Union Grove in Racine County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Revolutionary War Veteran
Revolutionary War patriot Phineas Cadwell was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 28, 1757. In 1776, at age 19, he enlisted with the 18th Regiment, Connecticut Militia. Cadwell was discharged with the rank of Corporal on March 6, 1780.
In 1801, they moved to New York where he farmed and taught school until, at age 70, he became blind. Eleanor died in 1841 and nine years later, at age 93, Phineas moved to the Town of Yorkville in Wisconsin.
In 1856, Cadwell was given a government land grant of 160 acres in recognition of his war service. He died the next year
Erected 2004 by Wisconsin State Historical Society, Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Direct Descendents of Corporal Cadwell. (Marker Number 491.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and the Wisconsin Historical Society series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1786.
Location. 42° 40.382′ N, 88° 3.022′ W. Marker is in Union Grove, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street (U.S. 45) half a mile south of Durand Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 11). Marker is located to the rear of the Union Grove Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union Grove WI 53182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schaefer Mammoth Site (approx. 3˝ miles away); Yorkville #4 School (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 5 miles away); Brass Ball Corners (approx. 8 miles away); Green Bay Road (approx. 9 miles away); Skunk Grove Old Muskego (approx. 10.9 miles away); Cordelia A.P. Harvey (approx. 11.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on April 2, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.