Wood River in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veterans
Honored Here in Vaughn Cemetery
Pvt. John Cornelison, born 1760 VA., son of Conrad Cornelison and Jemima Anney Todd, married Elizabeth Barlett, 1780 Rowan CO, N. Car. They had nine children, John served in N Car., in the companies of Capt. John Armstrong, Capt. Mathew Ramsey, Capt. Smith, Capt. Adolph Hedrick, Capt. Francis Cole, Capt. John Childs, and Capt. Jennings. He fought in the Battle of Stono Ferry, S. Carl, 20 Jun 1779. John and his family arrived in Madison Co, IL, in 1827. He moved to Greene Co, IL, where he died 25 Apr 1843.
John Rattan, born in N. Car., in 1747, son of William Wroten, married Mary Greene in Oct 1775. They had four boys and four girls. John served in the Continental Line, Capt. Robert Porter's troops of Tyron CO, N. Car., from 18 Nov to 30 Dec 1777. He and his family arrived in Madison Co, 1804. John Rattan, the first
Erected 2016 by Sons of the American Revolution (Genl George Rogers Clark Chapter).
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1781.
Location. 38° 52.49′ N, 90° 3.452′ W. Marker is in Wood River, Illinois, in Madison County. Memorial is on South Bellwood Drive (Illinois Route 111). Marker is located at Vaughn Cemetery, also known as Vaughn Hill Cemetery. There is a short unnamed road that leads to the cemetery, close to Vaughn Hill Church of Christ. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 692 S Bellwood Dr, Wood River IL 62095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethalto's Original Fire Bell (approx. 2.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Wann Railroad Disaster (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 3 miles away); Wanda Methodist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Culp Lane Park (approx. 3.4 miles away); Freedom Shrine (approx. 3½ miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away).
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on November 13, 2016, with Wood River mayor Frank Akers with members of the Sons of the American Revolution as featured speakers. One of John Rattan's descendants helped unveil the marker.
Also see . . . Vaughn Cemetery. Profile of one of Illinois' oldest cemeteries on Findagrave.com. Many victims of the Wood River Massacre are buried here. (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.