JONTHAN COLLOM was
born in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, Dec. 10, 1760, and served
as a musician in the war. In 1778 he was drafted for three
months to fight the British under Capt. Marpole and
Col. Dawling. In 1779 he was again drafted to serve in New
Jersey with Capt. Dowling and Col. George Smith. He
served both times as a musician and was paid as such. He again
served as a Minute Man. When Cornwallis was marching
through Virginia he again enlisted, but was taken sick and
thus prevented from being present at the final surrender.
After the close of the war he removed to Washington county,
Tennessee, where he made application for a pension. He came to
Illinois withhis son William, settling in Coles county, where
he died in the town of Charleston.
GEORGE COTTINGHAM was
a native of Maryland, where he served in the war. He removed
to Kentucky in early times, and in 1836 came to Coles county,
Illinois, and died in Charleston. He was a shoemaker by trade
and it is said he made boots for Washington. He died in 1860,
aged 100 years. "County History."
ELISHA HADDEN was
from North Carolina and served in the battle of King's Mountain and
was wounded in a battle with the Cherokee Indians. For three
months he lay in the fort helpless and was carried home to North
Carolina on a litter. He came to Illinois and resided in Coles
county, where he received a pension. He died there very aged.
JOSEPH FROST served
in the Virginia line of troops. After the war he came to
Illinois with his son and settled in Charleston, Coles county.
When 87 years of age he received a pension for his service in the
war. They came to Coles county in 1831.
JOHN HART was a
native of Virginia. He served with George Rogers
Clark in1776 before coming to Illinois, and was in several
battles with the Indians. He came to Illinois in 1826, coming
from Hardin county, Kentucky, first to Wayne county, then to Coles
County, Paradise township, where he died Nov. 19, 1833. He was
pensioned in 1831.
ISAAC KELLER was a
soldier under Col. George Rogers Clark. He was a
sergeant. He came to Coles county, Illinois, in 1820, where he
died. (The names of soldiers who served with George Rogers
Clark are to be found in the "William and Mary Quarterly" of
JOSEPH PAINTER was
born in New Jersey in 1744. He served in the North Carolina
troops, enlisting six times from 1777 to 1781, with Capts.
William Bateman, John Turnbull, James Robinson, and ........
Gillyfalls; under Cols. Bateman, Hugh Brevard, James
Armstrong and William Davidson. He was in the
battle of Ramsour's Mill and several skirmishes with the Indians.
He came to Illinois with his son and settled in the town of Hutton,
Coles county. He was pensioned in 1833. He lived to be
over 90 years of age.
JOHN PARKER was from
Virginia, where he served in the war in Capt. Buller Claiborne's
company, Col. Alexander Spottiswood's regiment, in 1777.
He came to Coles county, Illinois, to reside, and died there.
He was pensioned.
JAMES RYAN was a
native of Virginia and enlisted there under Capt. James
Calderwood, Feb. 28, 177, in the Eleventh and Fifteenth Virginia
troops, Col. Daniel Morgan. He came to Illinois,
settling in Coles county, where he was pensioned in 1831, aged 83
years. His place of burial is not known.
GRIFFIN TIPSOWARD was
born in Pennsylvania in 1755. He enlisted in the county of
Rowan, North Carolina, in 1755, serving in Gen. Griffith
Rutherford's brigade, with Co. _____ McKatty, Major Horn,
and Capt. Wm. Grimes. He was in the battle of Eutaw Springs
under Gen. Isaac Shelby; battle of Charleston under Col.
McKatty and Capt. John McGuire. He resided in
Kentucky and came from there to Coles county, Illinois, in 1810,
settling in Hutton township, where he died. "County History."