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Glen Carbon in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Revolutionary War Patriots

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, June 8, 2020
1. Revolutionary War Patriots Marker
Front side
Inscription.  
(front:)

Buried in Nix/Judy Cemetery on hilltop:

Pvt John Nix served with the SC troops under Cpt Davis, Richard Win's Rgt. He served under Cpt Thomas Baker in the battles of Eutaw Springs and Orangeburg.

Pvt Henry Thornhill served in the VA Cont troops, in Cpt Robert Craven's Co. and later in Cpt Daniel Ragan's 10th Rgt. The unit was at the Siege of Yorktown prior to Lord Cornwallis' surrender.

Lt William Biggs was sworn into the VA Militia by Patrick Henry in 1777. Served George Rogers Clark in 1778/1779 in the capture of Kaskaskia and Vincennes.

(reverse:)

Josias (Josiah) Wright was an officer from Montgomery Co. NC.

Pvt. Isham Randle enlisted in the NC Cont Army in 1780, under Cpt Abner Crump. Col Dowy Leadbetter. He later served under Cpt Edmund Wilkins.

Richard Randle enlisted in 1777 with Cpt John Macklin. Col Charles Harrison in the VA Troops: reenlisted 1780 with Cpt James Allen & West Harris with NC Troops.

Revolutionary War Patriots are buried throughout Illinois
 
Erected 2014
Revolutionary War Patriots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 8, 2020
2. Revolutionary War Patriots Marker
Reverse side
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by NSSAR George Washington Endowment Fund, ILSSAR, Genl George Rogers Clark Chapter and local donations.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 45.539′ N, 90° 0.476′ W. Marker is in Glen Carbon, Illinois, in Madison County. Memorial can be reached from Bluff Road (Illinois Route 157) north of Interstate 270. The marker is off an unnamed road that leads to the Nix-Judy Pioneer and Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemeteries. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bluff Road, Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nix/Judy Pioneer Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr. Way (approx. 1.3 miles away); Glen Carbon Veterans Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Glen Carbon (approx. 1˝ miles away); Railroads (approx. 1˝ miles away); Village Government 1912 (approx. 1˝ miles away); Glen Carbon Won the Inter-City Championship in 1934 (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Carbon.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on September 21, 2014.
 
Revolutionary War Patriots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 8, 2020
3. Revolutionary War Patriots Marker
The marker is near the front of the Orthodox Cemetery.
Revolutionary War Patriots gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 8, 2020
4. Revolutionary War Patriots gravesite
Those who were mentioned on the marker have had modern headstones placed in recent years. This is part of the Nix/Judy Cemetery on the hilltop.
Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 8, 2020
5. Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Cemetery
Nix/Judy Cemetery (mentioned on the marker) is farther in the background on the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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