albion, NY c.1836. In 1843, he moved to Kenosha and died on May 16, 1852 at 91.
John Coleman, born 1761 in NYC, enlisted at age 15 in a company of Rangers under Capt. Fundy and Col. Livingston. In 1777, he re-enlisted for nine months in Col. Graham’s Regiment. After seeing action in Burgoyne’s Campaign, he enlisted again in the Rangers under Col. Warner. Later,
After the war, Coleman moved to Wisconsin and died in Kenosha on March 12, 1845. The exact location of his burial site is unknown. A dedicated government makrer has been placed in this cemetery.
Erected 2006 by Morgan-Kosciuszko Chapter, Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution, and the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 507.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 34.404′ N, 87° 49.126′ W. Marker is in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Kenosha County. Touch for map. Marker is in Green Ridge Cemetery, about 75 feet south of the stone office building, and about 200 feet SSW of the intersection of 7th Avenue and 66th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6604 7th Avenue, Kenosha WI 53143, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Michael Frank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lovell G.A.R. Post 230 Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Kenosha Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); John McCaffery Burial Site John Bullen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kemper Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Durkee Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Orson Welles (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenosha.
Also see . . .
1. Green Ridge Cemetery. (Submitted on November 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Morgan-Kosciuszko Chapter, SAR. (Submitted on November 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 870 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 20, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the grave markers for Jonathan Elkins and John Coleman. • Can you help?