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Wood River in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Revolutionary War Veterans

Honored Here in Vaughn Cemetery

 
 
Revolutionary War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 2, 2020
1. Revolutionary War Veterans Marker
Inscription.  Pvt. Anthony Alexander Harrison, son of Lovell and Hannah Sanford Harrison, enlisted in Capt. Lucas' CO in Feb 1781. He also served in Capt. Newsome's CO, and the CO commanded by his brother, Capt. Joseph Harrison, Col. Dick's Regt., Gen. Muhlenberg's command fought at Battle of Petersburg, Va., 25 Apr 1781.

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
Revolutionary War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 2, 2020
2. Revolutionary War Veterans Marker
Marker is under the flag.
white man to settle in the Wood River area, died 11 Oct 1821, Madison Co, IL.
 
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 SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list.
 
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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Village of Hartford
Vaughn Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, August 2, 2020
3. Vaughn Cemetery entrance
Revolutionary War Veterans marker is behind the American flag pallet
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Robert Pershing Wadlow (approx. 5.1 miles away); John Mason Peck (approx. 5.1 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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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