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Crete Cemetery, Will County, IL

William Hewes Rev War Marker Photo contributed by Tracy St. ClaireRevolutionary Soldier

William Hewes

1775- 1783

Placed by the Sauk Trail Chapter, D. A. R.

WILLIAM HEWES was born in Attlebury, Mass., in 1761, he enlisted in June 1780 serving five months under Captains Caleb Robinson and Nehemiah Houghton, with Col. George Reid in the New Hampshire troops. He came to Illinois to reside and died in Crete, Illinois, Will County in 1855.


William Hewes Rev War Marker Photo contributed by Tracy St. ClaireWilliam Hewes died June ?, 1855~~Aged 49years 2ms & 11da

other Revolutionary War Veterans buried in Will County, Illinois````All information provided by Tracy St. Claire. Thanks Tracy.

EBENEZER COLLINS was born in New York, he enlisted with Capt. Solomon Wadsworth in the 3d Company, 5th Regiment, called the Van Veghten Regiment. He came to Illinois settling in Will County. He is probably buried in Homer township.

JOHN COOK was born in Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, Dec. 25, 1761, enlisted Aug. 1776, serving two years in the companies of Capts. David Bates, Obadiah Kitchell, Elijah Squire, Benjamin Corey, William Ely, John Scudder, Levi Gardiner, Harrison Baldwin, Lewis Brant, and David Lyon with Colonels Benoni Hathaway, Ellis Cook, Sylvanus Seeley, and Moses Jacques, in the New Jersey troops. He came to reside in Will County, Illinois where he died near Joliet, Oct. 24, 1837 and is buried in Oakwood cemetery, Joliet.

CHARLES DENNEY was a native of New York, born in Pauldingstown, Dutchess County, Dec. 25, 1759; he enlisted in the summer of 1777, and served nine months under Captains' Noah Wheeler and Seth Wheeler with Colonel Roswell Hsopkins in the new York troops. he came to Will County, Illinois, settling near Joliet where he died Aug. 6, 1839, aged 79 years an dis buried at Mokena, Will County.


The photos on this page were contributed by Tracy St. Claire. Thank you so very much Tracy! I love to pay tribute to our American Veterans and especially to the ones who fought in the American Revolutionary War because without them we would not even have the country we have today. I am also saying many Thanks to this fellow for  his patriotism.

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