Six Revolutionary War veterans are known to be buried in Logan County, Illinois, They served in various capacities for various lengths of time in various locations during the American War of Independence. Then they went home and began the trek west, pioneers in the expanding nation they fought to create. Eventually, they came to Logan County. In most cases, they have descendants still living in the county as well as scattered around the country. The brief bios are collected information and should be verified.
JOHN DOWNING – Bowers Templeman
John Downing served in Pennsylvania before traveling to Ohio and then to Illinois with his extended family, arriving in Logan County in 1821. He bought land in Chester Township. He died December 18, 1838, and is buried at Bowers Templeman. His grave is marked with incorrect service. The correct service has now been proven by DNA.
HENRY KIME – Zion
Henry Kime was born in North Carolina. He served in the Chester County Militia in 1780, 1781 and 1782. He later lived in Indiana and was living with his daughter in Logan County when he died August 12, 1833. He is buried at Zion.
ABRAHAM LUCAS – Steenbergen
Abram/Abraham Lucas was a spy. He went from New Jersey, through Pennsylvania and Ohio, arriving in central Illinois by 1825 and in Logn County in 1828. He bought land in Lake Fork Township. He died July 22, 1841, and is buried at Steenbergen.
WILLIAM PATTERSON – Downing
William Patterson served in the Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania, lived in Ohio and came to Logan County. He died March 16, 1840, and was buried at Downing Cemetery. His grave does not have an official DAR marker.
HUMPHREY SCROGGIN – Steenbergen
Humphrey Scroggin was from South Carolina. He served at the Battle of Guildford Court House and was at the siege of Yorktown. He came with his family to Logan County, settling in Mt. Pulaski Township. There is a marked grave at Steenbergen but debate over whether the Revolutionary War veteran is actually buried there or at Carlyle.
JAMES TURLEY – Carlyle
James Turley was one of the first settlers of the area that became Logan County. He served three tours, the first time when he was 16 years of age. He was at the Battle of Germantown. He arrived in Logan County in 1820 and bought land in Mt. Pulaski Township. He died June 4, 1836, and is believed to be buried at Carlyle, originally known as the Turley Burial Ground.
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