Near Creal Springs in Williamson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veterans
Benajah Gill was born in 1761. He enlisted in 1780 at Burlington, New Jersey where he was assigned to Col. Lee's Legion as a Dragoon. He traveled by ship to Charleston, South Carolina where he fought in the Battle of Monck's Corner against Banastre Tarleton's Dragoons. Gill fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. At Eutaw Springs, South Carolina he became ill. Later he was assigned duties as a scout. Gill was discharged in 1783. He and his wife Mary Bone subsequently moved to Franklin County, Illinois, where Gill died
Erected 2015 by the George Washington Endowment Fund and the Sons of the American Revolution (Illinois Society and Long Knives Chapters).
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1777.
Location. 37° 36.311′ N, 88° 46.097′ W. Marker is near Creal Springs, Illinois, in Williamson County. Memorial can be reached from Drake Road, half a mile east of Illinois Route 166. Memorial/marker is located in Drake Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21300 Drake Rd, Creal Springs IL 62922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Creal Springs (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Creal Springs Seminary (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Ft. Massac and Kaskaskia Trail (approx. 5.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 9.3 miles away); Carrier Mills Archaeological District (approx. 10 miles away); Cross Roads School (approx. 11.9 miles away); Route of General George Rogers Clark (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Creal Springs.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 25, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.