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Revolutionary War Graves

One of the many activities of the Sons of the American Revolution is identifying and marking grave sites where Revolutionary War Patriots are buried.  WISSAR has determined that 41 Patriots were buried in Wisconsin, has visited graves sites, photographed markers, and obtained the GPS Coordinates of most of these grave sites. The actual burial locations of three or four Patriots are not known. Grave markers have not been located for them, but documentation has verified they were, in fact, buried in Wisconsin.

Harold Klubertanz, past president of the Nathaniel Ames Chapter, has been gathering information, visiting grave sites, and with help from other WISSAR and WSDAR members, collected photos of the grave markers.  Following is a list of the 41 Patriots buried in Wisconsin.  Grave marker photos, directions to cemeteries, and additional information about their military service have been included for these Patriots.   

Click on the Patriot's name to view additional information about him and a photo of his grave marker if available.

PHILIP ALLEN, Private, Col. Brewer's Massachusetts Regiment
Buried Mt Philip Cemetery, Allen's Grove, Walworth County

NATHANIEL AMES, Quartermaster, Connecticut Line
Buried Prairie Mound Cemetery, Oregon, Dane County

HENDRICK AUPAUMUT, Captain, Patterson's Mass Regiment
Buried Stockbridge Indian Cemetery, Kaukauna, Outagamie County

ROBERT BAILEY, Waggoner, Georgia Militia
Buried Shook’s Corner Cemetery, near Monticello, Green County

ABNER BARLOW, Private, New Hampshire Rangers
Buried Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha County

ELIADA BROWN, Private, Col Wait's Vermont Regiment
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Jefferson County

PHINEAS CADWELL, Corporal, Webb's Connecticut Line
Buried Yorkville Cemetery, Union Grove, Racine County

RUFUS CARVER, Private, Bigelow's Massachusetts Regiment
Buried Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine County

SALMON CHILD, Private, Col Willett's New York Regiment
Buried Honey Creek Cemetery, Rochester Township, Racine County

JOHN COLEMAN, Ranger, New York Rangers
Died in Southport (Kenosha) Racine, County (Grave site not located)

GEORGE DILL, SR, Private, former Hessian, New York Line
Died Milwaukee, Milwaukee County (Grave site not located)

JONATHAN ELKINS, Scout, Bailey's Vermont Regiment
Buried Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha County

ISRAEL FERRIS, Private, Mead's 9th Connecticut Militia
Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth County

JOHN GREENSLIT, Private, Connecticut State Troops
Buried Dellona Center Cemetery, near Reedsburg, Sauk County

NATHAN HATCH, Private, Francis' Massachusetts Regiment
Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Waukesha County

LEVI HOLCOMB, Private, Connecticut Continental Line
Buried Burnett Corners Cemetery, Dodge County

ANDREW HOWARD, Private, Jackson's 8th Massachusetts
Buried Oak Center Cemetery, Oakfield, Fond du Lac County

DAVID JANES, Private, Porter's Regiment. 5th Massachusetts Regiment
Buried Little Prairie Cemetery, Little Prairie, Walworth County

HELMONT KELLOGG, Private, Connecticut Militia
Buried Sylvania Cemetery, Kellogg's Corners, Racine County

JACOB KONKAPOT, Private, Patterson's Massachusetts Regiment
Buried Stockbridge Indian Cemetery, Kaukauna, Outagamie County

THOMAS LYON, Captain, Hunt's Rangers, New York Troop
Buried Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Walworth County

ANDREW LYTLE, Major, New York Militia
Buried Presbyterian Cemetery, Union Grove, Racine County

SAMUEL MITCHELL, Sgt, Smith's Virginia Troops
Buried Hillside Cemetery, Platteville, Grant County

JAMES MORGAN, Private, Evan's Virginia Troops
Buried Wauwautosa Cemetery, Wauwautosa, Milwaukee County

GERSHOM NOYES, Orderly Sgt, Rangers at Fort Ticonderoga
Believed buried Clyman Center Cemetery, Dodge County

DAVID PADDOCK, Private, Luddington's 7th New York Line
Died Liberty Corners, Salem Township, Kenosha County (Grave site not located)

ELI PIERCE, Private, Col Zippett's Rhode Island Minutemen
Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Whitewater, Walworth County

COOPER PIXLEY, Private, Col Willett's New York Troops
Buried Fort Winnebago Cemetery, Portage, Columbia County

ALEXANDER PORTER, Private, Willi's 3d Connecticut
Buried Fort Winnebago Cemetery, Portage, Columbia County

JAMES POWLIS, Captain, Colonel Louis and his New York Line
Believed to be buried in family plot in Oneida Holy Apostle Cemetery

ELISHA RAYMOND, Private, Rhode Island Militia
Buried Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine County

GEORGE REAMS, Private, Steele's Pennsylvania Militia
Buried Whig Cemetery, NW of Platteville, Grant County

SAMUEL ROGERS, SR, Private, Enos' Connecticut Regiment
Buried Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Winnebago County

LOT SEARCH, Private, Col. Beaver's New Jersey Troops
Buried Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine County

JOHN SHIRTLEFF, Private, Well's Co., Connecticut Militia
Died Milwaukee, Milwaukee County (Grave site not located)

AARON SMITH, Private, Marquis De Lafayette's Mass. Militia
Died Burlington, Racine County (Grave site not located)

STEPHEN TAINTER, Drummer, Bradley's 1st Vermont
Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Menomonie, Dunn County

AMOS THOMPSON, Private, McLellen’s Connecticut Line
Died Mukwonago, Waukesha County (Grave site not located)

DAVID WALDO, Private, Van Woert’s New York Militia
Buried Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan, Sheboygan County

EBENEZER WHITING, Private, Ward’s New York Regiment
Reported to be in Root River Cemetery, Racine County (Grave site not located)

JESSE WORDEN, Private, Col. Prentiss’ New York Troop
Died Granville, Milwaukee County (Grave site not located)

Click here for our Patriot Plaque page with information and photos of the bronze casting commissioned by WISSAR listing these veterans.


     Special thanks goes to all who have contributed to this effort.  Greatest appreciation goes to Robert Carroon who did the original work.  Without it we would have nothing.  Thanks also goes to SAR members Steve Michaels, Larry Kiggins, Charles O'Neil, George Brill, Bill Plummer, Jim Waid, Charles Larson, David Dean (our Webmaster and under whom this project was started); the ladies of the DAR -- State Regents Carol Orth and Beverly West, Jan VanLysel, Wilma Johnson, Patty Putnam; former SAR member Amory Moore, Dale Brasser of the Sons of Civil War Veterans, the Veteran Service Officers in many counties, the Research Libraries of the UW Whitewater, UW LaCrosse, UW Stout, UW Parkside and the many others who gave of their time and information, such as Monna Aldrich, Bob Felber, Archivist with the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society, who dedicate their lives to cemeteries.  Also a personal thanks to Kaitlin, Kayla and Kara Hanson who accompanied their grandfather when he had to re-photograph two graves due to a camera malfunction.  And, all the wonderful people met along the way.  Each and every one provided invaluable assistance to whatever we may have achieved. 
     In the event I have overlooked a name, I apologize. The oversight was not intended.

Harold Klubertanz
Chairman, Patriot Graves Committee
Past President, Nathaniel Ames Chapter SAR