Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Patriots
Three Patriots and their wives are interred in blocks 12 and 13 on the hill north of this site.
Moses Broadwell (1764-1827). Served in 3rd New Jersey Reg't, Continental Army in 1780. The regiment saw action during the New York Campaign, and the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, and the Sullivan Expedition. Moses married Jane Broadwell in 1788. They had 12 children. In 1819 the Broadwells settled near Pleasant Plains, Illinois. In 1824, Moses constructed the Broadwell Inn. Abraham Lincoln stopped at the Inn as he traveled the circuit. Moses was buried on the family property and reinterred at Oakridge Cemetery in 1862.
Thomas Owsley, Sr. (1731-1796). Performed Patriotic Service by furnishing supplies for the Continental Army. Thomas married Mary Middleton (1730-1808) and had thirteen children. Two of his sons, William, and Thomas, Jr. were soldiers in Virginia Reg'ts. Both were buried at the Owsley plantation in Crab Orchard, Kentucky. In 1890 they were reinterred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Henry Owsley (1755-1811). Served as a Wagoneer in the Continental
Erected 2016 by Sons of the American Revolution, members of the Springfield SAR Chapter, and the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list.
Location. 39° 49.446′ N, 89° 39.312′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Memorial can be reached from Monument Avenue. Marker is on the grounds of Oak Ridge Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Monument Ave, Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); This Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); First Resting Place of Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temporary Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Ridge Cemetery's Original Entrance (about The Lincoln Descendants (about 400 feet away); Reconstruction and Renovation (about 400 feet away); Some Exterior Features (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on May 28, 2016.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.