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Madison County Revolutionary War Soldiers


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Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 27, 1912

Names of twenty four Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Madison County have been secured by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and will be put on a bronze tablet to be set up at the county seat during the county centennial celebration. It was stated today by Miss Amelia Flynn, secretary of the Alton chapter, that there may be more graves of Revolutionary heroes in the county, and if so, it is desired that notice be sent to her and their names will be placed on an added plate, when received and verified. The tablet is being paid for by the members of the Alton Chapter, D. A. R, and some descendants of the soldiers who live at Edwardsville, which has no such organization. The tablet will be inscribed as follows:

George Bridges
Daniel Brown
John Carnelison
Jesse Conway
Michael Deck
*Isaac Gillham
*James Gillham
*John Gillham
*Thomas Gillham Jr.
William Hall
Anthony A. Harrison
Benjamin Johnson
John Long
Eliju Mather
William McAdams
Gaius Paddock
Martin Pruit
Isham Randle
Richard Randle
Henry Revis
Francis Roach
Laban Smart
Henry Thornhill
Jaboz Turner


[*Thomas Gillham Sr. & 7 sons & 2 sons-in-law served in the Revolution War. Four of these sons are buried in Madison County.]

The above names were listed in the August 27, 1912 edition of the Alton Evening Telegraph. Other Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Madison County, and not included on the above list are:

Absalom Baker
William Biggs
William Collins
Samuel Hudson
George Prickett

[NOTE: The tablet was erected by the Ninian Edwards Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Alton, Illinois, and Descendants of These Patriots.
Edwardsville, Illinois. September 16, 1912.]




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